Friday, November 8, 2013

Two Posts in One Day!

Wow - I'm on a roll! I made two different cards last night, using a combination of FIVE different challenges! Woohoo! Here is the second of the two. This one uses clean & simple #264 (FTL264 - layout) and Pals Paper Arts #178 (PPA178 - color). I'm also entering this card into the latest Penny Black Challenge - Anything Goes.

I tried to be a color "purist," but the Early Espresso was just too harsh for my card so I changed it to Soft Suede.

The sentiment looks a little washed out in the first pic, so here is a close-up. I used my markers to color in the words, cake, and candles. Doesn't it look like a decadent chocolate cake? Yum! My Stamp-a-ma-jig was essential to line up all the images.

The In Color 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon is a little too thick (in my opinion) to make a full-on bow. In any case, there wasn't enough room on this card for a full bow. So I like to just attach a strip of ribbon to my card, then take a second little piece and knot it around the strip that's already attached. The card is complete after a couple of snips with the Stampin' Up! Craft Scissors (seriously - they cut ribbon like butter; I bought them after using them just one time).

I never forget to make a coordinating envelope! In this case, I didn't have a big enough piece of coordinating DSP to make an entire envelope using the Envelope Punch Board. Enter: Envelope Liners Framelit dies! You get three different dies - one to fit our Medium envelopes, one to fit the envelopes that come with our notecards, and one to fit the tiny 3-1/8" square envelopes. So for this card, I jazzed up the Whisper White envelope with a different pattern of the Soft Suede DSP

Stamps: Patterned Party, Whimsical Words 
Paper: Birthday Basics DSP, Soft Suede from Neutrals DSP Stack, Summer Starfruit CS, Whisper White CS
Colors: Summer Starfruit Marker, Crisp Cantaloupe Marker, Soft Suede Marker
Tools: Envelope Punch Board (to round my corners), Big Shot, Envelope Liners Framelits, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Accessories: Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots (I like these for adhering ribbon ends to the back of my paper)

italics = retired product


  1. This is a wonderful birthday card. Yes, I immediately thought of chocolate cake when I saw it! Thanks for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts this week!

  2. This is my kind of card! So simple and clean! You did a fantastic job with the markers! Love everything about it - super job!

  3. Wow! This is such a great card! I love the way you colored the stamps. You did a super job with the color challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

  4. Fabulous card, beautiful design.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more Challenge;-))m

  5. cute sketch and great job of aligning everything! i love the different coloured sentiment and the yummy looking cake. thank you so much for sharing another lovely creation with us this month at penny black and more.