Friday, October 9, 2009

Take a Bow....

I enjoy paper piecing. It's like putting all the pieces together for a puzzle that you created. Very satisfying! The most FUN part of the process I enjoy is making the glittery icing. Thanks to the inspiration from the Wednesday's video, I learn to use the label stickers  ( from dollar store) for the top strip of the cupcake. The texture of the ribbon is easy to work with. I layered it a few times into pleats and then stapled (yup!) the middle part . Then I layered the ribbons over twice crosswise again. Add the gems.

 
Hero Arts stamps : CL153 Happy Day Animal, CL158 Cupcakes, B5101 Raindrop Background
Others: Hero Arts gems, Martha Steawart ribbons, brads (hearts), glitter
Thanks for stopping by...
PS: while you are here, feel free to check out the food photos (in case you are hungry)!


16 comments:

Kathy said...

Fancy schmancy bow here Virginia...so so cool. Love the cupcakes they look good enough to eay and you are right about the frosting...yum!
Big Hug and Happy Thanksgiving...I'm thankful for YOU!!

Heather Maria said...

Yummy card Virginia. The cupcakes look delicious - love the sparkly icing and hearts. I also love the way you made the ribbon embellishment.

SmilynStef said...

Love that pretty looped bow ... and fun sparkling cupcake frosting.

Anonymous said...

YIPPEE, the "box" has appeared! What a SWEET card, Virginia. Lovely and very unique bow, too. Well, there are YOUR "CUPCAKES"!! Remember your first submissions with these images? I SURE DO! Every time I see this stamp, I can't help but think of YOU! Great, HAPPY CELEBRATION COLORS, Virginia. Love, Karen

Stamping Cafe said...

What a yummy card, Virginia!! Love the cupcakes, and the beautiful bow!! You ROCK!

Vanessa said...

Gorgeous card, Virginia! So yummy! Love the beautiful bow and the soft colours!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Alice Wertz said...

this is so yummy Virginia!!! love the bow that you made with ribbon! so cute!

lauren said...

ooooooooooh what a yummy cupcake card! i love the sparkles and especially the cool way you've used the ribbon!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely cupcakes and beautiful bow!

dstandard said...

LOVE how you used that ribbon!

Lucy Abrams said...

So so pretty Virginia. :)

Tomo H. said...

What a lovely design! All the colors are so pretty! :)

Tiffany said...

This is beautiful and such delicious colors Virginia...I've been loving all of your paper peicing projects lately! Am thinking of you and Karen right now and wondering if your Archiver's class is over or if you're still there! What next....hmmmm....gotta hit a restaurant right? ;)

colourmehappy said...

So sweet! Gorgeously colourful card!!

Nathalia Castellon said...

So yummy! I love the glitter sprinkled on the cupcakes and the silky ribbon is a perfect finishing touch! :)

Ginny said...

oh my goodness!

i'm a virginia l. too! (i go by ginny)

i love those glittery cupcakes... and that ribbon is DELISH :D great job with the challenge!