Hello, Cupcake! Blog Hop

February 26, 2011

Today is Cupcake Day!! We're serving up these yummies until Sunday Midnight. C'mon now. I want to see good manners. Share with your friends.
If you arrived here from KAndrew Designs/Getting Cricky blog you are on the right track. To start the hop at the beginning go to Hello, Cupcake Hop.

What a better way to spend a cold winter day then hoppin' along checking out all the Recipes for Cupcakes! We hope you find one that suits your fancy! The theme "Cupcake" was our only parameter! Got Milk?! Or your latte? Here we go . . . .

Here is what is on the menu for today: Cupcakes!!

1. Janis at Pause, Dream, Enjoy
2. Sheree at Cravin' Scrappin'
3. Sandra at 365 Days of Cricut
4. Mary at Cardz TV
5. Melissa at A Paper Journey
6. Pam at Simply Pam
7. Sharon at MeeMee's Creations
8. Corri at Bug Lover Cards
9. Theresa at The Scrapbooking Queen
10. Kristal at KAndrew Designs/Getting Crickyblog
11. Krista at Krista's Paper Cafe <<--- You are here! 12. Liz at Skittles and Scrapbooks
13. Mandie at Mandie's Scrappin'
14. Laura at Makin' Pretty Things
15. Christy at Ladybugz-Creations (My good friend)

I had a lot of fun with this blog hop theme--Hello, Cupcake! I use a Pazzles Inspiration personal paper cutter. It comes with it's own software. You can design your own creations from the start. So if you like to be original, Pazzles is the machine for you! I am still quite new at it. Maybe six short months. So there is a lot I have yet to learn to do with this mighty machine. Pazzles does have quite the learning curve, but it is so worth it as it allows me to be original.

Making cupcakes is pretty easy. I decided to take the theme and the techniques I have learned so far to make a Cupcake Birthday Party Kit. Although the main pieces are not original ideas, I "drew" each piece from scratch in Pazzles. (They are patterns that I created, not files or tracings from others. That would be wrong.) However, I think you'll find a couple totally original pieces: the Treat Box and the Game Piece. I am happy with how all pieces turned out (or I wouldn't show you). I hope you enjoy this "Cupcake Birthday Party Kit." I am offering to sell the cut file. As I write this, the file is a WPC file. This is what Pazzles uses. However, I am working on converting it to SVG. Please let me know if you have questions or suggestions on the file development and/or attainment.

Because there are a number of pieces in the Kit and thus quite a few pictures. I think a video will make viewing more enjoyable. However, if you would like to see still photos of the Party Kit, go to my fan page on facebook. If you like what you see while you are there, I ask you to "like" my page.

Without further ado, I present the "Hello Cupcake! Video." I love the song! And I sure hope that you do not get distracted by my adorable assistant! I know he takes the cake, but please try to stay focused on the subject matter!

Blog Candy--Set of 4 Cards

Now we must have cupcakes. My blog candy will include a set of 4 Cupcake Birthday Cards similar to the ones pictured here. The file comes from The Cutting Cafe. Love the Cutting Cafe!! To be eligible for the parting gift, become a follower of Krista's Paper Cafe and leave a comment on this post. For this hop's blog candy--I'll ship anywhere!! I have some regular fans outside of America who are very dear to me!! (Be sure I can contact you.) I will draw the winner Monday.

Thank you for coming to the "Hello, Cupcake!" blog hop. I have been having a good time hopping. Now I am craving cupcakes!! Your next stop is with Liz at Skittles and Scrapbooks. Have a fun day!!

180 comments on “Hello, Cupcake! Blog Hop”

  1. I am craving a cupcake also. Great gift set and video. Love your blog candy so much. These cards are adorable. TFS and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  2. Great job... what an adorable collection of cupcake treats. You have a new follower. TKS - AJ queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. hey krista, i see you got the swing of hopping, lol.

    take care and thanks for the love. i just wanted to stop to say hello.

    big hug my friend 😛

  4. Edible artwork. Love it! I created something similar last year using the MS fringe scissors and paper to match the flower petals. Then I iced the cupcakes so the center looks like the flower itself.

