It's Day Five of my Stampin' Up! Fall/Winter Sneak Peek Mini Marathon. I have added a "SU Fall/Winter" category on my left sidebar so you can easily look up sneak peeks and future ideas efficiently. I have a lot more to share between now and the Aug. 11 release date (including a bonus sneak peek tomorrow).
On stage today is the new sentiment stamp set Heard from the Heart (4 stamps, available Aug. 11). I combined Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge IC136 Cupcakes Wedding Cakes and Ways to Use WT174 Mini Madness (by using micro brads as my cupcake confetti). All daily SCS challenges are listed on my right sidebar so have some fun and play along.
I simply love the way the new In Colors Tangerine Tango and Baja Breeze look together. Serious zowie factor! I stamped each cupcake (one of seven cool stamp "accessories" from the Sock Monkey set) in Close to Cocoa on Whisper White card stock. Each cupcake is popped out using a 1 1/4" Circle Punch, topped on a 1 3/8" Circle of Close to Cocoa and ultimately land on a Scalloped Circle of Baja Breeze.
TIP: The delicious "confetti" was added using micro brads. They are miraculously close (if not exact) in color to Tangerine Tango and Pacific Point (the darker blue). I ordered them on-line from Just Brads (the Tropical Collection). $3 for 100 of these miniature cuties . . . lovely little bargain so I ordered in every color 🙂
The banner began with the "wishes" sentiment from Heard from the Heart, dipped in Close to Cocoa ink and stamped on Whisper White. TIP: I layered it on on Pacific Point card stock to make the blue cupcake "confetti" pop. Using the new Scallop Edge Punch, the scalloped layer was simple and quick. Here is a tutorial on the Scallop Edge Punch from a previous post. I felt the sides were a tad "naked" so I slipped in a strip of Tangerine Tango card stock. TIP: Strips of card stock, layered or otherwise, can replicate the look of ribbon (or make beautiful card making "music" in the case of the "Tango"-hah)!
The Tangerine Tango background danced through the Cuttlebug with the D'vine Swirls Embossing folder. All parts were assembled and adhered to a Whisper White (4.25 x 5.5) card base as the final step.
I would love to hear what you think about the sneak peek products. Please drop me a quick comment!
COMING UP THIS WEEK: Two delightful Stampin' Up! Fall/Winter hostess stamp sets: Fall Flair and Window Dressing
Hugs and Pretties . . . . Mary
Stamp Sets: Heard from the Heart, Sock Monkey
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Cool Tools: Punch Bunch–1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Cuttlebug, D-Vine Swirl Embossing Folder
The Perfect Touch: Micro Brads