Monday, May 10, 2021

Cupcakes for Twofer

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

It's time for another Twofer Challenge!

My first card is either a late Valentine or I'm way ahead for next year.

I used a bubble background from a playdate with Jack.

We put a little dish soap in a cup of water and added some drops of food coloring! 
When you lay a piece of cardstock on the bubbles, you get a wonderful, fun background!

I stamped the cupcake with the letters on the background then stamped again
on some pattern paper so I could paper piece the cupcake.

For my Twofer...

I stamped the cupcake, heat embossed it and colored with Copics.

Shaker cards are always a challenge but fun to give, so I decided to tackle it.

The sequins don't want to shake around much.  I think all but two are stuck
to the edges.  Some of the shakers are stuck to the cupcake intentionally.
Some are not.

The background was embossed with a die.

There's some shimmery sugar on the icing.  Unfortunately the acetate and
shimmer together wouldn't cooperate for a good photo.

I was happy with how the Happy Birthday circle fit in the aperture.

I can't wait for you to see what our Guest Designers and talented Design Team
have done for your amazement and inspiration.

Hope to see your cakes and/or cupcakes in the gallery!

And if you'd like to join in a fun recipe exchange, feel free to add
your favorite cake or cupcake recipe to your post when you play!

I used to bake cakes and cupcakes all the time (me and Duncan Hines that is).
Then I was introduced to card making and the cakes and cupcakes were left behind.

Once a year I bake my hubby's favorite pound cake.
You can see my cake recipe below my card recipe at the bottom of this post.

NBUS #26 - Never Before Used Schtuff

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Little Love (Colorado Craft)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:   Neenah, Gingham Linen Paper (Doodlebug), Bubble Print
Other:  Clear EP, Cross My Heart EF (Cuttlebug)

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Little Love (Colorado Craft)
Ink:   Whisper White
Paper:   Neenah
Other:  White EP, Copics (BG11, R81), Party Confetti Fancy Coverplate (HA), Happy Birthday Circle Frame die (MFT), Double Stitched Circle Die (LI, OOB), Acetate, Foam Sheet, Sequins (SU), WOS

Pound Cake
2 sticks butter
3 cups sugar
8 oz. cup of sour cream
6 eggs
3 cups flour
1 tsp. almond or vanilla extract

Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs one at a time mixing in. Add sour cream and flour alternately.  Add almond or vanilla extract and mix in.  Pour in greased tube or Bundt pan and bake at 325 for 1 hour and 40 minutes turning pan after one hour.


JosieD said...

These cards are so adorable!! Love Jack's bubble background. As usual, it is early morning--I'm sipping my coffee--and so enjoying your card making skills.

Bunny said...

Great cards. Love the way the bubble background was made.

I love almond extract in my pound cake. It's so good. [Bunny]

I Card Everyone said...

Jack looks like he's having so much fun, Bonnie! What a cute kid - I haven't ever tried this, but sure do love your results! In fact, the confetti on card 2 looks a little like bubbles, too!
Your cupcake is darling, and the perfect size in both instances! [psst - I don't have much luck with shakers that actually shake!]
I'll be trying that pound cake of yours, Bonnie - anything with almond is my favorite cake!

Nstiz said...

What fun cards, Bonnie. It’s been a long time since I did this with the kids and still do have some backgrounds I need to use. I love the way you fit the happy birthday in the circular aperture. That image looks so fun to do. Great color choices too.

Darnell said...

I always learn something from you, Bon! Do you use regular cardstock or watercolor for laying on the bubbles? Great photo of Jack and wonderful result! I can't wait to try this and I think it made the perfect background for your scrumptious card of love which could be used for many things/occasions. And good for you for trying a shaker card! It's so cool, even if it doesn't shake that much, and someone will be delighted to pull this from the envelope! Thanks for sharing your pound cake recipe! I have to walk around the block now just from reading it, haha! Hugs, Dolly

Happy Dance said...

What an awesome background, and I love the photo of your helper! Might have to try that with some of the grands this summer!! Your cupcake fits so perfectly with the "L-V-E" on your valentine. So clever, and I love how the ef is tied into your bitty heart on the frosting! Shaker cards can indeed be a pain, but this one turned out so cute! That cupcake really takes center stage against all that white too. It looks good enough to eat! Great cards! Stay safe and take care. xo Bev

Pat said...

Two wonderful cards for the Twofer Challenge Bonnie using that delicious looking cupcake and love your helper making bubbles for the first background and the that brilliant shaker card with the pretty embossing too on the second. x

Daffodil Cards said...

So different, but both stunning.
Faith x

Susan said...

Both are fabulous! Love the bubble background for the first - Jack must have enjoyed doing that with you! And the shaker birthday card is so much fun - great use of the circular Happy Birthday sentiment. First Darnell's Wacky Chocolate Cake recipe, now your Pound Cake recipe - you two have got me wanting to do some baking!

HilaryJane said...

