It’s been a busy week, but I’ve had a whole bunch of fun making cards. This card was perfect for my mother’s birthday and an upcoming bridal shower. I found my inspiration on Pinterest and made a few changes to work with my cardstock.
I started with the Basic Black card stock base. I then took one of my Oval Framelits, placed it on a piece of Basic Gray card stock and ran it through the Big Shot to create my oval window. I then embossed it with one of Stampin’ Up!’s retired embossing folders. Next I layered a piece of Modern Medley Designer Series Paper under my window and attached this to my card base.
Now came the fun part. I took my Dress Up Framelit and ran it through the Big Shot on Basic Black card stock. I took the Paper Doilies, cut and creased them, to attach to the back of my dress. This entire piece was attached to my card using Dimensionals. Out came the Rhinestones and I trimmed the bottom of the dress, along with placing one on the Whisper White heart that was punched with the Small Heart Punch and attached the heart with a Mini Glue Dot. I next stamped the image from the Ciao, Baby stamp set and punched it out with the Petite Curly Label Punch and attached it to the card with a Dimensional.
Finally I tied my bow from the 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon and attached it to the waistline of my dress with a couple of Mini Glue Dots.
Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!
The Petite Curly Label Punch is now available for purchase. For those of you who didn’t have a chance to pick one up during Sale-a-bration, they are now available for sale at a price of $12.95. Click on the Petite Curly Label Punch Flyer for all of the details.
I love the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper and the Pretty Petites stamp set from our Sale-a-bration catalog.
I started with an Island Indigo card base, layered with Pool Party card stock. I punched all of my squares from the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper using the Postage Stamp punch. After adhering them to my Pool Party card stock, I ran the piece through the Big Shot using the new Honeycomb Embossing Folder. I added the Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon and attached the entire piece to my card base. I punched the butterfly from Island Indigo card stock using the new Bitty Butterfly punch, and then I added a rhinestone jewel. The butterfly was attached to the square with dimensionals. I pulled out my Raspberry Ripple Dahlia and attached it to the other square for a flower effect. Finally I stamped the “hello” in Island Indigo on Whisper White card stock and punched it out using the Sale-a-bration Petite Curly Label punch. It was also attached with dimensionals. What a fun way to use your Designer Series Paper.
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I’ve been busy making up little packets of goodies for neighbors and friends. You’ve seen my M&Ms in the 1″ x 8″ cellophane bags.
I also made a few bags of my chocolate pretzel M&Ms. They are fun and easy, and who doesn’t love a little salty and sweet!
I used the Ciao, Baby stamp set in the Spring catalog (Page 16), along with the Curly Lable Punch and the wonderful little Sale-a-bration Petite Curly Label Punch for the tag.
Oh, and if you would like recipe for the pretzel goodies, here it is. Set your oven for 250 degrees. Spread the round pretzels on a cookie tray and lay your chocolate kisses on top. The hard part is unwrapping all of those kisses! In the oven they go for 3 minutes. Pull them out and press your M&Ms down on the middle of the kisses. Pop them in the freezer for some quick setting of the chocolate and you’re done.