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.



Karey said...

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

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

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

Viola Mahr said...

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


Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

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

Bonnie B said...

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

Karen Taylor said...

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