Sunday, January 13, 2013

Raspberry Cocoa Holder

Brrrrr! It's cold here in the frozen tundra that is Minnesota at this time of year, so thinking up a snowman project for Late Night Stampers challenge wasn't difficult. I also added some textured elements too for the Clear It Out Challenge which requires "warm fuzzies" and/or a stash item of patterned papers. I got this cocoa holder idea from Stampin' Connection and just tweaked the colors and theme. What inspired the colors of orange and raspberry ripple was the Raspberry cocoa package I had. Normally, I doubt I would ever have paired these colors, but it came out looking vibrant and different. Thanks for looking!

Here's how I made it:
1. Cut a piece of Early Expresso CS 8.5 x 5.5. Fold in half. Unfold and use your trimmer to cut a notch off one corner.
2. Embellish the front by adding DSP (here I used Twitterpated & Sycamore Street.)
3. Stamp snowman image and sentiment on white, punch out and color.
4. Add new Delicate Details Lace tape across bottom.
5. Tie ribbon around card and add cocoa inside!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Having Fun on Sycamore Street

Before you know it, Stampin' Up's sale-a-bration will be in full swing, and you will be able to get "Sycamore Street" - a new gorgeous designer paper. I had some fun this weekend putting some vibrant cards together. Check them out!

Hello Card Details: Not Quite Navy CS, Tangerine Tango CS, Sycamore Street DSP, Small Scallop Punch, Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, White CS, old Hello stamp,  Pop-up-Posies Designer Kit ($12.95 available now from new Spring catalog!)
Just Because Card - Not Quite Navy CS, Whisper White CS, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, "Just Because" sentiment from upcoming Sale-a-bration Vintage Verses set, Sycamore Street Ribbon, Rich Razzleberry flower with Champagne glitter center.
Enjoy your day! Email me if you would like a new Spring Catalog!