Raspberry Tart with a Mojo Twist

Designer Series Papers are one of “my favorite things”. Since I use them in both my cardmaking and scrapbooking, it is no wonder that I am so excited about Stampin’ Up!s latest promotion in honor of National Scrapbooking Month. Here are the details:

Buy three packages of Designer Series Papers, Specialty Papers, and/or 12” x 12” Textured Card Stock and receive one package free. Designer Series Papers are one of my “go-to” card making and scrapbooking staples, and textured card stock is the perfect foundation for any scrapbooking page. I know that I plan to take advantage of this sale and stock up!

In addition, Stampin’ Up! is also offering a Scrapbooking Starter Kit for only $75. With this kit, you receive all of the demonstrator benefits. If you never thought of Stampin’ Up! as a source for your scrapbooking needs…think again! As a veteran “scrapper”, I am so impressed with the quality papers and embellishments that are available through Stampin’ Up!

But wait…there’s more! During National Scrapbooking Month, you also have the opportunity to purchase the Jumble Alphabet Set at 20% off its regular price. The Jumble Alphabet Set will be featured in the new Fall/Winter Catalog, so this is your chance to purchase this set as a “sneak peek”. This is definitely one set that every scrapbooker should have in their arsenal!

Whew! With all of that said, let’s took a look at today’s card, which features the yummy Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper. This card was designed for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch #84, and features the God’s Beauty Hostess Stamp Set.

  • After using the Ticket Corner Punch, mat the awesome “Kiwi Floral” Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper onto Whisper White card stock. Adhere to a Kiwi Kiss card base.
  • Use the Ticket Corner Punch on “Rose Red Figural” Raspberry Tart DSP, and mat onto Whisper White. Adhere to the card base.
  • Add Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon for a touch of femininity!
  • Ink the “Leafy Stem” stamp from “God’s Beauty” with Kiwi Kiss and adhere to Whisper White on which you have used the Ticket Corner Punch. Coat the leaves with Crystal Effects to add dimension. Allow to dry, then mat on the “Rose Red Tiny Dot” paper, once again from the Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper. Adhere to your card base.
  • Ink the “Floral” stamp from God’s Beauty with Rose Red and stamp four flowers on Whisper White card stock. Cut out. Through the center of three of the flowers, insert a small pink Circle Fire Brad, and using Stampin’ Dimensionals, position them down the left side of the card. Through the center of the fourth flower insert a medium pink Circle Fire Brad and position on the stem with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • A small scallop circle was cut, using the Big Shot and the small scalloped circle Nestabilities, from “Paisley Rose Red” Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper, and adhered into place with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • Ink the “Just a Little Thanks” from the “Matchbox Messages” Stamp Set using Always Artichoke and Rose Red Stampin’ Write Markers. “Huff” and stamp onto Whisper White card stock. Punch out using the 1″ Circle Punch. Attach to the Paisley Rose Red scallop with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • Sit back, relax and enjoy your Raspberry Tart creation! It’s “calorie free”!

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Stamp Sets: God’s Beauty (Hostess Level I 113222); Matchbox Messages (Occasions Mini 113800)

Ink: Rose Red (101778), Kiwi Kiss (111835), Stampin’ Write Markers (Rich Regals 105540)

Designer Series Paper: Raspberry Tart (113975)

Card Stock: Whisper White (100730); Kiwi Kiss (111353)

Tools: Ticket Corner Punch (107214), 1″ Circle (109046), Big Shot (113439)

Embellishments: Circle Fire Brads (109110), Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon (109056)

Other: Crystal Effects (101055)

Baja Birthday

I really like Baja Breeze! This simple card is easy to make and features Baja Breeze card stock, ribbon, and corduroy buttons. A touch of glitter is the “icing on the cake”! Here’s the recipe:

