My Pink Stamper announced a Blog Hop challenge this past Friday during her fun Pinkalicious Blog Hop. This was the first Blog Hop featuring the new MPS Design Team! I have to say I had a great time hopping along it Friday night! The talent is just amazing and very well-rounded in technique demonstrations and ideas!
I was actually excited about this challenge since it was a two-fold motivation of getting a kick-start on a pending project and participating in a challenge. Believe it or not I had EVERYTHING to start this project on hand so I got cracking on this Friday night!
I recently volunteered to make banners and cupcake toppers for a daughter of a dear friend’s third birthday. She gave me a theme and creative licence to run with whatever I wanted to do. Once I saw the challenge posted by MPS, the light bulb started to glow! I got to follow the challenge and combined my favorite color scheme (pink, black and “bling”) my favorite technique of incorporating animal print (I LOVE ANIMAL PRINT!) , my favorite Cricut project of creating birthday swag and one of my top fav Cricut Cartridges, Rock Princess – the creative possibilities that cartridge holds is unbelievable.
I just finished the project with two weeks to spare and in the nick of time to meet the MPS deadline. The project was a bit larger than I anticipated, but I think it will be the perfect proverbial cherry on top for the birthday party!
Thank you for stopping by and sharing a piece of life’s pie with me!
Recipe (for the banner details, I used Design Studio and it was very complex in demotions and it would take two blog pages to break down, so if you want the exact info, I do have that information, please feel free to contact me directly or leave me a comment.):
- Cricut Cartridge: Rock Princess, Mini Monograms (scallops and cupcake topper base; see cupcake topper base and layers) and Celebrations ( set at 5.5 for banner; find on page ).
- Cupcake Topper: Scallop from Mini Monograms set at 2 inches for base. The next layer set at 1 3/4 inches.
- Princess Rock Image: Skull Font was set at one and 1/4 inches.
- Princess Rock plain cupcake image with cross-bones was from the image that cuts both cupcake and cross-bones. I had to change-up the paper and the font size from each other so there was a bit of waste in that step. The pink cupcake was set at 1 inch and the cross-bones were set at 3/4 inch. I then layered them using a pop dot to elevate the cupcake from the cross-bones.
- Paper: Recollections, Michael’s Open Stock embossed and textured paper (Pinkini, Ballet and Very Berry and Shimmer Cream). Silver Glitter Cardstock from clearance rack at Target ( I used this behind the # 3 on the banner and cupcake “dots”).
- Ribbon: All Celebrations (Michael’s brand) Hot pink and black 1/2 inch zebra print ( bow for banner),one and 1/2 inch hot pink zebra print (treading for banner), 1/8 inch black satin ribbon (bow for cupcake topper).
- Accent Pen: Uni-Ball Signo- White (used for dots on scallops and smile on cupcake face)
- Stickles Diamond (used as an accent on cupcakes on both banner and cupcake toppers and to outline the # 3 on the cupcake toppers).
- Wilton Lollipop Sticks, Pack of 50 at 4 inches - Michael’s
- Pop Dots: I used these to add dimension to cupcake toppers under the second layer and I added these to the 3rd layer to the banner.
- Hot Glue Gun: I used a hot glue gun to attach lollipop stick to topper and to attach the small bow on the cupcake topper with the # 3 on it.
* Please note that I cut off legs and arms of the “cupcake man image” on the one on the banner as well as the one for the cupcake topper.
Again, thanks for stopping by and having
a piece of life’s pie pirate cupcakes with me!