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Friday, August 31, 2012

Perk Up!

My morning cannot officially start until I have had a cup of coffee, and I'm not talking a measly 8 ounces here.  Another stamp with this set proclaims, "caffeine is not a drug, it's a vitamin", another truth in my world.  Enjoy your cup this morning, and enjoy your last official weekend of summer...it sure has been a good one!


  • Pumpkin Pie card base
  • So Saffron card stock cut to 3 3/4" by 5"
  • Whisper White card stock cut to 3 1/2" by 4 3/4"
  • Morning Cup stamp set
  • Stamp-a-majig (a tool for precise stamping, not really my style, but I love this thing!)
  • Black Staz-on ink
  • Markers in So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, and Baja Breeze
  • Patio Party DSP cut to 1" by 3 1/2"
  • Scallop Trim Border punch on 1" by 3 1/2" piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock


Thursday, August 30, 2012

2 for 1!

You are in luck! I have two cards to share with you today. I didn't want to drive you crazy with Halloween (my son already thinks I'm nuts, or a weirdo, as he calls me - gotta love a teenage boy!) but you all know how I'm addicted to the Great Pumpkin Blog Hop. So, I created a very simple masculine birthday card for you too!

I'll start with the very simple, From My Heart, masculine birthday. No bling, nothing girly, and straight to the point. This card is a piece of cake to make!
  • From My Heart stamp set
  • Early Espresso card stock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (fold for base)
  • Midnight Muse card stock 3 1/4" x 4 1/4"
  • Very Vanilla card stock 3" x 4"
  • Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper - 2pcs 1" x 2" (nobody will know it's not a continuous piece, and what can I say? I'm cheap!)
  • Midnight Muse Classic ink
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
Okay, so now it's time for my, week 5 of 13, Great Pumpkin Blog Hop entry! I know it's another card, but I have wicked plans for next week! Hopefully I will be successful and be able to share with you next week.


  • Wicked Cool stamp set
  • Basic Gray card stock - 4 1/4" x 11" (fold for base) and 1" x 2"
    • run 1" x 2" through Big Shot with Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, sponge with Basic Black ink
  • Basic Black card stock - 2" x 4" and 2 1/4 x 3 3/4"
    • run 2" x 4" through Big Shot with Stripes embossing folder
  • Rich Razzleberry card stock - 2" x 3 3/4"
    • run through Big Shot with Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder
  • Whisper White card stock - 2" x 3 1/2"
  • Stampin' Write Markers: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, and Pumkin Pie
  • Ink Pad: Basic Black
  • 1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon
  • Stamp-a-ma-jig
Baker's Tip: I did mask off areas around the candelabra to minimize the size of the spider web. The Stamp-a-ma-jig is a must (in my opinion)!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Stuck in a Rut

Are you stuck in a rut with your paper crafting lately?  If you're anything like me, it takes a bad day or a lot of brand new goodies to help me get out of a paper crafting rut.  Luckily for you, I had both yesterday...a rough day and some new goodies delivered by my favorite UPS truck.  I wasn't sure what color combo to use so I went for my handy dandy Color Coach and began looking through the new In Color choices.  I finally settled on Raspberry Ripple, Perfect Plum and Crumb Cake.  I inked up my brand new Daydream Medallions stamp set and started stamping away.  After using the Floral Frames Framelits to punch out a few different card stock flowers, I began assembling my card.  It took a number of tries to come up with just the right color combo for the popped up flower but I'm happy with how it turned out.
Whenever you're in a crafting rut, just grab your Color Coach, a new stamp set or even your favorite stamp set of all time, and begin stamping.  It helps clear away all the cobwebs and the bad vibes from the day.  Enjoy!
Daydream Medallions stamp set #126465WM or #126467CM
greeting from Blooming with Kindness #126420WM or #126422
Floral Frames Framelits #127012
Raspberry Ripple, Perfect Plum and Crumb Cake ink and card stock
Perfect Plum 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon #122987
Color Coach #120178 English only or #121046 French, German, Spanish & English 
+ on 2012-2014 In Color Cards #126890 English only or #126891 French, German, Spanish & English
+ on 2011-2013 In Color Cards #124886 English only or #124887 French, German, Spanish & English

Monday, August 27, 2012

Wondrous Wishes

Magnificent Monday Guest: Kim Allen!

