Friday, October 17, 2008

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #38!


Good morning! It is a chilly but sunny morning here! It's a great day to stamp! :D I hope to get quite a bit done too! Anyway, today's Cupcake Challenge was a fun one. I wasn't sure what I wanted my card to look like at first but once I had an idea, it was a piece of cake to put together! For my card I pulled out the fabulous Scandinavian Season set that you can find in the SU! Mini Catalog. I fell in love with this set the minute I saw it! It is so elegant and perfect for Christmas! I also love the non-traditional colors that are being used on Christmas cards this year so I decided to follow that theme again. I absolutely LOVE this color combination! Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss look fantastic with Chocolate Chip (in my opinion)! To finish up this card I added some yummy Chocolate Chip ribbon and silver brads. I also stamped the tree in Kiwi Kiss so that I could cut out the flower and pop it up on dimensionals. I think it is such a neat look and it really adds so much. The only part I struggled with on this card was the sentiment. I wasn't sure how I wanted to do it. I finally decided to pull the sentiment from the All Holidays set, stamp it on Kiwi Kiss cardstock, and position it sideways right beside the image. I am really glad I chose to do this because it has a cute look. So, enough of me bragging on this card, I hope I don't sound conceited about it, I just really like it! :) Before you leave today, make sure you stop by Taylor's blog to see her fantastic card! She has also picked Tori Wild to be her Featured Sampler today! Tori is incredibly talented so you will not want to miss her blog!

You should also stop by the other Cupcake Samplers blogs to see their fabulous cards! I am sure you will not be disappointed! :)

Jami Sibley: More is More
Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper
Jackie Pedro: The Scalloped Edge
Donna Baker: Serenity in Stamping
Sherrie Siemens: Card Creme
Ana Wohlfahrt: Ink A Stamp
Vicki Chrisman: This Art that makes me Happy

Recipe:
Stamps: Scandinavian Season, All Holidays
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Bella Rose dsp
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Ribbon, Brads, Dimensionals


12 comments:

Jami said...

Very pretty - simple and elegant!

Taylor said...

Oooh... love your Christmas card, Steph! Just what Jami said... simple and elegant!

Jenn in GA said...

sweet and simple! love the brads!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is wonderful, Steph! The more I see of this set, the more I want it!! LOL!

Ana said...

Stunning! Love the tree :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Awesome job with this sketch girl!!

Vicki C said...

Steph.. I am LOVING this card! Beautiful!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Gorgeous!!

Mary HK said...

Hi Stephanie, since you are on the design team for TE...perhaps you could help me get someone's attention over there so I can have some of these fun stamps shipped to me in Hong Kong.

The shopping cart won't let me go to the final checkout cause it requires an email to get a postage quote....no one seems to answer my pleas...maybe there is a glich in the email system and they aren't getting my emails???? can you help me.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty! Love the elegant look and your take on the sketch! TFS!

Lynn said...

This is very pretty! I like the color combination and how you popped the flower from the tree!

Anthonette said...

What a gorgeous card! I hope I have time to do Taylor's sketch today. Thanks for the inspiration!