Friday, March 8, 2013


Ribbons and Pearls Friday Mashup 100

It’s Friday again! This week at the Friday Mashup we’re having a celebration! It’s the 100th challenge this week! So not only do we have a fabulous challenge, but you can even win a $25 Stampin’ Up Gift Certificate for playing along with the challenge. This week we get to pick our favorite past Mashup challenge to feature. There are so many choices it’s really hard to pick one. I decided to go with Mashup #7 Which mashes up creating a feminine card with ribbons and pearls. I am truly a girly girl at heart and I love bling and ribbon! So this challenge was right up my alley. Take a look at the card I made.

  • Stamps: Everyday Elegance (retired), Papillion Potpourri
  • DSP: Tea For Two
  • Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Chocolate Chip
  • Ink: Calypso Coral, Chocolate Chip, Versamark
  • Accessories: Heat Tool, Pewter Embossing Powder, Delicate Doilies Sizzlit, Pearls, 7/8” Flower Trim, 5/8” Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (retired), Stampin’ Dimensionals, Bird Punch, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz, Stampin’ Sponge, Paper Snips, Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive, Apothecary Accents Framelits, 2-Way Glue Pen

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:

1. Make a project using "Your Favorite Challenge 1-99".
2. or Tell us what you like about the Challenge You picked!
3. or Link up for a Chance to win a "$25 Stampin' Up! Gift Certificate". 

I started off by cutting a piece of Very Vanilla card stock 4-1/4” x 11” and scored it at 5-1/2”. Next I cut a piece of Calypso Coral card stock 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" and ran it through the Big Shot twice to cut both long edges with the Finishing Touches Edgelit. Next I cut a piece of Tea for Two DSP 2-7/8" x 5-1/2" and adhered it onto the Calypso Coral card stock. This was adhered to the card front then I sprayed the card front with some Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz to add some shimmer. This color of smooch is retired, but you can still get it on the Clearance Rack if you hurry!

Next I cut a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" and ran it through the Big Shot on my Delicate Doilies Sizzlit. I adhered this onto the right side of the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the greeting from Everyday Elegance onto a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock in Chocolate Chip ink, then added the butterfly in Calypso Coral ink. I cut out the greeting with my Apothecary Accents framelit and bejeweled it with several Pearls before adhering the label onto the doily with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The leaves punched from the bird punch and the embossed butterfly with the pearls were sitting in my scrap bowl. If I make an element or have extra punched pieces I toss them into a bowl that I leave on my table so I can use them on other projects. This keeps me from wasting perfectly good pieces.

I use a 2-Way Glue Pen to adhere the two branches on the bottom of the doily. Then I cut three flowers from the fabulous new 7/8” Flower Trim in the Spring Catalog. I took a sponge with some Calypso Coral ink and dabbed it on the Very Vanilla flowers to give them some color then I adhered the blossoms onto the doily with some Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive. Finally I wrapped a piece of 5/8” Very Vanilla ribbon around the card front and tied it into a bow then used a Glue Dot to adhere the butterfly onto the card front.

I am so happy with how this card came out! Lots of lovely little details that add up to one truly girly birthday card!

Head on over to the Friday Mashup to see what the rest of the design team has created, and don’t forget to enter your project for a chance to win that $25 gift certificate!