Sweet Cupcake for TGIFC104

Birthdays and graduations are right around the corner!  I was thinking about that as I was coming up with my “what to make” for today.  This time of year, I like to have some cute gift card holders on hand.  You never know when you’ll be invited to a celebration!  And having the gift card holders ready to go means that if need be, I can stop on the way to the party to pick up the “gift” since the packaging is all ready.  That can be a huge plus in our busy schedules.

I like to make the gift card holders kind of fun!

So when I saw the TGIFC104 challenge

TGIFC104 Polka Dot Challenge

using Polka Dots, I knew just what I wanted to do.

I pulled out the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits

and my favorite Pop of Pink designer paper

to make an envelope.

Sweet Cupcake gift card holder for TGIFC104 from theartfulinker.com

After the bag was assembled using Tear and Tape,

I cut a piece of Berry Burst cardstock ( 144243 sneak peek)

with one of the tag dies included with the

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.

Then, I stamped it in Berry Burst ink (144083 sneak peek) with

the sprinkles image from Sweet Cupcake — more dots for the theme.

The cupcake bottom was stamped in Archival Basic Gray

and the top was stamped in Berry Burst.

Then, the pieces were cut with the Cupcake Cutouts Framelits.

Sweet Cupcake gift card holder for TGIFC104 - detail - from theartfulinker.com

To get the texture on the icing, I did two things.

First, my ink pad was juicy so instead of tapping the ink on I dragged the stamp across

the ink pad — you can see the streaks that created.

Then, I came back in with the Fine Tip Glue Pen and added glue to

all of the white spaces before sprinkling them with

Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

I cut four of the “wish” in Basic Black with a die from the Cupcake Cutouts.

They were adhered to each other with Fine Tip Glue and then coated

on the top with more Fine Tip Glue.

It gives the word a lacquered look.

Sweet Cupcake gift card holder for TGIFC104 - inside - from theartfulinker.com

Inside, I added a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock.

Attached to it is a strip of Pop of Pink designer paper

with a layer of Pop of Pink washi.

A gift card slides right under the strip.

The Gold Binder Clip on the end is decorated

with a tassel made from Black Baker’s Twine.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Sweet Cupcake gift card holder.

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  • Reply
    April 27, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Wow! This is super stunning! That cupcake looks delicious! I especially love how you’ve used the fine tip glue pen on the phrase here! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week over at TGIF Challenges! 💖

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      Sara Levin
      April 28, 2017 at 7:55 am

      Thank you Carolynn! The Fine Tip Glue Pen has become a favorite tool for me.

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