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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Wise Guy Card-My Pink Designer August Project


Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a fabulous day!  I’ve been really busy lately.  I started my new job a couple of weeks ago.  I love it.  And I’m so grateful!

Today’s card is for the My Pink Stamper Design Team showcase for the month of August.  I used the School Days stamp set from My Pink Stamper.  I wanted to show how versatile this set really is.  It is a great set for teacher appreciation, back to school goodies, school layouts…but there are also some stamps on there that can be used in a lot of different ways.

To create the cloud background paper, I used my Imagine to print and cut a 5.3 inch square that I flood filled with a pattern from the Hopscotch patterns cartridge.  I like to do this and fill the page with four of the squares.  These are perfect to cut down for cards…and since the scale is a little smaller, they are perfect for cards.

I have a video below giving you all of the details on this card…but I’ll give you a quick run down in writing too!

Don’t forget to head over to My Pink Stamper’s site to check out all of the projects by all of the My Pink Stamper Design Team members!

My Pink Stamper Stamps School Days set

Cricut Cartridges
            Hoot N Holler (branch 2 ¾ inches)
            Paisley (owl 2 ¾ inches)
            Create A Critter (cloud 2 inches)
Hopscotch Imagine patterns cartridge

Patterned Paper
            Echo Park (A Walk In The Park 6x6 pad)
            Stampin Up Early Espresso

Viva D├ęcor Pearl Pen in Kiwi


Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your day!



Wednesday, August 17, 2011

World's Best Teacher Card Featuring My Pink Stampers School Days


Hi everyone!  Are you having a wonderful day?  I am enjoying a day off.  The house is so quiet.  My kids are in school….and so is my hubby (he’s a teacher).  I have the whole house to myself.  It's nice to have a really quiet day at home every once in a while.

This project is a card that I created using the My Pink Stamper’s School Days stamp set.  It is one of her newest stamp sets.  I think she did an amazing job with this stamp set.  It’s really very versatile! 


My Pink Stamper posted this project on her blog as one of the samples for her new stamp sets (you can see that post here).  I also used this stamp set to make the "Birthday Goodies" gift bag that is just below this card of that My Pink Stamper post.  I told you this set is really versatile!

I had a reader ask me to post the details of this card so she could recreate it herself.


Here are all the details-

*Preserves Cricut Cartridge- Apple is cut at 4 inches
*Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Collection patterned paper
-the green layer on the card is cut at 4 ½ x 4 1/8 inches
*Stampin Up Early Espresso Twine
*Stampin Up Crumb Cake card base (5 ½ x 8 ½ inches)
*Stampin Up Very Vanilla card stock (4 ¼ x 3 7/8 inches)
*Stampin Up Early Espresso ink and card stock
*Cuttlebug embossing folder
*EK Success border punch

This project is a perfect beginning, middle or end of the school year card for your favorite teacher!  I just may have to give it to my hubby, since he’s my favorite teacher. ;)

Have a fabulous day!  I know I will!


Pinkalicious Blog Hop Winner!

We have a winner!  I used random.org to choose the winner for the Cricut Pink Tool Kit.



Our winner is.....

Kerry--Momma K said...

Adorable card! I love your blog and I am now a follower.
Kerry



Congratulations Kerry!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Nesting Blossoms Felt Flower Tutorial

Hello everyone!  I hope you are having a wonderful day.  It's bright and early here...or should I say dark and early?  I'm all dressed and ready for my first day on the job.

Today's tutorial is a how to on the felt flowers I created for Lifestyle Crafts nesting release.  They got requests for a "how to"...and the rest is history.

I used the Nesting Blossoms from the Lifestyle Crafts nesting release to create these fun flowers.

While these felt flowers may look difficult, they are actually rather easy.  I give you a couple of options for assembly, but I used a stapler.  I know...a stapler.  But that should illustrate to you exactly how easy these are!  If you can use a stapler, you can make these flowers.

In the video, I didn't attach anything to the back of my flower.  The possibilities, however, are endless.  You can use these as a magnet, hair clips, decor for boxes, gift bags...you get it.

I hope you enjoy this video....and I hope you have a fabulous day!  I would love your prayers for a good day for me as well!

****Note-I purchased my felt from Paper Trey Ink.



Friday, August 12, 2011

Pinkalicious Blog Hop Plus A Giveaway!


Hello everyone!  Are you having a fabulous time seeing all of the wonderful projects that the Pink Designers have for you on their blogs?  If you came from Andrea's site, you're doing a great job hopping along!  If you have just happened upon this blog hop, you can start at the beginning by visiting My Pink Stamper's site.

If we haven't become acquainted before, I'm Carissa.  I'm one of the new gals on the team of Pink Designers for My Pink Stamper!  I am honored to be a part of this team.  I'm a mommy to three and am married to an amazing man!  I am a Registered Nurse and work in the area of Maternal Child Health....I work a lot with new mommies and their babies!  I love to craft in my spare time!  I'm so glad you're visiting Sprinkled With Glitter.  And I have a special giveaway tonight in honor of my first blog hop as a Pink Designer!

