Saturday, July 26, 2008

A Stitched Flap Cupcake Birthday

Hi everyone! Today was a beautiful, sunny, hot day here in Massachusetts! We had my son and his fiance over for dinner out on the patio in the backyard - they had predicted rain earlier in the week for today so I cooked inside just in case but it was a wonderful day! They have 2 bassett hounds - Daisy and Roscoe - (my grandchildren! LOL!) who had a great time romping around in the yard!

So my stamping had to wait until after they left and I have 6 challenges on my work table to complete from the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges this week over on Split coast! I'm trying not to panic LOL!!!

Here is my card covering 3 of the challenges:

This is a flap card for Rose Ann's challenge - see her tutorial on how to make one on Split Coast here.

It has cupcakes on it for Taylor's challenge to use those on your card - and I stitched around the edges of the card with my sewing machine for Julia's challenge to use stitching on your card.

Phew! I haven't done much sewing on my cards so that was a REAL challenge!! The Basic Grey designer paper called Cupcake worked perfectly for this don't you think?! The two cupcakes are from Lockhart stamps and the fun sentiment inside is from Printworks.
I used velcro for the closure instead of a magnet (in the tutorial) and I heated the ends of the ribbon with my hot gun to make it curl and shrink up. I sponged the edges with Certainly celery.

You can check out all the Flap cards people have made for the challenge on SCS here.

And all the cupcake cards here.

And all the stitched cards here!

Exciting news! I'm going to be teaching a class tomorrow up at the Paper Tree in Manchester, NH - we're going to be making little LL Bean-like summer totes out of card stock! You can see examples here as well as other kinds of bags I have made. Wish me luck - it's my first time teaching at a stamp shop and I'm a little nervous!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Cupcakes: Lockhart Stamps, Sentiment: Printworks
Paper: Cool Carribean, certainly celery: SU, White: PTI, DP: Basic Grey - Cupcake
Ink: Certainly Celery - SU, Onyx black versafine
Accessories: Dotted sheer ribbon, heat gun, scor pal, sewing machine, nestability circles, cuttlebug, coluzzle circle and knife, velcro, sponge, Prismacolor markers: sky blue light, ballet pink, cheey, cinnamon toast
Techniques: sewing, flap card, coluzzle, nestabilities


Kim Gasper said...

LOVE this! How stinkin' cute! You teach classes at the Paper Tree too. Wow! I guess you and Lauren Meader can take classes from each other. Lucky!

~amy~ said...

Super Sweet Cupcake card!!! I love the BG dp! Perfect choice! Congrats on your class!!!

Carolina said...

Had to run over and tell you adorable I found this flap card. You totally rocked this and the other two challenges!

Right before I clicked over to your blog I saw that you are this week's Featured Stamper...Woo Hoo - congrats!!!

twiddlestix said...

I love this card! It's just adorable. You have quite a talent.

JAR said...

Wonderful card!! I love that sentiment - it's in my collection too!

CONGRATULATIONS on being today's Featured Stamper!! You SO deserve that honor!

LeAnne said...

Congrats on being the Featured Stamper today! How awesome! And I am sure your class will be superb! Way to go!

silke said...

Awesome flap card!!! The cupcake is the perfect opener - I love it!!!

Have fun teaching your class and also *Congrats* on being the FS#77you rock - Julia!!!

Niki Estes said...

This is adorable, Julia! I love the stitching and the paper. Congrats again on being the featured stamper!