This week's Blogger's Challenge is called, "Same, but different". We could do two cards using the same layout or two cards using the same stamps. As you can see, I went with the same stamps. I just got Stampin' Up's Crazy For Cupcakes this week and I've already used it three times!!! That's a record for me! The first card uses one of my favorite layouts and some of my favorite retired Stampin' Up Designer Paper (Petals and Paisleys) along with Stampin' Up's Cool Caribbean (retired) and Pretty in Pink. The buttons are from Doodlebug Designs and the ribbon is from American Crafts. I also used Star Dust Stickles on the candle flame, the sprinkles, and the cupcake wrapper. For the second card, I decided to give Taylor's Cupcake Challenge a try. Don't ask me why I've yet to try one of her challenges, but this is my first one! I used the sketch that she posted for today's challenge, but I had to change it up just a little bit. The sketch called for the sentiment to be on the bottom of the card, but that just wasn't working for this creation, so I moved it over to the side. I'm much happier with the results.
This card uses some more retired Stampin' Up Designer Paper (Dots and Dashes), Cool Caribbean card stock, and Tangerine Tango card stock. I made the "Happy Birthday to You" circle by stamping the sentiment right side up, turning it around, lining it up, and then stamping it again. A Doodlebug Designs button fit perfectly in the middle. The scallop circle is punched from a scrap of Cool Caribbean and I used my paper piercer for the tiny holes. More Doodlebug button are in each corner of the card. I added Star Dust Stickles to this card as well. I'm off to check out what the other ladies have come up with. If you'd like to as well, just click on the "Blogger's Challenge" logo on the right side of my blog. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful weekend...Toodles! :D