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A cupcake is not just for Christmas…

Hi everyone and welcome to my regular Saturday instalment here at IndigoBlu. Hope you were inspired by my Christmas wrapping ideas in Thursday’s post HERE. Today I’m sharing an idea for using the new Christmas Tree Cupcake design – without the Christmas!

Before I show you the card, let’s start by giving you a ‘heads up’ about the IndigoBlu demos taking place this Saturday 1st November; Lisa Winnard will be at Rowan Tree Crafts, Carnforth; Cheremane Smith will be at Sycamore Park Garden Centre, Great Sutton; Elizabeth Robinson will be at Craftivity, Liverpool; Sarah Allan will be at Howdens Garden Centre, Inverness; Clare Horner will be at Strikes Garden Centre, Stokesley; and Alison Scurrah will be at Crafty Ladies, Marple.

And have you seen the news… internationally renowned artist Anna Dabrowska is coming to IndigoBlu from 24th to 26th April 2015!!! Finnabair will be designing brand new projects especially for IndigoBlu never before taught in the UK. Book your place now HERE to avoid disappointment.

Now for that card…


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Although given the name Christmas Tree Cupcake, for me this wonderful image is perfect for birthdays, thank you’s, congratulations and any other occasions where you may give cake as a gift (though this version is far less fattening!) And the beauty of it is that you can give it a more feminine or masculine twist depending on the colours used. In fact I recently used it for the basis of a birthday card of a young male relative who isn’t into football or many of the other themes you’ll see adorning shop bought cards.


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Creating this card was relatively simple too. I stamped the cupcake with FlitterGlu and added the new Chocolate Box Mega Flakes. Having fussy cut it I layered it over more white card and added a ‘border’. The background began with a spritz of Burning Bonfire English Cottage Artist’s Acrylic Paint mixed with water before I repeat stamped the star from the Big Merry Christmas A6 stamp set with the same Burning Bonfire paint and the Pantry White version. The addition of a few vertical lines with the Townhouse Teal, Postbox Red and Miss Money Penny paints is something those of you who’ve seen me demo will be familiar with. It’s a great way of adding unfussy detail to contrast with a stamped image. Finally I stamped the same stars with FlitterGlu and used the Chocolate Box Mega Flakes to cover them before cutting them out. Having layered everything up the card was finished with a distress edge.


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Isn’t it great to invest in a high quality rubber stamp that is versatile enough to be used all year round, and of course that still includes Christmas. Need to get your special Christmas cards made? Remember, I’m running a one day workshop on 29th November making IndigoBlu Christmas cards so make sure you join me there by booking your space HERE.

That’s all from me for now. Hope you have a great weekend and whatever you’re up to, take care of yourselves.

Jenny xxx


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7 Comments on A cupcake is not just for Christmas…

  1. What a wonderful card! Love that cupcake! The background looks amazing! Hugs, Sandra

    Sandra | November 1, 2014 at 11:13 am () ()
  2. Loving the card Jenny the background is brill thank you xxx

    Julie cassidy | November 1, 2014 at 9:42 pm () ()
  3. Oh Jenny I love this card! I now need to add Burning Bonfire to my wish list, it has made the most incredible background! Love the cupcake too. Anne xx

    Anne R | November 1, 2014 at 10:18 pm () ()
  4. A great card! I like that cupcake stamp!

    marci piraro | November 2, 2014 at 10:03 am () ()
  5. Fab cupcake and background.

    Nikki W | November 2, 2014 at 6:39 pm () ()
  6. This is wonderful Jenny – I love that background xx

    Rachel Fisher | November 4, 2014 at 9:33 pm () ()
  7. Love this cupcake, Jenny! What a great and festive card! Love the sparkle! Hugs!

    Terry | November 6, 2014 at 3:34 pm () ()