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Aug 22, 2010

CIC73 - Owl Love Note

Hi! - Hope your week has gone well.  It's been another busy one here but a good one.  It's time again for another fabulous Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.    This week we are being sponsored by:  Phindy's Place.  There are some really adorable Digital Stamps here so be sure to check it out.  Also up for grabs is a $10 Gift Certificate so you'll want to participate for your chance to win.

Just look at those gorgeous cupcakes.  Don't you just love the pretty pink flowers and the elegant chocolate designs.  When I first saw them I wasn't sure exactly how I was going to come up with something that I felt would reflect how pretty they are.  Pink/Brown and White look wonderful together but my pattern paper stash was pretty scarce when it came to those colors.

So here's what I did:  I found some old SU Chocolate Chip Designer paper and I used a Copic Pink Marker (RV11) to color in some of the flowers.  I paired this up with some Pink Pirouette card stock and then found the stamps and accesories that I wanted to use.  I chose this Owl from Inkadinkado because I liked the swirl pattern on it's body and it reminded me of the patterns on the cupcakes. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.
 I also chose my Swirl edger punch (EK Success) for the fancy scrolls and added some pink Grosgrain ribbon. I kept the design fairly simple and added some White Pearls and a Pink Heart to finish off my design. 

So how will you be inspired by these Cupcakes.  Leave us a link to your card on the CIC Challenge blog.

Don't forget to visit the other DT members blogs to see what they were inspired by.  You'll find their names listed on my sidebar.

Have a great start to your week.  Hugs from me to you.


  1. Ida,
    this card is adorable. I love how you colored the DSP and the owl is just adorable. Love the scroll edge punch too...all around fabulous!

  2. Hi Ida! What a realy cute card!! Love how you improvised working with these colors! Nice job!!

  3. good morning Ida. Thought I would pop in and say Hi while waiting for the grandbabies to wake up! Wonderfully yummy card this morning. Your inspiration pic is making me hungry. You really nailed the whole inspiration with your card! Love the colors and of course the border punch LOL!

  4. Owl love this Ida! :) I adore all the little details, including that pretty edger punch. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Super fab! Love the color mix on this one! Great idea about coloring in the DP!

  6. Ooh! I love your owl! This is so cute! And the little bit of bling is the perfect touch!

  7. I love this owl and the detail that you did on the DSP. THe pearls are a nice touch also!! very classy card!

  8. Oh your card couldn't better reflect your inspiration piece! Those cupcakes look divine and so does your card! That owl and border punch are just perfect!

  9. Your card is adorable. Wow, good thinking on the designer paper, the pink flowers are adorable!!! Thanks for that hot tip. The edger punch is fabu, looks like the icing on the cuppie. Excellent job.

  10. Cute card, love the owl image. Love how you capture the icing cupcake and put a border punch that look like the icing.
    Great Job!!


  11. Very beautiful! Love this cute owl image! And look at the gorgeous border punch!

  12. Super Sweet, Ida!!! That little owl with the letter is a cutie! The punched edge is great!

  13. this is really a cute card ida-love pinks & browns together-your swirl edge punch is fabo