Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Anniversary Wishes!

Today is my parents' 32nd anniversary, so of course I needed a card for the occasion!

I was inspired by the upcoming mini. I saw a card in there and thought I'd try both the layout and colours. After I was done, it was just a bit too much, so I tried the same thing in slightly toned down colours.

Here's the original:Here's the one I'm actually going to use:

Supplies: Stamps: Heart Prints, Everyday Classics (papertrey ink)
Ink: Rosebud, Soft Suede, Fresh Snow, Ruby Red, Sahara Sand
Paper: Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, White, Pattern Pack III

Accessories, etc.: pop dots, scalloped punch, corner rounder

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Some leafy goodness

I've made lots of cards lately, but I've been a tad lazy at getting them photographed and uploaded. Anyway, here is a design I decided to do in a few different colour schemes. It's quite a simple design. Basically I really wanted to make some of my own patterned paper with these leaf stamps. I added a little bit of colour using some small circle stamps.

Stamps: Turning a New Leaf, Birthday Basics, Polka Dot Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Ocean Tides, Spring Moss, Terracotta Tile, Vintage Cream
Paper: White, Kraft, Vintage Cream, Spring Moss, Ocean Tides, Terracotta Tile
Accessories, etc.: Various PTI ribbons

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Wordy Christmas Tree

The other day, I was looking at my Tree Trimmings Trio set and realized that there were several lengths of words. This got me thinking, perhaps I could make a tree using the holiday themed words. After a bit of playing around on scrap paper, I came up with this. I kept the design classically simple.
Stamps: Tree Trimmings Trio
Ink: Bamboo Leaves, Rhubarb Tart, Rich Cocoa
Paper: Vanilla, Textured DCWV cardstock

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Whoops, it's been a while...

Here's a quick type of card. I had it all sketched out and even had my paper all cut out, but for some reason, it took a few evenings to get it pieced together. I would work on it for a minute or two at time, while waiting for my computer to start up.

Stamps: Signature Christmas
Ink: Rhubarb Tart
Paper: Spring Moss, Rhubarb, Ski Slope DSP
Accessories, etc.: Scalloped punch, organdy ribbon, silver cord, felt snowflakes, brad

Monday, November 16, 2009

Release Day!

Woot, the day is finally here. Chicken Girl Designs has a new set out, Birthday Wishes. It's got some adorable partying animals, birthday images, and fun sentiments.

Here's the set in all it's adorable-ness!
Be sure to check out the rest of the team's projects!








Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Birthday Flowers

I just recently picked up Stampin' Up!'s For All You Do set and was playing around with it. Since I also have more than enough Loves Me paper I decided to use that with it. Normally I wouldn't put pink, brown, and green together, but I think it worked out nicely! Here's the result.


Stamps: For All You Do, Birthday Basics

Ink: Bamboo Leaves, Hibiscus Burst

Paper: Raspberry Fizz, Confetti White, Loves Me DSP, Hibiscus Burst

Accessories, etc.: Pop dots, Nestabilities Labels 1, Green Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones, Scalloped Punch

Monday, November 09, 2009

Hoppy Birthday!

It's time for a sneak peek of the upcoming Chicken Girl Designs stamp set. Sneak peeks start today with the release on November 16! I have to say, this set is one of my favorites! The images are so adorable and fun for birthdays!

I decided to pair the bunny with the balloon for a cheerful birthday card. I chose my patterned paper first (from Cosmo Cricket's Early Bird collection), then found Copic markers, ribbon, and other cardstock to match.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Little Ornament

I have been meaning to make an ornament using the latest release from Chicken Girl Designs. I thought this tree would look cute coloured in, sparkled up a bit, and placed in a clear tin. These are super easy to make. First I cut out some paper with circle nestabilities, adhered that to the interior of the tin. Next I used my crop-o-dile to punch 2 holes into the larger bottom piece. Weave some ribbon through, add your coloured cut out image, sprinkle in some glitter and seal! Voila, easy ornament!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

PTI Blog Hop

It's time for another Papertrey Ink blog hop. Because this month's falls on the weekend, I had plenty of time to make a few projects! The theme this month: It's time for our annual Holiday Hop! Show us your best upcoming holiday plans for cards, gifts, wraps or whatever else you have up your sleeve!

I decided to make a few Christmas Cards.

