Card In A Box for Teens

It’s occurred to me that while I’ve made a bunch of these “Card In A Box” cards, I haven’t shared any with you!  Ahhh! I hope I’m forgiven.  So here’s one I made recently for one of my sons.  I usually make a ‘fandom’ card for him based on some TV show or video game that he enjoys but this year he said he would be happy with a ‘regular card’. I was really pleased with how this turned out and loved the smile on my son’s face when he pulled this card out of the envelope and it popped up right into this cool box. Credit goes to my friend Monica Gale in the UK.  I used her video to make this card in a box and then decorated it to suit the look I was going for.  Click here to see Monica’s video and make sure you take time to look around her blog while you’re there, her work is absolutely amazing.

Stampin' Up! Card In A Box for Teens

I will say that the first time I made a Card In A Box I found it was a bit of a learning curve, but that’s because I tend to make regular cards more than anything.  Once you’ve made one though, then it’s easy to see how it all works and they become pretty fast to make.  The decorating part takes the longest for me, so you’ll want to have some sort of idea of what bits and pieces you’d like to add to your card. Here’s a view of some of the “bits and pieces” I’ve used.

Side view of Card in a Box

And a view of the other side.  A little Card In A Box tip for you:  When you’re punching out shapes or die cutting bits of cardstock, etc, make some extras and keep them in a little container on your desk.  This will make it so much quicker next time you want to make a card in a box as you can dip into your stash of embellishments to add to your card.  A tackle box with some stars, “Happy Birthday” images, letters and numbers will make it quick and fun to create future Card In A Box birthday cards.

By the way, if you’re wondering how I got those silver stars – I just stamped the stars from the Simply Stars stamp set on the back of my Silver Glimmer Paper then cut them out.

Right view of card in a box

I know I’ve used a tonne of products and stamps and stuff on this card but it gives you an idea of some things that you can use on your own cards which you might already have.  Or maybe you might see something there that you know is going to be versatile for you.

If you have any questions about how I made the card or products I’ve used, or if you wish to purchase any Stampin’ Up! products, please feel free to email meOr you can just click the button below to shop now 24/7.

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And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:

Rubber Stamps: Simply Stars (Woodmount: 130889) (Clearmount: 130892); Memorable Moments – numbers (Woodmount: 132039) (Clearmount: 126682); Starburst Sayings (Woodmount: 133182) (Clearmount: 133185); Perfect Pennants (Woodmount: 133227) (Clearmount: 133230)

Inkpads/Markers: Coastal Cabana inkpad (131175); Tangerine Tango (126946)

Cardstock & Paper: Chocolate Chip (108599); Retro Fresh patterned paper (132993); Retro Fresh Designer Journaling Tags (133526); Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)

Tools: Big Shot  (113439); Starburst Framelit Dies (132967); On Film Framelit Dies – arrow (132969); Magnetic Plate (130658) for the Big Shot is optional but super handy when using Framelits; Simply Scored (122334)

AccessoriesHung Up Cute Clips – arrow (129389); Candy Dots Brights (130931); Basic Metal Buttons (133319); Essential Wooden Elements (132258)

AdhesivesSNAIL, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Vellum Flower Birthday Card

Who said that scrapbooking papers with large patterns can’t be used on cards?  Actually I’ve had a number of people tell me this but I think it can definitely be done.  In this card I’ve used a patterned paper with large flowers as only a border for my card and I think it works well.

Vellum Flower Birthday Card

Here’s a closeup of the flower I made for the card.  It’s so super quick and easy to make it’s crazy.  Keep reading for the instructions.

Stampin' Up! vellum flower

To create this card I started with my base cardstock which I folded in half and then worked my way up.  Here’s the step-by-step instructions:

1.  Cut a piece of Watercolour Wonder patterned paper to fit the top of your folded card (making it a little smaller so you can see your base card underneath).

2.  Cut a Watercolour Wonder Designer Notecard in half (these are actual notecards made of watercolour paper), and use this as your centrepiece.

3.  Cut a piece of Gold Fancy Foil Vellum to the exact size of your Watercolour Wonder Notecard and attach that to the notecard using glue dots placed under some of the gold dots to hide the glue.

