Monday, April 2, 2012


I just had to share with you a cute little card I've made using Stampin' Up!'s new Labels Collection Framelits dies.  These fabulous wafer-thin metal dies cut beautifully, come in 6 sizes that mat together, and of course co-ordinate with the gorgeous new Apothecary Art stamp set ..... do you need any other reasons to order them???!!

I call this my "polka dot overload" card.  Check out the dotty stamped base card, the polka dot leaves on the cute paper, the polka dot embossing on the smaller Framelits, the polka dot ribbon, AND the polka dot brad.  Cute, don't you think?!  It makes me happy, anyway!

I made this card by using the largest of the Framelits to cut through a folded piece of Lucky Limeade card (positioning the fold just below the top of the die, so the fold stayed intact).  The frosting on the cupcake was a little 'trial and error' process.  I started off colouring it with my Melon Mambo marker, but decided to add dimension, so coloured over that with a Versamarker (same clear ink as the Versamark pad, but in a handy-dandy pen - gotta love that!), and sprinkled Melon Mambo embossing powder over the top, then heated it.  I wasn't 100% happy with the patchy result I got, so I coloured AGAIN with the Versamarker, sprinkled Iridescent Ice embossing powder over the top, and heated it.  I like the irregular look I finally achieved;  in future I'll know I can cut out at least one of those steps!

Stamps: Easy Events; Dot, Dot, Dot
Card: Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
DSP: Cheerful Treat Designer Series Paper
Ink: Versamark inkpad, Versamarker, Jet Black Staz-on inkpad, Melon Mambo marker, Lucky Limeade marker, Concord Crush marker
Other: Labels Collection Framelits dies, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Melon Mambo polka dot ribbon, In Color Designer Printed brad, 2 1/2 " Circle punch, sponge daubers, mini glue dots, stampin' dimensionals


  1. Ooooh ... I likey a lot! Fab colours and design.

  2. Wow this card makes me happy too! I love dots and spots, and pink and green is my all time fave combo.



  3. Love these bright, happy colours Christine. Perfect for a girly birthday. The framelit makes a lovely card base.

  4. I love it Christine, so bright and colourful. The cupcake looks good enough to eat.

  5. Stunning, love the colour combo very Happy
    Tam x

  6. It's impossible to overload on polka it!

  7. Seriously, you can never have enough polkadots on a card - it's absolutely gorgeous Christine! Love the bright colour combo & the awesome use of the die. Hugs :)

  8. Gorgeous Card Christine well done such rich colours Hugs Elaine