Friday, February 4, 2011

Just Us Girls + Want2Scrap = JUGS #70 Sketch!


Happy Saturday!  I am THRILLED to bring you the Just Us Girls challenge this week...we have the added excitement of a sketch sponsored by Want2Scrap

Want2Scrap manufactures their own line of bling, acrylic and chipboard albums as well as laser designs and ribbon. They have also just announced a brand new product called Nestabling...bling that is specifically designed to work with your Spellbinder Nestabilities! Want2Scrap is generously offering a $25 gift certificate to one of our randomly chosen challenge participants this week! W-O-W! Now that's shopping power!

Check out the sketch....

This sketch is to inspire you to pile it up in one corner of your project!  Doesn't matter what you pile, just as long as there are LAYERS...

I used one of my favorite card templates by Kelleigh Ratzlaff to create a *sweet* valentine for my friend's granddaughter.  My layers include a paper doily, handstamped banner tag, Want2Scrap bling swirls, satin flower, seam binding and a cute Romance Love Flair button from American Crafts to top it off.  I also outline the cupcake topper with pearl liquid fabric paint.

I love how this template opens up to display the inside.  I chose to adhere the cupcake "wrapper" on the sides and bottom so that it becomes a pocket to tuck a note or a gift card inside.  To make the "wrapper" I scored and folded a piece of Papertrey Ink dark chocolate cardstock at 1/4" intervals.  I then adhered it to the card base with liquid adhesive and let it dry.  Once dry, I could trim the wrapper to the shape of the card.  I hand trimmed the top edge in v-shapes so it looks like the real wrapper deal! :)

I added this sweet lace heart border punch from Martha Stewart crafts and topped it off with Pearl Bling from Want2Scrap!

Ready to join us?  Head on over to the Just Us Girls Blog to see inspiration by our February Guest Designer, Lori, along with Want2Scrap guest stars Mimi and Elise PLUS the JUGs girls you know and love.


Thanks so much for coming by today!
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16 comments:

Kelleigh @ Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs said...

This is A-mazing! So pretty! Thank you, Dana!

Traci Van Patten said...

So super cute. Every detail is perfect.

Ladybug said...

Amazing! Love the color palette, all of your layers, and the wrapper part is just too clever! Lots of great texture on this!

Elise said...

This is THE most exquisite and delicious creation, simply EVER! Seriously, I don't know how you manage to top your sweetest sweet, yet you do! That icing - the BLING, the craftsmanship - EVERYTHING! It's just a sweet festival for the eye and wait, no calories gained = even better! This is like the perfect storm of the most heavenly craft/mojo/challenges/folks/products - EVER! So excited to be a part of it via Want2Scrap and YOU already know what a huge fan o you JUGS girls I am! Alz I can say is... YEE HAW!

Lisa Kind said...

This is so sweet! I love the cupcake template and all the accessories you've added. Love the cupcake wrapper too...very clever idea! Great sketch!

Brook said...

Wonderful project. I love it!

june lanum said...

so pretty looks good enough to eat

Rebekah said...

what an awesome take on a Valentines day card! Sweet.. and I just have to say how much i love that bling!!

Ann said...

Super sweet, Dana! I love all the details on this, especially those yummy ribbons!

Stampin' Pam said...

Oh my gosh Dana - this is beyond brilliant - I LOVE the cupcake shape and you have frosted it SO beautifully!!! Bring on the bling - the wrapper is FABBY! Thanks for a great challenge.

Heather Jensen said...

Dana this is so yummy! Love the sweet cupcake and the bling is perfect. :)
Hugs~

Andrea M said...

Dana, A-MAZING!!! This is the most beautiful cupcake, EVAH!!! Gorgeous, shaped card and love the beautiful W2S embellies!!! Great take on the sketch and on the colors! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!! Hope we'll get to see more of your fabulous creations!!!

Kathryn B said...

This is one sweet treat Dana! There is nothing I DON'T love about this! Thanks for the fun challenge this week and the goodies!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

GORGEOUS project Dana! I love cupcakes especially this scrumptious looking one! PURE eye candy :)

Maria Levine said...

OMG, this is awesome!! What a great way to use the sketch! I LOVE THAT CUPCAKE!!! Fabulous Dana!!

Lori said...

OMGosh!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! Cupcakes are my weakness, and what you did with this one is AmAzInG!

I love being a part of such an amazingly talented team this month! Thank you for inviting me!