I've shown this card before, in the tutorial I posted on Sunday. But I wanted to talk about it a little more. I found a package of cork craft sheets at Michael's recently--6 sheets for 5.99-- and i had to get them and play. They are soft and pliable, something I wasn't expecting actually. You can cut them very easily with your dies and cuttlebug. I've even used a cuttlekids die for the cupcake. Because of their texture, the cork sheets don't emboss very well, which I found disappointing. I really wanted to see that gorgeous cork texture embossed with my houndstooth embossing folder! I put it through my machine with much excitement, but when I pulled the cork out of the folder it was the same as when I put it in. Oh well, it still makes a deliciously cute cupcake!
stamps: PTI Mixed Messages
ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
cardstock: PTI Stamper's Select White, SU! scraps
patterned paper: Leslie Hanna Blog Candy, cork craft sheet
embellishments: Making Memories crystal brads
tools: Cuttlebug, Cuttlekids cupcake, Spellbinders double-ended ribbon tag customized to fit my sentiment, Cuttlebug large swiss dot border folder (Just My Type set)