Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Pink Persimmon Circus Birthday!
Tonite I thought I'd post a birthday party ensemble I created for Pink Persimmon's new release "Vintage Cupcake" stamp set. I thought I was going to have a coronary when I first laid eyes on this set! I had to pop an email off to Darcy and tell her about the cool vintage clown cupcake picks that I had PASSED up at a junk sale up by my cabin! I was so sad that I didn't buy the jar of cupcake picks, because at the time, I thought, WHAT am I ever going to do with these and why would I buy them? So I put a call in to my Aunt Jackie up in Cumberland, WI and asked her if she could track down those picks from their friends, who are local antiques dealers. SHE SAVED THE DAY! I GOT MY CLOWN PICKS! They even came with little circus figures! So I modeled the invitations after the cupcake picks, and created these simple invites by paper piecing with various scraps of fun paper. I used light walnut copic to color in the chocolate frosting on the cupcakes.
I thought it would be fun to create these little paper throw-away cupcake toppers; I found the little toothpick pinwheels at Macy's; they are by Martha Stewart and come in an assorted color pack. I simply punched out circles with my nestabilities dies, and then stamped Pink Persimmon clowns, balloons & tents on them.
I created a birthday card for the lucky birthday kiddo, and made it extra tall and large, so I could add a cupcake with a pick on top to match the cupcakes. I used Our Craft Lounge Sparkly fluff for the cupcakes, to create soft, 3-d frosting with sprinkles in it!
I also discovered a cool thing; if you use the banner/awning stamp from this set, you can punch out the scallops with your Stampin Up 1/2 circle slit punch. It works PERFECTLY!
I used the patterned paper scallops to decorate my clown card.
My desk pretty much looked like the circus had hit town by the time I was done with my ensemble!