Saturday, October 21, 2017

Sweet Greetings Christmas Cupcake

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog. It's a beautiful Saturday here in Pittsburgh.

My plans for today are to spend the day in my craft room but don't know if that will work out. I want to go over my son's for a visit.

Tomorrow there is a baby shower at church. Our church is associated with a local Crisis Pregnancy Center and we are having a shower for a young woman who chose life for her unborn baby.

It's a sad situation because her parents threw her out of the house when she wouldn't have an abortion. She lives with an aunt now. But when she had a sonogram and saw the baby within her she couldn't have an abortion. The pregnancy center contacted our church and asked us to host a shower for her. There are 50 women from the church that are coming. I am excited to be a part of blessing her.

Now onto my card for today. This one I created for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz blog. I used a new die Christmas Tree Cupcake, for my sample card. I wanted to show a card that would be easy to mass produce using this new die. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Step 1: Since this is a Christmas cupcake, I knew I was going to use red and green for the cupcake itself. So I checked my cardstock and patterned papers for a Christmas theme of red and green. I found this dotted paper that I thought would look good as a background. Dots and stripes always work for me for Christmas.
Step 2: Once I had the shades of red and green chosen, I was ready to cut my cupcake image.  As with all CottageCutz dies, this has such amazing detail and just so cute.
Step 3: I wanted to have the cupcake framed inside a circle die. I used the Nested Stitched Doily die and cut in the cherry red cardstock. I also used the stitched circle die (3rd largest) as a layering piece and cut this in kraft cardstock.

 I adhered the circles together with double sided tape and then stamped my "Sweet Greetings"sentiment.
Step 4: I started the assembly of my card. I decided that I wanted to break up all the dots on the background panel. So, I used a 3/4" x 4 1/8" piece of the green cardstock and layered some kraft ribbon over that.  It will be just enough once my circles are layered on top.
Attached the cupcake to the circles with dimensional adhesive.  There are little circle ornaments that are part of this die that I forgot to attach earlier. I cut them in white, green and red cardstock. I scattered the extras on the image panel for added interest.
To complete my card, I attached the image panel to the red card base. I thought it just needed something else so I added a small bow made with the kraft ribbon. It finished my card off nicely.
Well, Blogger Friends - that's it for me for this post. So until next time...........God bless.
Dies I used to create card:

I am also entering:
1.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has an anything goes challenge with ribbon.
2.  Winter Wonderland has a Christmas Flowers challenge. My cupcake has a poinsettia image.
3 C.R.A.F.T. has a Christmas challenge.
4.  A Snowflakes Promise has an anything goes challenge.


  1. very nice. Guest Designer Trimmies Craft Challenge Have a great day

  2. lovely christmas card and thanks for sharing at Craft this week and good luck in the draw

  3. Hi Mary! This is SO pretty, and I love the ribbon. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Karen L
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  4. That is one fancy cupcake and a super sweet card! You do such wonderful things with those dies!!
    I love that your church gives baby showers to people in need! What a wonderful way to share God's love!!

  5. This is a really sweet card and a great addition to our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Hugs from Ginny at POlly's Paper Studio.



Related Posts with Thumbnails