This week Paper Sweeties is the sponsor over at the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog! Use the picture above as your inspiration and play along and maybe you'll win some fun Paper Sweeties goodies!
Here's what I came up with for the challenge:
I just love the little giraffe and elephant that are a part of the Paper Sweeties Bouncing Baby stamp set! And I love all of the colors in this challenge.. this is what inspired me and of course those banners. I was planning on keeping the background white like the frosting on the cupcake.... but the thought of a white sky just pained me so I used my watercolors to make it an ever so soft blue which was good because it allows my cloud die cuts from the Let's Go To The Beach Sweet Cuts stand out with their sparkly sparkles.
I didn't think these two were going to fit in the umbrella from the Showering You With Love stamp set and dies. And it does look a little squishy in that umbrella boat... but they're good friends... they don't mind! And I cut my little waves from paper I'd watercolored previously using the waves dies from the Let's Go To The Beach Sweet Cuts.
Another one of my favorite go to sets are these happy banners from the Birthday Banners stamp set and the coordinating Dies. Sometimes I like to stamp and color them and sometimes I just like to cut them out of glitter paper. For this one, I decided to do both!
And I decided for my sentiment since I didn't need a baby card right now and not sure when I do need one, will it be a shower, or a congratulations, or maybe a birthday party so I thought the Hip Hip Hooray and banner from the Hello Friends Stamp Set and the used the coordinating banner die from the Be Happy Sweet Cuts set that also has a bunch of cute shapes that you'll use over and over. And remember that little yellow flag on the umbrella boat? When I cut the end off of my Be Happy Banner, it was just right for a flag.
Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check out all of the artwork over at the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog and play along!