4.  Adhere your centrepiece to a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock cut a little larger than your centerpiece.  (yes, this is how I work – I don’t measure, I just cut cardstock a little smaller or bigger depending on how I’m layering).

5.  Tie some Gold Bakers Twine twice around the bottom of the card.

6.  Stamp your birthday greeting in Pistachio Pudding ink onto some scrap white cardstock and then put it through the Big Shot with an oval framelit which is a little larger than your greeting.  If you wish, you can use Stampin’ Up!’s Wide Oval Punch for this instead.  It’s a slightly different oval but will also work.  Use the brush end of the Pistachio Pudding marker and run it around the edge of the die-cut oval to give it a nice finish.

7. Die-cut another two ovals using Gold Foil cardstock and adhere them under your greeting – slightly to the top and bottom to give you a little bit of a border.  Adhere this to your card as shown in the photo, using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

8.  Now for the flower!  Punch out 6 flowers using Stampin’ Up!’s Blossom Punch and Gold Foil Vellum.  Wet the flowers (you can spritz them with a little water or as I did, put them under the tap with the water running gently).  Scrunch up each flower, open it up then leave to dry (this doesn’t take long).

9.  After the flowers have dried you can add some glitter to them if you like.  I’ve tried this in three ways: To do this neatly, you can either draw a fine line around each flower with some Crystal Effects then dip the flowers into the glitter.  Or to save time, and if you’re not wanting a precise finish, you can do what I did which is to assemble your flower first by placing each piece on top of each other, piercing a hole in the middle and inserting the brad then dip the edges of the flower into a pool of Crystal Effects (moving the flower around to get all the different areas), then dip it into the glitter.  Alternatively you can run a little glitter glue (Dazzling Details) around the edges of the flower.  I prefer to use a little glue then dip into the glitter to get more of a fine glitter look.

10.  Once your flower is done and the glue/glitter has dried, you can attach it to the front of your card using Sticky Strip (Crystal Effects would also work as it is a glue).  Layer your whole centrepiece onto the base card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

If you have any questions about how I made the card or products I’ve used, or if you wish to purchase any Stampin’ Up! products, please feel free to email meOr you can just click the button below to shop now 24/7.

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And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:

Rubber Stamps: Bring On The Cake (Clearmount: 121958) (Woodmount: 128490).
Inkpads/Markers: Pistachio Pudding inkpad (131177), Pistachio Pudding marker (131260)
Cardstock & Paper: Whisper White (106549), Watercolour Wonder Notecards (133362), Watercolour Wonder patterned paper (132994), Gold Foil Vellum (133363), Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock (131303), Pistachio Pudding cardstock (131299)
Tools: Blossom Punch (125603), Big Shot (113439), Ovals Collection (129381), Magnetic Plate (130658) for the Big Shot is optional but super handy when using Framelits.  Paper piercer (126189)
AccessoriesGold Baker’s Twine (132975), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023), Antique Brad (117273)
AdhesivesSNAIL, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, Crystal Effects

One last thing!  It’s Sale-a-bration time right now.  Which means you receive a free product with every $90 purchase.  Click on the image below to see the Sale-a-bration brochure or email me if you’d like a copy in the mail.

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration

 

 

Upsy Daisy Pushing Daisies!

I know… strange title for a blog post, but that’s what’s happening… Upsy Daisy is retiring from the Stampin’ Up! catalogue.  I’ve probably mentioned it before, but this is one stamp set that I’ve always recommended to people when they’ve wanted something ‘versatile & economical’ but weren’t sure what to get.  The reason I always recommend Upsy Daisy is because the daisy image lends itself to so many different techniques so it’s a lot of fun to use.

Anyway, on with the card!

The technique I’ve used here is called ‘Shadow Stamping’.  I’ve stamped the daisies in Crumb Cake (aka Kraft) and then stamped them again over the top but slightly to the right, and a little higher, with Not Quite Navy ink.  To do this I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig (stamp positioner) which makes it super easy because you can see exactly where you’re stamping.

The other technique I’ve used is on the ribbon… I cut off the edges of the ribbon then pulled the fibers to create a fringed edge.  I then tied the bottom of the ribbon with some Hemp Twine.

