Artiste Cupcake for FMS #44

Time for a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches! I pulled myself away from making 3-D projects with the new Cricut Artiste Collection to bring you a card.  I have to admit...I seriously thought about trying the sketch out on a purse though!  Here is the original sketch design-
My card is created with the new Clementine paper packet, which is featured in the new Fall/Winter 2012 Idea Book by Close To My Heart.  My cupcake was cut with the new Artiste cartridge.

 Design Tips-I cut the cupcake in Colonial White and then sponged on Chocolate Ink to mimic chocolate cake.  I cut the wrapper out of a coordinating Clementine paper.  I cut the icing out of the small floral print Clementine paper to mimic sprinkles.  After cutting, I applied a thin layer of Pearl Paint to mimic frosting.  For my candle, I rolled bakers twine around a toothpick.  My cupcake is mounted on foam tape to accommodate the candle and add dimension to the card.

The stamp set shown here is included in the Cricut Artiste Collection.  All supplies by Close To My Heart:

Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection-Avail 8/1
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
D1514 Just A Number 
X7156B Clementine Paper Packet-Avail 8/1
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
Z2111 Chocolate Ink
Z1039 Pearl Paint
Z1702 Paradise Baker's Twine

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
ABC Challenge - T for two (2 circles)
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Inspiration (Cupcakes)
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Going Round in Circles
Secret Crafter -Food and Drink

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope to see your creations over at Freshly Made Sketches!


  1. So cute Allisa, love the DPs on this fun cupcake!!

  2. what a gorgeous creation and just perfect for our challenge at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, thank you for joining us this week
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have candy if you are interested :)

  3. Wonderful!!! I LOVE cupcakes! :) Love the colors and the mix of patterns on this! I also love that twine candle! So creative!!!

  4. I love this take on the sketch and I love how you've made that great candle! Fab card!

  5. Love the paper piecing on this one Allisa and that super cute candle. Beautiful card! Hugs!

  6. beautiful card, lovely cupcake and colors ..thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  7. I love the warm, vintage look of your card. And of course, who wouldn't love a cupcake as yummy as this!

  8. Cool card. The candle is brilliant!

  9. Hi Allisa! Brilliant use of baker's twine!

  10. Yummy card! The colors and cupcake are just perfect.

  11. Gorgeous card, love the papers and that yummy cupcake. Thank you for joining us at The Abc challenge. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi x

  12. Beautiful card - love the papers you've used!
    Thanks for playing at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  13. Cute card! nice colors and d/p's
    TFS with us at Cupcake Inspirations.

  14. I love how you've used a cupcake for the second circle. Gorgeous paper choices, too. Ann Y.

  15. Simply gorgeous .... love that cupcake, but how awesome is that candle ... wow, love your creativity!!!

  16. Hi Allisa, thank you so much for you kind comment on my blog for this challenge. Your cupcake card is so great too. Hugs, Bev


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