Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Anniversary Cupcakes Card

Hi There! Is your week off to a good start? We are enjoying our last week of school finally! The girls and I are definitely ready for summer!

I've been doing a lot of scrapbooking lately and had my scraps from a page I did using Pebbles' Hip Hip Hooray line on my desk just begging to be made into a card- I LOVE the rainbow colored plaid paper! I paired it with the Create a Cupcake set by Stampin' Up! and came up with this:


Stamps: Create a Cupcake set, A Word for You set by Stampin' Up!
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi classic inks; Versafine Black Onyx
Paper: Whisper White, Dafodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party cardstock by Stampin' Up!; darker pink cardstock by Bazzill Basics; Hip Hip Hooray collection by Pebbles, Inc.
Accessories: Cupcake Builder punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Pool Party Baker's Twine, Basic Rhinestones, White Signo gel pen, Dazzling Details (all by Stampin' Up!)

I've had the idea to do little lovey cupcakes for awhile and I'm glad to finally see it on paper- they are so cute! I also love the color pallet of this card- so bright and cheerful you can't help but smile! I have to thank Pebbles for that, hee!

Well, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day! Thanks for popping by to take a peek at my card!


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Take a Chance Card

Hi there!

I wanted to say thank you to everyone for your kind words and comments over the last few days! It is very nice to hear and really does make my day when an email like that pops through!
Want to see the card that got me into the Paper Crafts Magazine Gallery Idol Contest in the first place? Here it is:


paper: Crumb Cake and Whisper White cardstock by Stampin' Up!
Washi Tape: Sea Foam Chevron by SEI

I created the mini poster in word and then printed and cut it out. I tore one of the chance strips off- someone wasn't afraid to take one! :) I added a little strip of Washi tape to finish it off- now it looks like it's hanging on a wall somewhere...

I saw some inspirational picture on Pinterest that had a poster similar to this and decided to make a card with that idea. I changed the words but the feeling still comes across the same way. It definitely encouraged me! I'm so glad I decided to enter it into the contest this year!

If you still haven't voted, please go check out all of the entries for the 2012 Paper Crafts Magazine Gallery Idol Contest! Voting is open until noon tomorrow. They will announce who goes through to the next round on Friday!

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to take a chance every now and then- you never know what might happen!


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Stamped Confetti Card


Thanks to the Paper Crafts Magazine Gallery Idol Contest, I have another card to share with you today! I was in full rainbow mode all weekend and ended up making a bunch of fun cards with the theme You Color my World. Here is one of them:


Stamps: Confetti (a pencil eraser), Friendly Phrases by Stampin' Up!
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Regal Rose, and Blushing Bride classic inks by Stampin' Up!; Versafine Onyx Black
Paper: Sahara Sand by Stampin' Up! OP White by Bazzill Basics

I stamped each of the confetti dots with a regular old pencil eraser! It worked perfectly for the look I was going for. I love the subdued look the Sahara Sand cardstock gives each ink color, too- it's rainbow with out being too rainbow, right? Hee!

If you haven't voted yet, please visit the Gallery Idol Contest page- all of the cards entered are so inspirational! Have fun voting for your favorite!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Monday, June 4, 2012

A Tie Dye Technique... for Paper!

Hello there!

I have a fun card to share with you today! I made it for the second round of this year's Paper Craft Magazine Gallery Idol contest. The theme was you color my world and here is what I came up with using the rainbow as my inspiration:


Stampin' Up! Stampin' Write Markers
Whisper White, Basic Black cardstock
watercolor paper
Mini Mister
Silhouette Cameo (to cut out letters)

I have never tried tie dying before- on fabric or paper- but I'm so glad I did! I love how it turned out! Here is a little tutorial on how I did it!

First, gather your supplies:

Next, scribble a rainbow bulls eye onto your watercolor paper:

Next, you are going to mist it with water but before you do, have your heat gun ready to dry your paper:

Go ahead and spray your watercolor paper- The more water you add, the more the colors will run... the trick is not to get it so wet that everything turns brown and yucky

When it looks like you want it, zap it with the heat gun to set the color. This will warp the paper but it uncurls once it is dry again!

Not too tricky, right? Hee! A trick I learned with this technique is to start with a larger sized watercolor paper panel then you will need for your final project. That way, if the colors all run to the edge and pool, you can still cut them off without losing the tie dye effect.

Now that you know how I did it, please head on over to the Paper Crafts Magazine Gallery Idol Contest page and vote for your favorite rainbow themed card! Every single card entered is so creative! I can't wait to see who ends up in the next round!

I had so much fun playing around with this card! I hope you try out tie dying soon!

Thanks for stopping by,

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