With our busy lives we are always looping for quick ideas. The first idea is regarding our Monday card post with circles. With your already punched circles as a pattern you can create circles on your cards. The second one is a true time saver if you punched on cards your frames for your words. Watch the video and you will discover what a neat idea to make the most of time.
Welcome to another week of stampin with me. Did you notice I put out another card on Sunday? This was part of the card challenge. You can checkout all the great ideas by clicking here. http://www.global-design-project.com/
Today is part of the many stamps that Stampin’ Up! offers to celebrate birthdays. I chose to continue with one of the stamps that is retiring —— Cupcake Party. This is another nice change from using the birthday cake.
Base: The card is started with Pool Party cardstock. This color is used in the card circles. The white cardstock is stamped first and then embossed.
Focus: The cupcake is the focus and the circles are a great accent. As part of WOW Wednesday I will explain how to do the circles which are very simple. I love how the colorful circles draw us into the card. Just think how plain it would be with just the cupcake. The embossed paper adds texture. These are important elements to the cards —– color and texture.
Stamp Set: Cupcake Party, Create a Cupcake (words) retired
Color Combination: Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, Calypso Coral
Ink: Pool Party, Chocolate Chip. Calypso Coral
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White
Embellishment: Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Sponge Daubers
Accessories: 2 3/8″ Scallop Lunch, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Cupcake Builder Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch, assorted circle punches
Note: A lot of these punches are retiring.
I have a friend’s grandson turning five. So I thought numbers with balloons would be a great birthday card. It seems to have so much fun with counting. Maybe Math will be his thing.
Base: Is the orange cardstock with the Whisper White paper which becomes your Focal Point.
Focal Point: The focal point is two fold because of the numbers cut out and what is under the numbers —– colorful paper. I had some colorful paper sitting on my table and thought this was a good use of it. What do you think? Then add those colorful balloons to make it a true birthday card.
Stamp Set: Number of Years
Color Combination: Pacific Point, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Tangelo Twist
Paper: Tangelo Twist, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Old Olive
Designer Series Paper: Cherry on Top
Embellishment: Black Baker’s Twine
Accessories: Large Number Framelits, Big Shot,’ Balloon Builder Punch
Special Note: Monday didn’t get published Monday. I don’t know why so you are getting 2 blog post today. WOW Wednesday will follow.