First up: using a non-holiday set to make a holiday card. I thought these 2 images from Guidelines II would look Christmas-y in red and green. Add in a sentiment and a bit of embossing with nestabilities, and you've got yourself a quick holiday card!

Next up: using up more patterned paper. I've made a card somewhat similar to this one before, but I thought it'd be fun with different papers.
Finally, I really wanted to make a Christmas card using the colour pink. Using that as my inspiration, I decided it'd be fun to combine the Fancy Flourishes with some snowflakes, making a blustery winter scene.

Supplies: Stamps: Fancy Flourishes, Snowflake Snowflake, Tree Trimmings Trio, Guidelines II Ink: Sweet Blush, Dark Chocolate, Gold, Ripe Avocado, Garnet Jewel Paper: White, Dark Chocolate, Sweet Blush, Vintage Cream Accessories, etc. pop dots, pearls, gold cord, rectangle nestabilities

Friday, October 16, 2009

Release Day!

The day is here!

Check out the new sets from Chicken Girl Designs, available at i {heart} papers: It's a Snow Day and Just Skating By.

Stamps: It's a Snow Day
Ink: Tuxedo Black
Paper: Ski Slope DSP, White, Burgundy, Hunter Green
Accessories, etc.: button, twine,
red faux suede ruffle edge ribbon

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sparkly Cupcake

I just recently received a large quantity of my all time favorite paper, Loves Me. I was SO excited when I saw that Stampin' Up! had brought it back for a clearance sale. Favorite paper plus ridiculously reduced prices- sold!

Anyway, I decided to make a batch of super girly, ultra pink birthday cards. It's a pretty basic design, one of my "fall-to layouts". I coated the cupcake top with stickles, then sprinkled on extra glitter to make it extra sparkly!
Stamps: Cupcake Collection, Vintage Picnic
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink
Paper: White, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Loves Me DSP
Accessories, etc: glitter, stickles, pop dots, ribbon

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Skating Bear

I've been seeing more and more circle cards lately, so I decided it was time to make one again. It's so much easier to make circle (and other shapes) into cards with all the die cutting options out there!

This adorable little critter is from the upcoming Chicken Girl Designs release. I stamped it, cut it out, then coloured it in with Copics. I cut out the card base using some scalloped circle nestabilities.

Stamps: Just Skating By
Ink: Rich Cocoa
Paper: Ridinghood Red, Ski Slope DSP, White
Accessories, etc.: Copics, ribbon, pop dots

Sunday, October 11, 2009

More worldly designs

Here are my other two creations from Nichole Heady's WCMD challenges. The third challenge was to be inspired by India and use some sort of gem or rhinestones. I chose some vibrant colours, added a fun circular design, a bit of gold, and of course, gem stones!

The final challenge was to be inspired by Australia and to use one of two techniques. I went with the reverse masking. I stamped the leaves on white cardstock, embossed them, then sponged rust ink all around. I ended up cutting it out, but it's got a cool softer look compared to white embossing on coloured cardstock.

Supplies: Stamps: Simply Stationery, Birthday Basics, Beautiful Blooms, Polka Dot Basics II Ink: Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Fizz, Gold, Versamark Paper: Kraft, Really Rust, Dark Chocolate, White, Raspberry Fizz, Bermuda Bay Accessories, etc.: Gold Cord, clear embossing powder, scalloped punch, corner punch, pop dots, tag die cut, rhinestones

Saturday, October 10, 2009

New Release, coming soon!

It’s going to be a busy few weeks, with sneak peeks of two new sets from Chicken Girl Designs beginning today and running through October 15. The full releases will be on October 16 so be sure to check in every day for some samples. The new sets are adorable winter themes!

In case you're still looking for Halloween ideas, here is a quick and cute card I made using the "zombie cat" (as I've grown to call it) and some traditional Halloween colours.

Stamps: Happy Halloween
Ink: Tuxedo Black
Paper: Black, Orange, DSP
Accessories, etc.: Copics, Ribbon, Pebbles Impressionabilities, Nestabilities Labels 8

Remember to check out the other Chicken Girls creations here:

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

World Challenges

Here are my first two cards from Nichole's WCMD challenges this past weekend. The first challenge was to take inspiration from Japan. I went with the Out on a Limb set (as I'm sure several people did), added a dragonfly and one of the more Asian style graphics from Guidelines.