My project showcases the new Yummy-licious stamp set from My Pink Stamper.  I love, love, love this set!  It's been so much fun to play with it.  There are tons of great sentiments to top all of your homemade goodies...but if you're like me....and you're not much of a baker, I am sure you will find lots of uses for it too!  There are so many possibilities.

Our assignment this month was to create a project that showcases our style.  Hmmmm...not sure what my style really is.  It changes with my moods.  But, I think this gift certificate holder shows my style well.  I love patterned papers, twine, texture and fun shaped cards!  Oh and don't forget a sprinkle of glitter!

There is a video below that shows you exactly how I made this card, but here's the quick details on the gift certificate holder.

*My Pink Stamper Yummy-licious stamp set (check out all of her great stamp sets!)
*Elegant Edges Cartridge, book feature, shape cut with my Gypsy measured 8.25 x 8.0 inches
*Sweet Shop Cartridge, ice cream sundae cut at 3.25 inches
*Patterned paper from My Mind's Eye and Echo Park 

I have a giveaway for this special event as well!  Just leave a comment on this post and a way for me to reach you if you win and you'll be entered to win a Cricut Pink Tool Kit!  I'll choose the winner using random.org on Wednesday, August 17, 2011.

Now keep hopping along and move on to Agnes' (Flowerdisco) blog for more fun projects and inspiration!  And don't forget to visit My Pink Stamper's site!  I have the complete blog order listed below for your convenience!  





My Pinkalicious Blog Hop Tonight

Hi everyone!  Don't forget that tonight is the My Pinkalicious Blog Hop!  The hop starts atMy Pink Stamper's site at 8 pm Central Time (9 Eastern and 6 Pacific).

You will see projects from the whole team of My Pink Designers featuring the new stamp sets by My Pink Stamper.

Hope you'll join us.  It's going to be a great time!  See you tonight!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

School Days Layout Featuring My Pink Stamper’s School Days Stamp Set



 Hi everyone!  Can you believe it?  Four days in a row of posting from me?  Pretty miraculous, don’t you think?

This week I’m showcasing My Pink Stamper's newest stamp sets.  Today, I thought I would share a fun, and easy, scrapbook layout with you.  This layout features My Pink Stamper's School Days stamp set.

When I saw this stamp set, I just knew I had to use the ledger paper from the Imagine More Cards Cricut Imagine cartridge.  I used the print paper feature to print the pattern on white textured card stock.  I love to use textured card stock with my Imagine.  I think it makes the patterns look so much richer!  I punched the edge with an edge punch from EK Success to make the paper really look like notebook paper.

To add a little bit of interest to the notebook paper, I used the “school days, school days…” sentiment from the My Pink Stamper School Days stamp set.  I masked the left edge and stamped it over and over again to fill a few lines here and there.  It was really easy since the My Pink Stamper stamps are clear and I could see exactly where I was stamping.  I created a tag and stamped “You’re the apple of my eye” sentiment, also from the School Days stamp set and added it to the layout.

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for the Pinkalicious Blog Hop.  I’ll have a giveaway and there will be lots of inspiration for you from all of the Pink Designers.  The fun begins at 8 p.m. central time.

Here are the supplies I used to create this layout.

My Pink Stamper School Days stamp set

Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut cartridge, books and apple cut at 5.5 inches
Tags Bags Boxes and More Cricut cartridge, tag cut at 2 inches
Imagine More Cards Cricut Imagine cartridge ledger paper

Stampin Up patterned paper in Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait and Pear Pizzazz
Stampin Up Poppy Parade ribbon
Black card stock
The Twinery black twine
Black button




Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Yummy-licious

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a great week!  Are you ready for another project featuring My Pink Stamper stamps?  I’ve been having a blast creating projects with the stamps from My Pink Stamper's latest release.  Today’s card features the “Yummy-licious” stamp from none other than the “Yummy-licious” stamp set.  I used my Cricut Imagine to create this project, but I’ll refer you to another cartridge below that has a very similar cut.

This card measures 3.5 x 5.5.  It makes for a fun shape…and something that’s a little bit smaller.  These size cards are perfect for my kids to give to their friends…they usually don’t have too much to write besides “Happy Birthday” and sign their name.

I used the Yummy Cricut Imagine cartridge for my main image.  However, I noticed a very similar ice cream on the Just Because Cards Cricut cartridge as well (see page 68).  The ice cream and the layers are cut at 4.25 inches.  I didn’t change any of the colors on the image…just cut it once with the layers combined and once with the layers separated.  This gives me a base to adhere everything to.

To add some fun details to my ice cream dish, I covered it with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel.  This really gives it the feeling of real glass and makes it come to life.  I covered the cherry with Crystal Effects to make it shine too.

The patterned papers are also from the Yummy Cricut Imagine Cartridge.  I used patterns on pages 40, 42 and 43 to flood fill the various background shapes on the card.  The label shapes are from the Just Because Cards Cricut cartridge (page 60, Radish-s).  I cut the pink one at 5 inches and the brown one at 5.5 inches.

