Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine Defined-Birthday

This card was created using Stampin' Up's "Valentine Defined" stamp set. I was hoping to make an actual Valentine's Day card with it but, ended up making a birthday card instead. I can never have enough Birthday cards in my stash, they're the first to go! This has a little bit of a mature look than my other cards but I like how it turned out. The black image you see is embossed with black powder but the camera didn't pick that up. The Happy Birthday sentiment on the card is a rub on found in my stash that actually said "Happy Birthday to you!". The "to you!" part is inside of the card. I thought It was a good way to utilize it, I don't like things to go to waste.

Materials Used*:
  • Sahara sand card stock
  • Whisper white card stock
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Valentine Defined stamp set
  • Scallop trim border punch
  • Black embossing powder (Martha Stewart)
  • Green stitched Ribbon (s.e.i)
  • Bling (Me & My Big Ideas)
  • Small acrylic flowers (Queen Co.)
  • Happy Birthday rub on (own stash)
*All material are Stampin' Up products unless noted otherwise

Friday, February 4, 2011

Create a Cupcake

"It's not about how many candles you blow out but how many cupcakes you get!"

I made this card for a very good friend of mine who will be celebrating a birthday this month, Happy Birthday Jenn!!! (It won't spoil the surprise because she doesn't know about my blog. Hehe) These cupcakes are adorable, Stampin' Up came out with the cutest products in their latest 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog. My order arrived in the mail the other day and this is the first project I created. I can't wait to see what else I can create with my new stamp set. The paper behind the cupcakes is stamped then embossed with clear powder but I don't think the picture picks that up.

Materials Used*:
  • Sahara sand card stock
  • Create a Cupcake stamp set
  • Build a Cupcake XL punch
  • Wood grain background stamp
  • Dot, dot, dot stamp
  • Versamark ink
  • Dusty Durango
  • Color box liquid chalk ink in Creamy Brown (Local SB store)
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Scrap paper from my own stash
  • White Souffle pen (Asian market)
  • 5/8" Red satin ribbon (Dollar Tree)
*All material are Stampin' Up products unless noted otherwise