Saturday, October 15, 2011

Cupcakes Blog Hop

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*** This is one of THREE posts today.  If you are looking for :

Sweet Stamping Treats October Release Blog Hop, click HERE
Card Sketch Blog Hop, click HERE

This post is for the Cupcake Blog Hop.  You should have come here from Laura's blog.  If you want to start from the beginning, please start at Berenice's blog.  This blog is all about cupcakes!  How SWEET is that?! LOL!

For my project, I thought I would do something a little unexpected.  Rather than create a more traditional cupcake, I thought I'd create one with some Halloween flair. I used a stamp by Hero Arts and then colored with Copics, focusing on Halloween colors such as green, orange, and purple.  I then added some sparkle with Orange Peel Stickles.  The cupcake wrapper was done by stamping on Doodlebug paper and then paper piecing.  The background paper is also from Doodlebug.

I added some Doodlebug Halloween stickers from my stash for the sentiment "Trick or Treat".  As a final touch, I added some lovely purple ribbon and another Halloween button featuring a cute ghost and the word "BOO!".

The recipient can take the button off the card and wear it or put it wherever he or she wants!  This is the same idea behind the card I made in this post.  I think it's neat that the button not only acts as an embellishment on the card, but it also is a little gift for the receiver.

Hope you enjoyed my cupcake project.  Thanks for stopping by!  Please hop on over to Theresa's blog next to see what kind of cupcake goodness she has waiting for you on her blog.

Here is the complete line up in case you get lost along the way:


  1. Love that you made a halloween card and that you put a button on it, very clever!!

  2. Like the cupcake card. My daughter especially likes green.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Dena, I love your card! Soooo Sweet! LOVE the colors!! TFS!!

    Many Blessings,

  4. That is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing your cute card. or
    racincrafts at aim dot com

  5. the button idea! Thanks for sharing!

  6. cute cute projects...


  7. Fabulous little cupcake! I love the Halloween colors!!

  8. So cute love the trick or treat!

    Thanks for sharing
    Tammy Chambers

  9. love your project. Janet Royer

  10. This is just so darn cute! What a great idea!

    Patti Ross

  11. Never thought to make a Halloween Cupcake. Love It! I'm already a follower. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  12. Hey! We used the same cupcake! Hahaha!! Creative minds think alike! Love your treatful cuppy cake!! Have a blessed weekend!! Hugs, Jen

  13. My goodness Miss Dena - you are a busy girl this weekend~ I love this cupcake - what a great idea. And the button is fabulous! Cute embellishment and gift in one- very clever! My girls love buttons :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  14. Cute card. Love the halloween button you added

  15. I love the idea of a Halloween cupcake card!! Such awesome colors.


  16. adorable card Dena & love the button idea!

    staci412 at optonline dot net

  17. ooooh Miss Dena this card is popping!! Love the blast of fun colors!! i think i have that stamp and haven't used it yet (yikes) but you've inspired me to bring it out!! =D

  18. Love that it is a halloween cupcake card. great colors, love the buttons that can be taken off and used. Thank you forsharing.