Saturday, June 30, 2012

50th Birthday Card

A friend of mine is turning 50 next week, and his wife wanted to surprise him with lots and lots of birthday cards coming in the mail.  Isn't that fun?  Turning 50 is one of those benchmark ages that can be hard for some people, so I decided a sense of humor was in order.  On the inside I wrote that I hope he had an "incredible" birthday.

StampMy Pink Stamper Boy Crazy
Cricut Cartridge:  Best of Pixar
Paper:  AC Cardstock
Accessories:  Diamond Glaze, Copic Markers

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

My Pink Stamper Design Team - June

Welcome!  Today is the day that me and my fellow designers at My Pink Stamper showcase our projects, and the theme for this month is the new stamp set Yankee-Doodles!  In case you missed it, this set was just released last Friday.

I have been having so much fun with this set!  I just love these images, and I love this time of year.  I decided to start my celebrations early by trying a new Cricut cartridge.  I've had the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2 cartridge for a few months now, but I haven't been able to use it because it took me FOREVER to find one of the scoring tips locally.  Not to mention, there was an update for the Gypsy, and an update for my Expression...

If you purchase this cartridge, my best advice to you is this - turn off the Material Saver function.  Remember this one detail, and learning this new cartridge will be a much happier experience for you!  Other than that, be prepared to use up some plain white cardstock (or whatever other color you have in abundance) while you play around with the cutting and scoring features.  After trial and error, here is my project:

This is the "cracker" box that is found on the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2 cartridge.  I know that I'll be using this one at Christmastime, but why not now?  I thought the firecracker stamp was the perfect image to accompany a great little gift for a friend or neighbor, or maybe a party favor at an Independence Day celebration.  I cut this box using the "Fit to Page" function on the Cricut, which on my Expression happened to be 8.8 inches.  Now it's all ready to fill with salt water taffy, or maybe a couple of packages of snaps and some glow sticks.

StampsMy Pink Stamper Yankee Doodles
Cricut Cartridges:  Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2, Plantin Schoolbook (ovals)
Paper:  AC Cardstock, DCWV (gingham)
Embellishments:  Copic markers, baker's twine (Doodlebug Design), Stickles

Thanks for stopping by!  If you haven't already, be sure to head over to My Pink Stamper so you can see all the wonderful projects made by my fellow designers.

Friday, June 22, 2012

My Pink Stamper New Release Blog Hop - Yankee-Doodles

It's time for another exciting new release from My Pink Stamper and I'm so glad you've joined us for the Blog Hop!  We have once again partnered with the wonderful ladies at Shop Pumpkin Spice to introduce a new set as part of a great kit.  The set that we are introducing this month is Yankee Doodles:
  The kit comes with everything you see pictured, and they sell out quickly, so act fast.  You can purchase the Yankee Doodles kit here.  Join us for My Pink Stamper live and you can have the chance to win your very own kit!  Also available for purchase is the new MPS Darkest Night Hybrid ink pad which is the perfect accessory to go with the kit.  You will love using this stamp pad with the ProMarkers.  Do you want to see what I made?

You can't make a 4th of July layout without adding some bling, right?  I have been having so much fun coloring, and I just love this color palette.

StampsMy Pink Stamper Yankee-Doodles
Cricut Cartridge:  George & Basic Shapes (circles and stars), Plantin Schoolbook (scallop border, welded with the Gypsy)
Paper:  DCWV, AC Cardstock (red, dark blue, medium blue cardstock, blue & white stars glitter paper), The Paper Studio (red glitter paper)
Accessories:  Stickles, misc. buttons, Copic markers, Promarkers

Thanks so much for stopping by!  The next step on the hop is Carissa from Sprinkled with Glitter.  I have also included the entire blog hop order below.  Happy Hopping!

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