  5. hi krista! i love the video! and i would love to win a set of your cupcake cards! that would be too kewl!
    thank you marie

  6. Fabulous!!! I love the cupcake party set- especially the colors you chose. They would work equally for girls and boys. I love blog hops because I go to blogs that are new to me like yours and get totally inspired. Thanks so much!

  7. Great ensemble, cute kid too. Love your blog, this is my first time her and I will return. Thanks for the blog candy.

  8. I thought I left a comment yesterday but didn't see it. I love your projects what a great set for a birthday party. Your video is also great, I love to see how things are created. I also LOVE your name Krista is my daughters name. Big Blog Hugs

  9. What a lot of work - fabulous inspiration. You made a complete party collection. I hope your little birthday boy had a great time. I haven't been to your blog before and am a new follower.

  10. These are so cute. I thought about Pazzles....Hmmmm.. you might have just nudge me a little more. LOL My bday is coming up!!


    simplycricutting at gmail dotcom

  11. Looks like you were busy. Everything is so adorable. Gets me started thinking about my sons upcoming third birthday!

  12. Such great projects. This blog hop has been great so many wonderful projects have been made. TFS

    kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

  13. Wow Krista - I want to come to your party! I love all of these projects - fabulous! I wish my kids were little enough to still enjoy this sort of party - they are all teens! Speaking of kids - your assistant is adorable 🙂 I was quite distracted I have to admit... I am already a follower of your sweet blog and so happy to be so 🙂

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  14. I think you are such a clever person. Loved all your ideas especially the pin the top of cup cake. TFS. Thanks for a chance to win cards.


  15. What a darling idea! This has been a great blog hop!
    I'm hungry for a cupcake!
    happiqueen at aol dot com

  16. I just love your project. I think it is awesome that you dont use the same as everyone else (aka cricut). I like to see what other things can do.

    Ps. I love my Cricut!

    ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

  17. Too Cute!! Love all the birthday items. Your video and song are super super cute! I would love to know who sings that song and if it's on itunes?
    mcclusks at bellsouth dot net

  18. Your cupcake birthday party cute is so adorable. You thought of everything that would be needed for a cool party. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

  19. Cute cards. I love the idea for the party game put the cherry on the cupcake--very clever. Thanks for the chance to win, Mary

  20. OMG Krista, these are adorable. Waiting for the next birthday party to try these little sweet cupcakes. I liked your video very much. How did you make it? can you please tell me :)))
    Have a good weekend and enjoy 😀

  21. Krista what a beautiful video!!!...I had to watch it twice to "see" your cute projects as I was caught up in the video process the first time. Looks like your son and you are already for the party...I loved that you also made a thank you card. Your blog candy cards looks beautiful as well thank you so much for sharing all.
    Cathy S

  22. I love these cupcake birthday cards. I have used this cutting cafe file, but they certainly didn't come out as bright and cheery as yours. Great job!!

  23. What a delightful video, and what a great party theme to create for. Your cupcake cards are A-DOR-A-BLE!!!! Would be tickled pink to be lucky enough to win these sweet creations. Have a great weekend!

  24. I just loved your video and the cupcake designs. I was so very distracted by your most adorable assistant!! He is too cute and looks like a wonderful helper. I love his smile. Oh, I guess I should stick to the cupcakes(see I told you he was very distracting)lol... I really enjoyed your video too.

  25. Now I love this !!! You did an amazing job. Thnaks for taking the time to share your talent with all of us.

    Hugs & Scraps

    I am a new follower !!!

  26. Oh my what a sweet project but sweeter assitant you have there... he super SWEET I guess he did distract me ... hee hee

    Your cupcake birthday party theme rock the house...
    Thank you for sharing your amazing talent today
    The Scrapbooking Queen

  27. I loveeee you idea! a whole party theme is a great creation and your "drawing" of the design is wonderful, im very impressed, new follower! 🙂

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