What better way to calm yourself than by eating a cupcake, right?!  Today I am sharing this labor of love, well- really just a labor!  It took me almost all day to create this card…  I had something much more grand in mind but every time I attempted my vision it got harder and fought with me more.  With it almost 110 degrees outside, the heat and the humidity and my frustration got the best of me.  Sometimes you are just destined to create something more simplistic, no?
I used my classic ink and my NEW CHEVRON embossing folder to create the background paper, then I went back and colored in the white space using my markers.  The colors I used were Pacific Point, Poppy Parade, So Saffron, and Basic Grey (courtesy of ColourQ).  I used the template for the card provided by Paper Players, and the PARTY THEME thanks to Friday Mash Up. I created the wide band using my ARGYLE embossing folder and some So Saffron paper.  I took my orange Sharpie to color the rhinestones to resemble Poppy… it’s as close as I could get.
I love the little cupcake images from this HOSTESS EXCLUSIVE stamp set, unfortunately it is currently unavailable- but check out all the other exclusive sets available to only hostesses! Try to incorporate a technique that you haven’t tried before- it is very liberating when you see the results!!
Here’s what I used for this project:
Ink, Markers & Paper: So Saffron, Pacific Point, Poppy Parade, Basic Grey, Whisper White
Big Shot: Chevron & Argyle Embossing Folder
Punches: 2-3/8″ scallop circle, 2-1/2″ circle punch
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  1. This card is sure to brighten anyone’s day with all those fun bright colors! I just love the three cupcakes above the greeting! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup challenge!

  2. Such a fun card! I love what you did with the chevron embossing folder! Great color combo. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!

  3. I love your fun card, Erin, yes, I love cupcakes as well! Love the way you used your chevrons and the colors. Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your card.

  4. Well all your hard work paid off because this card has a great look! The chevrons look so cool colored! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

  5. Wow, Erin, I can’t even imagine what your grand idea must have been, because this card is pretty remarkable! You really went the extra mile coloring those chevrons with awesome colors. Great job. Thanks for playing at The Friday Mashup!

    Sheri (guest designer)

  6. What a fun way to use the Chevron Embossing Folder! And I love how you only used part of the stamp set — those cupcakes look awesome in multi colors! Thanks for playing at ColourQ!

  7. Well hello Erin!! I always love your work, so this is nothing new! You are always thinking outside the box! I have tried this with my Chevron folder and can’t get it to work. My new pads are just too juicy! But, I like the idea of coloring them in! Awesome as always! Thanks so much for playing along this week at The Friday Mashup!!

  8. Wow, you’ve really done great with the different textures and colours on your card – and those sweet little cupcakes are adorable! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup!

  9. Such a fun creation—you have more patience than I do with the chevrons!!! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

  10. OMG Erin, you are a nut. I would never have enough patience to do that. Love your card! Wonderful! Hugs, Bev

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