Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Holly Cuppies

Oh how I love to make holiday cards! The ideas just flow when surrounded with all the adorable stamps and luscious papers and bellies!

I recently got the Christmas Ensemble from JustRite Stamps and man, I am IN LOVE with these stamps! I used the holly circle for this card as the perfect frame for the holly cuppie from Taylored Expressions Season's Sweetings set.

I stamped the holly circle with black ink, colored the leaves with Copic markers and then glitzed up the berries with a Stardust glittering gel pen in ruby. The cuppies are stamped and their wrappers are paper pieced. I colored the cuppie holly leaves and glitzed the berries the same way.

Everything is edged with a liquid gold paint pen and attached using foam tape.

I wish you could see the sparkle and shine!

I don't know as I've ever shown you how I store my Taylored Expressions stamps. Taylor has these waaay cool storage boxes that the stamp sets fit right into. The stamp sets come on a hard plastic base with holes already punch in them, so all I have to do is open the storage box and put them in (kind of like a 3 ring binder).

The picture on the left shows how the sets are stored. The one on the right gives you an idea of the size (it's next to a CD case). I love that my sets sit nice and protected on my shelf. Pure Genius!
The coolest part? The stamps (both Taylor's and JustRite), the storage and lots of other things can be found in Taylors store. Don't you just LOVE one stop shopping! :o)


Stamps: Season's Sweetings (Taylored Expressions), Christmas Ensemble (JustRight Stampers
Paper: Neenah, Making Memories, Bazzil
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Copic markers, Stardust glittering gel ink (Sakura)
Misc: Nestabilities, ribbon (Martha Stewart), scallop edge (Marvy paper cutter), liquid gold paint pen, foam tape


Savor the Journey said...

Very, very

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card! Love the 3 cuppies together. TFS!

Anonymous said...

I love the card. I am waiting for my JustRite set to arrive and now I am going to have to order the cupcake set too. I've been trying to be good and hold off ordering anythin else....but hey,it is Christmas time right?! Merry Christmas to me maybe...

Gail :-)

Anonymous said...

HB this is over the top cute! Those cuppies are so delightful!

Bevie Pearl said...

Goodness.....I am hungry for a cupcake...a Yummy and delicious holly cupcake.

Donna said...

what a cute card! love the paper-pieced cuppie liners!

Vicki C said...

Hey Sweetie.... finally found a minute (after 2am now.) to come by and see what all you have been up to.. and to Wish you a VERY Merry Christmas!!! Hugs to you dear friend!

Leslie Miller said...

I've been just looking and looking at this for the longest time. It's so pretty! I love how you framed these little darlings with the JustRite border. Your colors, paper and ribbon are gorgeous! I'm working with Taylor's stamps today and, gosh, I wish I'd seen this earlier. It's adorable and SO inspiring!

QC said...

SO CUTE!!!!!

Merry Christmas honey - I love ya!

Lori Craig said...

This is so super cute! Love your cupcake 'papers' and your JustRite holly... so, so cute!