Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Tisket, a Tasket, I Made a Berry Basket!!

For the Love/Valentines theme at Stampin' Royalty this week, i chose to make this cute little Berry Basket full of love using the Stampin' Up Berry Basket Die!
The only thing that i believe needs an explanation is the mat behind the main panel. I actually cut that out by hand. I basically temporarily stuck the main panel on the Real Red Cardstock, then eyeballed it to cut around it to make a mat.  I also used various Scallop Circle punches to create the flower. after punching them out of Patterned Paper, I crumpled them up, put them back in a flower shape and layered them, glued them together, then punched a hole right in the center, where i then put a large brown brad in to keep it all together. Everything else speaks for itself! A fun little basket that i will be filling with Valentines candy and giving to my little girl! 

Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Cardstock: Sahara Sand
Stamps: Love Stamp from the Everyday Occasions Card Kit
Accessories: Berry Basket Die, fashionable hearts embosslits die, Labels Collection Framelits Die

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Making a Cake (Card)

The theme at Stampin' Royalty this week is BIRTHDAYS!!
Right up my alley! (that and Christmas, of course!)
I was DYING to use my new Stacked With Love Designer paper from the brand spankin' new Occasions Catalog! 
So i did! 
I used my Real Red, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Basic Black markers to color the stamp from the Amazing Birthday set, matted it with Gold Glimmer paper, and then, i made the cute little cake. Let me tell you how i did it!
I first used a square of the designer paper, then punched out a strip of Crisp Cantaloupe with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, then cut it in half and put on along the top, and one along the bottom. I also added a super thin strip of the cold glimmer across the center. For the candles, i had a couple small scrap strips that i glued to some red cardstock, and for the flames, i used my Bird Builder Punch (just the top leaf of the branch) and punched some Gold Glimmer paper, and glued that to the top of the scrap strips on the Real Red cardstock (i hope this makes sense.)

So after gluing all the pieces on Real Red cardstock scraps, i cut along the outline, leaving a small border around the pieces.  I then glued the candles on the back of the cake part and put the whole thing on the card with Dimensionals. for some added sparkle, i glued some gold sequins to fill in the empty spots and i was all done :)


Stamps - Amazing Birthday
Cardstock - Real Red, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe
Ink - (I used Markers) Real Red, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Black
Accessories - Bird Builder Punch, Gold Glimmer Paper, Stacked With Love Designer paper, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Gold Sequins