For my daughter's first birthday we went with a cupcake theme.  In the hospital for her birth, my husband nicknamed her CupKate and it stuck.
I began the idea of a cupcake invitation with these die cuts that I first stamped with the coordinating frame and then with the cupcake image.  Thinking ahead I stamped extras just incase some didn't turn out right.
I colored the cupcake wrapper with Copics and used hot pink slick puff paint for the frosting detail.  After the paint was thoroughly dry, I applied purple glitter glue for the sweet star. When they were ready, I realized I had forty-eight cupcakes that were usable--way more than I needed.
This is the invite.  The aqua is glitter cardstock and it is a pain to adhere things to, but I really the sparkle it adds.  I used a ridiculous amount of Scor-tape on these to get the ribbon and Mat Stack to stick.
The inside had the party info and a cute little coordinating cupcake which I embossed with aqua embossing powder.
I was pleased with how the icing turned out.  It had a great subtle bumpy texture as if it was hand frosted. :) It dried much quicker than I thought it would so that was a bonus too.

With the extra cupcakes, I whipped up these thank you cards.  I used letterpress paper so it took the embossing folder nicely.  
I still had extra ribbon so I made these drink labels for the party.

And yes, we served cupcakes. :)
Paper: PTI - Raspberry Fizz, Plum Pudding, Stamper's Select White; The Paper Studio - aqua glitter cardstock; Lifestyles - white letterpress paper
Stamps: PTI - Tremendous Treats: Birthday & Tiny Treats: Birthday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, PTI - Raspberry Fizz
Dies: PTI -Mat Stack #5 & Modern Alphabet, Spellbinders - Labels 4
Embellishments: Tulip - pink Slick Puff Paint; Bo Bunny - striped ribbon; purple Stickles; Cuttlebug - thank you embossing folder; Fiskars - corner rounder
This week's Make It Monday Challenge over at Papertrey Ink is glitter detailing.  Hold the phone! Glitter?! YES!
Now you must know I have a love/hate relationship with the sparkly stuff; if I am near it I get it in my eyes & hair, on my face & children, and sometimes even on my husband. I have learned that Stickles glitter glue works better for me than the loose kind. 
I used the Canvas & Linen impression plate on New Leaf cardstock and then embossed it with a Sizzix folder, sewed the perimeter, and added glitter with gold Stickles.  
I embossed the sentiment, added a strip of Scor-tape to help me pleat the ribbon, and attach it quickly. 
The die cut & stamped poinsettia got some foam adhesive for dimension and it also helped it sit better on the pleated ribbon.  I applied clear Distressed Stickles all over the green center and dotted gold Stickles on top. 
The inside got some stamping love with off-the-edge poinsettias.  I used another sentiment from Christmas Poinsettia set on the inside, which I placed in the Fillable Frames #4 image--it fit nicely too! 
Thanks for looking! 
Paper: PTI - New Leaf & Stampers' Select; Staples - white cardstock; The Paper Studio - red
Stamps: PTI - Christmas Poinsettias & Fillable Frames #4
Ink: PTI - New Leaf & Pure Poppy; Versamark - Watermark
Dies: PTI - Christmas Poinsettias
Embellishments: Ribbon Boutique - red satin ribbon; Filagree - gold embossing powder; PTI - Canvas & Linen IP; Sizzix - diamond embossing folder; Stickles - Gold; Distress Stickles - Clear Rock Candy; white thread

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