  • Make a standard size card base from Baja Breeze card stock layered with Very Vanilla.
  • Ink the “cupcake” from Party Hearty using Stampin’ Write Markers in Regal Rose and Brocade Blue. Stamp it onto Very Vanilla. Use the Ticket Corner Punch on the corners and mat onto Baja Breeze.
  • Next, using a small paint brush, “paint” the edges with VersaMark ink and sprinkle with Heat and Stick Powder. Tip: VersaMark also makes a marker. I just happened to have the refill instead. It was so easy to put the VersaMark exactly where I wanted it. Remove the excess and heat using a Heat Tool until it liquifies. Quickly sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter, remove the excess, and heat again. Tip: Do not overheat, as this will discolor the paper and the glitter. In the photo, it appears as if the glitter has yellowed. It is not!
  • Embellish the base card with Baja Breeze 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon.
  • Position the “Cupcake” mat and adhere to the base card, popping it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Ink the sentiment using Regal Rose and Brocade Blue Stampin’ Write Markers and stamp onto Very Vanilla. Mat onto Baja Breeze. Adhere to the base card as shown in the photo.
  • Finish with three Baja Breeze Corduroy Buttons to add just the right touch!

This card is so much prettier in person. The glitter sparkles like…well…diamonds! Of course, this is one cupcake which is calorie free, so feel free to enjoy as many as you want!

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Stamp Set: Party Hearty (111532)
Ink: Stampin’ Write Markers—Regal Rose (105108), Brocade Blue (100064), VersaMark refill (102193)
Card Stock: Very Vanilla (101650), Baja Breeze (111352)
Tools: Heat Tool (100005), Ticket Corner Punch (107214)
Embellishments: Baja Breeze 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon (111375), Baja Breeze Corduroy Buttons (Occasions Mini 114344)), Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter (102023)
Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Other: Heat and Stick Powder (100625)

“True Confessions”

I have to confess…I am in a love affair with “A Walk in the Park” Designer Series Paper and the butterfly stamp from the “Great Friend” stamp set. Add Stampin‘ Up!s Filigree Brads into the mix, and I am in Stampin‘ Up Paradise! Today’s card also features the sweet Trio Flower Punch. What could be cuter than a sprinkling of Coral Cameo flowers to add a splash of color! Are you ready to take another “Walk in the Park” with me this morning?

  • Make a standard card base using Cameo Coral card stock.
  • Mat the gray floral paper from “A Walk in the Park” onto Whisper White. Wrap Whisper White Satin Ribbon around this element and adhere to the card base using SNAIL Adhesive.
  • Place a strip of Cameo Coral card stock on top of the ribbon. Position and attach three Filigree Brads on the Cameo Coral strip.
  • Punch a square of Whisper White using the Large Square Punch. Using the Scallop Square Punch, punch a square from Cameo Coral and adhere to the Whisper White square. Attach this element to the Designer Paper near the upper left hand corner using StampinDimensionals.
  • Ink the Butterfly stamp from “Great Friend” with Basic Black and stamp onto Whisper White. Cut out this image using Paper Snips. Tip: These small scissors will help you precisely cut around even the most intricate of images.
  • Bend the wings of the butterfly up slightly and adhere to the Whisper White scalloped square. Mini Glue Dots are the perfect adhesive for this task.
  • Punch a few flowers from Cameo Coral using the Trio Flower Punch, and randomly scatter on the gray Designer Series Paper. Rhinestones are then added to the center of the flowers and down the middle of the butterfly for just the right amount of bling!

Design Tip of the Day: By using a Basic Black card base, this card could easily transcend into the formal realm! The formality can be further enhanced by removing the Cameo Coral Trio Flowers and Cameo Coral paper strip. Isn’t it amazing how just a few little design changes can transform the personality of a card? Try it!
Several of the products used in this card are available from the Occasions Mini Catalog. There is still time to take advantage of the Get Connected promotion! Spend $40 on Occasions Mini Catalog products and choose any one item from the “Under $10” page in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog for free. Or host a workshop of $150 or more and choose any one item from the “Under $10” page in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog for free. For every $150 spent at the workshop, you will receive another “Under $10” item. Partner up with a friend if you would like and place those orders today! But hurry…the Get Connected promotion ends April 30th. Remember, you can place your order by clicking on the link below.
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Stamp Set: Great Friend (Occasions Mini Catalog 113792)
Ink: Basic Black ( 101179)
Designer Series Paper: A Walk in the Park (Occasions Mini 115123)
Card Stock: Whisper White (100730), Cameo Coral (100475)
Tools: Trio Flower Punch (109183), Scallop Square (112081), Corner Rounder (109047), 1 3/8″ Square Punch (103375)
Embellishments: Filigree Brads (112577), Whisper White 5/8″ Satin Ribbon (Occasions Mini 114616)

Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)