Tuesday, April 28, 2009

MTTC01 as sweet as jelly beans and don't forget, blog candy

Hi all! I finished up my card for the My Time to Color Challenge #1 over on Lauren Meader's blog. Check out the challenge and play along! Also, see the next post for a blog candy giveaway here on my blog! Here are the colors Lauren posted for us to play with:
I needed to make 6 thank you cards for family members who made sure to make my girls' Easter extra special. I thought it would be a good time to break out this sweet set from My Cute Stamps. Have you seen these? Really cute stuff over there and they shipped with lightening speed! I used stamping and paper piecing of the animals and flowers for a fun and colorful effect. The bunny's ears are also popped up with a bit of foam tape and if you enlarge the card, you can see the pale blue coloring detail on the fun loopy font used for the sentiment. This technique brought me right back to 7th grade and doodling on my binder for some reason ;) There are actually five stamps used on this card and I wanted to make sure they lined up just so and could be repeated 6 times for the thank yous I need to send. Below was my trick for getting that done.

I simply arranged my stamps face down on my trusty SU! grid paper that is always on the work top. Then I used my largest acrylic block to adhere them as a group. Ink them up, stamp on precut cardstock, and repeat. OK, not a ground breaking tip but it was a light bulb moment for me today. :)
Thanks so much for stopping by....your interest truly makes my day!
Paper: white CS by Georgia Pacific, Bazzill (gray), and Papertrey Ink Bitty Dots
Stamps: My Cute Stamps
Ink: SU! Going Gray
Border Punches: SU! (scallop) and Martha Stewert (lattice)
Ribbon: Costco
Other: Fabric writer in shiny red, iridescent pink glitter, button, gem, embroidery floss, Zig Writer


Elise said...

Wheeeehew! Way to crank it out, design team wonder woman! Congrats on your first offering as an official member of Lauren's team! Way to go, talented girl!

Karen said...

Had no idea you already had some of those cute My Cute Stamps!! New stamps, playtime, and lots of fun colors?? Sounds like a happy dance to me! Love the bow + button + embroidery floss + bling!!! Great effect!

tg said...

I love the details in the bow/button/bling area. Super cute!

Courtney Baker said...

I just used some new My Cute Stamps too. You can't beat the price too.

Great card.

apigonfire said...

That bunny is just too cute! Great job with the color combo! I can't wait to see your first creation on Saturday as well! Welcome to the team!

Verda said...

Congratulations. Very cute card to go along with a Very cute Stamp!!!!

Ann said...

So stinkin' cute!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I love your card! I plan to order that stamp set myself!
Congrats on all the great things coming your way!! :-)