Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Introducing Baker's Dozen...


One of my most favorite things is cake.  I love cake.  You know that amazing white wedding cake?  Yeah, I love that stuff.  So when its put into a compact little cake, that makes it even better.  Who doesn't love a good cupcake?  :)  Today's Group post for the PTI Countdown is all about just that.
A Baker's down.  And even better?  There is ZERO calories here people.  (insert thumbs up)

My first card showcases the adorable cupcake for the Month of May.  My birthday month!  :)

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I kept the coloring simple....like I alway do...and just added a touch of gray to the icing.  I actually attempted some shading on the cupcake and the cherry!

I also used the Layered Banner Bantered on this card. (This banner die?  Amazing.)  I cut the first piece out of Soft Stone patterned paper and the top out of white card stock.  Super easy and CAS!  

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This next card was fun to make!  I talk a lot about my inability to color so i'm usually scared of stamp sets that need to be colored....but this time I was pretty excited.  These are so easy to color in a simple one layer look.  I realized i didn't need to stress over using 3 copics and starting with the lightest and all the blending etc...  I just colored a solid color and let it go.  Let it go.... (its ok if you want to sing now!)

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I stamped the background with some Berry Sorbet and a little Background Basics: Super Chevron.  LOVE.  Then I added in 3 more cupcakes up on foam tape.  I took one of the arched sentiments and straightened it out on my acrylic block and stamped in straight.  Love that simple typed font!

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Thank so much for coming by again today! I have been proof reading in triple time on this post so I promise no more talk of yardsticks.  Just card stock!  :)  Auto-correct hates me.  hehe!

Check out the rest of the cupcake creations today!

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Heather Nichols
Dawn McVey

Stop back in tomorrow for the Papertrey Release in Review.  Have a great day!

22 comments:

  1. Pretty cards, Laurie! Your coloring was AWESOME!!!

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  2. What fun cupcakes! I am really loving that layered banner die too!

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  3. Oh how gorgeous... totally TWO thumbs up, and sign me up for that banner die!!! You and my husband with the wedding cake thing... he could eat a whole one solo!
    =] Michele

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  4. So cute! Love that striped paper in the background of the banner die - such a perfect touch!

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  5. Super sweet cards!! I absolutely LOVE how you layered up that banner in the first one! FABULOUS!

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  6. Your cards are so very very cute! Great coloring!

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  7. That banner is so pretty! I love how CAS your first card is. Your second card would be such a nice thank you card. Very delicate and girly!

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  8. What beautiful cards, Laurie - love the soft stripes on the banner :-)

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  9. Oh Laurie, beautiful sweet cards. Your colouring is perfect for those adorable cupcakes.

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  10. Beautiful cupcakes, Laurie! I love the simplicity of the cupcake with the banner and wow! those chevrons highlight your cupcake trio!

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  11. EEK! these are both so fabulous! I love those chevrons. WHEW! Just takes your breath away, right? love love love it!

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  12. Fabulous cards, Laurie! I wasn't sure about the new banner dies.... but I thought: "I'll go see how Laurie used them...." And now I want them, so thanks! :)

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  13. YUM! Love your cards, Laurie!

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  14. No calories, my kind of cupcake!! These are adorable Laurie and I LOVE that banner!!

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  15. Oh your cards are so cute today!! And I did wonder about the yardsticks - thanks for straightening that out! Autocorrect - it does make for some laughable moments. :) No worries tho - I bet most of us figured it out.

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  16. Darling cards. Wow, I love that banner on the first card. Hmmmm.... now I want a cupcake to eat.

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  17. Love what you did with the layered banners.

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  18. Love your gorgeous cards today! Especially the berry sorbet chevron one! I can't wait to get my hands on that Layered banner die! Thanks for sharing :)

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  19. These are fabulous Laurie!! I really love that banner die too!! Everything is so cute!

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  20. Absolutely love the way you did the banner. This card is one of the two best of the day. Cute chevron stripe card too.

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  21. Love that first card with the banner die and a bit of stripes....gorgeous cards today!

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