Notice anything different about my Stampin' Pretty blog? Veronica McCollum (VK Design Company), who designed my original banner and buttons, helped me with a blog "mini face lift." Take a look around at the new look and organization on the side bars. Very nip tuck. Highlights include a new Tutorial Library, themed category buttons and a special button for my 1 Minute to "Wow" Video Tutorials.
SNEAK PEEK ALERT! It's coming and it's tr?s cool. Today's card offers a sneak peek of the Build a Cupcake Punch, available starting Jan. 4 in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog. Today is also the launch of a new Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge (PPA71). Our guest stamper this week is none other than the Mojo Queen herself, Julee Tilman!
Check out what Julee and the PPA Design team have drummed up in the colors above.
STAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS:
- Just like a cupcake wrapper (or is it called a "cup?"). I used a Crimper to add wavy texture to the Chocolate Chip card stock.
- The Pear Pizzazz frame was fashioned with the Scallop Trim Border and Corners Punches. My video tutorial HERE shows you how to make them work in tandem for squares and rectangles.
- A little doodling with a Regal Rose Stampin' Write Marker adds a touch of whimsy.
- Fabulous Phrases stamp set is my "little black dress" of pretty sentiments. Great for combining words, too.
- For a little polish, I added a coordinating Regal Rose pattern to the envelope flap. Click to watch a video and see how easy this simple detail is!
WHERE IS THE "WOW?" Now that the remodeling to our home exterior and landscaping is coming to an end, it will be quiet enough to "roll tape" on my 1 Minute to "WOW" Videos again. I have lots of ideas I'm itching to share!
Stamp Set: Fabulous Phrases (WM 117002, CM 120501)
Paper: Regal Rose (105130), Pear Pizzazz (119795), Chocolate Chip (102128), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Regal Rose Stampin' Write Marker (105108)
Cool Tools: Build a Cupcake Punch (Available Jan. 4, 121807). Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402), Scallop Trim Corner Punch (118870), Crimper (101618), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (117335)
The Perfect Touch: Basic Jewels Stick-On Pearls (119247), Subtles Buttons (119745), Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon (119265)
Whisper White Medium Envelope (107301), Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (117155)
Click stamp image to enlarge.