Tuesday, December 8, 2015

SSCB#50 - Cupcake Tag

I hope you're having a great day!  We've been busy like everybody else getting the house ready for the holidays.. digging out the ornaments and shopping.  My favorite part of the day is sitting down for a little quiet time and making something.  I find it so relaxing.

A new challenge begins today at Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog.  This time it's tags ! I know everyone is busy with the kids off from school or home from college, so this challenge is particularly welcome to me right now.  Tags are usually quick and easy to put together - even when they're fussy and have lots of layers like mine.   There's also another plus this time of year... lots of gifts need a little dressing up - so why not join us!  You just might win a $20 gift certificate from Serendipity Stamps.

I baked.. I mean.. stamped some cupcakes - chocolate of course, topped with yummy buttercream frosting, sugared up with glitter.     The Birthday is from a "Happy Birthday" stamp.  I only wanted to use the word "birthday" so I taped off the "Happy" portion, inked the stamp, removed the tape and stamped.  Easy peasy right?   This bitty sentiment was the perfect size for this little flag that I attached with a heart pin. 
I double cut the "Happy" word die in two shades of pink - the  lighter shade was disappearing into the  background paper, and the darker shade was too harsh.  One stacked on top of the other looks just right.  I stuck a button underneath the die cut word to add a little support to the intricate die cut hanging in the air off those cupcakes.
The background was created by taping three patterns of paper together, adhering them to cardstock for support,  and then die cutting the tag shape. 

Want to go shopping?   The cupcake stamp I used today is the 50% off December stamp of the month! 

Mini grab bags are back! They're listed at the top of the $1 sale page. 5 cling stamps / $1, 5 sticky cushion stamps / $1 or 10 unmounted stamps / $1. Click here.

So now it's your turn!  Click on the DT member names below to see what they made for this challenge..... AND... we have a very special guest this month.  Please say hi  to Susan Wuthrich of Blue Fog Studio 

Stamps:  Serendipity Cupcake (large), Happy Birthday
Dies:  Poppystamps Main Street Tags, MFT Fishtail Flags
Pattern Paper Basic Grey Sunkissed 12"
The Twinery Strawberry Twine
Pin:  Maya Road
Jumbo Eyelet We R Memory Keepers
Misc: Glitter, Button


Marybeth said...

What a yummy tag with sugary frosting, love this ! You even got a button and a stick pen on this darling tag!

Lori Kobular said...

Wow!! I want cupcakes after seeing your gorgeous tag! I love the way you cut out the Happy die twice and layered it! Very festive and fun!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

How sweet, Jeanne! Love your bright bday tag w/ the sparkly cupcakes. So cute! Merry Christmas to you & yours!