May Stylin' Stampin' Squad Hop

Whether this is your first stop, or you just came from Marla's blog (or beyond); I welcome you.
For this month's projects I decided to focus on the Friendship, though both projects could also be used for kids. I typically don't read any papercrafting magazines, however when baker's twine is featured on the front, it catches my eye! I got these ideas out of a recent copy of Scrapbooks, etc.

Card and 3-D project
Getting to the finished card was a funny road map. Since I pulled all my retiring sets off the shelf already, I was looking at what was left up there for inspiration. When I saw the Create A Cupcake stamp set, I was reminded of a Congratulations card I'd made last year for a friend who had earned high honors with her new Scentsy business. I was honestly just going to use the picture of that card. Then, I remembered the baker's twine article I'd read and thought, "well there's my 3-D project." Then I knew I had to redo the card so it made a little more sense and matched the colors. When I started on my 3-D project, I had all of my baker's twine laid out in front of me; fully intending to use Island Indigo, which I didn't.
I probably never would have put these three colors together for a card had it not been for my twine; however I love the combo and will probably use it a lot more!
I traced the edges of the cupcake "icing" with Tombow to hold the twine in place.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Stamp set: Curly Cute
Punches: Cupcake Builder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border
Ribbon: Daffodil Delight 1/8" taffeta, Calypso Coral baker's twine
Adhesive: Dotto, Tombow
The magazine called these cupcakes, I think they look more like giant truffles!
I got a good chuckle today when I went to our local hobby store to get the foam balls. The cashier asked me what I was doing with three foam balls. I responded, "making cupcakes." She looked at my husband like she didn't believe me. I explained that I was wrapping them with baker's twine. My dear husband got all excited on our walk home, asking me when I had gotten the baker's twine. Turns out he's been looking all over our town for baker's twine to cook a chicken. He was a little disappointed when he found out that I was referring to Stampin' Up! baker's twine! :)
These were fairly easy once I got going. They would be a great project to do with your kids; though I caution you, I did end up a little sticky. That's the sign of a great project, right? You could also add embellishment "sprinkles" if you wanted to.

Supplies used:
Ribbon: Early Espresso baker's twine, Calypso Coral baker's twine, Lucky Limeade baker's twine
Adhesive: Crystal Effects
Non-SU: 2" foam balls, cupcake pan liners

I hope you enjoyed my projects today. I definitely had fun making them. (ok, whipping them out!) Please continue on the rest of the hop. If you're going clockwise, you'll head over to Nicole's next, and if you're counter-clockwise, you'll hit Marla's. Enjoy!
Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps a Lot
  5. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  6. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  7. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  8. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  9. Heather W. of Heather's Stampin' Blog
  10. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  11. Marla R. of Marla's Stampin' Spot
  12. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  13. Nicole B. of Creations by Mommy
  14. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim