Thursday, April 19, 2007

We have pictures!

Woo Hoo! Whatever glitch we were experiencing yesterday is fixed and I can once more upload photos. So here are two more projects we'll be making at the Cinco de Mayo punch brunch. The first is a flower and butterfly card made exclusively with punches -- not a single stamp in sight! I did sponge the bashful blue card stock with bashful blue ink just to give it a little texture, but otherwise all of the shapes (except for the little certainly celery strip that serves as the stem) are punched either from the Au Chocolate designer paper or chocolate chip card stock. You can stamp whatever sentiment you want inside or just leave it blank and use for just about any occasion. Such a cute card and so fast and easy to put together!
The second card is obviously a birthday card and it is a little more intricate, but it uses such cool techniques and is bound to impress the recipient! The top of the cupcake is made with the round tab punch and the bottom is a piece of Au Chocolate designer paper that I ran through the crimper. The frosting and sprinkles, made with crystal effects and beads, add a lot of texture and make the cupcake look super yummy! The candle is made with the word window punch an the flame with the horizontal slot punch, and a couple more punches are used on the chocolate chip mat. Unlike the last card, this one does feature a couple of stamps -- a background stamp from itty bitty backgrounds and the sentiment stamp from All Year Cheer II (which you can purchase this month at a 20% discount).
There is one more project I have to show you, but no time to upload and describe this morning. I may also not have time tonight, as I will spend my evening at the Itasca Community Library helping out at the preview for our annual used book sale. If you're interested in taking a first look at the books that are available, tonight's event is from 5-8:30 p.m. and is free for members of the Friends of the Itasca Community Library and $5.00 for the general public. The sale officially opens to the public tomorrow and runs through Sunday. The hours aer 9-5 Friday and Saturday and 1-5 on Sunday. Hardcover books are $.50, paperbacks are $.25 and AV materials are $1.00. On Sunday we'll also be selling a paper grocery bag full of books for $5.00. The Itasca community library is located at 500 West Irving Park Road in Itasca, IL. Hope to see some of you there!


StampingontheLakefront said...

Both cards are very cool - I really love the cupcake with the beads. Great Idea. I'm stopping back to check for the 3rd card.
Have fun at the library.

grace ;)

Tracy said...

Diane, these are both super cute projects and I'm sure the ladies that attend will very much enjoy doing them. I wanted to ask if fellow demonstrators could attend or if it is only open to non-demos?

Anonymous said...

I love the cupcake! great work!