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Friday, July 13, 2012

Fabulous Friday Share The Memories Freebies

Hope you are having a Fabulous Friday!!!  Eeks, I won't mention what day it is... so instead I am going to offer you something fun and FREE so we can forget!!!!

I know some of you use the Share the Memories software, and they are such a generous group, they offer these wonderful freebies and great instructions for how to use them... isn't that sweet?

This wonderful birthday card that you see was created with one of their beautiful freebies! Yeah!!  The really nice thing is that you can use them even if you don't have their software because they share the digital files and not just the version that works with their software.  So, please read on to see where you can get them for yourself.

They shared these great papers (yes, they are the patriotic set) and cupcake liners - they are so popular now aren't they? As you can see from my picture at the top of this post, I used mine on a Birthday card for a 10 year old.  Now it worked out for 2 reasons, 1st his birthday is right around Independence Day and blues and reds work for boys... the stars are a bonus!!!
  • I started with their background paper, after discussions with my "age appropriate consultant" (my son), I chose the blue background paper... because boys like blue (and red as well, but blue was better - lol)
  • I then layered these beautiful "H" and "B" letter buttons (there is probably a more official term, but I'm going with this... these also from Share The Memories and are in my "digital collection" (that is just a fancy way of saying they are in my folder... and added the Happy Birthday to the card.
  • I printed them out on this lovely cardstock I got from Couture Cardstock when I attended the Scrapbook Expo in New Jersey with Lucy (you remember her, she is my enabler and is partly responsible for my paper purchases at the expo, I mean I could have said no...not likely, but I coulda - lol)
  • I then ran it through my cuttlebug Circles embossing folder (if any of you know the real name, please let me know)... I wanted to give it that extra bit of texture and I am glad I did! I was worried about circles, but then embraced the idea
  • Then I added some bling - I mean really, I don't think I know how to make a card without it!!
  • For the inside, I cut out some cupcakes from paper that I have, added a sentiment, finally used a tag I had, and yes, more bling and there you have it!!  A birthday card (for a BOY!!!)
  • I hope you like it!


Now, onto the freebie that inspired this card... This is the picture that greeted me, I mean, who wouldn't think of a birthday party when they are looking at cupcakes, am I right?


Aren't these the cutest cupcakes? I wish I could get the cupcakes too, don't you?? This is the project that they featured with the freebies... If you want to make your own cupcake liners, simply follow these instructions they provided (with some editorializing by me - lol):
  • Start with the cupcakes... you can bake them yourself (let them cool before you add the liner, I mean you want to eat one right away, oh I mean you don't want to burn yourself).  I would probably frost them afterwards, but if they are already frosted, throw them in the fridge and chill them before putting liners on because it is easier to put liners on if the frosting is cold.
  • Print your Cupcake liner templates on cardstock and gather supplies (they recommend the following: small craft scissors, tape, foam squares, toothpicks and if you have them 1.25" circle punch and ribbon if you have it).  Note: Each printed page will have enough supplies for 2 cupakes.
  • Using the scissors cut along outside line of the liner pattern
  • TIP: You can use a 1.25" circle punch to cut out the toppers and it will make it super easy because this is what size they are if printed at full size.
  • Wrap liner around cupcake and tape at seam.
  • TIP: If using a smaller cupcake, just wrap around at the desired height. You can place a smaller cupcake at the bottom of the liner or make it tighter and wrap it around at the top.

  • Using foam squares or tape, attach the front and back circles together to form the topper. Insert toothpick between the circles

  • Add ribbon onto the toothpick or at the bottom of the front circle, if desired.
  • Insert toothpick into cupcake.  Enjoy the finished cupcakes and share.  Don't forget to use your imagination.  The possibilites are endless!


YUM!!!  You may want to hurry, these freebies will be there until July 17th!  Just click here for the freebies and remember, if you order something, let them know you found them through me and don't forget to use my discount code STMMMS63090 to get your discount!!


I am linking up here:
The Answer is Chocolate Open House Link Party - http://answerischocolate.blogspot.com/2012/07/bff-open-house-link-party-62.html

Whipperberry Friday Flair Link Party - http://whipperberry.com/2012/07/friday-flair-link-party-inspiration-waffles.html

Sweet Stampin - Use the Colors of your flag - http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/flags-are-out-at-sweet-stampin.html

Cards for Men - Birthday Card - http://cardsformen.blogspot.com/2012/07/challenge-14-happy-birthday.html 

Craftionary Friday Fun Party - http://www.craftionary.net/2012/07/friday-fun-party-and-features-127.html 

Marvelous Mess #71  - http://www.marvelouslymessy.com/2012/07/marvelous-mess-71-and-features.html

Make it Monday - http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/ 

Disclosure:  I was not compensated for this post, although I am an affiliate with Share The Memories for any purchases you may make with my discount code.  As always, my opinions are solely my own, quirky as they may be :-)


Enjoy! Copyright for Personal Use Antonella DeFalco

31 comments:

Patricia St Martin said...

