Cherries on Top

I made this card a while back for Kathy Boxdorfer’s birthday.  I used Real Red cardstock and ribbon.  I tucked away the design to use for a later stamp camp.  When I pulled it out again for my June camp, it dawned on me that I should be using Cherry Cobbler for cherries.  So with a slight modification, here is the outcome.

I saw this card on the Stamping Connection under Penny Thomas’s “Likes.”  Yes, I have a tendency to stalk everyone.  The concept that drew me to this card was the use of the Scallop Trim Border and Corner Punch.  Lisa Foster gave Penny the dimensions for the design which I will also share with you. 

Tip:  It is essential that you use the Scallop Trim Border punch upside down to make sure your pattern is even.  I went through quite a bit of scrap paper before I figured this out.

Dimensions of the square for the scalloped edge & corner piece:
Early Espresso cut 3 5/16 (Square) Punch corners first:)
Cherry Cobbler layer is 2 11/16
Very Vanilla is 2 5/16


Stamps: Cherish Friendships, A Word for You (inside)

Papers: Very Vanilla Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Regal DSP pack.

Inks: Stazon Blk, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso,

Accessories: Blender Pen, Scallop Trim Corner and Border punches, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Antique Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, sponges.

Posted on : Jun 21 2012
Posted under Birthdays |

A Cherished Friend

One of the best things about stamping with Stampin’ UP! is the people you get to meet.  I have met so many wonderful people since I have been stamping.  It is always a pleasure to get together and stamp or have dinner just to gab.   Judy Sumner is one of the friends I have made stamping and I treasure every minute we spend together.  Earlier this month she had a birthday.  Now that I’m thinking about it, she didn’t mention her age but that’s really not that important is it?  Your only as old as you feel.  I digress.

Anyway her birthday happened to fall on our monthly demonstrator dinner and challenge so we were able to celebrate her birthday and talk shop at the same time.  I saw this card many months ago and was saving the concept for a special occasion.  Judy is a cherished friend.  I can’t think of a better occasion.

Inspired by:  Vicki Burdick (Missouri’s own)

Judy's Birthday

Stamp Set:  Cherish Friendship
Paper:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Calypso Coral Domestic Goddess DSP
Ink:  Stazon Black
Markers:  Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Perfect Pennant Die, Tasteful Trim Die, Lattice Embossing Folder, Calypso Coral ruffled ribbon, Blender Pen, Basic Pearls, Adhesive


Posted on : Mar 22 2012
Posted under Birthdays |