Wednesday, February 22, 2017

STAMPIN' UP! SWEET CUPCAKE BIRTHDAY CARD

After my card class yesterday (which was awesome!), I was inspired to create in my craft room before getting dinner ready.

One of my "surprise loves" in Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Catalogue is the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper stack.  I say "surprise", because it didn't jump out at me from the catalogue, but in real life, it is gorgeous.  Here's a pic of the designs in the stack:



I have paired one of the Peekaboo Peach/Calypso Coral designs with stamped images from the Sweet Cupcake stamp set (first time this has seen ink, and it's rather fun):



Listed below are all the Stampin' Up! products I used to make my card; if you'd like to buy them for yourself, just click on one of the thumbnail images, to be taken direct to my online store.

Thanks for visiting my blog today ... I'm pleased to have a mid-week creation to share with you!  My blogging has been mainly for my weekly Just Add Ink Design Team creations for a while, and I'm planning to change that.  I appreciate you coming to visit, and hope I've inspired you to get creative!


Product List
Big Shot
[143263]
$159.00
Glue Dots
[103683]
$8.00

Friday, February 17, 2017

JAI #347: STAMPIN' UP! TASTY TRUCKS

Kim has set a colour challenge at Just Add Ink this week.


These colours, together, had me confounded for a little while.  I don't usually like to combine purple with pink, or with red, so was a bit stumped.  However, once I decided to use the cute little food truck stamp from Tasty Trucks (a stamp set we can earn for free during Sale-A-Bration), I had a lot of fun incorporating all the colours.  In order to fit in Pear Pizzazz, I placed my little truck on grass, rather than asphalt.




I used blender pens, and ink pooled in the lids of my inkpads, to colour the image.  After stamping tiny cupcakes all over the Rose Red piece of card, I ran the card through my Big Shot, with the Festive embossing folder, to give a more, well, festive, texture!

I have listed below all the products used to make my card.  If you would like to buy them for yourself, clicking on one of the thumbnail images will take you direct to my online store.  *NB:  Tasty Trucks may not be purchased; it is available to earn for free, with a $90 product purchase.

The rest of the Just Add Ink Design Team's creations, using this colour combo, can be found here.  We'd love for you to join us, by creating something with the challenge colours, and linking up on the Just Add Ink blog.


Product List
Heat Tool
[129056]
$50.00
Blender Pens
[102845]
$17.00
Big Shot
[143263]
$159.00

Friday, February 10, 2017

JAI #346: STAMPIN' UP! WATERCOLOR WINGS

We've got a whole lot of "pretty" going on at Just Add Ink this week.  Here's the challenge, set by Nikki:


I have made a feminine birthday card, incorporating hearts and butterflies.  I've paired my Watercolor Wings stamp set (it's been a while since it has seen ink!), with the new Falling in Love Designer Series Paper.  After recently proclaiming my "circle phobia", I set myself a personal challenge to use circles on this card - and I'm loving the layout!  I think I can happily say I'm no longer averse to using circular elements on cards.  The Stitched Shapes framelits, and Layering Circles dies (in this case, scalloped circles), work so beautifully together, don't they?




You must check out the rest of the Design Team's creations; they are a-ma-zing.  We'd love to see what you can come up with for this week's challenge, so don't be afraid to link up your papercraft project on the Just Add Ink site!

Listed below are all the products I used to make this card.  If you would like to buy them for yourself, just click on one of the thumbnail images, to be taken to my online store (for Australian residents only).


Product List
Big Shot
[143263]
$159.00
Glue Dots
[103683]
$8.00