Sunday, January 12, 2014

Is That Christmas Paper!?!

I am taking on this week's challenge from Cuttin'and Stampin' and the challenge is to use Christmas Paper in a non traditional, non Christmas way. I am currently working on building my card stash so I decided to make a birthday card. It just worked out that the paper I wanted to use would go super cute with the image I wanted to use as well (love it when things come together!).
The paper that I used for the background is from the Holly Jolly {with glitter} paper back from the Paper Studio which I purchased from Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago.

The image that I colored is Sugar n' Spice Marci from La la land Crafts, if you are not familiar with them they offer digi stamps and rubber stamps, I have a mix of both it just depends on how impatient I am! ;) I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored it in with Letraset Promarkers.

I used pink paper from my stash I think it came from a huge pack of Costco that I bought about seven to eight years ago and I am still trying to go through it. I used a Martha Stewart border punch to punch out the little flower borders and then I inked them up with Chestnut Roan cats eye.

I punched out the little design for the sentiment with an EK Success punch. The stamp set I used for the sentiments on the front and on the inside of the card come from Amy R Stamps Sweet Sentiments. 

 I used Stickles on her bow, her apron and the little heart on the cupcake. I also use my white Jelly Roll pen from Sekura to lighten up the whites of her eyes. I then use Glossy Accents by Inkssentials to place on her eyes and her lips to make them glossy. I'm sure I saw it in a video and I really liked the effect it created.

Does this happen to any of y'all? This card was supposed to go toward building my stash of cards to be able to pull from later, but as soon as I was finished with it I thought of a friend to give it to and her birthday is like next week. I am so glad that I thought of her but I never seem to be able to get ahead, that is a goal for me this year. I need a stash of cards to be able to pull from!

Keep on crafting,



  1. Your card is very lovely! Thanks for joining us at Cuttin' and Stampin'. Missing you my friend!

  2. Oh my goodness I need to get better at looking at that little comment line. I just saw this today, thank you so much! I can't wait to see you!!!