TECC61 Retro Sip

March 27th, 2009


Happy Friday!  Time to play with another one of Taylor’s fun sketches in the weekly Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge (cupcakes not required).  My Stampin’ Up! Club order arrived earlier this week so I had some fun new toys to play with including my very first Big Shot dies and the stamp set Sip by Sip.  I needed a thank you card for a friend who took me out to tea last week and all of these elements collided together perfectly for today’s card!  Don’t ya just love it when that happens?

I thought the textured dp Sweet Slumber would be great with the retro look of the stamp set.  This card is pretty much self-explanatory I think except to say that the image is embossed onto Sahara Sand cardstock with Black Craft Ink and clear ep.  And the flower is just the dp with the bigz die layered and curled up.  This is an SUO card with full recipe at the end of the post.


Get all the details to play along on Taylor’s blog.  Everyone is welcome to play – More is More!  *wink* And now let’s see what the rest of the Cupcake Crew has cooked up this week:

  • Ana Wohlfahrt
  • Donna Baker
  • Jackie Pedro
  • Lynn Mercurio  (you’ll also want to check her out over on the SASI blog today!!)
  • Monika Davis
  • Vicki Chrisman
  • and this week’s featured stamper is Heather Pulvirenti
  • So it’s almost Easter.  Have you thought about your Easter dress yet?  I still love to have a new dress for Easter – left over from childhood I guess.  Well remember yesterday when I told you about my frantic search for Simon?  While I didn’t find Simon I did come across a Target bag with a dress in it I bought just about this time last year.  Very much wanting a new dress as Easter was quickly approaching I had stopped at Target on my way home from work one night to pick up some necessity (or maybe I just wanted to hit the Dollar Spot?).  I noticed a cute white cotton dress with bright pink watercolor-y roses and since I didn’t have time to try it on I decided to just go ahead and buy it.  When I got home and tried it on I found that it was definitely too small!  *sigh* I put it back in the bag with the receipt to return, but I obviously never got that done.  Today I decided to try it on again and guess what?  It fits and I like it!  Score!  Not only that, but I also came across the bag that contains all of my hats.  I remembered having a bright pink hat that I had purchased for a tea.  Sure enough the hat (which still has the tag on it ’cause I never ended up wearing it ’cause it didn’t match the dress I wore) totally matches the new dress!  How cool is that??  I have an Easter dress and hat and it’s not even last minute!  I’ve really been trying to hold off on buying clothes as much as I can while I’m losing weight, so I hated to spend money on a new dress.  Anyway – just wanted to share my good fortune.  🙂

    Wishing you a happy weekend and some small but special blessing along the way!


    Card Recipe:

    stamps: Sip by Sip
    ink: Craft Black
    paper: Baja Blue, Riding Hood Red, Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Sweet Slumber textured dp
    other: BS Bigz die Flower Daisies #2, Jumbo brad 5/16″ neutrals, clear embossing powder, scallop circle punch, scallop border punch, eyelet border punch, scallop scissors (for baja layer around focal image)

    12 Responses to “TECC61 Retro Sip”

    1. Lynn Mercurio Says:

      Wow Jami…you are the master of patterned paper. Love all you have combined all the different patterns and made them all looks so awesome together. It’s such a fantastic color combination to highlight this fun image!

    2. Michele Says:

      What a great retro feeling card!!!! Love the image and your flower too!

    3. taylor Says:

      Totally fun and retro! Love the color combo!

    4. Monika/buzsy Says:

      Great retro card Jami! Love the image and the flowers… TFS!
      I don’t think I can pull off wearing a dress yet… right now I am happy to find a shirt that coveres my pregnancy belly. :o)

    5. Jackie Pedro Says:

      Love the retro look to this card!!

    6. jules p Says:

      oh..the colors of CS are just lovely!

    7. Vicki Chrisman Says:

      THat’s totally darling Jami!

    8. Ana Says:

      Love it Jami! So retro and adorable!

    9. kathryn H Says:

      What a GREAT card — LOVE that image!!!

    10. Donna Says:

      cute card! congrats on the old ‘new’ dress; you look awesome in your pretty pale blue blouse in the flowers with Curt!

    11. » A Class Card and a Tan Story Says:

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    12. loricraig Says:

      So proud of you….

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