Monday, 30 May 2011

A Spring card with lots of cake

Hope that you've had a relaxing bank holiday.

I had a great time with Jan and Joanne yesterday, planning where we'll stay for the SU! convention. We've decided on the Sequoia Lodge and travelling there by train and Eurostar. There'll be a whole bunch of us demos on the Eurostar and there have already been some comparisons of it ending up like the train to Hogwarts. Heehee, I feel sorry for the non-demos that end up on the train with us, it's likely to be a giddy journey. Don't forget that there's still time for you to join us, just take a look at joining my team here.

Jan brought me an absolutely gorgeous distressed card when she stopped by. You can see it on her blog here. I must get my distressing tools out again soon.

But for now I've gone for a more clean and simple look using an old favourite card fold that I was reminded of when browsing the SUDSOL pattern library:

Stamp sets: Itty Bitty Bits, Cute by the Inch, Cupcakes
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler
Punches: Petal Card, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 1/2" Circle

The card blank is a 10" x 5" base of Crumb Cake, cut and folded into a Spring Card. The front was matted with So Saffron and Cherry Cobbler. Using Chocolate Chip ink, the cupcake image from the Cute by the Inch (level 2 hostess) set, was stamped onto Very Vanilla card, cut out and adhered to the centre of a Petal Card punched from Crumb Cake card. This was folded closed and adhered to the card front. The cuppa and the cupcake from the Itty Bitty Bits set were stamped onto Very Vanilla card using Cherry Cobbler and Chocolate Chip inks. These were all then punched with the Circle from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. Cuppas were matted onto 1/2" Circles of So Saffron card and cupcakes were matted onto 1/2" Circles of Crumb Cake card and then all were adhered direct to the card front spacing them evenly around the edges. Small triangular mats of Very Vanilla card were stamped with the Cupcakes wheel using Chocolate Chip ink before adhering them to the base of the card front.

Here's the little Petal Card opened up:

And (because I got pulled up recently for not making inserts, lol) here's the "inside":

Recipe (inside)
Stamp sets: Itty Bitty Bits, Afterthoughts
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler

The sentiment was stamped in Chocolate Chip ink onto Very Vanilla card and then the cuppa and the cupcakes from the Itty Bitty Bits were stamped at the points of the diamond with Cherry Cobbler and Chocolate Chip inks.

Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

Sara xx

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