Sunday, March 13, 2011

Glorious Green

Happy Saint Patrick's Day to you! 

While I'd love to have one of these cupcakes I think I'll be hunting' down a loaf of Irish Soda Bread instead, that's one of my favorites. 

These cuppies and cookies are the inspiration for this week's Cupcake Inspiration challenge, sponsored by the Doodle Pantry.  Can you stop drooling long enough to make a card or project.  There's so much to be inspired by, those beautiful roses, the sweet little shamrocks, the soft colors, and of course cupcakes!

I used an image from the Doodle Pantry that features an ant and a four leaf clover to make my card so I used the color of the shamrocks as my inspiration.  All those sweet little white dots on the pastries made me get out my liquid pearls to decorate the lacey circle mat.  

Do you walk past all those tiny  $1 clear stamp sets when you're in the craft store.  I'm a sucker for them.  Since I didn't have any "Irish" designer paper for this card I was able to make my own using some of those little stamps.   It's fun and easy, give it a try sometime.
Here's the deets:
stamp - Doodle Pantry digi for main image and large inside sentiment; Studio G clear stamps for" 4 leaf clover" and "It's All About the Green"
ink - printer for image; SU "Glorious Green" and "Green Galore" for homemade dp
paper - Warsau Paper Classics card stock for dp and mat; Georgia Pacific white cs for printing digis
miscellaneous - copics; stickles; bakery twine; charm; liquid pearls; nesties circle and lacey circle dies; green silk ribbon

don't forget the inside

Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations CIC102 - photo inspiration
Really Reasonable Ribbon #19 - Green Theme  
Sisterhood of Crafters - Leaping Leprachauns
L'il Red Wagon - St. Paddy's Day Green
Stampin' Royalty #62 - Go green for St. Patrick's Day

I hope you're inspired by this week's Cupcake Challenge photo.  Go get your supplies out and start stamping.  When you're finished link up your creation here so we can see what you've done.  We love to visit your blogs and marvel over how creative you all are, and who knows, you could win a prize.                                                                                

Thanks for stopping by, please come back again. 


  1. Gorgeous card Chris, so vibrant and I love the sweet image you chose!
    Thanks so much for having me as your guest this week, I had so much fun ;o)
    Hugs Tara xx

  2. How fun!!! Love all the yellow and green!

  3. happy st. pats to you too!! :) very fun card!!


  4. Wow! I love everything about your card. the pearls are a really nice touch. Your dp is a nice choice too. Thanks so much for joining us at the Sisterhood of Crafters.

  5. Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  6. Great job! Your colouring is perfect! Thanks so much for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week!

  7. Hello so very beautiful card, the design is gorgeous.

    Thanks, for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafter

  8. I am drooling over those cupcakes..No fair I am starving! LOL
    Great job on your St. Patrick's Day card. Thanks for sharing this with us over at the Sisterhood of Crafters.

  9. oh, for REAL! i think I'm in love with your card!!! Thanks for playing this weeks Sampin' Royalty Challenge!

  10. Sweet bug. Lov your layers. Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty this week.

  11. what a great card!! I really like LO with all the great papers and that image is adorable! the twine and charm are great embellies :D Thanks for joining us!!
    - Shauna K {The Sisterhood GDT}

  12. Love your card - the colors are great & I love that you made your own background paper!!! And the charm is too cute! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  13. Truly lovely, the image is super sweet & your hand made DP is great. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood of crafters x


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