Friday, August 28, 2009

Meet the Kemptons ~ Bloggers Challenge Card

Today's Blogger's Challenge is a sketch by our list mom Lisa Somerville.

My Darling Husband has been watching the movie "meet the fockers" all week, and I couldn't help think that this card should say "meet the Kemptons" with my faux snow globe card.

I am addicted to playing with these sweet treat cups that are coming out with the stampin up mini catalog. So much so, that I went out and purchased candy. I am pretty sure I have a carb intolerance, (story for another day) so the idea of running out to buy "tempting treats" for these cups was not on the top of my to do list.... but I honestly can't put them down!

I thought last night that it would be fun to make a snow globe. My daughter is INTO snow globes, she has a fascination for them, and can you blame her? So today's sweet treat share, doesn't have a treat inside.. well it kind of does, meet my snowman family the Kempton's. I was thinking if I used this for my christmas card, I could put a wallet sized photo on the inside of the three of us, but alas, this might be a little too much work for the 150+ Christmas cards I make.. Well, One down...

I found my white shimmer paint worked with adding demension after using an embossing folder with my big shot on the blue layer. Just shake the bottle, take the cover off, and use a sponge or sponge dauber to pick up the paint from the cover. You only need a TINY amount!

To answer some questions I added this part. I cut the "kid" snowman out (leaving a tab at the bottom). I scratched out a circular score mark with my snips to get him to stand up, and used sticky strip to stick him to the side of my cup. Then added stampin up chunky glitter for the snow.

I also cut out just the three snowmen, and 2 way glued it to another white piece of paper, making it easier to line up.. There's 3 pieces of paper there to make that cup straight without killing myself. :)

I took close ups of my paper banner, because I think these are too cool, and the globe itself. They are both at the bottom. I'm not sure if you can see all the dimension from the photos, but this card is so cute, I actually thought about making 150.. Naaaa....

Please check out my girlfriends work for the bloggers challenge this week. They are all so talented, you'll be glad you did!

44 comments:

Robin Merriman said...

LOVE this card! It's really super adorable, Selene! What is the snow made of?

jguyeby said...

How cute is that. I love it and the idea. That way you don't have to break open the card. I am going to case it if you don't mind.

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is a wonderful idea- and I love the card. TFS!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Too Cute!!! I have to have one of these!!! I've even got bags of snow!!!
Selene, is the image punched or taped behind the cup?

Tami Black said...

This is an absolute stunner! I should expect this all the time from you becuae you are so fabulous! I'm definitely casing and I have to say this is one of the prettiest cards I've ever seen! I want to be you if I ever grow up!

Connie said...

Very cute, Selene! I love snowglobes, too!

Pat Huntoon said...

That is so cute! How can you even think of snow in August though? :)

Love the snowman!

Lisa Somerville said...

How clever, what a cute idea!

MJ said...

Love this idea, great job.

Sherry said...

This is a SUPER CUTE idea. I'm dangerous around candy too, so I might try this idea instead.

Sherry

Lisa Bohler said...

So super smart to use the treat cups as a snow globe! Darling!

carolm said...

too cute selene. i hope i get one from miss alexis when the holidays come around.

xoxox

Margaret Raburn said...

Oh my gosh!!! This is outta-bounds cute!!! I love love love it!! You are so creative!! Could you make 151 and send me one too? lol!

Gretchen Barron said...

Selene -- super, fantabulous, cute! Definitely a case in my future! Blessings, Gretchen -- www.gretchenbarron.typepad.com

Going with the Flow By Renee said...

Absolutely Adorable! You have such a vision for creations! I love this, Renee

Ida P. Krause said...

How cute is this - WAY CUTE!!! Love all the embossing, the snow, the popped up snowman. Just a lot of fun.

monikastamp said...

Very cute with the snow. I had thought about making a snow globe too but haven't tried it yet. I'm glad to see how cute it turned out.
Thank you for sharing!
Monika Davis
my blog: monikastamp.wordpress.com

Lisa said...

Love the way you used the treat cup as a shaker! Very clever!

Claudia said...

OH MY! How stinking cute is that?! I don't even know where to start in telling you what I like the most about this card. I LOVE the shaker and of course I think the shimmer paint was put to THE perfect use... I am heading back to craft table NOW!

Nikki Bond said...

Toooo cute! Fabulosu idea! {SMILES}

Nancy said...

Super, super cute! Soooo creative! You are the most fantabulous!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is darling Selene! What a delightful idea! Your card turned out beautifully! :D

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is darling Selene! What a delightful idea! Your card turned out beautifully! :D

Linda Monroe said...

I adore this card. What a great idea to make a snow globe with the treat cups. Very cute!

Kristen said...

Your card is so cute. Love it.

Basement Stamper said...

Wowzer!! What a fantastic card, I love the little snow shaker, very festive looking.

Anonymous said...

Selene, I have to see this card to understand the tricks. LOVE IT!! - Becky

Marcia P said...

very cool, love it!

:) Marcia P

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Too cute! Super idea for the treat cup!

Rachel Hope said...

Wonderful card! Love the little banner!

Shona said...

Love this idea for the sweet treat cups! Great job!

Connie Paxman said...

Yup meet the kemptons...Why could you not do a card with a family photo...you sprung an awesome idea.
Love the dry embossing also..makes for such a beautiful winter feeling.

tonistamps said...

Way too cool Selene! I love everything about this card. Your globe is awesome. :)

Tiffany Bauer said...

Your card is stinkin' cute!!!! I love it and you are soooo creative to use those cups like that!! I am sooo going to CASE this one girlfriend!!!

amycara said...

What's left to say that hasn't already been said? This is Fockin' Adorable, Selene! LOL!!

Deanna said...

I just love snowmen and snow globes and your card is so awesome. I know I can't top all the wonderful comments already left here so I will just say again.......thanks for sharing your beautiful card.

Tiffany said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card, Selene! It's gorgeous and I can't wait to try it out for myself:) Great job!

Karen Bernier said...

You have defintely outdone yourself with this one Selene!! It is way too cute for words. I just love the idea (and that stamp set)!! Do you think that would mail well??

Great Job!!!!

Karen

Cindy Major said...

WOOOW! This card looks fabulous!!! What a great way to use the cups! The card is beautiful!

Cindy

Barbara said...

Now this is just super! It almost has me wishing for the Christmas season.....but there I go, wishing my life away again! Really....this is a fabulous take on a basic, easy layout.

Sharon said...

I really love the creativity! Silly me was only thinking of putting candy in the cup. Thinking outside the box-LOVE IT

Krista Driessen said...

Amazing ! What a great idea to make a snow globe ! I really need these cups :-)

Kathy said...

What a great card!

Kathy

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Linda McClain said...

Oh my goodnesss gracious gravy. this is freakin' adorable. Yes, you will be CASED!