Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happy January PTI Blog Hop


Happy blog hop everyone! Thanks for visiting my blog :)

For the birthday card theme I have come up with a couple things. First up the cupcake card!


Using stamps from the Love Songs set, I created a cupcake with the stack of heart cookies stamp and hand drawing the cupcake "wrapper" with a Zig writer. The candles are also from Love songs and I think is meant to be the spoon handle that pokes out of the ice cream. Also from PTI, the raspberry fizz paper. The punched scallop edge is from Martha Stewart, the white pen is a Signo gel pen and the cute orange ribbon is from the $1 bin at Michaels, and of course a little Stickles to the hearts, the flames and the wrapper.



The next two cards are cakes made from ribbon scraps. I can't bear to toss any piece of ribbon unless it is sooo small. I keep a clear zip bag full of ribbon pieces too small to wrap around my ribbon card storage system and from time to time, will pull them out and make "cakes".



The above card uses PTI Ocean Tides cardstock and the Guidelines set for the stamped yellow background. The cake plate is from a SU! set and the celebrate stamp is a studio G stamp. Silver glitter dresses this cake up a little.

This card uses the PTI Raspberry Fizz cardstock, Love Songs cookie tray as a cake plate, and the polka dot basics for the background. THe MS scallop punch again, redline tape to hold the strip of orange glitter, prima paper flower and a clear gem that has been colored with alcohol inks to take on an orangey hue. In case anyone is wondering, I use either the Scotch quick dry glue or Aleene's tacky glue to adhere the ribbons to a separate piece of cardstock and then I cut it out in cake form to even up the sides of the cake. All ink is SU! classic.
With all of these cute cards, how about a way to dress up a gift card? I thought Lauren's Purse-onality Clutch would be a great way to make a gift card more exciting. I based my packaging on the cute flower themed gift card I got at target.
The flowers are peeking through a window I cut in the front of Lauren's template and covered with the acetate I peeled from a new PTI stamp set. Never waste good acetate I say ;)

Here is the template before adhering the sides. I stamped the sides with different patterns using a sticky note to mask the areas that were not to be stamped. I used Polka Dot Basics and Guidelines and a little sun mini stamp from my collection. The stamped flowers to the right of the window are the motifs from Guidelines and the flower stems are the balloon string from Love Songs. I LOVED the flowers I got from turning the motif a little and using light/dark shades of ink! The yellow cardstock scalloped edge was made using the SU! scallop punch. I also ran my ink pad down the edge of the flap and purse sides to mess it up a little.
Above is a shot into the purse. I attached a cardstock tab and wrote pull on it so the recipient wouldn't miss that the gift card was meant to be taken out and used! Also tucked a mini emery board and mini nail polish trio from the target dollar area.

Some gold glitter to dress things up, a scallop punch tag from SU! and also large yellow eyelets on either side of the box to put the ribbon handle through. The butterfly punches are from MS and I colored some details on them with a white Signo pen and then put iridescent stickles over the top. Very cool effect IRL. Finally, a little reminder of an old tip but still a useful one...my ribbon for the handle was a light baby pink but I easily fixed that by running this dollar section ribbon over my dye ink pad.

Well that's it for today. Thanks for visiting my birthday blog hop post!!

34 comments:

Jak Heath said...

your entries are wonderful, love the polkadot purse.

Latisha said...

Wow look at everything! Great job

IamDerby said...

So many gorgeous things here! Love that orange and pink card, very pretty

calliezant said...

Cute idea for ribbon scraps! Everything looks great.

Lori said...

Fantastic job! I love the ribbon cakes--so cute!

Marge said...

Wow, what fabulous cards & packaging! Your beautiful cards are making me crave a piece of cake!

Amy said...

Love all three of your cards--those ribbon cakes are to die for! Nice take on the clutch template too.

Serendipity said...

OH MY GOSH you have been busy! All of your things are so pretty! Nice job!

Lori said...

Pretty cards!! Great idea for the ribbon!!!

Babies- Beth said...

WOW! What a lot of work you put into tonight! Way to go! I love your cakes, and will have to admit to having a drawer full of ribbon snippets, lol!

Deanna said...

Wow Dana, you have busy girl for your first blog hop! They are all totally cute!

Vicky said...

Wow! You've been busy :). Everything is beautiful.

Regan said...

well holy poop- you were very busy

very very cute stuff!

Jen Caputo said...

Oh my gosh they are all so awesome!!! I adore your ribbon cake cards the most though - so cool!

Lizzie Jones said...

Wow, you've been busy! Thank you for sharing your great projects!

Sharon said...

Holy Smokes!! these are awesome! Now I know what to do with all my ribbion bits!

Savitri said...

Pretties! Love your purse too. Too cute!

Mindy said...

The ribbon cakes are awesome!

Rebecca said...

Love these! The ribbon scraps are great on the cards and I love the MyTime clutch purse!

Kathleen said...

I love that ribbon cake!! REALLY cute! What a great idea!

Chris said...

they are all fabulous!!!

Cheryl said...

I love, love, love the ribbon cakes!

Lacey Stephens said...

Oh my! You have been busy! I love all of these projects!
~Lacey

whoistracy said...

Love all of your projects!!

Chrissy said...

love your ribbon cakes! :-) cute ideas!

Karen said...

DANA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, lookey here! :>:> All your creations are of course, great! But, even more fab is finding you here! :> Have fun!

Sara Paschal said...

Wow, these are all wonderful. My faves are the ribbon cake, those cards take the CAKE. Great job, and welcome to the PTI blog hop ;)

Donelda said...

wow, you have been busy. I love the cakes made with the ribbon -- brilliant. And I really love your little "heart cupcake" too!! I'm so glad that you decided to join!!!

Terri said...

Nice job on all of them. I love the ribbon cake cards though especailly the pink one.

Banu said...

WOW, such a great take on the challenge. The ribbon cake cards are the best.

Bonnie (eggette) said...

What a wonderful lot of creations! You have been busy and I love your cards!

Claire Brennan said...

These are fabulous - I LOVE orange and pink together!!

babbler said...

If you had a followers button, I would follow this blog! You are very talented! Last week I was at a party where we made clocks from ones you buy inexpensively at Walmart, then take out the insides and redo the face like you are scrapbooking. I bet you have done something like that before, and if you haven't, I hope you are inspired. I wish my friend Tam over at Apple Creek Cottage could see all of your creations, go visit her and tell her I said Hi! Love from "Mrs. Slug"

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh my gosh! These are fabulous!!! I'm just blown away.