Sunday, October 31, 2010

Paper Players Challenge #22 No fat-chocolate cake

Who doesn't love a chocolate cake. Well as you can see from the earlier post my sweet tooth was just aching so I decided to make another (smaller) cake for a birthday party we were attending.
The cake was approximately 10" and each slice was just large enough to hold a slip of paper with a suggestion for the birthday gal (who was turning 59) as to what she may wish to consider achieving before her big 60 birthday next year (kinda like a "bucket list)! Needless to say there were some very interesting suggestions from everyone in attendance. As you can see from the photo I placed the cake into a regular cake bakery box to transport it to the party which was the finishing touch.

Hope this gets you thinking about maybe doing some "paper" baking.
Bon Appetit!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Bring on the Bling!

This is a card I thought would qualify for the Pals Paper Arts PPA65 Challenge. I imagined this tree would look very pretty all dressed in Dazzling Diamonds (DD) (although it's hard to capture the glitz in a photo). The designer paper is "Night & Day Specialty" with the tree stamped in black Stazon. I used my glue pen to touch some of the dots on the tree and then covered with the DD's, added a border punch from Papertrey Ink, some black pearls on the border and white ones on the black velvet ribbon (could you even tell it was velvet)? The sentiment stamped in real red ink on white and matted with a touch of Real Red CS. Of course had to line the envelope (a little tip I picked up from Mary Fish) which I think adds to the elegance of the card.
I've also added a photo from the side trying to capture some of the glitz which really makes the card stand out, hope you can see it.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

PPA - Challenge # 63

This color combination for PPA's Challenge #63 just conjured up an image of an ice cream cone for me.
I used the witch hat (upside down) from SU's Eat Drink & Be Scary to create the cone shape, cut it out, ran it through Sizzix embossing folder(Pattern #2), as well as the CS. Punched three circles in graduated sizes from Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait and Melon Mambo (sounds like ice cream to me) CS, added a portion of the sentiment from SU's Yummy stamp set in Chocolate Chip ink, tucked in a strip of Chocolate ribbon and called it done. Hope you think it's delicious as well!
PS-also added 3 "blings" in challenge colors as well!

Monday, October 11, 2010


This birthday card I made for a friend who LOVES to play cards, gamble (oops did I say that), any type of competition game! SU Design Jackpot paper was perfect for her card. The card base is red, matted with a slim piece of black and then the designer paper itself. I repeated the colors again placing two 1 3/4" squares topped with some (unknown source) embellies that I've had for ages, tied a thin strip of black satin ribbon & topped off with a rhinestone. Of course I couldn't resist using some of the designer paper to line my envelope, to finish off the theme.
My color scheme is red, black and vanilla, not quite the colors of challenge #19 (red, black and white) over at Always Playing with Paper, but maybe close enough???