Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Add-on Week, Part 3

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After staring at my sad, plain, undecorated kitchen I thought that maybe, just maybe, if I made some fun decor for the kitchen I would want to spend more time in there. I love baking and if I had the time I would do it all the time. Everyday cooking, not so much. This cupcake sketch was just what I needed to create a frame and add a little cuteness to my kitchen.

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.


"Cupcakes Make People Happy" frame by Allison Davis
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Fonts: CK Carolyn (cupcakes, happiness) and Century Gothic (cupcakes, make people happy); Patterned paper: October Afternoon; Frame: unknown

I stayed pretty true to the sketch for this project. The measurements are all the same as suggested on the sketch. The only thing I changed was the "wrapper". Instead of adding hand stitching to it, I folded pleats in it and then sanded the tops of them to expose the white core.

What appears to be wrinkled paper in the frame is actually the reflection of the striped shirt I was wearing when I took the pictures. Not getting a glare on the glass was a challenge!

Here's a closer look:


I wish I could remember where I first saw the "cupcakes make people happy" quote. I remember reading it and thought that is so true!

I created the cupcake quote with a combination of two of my favorite fonts. The font that I used for "cupcakes" and "happiness" didn't come with the hearts on the ends. I added those to the tail of the letters myself for a fun little finishing touch. 
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16 comments:

Linda said...

This is so cute. You are so talented.

dawn said...

This is the cutest idea!! I love the quote and that you added little hearts to it. The cupcakes are fun colors and would look good in my kitchen too. Thank you for this cute idea!!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Great job and now you have personalized art for your space, that is best part!

Kapoor's said...

Love this!!! I think I may have to make one for a friend who loves cupcakes!

Laura J said...

So stinkin' cute! This would dress up any kitchen!

Jody B. said...

This is so super cute. And the quote is so true. I just might have to do one for my kitchen too!!!

COScraps said...

That is way to cute! Love how you folded and sanded instead of stitching. What a great great idea. Thanks for sharing.
Connie O.

Amy from KC said...

Oh, the sanding of the pleats is brilliant! They look so good like that.

Glare can be so frustrating. Might I suggest taking your picture without the glass in the frame, and then putting in the glass after you get your picture?

Allison Davis said...

Amy, thanks so much for the tip! That's one of those "why didn't I think of that" things! I will definitely do that next time. :)

mustangkayla said...

Very cute!

Lauram said...

Love it! I like the pleats.

Carolyn Wolff said...

OMG! My daughter is a cupcake freak! I have to make one of these for her. What program do you use to do the quote. I probably won't know how to do something like that anyways, just thought I would ask!

Karen B said...

What a yummy picture! This add on sketch is great! Thank you.

Michelle McClure said...

Love the combination of digital and traditional elements. Who knew cupcakes could be so cute?

Allison Davis said...

Carolyn, you should be able to do it in any word processing program. It's a combination of using different fonts, colors, sizes, and shades. :)

Diane Iversen said...

Too Stink'n Adorable!!