Friday, February 11, 2022

Cupcake Birthday Cards - Pretty Pink Posh February Birthday Release Blog Hop

 Good morning! I'm excited today to be hopping along for day 2 of a 3 day blog hop to celebrate the BRAND NEW February Birthday Release from Pretty Pink Posh (also available in a bundle HERE if you just want it all!)! Since Pretty Pink Posh is celebrating it's 8th birthday, this release is full of fun birthday theme items - perfect for those celebrations in your own life! Keep reading for more info, details on my cards I'm sharing today, AND of course, some giveaway info at the bottom as well!


There is also this adorable stamp and die set as a free gift with purchase this month, or while supplies last - as well as a discount code to shop! Happy Birthday to everyone, right?


Here is a look at the entire FEBRUARY release bundle - so many fun goodies! You can find it HERE:


I used the adorable Layered Cupcakes stencils to create SEVERAL cards to share today! I used the entire stencil on a panel of cardstock - and did each row with a different color combo. I finished with some glitter, and then trimmed the rows apart to create a total of 4 different cards! If I had kept the color scheme the same, I could have easily mass produced many more sets as well!

I blended the base layer of the cupcakes and the frosting, masking each row and moving down with different color combos on each one.


Next, I added the detail layer stencil, and blended more of each color over the top, which just added some tone on tone depth to each layer. It's also a great way to stretch your inks!


Next, I added some glitter paste over the top of that same stencil layer for some fun sparkle, and set them aside to dry thoroughly, before trimming into strips to use for my cards!


To each card I added a border die cut using Stitched Borders 2, mounted the strip with foam adhesive over the border layer, then mounted on coordinating cardstock. I finished each one off with a stamped and die cut sentiment using the fun new Birthday Scripts stamp set and coordinating die, also mounted with foam adhesive. Nice and simple - and I loved playing with different color combos!


Now...I had another strip, but I accidentally smudged one of the glitter layers on the outer cupcake...so I had to trim it off, and come up with a slightly different card design! No sense wasting a mistake - so instead, I stepped up the design for this card to make up for it!


Since the stencil layers on this were pink and purple and all about the girly colors, I made my layers reflect that. I used two tones of pink cardstock, and a die cut border using a combination of Stitched Borders 2 and Stitched Borders 4.


I also added some foam adhesive to the cupcake strip layer, and embellished with some of the fun new Flamingo pearls.


Sentiment was created with a mix of the new Celebrate Script die, and a stamped sentiment from the new Build a Cupcake stamp set - stamped in the same purple ink that I blended over the cupcake bases for perfect coordination. :)


GIVEAWAY INFO:
Now the fun part - there are a total of 3 $50 Gift Certificates up for grabs - 1 for each day of the hop!!! Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Make sure and leave comments by 11:59 PM PDT on February 16, 2022 to qualify! Winners will be announced after that on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog!

Here is the entire Blog Hop line-up:

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means that if you use one of the links below, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for supporting my blog, and stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


52 comments:

  1. Incredible! I LOVE these cupcakes! Especially the pink one!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Love these gorgeous cupcake cards!! Wonderful colour combinations!Thanks so much for the great inspiration. Take Care! :)

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  3. Love it all, Heather! What a beautiful job and love the layers on the pink card, I think that will protect the pearls when mailing, great tip/technique!!

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  4. If you have lemons, make lemonade. Love
    how you jazzed up the pink card to make
    up for a minor error. Fantastic group
    of cards. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. Heather, love how you arranged the cupcakes on all the cards. Great to see how different colors change the look.

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  6. Love the colors and the especially the sparkle! Great cards! Good job!

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  7. What a fun way to get a bunch of cards from one stenciled piece!

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  8. Oh my goodness, these are fantastic! I love the idea and if you stenciled a whole panel and trimmed them, you could get like 4 cards out of one stencil session! Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Ooooooh, I especially like the GREEN one. Really cute. The sparkley goodies you used are wonderful, too.

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  10. Great designs! I love the glittery details!

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  11. Beautiful cards! Now I desperately want a cupcake lol!

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  12. Heather, your cupcake cards are just beautiful!!
    Angie
    abcammack@comcast.net

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  13. Very pretty cards. You turned your "ink smudge" into an beautiful card. I really like your idea of using each row of the stencil on different cards.

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  14. Your colorful cupcakes are so festive.

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  15. This will be my new "go to" fast birthday card design. Great work!

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  16. LOVE all the shimmer and glitter!

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  17. Love all the cards and the colors. Great birthday cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Cute set of cupcake cards. I like the different colors and sparkle.

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  19. Beautiful cards, Heather! Loved the release video you did. Wanted it all!

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  20. Heather, these are great cards! I love them and I LOVE your idea of cutting those cupcakes apart and making all those cards from them!!! Such a brilliant idea to make simple yet beautiful cards!! Truly a great idea!!!

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  21. These cards are amazing, and the post itself is a wonderful tutorial on cardmaking! So many fantastic ideas, and I am going to end up buying every single thing from this release! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  22. Dear HH - Your cards are all beautiful and the cupcakes look AMAZING - good enough to eat! They seriously look like a confectionery dream! You always do excellent work and these cards are no exception! Thanks for sharing your talent! And BTW I would never ever have guessed that the pink card was to cover a boo-boo. I just was so impressed that we got a bonus card and then I read the text. You would not have needed to disclose that b/c the card is so good!!
    Lori S in PA

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  23. Such lovely cards...great use of the stencil.

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  24. This is a great release by PPP. Sooooo good. And all the inspiration along the hop is so good

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  25. Such gorgeous cards! Love the cupcakes…
    Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Fabulous card! Love that you can get 4 for 1 out of this stencil. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. I love the design of the cards.

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  28. Cute cupcakes and cute cards! Thanks for the ides and Happy 8th to PPP!

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  29. Really cute cupcake cards! I love your pretty color combos!

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  30. Could those cupcakes be any yummier?!? Your last one is exceptional boo boo cover up and all! ;)

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  31. Thanks for sharing so many samples. Love the creativity.

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  32. Oh my, your cards are amazing. I have been thinking I need all the stencils and after seeing your cards I KNOW I need all the stencils!!

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  33. No mistakes, just happy accidents? The pink one is my FAVORITE!!

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  34. So very pretty and I love all the sparkle.

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  35. Beautiful cards! It’s just like walking into a bakery! Happy Birthday to PPP!

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  36. Love the cupcake stencil and stamps, and I like that scripty sentiment. Nice combination and I like that the cupcakes coordinate with the card stock. Cute idea!

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  37. I love this new stencil set and all the design options. Beautiful collection of cards!

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  38. Hi Heather. I love your cards so much!! I am going to buy the stencils as it is beautiful and so different. I am new to stenciling and have a question. You mentioned that you blended the base layer of the cup cake and the frosting and then masking each row. What is masking and the process? Do I need special products. Thanks for your advice

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  39. These are the cutest!! Love everything in this release!!

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  40. What a lovely set of cards - thanks for sharing your talent!

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  41. What darling cards! I just love the pretty cupcakes and your layers!

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  42. lovely cards! I can't wait for my stencils to come! Now I need to order the stamps and dies!!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  43. Cute little cards. I love the monochromatic in the different colors. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  44. Lovely cards, they would be great as invitations too! Well done.

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  45. Those are amazing! Oh the possibilities with that set!

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  46. Great inspiration Heather, with the border dies to frame pieces of a whole stencil piece! Gorgeous PF colors to boot!!

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