Each year when the holiday catalog comes out, I can't think of much other than the holidays.  I am so ready for fall and all that follows that I spend a lot of time looking for new ideas using all the new goodies.  If you have not seen the holiday catalog, you will be amazed at all the beautiful stamp sets and new accessories for the Big Shot.  I am a big fan of Santa and have not been too excited with our stamps of him in the past but Wondrous Wishes is my kind of Santa.  It's a great line art stamp set.  As beautiful as it looks colored, I wanted to come up with a quick card that didn't require any coloring.  So, I hope you enjoy it.

Ingredients: Crumb Cake (card base), Lucky Limeade (button) and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Early Espresso Classic Ink; Festival of Prints DSP Stack; Wondrous Wishes stamp set; Buttons #5 Sizzlit & Snow Flurry Bigz Die; and Early Espresso Twine

Happy Monday!

Thanks for sharing with us, Kim!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Paper Players Challenge #110

I love challenges, especially sketch challenges, and the folks over at the paper players had one I couldn't resist playing around with.  Here is the card I came up with from the sketch that they provided.

  • Silhouette Sentiments stamp set (retired)
  • Tangerine Tango classic ink
  • Retired SU DSP (I apologize, I have had it so long, I forgot the name of it)
  • Tangerine Tango card stock
  • Pumpkin Pie card stock
  • So Saffron card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • 1 3/8" circle punch
  • 1 1/4" circle punch
  • Fancy Flower punch
  • Perfectly Polka Dots embossing folder
  • Big Shot 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Card Café - Virtual Card Swap

Here are this week's sketch challenge card samples.

Tracey Caudle/ iStamp with TLC

Deena Boos/ My Home Grown Art

Jen Austin

Barbara Wetmore

Barbara Wetmore

Deena Boos/ My Home Grown Art

Thanks everyone for these samples!

For next week's Card Café virtual swap, try this color combo! It's straight out of the Color Coach, which is Stampin' Up!'s handy tool for quick color combos. If you don't have these exact colors, try something similar!
Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze

If you want to participate and don't have a blog, email your submission to pinkpaperbakery@gmail.com by 3:00pm (Eastern Time) on Friday.


  • Your card must be made with Stampin' Up! products (retired Stampin' Up! products are okay).
  • Bloggers must use a post within the challenge week.

We can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Spooky Bingo with a little sparkle

The Halloween urge has been creeping through my craft room lately, and I'm pretty sure it's because of the awesome special that Stampin'UP! is offering through the end of August.  ( Spooktacular Offer details here, or contact your favorite baker on the right!)

Freshly Made Sketches weekly sketch immediately made me think of Spooky Bingo Bits.
It's hard to see in the photos, but I added a little bit of Dazzling Details to the ghost, spider web, and mummy-you know every mummy needs a little sparkle!  Simple, quick, and easy to throw together...my favorite way to cook up a card!


  • Rich Razzleberry card base
  • Pumpkin Pie card stock cut to 5 1/2" by 2"
  • Old Olive card stock cut to 5 1/2" by 1 1/2"
  • Stitched grosgrain ribbon in whisper white
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes greeting inked in Basic Black
  • Spooky Bingo Bits stamp set inked in Basic Black on Whisper White, 1" circle punch
  • Dazzling Details

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Super Quick Happy Hour

If anyone knows of a good happy hour drink that might clear my sinuses, from a week long head cold, feel free to leave it in the comments! Stamping with the Happy Hour stamp set might have briefly taken my mind off of it, but not for long with such a quick and simple layout! I can't wait to try this layout with another stamp set.

