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Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #30 August 22, 2008

Back for more!  Now it is time for TECC#30 over at Taylored Expressions.  I haven’t received new cupcake images yet, so this weeks card is without a yummy image…but that is okay — you don’t have to use cupcake images to participate and enter for a change to win goodies or be next weeks featured cupcake sampler:)

I thought I’d give the new SU! Big Shot a try on this sketch:

I created my own kinda sorta background paper using Whisper White cardstock scored to create squares with a stamped image within each square.  I think if I had to make this card over I’d change the piece of Old Olive cardstock to a different color — I think with the brads at the corners it resembles a baseball field lol. There is nothing in the envelope….I placed it on the front as a focal point as if I was sending “birthday wishes” to someone.

Check out what the rest of the cupcake crew has created this week:

Ana Wohlfahrt, Stephanie Hargis, Jami Sibley, Vicki Chrisman, Monika Davis, Lynn Mercurio, and Sherrie Siemens

And this weeks featured cupcake sampler is Lynn Put.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!!!

STAMPS:  Wow Flowers and Canvas Background

CARDSTOCK:  Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Baha Breeze, Tangerine Tango, and Whisper White.

INKS USED:  Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Baha Breeze, and Tangerine Tango.

ACCESSORIES USED:  SU! Big Shot die-cutting machine, Scallop Envelope Bigz Die, Silver Brads, 1/4″ & 1″ Circle Punches, Boho Blossoms Punch, Silver Elastic Cord, Ice Circle Rhinestone Brad (green for center of circle on envelope closure), Stampin’ Sponges, and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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15 Responses to “Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #30”

  1. This is adorable! You are so creative! I love the envelope on the front! Too cute! The background is amazing too! I am just in awe of your talent!

    ((hugs))

  2. Sherrie Says:

    Oh so cute MJ! Love the little envie! The patterned paper is gorgeous too!

  3. Monika/buzsy Says:

    Awesome! Love the scoring, the colors… the envelope is such a great idea for the sketch. TFS!

  4. Taylor Says:

    Oooh MJ! I love the background paper you created! Who needs patterned paper if they can stamp like you!?

  5. Beate Says:

    Fantastic card, MJ. I love your background and the envelope looks perfect on it.
    Hugs and smiles

  6. Jami Says:

    I love the way you created the BG paper and the envleope as the focal point is very clever!

  7. stamperosity Says:

    Oh this is just a perfect sampler for today’s challenge. Love seeing the Big Shot in action…just ordered mine today. (know anyone that wants to buys a Sizzix machine….lol) *wink* The envelope on the front is adorable and looks spectacular against the scored paper you created! Great job…have a fabulous weekend!

  8. Lynn Says:

    Wow, this is fantastic!!! Such a strong design, I love the colors and your background! I haven’t seen any projects made using the envelople for the Big Shot yet and seeing this really makes me want it!

  9. Ana Says:

    ADORABLE as always!! I love the color combo 🙂

  10. Oh how adorable, Mary Jo! LOVE the envelope!

  11. chrissym Says:

    I like how you used the envelope on the front, very nice!

  12. Great idea. My Big Shot comes this week. I can’t wait to try it out.

  13. OK, this is way too cute with that little envelope!

  14. Fabulous little purse! Love your squares too! Deb

  15. Vicki Says:

    How cute!! What a darling purse!! 🙂


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