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Jan 5, 2010

CIC40 - Let's Party

           Hello friends!  Here is my very 1st card of this New Year and I'm happy to say it's for the Hope Stamps Eternal Cupcake Inspiration Challenge (here by known as CIC).  Aren't these cupcakes pretty?  They come to you from Creative Cupcakes.  Who wouldn't be inspired by these lovely confections. 

My inspiration came from the colors, the presents, confetti and the party feel of these cupcakes.

I had started out to use some patterned designer paper that I thought would go perfectly with the cupcakes but plans went awry and after several attempts I decided to go a different route with my card.

Instead I chose to use the Birthday Script Embossing Folder.  My card is based on the Mojo Monday 117 sketch from last week only I made a long card & used my presents in place of ribbon.

The stamp set I used is from Inkadinkado (BirthdayFun-97716). 
Other details:  Inks: Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, and Basic Black.
Card Stock:  Regal Rose, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron and Whisper White.
Accessories: Scallop Punch (SU) Paper Piercing Tool, Glitter (Art Institute) Brads (Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts, Foam Mounting tape and Circle Nestabilitie Dies.

Don't forget to visit Hope's Blog and check out the CIC challenge.  Why not give it a try yourself.  You are not required to use Cupcake stamps and this year Rachel is doing something different with the challenges and a Prize might be involved so go check it out.


  1. hey Ida, I luv this...perfect colors for a birthday card.....Happy New Year to you!

    enjoy *~*

  2. Perfect card to have on hand...yummy!

  3. Fabulous take on the inspiration, this is such a cute birthday card! :)

  4. This is such a brill mix of simple stamps! And that embossing folder is perfect here!

  5. So fun!!!! Love the little twisty streamers!!!! Thanks for playing along!