Celebration Cupcakes

It's going to be another exciting day today for us English sports wise- celebrating the Lions Rugby Victory yesterday, Andy Murray in the Wimbledon Tennis Finals and Lewis Hamilton in great position in the German Grand Prix.

To add to the excitement my daughter #3's little friend Olivia is celebrating her 4th birthday! And here's our offering ...

I've used this card to showcase all the new Stampin Up In Colours - Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantalupe, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar - all of which can be purchased as inks, stampin write markers, cardstock, ribbon & refill inks. Such wonderful summer colours :)

I used strawberry slush as my base card and then cut a tag shape (from the now sadly retired but I can't let go of it Two Tags die ;)) in coastal cabana which has wonderful faux stitching around the edges. The scallop trim border punch (118402 £14.25) was used to shape the the pistachio pudding card. 

The cupcake was stamped from the Create a Cupcake stamp set (w 128520 £20.95, c 121982 £16.95) and then punched with the Cupcake Builder punch (121807 £15.50) saving lots of time on fussy cutting! The cake case & cherry was stamped in Strawberry Slush and the cake top in Baked Brown Sugar with the bow in Coastal Cabana.

I used Notable Alphabet (w 132047 £41.95, c 126357 £33.95) for Olivia's name along with the heart and flower stamps also in the Create a cupcake set. 

The tag is tied with some crochet lace trim (118481 £6.25 for 4.6m) and the last of my In colour Pool Party designer brads from 2011-2012 stash.

The number 4 is cut from some Soho Subway papers featured yesterday in my Starburst technique card.

And here's the gift ...

I also stamped inside the card and on the envelope to match - my daughter made a bit of a spelling mistake with the name but it simply adds to the charm I think!

The flowers on the gift wrap were some left over from this card - I keep everything for "just in case"! The whole ensemble was then tied with Wisteria Wonder bakers twine and off we go!

Popping into Cute daisy may - let's get girly challenge, Creative craft challenges #13 - faux stitching, Charisma cards #26 - lace, crafts for eternity #131 - faux stitching, Ladybug Crafts - age birthday.

See you again tomorrow with another patriotic creation ready for the expected & imminent birth of our Royal baby later this week :)