  • Happy Hour Stamp Set
    • Daffodil Delight and Island Indigo ink pads
  • Daffodil Delight card stock - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (fold)
  • Whisper White card stock - 4 x 5 1/4
    • Scallop Edge Border Punch
  • Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper - 1 1/4 x 4
  • Island Indigo card stock - 1/2 x 4
  • Stamp-a-ma-jig, for perfect placement!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bright and Cheery

I love how bright and cheery this birthday card turned out!
Do you ever have a day when you need a little pick me up?  With a very active preschooler at home and a second grader at school most of the day, my days become a whirlwind most of the time.  Since becoming a stay-at-home mom almost 4 years ago, I have been busier than I ever was as a full-time teacher.  And with those busy days (and nights) comes a few bad days so I need a pick me up from time to time.  Luckily for me, it's usually stamping with my girlfriends but sometimes it's just as easy as making a bright and cheery card like this to give to a friend.

To make this card...
  1. Use Elegant Lines Embossing Folder on Tangerine Tango card stock.
  2. Add a strip of DSP to the bottom of card base.  It could be 1" to 1 1/4" wide by 4 1/4" long.
  3. Cut out 6 circles from DSP using the 1 1/4" Circle Punch.  
  4. Fold parts of the circle in form a "V" like shape with the two sides folded in.  (Doesn't have to look perfect or make a point at the end when folded.  Just make sure all the circles look approximately the same.)
  5. Lay folded circles onto your card to form a circle shape or a paper flower.
  6. Use a bone folder to crease your lines on your DSP after you have made sure the paper flower fits and looks good.
  7. Attach each folded circle with strong adhesive one at a time to ensure no big gaps in between each paper flower petal (folded circles).
  8. String Baker's Twine through a bright colored button.
  9. Attach button on top of flower (folded DSP circles) using a glue dot (or several glue dots).
  10. Stamp a greeting onto Daffodil Delight card stock.
  11. Cut out using the Bitty Banners Framelits and attach to card base using dimensionals.
  12. Add Rhinestones in parts of embossed card base if you would like to add a little bling.
  13. Write a quick message inside the card and give to someone who may be need a "pick me up."
Close up of paper flower
Itty Bitty Banners #126255 WM or #126257
Bitty Banners Framelits #129267
Tempting Turquoise or Tangerine Tango ink or markers
Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight card stock
1 1/4" Circle Punch #119861
Summer Smooches DSP #125409
Whisper White Baker's Twine #124262
Brights Designer Buttons #119747
Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246
Elegant Lines Embossing Folder #119277

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Thanks to Betsy's Blossoms

Here is the fast and simple little card we made at our coffee and card class last week.


  • Crumb Cake card stock
  • Whisper White card stock cut at 5 x 4.
  • Run it though the Big Shot with the Top Note Bigz Die (113463)
  • Betsy's Blossms stamp set. (126004)
  • I used Daffodil Delight, Raspberry Ripple and Gumball Green ink.
  • Gumball Green card stock cut at 5 1/2 x 1, run it through the Big Shot with the Fancy Fan embossing folder (127751)
  • "Thanks" greeting is from fabulous phrases. (117002)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Be Our Guest

At Pink Paper Bakery, we are all about sharing. We love for you to share too! We are looking for guests who would like to serve up their yummy artwork on Magnificent Monday! Email us at pinkpaperbakery@gmail.com along with some samples, if you would like to show off your artwork on Magnificent Monday.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Postage Stamp - Thinking of You

Two punches that work together very well are the Postage Stamp Punch and the 1" Square punch.  Here is an example of how I used the two together:

  • Mixed Bunch stamp set
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
  • Rich Razzleberry classic ink
  • Rich Razzleberry card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • 1" Square punch
  • Postage Stamp punch
  • Modern Label punch
  • Perfect Polka dots embossing folder
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Big Shot

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Card Café - To Be Continued

I apologize, but I am calling out sick today! I have a terrible head cold, and need some extra rest.

We are extending last weeks sketch, so we will be excepting entries through Friday. Here is a pic of the sketch. If you would like to see some examples with this layout or need a reminder of how Card Café runs, click here to see last weeks post. This is a fun sketch! Give it a try!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Summer Silhouettes

I really like this stamp set, I'm a sucker for anything with a wildflower look. This card was so quick and cute, I was thinking of making a set using different colors and greetings to give away for a gift.

