Monday, July 9, 2012

A scrappy little card

Hi stamping friends!

I am very honored to participate on the Kricut Krazy design team!

As some of you may know I have been a Stampin’ Up demonstrator since October 2010. I attended my first Stampin Up (SU) workshop in 1996. Most of what I saw at that first show is long forgotten. But I still remember exactly what I purchased, though, and why. My first SU purchase was stamp for a wheel and an ink cartridge for the wheel handle that had both purple and blue inks; being the crafting packrat that I am I believe I still own both! That long ago demonstrator showed how you could easily stamp the edges of tissue paper using the stamping wheel. I bought a wheel with a pansy design because I thought of how cool my gift bags would look with tissue paper stamped with two-toned pansies. Even then I wanted to share my stamping projects!

Over the years I have become more and more enthusiastic about stamping---and now I can honestly say most of my thoughts are stamping related. I have so much fun stamping and sharing my creations that I want everyone to have the same fun! 

I made the birthday card below as a sample for my 3 for $5 class I taught last Tuesday; I'm sharing the ingredients and recipe with you today. I'm calling it a scrappy card because it uses many scrap pieces of cardstock. I hope you like it! Please contact me if you have any questions. This card uses tone-on-tone white cardstock embossed with SU’s vintage wallpaper embossing folder and a splash of Melon Mambo color.

Whisper White 8.5 x 5.5 ", 4.75 x 3.3.75" scraps for flower, 1" circle, word window punch
Melon Mambo 4.25x .75", scrap for modern label punch

  1. Emboss the 4.75 x 3.375" white cs with the vintage wallpaper embossing folder. Cut it into 3 pieces, each 4 3/4" by 3 1/8"; to keep the order correct on the back of each, mark the pieces 1, 2, and 3. Round the corners on each piece.
  2. Attach the pieces to the white cs base in 1, 2, 3 order, centering top and bottom with about 1/16" between the pieces. 
  3. Using the ribbon lace border punch punch the 4.25x .75" piece of melon mambo cs. Attach to the card base. 
  4. Stamp a flower from mixed bunch set with melon mambo ink on a scrap piece of white cardstock (cs); punch out using the blossom punch. Using a bone folder curl the petals back.
  5. Stamp a flower center from Mixed Bunch stamp set with daffodil delight ink on another piece of whisper white cs; punch out with 1" circle punch. Attach with a dimensional to the center of the flower punched out above then attach to the card base with another dimensional.
  6. Stamp happy birthday from the Easy Events set in melon mambo ink on a scrap piece of whisper white cs; punch out just the birthday greeting using the word window punch.
  7. Punch a modern label using a scrap piece of melon mambo cs. Attach the happy birthday word window punch on top of the modern label punch. Attach to the card base with dimensionals.

Stamping is fun!

Terri Stewart

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