The next challenge was to be inspired by Mexico. I interpreted this with bright colours and a repeated pattern.
Stamps: Out on a Limb, Birthday Basics, Pond Life, Guidelines
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Enchanted Evening, White, Sweet Blush, Ocean Tides
Ink: Ocean Tides, Sweet Blush, Orangerie, Dark Chocolate, Tuxedo Black

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Halloween Treat Holders

These were really quick and easy to make. I cut a strip of paper to 3x8.5. I used the slit punch as far in as it could go, then folded the paper to where it fit easily into the slot. These hold a small package of candy. I used gemstones in place of the letter o for last week's ways to use it challenge.

Stamps: Happy Halloween
Paper: Black, White, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories, etc.: Spica pens, scalloped nestabilities , slit punch, Corner rounder

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Halloween Witches!

In honour of World Card Making Day, I figured I'd showcase a few cards First up, this quick and cute Halloween card. I punched out a 1 inch circle to use as the moon. The bunny witch (from the Happy Halloween set) was coloured in with Spica Pens.

Next up, I decided to make use of some of my random colourings of these monsters. I stamped a background with one of the sentiments, then cut out and popped up the trio of monsters. The patterned paper is from the 6x6 paper pack of Lime Rickey

If you were interested in a sale... i {heart} papers is having a sale in honour of WCMD!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Release Day!

Ready for some adorable new stamp sets? Today is the release day over at I {heart} papers! There are two new Chicken Girl Designs sets, Happy Halloween and Silly Monsters. They are high quality photopolymer stamps that sell for $10 a set!

Here are the links:
Stamps: Silly Monsters
Paper: Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, White
Accessories, etc.: Scallop punch, ribbon, pop dots, Copics

Monday, September 14, 2009

Another sneak peek!

Today's sneak peek features a look at the ridiculously adorable set, Happy Halloween. There are all sorts of cute critters in this set. I love this image of the cat and mouse in the jack'o lanterns!

I stamped the animals onto some white cardstock, cut them out with a Labels 9 die, coloured them in with Copics, and added a bit of sparkle with a Spica pen. I was wanted something a tad different, so I went with the long and skinny card format. It's a fun change!

Stamps: Happy Halloween by Chicken Girl Designs (available at I {heart} papers Sept. 16)
Ink: Tuxedo Black
Paper: Bazzill, White, DSP
Accessories, etc.: Labels 9 die cut, Spica markers, ribbon

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sneak Peek- Monsters!

My first sneak peek features this adorable little monster and this week's Fall-to Layout from my CAS blog.

See the rest of the Design Teams sneak peeks here:
Judy (Joy in a JAR) - guest DT
Kendra (Kendra's Card Company) - guest DT
Loretta (love to create) - guest DT
Lori (Inking Aloud)
Merry (Random thoughts of a Confessed Stamp-A-Holic)
Shannon (Hoppy Creations)
Shelly (Jaspere's Little Corner)
Tammy (Stamp Happy) - guest DT

Supplies:Stamps: Silly Monsters to be released at IHP next week
Ink: Rich Cocoa
Paper: Very Vanilla, Turquoise, Pumpkin, Striped DP
Accessories, etc.: Copics, Ribbon, Pop Dots

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Stamp Release News!

Today is a big day at I {heart} papers! Not only are we releasing two more sets from our new line of Chicken Girl Stamps this month, but we are introducing a new design line called The Petal Press, designed by the Design Team Coordinator, Tracy Schultz. Her style is *very* different from the CGD sets, so if cute animals aren't your style then maybe you’ll love The Petal Press!It’s going to be a busy next few weeks, with sneak peeks of all three new sets beginning tomorrow and running through September 15. The full releases will be on September 16 so be sure to check in with Kate and the rest of the team every day for some samples.

And, of course, with a new stamp line comes some new DT additions. Please join me in welcoming some new faces (and a couple of familiar ones who are also helping out!)
Ashley Cannon Newell
Carly Robertson
Cathleen Torina
Gretchen Belknap
Jenyfur Pohl
Julie Lacey
Krysten Ng
Tiffany Johnson
Tracy Schultz – designer
Kate Baldwin – owner

Friday, September 04, 2009

A bit of sand...

For yesterday's Ways to Use it Challenge, I decided to make a few cards.