  •  Lucky Limeade card base 
  • Island Indigo card stock cut to 5 1/2" by 4 1/4" 
  • Whisper White card stock cut to 5 1/4" by 4
  •  Stampin'UP! stamp set Summer Silhouettes using Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade stamp pads 
  • Sweet Essentials stamp set, inked with Island Indigo stamp pad
  • Paper Piercing pack
  • 3/8" Ruffled ribbon in Island Indigo, attached with a glue dot.
Baker's tip: To get a wispy look on the large wildflower, stamp the image in Island Indigo, and then stamp it again a little higher, without re-inking.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wicked Cool Aviary

You know your addicted to a blog hop when you are sick, and you still can't stay away from your craft room, because you must post a Halloween card on The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop!!! I have seen a few Demonstrators pair up these two stamp sets (Wicked Cool and Aviary), so I thought I'd give it a try. I was wishing for a little spookier card, but since I finished my box of Kleenex, I figured it was time to call it quits. I may go back and darken it up with a little more sponging.

  • Stamp sets: Wicked Cool and Aviary
  • Pumpkin Pie card stock - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
  • Basic Black card stock - 4 x 5 1/4  and 1/2 x 5 1/4
  • Whisper White card stock - 3 3/4 x 5
  • Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink pad
  • 1" circle punch
  • Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Adding A Little Something

Why is it everywhere I look lately (Pinterest, Better Homes and Gardens magazine, Storage magazine, Stampin' Up! catalogs and more) all I see is the Argyle design on cards, clothes, crafting projects and fabric?  To be honest, it was not a "must have" when I first saw the new 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog.  All I could think of was a few argyle sweaters I have owned over the past few years that I will never again wear.  But after seeing it everywhere I looked, I decided to give it a try.  I chose to use it on this card with the Papillon Potpourri stamp set since it needed "a little something" and I am so glad I did!  I love how it helps add dimension to the card and gives it a whole different look than a plain Whisper White card layer would have.  So the next time you need to add "a little something" but don't know what to change about your card, try using one of Stampin' Up!'s Textured Impressions Embossing Folders on your plain card layer.  You won't be disappointed!

Used Elegant Butterfly punch to add dimension to the top and bottom butterflies.  Butterflies are popped up with dimensionals.

Papillon Potpourri stamp set #123757 WM or #123759 CM
Elegant Butterfly Punch #127526
Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #127750
Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine #125572
Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade & Island Indigo ink pads
Lucky Limeade & Whisper White card stock

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Simply Scrappin' with Bandstand

What a joy! I am not even a scrapbooker, but this was easy and fun! I filled it with my favorite family photos. My intentions were to give it to my dad, but I love it too much. Plus the flowery outside is not really his style, I will just make one a little more masculine.

So those of you attending my class tomorrow, have this to look forward to.


The So Saffron card stock holds the Old Olive in place
Adhere all these folds together to make an accordion binding. Leave the opposite open side to place your pictures.
Total of 7 inserts (measure 6 x 4 1/4)
 Inside cover and first page (Larger than others for coverage 6 1/2 x 4 1/4)
 My favorite on the right (my oldest did some coloring)


  • Clear mount dvd case (119105)
  • Bandstand Simply Scrappin' Kit (Split in half)
  • Insert to the dvd case (10 1/2 x 7) Score at 5 and 5 1/2 (Choose your DSP and decorate to your liking)
  • Inside first and last cover pages measure(6 1/2 x 4 1/4)
  • Accordion binding 7 inches top to bottom, cut card stock 7 x 8, score at 1/2 inch 16 times and fold. Use sticky strip to adhere it to the dvd case. Use last page to help hold it down (see photo)
  • All of the insert pages are cut 6 x 4 1/4.
Bakers tip: Find someone to split the pack with. Have fun with your creation and no worries because everything coordinates! Feel free to contact me with any questions. I am happy to help.

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