Happy Birthday Cupcake!

I wanted to share with you another little treat that I gave to all by stampers at the Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat earlier this month.  It was a birthday theme so everything was birthday related.  And cupcakes are the perfect little birthday treat and all dressed up Stampin’ Up! style makes them even better!

cupcake-birthdayI baked the cupcakes in a jar!  I posted a cupcake in a jar a couple of weeks ago – those were when I was practicing to see if I could bake them in the jar and have them turn out.  I add frosting, sprinkles and little edible flower decorations on the inside.  I forgot to take a picture with the jar open.  Here is a closer look at the front.

cupcake-frontI made a banner using the Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series paper (in the Occasions catalog) and the Petite Pennants Builder Punch (on the Retirement list and on sale).  I strung the banners on some Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine.  I tied that around the jar with a knot and then added some of the Calypso Coral Pom Pom trim (already sold out – so sad) plus a candle and tucked a little wooden spoon behind.  Then tied a bow with the twine.

cupcake-topA closer look at the top you can see more Birthday Bash Designer Paper and then I stamped the Sketched Birthday stamp set (on the retired list).  I used Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay and my punches.

Everyone enjoyed their little birthday treats at the retreat.  It was a really fun weekend and I can’t wait to do it again.

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Mini Treat Bags for all Occasions

Last weekend was the Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat and it was so much fun!  The theme was birthday and on Friday night all the girls received a little birthday themed treat.  The idea came from a swap that I received from my friend Linda at the Stampin’ Up! Leadership conference back in January.  I loved the idea so much I wanted to use it for the retreat.  And then Cindy and I decided to go a bit further and use the idea for our Make&Take project on Friday night so we got creative and made three more designs – a graduation, wedding and baby themed bag.  All the bags were made using the Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper, the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies and the Celebrate Today stamp set.

treat-bag-collectionAs part of their goody bag of supplies everyone received part of a pack of the Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series paper, pieces of all the coordinating card stock and pieces from the Basics Hodgepodge clips.  Here is a closer look at each treat bag.

treat-bag-birthdayThe Birthday Bag was the one that Cindy and I made ahead of time and left as a surprise on everyone’s work table.  Inside I added party supplies – a whistle, buzzer, candy stick, blow pop, and a lottery ticket.

treat-bag-graduationThe end of the school year is here or almost here for everyone so many are in need of graduation ideas so we wanted to create a graduation bag – fill it with some cash or a gift card and the new graduate will be thrilled.

treat-bag-weddingAnd it’s wedding season too – we focused on hearts – the heart clip and a glittery heart die cut.  Are you headed to any weddings this June?  We had one last year in June but I don’t think I have one to attend this year.

treat-bag-babyThe colors in this paper even made a fun baby version – the Bermuda Bay has the blue for a boy and the Calypso Coral has the pink for a girl and the Crushed Curry can go either way.  Fill it with something for the new little one – socks or a onesie would fit inside or something for the new mom (and dad too).

A fun collection of little bags for all occasions and the Celebrate Today stamp set works for all of them – perfect for birthdays, graduation, wedding and baby!  Everyone at the retreat seemed to love making these bags.

treat-bag-stripThanks for stopping by today.  I’m trying to get myself back to a regular posting schedule and will try to have some regular features on certain days of the week.  I’m working on my plan and now to see if I can implement it and then keep it going!

Have a great day!


It’s a Rainbow Kinda Day

Yes I have another rainbow card today.  The idea for the rainbow came to me in a dream one night – I wanted to come up with some other ways to use the masks that came in the Hooray It’s Your Day Project Kit.  I thought I could make a rainbow out of the one that looks like rays from the sun.  The perfect color family for a rainbow of course is the Stampin’ Up! Brights collection – remember the Roy G Biv you learned in school – here it is in Stampin’ Up! colors – Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo.


I placed my mask over a piece of Whisper White card stock and then used a sponge dauber in each color to fill in one of the sections.  Before lifting my mask I used my Project Life Journaling pen to trace the edge of each section.  I layered my rainbow on Basic Black card stock and then on a Whisper White card front.  I used Basic Black Baker’s Twine to go around the card a couple of times and tied a bow.

