Sunday, March 16, 2008

Lazy Sunday....finally....

I finally have had a minute or two to get some pictures taken and post a few things for you. I swear that takes the longest. You think I could figure out a quicker system....but not so far. So, I have been busy in the bunker stamping....still haven't finished those pages from the last post...someday....ha! But, in the meantime I have been making cards.

I got the chance to put together one of the cute little nugget tins from Paper Trey this week and what fun they are and how cute. A friend of mine at the gym was having a birthday this week so I wanted to put something together for her. This is what I came up with. The nugget tin comes wtih a window in it, but I wanted my window to be a little smaller so I used my nestabilities scalloped rectangle to cut a frame out of a piece of au chocolate paper (retired Stampin' Up!) to place over the front. In my usual stamping manner, I adhered it to the front, opened the lid and realized...crap, this looks really crappy from the I then had to carefully cut out another to match the first one for the inside of the tin. I am sure that some if not most of you would have thought about this ahead of time....I tend to do things the hard way....always. =) Anyway...then I cut a strip to go along the outside and had to make two notches for the hinges in the back...after I adhered it, I once again realized that the paper and the metal made the box to thick for the lid to close. Duh! So I had to trim the paper down to come just above where the lid comes down. (live and learn huh?) The flowr is actually three flowers layered...the first two are from DCWV called posies. They are actually textured flowers that my friend Amy sent me. (Big shout out to Amy...still love all my stuff. Hope you feel better!) I have no idea where she got them, but I am telling you what....I wanna go shop with her. The inside flower is a prima flower that is embossed (it came that way) and then I used a cupcake for the center from PTI's Limitless Labels set. I love this set. It is so much fine and I have used it so much since I got it. Fun fun fun!!! I also made the nugget blankets using this set. I stamped the circle background in Pretty in Pink then stamped one of the "watch bands" in close to cocoa. I stamped the cupcakes in Basic brown on watercolor paper and then watercolored them with my aquapainter and punched them out with my 1/2" punch. I adhered them with dimensionals so they would sit up a little bit. Cupcakes are so hot right now. Isn't that funny? Kind of funny to me. ha! The ribbon is the satin close to chocolate chip ribbon from the holiday mini catalog.
Here is the card I made to go with it. I used the inside piece of the frame that I cut for the box for this card. The card base is pretty in pink and I embossed it using my Happy Birthday cuttlebug folder. The ribbon is the same as for the tin. This little cupcake comes from one of my favorite stamping people...Ellen Hutson. She is really a nice nice lady and besides she is always on the cutting edge for stamping. Check out her site sometime if you can. I stamped it in basic brown on watercolor paper. I find that I am using this more and more for watercoloring because it stands up to the task. The Stampin' Up! paper is nice but pricey. I have found similar quality in the art department at my local craft stores. I then watercolored the cupcake with pretty in pink and basic brown. Added some stickles to the wrapper (pink) and some sprinkles for the top. The cherry is a rhinestone brad from Stampin' Up!
Hope you are well. Happy Stamping!

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