Thursday, August 30, 2012

With A Cherry On Top

I have been having quite the love affair with the Doodlebug Design Inc's Doodle-pops lately.  I just can't get enough of them.  They're so freakin' adorable!  And perhaps one of the cutest Doodle-pop is the one I'm about to show you.  

Miss Tracy celebrated her birthday recently and I had the pleasure of making her a birthday card.  The card I made was inspired by a card I saw at the Doodlebug Design's booth at last year's ScrapFest.  

I call this type of card "clutch style" because it reminds me of a clutch purse.  I used my Martha Stewart scoring board to make this three fold card, making sure the top fold overlaps the bottom fold. 

The black paper covered in cherries is Creative Imaginations, Caution Girls Collections "Red Cherries".  I've had this paper for awhile and wasn't quite sure what I would do with it.  I chose it for the top fold.  

I then cut down the red paper for the bottom fold.  I don't know the brand.  The only description I found on the paper was "Holiday Circle Red", not that it matters anyway.  

I decided to use accent paper to match the cherry stems.  I picked a bright green textured card stock to place in the middle of the cherry paper.  I liked the stripes on the ribbon and chose to line the green strip with it.  I used my EK Success Dahlia Dimensional Flower Punch for the edge of the top fold.  By the way, this punch also makes excellent flowers.  And then, of course, my cute little cherry doodle-pop in the center.  

I used a Studio G "Happy Birthday To You" stamp for the inside.  Another Michael's special.  ;p  

This is the inspiration for my card.  Adorable!  

And here's the birthday girl, looking all cute!

Happy Birthday, Tracy!  I hope your birthday was superfantabulous!  

Hi Ho!  Cherry-O, 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

A Cupcake Two-fer!

Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody.  Ain't got no money because I didn't get paid...

Good evening, everybody!  I hope you're having a superfantabulous Saturday night.  I've been really busy lately so I haven't had a chance to blog even though I've been making cards.  Between working overtime, watching this season of Big Brother including episodes of the Dick at Nite recaps and my weekends being filled with fun activities, I haven't had a chance to get these cards up.  So, I am offering a birthday card two-fer!  

My grandma (on my dad's side) and my aunt Linda (also on my dad's side) celebrated birthdays in the month of August.  

Card #1 is for my Grandma that turned 86 years old.  

I like to refer to this as my ScrapFest card because most of it came from ScrapFest.  The paper on top was a gift given at one of the booths.  It is a sandable ColorCore cardstock from core'dinations.  It had a texture and I rubbed sand paper on it to create that faded look.  

The cupcake is from Doodlebug Designs doodle-pop collection.  It is called "Baby cake".  The "Happy Birthday" sentiment was also from a ScrapFest booth that I got YEARS ago.  It was one of those rub on stickers that I decided to save.  The polka dot paper is one of those no name papers from the Target dollar bin.  I think the striped ribbon is as well.  

Card #2 was for my aunt Linda who turned...

I liked the cupcake theme so much I chose to do it again.  The cupcake cardstock is from Bella Blvd (Baby Girl/"Baby Cakes").  It is double sided with a safari them on the other side.  I used my Creative Memories tearing tool for the lavender cardstock in the middle.  I had the cute cupcake sticker.  I think it might be from Target.  And the letters to spell out "Happy Birthday" were left at my house by a friend.  All so simple but cute!  

And now I want to eat a cupcake really bad.  If only we had cupcake ATMs like they do on the west coast.  Sigh...

I hope you enjoyed my cards.  I should have 2 or 3 more to post next week.  I'm hoping my weekends slow down so I can actually get back to scrapBOOKING.  It's been a long time and all of my back events are piling up.  

Forever a back scrapper,