Monday, September 2, 2013

Get Inky! Challenge 12: Cupcakes

Guess what? There's a new challenge posted to the Get Inky! Challenge blog and it's a fun one! This time we are challenging you to make projects using cupcakes. As a part of the team that exemplifies the challenge, I decided to think out of the box a little to get your creative juices flowing.

Using the Sew Sweet Cupcakes and Joyful Jar Drinks stamp sets available on Etsy, I created a happy birthday Artist Trading Card (ATC). ATCs measure 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" - and are the smallest craft I've made to date. I wouldn't consider myself a small crafter but I am learning to work small and loving it!

Here's my ATC!

This ATC is super special because I used Get Inky! Stamps with honeycomb paper to create a 3D effect. It was my first time creating with the dynamic duo and I enjoyed it so much I'm making it a normal part of my crafty toolbox.

Here's another view to show you how tall the cupcake wrapper becomes with the honeycomb paper. To create this look, I stamped half of the bottom of the Get Inky! cupcake stamp onto the honeycomb paper in tuxedo black memento ink. I cut it out and set it aside. Then I took a second ATC and stamped the entire cupcake image in Bahama Blue and fussy cut it out and colored it with Copics.

Using a Tombo glue stick I added glue to the bottom of the honeycomb paper and lined it up with the bottom of the cupcake. Once it was stuck down I applied glue stick the top portion of the honeycomb paper and opened it like a fan and stuck it down on the other side of the stamped cupcake wrapper. Adding crystal ultrafine transparent glitter was a snap with my Quickie glue pen.


  • Inkessentials manila ATC (2)
  • Cuttlebug cupcake embossing folder from the Once Upon a Princess set
  • Memento Dew Drop Ink - Lilac Posies, Rich Cocoa, Bahama Blue
  • Recollections - bling brad
  • McGill 1/16" hole punch
  • Copics - B0000, B00, B02, BG05
  • Elizabeth Crafts fussy cut scissors
  • Tim Holtz tonic scissors
  • Quickie glue pen
  • Tombo glue stick
  • Zots glue dots
  • Inky Antics brown honeycomb paper

I learned a valuable lesson while making this ATC. When choosing a stamp to use honeycomb paper with, make sure the shape is symmetrical. I wanted to do the icing as well but since it wasn't. When I opened the honeycomb paper the shaped looked like a cone. I saved it to use on another craft at some point. But thought I'd pass on the tip to save you time and frustration.

So c'mon! Join in on this fun challenge! I can't WAIT to see what you come up with!

Challenges TBD



  1. Too cute! ATC's are Super Fun and contagious!

  2. Super cute! Love that cupcake! The stamping is awesome too! Very nice!!


  3. Really all the dimension.

  4. Soo Yummy!! I Love making cards with cupcakes! I even bought a stamp that says, maybe a cupcake will help!

    1. Thanks! Where'd you get that stamp chile?! It's perfect!! And I need one, LOL. No really, give up the goods...



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