The greeting is from And Many More stamp set.  To finish I used some of my punches – a Daffodil Delight “sun” from the 2″ Circle punch and then some Whisper White clouds from the Cupcake Builder Punch and a little Tangerine Tango heart is from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Die because I had it lying on my table from a different project – but we have several little heart punches that you could choose from.

Even my husband thought this was a cool card.  He doesn’t often come in and comment on my cards but he picked this one up to take a closer look.

happy-day-rainbow2Be sure you get the Hooray It’s Your Day Project Kit before it is gone! It’s in the Occasions Catalog which ends on June 2nd.  You get the mask that I used in this card, a second mask, spritzer bottles, and supplies to make 20 fun cards!

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Quick & Easy Masculine Card

This idea is really quick and easy and I’ve used it for a masculine card but it could just as easily be feminine, kids, or anything else with a change of the Designer Paper and colors.

masculine-Q-EI used the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper stack for my card.  I cut the sheets in half for this design.  This paper stack is great for masculine cards it has some nice patterns on one side and then photographed images on the other.  The one i used here is like a knit sweater.

The Crazy About You stamp set has become one of my favorites and if you get the bundle with the coordinating Hello You Thinlits you have endless possibilities for what you want your card to say.  I cut out the word happy from Early Espresso card stock and then stamped “Father’s Day” on a strip of Whisper White card stock.  I stapled both of them to my piece of Designer Paper and then put it on the front of my card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Just to add a little bit of extra – if you look closely in the upper left and lower right corners I added some paper piercing using the Essentials Paper Piercing Template, a Stampin’ Pierce Mat, and a Paper-Piercing Tool.

You can’t see it here but I stapled a piece of Whisper White card stock on the inside of my card too – so there was an easy place to write a message.

I hope you like this simple idea.

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I love the Zoo Babies

I just love the Zoo Babies stamp set and I’m so happy to see that it is staying in the catalog for another year.  I’ve been trying to challenge myself to always have a card with this stamp set in my Card Maker’s Class.  This is the current card choice and my Card Maker’s class is on Friday, April 24th –

Zoo-BabiesIt uses the Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper in the Occasions catalog.  The colors are Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand and if you want a girl version then switch out the Lost Lagoon for Crisp Cantaloupe and turn the designer paper over.

I used the File Tabs Edgelits to cut the top of the card.  The bottom strip is punched with the Hearts Border punch.  And the little hearts were added to the card too.  A pretty bow made with the Sahara Sand Lace Trim – it’s also in the Occasions catalog.

A sweet little baby card.  Enjoy.


Crazy About You meets Flower Pot

Here is my creation when I paired the Crazy About You stamp set & Framelit Bundle with the Flower Pot Designer Series Paper.

crazy-about-you-clubI really love how this card turned out.  It is a great way to use up different sizes of Designer Paper – you don’t need to have the same shape with equal borders around every layer.  Just pick up whatever sizes you have and layer them up – mixing the patterns and colors.  I created a bunch of variations that I used for a swap this past weekend.

happy-birthday-varietyThe die cut HAPPY is added to the skinny strip with some staples using the Stampin’ Up! stapler – don’t miss it in this week’s WEEKLY DEALS! And don’t forget to add the extra staples to your order too.

The leaves are stamped in Garden Green and then hand cut – I used 3 leaves instead of the full image.  At the base of the leaves I added a button – the ones I used were from the Sale-A-Bration pack but you could pull from various colors in our Designer Buttons in the catalog.  Or make your own using the clay and molds.  Here is a close up of the button –

button-close-upDo you know where the twine that I tied through the button comes from?  It may be a little hard to figure out.  Remember the Two-Tone Trim from the Holiday catalog – we had White & Tangerine Tango and it actually carried over into the Occasions Catalog – its’ on page 49.  I took the trim and untwisted it to separate the colors and then used about 4 or 5 strands two go through my button.  I used both the white and the tangerine tango throughout the full assortment of cards that I made.  I thought it was a fun way to use it and get solid Tangerine threads in there.  The trim also comes in Natural & Old Olive.

I hope you like this card as much as I do.  Below is the full list of supplies that I used – click on any of them to go straight to my online store.

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Thanks for stopping by today – I hope this card brightens your day.