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Friday, February 29, 2008

A {Cupcake} Sketch For You To Try

Jen's Sketch For You To Try is a fun one this week! I don't think I've ever done a card like it before, with 4 main small panels. When I was planning it in my head, I called her and begged to see if I could use 4 circles or 4 squares--I didn't think I could "hang" with the 2 different shapes (I'm kind of symmetrical like that). She said,'no, that's the challenge part of the deal', so I stuck with my plan and came up with this cutie, and I'm so glad I did! A perfect example of stepping out of your comfort zone by doing sketches and challenges, making you a better stamper/designer! So now, I will definitely keep this sketch and use it again in the near future! Enabler alert: See the flower in the middle? They are from Michael's! I saw them the other day, there at the store, but I didn't have my coupon with me. Then Lauren Meader featured them on her blog HERE, and I printed out my coupon (this one expires today! yes, apparently they are testing this concept), and ran to Michael's yesterday and got the last bucket they had! Seriously, there has got to be 200 paper flowers in the cute smallish clear plastic paint can for only 4.99 regular price!! They come in this pretty shimmery white or off white and I just colored it with an SU marker to match and it worked quite well! Run, NOW before they are all gone to Michael's! Along with Carole, Shannan and I, Amy Sheffer of Pickled Paper Designs will now be another brilliant source of inspiration for these Saturday Sketches every weekend. YAY!!!

TIP: Let your ribbon hang off the edge of your card, especially if it's a smaller size because it has extra wiggle room in the envelope. (Use a standard size envelope for square cards to save on postage.)

BONUS TIP: If you have girls, steal the loose glitter from all their Barbie/Bratz/Polly Pocket/Hello Kitty toys and use it on your cards.

BIG SPRING FEVER SALE at smARTworks: All in stock stamps (which is most of them) are on sale for 35% off!! The prices are already rock-bottom, so you won't want to miss this sale!!

Stamps: Hello Cupcake (Stampendous)
Ink: Palette Noir, Real Red
Paper: Regal Rose, Basic Black, GP White, DP from The Paper Studio
Other: Glitter from the Tooth Fairy Barbie, CM Glue Pen, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, CM Black Fine Tip Pen, Pink Copic Marker, Spica Clear Glitter Pen, SU Scallop Circle Punch, CM Square Punch, Paper Flower (Gartner), Ribbon from JoAnn's, Dimensionals, Glue Dot


  1. I LOVE this! Such fun happy colors. Thanks for the info on that flower ... I think I'll be heading to Michael's today to look!

  2. YAY for Tooth Fairy Barbie! LOL Love your card chickie!

  3. Well, aren't we just twinkies this week?! What are the odds of that?! Great minds... I think I like yours better!! Fabulous, dahling!

  4. I love this card! The colors are beautiful. Whoever gets this for their birthday is going to have to frame it for display. Great Job!

  5. love, love, love this cupcake card Susan! :)

  6. Hey Lady; I'M BACK!!! I missed blogging way too much. (((hugs)))

  7. This looks yummy enough to eat! Such pretty colors too! Thanks for sharing!

  8. What an awesome take on Jen's sketch! And let me tell you, I ma now having cupcake cravings...they look soooo yummy!!


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