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Tuesday 5 October 2010

Hip not to be square at Michelle Perkett Studios!

Hi, Tuesday again so its time for another challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio and this week our challenge is 'Hip not to be square!' We want to see your fabulous shaped cards and of course Michelle's lovely images. You can find Michelle's images in her Etsy Store, at Bunny Zoe's Crafts and there are also some amazing freebies over on Michelle's groups at SNR, PCP and CDAC.

When I first saw Carmen Cupcake  I had the idea to make a cupcake shaped easel card. I used another of Michelle's Digistamps to make the large cupcake card (I used Happy Birthday Flower Cupcake and snipped the candle off). I printed the large cupcake out a few times so I could decoupage the flowers

My printer doesn't like card so I printed the images out and coloured the large cupcakes and Carmen with promarkers and then cut them out, adding some Judikins prisma glitter to the white flowers. I stuck the large cupcakes on some white pearlescent card, cut them out leaving a  strip of card at the bottom of one cupcake. I scored and folded this to make the easel base and popped the other cupcake on. A scrap of white ribbon and the lovely Carmen Cupcake finish the card off.

I'm entering Carmen in the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers: Step Away from the Square
Pollycraft: Anything goes
Incy Wincy: Glitter
Polka Doodles: Fancy Folds
ABC Challenge: E is for Easel Card

Thanks for calling by, don't forget its hip not to be square!!
Claire xx


  1. What a FAB idea Claire!! Love the cupcake used as an easel card...brilliant! Beautiful colours and colouring...a totally gorgeous card :)
    Hugs xx

  2. Beautiful easel card

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  3. What a sweet (no pun intended) card. Your image goes so well with the actually card shape.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Lin xx

  4. Claire, what a great idea using the cupcake image! This is beautiful.
    Shelley :)

  5. Absolutely adorable card!

  6. Hi Claire,
    Wow, this is gorgeous, great idea with the cupcake, beautiful job coloring!
    hugs Marilyn

  7. wow!! Just gorgeous! Hugs Juls

  8. Claire, This is really unique. What a great card.


  9. Gosh Claire this is gorgeous what a beautiful creation I love it.
    Lorraine x

  10. Claire this is so cute! I love your easel card and how you used Carmen too, love it!

  11. wow this is fabulous what a great design, love it! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft, Tracy x

  12. Awww this card is so adorable! I love the colours you have used and all the lovely glitter.Excellent job! Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Fiona x

  13. Claire, this is so beautiful! I love the decoupage. The raised flowers make the perfect stop tor the bottom of the easel card.


  14. Fab card Claire, what a great shape ! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge. Sue C x

  15. Thanks for joining Polkadoodles challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  16. Claire, this is so darn cute! Look at little Carmen, she is adorable among all the flowers! What a creative idea, and such beautiful colors! Thank you for inspiring us with such a wonderful creation this week!

  17. Oh what a wonderful idea - cupcake easel, I so often forget that easels can be shaped too, what lovely work you have done here.
    Thank you for joining in with us this week at Polkadoodles, I look forward to seeing you again next time,

  18. A really gorgeous and unusual card! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week! Sheena xx

  19. Great card and it looks very yummy! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

  20. Oooh yummy, great card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. xx

  21. Great card Claire, love the cupcake shaped easel, it works perfectly!

    Thanks for joining us over on Incy Wincy last week. Sorry for not commenting sooner, I have had a poorly PC!

    Sarah x

  22. Beautiful card and such a clever idea.
    Thanks for sharing it with us for the Polka Doodles Fancy Folding challenge.

  23. Oooh thats a bit different and bright :D Nicely done!

    Thank you for playing at Crafty Cardmakers x

    PS Have you tried stampin up whisper white cardstock? Its quite thin so printer is ok with it and great surface for promarkers/copics, its what I use :)


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