Friday, January 14, 2011
Sweet and Not so much
Isn't this a sweet little card I CASEd from the Stampin' Up! 2010-11 Idea Book? The colors are for the Splitcoast challenge this week. I've used the Sweet Little Sentiments stamp set for the message. However, there weren't many sweet little sentiments being said in my craft room while I was making it.
This was one of those days when the glue would only come out of the bottle in great globs or not at all and when the Cricut refused to cut intricate details. My cupcake had 'sprinkles' until I stuck my thumb in the Stickles so I just had to smear all of it around. I assembled everything and had forgotten to stamp "Birthday" so I hand wrote it - no way to get the Stamp-a-ma-jig placed at that point. I got the background paper crooked which require the extra scalloped border, then I trimmed off to much on the corner so I had to corner punch it. I cut the ribbon too short and ended up with very frayed edges with what was left. And of course the great globs of glue leaked out from behind the letters.
Toward the last of this project, my husband popped into my craft room with one of those 'what's for dinner' questions. (I had made lunch that day for him and my parents who he invited without asking me - not that I mind but it is nice to get some notice.) So more less-than-sweet sentiments followed that question.
It is a wonder this cute little card survived and even more of a wonder that I'd like to make it again - when I'm having a better day.
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Ingredients: Stamps: Sweet Little Sentiments
Ink: Riding Hood Red (in place of Cherry), Pretty in Pink
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Cherry, Creamy Caramel
Stickles: Lipstick from Ranger
DSP: Sweet Pea and, Razzleberry Lemonade from SU!
Cricut Cartridges: Plantin Schoolbook for letters; Straight from the Nest for cupcake