Weekender with Wanda – Taylored Expressions Cupcakes!
Hi friends! Welcome back to the latest edition of Weekender with Wanda here on the Simon Says Stamp Blog! Happy Weekend! What do you have planned for this fine Fall weekend? I hope you have a great one! I’ll be stamping all weekend and I’m so excited to spend time in my studio. I was traveling with my husband last week, and I missed two things – stamping, and my kitty cat! So you know where to find me!
Today I’m sharing two cards made with awesome stamps and dies from one of our favorite companies – Taylored Expressions! Taylored Expressions has a line of two and three layer stamps (with matching dies) that make the most gorgeous projects. Don’t you love layered stamping?? CLICK HERE to see the TE Simply Stamped Line. There are flowers, pineapples, leaves and pinecones. For today’s cards I used the Simply Stamped Cupcakes, the matching dies and the gorgeous TE Sprinkles Embossing Folder! One of my cards has a fun and interesting twist! You’ll see!
First up is a bright and happy Birthday Card! I started with a cream card base cut and folded to A2 size. I later layered the polka dot paper over the card base (save this step until the vellum is done). Next I used cream cardstock to stamp and die cut all of the images: The cupcake base, cupcake top, and cherry. I also used cream cardstock for my embossed layer. The TE embossing folders are a dream – perfect impression the first time, and every time. I like this one because it’s subtle, but it definitely says ‘celebrate!’
I stamped the images in ink colors to match the polka dot papers. That’s why I always choose my patterned paper first! This photo really shows the three layers of stamping on the cupcake top. I used three shades of pink and it’s so fabulous when it’s all done! The cupcake base was stamped in two shades of blue – again to match the paper. I added bits of glitter to all the elements. the matching dies makes the project come together so easily!
For the sentiment I used my Simon Says Stamp Clear Ink Pad and Simon Says Stamp Gold Embossing Powder and stamped onto a strip of the new SSS Vellum paper. When you heat emboss on vellum, it can be kind of tricky. The paper is essentially coated in plastic, so it melts fast, and it also wrinkles. When I’m ready to heat emboss on vellum I hold my heat tool away from me and let it get really hot (basically I let it come up to full temperature). Then I do quick blasts of heat over the image and move the heat tool quickly. The very second it melts, stop! Keep doing quick blasts of heat until it’s all done. Okay, so I am totally speaking from experience here!!
Here’s a good close up of the Sprinkles Embossing Folder impression.
The cupcake is mounted to the card using foam squares. The vellum was wrapped around the paper layers for a clean finish. I like how this card has sort of a retro feeling to it because of the colors.
So, this next cupcake card has a fun twist! It’s a spooky Halloween cupcake! After I finished making the first card, I thought it would be fun to make another one – using the same exact card layout, but with different colors, papers and inks! I had some of my Halloween crafting supplies on my desk….and this idea came to me! So I stamped the cupcake in grey and orange and then made a creepy green cherry for the top! The awesome striped paper is from Doodlebug!! I used the bats and small sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Ghostly Greetings stamp set to add some scary accents! BOO!
The Simply Stamped Cupcakes stamp set has an awesome sprinkles stamp in it! I stamped the sprinkles in black on top of the orange icing! For the orange part I used two shades of ink instead of three. That’s part of the fun and versatility of the stamp set. Use one, two or all three layers of stamping!
For this card, I used bright white cardstock for everything. Then I heat embossed my sentiment in Simon Says Stamp Silver Embossing Powder instead of gold.
Thanks for spending part of your weekend here with us at Simon Says Stamp! Happy Crafting!
SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the SWEET Cards and the Designs!! HANKS for sharing and have a FABULOU WEEKEND!! =)
Yummy and cute cupcake cards!
It looks absolutely delectable! Gorgeous!
Fabulous cards Wanda!
I love the gorgeous colours on both of these cards! Oh dear! More on the “never ever gonna end” wish list!! lol!!
I love those layer stamps. Hard to believe those cards were from the same stamp!
I think all of the cupcakes on today’s blog look so yummy.
I love both of these cards! It’s so cool how different they look by switching up the papers, ink and sentiments :)
I love to make cup cakes, you gave me another great idea for my snail mail friends.
Great. Now I want a cupcake!
Never would have thought of using the stamp for Halloween. Thanks.
Deliciously wonderful cards.
These look so, so yummy!
Such a sweet cupcake card!
I love these cards! The stamp layering is incredible on these cupcakes. The Halloween one is so cool with those colors!
I love the pink cupcake! It’s fabulous!
Love the layered stamp cupcakes! Beautiful cards!
Fantastic cards, so cheerful and with such a versatility of designs! :-)
Great cards! Who doesn’t love cupcakes .
Thanks for the great post!!
I always love your use of bright colours! And combined with so many techniques makes each card a little artwork!
SO SWEET and TASTY too – Thank You for sharing :)
oh my—what fabulous cards!
Wow – these are so lovely! They look so realistic!
Love the Halloween cupcake
Wow!! Really love that layered cupcake!! I am a pushover for any layered stamp set…makes you look like a real artist!! Both cards are so cute, love the paper you used on both of them!
YUM!! Super SWEET cards!
I love the cupcake stamp set. It would make great birthday cards.
Wanda, these are SO adorable! Love that fun cupcake, and your design is just totally fabulous and versatile and fun! Leave it to you to show us an adorable Halloween cupcake! LOVE these!
I want a cupcake!
Love these cards! Love the stamp set!
OMG!!!! I want a cupcake now!!! Such adorable cards!!! Love them!!!
OH my.. These cupcake cards are absolutely darling!!!
What vibrant cards! Love the whimsical cupcake for a birthday card :)
WOW… WOW… WOW! Those cupcakes look so YUMMY! LOVE the colors.
What a beautiful and sweet creation!
Love how the frosting looks on the cupcake.
Oh my!! Your cupcakes look good enough to eat!! YUMMY! TFS!
Love the cupcake stamps and great cards!
Wow, love this stamp, and you have showcased just how well it works beautifully! Love the layers of creamy icing and the hint of sparkle you added!
Wow, Wanda! I love what you’ve done with these cupcake items. Fabulous!
They all look yummy to me!
Oh my goodness,those cupcakes are so scrumptious! I love the Halloween one!
What yummy inspiration, Wanda! Love the colors and the sparkles.
Changing the colour of the icing and cupcake really changes the look of the card! Love the Halloween look!
This is one of the best cupcake stamps I’ve seen. So fun!
Love that Haloween cupcake. Sweet. I will be re looking at some of my stamps. Thanks for the jumpstart
Hi Wanda, they look yummy enough to eat! I love the sprinkle background and your little glittery touches. Perfect colors for the Halloween cupcake, even down to the black sprinkles. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.