Chocolate Cupcake, Anyone?

I was a little absent from the card challenge circuit last month, but I’m excited to have gotten a little time to sneak away into my craft room today.

The sketch today comes from the Retro Sketches Challenge #104

CTMH: Lollydoodle

First let’s start with the paper. I started with a traditional white card base, then adding a layer of Pear Cardstock, followed by multiple layers of Lollydoodle B&T Duos™. I used the Scallop Border Punch on the pink B&T, and the Dot Dry Embossing Folder on the White Daisy Cardstock. I want to stop for a second to talk about the new embossing folders that CTMH is now offering. There are 5 different designs {click here to view them all} and I love, love, love the dimension they add to the cardstock. I was struggling on what to use for the top banner layer. Colored cardstock, another layer of B&T?? My intention was to use the dry embossing folder and then ink the embossed dots, but I was so pleased with the added dimension from the embossing folder I left it as plain white cardstock.

Now let’s move on to the stamp sets. The cupcake is from the Birthday Stamp Set {available only through the Artiste Cricut® Cartridge Collection } cut using the Artiste Cricut® Cartridge, and is stamped using three different inks. Using Cocoa Exclusive Ink™, Cotton Candy Exclusive Ink™, and Juniper Exclusive Ink™ I paper-pieced this cupcake together and added 3D Foam Tape for added dimension. The sentiment is from the Belated Birthday Stamp Set in Juniper Exclusive Ink™.

This card is also linked to the Seize The Birthday: Anything Goes Challenge.


I was unsure how I felt about the Lollydoodle Paper Packet when I first saw it in the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book, but it has been my go to paper packet for my most recent cards!! Click here to view the other cards I have made using this fun, whimsy paper packet.


You Are The….

Saturday is one of my favorite days!! I usually can sneak away into my craft room for an hour or so to create. My son usually sneaks in there with me pulling some of his toys from his toy room next door, and takes up camp in my craft room with me. We usually take a break from our playing, him with his toys and me with my papercrafting, to read a book he pulls off the bookshelf. I cherish these moments because I know very soon he will outgrow this phase.

Today I was working on the most recent sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

Here is my rendition:

CTMH: Lollydoodle Created by Kelly Janes

Using Slate Cardstock for the base, I added a layer of Lollydoodle B&T. The sentiment is from the Lollydoodle Workshop On The Go™ Cardmaking Kit stamped in Slate Exclusive Ink™ and Hollyhock Exclusive Ink™.  Have you heard the news? CTMH has added dry embossing folders, including a chevron design, to their great products!! I am patiently awaiting my next CTMH order to arrive on my doorstep that contains the NEW embossing folders, but until it arrives I used a Lifestyles Craft dry embossing folder on a layer of Lagoon Cardstock. I also added two strips of Black & Grey Glitter Paper to this card. To finish the card I added a few Aqua Dots!

CTMH: Lollydoodle Created by Kelly Janes

  This is one of my favorite sentiments in the entire Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book, and this card is also linked to the Heart 2 Heart Challenge: Love.