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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sweet Little Cupcake

Today I thought I would share with you the other cupcake card I designed for our little cupcake store here in Silverdale. I had so much fun making these cards that I also made up four different designs of cupcake tags! I unfortunately didn't take photos of the tags before putting them in the shop. But if you live here you could certainly drop by the Bella Bella Cupcake shop and see them there. I just dare you not to eat a cupcake though. Their cupcakes are so pretty as well as tasty.

I am in love with the colors of the paper. Too bad it is an old CM paper pack and I don't have any left except for scraps.
I inked the edges of a white doily and layered it on top of a larger circle of light yellow  paper. I inked the edges of the paper with the same ink as the doily and stamped a border in the same distress ink.
For the sentiment I had already die cut a bunch of banners and stamped them with different sentiments. Lucky there was a birthday one so I just grabbed it an inked the edges with the distress ink and adhered it to the card.
The really fun part was making the cupcake. I paper pieced it by stamping the cupcake stamp on some pattern paper and cutting out just the cup part. Next I stamped it again on brown cardstock and embossed the ink to make the frosting swirls stand out more. I then misted just the frosting top with Pearl Mist to give it a nice shimmer. When I adhered the cupcake bottom I used a thin dimensional dot and on the frosting I used a thicker dimensional dot so it looked like the frosting was over the cup.
In the next few posts I should have some Halloween cards, tags and cupcake picks to share with you.
Till then I hope you all can enjoy the last bit of summer before the days start getting chilly. I have noticed how short the days are already. It's sad because we are just now enjoying our summer here. Sure hope it's a short winter this year.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Tags Galore

I was busy making tags last night and thought I would share them with you. They are all about yummy cupcakes.
This first one is paper from the DCWV The Sweet Matstack I stamped a strip of white cardstock with a border and stamped the candle image and best wishes all with Walnut Stain distress ink. I also inked all edges with the same distress ink.

 It is a simple but cute tag.
Next up is one of my favorites from the batch. This one I cut the tag out of the middle part of a doilie with the Creative Memories tag punch and backed it with a kraft tag for stability. I added a strip of pattern paper on the bottom and punched the cupcake with a Martha Stewart punch. The icing is dark brown cardstock that I covered in Glossy Accent and dropped in some white seed beads for sprinkles. I cut two ovals one out of paper and the other from the doilie to make a plate for the cupcake to sit on to ground it. I punched a small tag and stamped it with stamps from Papertry Ink and adhered it with pop up dots. I also used pop up dots on the icing to give the cupcake some dimension.

Here is a better look at the icing. I had so much fun making these cupcakes.
 The ribbon is wired ribbon that I picked up at Michael's in the $ section. I also made another one tag using the same paper but I forgot to take a photo of it. The only difference is instead of the small tag I stamped You're so Sweet on a strip of the soft yellow paper.

This next one is my second favorite. I just bought this DCWV Nana's Kitchen Matstack yesterday to use in the recipe book I'm going to make for my daughter now that she is away at college. But I just had to make some tags with this paper it is sooo cute!

Again I used some leftover doilie pieces for the bottom and added a strip of pattern paper to the bottom of the tag. Next I stamped a border on the strip. I stamped the circle and for you and cupcake all with Walnut Stain Distress ink. I adhered the cupcake after cutting it out with pop up dots onto the middle of the pattern paper strip and. It's too bad the camera didn't pick up all the glitter on the DCWV paper. It is so much prettier in real life.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

25th Anniversary Card

I thought I would share with you the card I made for my husband for our 25th anniversary.
It came together rather quickly as I knew I would be using our wedding colors, blue and yellow and that I wanted to cut one of the wallet photos that we had left over into a heart shape which I then matted with a blue heart.
 I also knew that I wanted to use the number dies from Papertrey Ink in silver for the 25th.

 I added a white heart border punch and layered a yellow and a blue ribbon over it. The card seemed a little bare so I pulled out some paper flowers and arranged them around the bottom of the heart and added pearls to the center of two of the flowers.

After adding the Happy Anniversary with pop dots it was complete.

And we had a lovely anniversary. We renewed our vows at church and had a barbeque at our house that our kids put on for us. Earlier this year we had bought some Korbel Champagne when we were in Sonoma Valley and decided this would be the perfect time to break it out and share it with our friends.
It is amazing how fast 25 years went by. Looking forward to the next 25.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Lavender Fields of Blue

This birthday card was for my aunt who has loved the color blue for as long as I can remember. It is always easy to decide on the color for her card. BLUE.
Sorry the photos are not very good. I had to make it and send it quick and the lighting was not very good when I took the photos nor was the location but it is better then not getting a picture of it at all.

I used dimensional stickers which was a tag as the focal point of the card. I matted the tag on a scalloped oval and inked the edges of the mat. I used pop up dots to adhere the matted sticker onto the card.

I used the Swiss Dot embossing folder on the yellow cardstock and punched a scalloped border with blue cardstock wrapping yellow twill ribbon and layering a black ribbon with white dots over the twill and knotting it on the right side of the card.
 I threaded a yellow button with white floss and added it to the tag.

I used a dimensional sticker for the sentiment on the inside of the card and matted it on a scalloped oval with the edges inked in black. 

I stamped the sentiment happy birthday on the sticker with black ink.

These stickers were some of the ones I bought at Michaels in their $ section. I have made up ten other cards using the same types of stickers and I love how they all turned out. I am really having fun making cards with them.