Tuesday, June 10, 2008

With Love For You

Here's the second card I made for the Kim Hughes Blitz over the weekend over at Cornish Heritage Farms. Not a great picture, but I think you can get the idea. ;)

I used the Baked With Love set. I bought it a little while ago with the intention of making some cute recipe cards to hand out to guests of my daughter's bridal shower, thinking she'd love to have some 'tried and true' recipes from her friends and family -- what new bride wouldn't, right? Well, with the wedding now on hold indefinitely, I felt bad and just had to find another use for these darling stamps...and I couldn't think of a better time to break them out. ;)

The cardstock is all from Close To My Heart (Cocoa, Baby Pink, and White Daisy). I used the Large Polka Dot Backgrounder on the Cocoa card front, then cut the edge using scalloped scissors. The Baby Pink panel was cut and added to the inside right of the card so it would be seen as part of the card front. The rest is pretty self-explanatory. I did add some Liquid Glass over the 'icing' and a dot of Christmas Red Stickles for the 'cherry' on each cupcake. The cupcakes were adhered with dimensionals.

Another simple card, with virtually no layers. So unlike me. But it was quick and easy...unless you count the creativity part. I didn't have much time (was having to stamp late at night with the deadline to post looming over my head) and I was having a bit of trouble getting started with this sketch. But that's all part of the challenge, right? It was fun and I enjoyed participating in the different challenges -- time permitting, I think I'll be trying to do more of them, as I found it was a great excuse to 'have' to stamp! lol I didn't win any freebies this time around, though, so maybe next time. ;) I also enjoyed just stamping for the fun of it -- I've NEVER done that before! My cards have always been for something in particular, be it an occasion or a swap. Of course, I didn't get the wedding card made...so I *bought* one! Shhh! Don't say anything -- if I had a Kim Hughes set that would've worked for a wedding card, I would've gotten it done. I had my priorities, ya know. lol Actually I'm pretty sure the one getting married couldn't care less about receiving a handmade card (and the invitation was in yellow -- not one of my favorite colors to work with), so I figured it was okay...this time. I did get my Father's Day cards made, though. ;)

Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!

Supplies: Cardstock: Cocoa, Baby Pink, White Daisy (CTMH); Stamps: Baked With Love, Large Polka Dot Backgrounder (CHF); Inks: Cocoa, Baby Pink, Cranberry (CTMH), Timber Brown Staz-On (Tsukineko); Other: Liquid Glass, Baby Pink organdy and grosgrain (CTMH), striped grosgrain (American Crafts), Christmas Red Stickles (Ranger), foam mounting tape


Barb W said...

This card is delicious! I zoomed in on it and the little glaze on the frosting, with the cherry on top is adorable! I like the striped ribbon, too...reminds me of neopolitan ice cream, perfect with cupcakes!

Carolyn King said...

oh that is so much fun! love your card and the fun ribbon tie!

malieta said...

Your card is really cute and those adorable cupcakes are making me hungry!
ps I'm trying NOT to eat after a certain time in the evening, but I think I'm going to sneak a snack tonight:)

My Scrap Basket said...

Hi Christi! Thanks for your blog visit - so nice of you. You continue to produce such wonderful creativity, beautiful layout and colours here!!

Niki Estes said...

Cute card!! I love the colors!

MichelleO said...

Oh my this is just tooooo cute, those cupcakes are fabulous! Really a cute card!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is so cute! Love those little 'cherries' on top and the wonderful ribbon treatment.