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Happy holidays from the Cupcake Inspiration Design Team - hope you've enjoyed the inspiration this year and will return with us in 2012 as we craft it up again with more amazing inspiration photos!
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Our inspiration cake for this week:

WOW - is this cake not just TOO PRETTY to ever eat? I'd just leave it as a decoration! Wish I had a poinsettia stamp; but I do not, therefore I took a whee different route. Surprising eh? NOT!  HA HA

A super simple card which I used a border punch along the bottom - hard to see but there are 2 dry embossed lines directly above the border punch.

The flowers are from PTI's Beautiful Blooms II stamp set and matching dies; I stamped them on to some MME paper which is filled with musical notes. I also stamps the leaves onto the same paper with VersaMagic ink, I created a embossed line down the center of the leaves to allow me to curl them up a bit - pretty IRL, almost impossible to see in the photos. HA!

All the edges have been sponged, some with PTI's Vintage Cream, others with VersaMagic Jumbo Java. How cool that I had a large musical brad to fit right in the center of the flower - ahhh...love that!

Be sure to gather some inspiration from the above photo and since the challenge is open till January 7th; there's NO REASON you can't find a few minutes to play along!

... happy holidays to you and yours ...


Stamps: PTI Beautiful Blooms II
Papers: PTI Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, DP by MME
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy and Vintage Cream, VeraMagic
Accessories: nesties, PTI Beautiful Blooms II dies, misc. chocolate pearls


  1. Beautiful card! I love the framed flower with the musical note paper peeking out.


  2. oh wow i love that flower - so pretty!
    Just like you!
    Lisa x

  3. such a gorgeous card, I luv that flower.....very pretty. I am sorry about not getting back to you sooner about the bow and button on my Mojo card this past Monday. I make the bow using as many loops as you like and then add the button on top with a firm holding glue such as SU crystal effects. i hope this helps, if you ever need anything else you can contact me by using the contact-er button on the side of my blog. Merry Christmas!

    enjoy *~*

  4. Very pretty Michele! I have this die set and need to pull it out and use it more, love that musical brad too!


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