Monday, January 24, 2011

perfectly punched cupcakes!


Hi all!  Did you guys have a nice weekend?  I have to say we had a great weekend!  We had beautiful weather and we also got to hang out with my sister-in-law, brother-in-law and nieces for the weekend.  They came down for a visit and we had lots of fun.  We went down to see the tidepools by my house and then we even had some time for crafting, which is always a bonus.  I just wish we had an extra day!  Oh well...we did have fun.  Now it's time to kick off the new week.  Remember the other day when I mentioned I'd share the tip on how to to be more paper efficient with the new Build a Cupcake Punch (and can also be applied to the Blossom Petals Punch, too!).  Applying this handy technique ensures you make perfectly punched cupcakes!  Here's what you need to do:
Here's a picture of how the stamped images align with your punch:
Isn't that cool?  Now here's another look at the cards I created with my cupcakes.  I made a stepped up version with the ribbon, as well as a simpler, easy to mail version without ribbon...Either way, I don't think you can go wrong!:


What do you think?  Aren't these fun?  I love this sweet color palette - so girly and preppy, too!  Here's the recipe for you:
{Punchy Cupcakes!}
*Stamp Set: Something to Celebrate {Occasions Mini Catalog Hostess Level 2 Set}, Create a Cupcake
*Cardstock: Pretty In Pink, Filled With Love DSP Bundle, Whisper White
*Inks: Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz
*Accessories: Build a Cupcake Punch, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die, Certainly Celery Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Springtime Vintage Buttons, Hemp Twine
It's your turn to give it a try!  I think you'll have fun making these perfect cupcakes - I know I did.  Hope you have a fantastic week.  Oh...don't forget...Sale-a-bration starts tomorrow!  WooHoo! 


16 comments:

~amy~ said...

Rose, these are all so very SWEET!

Romaine said...

these are adorable!

Andrea said...

Beautiful cards.

kay said...

Hi, Rose! This is brilliant! Thanks for sharing this technique! I will never have to have a hard time punching out parts and wasting some pieces! Thanks for the tip!!!

Maria said...

Thanks for the tip. I hate wasting paper too! btw, love your cards!

~Olga said...

Beautiful cards, Rose!!! OXOX ~Olga

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Super cute cards Rose and LOVE LOVE that tip and tutorial:) Thanks
Talk soon!
Norma

Windy Robinson said...

Super cute!

Jane said...

Adorable! LOVE them all!

Mira said...

You're a genius! Thanks for sharing this great idea and the adorable cards. =)

Marika Lemay démonstratrice Stampin'Up! said...

Great idea, Rose! TFS!!!

Staying Crafty said...

I love the cards, and what a fantastic tip about the punch too :)

Natka said...

They are very tasty!

TIONYA said...

Awesome punch idea!! I love the card but love how you lined up the stamp for the punch!! You rock!
Tionyalynn at yahoo dot com

Yvonne Russell said...

Love these cupcakes... gorgeous cards.

sweet craf-tea chick said...

ohmygosh rose, these cupcake cards are super adorable!! thanks for sharing :)! *hugs* steph :)