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Cupcakes and Regionals (Part 1)

Good evening everyone! I'm finally reconnected to the world via the interwebs and getting back into it before the chaos of school starts. I'll be a real college student, going to a real school (at University of AK Fairbanks), working on a not so-real feeling degree (High latitude Ag.). (It's still pretty far away since a lot of my classes went to electives and not real classes. Ugh.)

Since SU's regional only an hours flight to Anchorage, I HAD to be there! (And so glad I did) I wanted to get the most out of it that I could, so I decided to make swaps. Only problem, we had just moved into the house. I went with a catalog CASE and went with the cute little cupcake card on pg 68(I think). Now, like I mentioned before, I had some issues with this cupcake punch. First of all...builder punches aren't my favorite because of the way they are designed. (But, I learned at Regional that the stocking punch...coming here in a few days to the holiday mini... matches the stamp set perfectly, and its the first to do so. Maybe my thought will change on them)

So, after much thought, I punched out a template, then aligned the stamp on the block to match the punch.

Make sure to align for proper spacing because of the cherry on top!


Here is the finished product. I used So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White and Soft Suede. I embossed the card with the polka dot embossing folder and the scallop border punch for the borders. I added a little glitter to the right side of the frosting too for just a little pop!

At first I wasn't a big fan of my color choice. It was looking a little like buttered popcorn before I assembled it, and the Wild Wasabi border is really what ties it all together. I had a lot of compliments at regionals and I was so excited to be able to participate in that swap! So many beautiful cards!! What I didn't realize is that most people swap card fronts, and put all the info on a label on the back. That way you can write your recipe and have their contact info, then be able to cover it up to give to someone. Wish I did that!

Thats my card there on the bottom left :)
I'll have a part two to regionals bit. I started writing and it would've been really long. I'll save that for later!

Have a scrap-tastic day! Looking forward to getting back to challenges!


  1. So glad you were able to go and have a good time! I really wanted to go but I had promised my kids we were going to the state fair, and thats the only day that would work for all of us, so no convention for me :(

    Welcome back to the net!!

  2. Ooh, the state fair! I'm a ag. junkie, so I love fairs! It was a really good time and learned a few new tricks! Thanks! Its great to be back!


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