Saturday, July 30, 2011

Espressly for you!

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you all are enjoying the Pink by Design marathon today, I know I am!! 

So here is my project.. a tag made Espressly for you! I've been on a coffee kick lately and just LOVE my coffee stamps from Pink by Design! 

Espressly for you is from Perk Up and the coffee mug is from Make it a Venti. I used my spellbinders "Labels 4" for the actual tag. 

Thanks for checking out my project! Make sure to come back in an hour for the next project! 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Let your Dreams set sail

Hi Everyone! Candace from Paper Crafts by Candace here. Today I am sharing with you a card I made using Pink by Design's newest stamp set "Ticket to Ride".

I decided to get creative with this card and make it a window card using my Gypsy and pop dots. The sail boat is from Boys will be Boys.

Here is a side view so you can see that the top layer and the sail boat are both popdotted. 

Here is what my Gypsy screen looks like. Use any rectangle or square and for a regular A2 card make it 4 x 5.25. Then take any shape you want from any cartridge and place it in the middle of your rectangle and size and position it how you want. Then if you want to make a border around the cut out, duplicate the shape that was in the middle of your rectangle and move it away. Duplicate it again and start making the third duplication larger until your shape has a nice border around it like below. 

After you cut your items lay your card out and glue everything down except your window, you will use pop dots to adhere that to your card.

I hope that all makes sense! I can't wait to see your window cards!!

Candace Pelfrey :) 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Scraps blog hop!

Hello and welcome to the Scraps blog hop! If you came from Elizabeths Blog then your in the right place. If not and you would like to start at the beginning please click here.

The purpose of this blog hop is to show everyone what you can do with your scraps. I LOVE using my scraps and I have TONS! 

Here is my card.. everyone on my card was made using scraps except the card base and the dark green matting. This lion is from Life's a Party. I hid his face on my Gypsy and used my Peachy Keen stamps "Critter Faces" to stamp his face. "Have a ROAR'in good birthday" is from Pink by Design "Take the Cake" stamp set. I also used viva decor pearl pens for the pearls around the card.  

Thanks for checking out my card! Next on the hop is Jackie

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Hey Cupcake!

Happy Thursday everyone!! For my project today, I decided to use my favorite Pink By Design stamp set of the month "A Cupcake for You". Both the cupcake and "hey cupcake" are from this adorable stamp set! 

You never know when you need a small gift for a co-worker or friend. This little notepad has 20 pages and took only 4 sheets of cardstock for those pages. I used my spellbinders "Frame 5" to cut the pages out in my Cuttlebug. I prefer to use spellbinders so I can create a fun shaped notepad instead of the same rectangle ones over and over. I used my copics to color the cupcake. I also used a Viva Decor pearl pen to add pearls all the way around the edge of my notepad.

Here is my copic tip for you: Don't be afraid to add lots of layers of color. My cupcake top has 7-8 layers of color on it with only 3 different color pinks/peach. I always color dark to light but if your not comfortable with your copic skills start light then go dark. For the cupcake I started dark at the top and then kept adding lighter colors and coloring down further and further blending it all together. 

When I'm finished blending, I go back to my darkest color and add a little shadow underneath the black lines. 

Thanks for checking out my project today! :)