I haven't used anything "sandy" for quite some time, so I had to think a bit on this challenge. Finally, I decided to pull out a chipboard circle, applied some DP and then sanded the edges.
Supplies: Stamps: Into the Forest
Ink: Burnt Umber
Paper: Basic Grey Granola collection
Accessories, etc.: sanding block, ribbon, chipboard, scalloped circle nestabilities

Here's a second card for the ways to use it challenge. For this one, I used sand in the form of my favorite Copic colour (E33- sand), as well as some coordinating sand-like paper.
Supplies: Stamps: Hugs from a Bug
Ink: Rich Cocoa, Bamboo Leaves
Paper: Textured Olive, Dark Chocolate, White
Accessories, etc.: Basic Grey Granola sticker , Copics

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Colour Challenge

I thought it'd be fun to make a simple floral scene with these colours. I just couldn't resist adding a bit of brown. I coloured the flowers in with the In Color markers, then pieced together the whole card. The last step was adding the stickles, that way the whole card could dry somewhere safe.

Supplies:Stamps: Hugs from a Bug , Polka Dot Basics II
Burnt Umber, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Bermuda Bay, White, Melon Mambo
Accessories, etc.:
Long Scalloped nestabilities, stickles, crushed curry ribbon

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Super Star

I was in the mood to do something a bit starry today, so here it is. It's quite a basic layout, but it all started with those scissors. I wrongfully called them Imperial, they are actually Arabian. They are by Fiskars, and I've had them since the beginning of mainstream scrapbooking. You know when it was totally cool to crop your photos into stars and hearts, or cut them out with these type of scissors and all you decorated with was stickers!

Supplies: Stamps: Star Prints, Polka Dot Basics II
Ink: Orangerie, Summer Sun
Paper: White, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun
Accessories, etc.: Arabian scissors, pop dots

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

August Blog Hop

This month's theme is using Autumn as your inspiration. With the textures, colours, and patterns of autumn being so beautiful, it's hard not to be inspired!

I decided to try something slightly different. I wanted to make a leafy background using the leaves from In Bloom, however, I really didn't feel like colouring each and every one. So, I decided to get a bit messy. I stamped the leaves onto vanilla cardstock, spritzed the paper with water several times, then went in with an aquapainter and various reinkers. I dabbed the inks wherever and let it spread around. Once I was happy with how it turned out, I heated it to speed up drying, then I stamped one of the scripted word backgrounds from Text Style over the paper. The finished result reminds me of a colourful forest floor full of fallen leaves!

For textures, I used some textured cardstock as my base and I couldn't resist trying the ruffled ribbon technique a la Lisa Johnson. What a fun way to add a little something to the card! I finally found my imperial edged scissors, so I decided to add a fancy border to the bottom of the homemade patterned paper.
To finish it all off, I cut out and watercoloured the 3-leaf sprig and added the perfect autumn sentiment- happy harvest.

Thanks for coming by, I can't wait to see everyone else's projects!

Stamps: In Bloom, Vintage Picnic, Text Style Background Basics
Ink: Rich Cocoa, Tangerine Tango, Ridinghood Red, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Vanilla, Textured Brown, Pumpkin Pie, Scarlet Jewel
Accessories, etc.: Water Spritzer, ribbon, reinkers, Imperial edged scissors, pop dots

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Birthday Basket and more

First of all... I drew the winner's name... Heather J. you are the winner of Into the Forest. Leave a comment or email me at natashatrupp(a) to claim the prize.

Next up is my mom's birthday card which won one of the PTI's guest star stamper categories. I was quite excited when I started receiving comments and emails about it. Thank you all for your kinds words!
Stamps: Text Style Background, Guidelines, Vintage Picnic
Ink: Rich Cocoa, Paris Lights, Fresh Snow, Berry Sorbet
Paper: Lemon Tart, Berry Sorbet, White, Spring Moss
Accessories, etc.: pop dots, Copics (see photo below for colours, the Ciao is Y11), buttons, thread, spring moss twill

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Birthday Balloons

I have to say I'm quite surprised, I have a GIVEAWAY happening on this blog right now and only 4 comments... I thought people liked free stuff :D

Up for grabs is the totally adorable "Into the Forest" by i {heart} papers. Leave a comment on this post or on this one to enter the chance to win the stamp set. Contest closes at 8:00 PM CST Wednesday.

