Sweet Fruit Stand Swirlies
The Craft Project Central’s “Creating Pretty Cards” sketch challenge this month is perfect for the Stampin’ Up! October “Buy three, get one free” promotion. Here’s the sketch for this month.
This one is so much fun – and there are endless possibilities for the sketch. I decided to use the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper and the Cupcake Cutouts Framelits and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits dies for my card.
Watermelon Wonder is one of those colors I haven’t embraced yet. It’s not pink, but it’s not red. But, you know what? Come April, it will be my favorite and I’ll be mourning its retirement for months, so I decided to use Watermelon Wonder for my card base. I already had a “sweet” sentiment die-cut from a “class leftover,” so I used it for the sentiment. It’s Real Red – but it looks fine with this card. That’s one of the things I love most about Stampin’ Up! Everything coordinates! Even if it doesn’t “match,” most of our colors coordinate with other colors. How awesome is that?
I decided to use the Swirly Scribbles, um, scribble, for the shape. I thought about circles, ovals, banners…but the scribble just seemed to work best. I opted to keep the center circle in the die-cut so it would provide a better backdrop for the die-cut sentiment.
The sentiment is from the Cupcake Cutouts Framelits dies. This collection coordinates with the Sweet Cupcake stamp set. There are so many things you can do with this set. I love, Love, LOVE, our “three step” photorealism sets. They look, well, “real.” Since I’m not artistic at all, I love that our rubber and photopolymer stamps make me look like an artist. But – hey – did you notice this? There are no stamps on this card. Again! That’s at least two in a row. Oh, noooooooo! (as my dear sweet granddaughter would say). I love to stamp, so I can’t believe my last two cards didn’t have any stamping on them.
I have the next two days “off” from nanny duties, so I’m hoping to get a lot of stamping (really stamping!! not just die-cuts and paper) done. I have several projects due, plus some challenges and classes to prep for – so I’m going to be super busy doing my favorite thing. Don’t you love it when your job is something you love? These days my “jobs” are being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and being a grandma and playing with my dear Amelia two to three days a week. How many people can say that they have two full-time jobs that they love more than anything? I’m not a morning person, but when I wake up and realize that I’m either going to play with my beautiful granddaughter or have a stamping class, it’s really easy to jump out of bed.
Give the Craft Project Central “Creating Pretty Cards” challenge a try. For every 10 entries, one is chosen to win a free month’s subscription to Craft Project Central. That’s 10 tutorials (and each tutorial has at least two projects – and mostly three) free! It’s an awesome deal. So give the challenge a try. It’s so fun, and you’ll enjoy it a lot.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!