Sunday, December 12, 2010

Valentines, My Digital Studio, and a Sneak Peek of the 2011 Occasions Mini

So I went ahead and purchased My Digital Studio - and as I thought it was well worth the money.  I am able to sketch out my card layouts prior to pulling out any paper or tools.  This helps me a lot, because I tend to take a ton of stuff out while figuring out what to do with a card.

I gave myself a challenge this weekend, I wanted to get a head start on Valentines day.  So I cracked open My Digital Studio and started designing my card.  It was SO easy to do, and when I printed my "final" sketch, it printed to scale!  So I was able to measure the size of my paper from the print out!  The only issue I had, was that I decided to stamp a heart around the treat cup, so I had to make the squares matting the treat cup larger.

Here is the digital image of the project, side-by-side with the paper version I created.  Here is also your sneak peek of some patterned paper (the diagonal LOVE paper) from the 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog (starts January 4th 2011) - also the digital stamp (also available in wood and clear mount) is also from the Occasions Mini (I don't own that physical stamp set - I only have it in Digital).

I used Versamark and white embossing powder for the Heart Stamp.  For the "LOVE" title at the top of the card, I used the Versamarker and white embossing powder on my I {Love} Love jumbo wheel.  On the tab I wrote Pull (on both sides) with the Versamarker and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

I used the Sweet Treat Cup and filled it with Nerds, the Pull tab opens a trap door where the recipient can get to the candy without tearing up the card.  Also I used the heart that was punched out on the inside of the card, so once it is empty, you will see a nice striped heart through the window of the treat cup (instead of the white inside of the card).

Materials Are All From Stampin' Up - available 24/7 on my online store!:
  • Stamp Set - Sweetheart (# 120780)
  • Jumbo Stampin' Wheel - I {Love} Love (# 117084)
  • Jumbo Stampin' Around Handle (# 103661)
  • Cardstock - Basic Gray,Whisper White [card base] (both from neutrals collection #119707), Real Red (#102482)
  • Designer Series Paper - Real Red (Brights Stack #117155), Love Impressions (from 2011 occasions mini available Jan. 4)
  • Sweet Treat Cup (#120435 - set of 12)
  • Whisper White Satin Ribbon (#114616)
  • Full Heart Extra Large Punch (# 119881)
  • Scallop Trim Border Punch (#118402)
  • Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (#119275)
  • Round Tab Extra Large Punch (#119864)
  • Basic Rhinestones (#119246)
  • White Embossing Powder (#109132)
  • Versamark Pad (#102283)
  • Versamarker (#100901)
  • Heat Tool (#100005)
Digital "Sketch" from My Digital Studio Software - #118108


  1. Following you now from Stampin' Connection. I'm #117, hope you can follow me too!

    Karla c(:

  2. Great idea with the MDS printing out the right size!

    Following from SC...