16 Aug 2009

Using can do it!

Good Sunday morning and welcome to another Hope Stamps Eternal Cupcake Inspiration Challenge. Of course you do NOT have to use cupcakes.....the idea is just be inspired by the cupcakes!!

And we have a special guest designer this week too that you will NOT want to miss! I will tell you more at the end of this post!

Today's cupcake is so full of purples that you will love it! I am not a purple person, at least I didn't think I was and then when I saw the cupcake to be inspired by, my mind was racing with so many possibilities!

I knew right away I wanted to use my new Marks Paper Co. English Garden Collection - just filled to the brim with beautiful floral images and butterflies!

This particular collection has some die cuts that are included in the package and one of those diecuts just happened to be a big ol' purple butterfly, which fit perfectly into the image on the designer paper! Isn't that cool?!

I had just received a new stamp set from Hope Stamps Eternal by The Greeting Farm called Butterfly Wishes that I was so looking forward to because my friend Jessica Diedrich had a hand in designing it! and of course I had to use it on this gorgeous paper!

I used two of Martha Stewart's punches on my card, the lattice border punch and the butterfly punch which I see are both sold out at Rachel's, but she has a ton of other Martha Stewart punches that you will probably not be able to if you resist!!

If you click on the card to enlarge it, you will see that I dry embossed the small white butterfly with a Cuttlebug Butterfly folder - very appropriate ;)...

I outlined the big butterfly with my pretty Stickles, added the white butterfly and then topped them off with some beautiful Zva Pearls.

Finally, I stamped the sweet sentiment off to the side of the butterfly in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

I hope you can join us for this inspirational challenge- we would LOVE to have you try it out! Just link up your creation onto the Hope Stamps Eternal Blog so we can all come around and take a peek!

Thanks for coming around and please do pop around to the other design team's blog to see how they were inspired by the colour purple ;)!

Oh I almost forgot to tell you about our guest designer
! Her name is Maureen Wong, from My C.A.S.E. Studies, and her blog is full, and I mean FULL of gorgeous creations, so don't forget to take a lookie over there too!

Carolina - Carolina's Creative Pad
Rachel -
Hope Stamps Eternal
Colleen -
Glitter Ink
Michelle- Stop and Stamp the Roses

Tammy -
Stamp Happy
Natalie -
dougnat diaries
Jessica -
Shamrocks and Seashells
Kelli -
Yard Sale Kind of Luck


  1. Oh my WOW! This is so pretty! Love the butterflies all stacked up on the outline like that...Awesome card!

  2. Um, OMG! This is gorgeous and I am SO honored that you got my set-this card is just beautiful! Wow, I am so honored-thank you my sweet, sweet friend!

  3. Fantastic card!

  4. Totally gorgeous - love the layered butterfly - very creative! And thanks for your kind words about my blog!!

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous!!!

  6. How perfect to have that Marks Paper to use for this challenge! I love your whole design, and love how you added the sentiment from the Greeting Farm set!

  7. LOVE the theme you went with - the dp is yummy and the butterfly is such a lovely touch!

  8. Anonymous04:49

    Cards are awesome...
    Thanks for sharing...
    Naton wide cash is easy and fast


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