Finally, I finished off the card by stamping the “Yummy-licious” sentiment from My Pink Stamper's Yummy-licious stamp set.  Isn’t that sentiment perfect for this card?

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for another fun project and mark your calendars for Friday’s Pinkalicious Blog Hop!

Here’s what I used to create this “Yummy-licious” card

My Pink Stamper Yummy-licious stamp set

Yummy Cricut Imagine cartridge
            Ice Cream Cut at 4.25 inches (page 12)
            Patterned papers on pages 40, 42 and 43

Just Because Cards Cricut cartridge
            I used the layer on page 60, cut at 5 and 5.5 inches

Stampin Up Early Espresso card stock and ink
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Stampin Up Pretty Ink Pink taffeta ribbon
Stampin Up heart punch
Crystal Effects
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
VersaMark Ink 


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I {Heart} You Card Featuring My Pink Stampers Font-abulous

Hi everyone!  Are you having a FABULOUS week?  Or should I say FONT-ABULOUS week?

Today’s card features the new My Pink Stamper Font-abulous stamp set.  The possibilities with this set are endless!  You can personalize anything!

I thought it would be fun…and I’ve seen this type of thing done on artwork and such…to create a card with the entire alphabet…and emphasize the I and U by using different ink colors.  I also replaced the O with a heart…making this fun little I {HEART} YOU card!

Once the stamps are arranged on your block…you can stamp it over and over…making this card easy to mass-produce.  Can you see using this card at Valentine’s Day?  I arranged all of the letters on one big block…leaving out the ‘I’, ‘O’ and ‘U’.  I went back and stamped the ‘I’ and ‘U’ with pink ink.

Have a Font-abulous day!  Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for another project featuring My Pink Stamper's newest stamp sets!

Here’s a listing of the products I used to create this card.

My Pink Stamper Font-abulous stamp set
  
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge (page 29, oblong shift feature) cut at 5.25 inches
Plantin School Book Cricut Cartridge heart shape cut at .75 inches

Echo Park Summer Days 6x6 paper pad

Stampin Up Whisper White card stock

Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Stampin Up Regal Rose ink

Black mini brads
Star Dust Stickles


Monday, August 8, 2011

Enjoy Gift Card Holder Featuring My Pink Stamper’s Yummy-licious



Hi everyone!  The new stamp sets from My Pink Stamper are fabulous!  This week, I will be sharing a project each day featuring stamps from the My Pink Stamper release.  You can check out all of My Pink Stamper’s newest sets by clicking HERE.  And check my blog each day this week for a new project.  And don’t miss the My Pink Stamper Pinkalicious Blog Hop on Friday night!  I will have a fun project to share as well as a giveaway!

Today I’m sharing a fun project I made using the new Yummy-licious stamp set from My Pink Stamper.

I thought it would be fun to create a gift card holder for a yummy treat to give to a friend or to say “thank you” to someone.  This is a flat card…meaning, there is no fold and it does not open.  It measures 5.5 x 4.25 inches.

To create a slot for the gift card, I punched the top layer with the Stampin Up Word Window punch.  I mounted the punched layer using some foam dimensional tape to the other layers.  This allows the gift card to slip in easily.  Make sure the foam tape (or dimensionsals) line the bottom portion of the layer where the gift card will slip in….this keeps it from falling out the bottom.

I stamped the “A special TREAT for you because you are special to me!” and “Enjoy” stamps from the Yummy-licious stamp set by My Pink Stamper in Early Espresso ink by Stampin Up and placed one of the hears that the Martha Stewarts border punch left as scrap to the end of the banner.

Here are the details on cuts and products I used for this card.

My Pink Stamper Yummylicious Stamp Set

Everyday Pop Up Cards Cricut Cartridge
Cup and layers cut at 3.5 inches

My Mind’s Eye Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky 6x6 paper pad

Stampin Up Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake and Very Vanillia card stock

Martha Steward heart border punch
Stampin Up Word Window punch
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Stampin Up Basic Rhinestones


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Heartfelt Thanks Project From Cricut Magazine

Hello everyone.  I hope you are having a great day...and a great summer.  Tomorrow is my kids' first day back to school.  Can you believe it?  Their summer is already over!  I'm very sad for them.  But on the same token, it'll be good for them to be back to school since I start my new job next week.  It will be good for us all to be back on a schedule.

Today's project is a project that was recently published in the August edition of Cricut Magazine.  This is a project that I designed earlier in the year and submitted.  I actually had it posted on my blog, but had to pull the post off when it was chosen for publication.

For this project I used the Forever Young Cricut cartridge for the flower cut.  It was cut at 3.5 inches.  I also used a couple of shapes that are preloaded on the Imagine.  The patterns are from the Hopscotch Colors and Patterns Cricut Imagine cartridge.  I go into detail on all of this in the video.

The stamp is from a My Pink Stamper stamp set called Simply Sweet Occasions.  This is one of the original My Pink Stamper stamp sets.  My set is autographed!  I won it at CHA in 2010 when they were released.


I hope you have a wonderful evening.  I am going to relax a little bit and head to bed early (well, earlier than I have been lately) tonight.