Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Kick Back and Relax with Cupcakes

I have two creations to share with you today!!!
This first card uses the brand new For the Love of Cupcakes stamp set and papers from the Cupcakes Key Ingredients (which is sold out at the moment but read here for more info from Taylor) from Taylored Expressions. I love love LOVE this set!!!! The Weekend Sketch Challenge #84, hosted by Laurie Schmidlin, was the perfect layout for this. 

I started by stamping the cupcake image twice onto Choice Snow White. I coloured it with copics then cut out one of the images with circle Nestabilities and I cut the other out with scissors. It's popped for some dimension. I added some pink Tiny Twinkles for a little sparkle. The polka dot flower was cut out using my Blossom Nestabilities...it's such a pretty flower shape!

I ran the three blue panels through my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder then adhered them to the fun striped paper and backed that with some pink. The apple green double-edged polka dot ribbon was from my stash and I think it added just the right amount of green. I'd love to hang onto this card cause it makes me happy, but it's already in the mail, on it's way to make someone else happy.  :)

My next creations is a manly one. I made this card over a month ago, when I was back home at my parents' place but for some silly reason I haven't shared it here yet. 
We have a friend who's retiring from his career as a police officer and I made this card with his retirement in mind. The image and sentiment are from my much-loved Boys Will Be Boys set and I used the March 20th Key Ingredients to create this card. The layout is another Weekend Sketch Challenge #76, which also happened to be hosted by Laurie Schmidlin...what a coincidence! 

The boots were stamped with Memento Tuxedo black onto Choice Buttercream and coloured with copics. I tried to make them look like my Blundstone boots. My friend Nancy McKinney, who designed this stamp set, turned me on to Blundstones (or Blunnies) a few years ago and I'm soooooooooo happy she did. When the stamp set first came out I emailed her right away to say how cool it was that there was a pair of Blunnies in the set! She made an awesome card with some pink blunnies which you can see here

I ran the blue background piece through my Diamonds in the Rough Cuttlebug folder then added some ribbon and a buckle from the March 20th Key Ingredients. I finished it off with three orange snaps from my stash. Our friend's retirement party is at the end of this week so I hope the card arrives on time!

Thanks for stopping by!


Leslie said...

Very pretty first card and very masculine second card! LOVE the boots - they look suede!! How do you do that?????!!!!!!!

Yvette said...

I'm sooo loving that cupcake set from TE! I did order the bundle, because there was just NO way to pass up all those sweet cupcake items!!! Your cupcake card looks AMAZING!!! Your boots are very realistic looking as well! Good job Karen!!!

pat said...

Oh!! I love both cards!!
The boots card is awesome!!

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Caroline said...

ooh ooh ooh! Love them :)

Ann Kranitz said...

Love those boots and I am soooo glad you had so much fun with your friends. It sounds like you had a blast