Sunday, January 5, 2014


I have been asked to join the Cupcake Inspirations Design Team! Yea! I'm so excited. This is my first challenge in this new role and CIC's first challenge of the year. I hope you will join in. :)

Our sponsor this week is Stamping Scrapping!

Stamping Scrapping is generously offering the Spellbinders Layer Creator Basic by Cindy Echtinaw Designs as our fabulous prize to our random winner! 

Thank you for sponsoring this challenge!

Here is this week's inspiration cupcake and color challenge. 

I was really attracted to the "lights" in the background. I used a kraft cardstock base and my cream layer is embossed with my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder. I used sequins from Lawn Fawn and My Style Stamps to create my own "lights". I covered Macaw DIY Thickers in an un-named gold glitter (from Terri) after attaching them to my card front. The inside is super simple with just a Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment stamped in Stampin' Up's Chocolate Chip ink.

I also made these versions because I liked the card so much. :)

Dear Lizzy Primrose Thickers in gold
Shoebox DIY Thickers covered in glitter
 Thanks for looking. Hope this finds you happy and healthy!

I would like to join these challenges:

Creatalicious Challenges #58: 2014 Wishes
Crafty Hands Challenge Blog #5: Anything Goes
Come and Get It Challenges: Something New (I have never used the DIY Thickers.)
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #240: Anything Goes
Creative Card Challenges 2 #26: Anything Goes
Drunken Stampers Bonus Challenge: New Year's Day
Simon Says Stamp: Something New
Glitter N Sparkle #66: Anything Goes
Great Impressions January Challenge: Use Something New (I used my DIY Thickers.)


  1. This is a beautiful card ! I loved the design the second I saw it ! I am very happy to be part of this design team with you and everyone else ! Look forward to seeing more if your creations !


  2. Very festive card, Alycia! Congrats on the DT gig fellow newbie! I'm so excited to be on the team with you and everyone else too! Here's to a great creative year! Happy New Year!

  3. welcome to the cupcake team, cant wait to see all your lovely creations, your gonna have some fun....this is such a beautiful card, lovely details

  4. Super cute Alycia! I look forward to being on the team with you!

  5. Great card card. Love all the variations too. The addition of the sequins is fabulous. Thank you for joining us over at Creatalicious. Hugs Nina

  6. I love all the texture and sequins. I can't wait to work more with you on CIC. Great work!

  7. Gorgeous card. Love the sequins. Thanks for playing along with us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges. Have a wonderful day and good luck! Hugs, Sujin

  8. I don't blame you for making three versions of this delightful card, Aycia!! I love it! All your shining sequints look like champagne bubbles to me!! Well-deserved congratulations on the design team appointment!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. LOVE this card! Clever use of the sequins with the dotted background. Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions.

  10. Congratulations on your new DT! Your card is sparkly and fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  11. I really like your take on the sketch. In fact I like it so much I had to pin it.
    Thanks for playing with Great Impressions this month.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  12. Great job! I love how you used sequins to represent the lights in the inspiration picture...the colours are really so lovely together! Thanks for playing along with the Drunken Stampers this week!

  13. What a fab design, and great colour too! Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

  14. Fantastic use of the inspiration photo! The thickers and sequins are perfect together!
    Thanks so much for sharing this week at CAGI. We hope to see you back very soon!
    Come and Get It Design Team
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts

  15. Great card, the sequins are so very effective.

    Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our 5th Challenge 'Anything Goes' at CraftyHands Challenge Blog.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx (DT Member)

  16. congrats on your design team gig! i popped over from drunken stampers. i LOVE your new year card,

  17. Love this layout and the entire composition! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Come and Get It!

  18. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for partying with us at Drunken Stampers!

  19. These cards are a classy way to celebrate the new year. Love the sequins and the glittery year! Thanks for joining the party at Drunken Stampers this week!

  20. Love your card. Great take on the photo inspiration. Thanks for playing along with us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Creative Craft Challenges 2 and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

  21. Congrats on being asked to join the DT! That's fabulous :)
    I love all these cards - sequins are just so full of fun & celebration! Thanks so much for playing with the Drunken Stampers this week!


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