Thursday, June 26, 2014

Happy 5th Birthday

Turning 5 is a big deal. Especially, if you are the one turning 5.

This was made for a sweet little girl who turned The Big 5 in March of this year.

I wanted bright and colorful, just like she is. 

I used my favorite stamp set from Stampin UP, Gorgeous Grunge. And I am just loving the color combo here: Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and Concord Crush.

Yes, I know Blogger colors don't exactly match SU colors, but hey, it pretties up the blog post.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the number 5. Embossed white cardstock with the Chevron folder using my Big Shot, then punched a 2 inch circle. Not entirely happy with that element, but it works.

And a little bling. Pink bling. So bright and colorful.

Stampin UP! Supplies
Stamps - Gorgeous Grunge
Ink - Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Concord Crush
Cardstock - Melon Mambo
Punch - 2 in circle
Emboss Folder - Chevron
Craft Store Supplies
Cardstock - white
Cricut Silhouette Cameo was used to cut out number
(sold that Cricut!)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Inspired and CASEd

I follow Elizabeth Volker @willowtreepapercrafting on Instagram. She posted a card earlier this year that I just knew I had to CASE. (Copy And Share Everything) 

She told me the supplies she used, and so I went about using what I had to try and CASE it.

I dabbed a wad of bath tissue on the silver ink pad and swiped it over the black cardstock. 
Then used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp and silver ink on the red cardstock. 
I sponged black ink around the edge of the hearts. Just the edge of the cardstock, not on the surface. 
I just wanted an outline so they would stand out a little against the shiny silver cardstock.

I get so many wonderful ideas from surfing blogs, Instagram and Pinterest. 
If I know where the idea/inspiration came from I share a link to the blog or Instagram.

You can find Elizabeth and her wonderful creations here 
and here

What has inspired you lately??

Stampin UP! Supplies

Stamps - Gorgeous Grunge, Pennant Parade
Ink - Real Red, Black
Cardstock - Real Red, Basic Black
Punches - hearts
Craft Store Supplies
Cardstock - white, silver corrugated
Ink - silver
Ribbon - black