Anna's Creative Space

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Hello!  It's Anna from Scrappenings here to debut my birthday card/calendar for Scrapbook Place's very first  Blog Hop.  If  you've just come from Leti's Blog, you're in the right place.  After you're done visiting my little corner of the blogosphere, Please hop over my friend Teresa to see her beautiful creations. 

White cardboard double CD sleeve
Stampin'Up! Cardstock:
   Crumb Cake
   Pretty in Pink
   Regal Rose
   Chocolate Chip
   Riding Hood Red
   Whisper White
Stampin'Up! Ink Pads:
  Crumb Cake
  Pretty In Pink
  Regal Rose
  Red Riding Hood
  Chocolate Chip
Stampin'Up! Punches:
   Modern Label XL (#119849)
   Build-A-Cupcake (#121807 Sale-A-Bration)
   1/2" Circle (#119869)
Stampin'Up! Stamp Sets:
   Create A Cupcake (#121982 Sale-A-Bration)
   Full Calendar (#114966)
Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip marker
Marvy paper crimper
Chunky red glitter
2 pieces of 1-1/4" wide striped grossgrain ribbon, each 2-1/2" long
2 pieces of 5/8" wide pink satin ribbon, each 11" long
1 piece of 1/8" wide dark brown satin ribbon, 3/4" long
Stampin'Up! Mini Vintage Tags (#118763)


COVER:  Cut and past a 5" x 5" piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock onto the front of the CD sleeve.  I cut & inked the frosting and base of the cupcake, ran the base through a crimper, glued chunky glitter onto the cherry, and added a small dark piece of ribbon to the top for a stem.  I popped all the pieces off the cover with pop dots.

INTERIOR TOP:  I cut a piece of Regal Rose cardstock to fit the sleeve part of the top right.  I punched the frosting & base of the cupcake out with the Build A Cupcake punch, ran the base through the crimper and popped it off the page with pop dots.  I stamped a few images using elements from the Create a Cupcake stamp set.  The card that pulls out from the left was made with Pretty In Pink cardstock and the Round Tab punch

INTERIOR BOTTOM:  The bottom part is made from 2 scored pull-out pages.  Cut 2 pieces of Pretty In Pink cardstock 4-1/4" x 11" long.  Score each piece at 2-1/2", 5", 7-1/2", 10" and fold like an accordion.  There will be 4 sections for each side (only 3 are pictured).  Glue an inch of the 5/8" wide pink satin ribbon on the left side of the CD sleeve in the center, and repeat with the 2nd piece for the right side. Paste the short end of each of the accordion pieces over the ribbons, flush with their respective edges and bottom of the CD sleeve, so that the accordion part being glued down folds inward.  Cut (16) 2-1/4" x 4" pieces of white cardstock.  Stamp the months of the year on 12 of them using the Full Calendar stamp set, then draw lines & decorate the edges with brown marker.  Stamp the other 4 pieces of white card stock using elements from the Create a Cupcake stamp set.  Fold the stripped ribbon in half and past it to the edge of the 2nd section of each accordion, then paste down all 16 white card stock pieces onto the accordion sections.  The order of the months should be:  (LEFT SIDE) Jan/decorated piece/Feb/Mar.  (RIGHT SIDE) Apr/May/decorated piece/Jun.  Turn the whole project over and paste the months in this order:  (LEFT SIDE) Jul/decorated piece/Aug/Sep (Jul should be on the opposite side of Jun).  (RIGHT SIDE) Oct/Nov/decorated piece/Dec (Dec should be on the opposite side of Jan).   Cut a 5" x 5" piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock and paste it on the CD base so that it covers the short piece of both accordions on either side.  Cut a 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock and past it down in the center of the Chocolate Chip cardstock.  Decorate with cupcake stamps, candles, cherry, and sentiment.  Punch a cupcake base out of the Crumb Cake cardstock and run it through the crimper for the center cupcake.

PULL OUT CARDS:  Cut 2 pieces of Pretty In Pink cardstock 4-1/4" x 4-1/2".  Using the Round Tab punch, punch 1 piece from the Riding Hood Red paper & 1 piece from the Regal Rose paper, fold the tabs over in the center, and glue 1 tab to each card, centered and flush over both sides of the card.  These cards can be used for a handwritten birthday greeting to the recipient, or left blank.  Stamp a small cherry using the Riding Hood Red ink, then punch it out with the 1/2" circle punch, adhere to the Vintage Tag with a pop dot and attach the tag's string to one of the pink satin ribbons.  Tuck the loose cards into the interior pockets, fold up the accordions, and tie the pink satin ribbons around the front cover to close the calendar.  Viola!  A card and small gift calendar in one!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

Many Happy Scrappenings,


Anna  (you are here)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow In California!

Here are the pictures we took Jan 2nd during the brief but glorious snowfall in normally sunny Southern California.  The kids and hubby built 2 mini snowmen, and we were deliriously happy with the gentle dusting of snowfall we received throughout the day.  What a new year's gift!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My First Blog!

Thanks to a little creative push by my friends at, I've created my first blog!  They're a talented group of women who have inspired me to push my creative boundaries and try new things.  So in the spirit of stretching myself creatively, here is my fledgling blog.  Any suggestions to give it some pizzaz would be greatly appreciated by this novice blogger. 

Many happy scrappenings!