Yes, it's me. New photo and new blog makeover. Still Stampin' Pretty. Veronica of VK Design Co. gets credit for the charming, boutique style artwork and for having the patience to deal with all my "little tweaks." Thinking about a blog or a redesign? Veronica is extraordinary and reasonably priced.
Important Stampin' Up! News!!! The new Holiday Mini is now available to click and download on the right side bar. Don't miss my Holiday Mini Idea Gallery. Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware is ready for purchase (p. 185, Item #112454). And, Stampin' Up! is celebrating their 20th Anniversary with a 20% off sale on the following select birthday stamp sets (with a minimum $20 purchase of regular priced items). Today's post features Crazy for Cupcakes, one of the birthday sale items!
Order Stampin' Up! On-Line Here (or check out my rockin' new order button on the right. Ooo la la!).
|Item #||Page #||Description||Retail Price||20% Off Price|
|109439||62||Big Bold Birthday||$27.95||$22.36|
|112895||62||Cumplea?os genial y divertido (Spanish Big Bold Birthday)*||$27.95||$22.36|
|111618||64||Crazy for Cupcakes*||$23.95||$19.16|
|111546||65||Simple Birthday Thanks*||$17.95||$14.36|
|111702||65||Time to Party*||$16.95||$13.56|
|108559||68||Crab & Company||$27.95||$22.36|
*Die Cut Stamp Sets
D?cor Elements has released Phase 2, which includes more beautiful vinyl wall coverings (and beyond–have you seen the Spooky Spider)? Discover new colors (Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, to name a few) and cool designs like Nursery Necessities and Park Avenue Ornaments (a couple standouts for me).
Today's card begins with the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp, inked in Jet Black Stazon and stamped on Stampin' Up!'s watercolor paper. TIP: SU's watercolor paper has an ivory tint to it so I recommend pairing it with Very Vanilla rather than Whisper White.
Ruby Red and Basic Black markers, combined with a Sparkle Gel Pen add some jazz to the delicious cupcakes. My Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and Nestabilities Rectangles cut and embossed the sides of the image panel, Ruby Red (adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals) and Baja Breeze layers.
The background gets sumptuous texture using Cuttlebug's Divine Swirls embossing folder and my Big Shot. It's layered on a 4.25 x 5.5 card base of Ruby Red (scored on the side). The sentiment pops against a Ruby Red Designer Label Punch and Scallop Circle in Baja Breeze. A Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware Label Holder and coordinating brads add the final dash.
So what do you think of my new look? Please leave me a comment at the end of this post. I have made leaving a comment easier than ever 🙂
Stamp Set: Crazy for Cupcakes Paper: Watercolor, Ruby Red, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Ruby Red and Basic Black Markers Cool Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Nestabilities, Scallop Circle Punch, Designer Label Punch, Cuttlebug Divine Swirls Embossing Folder The Perfect Touch: Ruby Red Button (Earth Elements Buttons), Silver Cord, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware and Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sparkle Gel Pen.