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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Make a Cake and Eat It Too!!

I've  wanted to use this fun image from Krafting Kimmie to make a birthday card.  "Agnes" is busy mixing up some chocolate cake batter just in time for my niece's birthday celebration!! Agnes was stamped and coloured with copic markers and then fussy cut.
I layered her onto an altered Spiral Notebook die cut. Since this die was too short for the image, I cut the top and sides with the die and then removed it from the Cuttlebug so that I could add some additional length to the bottom.
I wanted to create the effect of a recipe or note card, so I stamped the lines and the 'notes' sentiment on the card stock.
The sentiment, from Just the Ticket, was stamped onto the label from the Friendship Jar set and then the little chocolate cookies stamp (from Everyday Treats) was added.


The sentiments from PTI Table Service along with the die cuts and stamps for the plate and fork were used on the inside of the card. I stamped the cake image in Chocolate and the strawberry in Hollyhock ink on a separate piece of card stock and then fussy cut them so that I could add them to the plate. The stem and the leaf were added with brown and green markers.

Card Details:
Stamps:  Kraftin' Kimmie: Agnes;  PTI: It's Official, Friendship Jar, Just the Ticket, Everyday Treats, 
Mini Scrapbook Series: Tabs,  Table Service
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa; CTMH: Blush, Hollyhock, Crystal Blue; 
SU: Caramel; Colorbox: Wild Hare
Papers:  patterned paper and pink card stock from my scrap box; PTI: Stamper's Select White; Bella White
Dies:  PTI: Spiral Notebook die, Friendship Jar Label, Table Service
Other Supplies:  Copics;  pink pearls; Marvy markers: pink, green, brown.

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink November 2011 Blog Hop

 For this month's blog hop inspiration we've selected something perfect for the 
upcoming holidays.  Embrace the festive red and green color scheme or perhaps 
the gingham and toile patterns that are prominent.  The ice skates, evergreens and 
snowflakes used to adorn the banister could possibly be another source of inspiration. 

I love the new Papertrey Ink Loves Lives Here: Holiday stamp and die set. There's great details to choose from and many relate so nicely to this month's Blog Hop inspirational photo.

Pine boughs and the traditional red and green colour scheme gave me some starting points for my cards. The angel is such a pretty stamp, and with matching dies for the body and wings, it creates a beautiful focal image. I had so much fun using this set I ended up making several different colour combinations.

First up: three cards using a colour scheme of Cranberry and Garden Green.
I started by cutting an oval from SU Confetti White card stock and then randomly stamping the pine boughs over the entire area. The little heart trio was stamped amongst the pine. The Angel and wings were die cut and then stamped with Cranberry(angel) and Blush (wings) and then positioned on the oval background. Some Pure Poppy felt was used to die cut the little heart that the angel is holding.  Another oval was cut in order to create a green matting for the focal panel.

The sentiment panel was stamped with more pine boughs and hearts, along with the sentiment and then added to the front card panel. Stampin'Up's Square Lattice embossing folder creates a very textured background for the Angel and the sentiment panels. SU's Confetti White card stock was used for the main card base and it creates a bit of a rustic impression.
The inside always deserves some attention. I used the pine boughs and hearts to add a border to the lower edge of the card and added a sentiment.

The second set of cards used Holiday Red and Sweet Leaf with Sunny Yellow wings. Most of the same details from my "Cranberry Angel" card were repeated in these cards. I added some glitter pen to the yellow wings and the heart was made with several layers of Holiday Red card stock, as I didn't have the right felt to match this colour.

Inside of Card:

Finally, I made one card using a non traditional color scheme with a dusty pink (Hollyhock and Blush) and light green (Sweet Leaf) combo. This is a repeat of the original design with the addition of Raspberry Fizz felt for the heart and a change in the inside sentiment.

Inside of Card:

When I finished I had a set of six cards for my Christmas stash!!

I also stamped the back of each card using a sentiment from the original Love Lives Here.

All Cards share the following Details:
Stamps:  Love Lives Here: Holiday; Love Lives Here
Papers:  SU Confetti White
Dies: Love Lives Here: Holiday Collection; Love Lives Here (heart)
Other Supplies:  Creative Memories Oval cutting system; SU Square Lattice Embossing Folder; corner rounder.

Additional Details
1. Cranberry Angel Card
Inks:  Close to My Heart: Cranberry, Blush, Garden Green
Papers:  CTMH: Cranberry, Garden Green
Other Supplies:  PTI: Pure Poppy felt (heart)

2. Holiday Red Angel Card
Inks: Close to My Heart: Holiday Red, Sunny Yellow, Sweet Leaf
Papers:  CTMH: Holiday Red; SU: Certainly Celery
Other Supplies:  Sakura Gel Glitter Pens: Clear & Yellow

3. Pink Angel Card
Inks:  Close to My Heart: Hollyhock, Blush, Sweet Leaf
Papers: SU: Certainly Celery; Bazzill: Dusty Rose
Other Supplies:  PTI: Raspberry Fizz Felt (heart)

Thanks for visiting today. Enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop.
Karen C.