I know I use cupcakes a LOT but isn't everyone thse days? They are everywhere and each one is cuter than the last. The colors are so delicious, it is no wonder we all love to eat them, stamp them, scrap them, and color them...A LOT! Right? Well, no mystery why I chose a cupcake paper for my "comfort card" I guess. I absolutely LOVE the trend of cupcakes. I have always loved cupcakes! I was paper piecing them on pages long before there was a plethora of cupcake images to choose from. I know the card is about as simple as it can be. When I finished, my first thought was BORING. As cardmakers, we have all done work that was a lot more innovative and exciting. I decided that this card had it's purpose and it stood up to the call with pride. When someone, my friend or family member who is having a birthday, opens this little ditty, they won't look at it and say, "What? No new papers? No new edge punch border? What the heck sketch is this? I wanted something more exciting!" They probably don't make cards themselves and hopefully, they will look at it and think that I set out to make them something a little more special than a $0.99 Shoebox Greeting from Walmart. Which I did. I'm hoping at that point simple will cease to matter. ;-)
Papers- Doodlebug Cuppycakes & Sundae Stripe; DCWV pink, blue, yellow. Stamps- SU Crazy for Cupcakes. Inks- Graphite Brilliance. Tools- Marvy 1 3/8in scalloped circle punch; EK buckle punch; EK 1 1/4in circle punch. Embellishments- MM pastel yellow dyed buttons. Pens- Tombow 703; Copic (Y21, Y13, B14, E31). Font- Johanne's Hand 20pt bold.
Edited to add: I am away from my home so the photo of today's card was not taken in my regular "bright spot" with great light and also, I was unable to edit my photo in my normal program so it is a little dim and blurry. I apologize!