Archives for June 2011

Calypso Coral Mojo Monday Sketch

Today’s card was based on this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Mojo195. The base is new In Color Calypso Coral (available July 1st). I layered it with Chocolate Chip card stock and one of the patterns in the new Flirtatious Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Across the front, I used three pieces of Chocolate Chip Scallop Dot Ribbon. In the center, the doily is from the Flirtatious Specialty DSP as well. There are two die cut sheets of doilies in the package of DSP. The colors are Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo.

To coordinate with the colors of my card, I used one of the Pumpkin Pie doilies, but I turned it over and brayered the back with Calypso Coral ink (the backs are white). Behind that, I layered a chocolate chip circle punched with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch. On top, I stamped “thanks” from Thank You Kindly with Versamark and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. The stamped circle is made with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch. I outlined the circle with dots using the White Gel Pen.

Gift Idea {Movie Theater Ticket/Gift Card Holder}

I made these Popcorn theme Movie Ticket Gift Holders for my sister. I’ve made a similar version which you can see here. This time, I made them slightly different, so I’ll provide the specific directions again.

Popcorn Basket Card


You will need:

  • 12×12 Real Red card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Daffodil Delight card stock
  • Alphabet stamp set , Real Red and Daffodil Delight ink
  • Very Vanilla Craft ink
  • Sweet Scoops stamp set (retired Summer Mini set)
  • White Liquid Applique
  1. Cut Real Red card stock to 5″ x 12″ and score along the long edge at 4″ and 8 1/4″.
  2. Apply Sticky Strip along the bottom of the center panel and fold the right side over the center panel. Then, put Sticky Strip on the left panel, along the bottom and the left edge. Fold over and stick.
  3. Cut 5 strips of Whisper White card stock to 1/2″ x 5″ and adhere them to the front of the card, evenly spaced.
  4. For the insert, cut a piece of black card stock to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and use the Scallop Edge Border Punch along the top. Cut Whisper White card stock to 3 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ and stamp with a sentiment of your choice.
  5. Adhere the White card stock to the Black card stock (around the edges only) and using the Slit Punch, punch approximately 1″ from the bottom. This slit will hold the movie tickets or gift card.
  6. The “popcorn” was stamped using the Tidy Alphabet stamp (retired) and alternating ink color. I layered it on black card stock and attached it to the base with stampin dimensionals.
  7. The popcorn kernel was made using the ice cream stamp from Sweet Scoops, stamped with Very Vanilla craft ink, then cut out with paper snips. Next, I applied Liquid Applique, heating it until it puffs.

Bring on the Cupcake

The color combo used here is Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizazz and Chocolate Chip. It’s a go to combination for me. By changing up the stamps, it works for boys or girls, women or men. In this case, it was for a boy’s birthday, but just as easily could be appropriate for anyone.

I stamped the Pear Pizazz layer with Hello Friend (available July 1st) in Versamark ink and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. “Happy Birthday” is from Bring on the Cake, stamped in Chocolate Chip craft ink and Clear Embossing Powder. I colored in the letters with new In Color Pool Party Marker.

The cupcake is a non-SU stamp that I colored in with SU Markers and topped off with Crystal Effects. On either side, I added Glimmer Brads. (I love them–I don’t use them enough!)

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