Antonella, Thank you so much for the nice comment, I'm so glad you like my card. I'm so glad you shared with me the cutest cupcakes and the instructions. Just love your birthday card all the wonderful colors, love how you added the banner and created the stars. Your embossing is wonderful. Thank you so much for joining us at Cards for Men and good luck on the challenge.
Hugs, Patricia

CREATIVE MIND said...

Hello,
Dear its a yummy post,, after seeing these cupcakes..now I want one :)
well done..thanks for the freebie..

chillin with Quillin said...

very nice card, love all the details, and the cupcakes look sooo yummy, well since I cant have one, I'm going to grandaughter birthday today and will have some cake,lol, thanks for sharing!!!
Paula

Ann said...

everything looks great. Love the cupcake wrappers

Kelly Griglione said...

Hi Antonella, thanks so much for your comment on my card article at Inspired by Family. Your cupcake wrappers are so festive, what a great way to "glam" up a party, or any occasion!

Antonella said...

Thanks so much Patricia! Your kind words are very much appreciated! I have added Cards For Men to my blogroll, and will be back to look for great ideas for those hard to design for men in my life - lol!
Hugs, antonella :-)

Antonella said...

I know, those cupcakes... must... have... one... or three... or four... lol... Thanks for your note! Hugs, antonella :-)

Antonella said...

Paula, thanks for your kind note! Oooooh, cake, save me a piece - lol.
Hugs, antonella :-)

Antonella said...

Thanks Ann... now all we need is for you to bake us some yummy cupcakes - lol... Hugs, antonella :-)

Antonella said...

Thanks Kelly! I do love your cards! Hugs, antonella :-)

Debbie said...

Oh how lovely and just right for our challenge at ~Sweet Stampin'~ this week. Debbiex

The Pickin' Pair said...

Hi Antonella...I LOVE the cupcake wrapper and matching topper! So adorable. Thanks for stopping by my blog...I'm following you back! Hugs, Christy

Desire Fourie said...

These are gorgeous. Beautifully designed. Thank you for the love you spread on my blog. Hugs Desíre Digistamps4Joy DT Member Doing Life Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

Mynnette said...

All of these projects are FABULOUS! Thanks for the link and the cupcake idea--it's amazing! And I LOVE the texture on your card! Saw you at MIM--glad I stopped by! :)

Antonella said...

Thanks so much Debbie :-)

Antonella said...

Thanks Christy, so glad to have you join :-) Glad you liked the cupcake wrapper!! Hugs, antonella :-)

Antonella said...

Thanks so much Desire... Hugs, antonella :-)

Antonella said...

Awe, thanks so much! You are so sweet!!! I love the textures you can get... it is a shame they actually cost money, because you can't play with all of them - lol...
Hugs, antonella :-)

Lori said...

Wonderful projects! Love the embossed backgrounds on your cards and the darling cupcake embellishments!

BettyBoop67 said...

Awesome card
Sue xx

Wedgie said...

Fab card!

Thank you for joining the colourful fun at Sweet Stampin this week! Wedgie xxx

Jenny said...

Hi there! Saw you on MIM. Just wanted to let you know I have blog candy if you're interested. :)
My Blog Candy

Cheryl said...

Amazing projects! Wow!

I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m entry #226)

~Cheryl~

**I am having a give-away on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

Just Jaime said...

Love the cupcake wrappers!

xxxtglxxx said...

Awesome creations, love all the bling! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to come visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #89, #90, #91, #151, #154, #155, #173, #254 and #255.
I would love to have you visit my blog!
Hugs,
Julia

Hannah Gonzalez said...

Antonella,
Thanks for checking out my blog eatloveinspire.blogspot.com I am here in return and so happy I came! You did a wonderfuly brilliant job on those cards and cupcakes. I'm a fan!

Lisa M said...

It's 7:30 in the morning..that's not too early for cupcakes is it? They do after all have milk and eggs in them...that's breakfast food, right? :D
Wonderful card and your detailed post was a great read. The tutorial was excellent as well. Nicely done!

Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!

Jo said...

Saw your card on MIM and just wanting to say its gorgeous and best of luck in the challenge. Jox

E.T. said...

oh wow! so lovely!

Chaitrali said...

Nice work... :-) Please check out my paper quilling blog www.pquilling.com

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