Welcome to Day One of Avery Elle Week on the Ellen Hutson blog! We have a ton of fun and inspiration planned for you! Each day a Designer will be featuring Avery Elle products sprinkled with Essentials by Ellen goodies. Let’s get started with Amy Tsuruta!
I couldn’t wait to challenge myself for this week’s projects. I’m featuring the Avery Elle – Layered Cupcake set. I don’t dabble too much in the layering sets but I knew I wanted to give the Layered Cupcake set a go. Here’s how I was inspired:
I had so much fun designing these two projects. I wanted to create a playful version and a graphic version. Each of the cupcakes uses the same ink colors. Let’s chat about the You’re Sweet card first:
The frosting uses the following ink colors by Catherine Pooler:
All That Jazz
The cupcake is Sand Castle.
The cupcake liner consists of:
It’s A Girl
TIP: Using the same ink colors for two different projects takes the guess work out of the designing process.
Do you recognize that sweet bunny? It’s from the Summer of Stamping – Camp Wanna Stamp set. I also used the Essentials by Ellen – Essential Rectangles along with the Essential Rectangles for Stitching.
TIP: Avery Elle’s Peek a Boo Pals collection can be added to any project.
For my next card I went for more of a graphic look.
I flipflopped the color for the cupcake and used the pinks for the frosting and the blues for the cupcake liner. I stamped the sentiment from the Essentials by Ellen – Cake set and used the Essentials Circles to cut it out. I then smooshed the Minted pad on top of it to color what was originally white cardstock. Originally I stared at the sentiment circle and white A2 panel and rectangles from the Essentials Rectangles. It looked so plain so I added the strips of cardstock:
Concord & 9th – Ballet Slipper
Concord & 9th – Honeysuckle
TIP: Add cardstock strips for pops of color to your card design.
Do you see what else I added?
I added an A2 Piercing Plate panel that I cut on the diagonal. Just a couple of different but very postal friendly elements to add more interest to the overall card design.
TIP: The A2 Piercing Plate adds great texture to a design.
Remember that we’re celebrating Avery Elle Week through Friday! Here’s an extra treat:
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