(#119247 - $6.50 for a package of 150+ pearls)
All that to say. Here is my version 1 of the cupcake card. I love the extra bling it has with those elegant pearls.
And version 2 of this cup cake card. But now without the pearls.
This soft and flowing Baja Breeze 1/2 Seam Binding Ribbon (#122331 - $9.50 for 10 yards) just drapes like silk. And adds such delicate look to these cards, don't you think?
Besides making our cards, we were also very busy prepping for the Christmas Ball that is coming up real soon. We made loads of these huge Candy Cane swirls. This picture was taking after 12 pm in the night.. I know.. don't I look wide awake?
Wow, did we ever wake up in a Winter Wonderland this morning. We live on a hill here in Calgary and I saw many people struggling to not get stuck in the snow. For me it was a perfect day to stay inside and cozy up. Of course I had to bring the kids to school today, but I was glad that we could walk there and that I didn't need to 'snowfree' our car!
On another note.. I have to say that I am in love with the Cupcake punch. Actually I am in love with all my punches and I used many of them on these 2 cards. I got excited when I found out that at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog They encouraged us to use 'punches or dies! Well that challenge fitted right into my crea-alley.. And off I went! I am sure you recognise the Lace Ribbon Border punch from Stampin Up (#122362 - $25.95)
- Use this LAce Ribbon punch for any project that calls for a bit of lace and a vintage touch! Or cut out the flower design and use it separately as a charming and delicate accent. Remember, with their sleek, space-saving design and larger size for more leverage, our punches are better than ever
My sweet friend Leanne was here too that day to create. It was her first time making cards with me. and Oh my Gosh.. she was so excited.. She just loved it! You know, I get so tickled pink when I see that happening. As you know, I love LOVE my hobby and to be able to share that with my friends is just the best! We crafted for about 4 hours straight, we talked, shared our hearts out and ate some yummy stuff + we created about 5 cards. Now how about that? I hope we can get together again ... soon :) (Hi Leanne :)
Well.. I gotta go again.. Glad I was able to post and I hope I inspired you to create some today!
Inky hugs, Pauline