Friday, February 19, 2010

Got Scraps?

Then you can EASILY make a card! Punch art is WAY fun, and I hope you enjoy this card - JUST for you blog-followers, so I can tell you exactly how I did it! :D

The photo on the left is the outside; the photo on the right is the inside!

Card stock: Lovely Lilac, Pixie Pink, Whisper White, Real Red

Ink: Lovely Lilac, Jet Black Stazon, assorted Stampin' Write Markers

Stamp sets: Crazy for Cupcakes, Sock Monkey

Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Square die, Bride Specialty DSP, 1-1/4" circle punch, ticket corner punch, wide oval punch, 1/2" circle punch, crimper

OK, here's how to do this fun card!

The Lovely Lilac is cut 12"x3", and folded in half to make a 6"x3" card. (Need envelopes? Just order item #107286, small open-end envelopes, which measure 6-3/4"x3-1/2"; you get 20 for $7.50!)

Next, I stamped the balloon from Sock Monkey all over the front with Lovely Lilac, and set it aside.

For the bottoms of the cupcakes, I punched 3 wide ovals from Pixie Pink card stock, and cut the bottoms off. Then, I ran them through the crimper sideways, so the crimping would go the same direction a cupcake paper would.

The tops of the cupcakes are leftovers from this card; they're the sides from the teddy that I punched out. So I didn't have to do ANYTHING to them - they're already shaped this way!

For the cherries, I punched the smallest heart from the Heart to Heart punch, and then stuck them to the sticky part of a post-it note, and rounded off the pointed end with the 1/2" circle punch.

The cupcake papers are attached directly to the card front; the tops are added with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I cut the card stock pieces 1/4" smaller all around - first the Pixie Pink smaller than the Lovely Lilac, then the Whisper White smaller than the Pixie Pink. I ticked the corners with the ticket corner punch, then dealt with the Whisper White. It's easiest to punch out the circle, and stamp the cupcake on another piece of scrap - but then you've got another piece of scrap to deal with. :D SO, I'd suggest stamping the cupcake on the Whisper White, then punching it out and then cutting it out. :)

Color it, and start adhering all your layers and pieces together! After you get it all stuck down, just stamp the two sayings from Crazy for Cupcakes - and you're done! Isn't is adorable???

I hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend! Be sure and take the time to STAMP something! :) It's good for YOU, *and* for the person you bless with your creation! :)

1 comment:

Becky in East Tennessee said...

OMG! Its been so long since I have been here, and look at all of this fabulous STUFF I have been missing! You are sooo creative and so talented. I really really like this cuppy cake card!