Saturday, March 24, 2012

UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge 3/24

First, an apology.  I don't know what I was doing wrong but everytime I would enter a photo, my blog would post so if you are a "follower" I'm sorry that it came through incompletely a couple of times.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!!!  We have had a week of rain and flash flooding but we were rewarded with beautiful Bluebonnets!!!!  I just love seeing them along the roadside!  So now on to today's sketch.  Today is my sister's birthday and this card is for her.  Here's the sketch:

And here's the front of my card:

Now since it was Sister's birthday and we are trying to diet, I decided to give her a non-caloric cupcake for her day so here's the inside of the card:

Tee hee!!!  I had sooooo much fun doing this!!!!  Here's the supplies:

Stamps:  Petite Pairs
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, Flirtatious Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Simply Scored, 1 3/4" Scallop punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch

Edited 3/25 to add measurements for cupcake. 

The cupcake base is 2" x 4" scored at each 1/4".  I angled the bottom ends in toward the fold to make it look more like a cupcake liner.  The cupcake base should be placed 1/2" from the bottom so that when the card is closed it will not stick out of the bottom. 

 The cupcake "icing" is six layers.  The bottom two layers are 1 1/4" x 6", the middle two layers are 1 1/8" x 6" and the top two layers are 1" x 6" all scored at 1/8".  I attached everything with Sticky Strip.  The cherry is a 3/4" punch and I free-hand cut the stem.  

One additional note, the card base is 8 3/4" x 5 1/2".  I scored in from each side at 4 1/4: and this created a 1/4" spine to allow for the bulk of the cupcake when it is folded.  It does not open completely flat because of this.  If I make another one of these, I will put a belly band around it to keep it closed.  

Please feel free to contact me if you have any other questions!

Have a great weekend and be sure to stop by the UDI Blog to see what the other Designer's have done!


  1. That is wonderful!! I love the cupcake!

  2. Amazing cupcake, Ruthie! I love the paper pleating, too! Your sister is going to love it!

  3. This is so cute! Are you going to tell us how you made this awesome card?

  4. Oh, Ruthie! This is beautiful! What an awesome idea!

  5. what a beautie & calorie free! I'd like to order a doz. please!!

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