The colours for this challenge were chosen by Di, and they are hot pink, dusky pink and ice chocolate:
Wow - look at that inspiration photo! Yum! The extra options for this challenge are pearls and swirls.
Well I just love these colours! They are fabulous! So I have lots and lots to post for you - I just couldn't stop!
First up - I made a cupcake card to go with the cupcake inspiration picture!
That fancy frame is one of my favorites! It is from Cricut Storybook cartridge. I also stamped some swirls on the background chocolate cardstock, and I heat embossed with clear embossing powder. It almost looked like melted chocolate when it was done!
I added some pearl gems to the cupcake and also to the corners of the frame. The cupcake still seemed to be lacking something, so I added a little ribbon.
I thought that sentiment was just too cute! I printed it on my computer, and then added some bits of ribbon on the edges.
Finally a bow on the corner! I know it is large - I was having fun adding layers to it and kind of got carried away! Ha ha!
Ok, after I made the cupcake card, there were lots of scraps, so I whipped up a little holiday card:
I know these colors aren't traditional holiday colors, but I made a similar card a couple of weeks ago, and I really liked the clean simple layout.
The stamps are from the Papertrey Ink Sign Language set! Love that set! I added some tiny little pearls as accents on the stamps. I embossed a box around the stamps just to set them off a little.
The last detail is another bow that is too big - I know I know! I actually tried to remove it, but when I put a card together, it is meant to last, and I just couldn't get it apart without ruining it.
Finally, I decided to try my hand at a little card box:
I mimicked a box I saw on Lauren Meader's blog. But I used my Cricut - mostly shapes from the George cartridge, but those swirly edges are from the Storybook cartridge. The actual cut file still needs ALOT of work - some of the edges aren't fitting together as cleanly as I would like. The flower on the front is from the Walk in My Garden cartridge, and the embossed swirls are from the Cuttlebug Swirls folder.
These are the little cards for the box. I don't know how practical they are, but they sure did turn out cute! These were a set of DCWV 3"x3" cards (10 cards in the pack, but I could only fit 8 in the little box). I decorated each of the fronts differently and also stamped a coordinating envelope. I gave this little card box to a dear friend of mine and she loved it!
Have fun with the challenge! I will be around to check as many of your submissions as I can!
Don't forget to check out the other design team members stunning creations! These ladies are super talented and will give you lots of inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by!