eat dessert first…

Hello there!  Today I’m playing over at the CAS-ology blog where they’ve posted a challenge to make cards with a dessert theme….

Week 56 - Dessert

Since I’ve been laying off the literal desserts, I thought it would be fun to make a card showcasing something sweet. I think my favorite  part is enjoying the “cuteness” without the calories!

I chose to use the Hey Cupcake stamp set from A Muse|Studio for my delicious creation…


The base card is in blush with a panel of slate as the mounting for the image. I was able to work completely out of my scrap paper system for this card!  I found a scrap of sugar card stock and stamped the cupcake wrapper in Memento Tuxedo Black ink since I was planning to color it in with Copic markers, and chose grapefruit ink for the frosting color.

“When I color something, with any type of marker
or water brush, if I’m also planning to cut it out,
I always color it first, then cut it out.”

I used RV02, RV11 and RV14 to color the frosting wrapper and Y11 and Y13 for the little peek of cupcake under the frosting. I cut out the wrapper and frosting pieces and attached them to each other with tape runner and then to the slate panel with foam squares.

The sentiment is from Say It With Style and I added a little bling with two pink sparkle stickers on each side of the sentiment. I hope you’ll pop over to CAS-ology today and have a little fun with this challenge, too… submission ends Sunday at 4PM!


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Thanks so much!





  1. How simple and lovely. I love that you made the cupcake separate from the frosting….nice touch!! Your color combos are just wonderful honey!! XXOO

  2. Hi Kristine! A cupcake card like that would make my day, ANY day! Cute use of colors!

  3. Love the light pink and the Kraft piece with the sweetly whip frosted cupcake!


    Thanks for joining us this week in the sweet DESSERT Cue -hope to see you again and again!!

  4. This is a lovely clean layout with great, bold colours! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  5. What a gorgeous cupcake! Love your colour combo. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology