If You Are What You Eat, Eat Something Cute!

If You Are What You Eat, Eat Something Cute!
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I enjoy making 6″ x 4″ cards because it uses up a full sheet of 12″ x 12″ card stock and I don’t have any odd left-overs to save for years.  Here’s a card I made with some algae green DCWV cardstock and some cute paper I bought at JoAnn Fabric & Crafts.  I love how the round flowers lent themselves to primary colored buttons!  I attached them with glue dots and although I like the look of a stitched button, I took a shortcut and skipped it on this card.  I used two stamps for my card – the cute cakes and sentiment below are from a Stampin’ Up! stamp.  I colored the image with Copic markers, a metallic gold pen, swiped the edges with an ink pad, embossed “Happy Birthday” and used Liquid Applique for the frosting on the cakes.  🙂

Eat Something Sweet card

Eat Something Sweet card

Here is a close-up of the fun, dimensional and puffy Liquid Applique.

Liquid Applique for Frosting!

Liquid Applique for Frosting!

I buy buttons in bulk in the SEWING section of craft stores, where they are more affordable.

Buttons on my card

Buttons on my card

Thanks for reading my blog. 🙂

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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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