By the way, the ‘Thank You’ greeting is from a stamp in the same set but the full stamp says “Thank You for your friendship”.  I just inked up the “Thank You” part on it’s own for this card.  You can do this by either using a marker to just ink up part of the stamp – or you can put some masking tape over the part you don’t want ink on, ink the whole stamp, remove the masking tape and stamp onto your card.

By the way, before I go… scroll to the bottom of this post to see which Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products have already sold out.

If you have any questions about the card or products I’ve used, or if you wish to purchase any Stampin’ Up! products, please feel free to email me.

And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:

Rubber Stamps:
Upsy Daisy (retiring 31st August 2012)

Cardstock & Paper:
Whisper White cardstock
Crumb Cake Textured cardstock
Not Quite Navy cardstock
Mocha Morning designer series paper (retiring 31st August 2012)

Inkpads/Markers/Paint:
Not Quite Navy inkpad
Not Quite Navy marker (optional)
Crumb Cake (aka Kraft) inkpad

Tools:
Modern Label Punch

Accessories
:
Not Quite Navy Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (retiring 31st August 2012)
Hemp Twine

Adhesives:
SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals (foam dots)

 

Update: Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products Already Sold Out

Peach Parfait ink refill
Dotto refill
Concord Crush ink refill
Crimper
More Mustard Marker
3/16″ Gold Brads
Pear Pizzazz ink refill

Monogram Card

I’m cheating a little today and showing you a card that I made a little while ago.  I was going through my photos and found it so I thought I’d share it.

I kept the main part of the card very simple because the middle part is quite fancy. The patterned paper has been sponged around the edges with Crumb Cake ink.  The flourish frame is actually patterned paper from the same patterned paper pack as the ‘chicken wire’ paper (Beau Chateau) and I cut that out with some small scissors.

The oval in the centre is vanilla cardstock which I die-cut with the Big Shot and I then stamped the Fine Flourish stamp with Pink Pirouette onto it.  I then stamped the ‘S’ over the top of it with Marina Mist ink.  Here’s how to do the ‘frilly lace ribbon’ around the oval: put Sticky Strip (very very strong double-sided tape) around the edges of the back of the oval then stick one end of the lace ribbon down and keep gathering the ribbon while pressing it down onto the tape.  This is way way easier than it sounds and you don’t have to be perfect with it, it just turns out great anyway.  The finishing touch was to press down some self-adhesive pearls around the perimeter of the oval.  That was super easy too because the pack of pearls come with a few strips of joined pearls so you can just pick up a strip and stick it down.  Of course if you want to use them separately you want too by snipping each one off.

I hope you like this idea for a monogram card.  You can use it as a birthday card or thank you or whatever you like – just add your sentiment to the inside :D

If you have any questions about the card or products I’ve used, or if you wish to purchase any Stampin’ Up! products, please feel free to email me.

And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:

Rubber Stamps:
Lovely Letters (the ‘S’ monogram)
Fine Flourish (stamped lightly under the ‘S’)

Cardstock & Paper:
Early Espresso cardstock
Soft Suede cardstock
Very Vanilla cardstock
Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper

Inkpads/Markers/Paint:
Pink Pirouette (the flourish stamped under the ‘S’)
Marina Mist (the ‘S’)
Crumb Cake (aka Kraft) inkpad (for sponging)

Tools:
Big Shot
Ovals Die

Accessories:
Chantilly Lace Trim
Basic Pearls
Crumb Cake (aka Kraft) Seam Binding

Adhesives:
SNAIL
Sticky Strip
Stampin’ Dimensionals (foam dots)

 

Stamping on Patterned Paper

There’s a technique I quite enjoy doing and that’s stamping onto patterned paper.  I love silhouette stamps because I find them really versatile and this is just one technique that I like doing with them.  If you have any silhouette stamps give it a go :D

It’s so easy, I just stamped straight onto the patterned paper with black ink.

Technique Tip: If stamping in black is a bit stark for you, you might want to try a really dark brown like Early Espresso or a dark blue like Night of Navy for a bit of a change.

The rest of the card is quite self-explanatory so no long jibber-jabber post from me today. ;)

If you have any questions about how I made this card or wish to purchase any Stampin’ Up! products, please feel free to email me.

