Thursday, July 19, 2012

CAS - One Layer Card for 4 Great Challenges {Tumbling Cupcakes}

Hello friends, the theme this week at many of the challenges I'm playing along with is Clean and Simple (CAS).  I've mentioned before that this is not an easy style for me and that is precisely why I am yet again entering in some of these challenges - to help myself grow creatively.  I made this card for 4 great challenges - three of which I am participating in for the first time. 

The first is Less Is More Week 76 - One Layer Challenge which is to make a one-layer card using 3 of something on your card. A One-layer card is defined as:  "One piece of card folded in half with no additional layers and minimal embellishments, where the image is stamped or printed directly onto the cardstock".   My 3's are 3 cupcakes, 3 frames, and 3 words - oh and I used 3 rhinestones on each cupcake :o).

The second challenge CAS-ology Week#2 (a new challenge centered around the CAS concept using a word or words to spark creativity).  The word for CAS-ology #2 is "Happy".  I'm pretty sure you have already figured out how I have met this challenge - LOL.  What is happier than cupcakes and birthdays?
And the third "new to me" challenge is Clean and Simple Stamping.  The design for my card is based on the CAS FTL #199 (see below) which I have used a tumbling line of three elements instead of in a straight row.
The fourth challenge is a familar favorite called Dynamic Duos which has a subtles theme for this week.  The color combo for Dynamic Duos#11 is  Pink Pirouette and Baja Breeze.  I saw this darling baby quilt set yesterday that had cupcakes on it in these very same colors - it was so cute and  inspiration struck!
Here's a few more photos of this card:  first a close up of those sparkly cupcakes -  
And then the inside (Those circles are on there because I accidentally put an inky finger down and made a smudge that I had to disquise - thus the circles) -
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today - I'm sure glad that you did!  Hugs!

Supplies (all from Stampin Up - except frame stamp): Cardstock - Whisper White. Classic ink - Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette and Soft Suede (neutral).  Stamps - Create a Cupcake, Fabulous Phrases (happy).  Frame stamp is from Verve in the set called To the Moon.


  1. What sweet colours!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. Those little sparkly cupcakes brought a smile to my face. What a great combination of challenges. Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duos.

  3. Love your blingy cupcakes and also what you've done inside! I'm happy you played along with CASology this week!

  4. Yummy! Love that the circles are covering up fingerprints :)

  5. What a cute card Danielle, love the frames around your sparkly cupcakes! Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

  6. Wow! You're talented to be able to combine all those challenges! My brain would be on overload! LOL!

    I {heart} cupcakes, so your card automatically makes me smile! :) LOVE how you framed them and the little touches of bling!

    Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week! :)

  7. I thought I'd leave you another comment to say thanks for joining us at CASology this week too! :)

  8. Love those cupcakes...good enough to eat! I've been thinking about the Casology challenge too and you're right...what could be more happy than cupcakes and birthdays. Good luck with those challenges!
    Louise xx

  9. Those yummy cupcakes would make me very happy. Excellent how you combined your challenges. Thank you so much for joining us at CASology this week!

  10. You have put these challenges together perfectly!! I certainly couldn't tell that it's not an easy style for you! So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

  11. SO TOTALLY CUTE!!! LOVE the cupcakes--and your bits of bling are perfect! LOVE this darling card, Danielle!!! :)

  12. Your framed cupcakes are definitely happy especially with their gem sprinkles! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  13. Happy, happy! I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!


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