Friday, January 21, 2011

Love Cafe


Thanks for stopping by and checking out my first "real" project for the My Pink Stamper DT. If you have not yet stopped by Robyn's amazing website (My Pink Stamper) be sure to do so as each of her designers has come up with something fantastic to share with you.

Our challenge was to make something with the Cricut, the My Pink Stamper Stamp Set Love-alicious and the prompts: pink and love. I came up with this "Love Cafe" card with a three dimensional awning.

Recipe:
Stamp Set: My Pink Stamper: Love-alicious
Paper: Making Memories: Je t'Adore Collection
Cricut Cartridges: Bloom (Topiaries), Sweethearts (The couple at the table), My Community (the cafe awning and backdrop)
Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Textile Texture
Ink, Punch, Hardware: Stampin' UP!
Buttons, pearls: My stash

The How-To's

The base of the card is made from off white cardstock using the candy store cut on page 56 of the My Community Cart. I cut the candy store at 6" and snipped off the awning. I then embossed the base with the Textile Texture embossing folder. Using the layers function I cut out the awning at 6 1/4 inches. I then scored 1/4 down from the top to create a flap to adhere to the card. I bent one panel on each side of the awning down and attached it to the card with a glue dot.

The man and woman at the table were cut from page 40 of the Sweethearts Cart. They are cut at 2 1/2 inches and I added a few details to make them more realistic. The lady was given an extra headband, and I added cuffs to his pants, a sleeve to his shirt and a cuff to his sleeve.

The 1/2 wall and side rail were added to the candy store cut to make it look more "restauranty" and I covered the "Candy Store" wording on the storefront with the swirled Making Memories paper. The topiaries were given a few pearls and I added trim to the pots to make them stand out more. The topiaries were cut from the Bloom Cartridge on at 2 1/2 inches.

I stamped "Love" from the My Pink Stamper "Love-alicious" set and then embossed the sentiment with the Swiss Dots folder.

Thanks for looking,

CarrieAnne



45 comments:

  1. really beutiful.
    i love this...

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  2. Wow, your project is amazing!

    Angela
    Simple Creations

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  3. I ADORE this!!! Wonderful work. :)

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  4. WOW!!! Love all the fabulous detail in put into this beautiful creation :)

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  5. I love your card...it's so fresh and it's a new take for Valentine's Day.

    Barb from Toronto, Canada

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  6. Really cute card. I love your creativity in putting parts of different cartridges together. This one is really outstanding!

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  7. So cute and amazingly detailed ... great, great card!

    Jo xx

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  8. love ,love this card so cute i love ur creativy,inspired me so much

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  9. Wow! What a great design! Love it!
    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Cindy :)

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  10. WOWZERS! There is so much detail on this card it's so amazing! You definitely went above and beyond on it. :) Great job!

    Hugs,
    Pam
    Simply-Pam.blogspot.com

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  11. Cute card, I love the detai, your card really pops.
    winningcupcake@gmail.com

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  12. So creative!! There are just no words to tell you how much I love it!!

    Hugs,
    Shelley @ Cricut Cuteness

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  13. This card is gorgeous!! I love it! Thanks for sharing with us :-)

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  14. CarrieAnne!!! I JUST LOVE this so much!!! FABulous job!!! So proud to be on the DT with you!

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  15. CarrieAnne-
    I don't remember ever seeing that cut! This is adorable. I need to go look over that oldie but goodie cartridge! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Maria :-)

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  16. very nice - love the design :)
    ♥Tracy

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  17. It really does look "restauranty" :) It's totally adorable!!

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  18. This is just so, well, cool! Beautiful details.

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  19. This is such a great card, wonderful job!!!

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  20. Fabulous card. the details are amazing! TFS

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  21. Cute,cute card. So much detail. Love it.

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  22. CarrieAnne, all the details are TOO cute! :o)

    Michelle

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  23. CarrieAnne...WOW!!! This is such a great card! I LOVE the cafe theme! I really wish you did a video because that awning is GORGEOUS!!! I think I need some new Old cartridges! LOL
    {hugs}~Raechel

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  24. This is some serious cute-ness! Great cafe scene!

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  25. Awesome card! It's loaded with lots to look at : )

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  26. I see why you are on the design team your work is absolutely gorgeous I am a new follower.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  27. This card is SO SO CUTE! I love how the roof pops out! TFS!

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  28. Very creative! It is adorable! Thanks for sharing the details of how to recreate it!
    http://my3escrapbooking.blogspot.com/

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  29. I love love your card. It's so beautiful. I look forward to seeing more of your work.
    Nancy

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  30. I Love your card! it's so pretty.
    Just became your newest follower..Would love it if you decided to follow my blog.
    Minta
    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  31. very nice job on the card, love, love, love it
    Patti~
    pattijb2010@gmail.com

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  32. This is wonderful. Love the creativity on the My community candy shop.

    http://cricutmyway.blogspot.com/

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  33. I love the detail in this card! TFS

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  34. Great card and modern but vintage aesthetic! It's my favorite of the bunch

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  35. Danay (Polka Dots Crafts)January 26, 2011 at 5:29 AM

    Love it! I think I am going to be making one for my husband for Valentine's (I will tone down the pink for him though, lol) Thanks for sharing.

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  36. might i just say i LOVED your card...out of all the cards posted...your card and the birds and banner card caught my attention! ;0)

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  37. I love this card. Good job.

    Rita
    redheadhugs@verizon.net

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  38. I love this card! It is the sweetest thing. Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us. I am a follower and look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations. Cathie www.creativecutter.org

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  39. This card is so stunning! I love your creativity! It just shines in this card!! XOXO, Julie. :0)

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  40. I love this! i think I might be those cartridges just so I can make this card! Love it!

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  41. This is simply exquisite! I love how you have the awning raised and sticking out. Love, Love, Love IT!!

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  42. Beautiful project!

    Team Craftwell
    blog.craftwellusa.com

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