And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:

Rubber Stamps:
Forever Young

Cardstock & Paper:
Basic Black cardstock
Timeless Portrait Patterned Paper (this paper coordinates with the Forever Young stamp set)
Beau Chateau Patterned Paper (the blue background paper)

Inkpads/Markers/Paint:
Basic Black

Accessories:
Victoria Crochet Trim
Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon
Antique Brads (I used the largest one in the pack)

Adhesives:
SNAIL adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals (foam dots)

Ice Cream Birthday Card

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Here’s a move away from the usual flowers and butterflies on birthday cards (yes, my regular blog readers breathe a sign of relief).  How fun is this birthday card? I think the ice cream and sundaes would be great for a  birthday card of all ages.

The main image was done with the ‘direct to rubber’ technique which is simply to colour directly onto the rubber stamp with markers then stamp onto the cardstock.  This gives the mutli-colour image.  The background was created with the Diagonal Plate which is an accessory to Stampin’ Up!’s Score Board – some quick diagonal scoring was done to go with the waffle cone on the ice cream.

If you do like the patterned paper and Jelly Bean brads I’ve used here then you’ll want to hurry and order these as they’re going to be retiring in just over 2 weeks on the 31st of July 2012.

If you have any questions about how I made this card or wish to purchase any Stampin’ Up! products, please feel free to email me.

And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:

Rubber Stamps:
Mouthwatering
Crazy for Cupcakes (birthday greeting)

Cardstock & Paper:
Pool Party cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Lucky Limeade cardstock
Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper

Inkpads/Markers/Paint:
Soft Suede marker
Pool Party marker
Calypso Coral marker
Lucky Limeade marker

Tools:
Simply Scored Scoring Tool with Diagonal Board attachment
Modern Label Punch
Large Oval Punch

Accessories:
Jelly Bean Brads
Basic Jewels

Adhesives:
SNAIL adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals (foam dots)

Balloon Happy Birthday Card

This card is so out of my comfort zone and not my usual style but I thought I should post it because it just might be something that is right for someone else or you might get some inspiration from the technique I’ve used.

The technique I’ve used for this card is called “starburst”.  There’s a couple different ways of doing it but the one that I used is to just get a piece of white cardstock and use a ruler and pencil to draw some diagonal lines that meet to a point in at the bottom centre of the cardstock.  I did mine without any measurements, just eyeballing the distance to the next line (the last rays on the left and right were a little wide for me in the end so I just added some corners). I then placed some strips of coordinating paper on top (starting from the middle) and marked them with a pencil so I’d know where to cut.  Note that I did cut them longer then glued them down with a glue pen, this gave me some ‘wiggle room’ to move the paper around until I was happy with the placement.  After they were glued down I just turned the card over and from the back trimmed all the excess patterned paper off.

Another way of doing this is by taking strips of paper that are about an 1.5″ wide and a bit longer than your cardstock and cut the strips diagonally from one corner to the other to give you the triangle shapes which you can glue down onto your card.  The middle piece of course you could need to cut diagonally from the left and right to meet in the middle.  I might try it that way next time.

Once that was done I layered my centrepiece onto a piece of yellow cardstock to frame it and then layered onto a folded piece of navy cardstock.  The hot air balloons were stamped and cut out then mounted with dimensionals (foam dots).  At the bottom of the card I used a piece of yellow cardstock that I punched out with a circle punch (either cut in half or just punch half out) to make the card look more like a sun with sunrays.

Well there’s a card to brighten up a cold wintery Sydney day!

If you have any questions about how I made this card please feel free to email me.

And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:

Rubber Stamps:
Up Up & Away

Cardstock & Paper:
Whisper White cardstock
Daffodil Delight cardstock
Night of Navy cardstock
Designer Series Paper Stack (Brights)
Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper

Inkpads/Markers/Paint:
Night of Navy inkpad

Tools:
2 1/2″Circle Punch
1 3/4″ Circle Punch

Accessories:
Daffodil Delight ribbon

Adhesives:
SNAIL adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals (foam dots)

How To Make an Origami Tie

Okay I’m back with instructions on how to make the tie on my Fifty Shades of Grey card.   Of course you can make the tie in any size as long as you start with a square.  I probably wouldn’t go smaller than the one I made unless you’re using very thin paper like Origami paper.  Since I’ve used double-sided patterned paper I kept my square to 4″ x 4″ and found that fits fine on a regular A5 (folded) card.

Just a note: this is a lot easier to make than it looks.  The first time may take a little while as you wrap your head around how it works but then you can whip these up in just a minute and without instructions after you’ve made a couple.

So here we go.

Step 1.  Cut a piece of paper to 4″ x 4″ and mark the centre by using a ruler on the diagonal, make a pen mark, turn your ruler to the other side on the diagonal and make a pen mark which will give you the centre (I’m not actually measuring here but using the ruler just to go from corner to corner).  You can see what a genius I am here because I actually made the mark on the ‘right’ side of the patterned paper, LOL.  You’re going to want to mark the paper on the back, not the front!

Step 2.  Fold two corners to meet in the middle.  Either corners but if your patterned paper goes in a particular direction then take note and keep your pattern vertical and fold the left and right sides in as shown in the photo above.

     

Step 3.  Take one side of the paper (either left or right) and fold over it so that it meets the middle point.  Then do the same for the other side.  In the first photo above you can see I’ve taken the paper from the right and folded it over to meet the middle.  Then the second photo shows that I’ve folded the left side over to meet the middle too.

       
Step 4.  Fold the top point down to make a flat top.  When you turn your tie over to the front it will look like the photo on the right.  Ignore the crooked top! it’s actually straight but my dodgy photography is showing it slanted.

Step 5.  With the tie facing to the front, fold the top half down.  I folded it at 1″ but it depends on how big or small you want the ‘knot’ on your tie.  So you can adjust that on other ties if you want to experiment.

Step 6.  Fold the top of the tie back up but making a crease about a quarter of the way up so that you’re only folding 3/4 of the top.  You can see in the photo that the original fold is still there – you’re only folding the top part back up.

This is what the tie will look like when you flip it over to the back.

  

Step 7.  With the back of the tie facing you, fold the one corner of the top over.  I folded it at about 1/3 of an inch in at the top, and the bottom corner down the length of the tie is 1″ down.  I’ve also used a Bone Folder to help me as my patterned paper is thick so I need something to help me flatten it but still keep it neat.  Then do the same thing on the other side as shown in the second photo.

 

Step 8.  Almost done!  With your finger, hold down the bottom part of the fold and then with your other hand pull the top part open.  You can see at the top right hand side of the first photo the tie is open while on the left it’s still closed.  The second photo shows you both sides open at the top.

Turn it over and… Woohoo and you’re done! :D

I hope those instructions were easy enough to follow.  If you have any questions please just ask!

Purple, purple and more purple

I don’t know what it is with purple but I very very rarely make purple cards.  I love the colour though!  I have loads of purple clothes, purple eyeshadows, purple jewellry, but for the life of me I can’t get comfortable making purple cards, not unless it I use it as an accent or secondary colour mixed with blues or greens.  Is it just me, or do you also have a colour that you just can’t craft with?

So I don’t know what possessed me to make a purple card today other than the fact that I really wanted to use this flower stamp but I didn’t want to go the traditional ‘pink/red’ with it and then next thing I knew I was adding a purple ribbon and brad.

This card started with the idea that I wanted to stamp and colour the flower then cover it with glitter.  Actually, it’s too bad that our computers don’t have ‘smell-o-vision’ because the glitter actually smells of cherries :D.  Sounds weird since it’s a flower image, but it seems to work well.  You’re probably wondering how on earth I’ve managed to make glitter smell of cherries?  Instead of using a glittered embossing powder, I’ve used a Cherry Scented clear embossing powder and mixed it with some Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  This technique is easy, just follow these few steps:

1. Mix a little scented embossing powder with some glitter into a separate container (label it so you know what it is next time)

2. Stamp your flower image and colour it in

3. Press your Versamark inkpad all over the stamped cardstock

4. Pour the scented embossing powder/glitter mixture over the top.  Pour the excess powder back into it’s container.

5.  Heat your image with a heat gun until all your embossed glitter has melted onto the cardstock

More embossed glitter ideas: This technique is pretty versatile because you can also use it over patterned paper (just cut out a section that you like).  You can do the same technique over chipboard – plain chipboard or inked up or chipboard that you’ve covered with patterned paper.  Try it over shapes that you’ve punched out of plain cardstock – stars would look great for this, especially on birthday cards.  Snowflakes punched/die-cut out white cardstock cardstock look fabulous glittered up too for Christmas cards.