And here's a card today as well. I quite like Lemon Tart, Dark Chocolate, and a touch of white. It's just so cheerful! I didn't have any 3/8'' yellow ribbon, so I grabbed the Buttercup coloured Copic and coloured some white grosgrain.
Supplies: Stamps: Everyday Button Bits, Vintage Picnic, Polka Dot Basics II Paper: White, Lemon Tart, Dark Chocolate Ink: Dark Chocolate, Fresh Snow Accessories, etc.: Lemon Tart buttons, white grosgrain, scallop punch, pop dots, Copic

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Friendly Bear, with Candy

Today I have a card featuring one of my favorite images from the newly released Into the Forest, the bear. I stamped the bear and cut it out, then coloured it with Copics. To get a fun pattern on the bandanna, I coloured it, let it dry, then drew a lined pattern with a white gel pen. I popped it up with pop dots, then added a cut label punch phrase tab. I wanted a smaller scalloped border, so instead of using a punch, I used the long scalloped rectangle nestabilities. I finished it off with a few of these adorable corduroy brads and some dotted embossed paper. Now for the fun part, today I have one Into the Forest stamp set to give away. Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win the set below. Leave a comment by Wednesday Aug 19 by 8:00PM CST!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

IHP release day!

Yay, the day is finally here. The i {heart} papers stamps are available now. The stamps are high quality photopolymer and retail for $10 a set! Here's a quick and cute sample featuring Into the Forest and some delightful Basic Grey Lime Rickey Paper.

Hugs from a Bug is available here!

Into the Forest is available here!

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Anniversary Grapes

Again, I felt like playing around with some of the images in Fruitful. I started by doing some two-toned inking of the grapes. I stamped those all over, then added in vines. Next I inked up the edges with some tea ink. The last step was inking up the text stamp with the tea ink. It gave a nice subtle effect.
Stamps: Fruitful, Damask Designs, Text Style
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Plum Pudding, Violete
Paper: Vintage Cream, Plum Pudding, Ripe Avocado
Accessories, etc.: Tea Ink, Corner Rounder

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Apple-y Goodness!

I've got two cards for you today, both featuring apples. My first card features Vintage Picnic. One evening we were watching a movie, and I get easily distracted with movies, so I stamped a variety of baskets and coloured while watching. I was really happy with how the basket of apples turned out. Later that week, the rest of the card came together. I've had this big red button on my desk for ages, it matches Pure Poppy quite nicely so I added that to some stitched chocolate ribbon. I am loving the Text Style Background set so much. It's awesome being able to customize text-y paper! I thought that piecing everything together on a kraft card base seemed like the perfect finishing touch.

My next card features an apple from Fruitful. I was playing around, stamping various fruits, not really planning anything out. I cut out the apple, and just went from there. The layout is loosely based off of one from my little notebook. I think I turned it into a "fall to layout" over at the clean and simple blog and that it was originally inspired by a card from a Stampin' Up catalog. I did something I rarely do on this, stitching. It just felt right. I made it a Just Because card, mainly because I was stumped, it just didn't have that birthday vibe feel.

Supplies: Stamps: Vintage Picnic, Text Style Background, Everyday Button Basics, Polka Dot Basics I, Fruitful, Floral Frenzy Ink: Rich Cocoa, Fresh Snow, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel Paper: Kraft, White, New Leaf, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate Accessories, etc.: button, ribbon, pop dots, Copics, thread

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Sneak Peek- Into The Forest

Time for another sneak peek from one of I {heart} paper's new stamp sets. This set is called Into the Forest. It includes quite a few cute critters and sentiments!
I decided to make a small scene with the squirrel and tree. The clouds are from the Hugs from a Bug set. First I stamped the tree and squirrel, cut them out and coloured them in with Copics. Next, I went about creating the backdrop. I freehand cut the ground, making it nice and wavy looking. Then I added the clouds. Finally I placed the tree and squirrel with pop dots and added the sentiment. The background paper comes from Basic Grey's Lime Rickey collection.

Stamps: Into the Forest, Hugs from a Bug
Palette Burnt Umber, Charcoal
Paper: White, Brown,
Lime Rickey 6x6 pad
Accessories, etc.: Copic markers, pop dots.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Sneak Peek- Hugs from a Bug

I've got a sneak peek from one of the new I {heart} papers stamp sets. This one is called Hugs from a Bug and it's adorable! I went with clean and simple, letting the cute bumblebee stand for itself. I stamped the bee twice, once on the base white layer and again on scrap cardstock. I coloured it in with Copic markers and added a bit of sparkle to the wings with the clear spica glitter pen. The pattern paper is by Penny Lane.

