Cupcake Challenge Anniversary

Stampin up its a loop thing cupcake challenge

Prizes!  Prizes!  Taylor Van Bruggen is celebrating the one year anniversary of the Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge.  Each of the Weekly Cupcake Crew has designed their own sketch to celebrate.  As a past featured cupcake stamper, I get the privilege of participating in the fun and sharing my design using Taylor's sketch challenge.  You can check out the sketch on her blog and find out about the prize you can win by participating!

You also don't want to miss out on the awesome grand prize for one person who participates in ALL of the 9 sketch challenges.  We hope you'll help us celebrate this yummy occasion!

Please check out the rest of Taylor's cupcake sketch samples by these talented stampers.

Terri Dodd
Laura Fredrickson
Mary Jo Albright
Taylor Van Bruggen

I used Stampin' Up's Classy Brass Template Dots to dry emboss the large dots on Baja Breeze and Classy Brass Template Floral Frenzy to emboss the tiny flowers on the Tangerine Tango Scallop Edge Border.  Pretty cool.  The Baja Breeze cupcake stamp on the oval (and envelope) and "hey, cupcake" rub-on are both included in the Hand Drawn Bundle (Hostess Level 3). 

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Stamp Set:  It's a Loop Thing (115535, Hostess Level 3)
Paper:  Baja Breeze Textured (111345, Assorted In Colors), Tangerine Tango Textured (111345, Assorted In Colors), Kiwi Kiss Textured (111345, Assorted In Colors), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Baja Breeze (111833)
Cool Tools:  Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Class Brass Templates Dots (109540) and Floral Frenzy (111807), Light Table (102888), Stylus (100663), Big Shot Die Shot Machine (113439), Sizzlits Birds and Blooms (113485), Nestabilities Ovals (www.ucutathome)
The Perfect Touch:  Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (109070), Loop to Loop Rub-Ons (115535, Hostess Level 3), Button Bouquet Designer Buttons (112092), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Hand drawn bundle


  1. After seeing this card and that darling envelope, I feel as though I must have that set… I wish there were another way to get it… As always, beautiful card, Mary!

    Hi Sherrie:

    I agree, this stamp set, rub-ons and DP is to die for.

    It may seem impossible to reach a hostess 3. However, if you team up with a few friends, you can consolidate an order (even on-line–full benefits are available–much like a hosting a workshop) and earn all the hostess benefits, plus (starting Feb. 1) all the Sale-A-Bration freebies for being both a customer and bonus as a hostess. Free catalog when you order on-line starting Feb. 1, too.

    With the release of the new catalog and SAB, it doesn’t take much to get to hostess 3. Good timing.

    No pressure . . . just fyi 🙂



  2. Great job with the challenge Mary! Love the cute little buttons.

  3. Just the sweetest! I love the colors and dry embossed circles ROCK… 🙂 Love the buttons to Mary!! TFS! 🙂

  4. I love the hey cupcake rub ons, so wish we had them in the UK! Great job on the sketch I love the card.

  5. Very cute! Love the cupcakes!

  6. This is wicked Mary! I didn’t get that set when we are able to, but now I wish I did! Great job!

  7. How darling! Love the button flowers, (I’m addicted to anything buttons right now!) and the yummy ribbon on the textured cardstock! An all-around, well-balanced card! TFS! Hugs, Monica

  8. Yummy card! I definitely want the texture plates. I love how you used them.

  9. How cool is your card? I love the large ‘hey cupcake’ sentiment; it makes the focal! As usual, thanks for the inspiration, Mary.

  10. Mary,
    I just have to tell you your work is AMAZING!!! Your space is BEAUTIFUL! I think i want to be you when I grow up! 🙂
    You are SERIOUSLY talented!!!

  11. great sketch.
    Great card! and i love those colors together. That is a good idea about stamping your stamp on white CS and then cutting it like regular printed CS. Thanks Mary. You are so cleaver.

  12. colleen kramer

    Fun! Fun! Fun! I really like this bundle. Super cute! Think I might try my hand at the sketches this weekend!

  13. Such a FUN card Mary! Colors, details – just makes ya happy!

  14. How fun is this card!!! I love it – the colors and sketch are awesome 🙂

  15. Well, this is so CUTE! What a great use of the sketch and great color. You know you brought life to that set, I wasn’t a fan of it but it’s SO cute!

  16. This is super cute! I used the same sentiment on my version of Jackie Pedro’s sketch.

  17. Beautiful card Mary. Love the colors, buttons with flowers, and that oh so cute cupcake image!
    have a wonderful weekend.

  18. Wow!! What a fabulous card! I love the embossed circles and the flowers on the scallops.

  19. Super cute card, Mary…love this color combination!!

  20. What a brilliant take on this! BEAUTIFUL!

  21. This is super cute, Mary! I love the color combo you used and the pretty flower buttons! Thanks for helping make today the yummiest day in blogland!

  22. Your card is wonderful Mary! Love the dry embossing…

  23. So cute. I love cupcakes and that set is adorable. I love the color combo.

  24. Too cute Mary! Love your colour combo and those little flowers with buttons are awesome! You rocked the sketch…your work is always so beautiful!

  25. This card is fantastic Mary! I love your color combination and those “hand-drawn” cupcakes are so adorable!

  26. Super Cute! I am really sorry I didn’t get this level 3 on pre-order. I guess I will have to earn it, unless you have an extra you want to trade….;)

  27. What a great card Mary! I just love the colors you used, what a sweet & fun card!

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