Weekly Inspiration Challenge – CUPCAKES!

Who doesn’t love a cupcake? These yummy, bite sized morsels have been making their way into scrapbooking for the past little while and they are one of the most delicious themes around! They are the perfect embellishment for birthday and celebration layouts, as well as anytime you want a sweet and pretty theme. You can make yummy cards, tags and gifts with them as well. If you haven’t explored this confection for your crafting projects, have  a look at these inspirational photos and websites:

Doodlebug Designs Confections Themed Collection includes super sweet papers, stickers and brads.

Leah Fung made a 3-D cupcake from the scrapbooking supplies that would be so lovely for party favours.

And check out Close to My Heart – they have written a complete “Recipe Book” with instructions to make several yummy varieties of 3-D cupcakes.


If you like to use die cuts, Cricut has a few cartridges that feature cupcakes images. Check out the Doodlecharms and Celebrations cartridges for ideas. Sizzix has 7 different cupcake dies to choose from, as well as embossing folders and a die to make an actual cupcake holder (oh so cute for a party!!!)

And Stampin’ Up has a great selection of cupcake themed rubber stamps that can be customized to any porject you are working on by using various tops, bottoms and sentiments in any color combination.

And just because I love to look at (OK, AND eat!) real cupcakes, get a load of these by Melinda’s Fantasy Cupcakes!


How sweet are they? Check out her flickr photostream for more amazing cupcakes. How’s THAT for inspirational?

So why not spend some time this week creating cupcakes – real or for your paper crafting projects!

Check back tomorrow for Tip Tuesday!

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