Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Guest Sweetie!...

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Last week, I not only had the honor of being chosen as a Top 5 in the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge, but I was also asked to be this week's Guest Sweetie! I am always so impressed by the cupcakes on display, and this week was no exception. I am still in the throes of making thank you cards from the holidays, so I snapped up this opportunity. I was inspired by the gorgeous butterfly and the tiny red flowers, and I tried to mimic the fell of the flowers with an image from the set Friendship Blooms by Taylored Expressions. A few drops of liquid pearls for the butterfly, and I was all set to show some love to someone who showed some to us!

SPILLING THE BEANS

  1. Make card from cardstock.
  2. Score white cardstock at 1/2" intervals. Stamp flowers in alternating pattern. Die-cut oval shape; paper pierce around edge. Adhere red cardstock to back. Trim, mat, and adhere. Adhere gemstones.
  3. Die cut black oval and adhere. Die cut butterfly; adhere. Apply liquid pearls.
  4. Stamp sentiment on cardstock. Trim and adhere.

BEAN NOTES

  • Stamps: Friendship Blooms and With Gratitude (Taylored Expressions)
  • Ink: Real Red Classic Dye (Stampin' Up!)
  • Cardstock: Choice Snow (TE); Basic Black and Real Red (SU!)
  • Dies: Classic Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
  • Accents: Black Gemstones (generic); Buttercup Liquid Pearls (Ranger Ink)
  • Fibers: Red Felt (generic)
HAPPY BEANS
  • Tools: Paper piercer (generic)



9 comments:

Pam~ said...

Sweet card! Congrats on being in the top 5 and being a Guest Sweetie ... well deserved!

Mary Fish said...

Those little gold dots are always magic. Great card and congrats on being a "sweetie!" Hugs, M

Marsha said...

Really cute, Regina! Congratulations on your top 5!

Anita said...

This is soooo pretty! I just love the way you embellished that butterfly! :)

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty! Love the gold on the butterfly! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week! It was a joy to have you!!!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Such a pretty card. Congrats on the Top 5! Lot of inspiration to get those thank you cards made.

Carla Bazhenow said...

Your card is so cute and pretty!!! Congratulations, you deserve it my dear. Hugs,

Ann Schach said...

Too cute! And congrats on being in the Top 5 and being a guest sweetie!

Nina Dee said...

Hi Regina! Love having you as a guest sweetie! Your card is too cute! :)