Saturday, January 29, 2011

Designer Birthday


I made this card today for the Stamping 411 challenge this week. I have to admit that when I saw the sketch, I went to my studio and pulled several sets of stamps that would work for the sketch (alliterative sentence or what? It continues!)
This is one take on the sketch. I used some retired colors and a retired DSP (am I the only one who hangs on to paper forever? If I use it all, then it is gone forever... why am I so afraid of letting go?) Anyways... I started with a base of Ruby Red. I used a strip of DSP that I scalloped the edge on, and I used a thin strip of Cameo Coral. I stamped the sentiment in Ruby Red on River Rock (more alliteration) and used the extra large decorative label punch. Then I used all three of those colors to make little purses using the new Create a Cupcake set and coordinating punch. I used the word window to punch the closures on the purse, and I used the small then medium oval punches to create the straps for the purses, and of course, the needed a brad to snap the purses.
Outside the card it says "There is something fabulous about your birthday." Inside, I stamped the "{must be you}" part of the sentiment. Then I finished by adding "Happy Birthday." All stamps are from Create a Cupcake set.
Thanks for looking!

9 comments:

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Cute idea with the cupcake stamp...love it!

Steph said...

very cute, love how you used the cupcake punch to make purses. I have to say I am the same way with my paper, must be part of the stamping addiction. lol.

Robin Merriman said...

Very cute card! And no, you're not the only one with a DSP problem - but I'm perfectly content with it!

Sarah said...

Very cute card! I can't wait for my cupcake set to arrive!

Selene Kempton said...

I LOVE the purses! Such a fun card!

Kerin said...

Very cute purses, and I've always loved that dsp!!

Patti Chesky said...

Love the purse idea with the cupcake stamp. You're a genius!

Tiffany Bauer said...

What an awesome idea using the cupcake stamp set!! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Stamping 411 Blog!!

Connie Babbert said...

I'm just loving how people are using the cupcake punch for purses! Great job!