CCMC 204 Up, Up & Away Birthday

Good morning everyone, happy Saturday! What kind of plans do you all have for the Weekend? I’m off to the city today for a bit to see a friend and do some consulting. I love going to Manhattan! Today’s card is for this weeks Create with Connie and Mary Challenge. This week we have a color challenge…

I am a big fan of the 2011-2013 In-Colors and Early Espresso was one of the first colors I got when I joined Stampin’ Up! I was also a little inspired by the new layout of the Create with Connie and Mary blog. I made a 3D window card using some 12″ x 12″ Wisteria Wonder Card Stock cut to 5 1/2″ x 12″. It is scored at 1/2″, 3 1/2″, 4″, 7″, 8″ and 11″. The windows are cut out of the two larger sides so when you fold it the middle is the back of the card. The best thing about this card is that it folds flat and fits in a standard medium envelope. The clouds in the background were made using the Cupcake Builder Punch. The frosting makes great clouds! I stamped the birds from the Up, Up & Away Stamp Set in Early Espresso. The balloons are stamped in Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade and the baskets are stamped in Early Espresso. On two of the baskets I used tiny pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals to give them a little more depth. The greeting is stamped in Early Espresso too and the flags are stamped in Wisteria Wonder. I thought the card need a little bling so I used 4 of the Basic Jewels Rhinestones on the four corners of the greeting.I love these 3D cards and hope that you enjoyed it too. Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to pay me a visit! Have an awesome Saturday!!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Early Espresso and Wisteria Wonder Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade and Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Up, Up & Away Clear Mount

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tools: Paper Cutter, Cupcake Builder Punch, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Betsy’s Elements Suede Party Box and Sneak Peek

Good Thursday Morning to all of my blog peeps! I hope that you are all having a good week. Now that it’s almost over mine is getting much better. Today I decided that it was time that I did some kind of 3D project. I love 3D projects and this one isn’t all that complicated. I started with two pieces of 5″ Pool Party Card Stock and used my Simply Scored to score it on all four sides at 1/2″ and 1″. Then I cut off the the outer rectangles and put a slit between the rest of them making four tabs. Some folding and Sticky Strip and the box is all done. I stamped a piece of Whisper White Card Stock with the flower burst image from the Betsy’s Blossoms Stamp Set** in Pool Party and punched it out with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch. Then I stamped a pice of Soft Suede Card Stock with the script image from the French Foliage Stamp Set in Soft Suede and punched that out with the Scallop Oval Punch. I took a piece of Pool Party 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon and placed it behind the oval and adhered it to the flower burst with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The butterfly is from the Creative Elements Stamp Set and is also stamped in Pool Party and I cut that out with my Paper Snips. The for you is from the Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set** and is stamped in Soft Suede and cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies**. The butterfly and banner are also adhered with Stampin Dimensionals. It’s a great size box to give a piece of jewelry or even just a cookie to someone special. I hope that you like today’s project. Thanks for stopping by… oh, and don’t forget that tomorrow, June 1st at 2:00PM EST is when you can start ordering from the 2012-2013 Idea Book & Catalog!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Pool Party and Soft Suede Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Pool Party  and Soft Suede Classic Stampin Ink

Stamp Sets: Creative Elements, French Foliage, Itty Bitty Banners** and Betsy’s Blossoms** Clear Mount

Embellishments: Pool Party 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits Dies**, Simply Scored, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

**2012-2013 Idea Book & Catalog

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