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The card I want to share with you today is a make-over based on THIS CARD which was created by Ashley Cannon Newell. You guys have heard me mention Ashely before – her blog is one of my favorites to visit - I typically stop by several times a week. I absolutely love her style and always get tons of ideas for projects.
Make-overs have always been one of my favorite things to do because it stretches my creativity and makes me look at my supplies in a whole new way. I also always get lots of neat card sketch ideas.
Here’s how I made today’s card:
Take a 4″ x 5 3/8″ piece of Pear Pizzaz CS and dry emboss it using your Big Shot and the Square Lattice embossing folder. The dry embossing will cause it to shrink so that you end up with a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece. Double check that measurement and trim it to that size if necessary (in case for whatever reason yours doesn’t shrink as much as mine did).
Cut a 1″ x 5 1/4″ strip of Greenhouse Gala DP in the Daffodil Damask pattern. Stick it to the textured Pear Pizzaz piece about 1″ in from the left edge of the CS, using SNAIL adhesive.
Cut a 3″ x 4 1/2″ piece of the Greenhouse Gala DP with the large yellow flowers. Center and stick it to the Pear Pizzaz CS with Snail adhesive.
Take a 42″ piece of linen thread and wrap it around the Pear Pizzaz CS three times. Make sure it is positioned over the 1″ DP strip. Start with about 5″ piece positioned 1 1/2″ below the top edge of the Pear Pizzaz CS. Hold it in place with your left hand as you wrap the thread down and around the CS. Continue wrapping the linen thread around the CS three times. Tie the ends of the linen thread in a knot, being sure to keep the thread taut.
Die cut the tag from the Table Setting Bigz XL die out of Pear Pizzaz CS.
Stamp the “for you” greeting along the bottom of the tag in Basic Black Classic ink. Use a Stamp-a-ma-jig if necessary.
Use your Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write markers to color the small flower image from the Friends Never Fade stamp set and stamp it onto a scrap of Whisper White CS. Color and stamp a second flower. Cut out the first flower completely and only the petals of the second flower.
Layer the petals of the second flower on top of the first flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Stick 6 small orange peel and stick rhinestones in the center of the flower.
Die cut a swirl out of Pear Pizzaz CS using the Swirls Scribbles die and your Big Shot. Sponge them with Old Olive Classic ink and wedge of stamping sponge.
Cut the main swirl apart and then stick the various pieces to the back of the flower with Snail adhesive.
Stick the flower to the tag, just above the greeting with mini glue dots.
Slide the ends of the linen thread up through the hole of the tag and tie the ends of the linen thread in a bow. Trim the ends if necesasary.
Stick the tag to the DP with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Center and stick the embossed & decorated Pear Pizzaz textured CS to a Whisper White card (created out of folding a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Whisper White CS in half). You’re done!
Welcome to Thursday Trend Watch. The trend we are looking at today is using twine (i.e. things like linen thread or hemp twine) to your projects. If you check out magazines and websites you’ll see it being used over and over again.
I must confess, it’s a good thing it’s not a stretch for me to use twine, and that I already had a pretty good idea of what I was planning to make for today’s post, because until 4:30 pm this afternoon (EST) I had actually forgotten all about my post! This morning I was helping out at the kid’s school (I’m class librarian for the Gr. 3 and Gr. 6 class) and then when I got home, I started browsing the web for info on Apple’s new ipad. Now I have to tell you, ever since it was first made public I’ve been drooling over it. This afternoon, over a quick cup of tea, I decided to do some research on it. Well my quick cup of tea lasted 3 hours which culminated in me taking the plunge and buying the ipad! I am so excited for it to arrive.
Anyways, what does this have to do with today’s post? Well, I was shopping when I should have been stamping. As a result I had to rush through my card which is why I ended up grabbing some foam sticker letters from my stash rather than die cutting them out of White Fun Foam with my Big Shot and Timeless Type Junior alphabet die. Yup! I took a short cut *LOL*. Now looking at the card, I can see that the “S” is a bit off kilter – I did go back and fix that, but don’t have the time to take and edit another picture, as my husband is headed out to a school board meeting and I’m on my own with the kids tonight.
You can download the pdf handout HERE. The handout includes directions, dimensions and full supply list.
