Thursday, May 9, 2013

Avery Elle May Release Highlight: Cupcakes

Hi everyone!  Today Chunyuan, Heather, Kasia, and I are playing around with the new Avery Elle May release:)  I'm working with the Cupcakes stamp and matching die set.  May is a crazy month for birthdays in our family, so these stamps and dies come right in time!


This set is so much fun, so you know I had to go with lots of color in my card!  Lucky for me, Avery Elle carries sequins in a rainbow of colors (you know I can't resist).   I really appreciate that the sequin packs include sequins in varying shades and 2 sizes.  {For those new to sequins, use mini glue dots to apply them to your card}


To add even more color I turned to real sprinkles to create a color effect in the cupcake frosting.   I've seen this technique used before around the web, but I adapted it slightly to keep the cardstock from getting soggy:)


To get this look, start by swiping a piece of cardstock with a baby wipe (or barely wet paper towel) until slightly damp.  Generously spread sprinkles over the area you want to color.  (You may want to do this in a tray or plate because the sprinkles will get EVERYWHERE)  Lay the baby wipe over the sprinkles and apply light pressure.  After about 30-45 seconds you will get something like this...


Allow the piece to air dry or use a heat tool.  How much fun is this?  I don't know about you, but stuff like this just makes me smile:)

That's it for me today!  Thank you so, so much for visiting!!   I really appreciate you spending time here and for your kind comments.  Please hop on over to Chunyuan's, Kasia's, and Heather's blogs today too!  They have some amazing stuff!  

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

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17 comments:

  1. WOW, how cool is that! Love your colorful bright card. I haven't played with my stamps and dies yet but need to play this weekend.

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  2. Love the sprinkle idea! So fun! Gotta get some of these different sized sequins, too!

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  3. wow! What a great technique! And yes, sprinkles get everywhere - I'm still vacuuming up random sprinkles from Maia's party last weekend :)

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  4. Um, that is so fun! I have got to try this with Ellie....she would LOVE it....as would Geronimo. How do sprinkles taste with a dash of baby wipe?

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  5. Um yummy. Great sequins and an absolutely brilliant technique. How do you think of these things. I would love to borrow you creative mind JJ. :)

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  6. How fun! Real sprinkles?? Can't wait to try this!

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  7. Oh, I think I saw the sprinkles technique in the Paper Crafts kitchen feature, but I don't remember baby wipes being used. Seems like a wipe would make it sooo much easier to control those little things. Love your way! The results are so festive. Wonder what those long sprinkles would look like with this technique. I'm curious now : )

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  8. This is TOO CUTE! Love that you used the sprinkles dye technique! :)

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  9. That is so cool! It never would have occurred to me to use real sprinkles - hey....now I *have* to put them in the cart, right? :) Did you design these dies too?

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  10. You rock it with those sprinkles, Baby!! Awesome card. I bet it smells like sugar, too.

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  11. Love your fun card! Thanks so much for sharing your idea (and tips) for using sprinkles...so CUTE!

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  12. Very cool card! Love it! :)

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  13. this is super adorable, luv the new cupcake stamps...very sweet!

    enjoy *~*

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  14. Adorable, and brilliant effect with the sprinkles : D

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  15. Well I would never have thought of that!!! It is annoying when they leak colour on white icing but great idea for paper crafting!!! A truly scrumptious card :0)

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  16. What a neat technique - I would never have thought of this - it looks fabulous and the sequins? I'm still on the fence with those but this card was a big shove to go buy some! So much fun!

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