Been a bit quiet here this week on the creating front. Been busy putting things in order in our study and re-organising my craft room (for the millionth time! in 3 years) after some furniture was re-purposed for the study. I had re-purposed a book case for my craft room from the children and that has now moved to the study which has been empty. This was the reason for our second trip to IKEA last weekend to get a couple of small Besta book shelves. All this moving things around has meant I could open up some boxes of books and things which have been packed away for 4 plus years. A lot of “do you remember” and Miss A (8) seeing things almost for the first time!
These pics are Miss A and Miss S’s creations from the empty boxes. Miss A has a bed with a pillow and Miss S even has curtains that open and shut! Kept them entertained for a while. We have also had a tiler, painter and oven repair man over this week. Busy – so no creating.
Enough of my waffle…
I have made this card for a joint Barbie inspired 18th Miss E is going to tonight – yes you read correct no typo – Barbie. The request was for a pink cupcake card – it matches the theme at Scrapbook Boutique monthly challenge this month which I will link up to.
I have used SBB Cardstock in Ocean (from Summer Colours Pack) and Spearmint (from Sand and Surf pack), Crafters Choice – Gelati Basics and a few scrap bits of cardstock for the cake tops (cut from PTI cupcake die) and card layers. Pulled out a few old punches Carl CP2 Heart punch, Momiji Punch – to make the strawberry and Pothos for the leaves under the MFT Dienamics flowers cut in felt (from Spotlight) and finished with rhinestones from Kaisercraft. The cupcake bases are stamped in versafine onyx black using Hero Arts Cupcake image – another thing that I don’t think has had some love for a while! The Birthday girl’s name is stamped from Kaisercraft Typewriter font stamp set in versafine onyx black.
Before I go for now want to share something I found in Bunnings last week end – a really cheap low tack tape 18mm x 25m Painter’s tape for $1. For the price I thought I would give it a go in my die cutting machine to hold the dies to the cardstock/paper/felt and stop the little things from moving around. I have read of other people using low tack tape.
I used the same piece to cut all six cupcake tops and it was still a bit tacky and didn’t rip the cardstock when I removed it. The more experienced crafters out there might have already found this out – but I thought it was worth sharing. I think this one roll will last for ages much better value than the other brand that was $19 roll.
I have waffled on for a bit now and I still have another card to make for tonight plus the gift bags!
Cheers for now