Well there’s my one purple card for the year, LOL.  I think I like it despite my ‘issue’ with purple cards.

And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:

By the way – the flower stamp is from the Reason to Smile stamp set which is available only in June 2012 – you can actually get this stamp set for free with any order $125 or over so email me asap if you’d like this stamp set.

Rubber Stamps:
Reason To Smile (only available until 31st June 2012)
Teeny Tiny Sentiments (‘for you’ sentiment)

Cardstock & Paper:
Concord Crush cardstock
Wisteria Wonder cardstock
Designer Series Paper Stack – InColors (Wisteria Wonder)
Whisper White cardstock (to stamp on)
Shimmer cardstock (the one I’ve embossed with dots)

Inkpads/Markers:
Concord Crush Inkpad
Marina Mist inkpad (used to colour in the flower)
Wild Wasabi marker (just the fine tip to colour in the flower stem)

Tools:
Big Shot Die Cutter
Edgelits (die to cut curved edges)
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Word Window Punch
Modern Label Punch

Accessories:
Basic Pearls (self adhesive pearls)
Ruffled Ribbon (Wisteria Wonder)
Designer Printed Brads (Wisteria Wonder)

Fresh Vintage

So I’ve finally gotten over my issues with cutting into beautiful patterned paper only to now come up with the fear of running out of said beautiful paper.  Aaaahhh!  Can anyone relate?  The paper I’ve used here for this card was actually free (yes, you can get it free too, more info later) and so I’m thinking I’ll need to hoard several packets of it just so that I don’t run out too quick.

Have you ever had a little papercraft issue then solved it with a happy ending?  I did with this card.  I decided to stamp the main image using the same colours of the patterned paper (Lucky Limeade & Baja Breeze) but for the life of me I couldn’t find my Lucky Limeade marker.  What to do?  Easy, ink up the image with an inkpad (that I could find!) and then pick off the colour from the areas I wanted to colour blue with a blender pen, then colour those areas with my Baja Breeze marker.  In this case I decided I wanted the colouring a little more ‘blended’ so while I wiped off the green from the flowers with my blender pen, I didn’t do it so well that there was no colour at all – that way when I went over the flowers with the Baja Breeze marker, it came out a little mixed and looking like batik.

Technique Tip: picking off a colour with a blender pen to re-colour is great to do multi-colour stamping, but if you’re using a darker colour you don’t need to clean off the ink, simply go over the top of a light ink with your dark marker and it will cover it fine without messing up your marker.  You’ll want to make sure though that there is a significant difference between your shades.  I’ve done this very successfully with Stampin’ Up!’s Pool Party inkpad and Island Indigo markers.

So back to the free part… the patterned paper I’ve used here along with the stamp (which is part of the Fresh Vintage stamp set) is our of the new Sale-a-bration promotion which begins in Australia tomorrow.  More details tomorrow but the short story is that for every $100 purchased from Stampin’ Up! you can choose one Sale-a-bration product free.  In previous years we’ve only had stamps, this time there’s also patterned paper and a brad/ribbon pack available!

Inspiration strikes from anywhere!  Just jumping back in to edit this post… I forgot to add a photo of my inspiration for the layout of this card.

Photo from www.artforkids.net

The colour scheme of course is very different but you can see where the bow at the top with the vintage brad on my card was taken from the fabric/crown combo above the beds.  The centre section and then the strips at the bottom of my card taken from the ruffles from the bottom of the bed.  Maybe I’ll make another one but this time take inspiration from the gorgeous colour palette in this bedroom.

And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:

Rubber Stamps:
Fresh Vintage (free! out of the Sale-a-bration brochure)

Cardstock & Paper:
Baja Breeze
Lucky Limeade
Very Vanilla
Everyday Enchantment Patterned Paper (Sale-a-bration brochure)

Inkpads/Markers:
Lucky Limeade inkpad
Baja Breeze marker
Crumb Cake inkpad (for sponging edges)

Tools:
Big Shot
Scallop Square Duo Bigz Die (I used the larger of the two scalloped squares)
Sponge Dauber

Accessories:
Baja Breeze Seam Binding
Antique Brad
Designer buttons (Neutrals)
Linen Thread (threaded through the button)

Adhesives:
SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals