Tuesday, January 18, 2011

my {cupcake} swap

Hello and happy Tuesday!  Time to go back to work today.  I was fortunate enough to have the day off yesterday for MLK, so that gave me time to catch up on some much needed sleep after leadership.  I can't believe how jet lagged I felt coming back to Pacific time!  Anyway, here we are at the start of the work week. Before I head on in, my quick share today is my Leadership Card Swap.  I'll tell you up front that my card is very basic.  Not a whole lot of fancy techniques, but rather, something that's pretty easy to assemble, which was key for me since I finished these up in Nashville.  Yup - I barely eeked these cards out in the nick of time to get any swaps!  Thankfully, people still did swap with me and I got a lot of fun cards!  I actually added the flower and pearl to this card to dress it up a bit {post swap}.  You see, I had cut the pieces of my swaps at home and transported them to Nashville for assembly.  Only to find out, I cut 28 base cards and 32 of the cupcake/DSP pieces.  Oh well - let's just say my math skills were a little lagging the night before leadership!  Wanna see the rest of the card?  Here you go:
 I made 28 of these little cupcake swaps.  Simple and sweet. At least, I hope the people I traded with think so!  Don't recognize that DSP?  Aha!!...it's a little bit of a sneaky peeky for you.  It's called Ice Cream Parlor and it's one of the free products you can earn during Sale-a-bration.  Mark your calendars! It's literally right around the corner {January 25th is the first day, as a matter of fact...more deets coming soon}. How about the cute punched out cupcake?  I love the set and coordinating punch.  Absolutely adorable!  It's the Create a Cupcake stamp set and the Build a cupcake punch. 

We learned a little trick at leadership on how to be more paper efficient with the punches and the matching stamps...so stay tuned for that.  It's pretty clever, yet simple.  I think you guys will like it.  In the meantime, here's the card recipe for you:
{Cupcake Birthday}
*Stamp Sets: Create a Cupcake
*Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White, Ice Cream Parlor DSP
*Accessories: Build a Cupcake punch, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Shapes punch, Basic Pearl, Blushing Bride Poly Ribbon, dimensionals, Snail adhesive
Hope you all have a fab day.  Thanks for coming by!


Mum of 4 said...

Can't wait to hear the trick to save paper while using coordinating punches and stamps.

~Olga said...

Love this cupcake card, great job Rose. ~Olga

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Rose, wasn't this punch fun to use!! i can't wait to get hear the trick on saving paper either:)talk soon!! Super cute card!

Melissa Sauls said...

What a WONDERFUL swap card!! Super adorable in all it's cupcakey gloryness! :) Are those even words? lol!

Kathy Martin said...