Brilliant twofer, love the bubble background technique too. I must remember that for when my grandchildren come to stay. Love the cake theme this month. Who doesn't love cake? xx

Marcia Hill said...

Your late or early Valentine card is AWESOME Bonnie, and I need to remember this background bubble technique to try with Addy...she will love it! (Probably me too! :0)) And I hear you with your shaker card...everything sticks to my sides too...grrrrrr!! But it's still an ADORABLE card! And the recipe sounds mom used to make pound cake all the time and drizzle mashed up strawberries with sugar over the top...yummmmmmmm!! Hugs. :0)

My Paper Epiphany said...

What a fun way to make a background! Well done Jack! Both your cards are fabulous! Your shaker is so cute. I find them a challenge too:)

nancy littrell said...

Two beautiful, creative and very different cupcake cards, Bonnie. TFS all the details on both cards and your yummy pound cake...the ingredients look delicious. Love the cute photo of Jack and the bubbles. Love and Hugs...we get our 1st vaccine tomorrow:-) and booster in 4 weeks:-) Nancy

Vicky Hayes said...

Two fabulous cards Bonnie! The bubble background is brilliant and I bet Jack loves coming to play with you! I've never thought to replace the O in LOVE with a cupcake but it makes a lot of sense!! The shaker card is super. I would have crowed for half an hour if I'd made the Happy Birthday die fit into the aperture! Loving that people are posting recipes :) Vicky x

R's Rue said...

So cute ☺️

Loll said...

Those cupcake cards look delicious!! :) LOVE that bubble background. Great work Jack!! Fun design with using the cupcake as the "O". And the second card is so sweet with the round sentiment frame. Perfect fit for the cupcake. Your pound cake sounds yummy. Question ... stick of butter is how much? We don't use sticks of butter in Canada. :) xx

Anita in France said...

What a brilliant bubble background you made with Jack, Bonnie ... it adds so much to the whimsical look of your design ... and I love that the cupcake replaces the o in love! I don't do shakers hardly either ... though yours is a delight ... the cupcake snuggles so nicely into the die cut frame ... and those shaker elements behind the lettering look perfect to me! Scrummy recipe ... now all I need is a baker! Hugs, Anita :)

Ros Crawford said...

What a fabulous background your little guy made! I've never seen this done before but it looks fabulous! Two terrific cards and a cake recipe too...

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Thank you for your warm welcome & support. Such a friendly bunch of stampers. Love your 2 cards ... especially that bubble background!

oldpunca said...

Two beautiful and colorful cards, Bonnie. Jack is very talented for making bubbles. :-) Great idea to spend the time together. Background on the Valentine card is fantastic. I've never try out this technique, but I think I should. It is great too, that you have replaced letter "O" with the cupcake. Shaker birthday card is stunning. Thank you for the recipe of the cake. Perhaps I will be able to bake it too. :-) Hugs, Sonja

Cat Craig said...

wonderful cards, love the cupcake replacement of the letter. How fun to incorporate some playtime crafty goodness. That pound cake looks delish!

Heather said...

That background is an absolute winner and how nice to have made it with Jack. Both cards are delightful and delicious!

JoAnn said...

Love your yummy looking cupcake cards. That bubble background is pretty and looks like so much fun. I bet Jack enjoyed helping make it. The shaker card looks fun also. I think I have only made one shaker card but need to try it again. TFS

TK said...

Fantastic cards, and tell them little shaker bits to get moving! The cards are cute, and your cupcake as an "o" is a terrific idea

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a fun way to make a bubble background, Bonnie! The bonus is that you and Jack had a fun playdate! Using a cupcake for "O" is clever.
The birthday card is so pretty! All the colorful sequins, the circle sentiment die-cut, and the confetti embossing make the card so fun and festive. Wonderful twofers with yummy cupcake!
Hideko xx

Leslie Miller said...

Well, first off, I'm noting the pound cake recipe. Sour cream? Love the sound of it! Secondly, the bubble background is fantastic and sounds like tons of fun to make. Can I blow the bubbles? Pretty sure I only have red food coloring, though. I really love the shaker happy birthday frame on your second card. Great twofer, Bonnie!

Trina P. said...

Terrific twofers. The colours are so pretty. Great job, Jack, on creating the bubble background. Looked like he had a lot of fun... I got light headed when I tried the technique. 😂

Sandy said...

Jack is so cute and I do love that bubble background -- I am going to give it a go! By the way Bonnie -- I make a lot of pound cakes - the last one was a brown sugar pound cake which we are eating now - very good!!
Sandy xx

Mac Mable said...

Both cards are yummy and wonderful Bonnie. I extra love Jack's background and what joy it must be to craft with him? x. Playing catch up this week but so glad that I didn't miss these beauties x.

BożenA said...

Two beautiful cards for the Twofer challenge. Your cupcakes look very delicious and I love how you used such different backgrounds for both of them. I see you have a great helper :-)