It's one of my favorite colors, so I pulled out some of my favorite purple papers. The coffee beans & bottom cup are inlaid & paper-pieced and the sentiment (SU!) is stamped directly on the the front piece. The two top cups & the spoon are cut through the front piece, paper-pieced, and made into a shaker with acetate & purple microbeads.
The UnstampaBelles February challenge is Anything Goes with the twist of a Use Something New. You can make whatever you like without using any stamps.
I decided to use a a relatively new-to-me-technique along with my newest craft splurge: adhesive vinyl. My crafty neighbor & I got it into our heads that we needed to buy & cut vinyl, not that we need new projects or more stuff, but it's just fun!
I used a Cricut file to cut this from three glittery vinyl sheets. My mom used play a game with me based on the song "A Bushel & a Peck" so I made this for my parents for Valentine's. They loved it! Granted, Dad ate some of the chocolates from it before noticing that I'd decorated it, but I got a nice neck squeeze from Mom!
The jar is an old recycled jar that started out as a gift of pickles from my Aunt Cookie, and has held many homemade goddies over the years, including homemade cheese. DOn't worry, it's well-washed! I decorated the lid with gold embossing powder, purple packaging mesh, and gold ribbon. The pillow top is covered with a scrap of a well-loved quilt Mom made us.
The theme this fortnight at Pile It On is Monsters and/or Fairies. The only really rule is to be inspired by more than one papercrafting challenge. We're sponsored by Pink Gem, and I adapted their Beer Monster to make this creepily cute card.
The rosette is made with a TH die & cardboard packaging (frozen popcorn chicken); the black border is part of the packaging & happily influenced the overall design. It's inked with QQ chalk ink & two purplish Liquid Pearls.
I made this at the papercrafting store Scraps of Love in Peoria, Arizona, while visiting Mom last week. They have a craft room, so I got to shop and create! The base card is a double-sided paper from My Mind's Eye's "Meow" Collection. The front is just black-and-white; I colored it with a pink chalk pen & doodled in the other rows with a green Sharpie pen. The strip in the middle is from American Crafts. The front panel is from Crate Paper's "Cute Girl" Collection.