Sunday, November 21, 2010

Gobble gobble!

Happy 'early' Thanksgiving!  Time to prep my stomach for some good eats.  haha.  I'm planning on making these whoopie pies as my contribution to the holidy table.  Don't they look scrumdiddlyumptious?  If you're not sure what to make for Thanksgiving, I suggest visiting The Brown-Eyed Baker blog.  Lots of delicious recipes.  Okay... 'nuff about food.  My stomach's starting to rumble. 

I made the pillow boxes for my coworker who's hosting Thanksgiving at her house for her family.  The pillow boxes were cut out using the Pillow Box Sizzix Bigz Die from Stampin' Up! on Kraft cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Falling Leaves stamp set and stamped in Chocolate Chip.  I love the leaves stamps in that set.  I must make sure to use those in a future card soon. :)  The pumpkin came from the Been Boo'd stamp set from Papertrey Ink and I stamped that on Whisper White Cardstock.  I sponged Pumpkin Pie Ink on the outer part of the circle to create a kind of vintage-y feel to it.  Then I matted the circle with Chocolate Chip cardstock.  Finally, I used satin ribbon in Pumpkin Pie to wrap around the box and hold the goodies inside.  I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!  Tryptophan, I'm ready for ya!

Supplies Used
Cardstock: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip &Pumpkin Pie (Stampin' Up!); Pumpkin & Fennel (Martha Stewart Craft Ink)
Ribbon: Pumpkin Pie Satin Ribbon
Other:  Pillow Box Sizzix Bigz Die for Big Shot

Monday, November 1, 2010

Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge #26

Well, hello hello...  This week's challenge for Stampin' Celebration involved a lot of fun vibrant colors.  I happened to have a birthday card that I thought would fit the theme.  The base of the case was cut from Whisper White cardstock and I used my Cricut Machine and the Create A Critter cartridge to cut out a bunch of balloons in different colors.  Then I cut out the word "HAPPY" from my Don Juan cartridge and adhered those to some of the balloons.  Inside, I stamped "birthday" from Stampin' Up's Happy Everything stamp set in the same vibrant colors from the front of the card.  Anyhoo... Happy Monday.  :)

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin Up), red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple cardstock
Stamp:  Happy Everything (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Real Red, Yoyo Yellow, Glorious Green, Only Orange, Brilliant Blue (Stampin' Up)
Cricut cartridges:  Create A Critter, Don Juan