Monday, February 21, 2011

Build a Cupcake Happy Easter - Challenge 109

Again I'm experimenting with the Two Step Punches - this time the Build a Cupcake one.  I figure there has to be more things that could be made with this punch than cupcakes.
So, on my card today I made Easter baskets and used the Big Shot embossing folders for Challenge 109

There's a lot of detail on this card and it took me a while to make.  But I had a vision.....
Stamps: Create a Cupcake;  Buttons, Button; Build a Blossom;  Itty Bitty Bits;   Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Marina Mist
Papers: Memon Mambo, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Sweet Stitches Designer Paper, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Build a Cupcake Punch, Build a Blossom punch, Small Oval Punch, 1" circle punch, The circle punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Photo Corner Punch, Word Label Punch, Modern Word Label Punch, Melon Mambo ribbon (retired), Vintage brads, Linen Thread, Crystal Effects, Green Glitter, Stampin Dimensional, Square lattice embossing folder, Texturz Plate Kit #4 (looks like basket weave), Framed Tulip embossing folder
How I used the Big Shot:  After layering the Very Vanilla, Early Espresso and Sweet Stitches designer paper, it was placed in a square lattice embossing folder and run through the Big Shot.  I believe this is referred to as inlaid embossing.
I used the Texturz Plate on the Very Vanilla strip upon which the Easter baskets are mounted.  I originally tried to use the Framed Tulip embossing folder, but it didn't work out, so instead of throwing it out, I used the photo corner punch on the corners and placed them on my card.

Here's a close up of one of the baskets.
How I made the basket:
.using the Create a Cupcake cupcake stamp, stamp on Very Vanilla card stock
.punch out shape with Build a Cupcake punch
.stamp one of the buttons from the Button, Button stamp set (I used Soft Suede on Crumb Cake).  Punch out the button with the 1" circle punch and adhere it to a piece of copy paper.  Reinsert the punch over the button until you feel you have the desired top shape of the basket handle.
.cut 1/8" strips of crumb cake for the handles and attach to the newly created basket top and the basket (I used tombo glue).  Before I attached I sponged all edges with chocolate chip ink.
.insert vintage brads where handle is attached to basket.  Apply crystal effects and green glitter
.stamp an image of a bird from the Itty Bitty Bits in Daffodil Delight.  Punch with 1" circle Punch, and apply crystal effects.  When dry attach to basket with a stampin dimensional.
.the brown stripe I from the designer paper.
The bow on the handle is made using linen thread.
How I made the Eggs:
.punch out 1 small oval in Very Vanilla.  Attach to copy paper with dotto adhesive and reinsert one end at a time back into the oval punch until you have an egg.  Use this as your template, and cut 9 more eggs.  I covered them with the designer paper, adhered them to the top of a 1" circle.  The bottom of the circle was attached to the back of the basket
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