Monday, March 14, 2011

Add-on Week, Part 1

The cupcake add-on sketch is perfect for creating unique birthday cards or invitations. The cupcake can be constructed in so many different ways that you could use the sketch again and again and end up with a different looking cupcake each time. Creative Team members Carolyn and Jill prove that with the adorable birthday cards they created using the cupcake add-on sketch.

Add-on Sketch #3

You can download and print this sketch by clicking on the add-on sketches link found under the "printable sketches" tab on the right sidebar.

"Wishes" card by Carolyn Wolff
Supply List - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; Fabric: Unknown, from local store; Ribbon: Offray; Button: BasicGrey; Floss: We R Memory Keepers; Sentiment: Clear sticker from dollar store; Die-Cut: Nestabilities; Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug; Ink: Ranger Distress Ink, Vintage Photo

I think the Add-On sketches are some of my favourite to work with. They really challenge me to do something different.

Here are my variations on the sketch:

Variation #1 – Instead of using the lines on the cupcake wrapper, I used an embossing folder from Cuttlebug and gave my wrapper a unique design instead.

Variation #2 – I used fabric instead of paper to create the top of my cupcake. I added stitching to the circles to fasten them to my card.

Variation #3 – I left off the cherry and added a matching button with floss tied through the holes.

Variation #4 – I tied a piece of ribbon around the base of my cupcake and added another fabric circle to the center of the knot.

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"Happy Birthday" card by Jill Sarginson
Supply list - Patterned Paper: October Afternoon, Jillibean Soup, Fancy Pants, Bella Boulevard, Scenic Route; Alphabets: Carolee's Creations; Tools: Fiskars Scallop Sentiment border punch, Creative Memories circle punches, Creative Memories circle cutting system; Twine: Jillibean Soup; Ink: Vibrance; Buttons: Unknown

I used this add-on sketch for a card as the cupcake was perfect for an upcoming birthday! This sketch allowed me to use all scraps, I love when that happens!!!


dawn said...

Everybody loves cupcakes, how cute is this idea. I love both the cards, especially the colors on both. Great job ladies.

Þorbjörg said...

Awesome cards!

Nicole said...

So sweet! I'm definitely use this as inspiration for some upcoming birthday cards i have to do! Thanks!!!

scarthur said...

Love all of the colors and love the circles that make up the cupcakes! Great job!! :)

mustangkayla said...

Cute cards!

connie said...

cute cards! love the cupcake.

reen said...

FUN, fun cards! I love them both.

Lisa G. said...

Great the vibrant colors!