Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ham it Up, Cutie Pie!

It's time for the Pure Innocence Simple Pleasures VIP collection from My Favorite Things. This is your chance to get new stamps and Die-namics three weeks before they're released!!

Included in the Pure Innocence Simple Pleasures VIP Collection for just $33.95 is:
Pure Innocence Piggy Bank stamp set
Pure Innocence Picture Perfect stamp set
Simple Pleasures Sentiments Mini stamp set (VIP exclusive set - will never again be offered for sale, a $9 value, FREE!)
Lead the Way Die-namics dies

I'll start with my Pure Innocence Piggy Bank card.

Is she not totally adorable?!? The layout I used is the current Guest Designer Contest and there's still time to enter. Read all the details on this thread.

I used papers from the My Mind's Eye Gertie 6x6 paper pad for both cards today. The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and what wasn't paper pieced was coloured with copic markers. I used the Rectangle 1 STAX Die-namics to cut out the image. The "Ham it Up!" sentiment is from the Simple Pleasures Sentiments Mini set, which is exclusive to the VIP collection. I used the Mini Tabs Foursome Die-namics to cut out the pink patterned paper tab.

I love the Lead the Way Die-namics...the arrows are so much fun! I cut the long arrow from Hot Fudge card stock and placed it as the vertical element on the left side of the image panel, and I cut another arrow from patterned paper then topped it with a Bubblegum button. I ran a strip of Bubblegum grosgrain ribbon across the scallopy layer which I cut out using the Small Scallop Border Die-namics.

On the inside I combined two of the sentiments from Pure Innocence Piggy Bank and added another arrow from Lead the Way Die-namics.

Now let's move on to my card using Pure Innocence Picture Perfect.

She was also paper pieced and coloured with copic marker. I tried to make the frame look like woodgrain...the straight parts are ok but the corners need a little work. LOL! I used the Rounded Banner STAX Die-namics to cut out the Bubblegum card stock layer then embossed it.

The Simply Scallops Medium Die-namics was perfect to cut out the cream scallop layer across the top and I used the Lead the Way Die-namics to cut out two arrows for the sentiments on the front of the card. Pretty Posies Die-namics was what I chose for the flower embellishment, topped with a Hot Fudge button. I can't get enough of these new MFT buttons!!

On the inside I used the long arrow from Lead the Way Die-namics for another sentiment from Pure Innocence Picture Perfect.

Be sure to hop over to the MFT Blog for a list of participating designers. I know the team has created lots of adorable samples, which makes the Pure Innocence Simple Pleasures VIP Collection totally irresistible!

Here are the Die-namics I used:

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Thanks for stopping by!


Sherrie said...

Love both of these! Especially love the spots of pink on your "ham it up" card....sweet!

Danni said...

These are just so cute and sweet and FUN!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

these are both so darn cute!

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous Karen! Love them!

zehra said...

Lovely cards especially the second one

Jackie Pedro said...

Cuteness abounds! LOVE both your cards. I especially love how you cut out the frame and colored the woodgrain yourself! Looks awesome!!

Anonymous said...

GF, if you wouldn't of mentioned the frame, I would of totally thought it was paper pieced!!! It rocks...great job on both, they are super cute!!!

Inge said...

Both cards are so CUTE Karen! The woodgrain frame looks awesome!

Lisa H. said...

two over the top cute cards, karen!

wendy said...

adorable cards...lovin these new arrows!

Karen Giron said...

Oh how cute! I love the way you layered the button and squiggly arrow on your piggy bank card and her little outfit is darling! AND holy cuteness with your frame card! LOVE that embossed background and the sentiment arrows.

Melody said...

Two great cards Karen! Love the frame.

Shari said...


I ordered just and received this collection in the mail yesterday! Can not wait to play with these amazing stamps this weekend! Your cards were what gave me insiration and I just had to buy them =)

Thank you so much for being so darn crafty =)

Big Hugs from Canada!