Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday Mashup! Sweet as a Button!!

Happy Friday, Stamping Friends! Todayy we have a playful challenge over at the Friday Mashup! I hope you join along!

  1. Create a project using Buttons

  2. Create a project featuring Cupcakes

  3. Or Mash it Up and create a project using Buttons and featuring cupcakes!!

For some added flair, the design team also added some touches of paper piecing and/or paper piercing! Go check them out at the Friday Mashup blog!

For my card, I used a LOT of retired products. Just had an itch to clear out some stuff....maybe because my holiday pre-order arrived this week!! LOL! I started with a garden green card base, and added a layer of blushing bride, embossed with my Big Shot and the perfect polka dots impression folder. The layer is 4-3/4" square, and a little bit was not embossed, so I added some paper piercing at the top and bottom. My cupcake is constructed with the retired dsp... Candy Cane something-or-other. I just have a little left, so I want to finish it up! I used my large sizzix scallop circle die for the top, and embossed it with elegant lines impression folder, like swirled frosting. If you look closely, I did some paper piercing around the top of the cupcake too. The bottom portion features a scallop trim border to dress it up. For embellishment, I added some retired baja breeze striped ribbon, and a big designer button in real red. To dress up the button, I added some current bakers twine. The sentiment is from Your a Gem, stamped in garden green and punched out, popped up with a dimensonal, and trimmed with some retired silver cord.

With all of these retired goodies...maybe I need to find a recent retiree who needs to "Enjoy" her new life!

Be sure to check out everyone's ideas, and play along!! Use the keyword FM20 in your online gallery. Also, we're looking for another Fan Favorite Challenge!! Be sure to click here to learn all the fun details!!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. What a wonderful card you've created! I love the paper pieced cupcake (great papers) and that adorable button cherry. So fun!

  2. I've been lamenting that I didn't have any cupcake stamps and here you are creating your own cupcake and you make it look so easy! I love the papers you've chosen - so festive!

  3. This is awesome Kim! Love how you used the christmas DSP...your cupcake is SO cute!!! Way to rock it my friend!

  4. Now that's a Cupcake!!! I love the button on top.. Great use of retired stuff, it does start to pile up doesn't it. I had a ton of DSP left over from like 5 years ago. Finally add to let it go lol

  5. Great job! That cupcake is making me hungry, though! Following you from SC, #395.

  6. I love your big cupcake Kim! You used some of my most favorite DSP! That button on top completely rocks too!

  7. Nice work on the embossing for your card. that cupcake icing looks fabulous.
    Kasey ~ in Oz

  8. Love your large cupcake and the papers and embossing are super. x