Cupcakes & Carousels meets Balloon Adventures

Hello stamping friend, and welcome to another terrific challenge with the Paper Craft Crew Design Team!

I was sad to have missed out on last week’s challenge (this cold has been brutal!) but I’m back, and I hope you’ll join me!

Here is the Paper Craft Crew challenge for this week:

Paper Craft Crew Challenge PCCCS231

How about those cool elements?  Remember – you don’t have to use the *exact* elements as shown in the sketch.  Meaning, you don’t  have to pull out your retired Everything Eleanor stamp set for that gorgeous swirl (can you tell that I’m still sad that set retired?!) – you can replace it with something else.  Which is what I did!  Have a look:

Paper Craft Crew Challenge Cupcakes & Carousels meets Balloon Adventures

As soon as I  saw the image at the bottom right of the sketch, I knew I wanted to bring out my Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit!  I had just received it, and was dying to have a play with it!

Card Details:

  • My card base is Very Vanilla cardstock.  To replace the ‘swirl’ in the sketch, I decided that I needed to replace it with something birthday-ish, so I decided on the confetti image from the Balloon Adventures stamp set.  I stamped the confetti in Bermuda Bay, So Saffron and Calypso Coral inks; pulling the colours from the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper.
  • I then pulled my Timeless Textures stamp set out, and stamped the dots image stamp in Calypso Coral ink across the bottom of the card front. I layered a strip of Bermuda Bay cardstock under the strip of harlequin patterned paper from the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP, and glued them to the right side of the card front.
  • I used Bermuda Bay to stamp the sentiment on the tag from the Embellishment Kit – I just love the gold embossing around the edges!  The little bow (also from the Embellishment Kit) has an Enamel Shape in the middle, and a length of Calypso Coral 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon underneath it.  It’s attached to the bottom of the tag shape with Glue Dots.

I just love how this card turned out, and how quickly it came together!  I’m so happy that I got the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit – I know I’m going to be using it all up, quickly!

So, let me know what you think about this card, and if you’ve bought the Embellishment Kit!  Finally, head over to the Paper Craft Crew Challenges blog, and see what the other Designers have created.  Be sure to link up your own card for the challenge, too.

If you don’t already have your own demonstrator, and want to order the supplies for this card, just click on the images below.  You’ll be taken directly to my online store.

Until next time -happy stamping!


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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

4 thoughts on “An Awesome Sketch Challenge with the Paper Craft Crew!

    1. Thanks for the nice comment, Buffy! I like how you used ‘C&C’ – I was getting tired of typing out Cupcakes & Carousels! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Susan! I was hoping the confetti element would work; I thought it was cute. I appreciate your feedback, always, my friend! 🙂

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