Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Two more! :)

Hello again! I have two more A2 size cards to share.  Both of them use the new My Pink Stamper More Fabulous Phrases set.  If you'd like to see lots of other fun projects using this set and more, be sure to drop by the My Pink Stamper website  often this week! 

Here is my first card:

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My Pink Stamper More Fabulous Phrases
Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge (pumpkins cut at 3 1/4")
EK Success border punch
Paper by Sassafras Lass ("Buttercream Bliss")
Bic Mark-It markers (for outlining the pumpkins)
Pop Dots (for pumpkins)

Note:  The pumpkins actually cut in a set of three, but I cut one off  to make it fit  my card.  So, I had one left over to use on another project later. I always like to keep my leftovers.

And finally...

My Pink Stamper More Fabulous Phrases
Car Decals Cricut cartridge - (smiley faces all cut at 1 1/2")
Colored blocks cut at 2 x 2 1/4"
White (inner) blocks cut at 1 3/4 x 2"
Purple mat for sentiment - 3/4" x 4 1/8 (then stamp image on white cardstock and trim)
Bic Mark-It markers (for highlighting)
Versafine Ink Pad (Onyx Black) for sentiment
 Pop Dots for faces

Whew!  Okay, I think that's it for today! :)  Have a wonderful rest of the week.  

Until next time...

More projects

Hi Everyone!

I had intended on only showing one project each day, but it looks like tomorrow and Friday are going to be super busy for me.  So, I'm going to do two posts today and play catch up. :) 

For my first two projects I used the new My Pink Stamper Itty Bitty-licious set.

So many awesome sentiments!  To order a set of your own, go here.

And here are my projects along with the recipe for each.

MyPink Stamper Itty Bitty-licious 
Life's a Beach Cricut Cartridge (chair 2", palm tree 4", star fish - 1@ 3/4" and 1@ 1")
Create a Critter cartridge (clouds - 2 @ 1/2" and 1 @ 3/4")
Base of card - 4 1/4 x 9 (then fold the 9" side in half)
blue background - 4 x4 1/2"
the waves - K & Company "Citronella Waves"
Sand was made by just paper tearing.

I also inked and outlined my pieces before assembling my card.

And now for my second project - a Christmas themed explosion box.

This project is a little harder to to explain.  But, if you Google explosion boxes, there are lots of tutorials on how this is done. The technique is, from what I understand, always the same. To make this, you will need four pieces of card stock - three for the base and one for the lid. These are the measurements I used:

Layer 1 - Cut paper 9 x9".  Score at the 3" mark on all four side.
Layer 2 - Cut paper 8 5/8 x 8 5/8.  Score at 2 7/8 on all four sides.
Layer 3 - Cut paper 8 1/4 x 8 1/4.  Score at  2 3/4 on all four sides.

For the lid - Cut paper 6 1/4 x 6 1/4.  Score 1 1/2 " from all four sides.

**Note: After assembling, I found that the sides of my lid were a bit too long, so I trimmed them down another 1/2".**

The bricks were cut as follows:

8 pieces cut at 1/2 x 3/4"
16 pieces cut at 1 6/16 x 3/4"
4 pieces cut at 1 3/4 x 3/4"

I inked all the bricks to give them a shadowed effect before placing them on my "chimney".  

When you do create your chimney, the sequence of the bricks goes as follows.

1/2 x 3/4", 1/2 x 3/4"
1 6/16" x 3/4", 1 3/4 x 3/4", 1 6/16 x 3/4"
1/2 x 3/4", 1/2 x 3/4"

And on the inside of my box:

All of the papers used for the inside are from the Echo Park "Seasons Greetings" collection.  Such beautiful papers!  I also inked each block using Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Walnut Stain).  The "Believe" sentiment is from the My Pink Stamper Biggie Christmas set which can be found here 

I apologize for the next picture being blurry.  It's hard to take a picture and hold the flaps of my box down at the same time. ;)

 I cut out all my red candy canes first.  Then, for my green ones, I used the flip feature on my Cricut machine.  That way when placed together, they formed a heart.

Christmas Cheer Cartridge - candy canes cut at 2 1/2"
Jolly Holidays Cartridge - Santa (for the top of lid) - cut at 4" (trimmed off legs and feet)

I think that's about it.  With so many measurements, I'm sure this was a bit confusing.  I hope I explained things okay.  But if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to send me an email.  I would love to help out in any way I can. :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My Pink Designer Post

Hi Everyone!  Welcome to the My Pink Designer Post for October! 


