Cupcake Inspirations Color Challenge 300

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

I'm back with another Paper Sweeties card for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 300. Today's challenge is a color challenge.


The colors in this challenge are chartreuse, white, and pool, but I added in some pink just so I could use these sweet Cotton Candy Straws. I also used the Party Time and Bloom & Grow stamp sets and cut them with the Party Time and Sweeties Wagon Sweet Cuts die sets. The flowers were colored with Copics, and I did a little shading on the plaid cake with Copics, also. Blueberry Baker's Twine adorns the "Happy" banner, on which I hand-wrote the letters using gel pens. For sparkle, I added Green Apple Sequins.
Inside the card, I used the Pretty Posies stamp set and coordinating Pretty Posies Sweet Cuts die set to cut the flower and leaves. Rather than cutting the leaves from the green paper, I just cut them out of the white layer so that the green paper showed through, then after adhering the negative die cut white layer over the green paper, I stamped the leaf onto the green plaid paper, and glued the pink flower over them. 

I left the inside of the card blank so that I can use it for any "Happy" occasion, but my daughter hinted that for her next birthday, she'd really, really like to have this card, so I suspect it will end up being a birthday card. ;) 

Congratulations, Cupcake Inspirations!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations 300th Challenge Celebration: Color Inspiration
Viva la Verve February 2015 Week 3 Sketch Challenge
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Just a Hint of Clover
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #113: Anything Goes
Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Lucky
Fresh Brewed Designs March 3 Challenge: 1 Image + 1 Sentiment
The Paper Players - Laurie's Theme Challenge PP234: Think Spring

~Hugs,

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22 comments :

Olga Direktorenko said...

I just love this happy spring card and pennants look gorgeous! Need to make some myself... :)

Deborah Anton said...

Gorgeous Cheryl! Love the feminine feel!! Wish we had the warm weather you had yesterday! 2 more days of cold wet weather!

Michelle said...

OMG!!!!
Cheryl, this is drop dead gorgeous!!!

Conniecrafter said...

very cute, love the straws holding up the banner!

Maria said...

Beautiful inside and out, Cheryl! Love the cake and use of straws! And, awesome way to do the sentiment...so pretty!

Stacey Schafer said...

what a sweet card, Cheryl!

Mynn Kitchen said...

Cheryl, this is TOTALLY darling!!! LOVE the fun use of straws and I adore the inside, too! Welcome to the team!!! Sorry I'm late to the party! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

artful-notions said...

So stinkin' cute, Cheryl! Love the whole look you created! That bg is one I have to add to my stash!

laurie said...

This is so cute, and I love the way you finished the inside!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is such a sweet little card! I love the "Happy" sentiment and how you spelled it out with pennant flags. I also love the detail with the sequins and how you added blue to the "Happy" letters. Such a clever use of straws, too! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Sandy said...

Super Cute card! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations 300th Challenge!
Sandy, DT Sweetie

Teresa Kline said...

hello! sweet card, luv the design! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Leslie Miller said...

So cute, Cheryl! I love how you did the double layer banner, and those sequins are super adorable. Love the gingham posy inside, too. Such a darling and happy card!

Nance E Salkeld said...

Such a wonderfully sweet card! Love all the textures and patterns. Love the patterned cake! So glad you are playing along with us and Paper Sweeties is sponsoring our 300th challenge!

Nina Dee said...

Such a cute card! I love how you've added those paper straws to "hold up" the bunting! So cute! We're so thrilled to have Paper Sweeties be a part of our 300th Challenge Celebration. Thanks for joining in all the fun! :)

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a lovely card! :)

Alycia said...

What a lovely card! Thank you so much for helping us celebrate our 300th challenge!! -Alycia

Jinny Newlin said...

Too fun! Love that plaid cake to bits, and your banner is fantastic! And you finished off the inside to boot! Such a beautiful creation!

JLJ Designs said...

Love the little sign posts with the happy banner! Thank you for playing along as a Guest Sweetie for our 300th challenge at Cupcake Inspirations.

Happy Crafting!
Jen (JLJ Designs)
My Blog

Indy said...

Oh those straws are such a wonderful addition! Also love the banner! I am so excited Paper Sweeties is one of our wonderful sponsors and that you shared your amazing talent with us!
Hugs,
Debbie, DT Sweetie

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a fun design! Thank you for sharing at THE cURTAIN cALL!

Eva Ng said...

Such a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations & being one of the sponsors. - Eva -