Stamps: Sweet Scoops
Ink: Creamy Caramel Classic ink, Pretty in Pink Classic ink, Regal Rose Classic ink
Paper: Pixie Pink textured CS, Pumpkin Pie CS, Whisper White CS, Petal Party Simply Scrappin’ Kit
Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals, bone folder, Linen Thread, paper snips, Scallop Trim Border punch, Sherbet buttons, Snail adhesive, VersaMark pad, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, heat tool, mini glue dots; Non-SU: foam sticker letters
Happy Friday everyone! Today I wanted to share with you a card I made for the Embellish Magazine Color Challenge. I stumbled upon Embellish Magazine one day when I was blog hopping, and immediately fell in love. Remember last Thursday when I was talking about ways to keep up on trends? Well I’ve added the Embellish Magazine to my arsenal.
You can read all about the details of this challenge HERE. As part of the challenge you had to use the colors shown in the Polaroid swatches, and you had to incorporate some form of embossing whether heat embossing or dry embossing.
When I created my card I decided to kill two birds with one stone. I decided to make a card for my youngest son’s birthday (he’ll be turning two in July), while following along with the challenge. I did use all four colors for my card, but also added in orange. As the challenge didn’t say anything about not adding in extra colors I figured it should be okay. The other thing is that it also didn’t say anything about using the exact same shades they did, so hopefully that’s okay too. For the embossing, I dry embossed the card front with the Polka Dot Textured Impressions folder and I used heat embossing with craft ink, heat & stick powder, and aqua glitter on the chipboard number.
You can download a pdf handout for this card HERE. The handout gives you a full supply list, dimensions and written directions on how this card was made.
Well I hope you enjoyed today’s card. And now, as promised, I’m announcing some Secret Comment Patrol winners. If you’re new to my blog you may be wondering what the Secret Comment Patrol is. It’s our way of saying thank you to those of you that not only stop by the blog for a visit, but take the time to leave a comment. On the last Friday of the month we are going to pick 2 names from those that have left comments the preceding month. If your name is picked you get to pick a digital product of your choice from the Sunny Stampin’ Store. What that means is that the more often you comment the more likely you are to win. Soph and I read each and every comment, so when we see the same name in the comment section of each post, you can bet you’ll be seeing that name announced as a winner.
Drumroll please……..and the winners are:
1. Alita Long
April 30th, 2010 at 4:00 am
Hi Andrea and Sophia!
Wow – this is one LOVELY Box!
Thank you for sharing.
2. Isabel Z
April 28th, 2010 at 11:27 pm
This is stunning. The attention to detail is fabulous.
3. Stephanie Pézolet
April 27th, 2010 at 11:15 am
What an inspiring picture! You created a fantastic card. TFS!
4. Roberta Smith
April 27th, 2010 at 12:05 pm
Very pretty card! I have this DSP but haven’t quite figured out how to use it. It is very bright and busy. This is a great way to tone it down. Thanks for the inspiration!
April 22nd, 2010 at 11:03 pm
How cool! I will DEFINITELY check out that website – gotta stay current
To claim your prize please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line please put “Secret Comment Patrol Winner”. In the body of the email please let me know what you would like as your prize. Remember, you can pick any digital product from the Sunny Stampin’ Store or a registration to an online class.
Have a great weekend!
All Supplies are Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted. The * denotes retired items, however they can be substituted with Old Olive products.
Stamps: Look Who’s Turning, Animal Stories, Hoppy for You
Ink: Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Tempting Turquoise, Kiwi Kiss*, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo Classic inks, Tempting Turquoise Craft ink
Paper: Whisper White CS, Tempting Turquoise CS, Pumpkin Pie CS, Melon Mambo CS, Kiwi Kiss CS*
Accessories: Snail adhesive, Dotto adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, paper snips, Stamping Sponges, Big Shot, Polka Dot Textured Impressions folder, Heat tool, Heat & Stick powder, Fine Supernova glitter, Polka Dot Melon Mambo & Crushed Curry ribbon, ¼” Tempting Turquoise & Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain ribbon, Kiwi Kiss Striped ribbon*, Kiwi Kiss Corduroy Buttons*, On Board Lots of Letters