Monday, December 28, 2009

Bubble Gum M & M's

Who can resist an old fashioned gumball machine!! Then add M&M's....YUMMY!!

For this card I started with a base of Real Red cardstock, layered Whisper White cardstock on top of that. I stamped the sentiment "Birthday Celebrations" from the Upsy Daisy Stamp Set in Basic Black Classic Ink. Then I used my 1/2" Circle Punch and punched out 6 each of Yo-Yo Yellow, Only Orange & Gable Green Cardstock (to match the M&M's). I randomly place & glued the dots down with my Tombow Glue. Next comes the gumball machine from the NEW stamp set called Something Sweet that will be available in the new Stampin' UP! Occasions Mini Catalog. I stamped the bottom of the gumball machine usine Real Red Classic Ink, then punched the hole for the Sweet Treat Cup with my 1-3/4". Then I stamped the cover of the gumball machine with Real Red Classic Ink. I know that it is hard to see on the picture but I did color the stamped image with my Versamarker and used Clear Embossing Powder to make it shiny like a real gumball machine. I filled my Sweet Treat Cup with M&M's and attached a piece of Whisper White cardstock to the back (I didn't like the Real Red showing through the back, the white shows off the M&M's a little more). Next, I attached the Sweet Treat Cup to the stamped gumball machine image. Then I layered this to the Real Red cardstock and finally attached this to the top of the "spotted" Whisper White cardstock.

This will be card #4 for my upcoming card class on January 23rd! Let me know if you're interested in attending the class. Or if you cannot make the class I will be glad to make the cards and send them out for you!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Abundant Hope - Card #3

Here is another one I made while playing. Again I got the original idea from SCS but I couldn't quite figure out the measurements so I changed quite a bit but it was a good starting point!
The base layer is Mellow Moss Cardstock with Always Artichoke Cardstock to follow. The top base layer is Apricot Appeal, which I ran through the Big Shot with the tiny dots textures. Next came the sentiment "Easter Blessings" stamped with Always Artichoke Classic Ink. Then I stamped the daffodil image from the Abundant Hope stamp set that will be available in the Occasions Mini catalog begining in January! I colored the image with my Apricot Appeal & Mellow Moss Stampin' Write Markers. I thought it needed some sparkle so I added Dazzling Diamonds to the flowers. Wrapped it with 1/4" Apricot Appeal Grosgrain Ribbon tied into a know. This was then layered onto Always Artichoke Cardstock that was edged with the Eyelet Border Punch.
Well, two more to make and I am having issues with what to do with my gumball machine !! Hopefully I will come up with something. I will post it once I figure it out!

Upsy Daisy Banana

Good morning, EVERYONE!!

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you got all the presents you were hoping for.
Last night I had a little time to play with my toys!!
I found a card that I loved over at SCS so I thought I would try to re-create it. I really like it so this will be the 2nd card for my upcoming 10 cards for $15 class in January.
I started with Barely Banana Cardstock. Paper pierced the very bottom edge. Then stamped "you're on my mind" sentiment with Going Grey Classic Ink just above the piercing. The I stamped the daisies from the Upsy Daisey Stamp Set, also using Going Grey Classic Ink, onto Whisper White Cardstock. Next I cut a strip of Going Grey Cardstock and punched it with the Scallop Edge Punch. I also cut a piece of Going Grey DSP to use across the top of the daisy image. I finished it off with White Tafetta Ribbon.
Hope you like it!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Mambo Happiness with SALE-A-BRATIONS Madness!

Well, its been a while!!

While we are awaiting Santa's arrival, I thought I would try to come up with some cards for my next 10 cards for $15 class on January 23rd!

I got the idea from the Stampin' UP! Stampers Showcase but I changed a couple of things.
I started with a piece of Melon Mambo Cardstock...stamped the Baroque Motif image with Melon Mambo Classic Ink. Layered this onto a folded piece of Whisper White Cardstock. I then ran a piece of Pretty in Pink Cardstock through the Big Shot to texture it (you cannot see that part on here, so I redid it again so it was a little more noticeable but didn't take a new picture). I stamped the sentiment "Happiness Always" from the new Sale-A-Brations stamp set called Whimsical Words. This is stamped with Melon Mambo Classic Ink. Next....I cut a strip of Whisper White Cardstock and punched it with the new Scallop Trim Border Punch (YOU CAN GET THIS FREE WITH SALE-A-BRATIONS ORDER of $50 or more!). Now, onto the little flower....this is another Big Shot tool, this is an embosslet. It looks like a little folder that you put the Melon Mambo Cardstock into and it comes out punched & dry embossed to make this beautiful little flower. Then I ran the sanding block over the raised image to give a little color contrast. This was then layered onto Pretty in Pink Cardstock and then Whisper White Cardstock.
Hope you like it!! Would love to hear what you think of it.