Tuesday, November 16, 2010

just one...

A tasty treat from yesterday...My youngest insisted that he would save a few for his brother and daddy...twenty minutes later he had made them disappear. Unfortunately I had joined him :)

So today is the day when I get to announce the winner of the Creations by AR blog hop. The lucky winner is...Laureen! Please contact me at andreascreativepapertrail@hotmail.com for more information.

Going with a sweet theme, I created this little cupcake gift box from Creations by AR template. Just love how you can dress it up and make it your own! Also added a little pin embellishment from her amazing collection. Check them out here. Additional supplies used (above): wrinkle ribbon (Prairie Bird Boutique) and sentiment from Strawberries clear stamp set (Paper Garden Projects).

Now for a little "project holiday". I have been creating cards in sets of five for when that time comes to start sending my holiday greetings to friends and family. This week I created two very easy and colorful sets to start things off.This is all you have to do to create some great holiday cards for yourself or others...

Begin with 3 to 4 different patterned papers...dig in that scrap bin for this one. I picked one image from my digital collection (tag from Whimsie Doodles and holly from MelJens Designs) and adjusted the size to fit my design. I made sure to add ribbon, accent stamps, tags, and a little bling. Super fast, easy and like the fact that everyone will get something a little different. A great way to use those scraps. Don't forget to dress up your envelopes when you are stamping. I used a
wood grain stamp with a light ink to dress up these sets.

Remember to have fun and mix it up!

I will be back with a couple more sets at the end of the week. Maybe we are in need of a giveaway soon...check back on Sunday for that :)

Have a great day and see you back here on Thursday for a MelJen's Designs project share.



  1. Once again adorable. I don't know what to say about the cupcakes. Was it a dozen? I guess you only live once.

  2. Oh Andrea these cards are GORGEOUS! Did you make this cupcakes? Looks scrumptious!

  3. Gorgeous! I'm always so excited to visit you Andrea :) Thanks for sharing. I love your work!


  4. Oh my word - these are all so cute and yummy!!

  5. Absolutely beautiful. I love all those different colors and the cupcakes look delicious.

  6. LOVE these cards..the colors are so soft and beautiful...stunning!