Create a Christmas/Holiday card using your Cricut machine and any one of the following My Pink Stamper stamp sets:

Winter Treats and Sayings
Biggie Christmas
Sweet Goodness  

I have to say, I soooo loved this challenge since Christmas is my FAVORITE time of year!!  Here is what I came up with:

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It's a little different than my usual style, but I'm really happy with the way it turned out. Sometimes it's nice to change things up a little. :) And isn't that stamped sentiment beautiful??  I love it!  It's from the My Pink Stamper Biggie Christmas set.  You can order this set and many other fun stamps here

Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge (poinsettia cut into layers, inked, then petals folded a bit to add dimension) - 2 @ 3 1/2", 1 @ 3" and 1@ 2 1/2)
Echo Park Patterned Paper (from the Season's Greetings Collection)
Pop Dots (for under flower)
Martha Stewart border punch
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Walnut Stain) - shading for flower
clear dew drops (found at Michaels)
Versafine Ink - Onyx Black (for stamped sentiment)

Thanks so much for stopping by and please don't forget to head on over to My Pink Stamper to see what the other Designers have created too!  We'd love it if you took part in this challenge with us! :)

Have a super day!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Hello! :)

If you visit My Pink Stamper today, you'll see some goodies  from the Design Team using some of Robyn's new stamps.  I have a few projects featured there today (and a couple of other surprises yet to come!)

Because there's going to be lots going on this week with this latest release, I will post one of these projects each day along with the recipe.  Then, you can create some too, if you'd like. :)

So for today, I've made just a simple and fun little note card.  It measures 3 1/2  x 4"....perfect for writing a quick note to a friend or loved one to let them know you're thinking of them.

I outlined my flower using my Bic Mark Its before adhering the layers together.  Then, I added the sentiment using the new My Pink Stamper Itty Bitty-licious.  Pop dots were added to the back of my flower to give it some added dimension.  Then, I added some yellow stickles to the center.

Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge (flower cut at 3 1/4)
White cardstock (3 1/4 x 3 3/4)
Blue Patterned Paper (Bo Bunny Ad Lib Collection - "12" Ad Lib Scribbles") - 3 x 3 1/2"
Bic Mark Its
Stickles (yellow)

See you tomorrow for our monthly Design Team post! :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Blog Hop winner!

Just a quick note to announce the winner of our last My Pink Stamper blog hop.  The winner of the "My Pink Stamper Spooky Puns" set  is....

Congratulations Abusybee!! 

Carri, I just sent you an email. :)

Thanks everyone for playing and for your continued support.  I appreciate you all so much! 

Big news!!!

Sorry I've been MIA lately.  The My Pink Stamper design team (including myself! :)  have been hard at work on some fun new projects to showcase Robyn's NEW STAMPS!!  This release has 8 new sets and each one is as awesome as the next.  Be sure to go over to My Pink Stamper to check them out! All I can say is you're going to LOVE them!  Oh, and for those who use an iPhone or Smart phone, there is an extra surprise for you that Robyn will share! It's so fun!! 

One of the projects I've been working on is a card.  For it, I used new the Itty Bitty-licious set. I thought I'd take this opportunity to give you the recipe for my case you might like to make one too!  

Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge - medicine bag cut at 7"
Simply Sweet Cricut cartridge - pill bottle & pills (cut as one image) - 6"
EK Success Border punch

Have a WONDERFUL weekend and be sure to stay tuned!  Lots more fun to come! :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Pinkalicious Blog Hop

Hi Everyone and welcome to the Pinkalicious blog hop for October! If you're coming from Chelle (Paper Krate)'s blog, then you're in the right place! 

For this month's challenge we were asked to make a treat or goody bag using our Cricut and either the My Pink Stamper's Sweet Goodness or Yummy-licious set.  (shape and theme of gift bag was our choice).

I found a jar candle at Walmart for about $5.  It's called Spiced Pumpkin Pie and smells amazing!!  So, I decided to go with a fall theme and incorporate a pumpkin pie into the design of my gift bag.

And a close-up so you can see everything a bit better.  I love how the sentiments found on the My Pink Stamper Yummy-licious set worked perfectly for this project. If you'd like to order a set of your own, you can order from any of these online retailers.

To make the pumpkins, you will need three ovals.  Slightly overlap two of them side by side and then add the third oval to the center.  (I outlined each of my ovals with my marker before adhering anything together - just to give them a bit more definition).  The stems were cut freehand.  


Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge (sunflowers  cut at 1 1/4 and 2")
From My Kitchen cartridge (pie cut at 3")
Ovals for pumpkins (2 & 2 1/2")
Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch
Zig Writer for dots in center of sunflower
Bic Mark-Its
Versafine Ink Pad in Onyx Black
Patterned Paper bought at Hobby Lobby (Paper Studio brand, I think)
EK Success Paper Shaper Punch - for "slits" on pie

And...I have exciting news!  Robyn has graciously offered to sponsor today's giveaway! Thank you sooo much Robyn!! :)  With Halloween just around the corner, how would you like to win the super fun My Pink Stamper Spooky Puns set?  Just leave a comment and a way for me to contact you if you win!  I'll pick a winner next week.

Now, your next stop on the hop is my friend Edna! And if you're just stopping by, be sure to go back to My Pink Stamper so you can see everyone's project...and to play along with us! ::)

Here is the entire list again (just in case you missed anyone along the way).


Have a great week!

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