Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Basketball Cupcakes and Stand

Going a different direction today and sharing a little project 
I made for my niece's graduation party.
I offered to make the cupcakes for the event and decided to make basketballs to represent the years she has played and her future games in college.

 Here's the final result.
I found a 3 tier cupcake stand by Wilton at Hobby Lobby.
I assembled it and took it the craft room to get it all gussied up for the event!

I cut 1" border strips out of black paper and then also used some leftover basketball border strips from Michael's by Recollections.  I think the letter stickers are from Hobby Lobby. 
The front view.

The back view.
The stars were cut with a Sizzix die in my Cuttlebug. 
I added a few gems here and there.

I saw this basketball cupcake on Pinterest.

I covered mine with orange icing (Wilton buttercream) and then
I dipped it in orange sprinkles.
The piping was done with Wilton Tip #5

I am entering this project into Simon Says Stamp: Anything but a Card challenge.
Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

BG and LF: postcard

Here's the Father's Day card I made for my father.
Features Lawn Fawn's "You've Got Mail"
Basic Grey's "Life of the Party" and Bazzill cardstock.

I stamped the postcard with brown Memento ink and 
inked the edges with Distress ink (can't remember which color)
I used Barn Door red for the cancellation stamp. 
The push pin is by Jolee's. 

The postcard is raised with dimensional foam.

I am entering this card into the Basic Grey Challenge: Clean and Simple.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

CC: washi banner

Sharing a card I made for Father's Day for my father-in-law.
Made the banner out of washi tape by K and Co. and Bella Blvd.

Glossy accents on the windshield and headlights.
Chevron patterned paper is by Moxxie.

Used 3 different sets (Lawn Fawn's "Harold's ABCs" and "On the Mend" & 
Paper and Such "Daisies") to create this inside sentiment:

I am entering this card into the Catered Crop: Banner and Bunting challenge.
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Friday, June 15, 2012

SSS and P&S: thank you with birds

Sharing a thank you card I made that was inspired by the current 
Simon Says Stamp inspirational photo.
I liked the lemonade stand. 
I choose the colors of the banner for my birds.

My background paper is from the Echo Park "Little Boy" collection.
The bird stamps from Paper and Such were paper pieced on Bazzill cardstock.
The "Thank You is from Paper and Such "Wild Roses" set. 

I felt the card was pretty blah until I added the washi tape at the top.
Pulled it all together! yeah!

Touch of Glossy Accents on the birds for some pizazz 
as well as a dot of shiny black on the eyes.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Paper and Such: Feathered Friends
Simon Says Stamp: Summer/ Inspirational Photo.

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Easter 2011 LO with Lawn Fawn

Sharing this layout over on Two Peas in a Bucket.
There were other peoples' kids in the photos so I am sharing the basic layout design I found in my Scrapbook Generation's sketch book using Lawn Fawn's "The Bright Side" collection.

You should be able to click on the photo to see it more closely. 
LOVE that background paper!  
FYI: I scrap BOYS and this paper collection is cute for them too.
Decided I was going bold and use flowers on one of their LO's too!  

All papers and stickers from Lawn Fawn's "The Bright Side" collection.
buttons and flowers from stash

I am entering this in the Lawn Fawn contest over at Two Peas in a Bucket.
and the Lawnscaping #35: Patterned Paper Challenge.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

More Picture Perfect Summer cards

Sharing some cards I made using Lawn Fawn stamps and Echo Park's "Splash" collection.
These were given to my son's teachers. 
My original version is HERE.
My Quinn's ABC set was ruined after I made the first one 
(note to self: shut door to room when kid sitting) so I had to make some changes.

Add caption

The banner was cut out of the paper and the "String" was drawn by hand:

Stamps by Lawn Fawn: Quinn's ABCs, Harold's ABCs, Say Cheese, Swimsuit Season
Papers by Echo Park "Splash"

I am submitting these cards in the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge

Today is the first official day of summer for the boys! 
Wish me luck, hee hee!!
Thanks for looking,

Friday, June 1, 2012

Teacher gift: sour cream containers

Sharing another project I made for the preschool teacher
appreciation luncheon in addition to the cutlery holder.
I have made these sour cream containers before HERE for soccer 
and HERE for Thanksgiving  but I made these bigger.
These are an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet cut in half.
The original video I have used for these are HERE.
They were filled with chocolates. 

Love these glittery Jolee's push pins!

Papers: cork paper from Hobby Lobby
Stamp: Notebook by Verve
Stickers:  push pin by Jolee's
Other: paper crimper

I am submitting this project into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes
The Paper Variety: Anything but a layout or card!
CAS-ual Fridays #55:  Put a Bling on it!

Thanks for looking,