Saturday, October 10, 2020

Monster Cupcake

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog. 

We have four brand new releases in the online store. It's Christmas Part 1 (22 new designs), Christmas Part 2 (21 new designs) and a Halloween release (14 new designs). They are all currently on sale and you can save 25% on the individual dies. Christmas Part 3 has just been released and is also on a limited time sale. This one has savings of up to 60% if you purchase the complete bundle

Today, I am here with a card from the Halloween release. Many of you create cards for Halloween and are looking for ideas to use these new dies. So, I am featuring the new Monster Cupcake die. 

Nothing to scary at all so it would be one you could send to a child or to your cupcake loving friend. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Design Steps:

I started my card this week with the layout. As I have said so many times before, having a layout in mind at the start of my card is always a big boost for me. It jump starts my creative thought process. I love working with the sketches that are out there in the online world. That way I just choose the colors and designer paper and I am good to go.

I liked this week's sketch #822 from Splitcoaststampers. It's a simple layout and would give me space to display the monster cupcake image and also the sentiment. 

Next, I chose my card colors. I found this nighttime sky background paper in my stash. I thought it would work for a Halloween card. I paired it with a coral card base. I cut 3 pieces of cardstock for the 3 lines behind the shape. 
Coral Card Base: 4 1/2" x 5 3/4"
Designer Paper: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Coral Strips: 1/4" x 5 1/2"
My monster cupcake image was cut with cardstock that coordinated with my background paper.
At this point I decided to start card assembly. I attached the designer paper to the card base with double sided tape. The 3 coral card strips are also attached with tape. 
I decided to place the cupcake on a circle die. I used the Wacky Stitched Circle die (3rd largest) and cut a circle from coral designer paper. The cupcake is attached with dimensional adhesive and I also used dimensional adhesive to attach the circle to the designer paper. 
For my sentiment I used the Halloween Phrase die and cut the Trick or Treat words in a grape cardstock. I attached to the designer paper with Ranger multi medium matte. Then to finish off the card I added 3 star metallic enamel shapes. 
Well that's it for me for this week. See you again next Saturday. We are also having a Columbus Day sale with savings of up to 50% on select dies. Click here to see what's on sale. The sale runs through October 14. 

dies I used to create card:


Pam MacKay said...

Great background for that fun monster cupcake!

Jeanne said...

This is so cute. A perfect card for a youngster! Your choice of colors is great!

Sukie said...

Adorable card! The monster cupcake is so super cute!