Wednesday, March 27, 2013

CupCake Birthday Card

I really like the Retro Sketches challenge for this week so I decided to use some free time to design a card.  Birthday cards seem to be in demand lately so I tried to make a card that would be somewhat unisex.  I used the vanilla embossing powder for the cupcake frosting and then reembossed with iridescent ice to make it sparkle.  It's hard to tell in the photo (still trying to figure out how to take better pictures).

Stamp Set: Create a Cupcake
Colors: Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla, Summer Starfruit, Pacific Point
Big Shot: Argyle Embossing Folder, Lots of Tags Sizzlets
Accessories: Print Poetry DSP, Cupcake Punch, Vanilla Embossing Powder, 
Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (retired), Linen Thread

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Thanks for Your Kindness

Yesterday I had time to play with my stamping toys so I decided to take a look at the Mojo Monday sketch for the week.  I liked the design so I decided to play along.  Although I love the square design, it's more practical for me to make the traditional 5.5 by 4.25 size card.  I have to say, this is the first time I have used the Little Labels Punch Pack.  I love the shapes, just haven't incorporated them into any project yet.

Stamp Sets: Secret Garden, From My Heart
Colors: Primrose Petals, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, So Saffron
Big Shot: Honeycomb Embossing folder
Accessories: More Amore DSP, Core'dinations Primrose Petals Paper, 
Pink Pirouette Taffeta ribbon, Large Rhinestone, Little Labels Punch Pack

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Inspiration from a Tissue Box

A colleague brought a box of tissues to a meeting we were in and as soon as I saw the box I thought of Parker's Patterns!!  I loved the color combination so I decided to recreate the box Stampin Up! style.  I took a picture of the box while in the meeting.  I have to admit, I got a few strange looks.  While I remembered to turn the volume off, I forgot to turn off the flash!  Hey, inspiration comes at all times!

Stamp Sets: Oh Hello, Madison Avenue
Colors: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Big Shot: Floral Fusion
Accessories: Large Pearls

Monday, March 18, 2013

Flower Power

My niece's birthday is today so I made her card that is a little girly but not too girly.  I had some extra flowers cut from the Blossom Party Sizzix die so I decided to use up some of them for the card.  I haven't used the texture technique for a while so it was fun to use it again!  The square lattice embossing folder is perfect for this technique (can't remember what it is called)!  Happy Birthday Emma!

Stamp Sets: Made for You, Patterned Occasions (SAB set)
Colors: Razzberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Basic Black, Midnight Muse, Whisper White
Big Shot: Blossom Party Die, Square Lattice Textured Embossing Folder

Sunday, March 17, 2013

A late Mojo Monday Design

I played along with the Mojo Monday sketch too late but I thought I would post my card anyway (mojo283).  One of those Sunday at 11 pm creations!  The greeting would be better stamped in a darker color, like Island Indigo.  I really like the squished bottle caps, really pretty effect and less pokey.  My trick for scrunching up the doilie is to use carpet to get a grip in the middle and twist.  Sounds strange, but I like the way it looks and it's easier than trying to do this on flat surface ;0)!

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Stamp sets: Fabulous Phrases, Collage Curios 
Colors: Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, So Saffron
Big Shot: Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Apothecary Framelits
Accessories: Soda Pop Top (large), Tea Paper Doilies, Button-subtles, Pool Party Baker's Twine, 1" circle punch