Friday, May 25, 2012

May PTI blog hop

Yesterday, I showed you the set of cards I made for Thomas' teachers on his last day of preschool.

But his main teacher deserved a little special attention.  I was inspired by the PTI blog hop photo:


When I saw that fancy place setting, I immediately thought of the fancy treat that might be served on one of those plates.  Actually, I thought the cupcake card would make a cute place-card, with the person's name written on the hanging tag instead of "merci"... but that's for another day :)  I needed a french thank you card right now.

In addition to the card, I made a gift-card holder using the Clear and Simple Stamps "mini tri-fold 1" die.  (It's larger than the PTI lunchbox note and the giftcard holder, in case you're wondering.)  I thought it would be fun to decorate it to match the main card.  The cupcake wrapper, the same swirl of frosting - we're seeing a cupcake here, right?

(When we delivered the present yesterday, there was a gift-card in there, I promise...just showing my level of procrastination again here... hee!)

Here's the set.  For both, I stamped the cupcake wrappers with PTI's gingham background in black, and stamped flowers from "in bloom" onto some scraps of lime green paper (I know it's SU papers, and I think the color is kiwi kiss.)  The "frosting" was embossed with an SU folder and sprayed with a studio calico shine mist.

I wanted the flowers at the top to look like whimsical, edible flowers, so I cut in between the petals and curled the blooms a bit.  That made all the difference in giving the card some movement.

Hope you like my set - and I hope Thomas' teacher was a bit wowed too :)

Thanks for hopping over here - have a great weekend!

45 comments:

  1. What a special treat! Love the curled flowers & that textured frosting is very fun! :)

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  2. Just wow! Gosh do you ever inspire me.

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  3. how beautiful is this?? wow:)!

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  4. Elena!! This is gorgeous!! Completely stunning.

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  5. This is gorgeous as always, Elena! Love the ombossing and the gingham! Simply fabulous!

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  6. Wow! BEAUTIFUL, Elena! Great texture and colours and I love how you have used the In Bloom flower on top of the cupcake. Great work!

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  7. What a cute cupcake card Elena, the embossing is a lovely detail.

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  8. LOVE your set Elena - so sweet and pretty!!!
    Have a wonderful week-end, hugs, Karin

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  9. Elena your cupcake is beautiful! I love all of the details you added! Have a great day!

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  10. Beautiful cupcake card , love the flower on top!

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  11. Wonderful. Love those flowers at the top of the flower. The embossing & gingham are gresat.

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  12. This is beautiful, Elena! I love the idea of you making more as place cards!

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  13. impressive and Ireally like how you created the frosting.

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  14. Again! You're number one, again!! You amaze me with your quickness and your gorgeous creations! Love this beautiful cupcake card!

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    1. haha - I knew you'd remember I was first last month too :) and for the record, last month it was cool... but 2x, how embarrassing. I must look super eager ;) Truth is, I just wanted it up so I could go bathe my kids already, lol!

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  15. Love all the texture and shine Elena. The teacher will surely love this.

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  16. These are fabulous!!
    Love the flowers on top!!
    And I'm sure his teacher greatly appreciated them...
    it's Summer break and they appreciate everything right now! :)

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  17. So pretty! The frosting looks like I could eat it!
    The flowers are wonderful and the pretty black rhinestones are a perfectly placed!

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  18. Beautiful card- gr8 take on the challenge.

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  19. Elena, what a clever idea, the matching cupcake card and gift card holder! You've executed it beautifully, with cupcakes that not only look so polished and delicious, lol, but that fit the blog hop inspiration so well too! VERY nice, my dear!

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  20. Elena this is DARLING...what a cute idea!

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  21. LOVE it... I love how you stamped In Bloom on PP to cut them out - so pretty. And the gingham in black is so gorgeous!! I am sure she was thoroughly impressed!! :)

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  22. I love your cupcake card!!!!!

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  23. This is really beautiful! I love the soft feel that this card has.

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  24. This is so elegant! I love it!

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  25. Wow, these are gorgeous Elena. She is going to be thrilled.

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  26. love, love, love it!! what a great giftie!

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  27. Oooo, how pretty! Love the texture and the gingham. I'm going to have to check out the C&S tri-fold card - looks like a perfect size.

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  28. Oh this is so pretty and elegent Elena.

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  29. This is so cute! I'm sure the teacher loved it.

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  30. This is so cute! I'm sure the teacher loved it.

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  31. A beautiful cupcake and gift card holder! Love the dimension on the flowers at the top! So pretty!

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  32. What a delicate cupcake! I totally see all the different elements you took from the inspiration photo, it is really shabby chic, and I totally love it :)

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  33. I love the flowers on top! Such a cute idea.

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  34. They are both great. Love the flowers.

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  35. WOW!! Your card is BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE your take on the challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!! =)

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  36. I just adore this card and gift-card holder, both pretty and practical!
    Love all the textures and patterns..... The flowers on the top are thee cherry on icing (so to speak)!
    Jenny x

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  37. What a great gift set. I love the combinations of colors and textures, and what a great idea to put the sentiment on a tag with those flowers.

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  38. So cool! I love the texture and flowers.

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