Friday, October 1, 2010


Whoa, it's officially October today! How did that happen? I have been pretty lazy in the creative department this week. When I had a few spare minutes I really wanted to create, but I think I just had "Stamper's Block". Has that ever happened to you? This morning, I really needed to whip together a card to let a special person know how fabulous they are. So, I had to snap out of my little slump. 

This card was inspired by two challenges, which I desperately needed to help jump-start some creativity.  First up, I used the photo inspiration over at The Paper Players blog. Isn't this baby stinkin' cute, by the way?? 
Then I decided to use the sketch from I {heart} 2 Stamp. All of the great layers on this sketch really looked like they could be a lot of fun. 
I decided to go with Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla and Close to Cocoa (retired) for the color combo, although in hindsight I probably should have used a darker brown. Why? Well, every time I look at this card now it reminds me of something. What, you ask? Here's a hint:

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I don't really think any of the fabulous gals over at The Paper Players thought that the cute, little photo of the baby would morph into a Neapolitan ice cream inspired card. But that's what happened, for some odd reason. Guess I'm just craving ice cream today! Yum! 

I used the True Friend stamp set and Berry Bliss DSP (sorry, both are retired) because I really liked the patterns together. With all of the patterns and layering on the card, I kept the image pretty simple and just added a few fun embellishments to dress it up a little. I paper pierced around the main image, along with two little "pokes" around the sentiment to play off of all the dots on the paper, image and ribbon. I added a couple of buttons tied with embroidery floss, too. It's a pretty "busy" card with all of the patterns, so I hope I'm not just distracted by my "ice cream cravings" and it actually all works together...

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you enjoy your day! I think it's finally time for some ice cream!  :)

Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: True Friend (retired)
Ink: Close to Cocoa classic ink (retired)
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla and Close to Cocoa (retired) cardstock, Berry Bliss DSP (retired)
Accessories: Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Paper Piercing tool, Mat Pack

Non SU! Accessories: ribbon, buttons, embroidery floss and sentiment stamp

Happy Stamping, 


  1. Very pretty color combination and I love your use of paper pricking. Thanks so much for the lovely comments you have left on my blog. They make my day! X

  2. How beautiful!! Love the color combo and that fabulous design paper..

  3. Wow! This is fabulous! I love the layout! So coordinated, and so many wonderful details! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week! (And Ozzy and the kitty crew are adorable!)

  4. Yummy I want some ice cream!! Thanks for playing along with us this week!

  5. Hmmm ice cream, I heard that helps stampers block :) You did a fantastic job with the card. Love all the details from the buttons to the paper to ribbon. Two thumbs up, well as soon as they get out of the ice cream. Have a great weekend.

  6. Wow! Such a beautiful card. LOVE the color combo. Gorgeous designer paper and love the sketch!!

  7. haha...there are soooo many dots on that card I think we should number them and play dot 2 dot! :) Great card and now you have me craving ice cream as well, Thanks A LOT, ha!

  8. Holy dots, Batman! This is fabulous. I love the yummy shade of Close to Cocoa--it looks just like Neapolitan ice cream! Thanks for joining us again at the Paper Players! :-)

  9. So cute! I love the colors and your card is really well done!

  10. My favorite ice cream and it makes a beautiful card!

  11. Simply beautiful! Love the colors and all those layers!!!! Gorgeous.

  12. Such a pretty card, all that pink works together well too. Nice to see how you worked yourself out of your creative block :-)

  13. What a lot of dots, it's fabulous and made me think of ice cream even before I scrolled down and saw the pic! Not that it takes much to make me think of my fave snack.

  14. Very cute! The mix of patterns is fun!


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