Sunday, February 27, 2011

Build-a-Purse Birthday Card

Really, we did build-a-purse with the Create a Cupcake/Build a Cupcake Stamp Set and Punch at our February Play Day.  Because my birthday is in February, I decided that we would make four birthday cards.  This is the first of the birthday cards:

As I was preparing for Play Day, I sat down on Monday morning ready to create, only to have one of those days where NOTHING went together.  I finally gave up and worked on other things.  But on Tuesday morning, I found a wonderful card on Stampin Connection (the demo web page for Stampin Up), and decided that I would use it.  I changed the colors, but the layout is essentially the same as the awesome red, black and white card that I cased, created by Maria Cameron (who CASED Terri Mongeon).  Her card can be found here: 

I looked through all of my Stampin Up DS paper and didn't have anything polka dotted that went with my color scheme.  So, looking at my circle punches that were laying there, I decided to try making some!  I cut out 3/4" circles of Whisper White with my punch and glued them onto my Pumpkin  Pie, and cut off the circles that went past the Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  Worked great, and I hope to remember that when I need color specific polka dot paper in the future!

My Recipe:

STAMPS:  Create a Cupcake and Dot, Dot, Dot
     Melon Mambo 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
     Pumpkin Pie 2-1/2 x 3-3/4
     Whisper White 2-5/8 x 3-7/8
     Whisper White 1-1/2 x 3-7/8
     Pumpkin Pie  1-5/8 x 4
     Melon Mambo 1-3/4 x 4-1/8
     INSIDE:  Pumpkin Pie 3-3/4 x 5 and Melon Mambo 3-5/8 x 4-7/8
     Scraps:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie
INK:  Melon Mambo, Basic Black
MARKERS:  Melon Mambo, Old Olive
ACCESSORIES:  Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot, 1/2" Circle Punch, 3/4 Circle Punch, Build a Cupcake Punch, Dimensionals, Basic Pearls

Saturday, February 26, 2011

More Valentine's Day Cards!

Wanted to share a couple of more Valentine's Day cards, even though we are past Valentine's Day! 

This card uses the Valentine Defined stamp set that came out in the 2011 Occasions Mini catalog.  It is such a fun set! 

STAMPS:  Valentine Defined, Teeny Tiny Wishes
     Whisper White 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored at 4-1/4
     Real Red 3-3/4 x 5
     Whisper White 3-5/8 x 4-7/8
     Scraps of Whisper White, Real Red, and Melon Mambo
INK:  Real Red, Melon Mambo
MARKERS:  More Mustard, Melon Mambo, Real Red
ACCESSORIES:  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Dimensionals, Crochet Thread (non SU), 1-3/8 Circle Punch, Circle Scallop Punch, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer

My second card is almost a complete CASE of a card by Mary Fish that I adored--I did make a few slight changes, but why change perfection? 

My Recipe:
STAMPS:  Valentine Defined
     Whisper White 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
      Real Red  3-1/4 x 3-1/4
     Whisper White 2-3/4 x 2-3/4
     Whisper White 2-5/8 x 2-5/8
     Scraps:  Real Red, Whisper White
INK:  Early Espresso
MARKERS:  Real Red, Early Espresso
ACCESSORIES:  Dimensionals, Early Espresso brads, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Scallop Square Duo die, Big Shot, Scallop Oval Punch, 1-3/4 x 7/8 Oval Punch

Thanks for looking!

Happy stampin and scrappin,