Stamps: Hugs from a Bug
Palette Noir
Paper: Soft Sky,
Penny Lane Passion Robin's Egg, White, Black
Accessories, etc.: Copic markers, pop dots, black grosgrain,
Clear Spica glitter pen

Saturday, August 01, 2009


I am thrilled to be joining a design team for a brand new line of stamps! I {heart} papers is introducing their very own stamp line!

Gretchen and Megan are joining the core IHP DT. They are both amazing stampers!
Shelly and myself are joining the new IHP DT for our first exclusive stamp release from Jannie Ho of Chickengirl Design.

So you want to know what’s going at I {heart} papers? Well…A LOT! We’ll be releasing two of Jannie’s sets this month and we’ve got some other illustrators working on different sets (each illustrator has a completely different style so you’re sure to find something you love!). There are even sets in production right now! It’s been tough keeping such big secrets from you, my friends!
These sets are the highest quality photopolymer sets, made in the USA by the top manufacturer in the industry (they make a lot of your other favorite stamps – I assure you!).
With this news also comes a bit of a restructuring of the current DT. Merry and Lori will be transitioning to this new stamp team. Releases will not be every month so on off months all of these folks will be doing business as usual here at IHP.
And, to help us with this release we’ve got some very special Chickengirl Design guest stampers so please be sure to visit them so you don’t miss anything!
The other bit of big news is the launch of IHP's new newsletter to make sure you’re up to date on what’s going on here with releases, new products, SALES, COUPONS, and other good stuff. Carolyn will be taking on the role of Editor for this. She’ll still be stamping of course but her primary focus will be on the newsletter. If you’ve ordered in the past you will automatically get the first issue. If you don’t want it, you can easily unsubscribe. If you’ve never ordered but would like to subscribe, head over to the website and sign up!
We’ll be doing some sneak peeks starting tomorrow and on the 9th will be the full reveal. Be sure to check in every day so you don’t miss a single thing!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Bloomin' Birthday Wishes

I just received these flowers (In Bloom stamp set-PTI) and wanted to bring them to life with a bit of colour. First I cut them out, then I chose an assortment of Copic markers and got to work. Although the design itself is quite simple, the card was not the quickest. Colouring, blending, then adding shadow details and colouring some more isn't the fastest process. But I think it's well worth the effort!

I had to laugh, my sister pointed out that they kind of look like cabbages. I could kind of see that, especially with the central flower. But hey, just one more way to use the image, right?

Stamps: In Bloom, Everyday Button Bits
Ink: Rich Cocoa
Paper: Rustic Cream, Pumpkin Pie, Ripe Avocado
Accessories, etc.: pop dots, copics

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcake

Last week I was doodling out ideas for cards. I was thinking how cute it would be to pair the smaller fruit images from Fruitful with a cupcake from Cupcake Collection. I stamped the cupcake top in Dark Chocolate and did the holder and raspberry with Scarlet Jewel, the leafy part was done with Ripe Avocado. Then I used those 3 colours throughout the rest of the card. In order to make the scallops all the way around my card I cut out two sets of the scalloped rectangles, then overlapped them. It's pretty cool how easily that works out.

Supplies: Stamps: Cupcake Collection, Fruitful, Polka Dot Basics II
Ink: Scarlet Jewel, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate, Fresh Snow
Paper: Scarlet Jewel, Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado, White
Accessories, etc.: corner rounder, scalloped nestabilities (oval and long rectangle), ribbon

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Basket of Birthday Daisies

I love stamp sets that inspire me to colour. Vintage Picnic is definitely one of those sets. It's so much fun to mix and match the baskets and fillers and then choose a medium to colour them with! For this card, I went with Copics as my colouring medium of choice. The layout is ultra simple. I jazzed it up a bit by adding a fancy satin bow and a dotty background.

Stamps: Vintage Picnic and Sentiments, Polka Dot Basics II
Ink: Rich Cocoa, Summer Sunrise
Paper: White, Chocolate Chip, New Leaf, Summer Sun
Accessories, etc.: Nestabilities, satin ribbon, Copic markers, pop dots