The cupcake one has to be my all time favourite. I stamp the image onto whisper white cardstock and then again on two different pieces of designer paper. I cut out the top and bottom separately and then stick them onto the whisper white image. Easy. It does also mean I can through another one together with the two remaining pieces of paper. Two cards for one really. I use Kindy Glitz for the flame and also to highlight the sprinkles.
Birthday balloons is very similar and made use today of a lot of little scraps of designer paper. You know the little bits we all hoard but never know what we'll use them for. I simply stamped the balloons, starting with the middle one, on the whisper white cardstock, trimmed it to the size I liked, decided on which colours to mount and make the final card out of and then stuck the cut out balloons on with dimensionals. Just to add a little more dimension I used versa mark clear ink to stamp the streamers on the card front. I used a rub on sentiment for something different and then added Kindy Glitz for some sparkle.
Stamp Set/s: Crazy for Cupcakes
Inks: Basic Black, Versa Mark
Cardstock/Paper: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa. Ballet Blue, Whisper White; dsp varied scraps!
Tools & Embellishments: Paper Cutter, Bone Folder, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, Paper Snips & Kindy Glitz.