Thursday, July 21, 2011

Let's Ketchup Card & A Tip to Share

This week's Simply Sunday Challenge over at Getting Cricky is all about food. The theme is Lunchbox Lovin' and what a great matchup with Kristal's Food for Thought stamp set (I just love the cute sayings in this set and Kristal donates $1 from the sale of each stamp set to a very worthy charity). Before I share my card with you, I want to let you know that I won last week's Simply Sunday challenge (Fashionista theme - if you didn't see it already, you can see my card HERE) and will be the Guest Designer this Sunday. I am so excited so be sure to stop back on Sunday.

My card for this week's challenge features a cutting file from the sweet and talented Shirley Clark. The papers are all from my stash so I am not sure where some of them are from. I know the striped piece is from Michael's (Recollections) and the blue strip is Bazzill, but the rest I have no idea. I used my Bazzill In Stitch'z template for the stitching (silly stitches). The buttons and snaps are from my stash. I am not sure how I feel about the snaps I used. I think they are a little too pastel, but it is what I had on hand. I pop-dotted the one tomato for added dimension. The sentiment is from K Andrew's Food for Thought stamp set (which you can find HERE). The faces on the tomatoes are from Peachy Keen Stamps (Everyday Faces and Wide Eyed Kids).

I have a tip to share about the face stamps. I am never sure which face I want to use and it is hard for me to visualize without actually seeing the face on my project. Rather than pull out each stamp and hold it over the card, I decided to stamp all my faces on a transparency sheet.

Now I can easily hold each face over my image and see which one I like best.

This worked really well for me. Maybe someone else will find it useful as well. Now I just need to label each face so I know where to find the corresponding stamp. Don't forget to stop back on Sunday to see my project for the Guest Designer spot at Getting Cricky.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Kelly, this is absolutely adorable my friend. Great job! ~Shen

  2. Great job on your card. Those tomatoes are a hoot. Awesome tip, I will do this too. You are brilliant
    Thanks for joining us on Simply Sundays at Getting Cricky
    I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

  3. Kelly what an adorable project and Congrats dear on your win. Will be looking forward to seeing your DT project-- hoping blogger doesnt play spoil sport-- sometimes I miss on the blogs I follow as blogger sometimes tells me I am not following anyone!!Has that happened to you??

  4. This is really cute Kelly! Stop by my blog, I have a blog award for you.
    Hugs, Jenni

  5. Cute card! I love all the details you put into it. That's a great idea with the face stamps too! I'm playing along with you at Getting Cricky. Good Luck! I'm your newest follower


  6. Your tip on the stamping is genius, Kelly! I love, love, LOVE the card and your attention to detail is outstanding! Thanks SO very much for sharing! :)

  7. So cute!! I played along with Kristal's challenge as well this week!!

  8. Super cute and sweet card Kelly. Your tip was cool too. I need a tip on the actual stamping. They are cut so shallow, I have a hard time getting a good image especially on textured paper. I should just practice I guess. Hugs, Pam at

  9. This is brilliant ... I am so going to do this!

  10. How cute it this, I love it. Good luck!
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  11. Great card, and what a great idea with the transparencies. Love it!
    Thanks for playing along with us this week
    Becka M
    Getting Cricky DTM

  12. I love the stitch look and the buttons! And those tomatoes are so adorable!! Thanks so much for sharing. Can't wait to see your project for next week!!

  13. I really like your card! I love the idea of using tomatoes to represent ketchup! Thanks for sharing your tip! That is a very useful idea! I also joined in on the fun over at Getting Cricky! It was a fun challenge this week!



  14. Very pretty card. Love it.

  15. OMG...this is a wonderful tip!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Ildi-The Craftin Mama