Wednesday, November 7, 2007

I promise I will try and find some new paper to obsess over soon! I just really like this paper. I have ordered 4 packs of DS paper because of the Stampin' Up special this month so I'll have some new things to play with soon! I also like to make cards like these. I love cards that have a window in the front and the embellishment can be seen on the inside also. They are just hard to capture.

I also really like to use the slit punch on my cards. If you visit Cambria Turnbow's blog you'll see a lot of that - very cute! For some reason I really like things to be fastened. Another wierd thing about me. Keep reading, there'll be more I'm sure. I fold the card like normal and then trim about 3/4" to 1" off the bottom of the front side. Line up the slit puch so that a portion of the front part of the card can be slid in it and puch the back side of the card. That way, you are sure that the front will fit in to the slit you made. It' s not as complicated as I've made it sound.

Here's what it looks like on the inside: I used the 1 3/8" circle punch the make the hole in the front of the card and then punched out another 1 3/8" circle in the Apple Cider paper. I lined up the hole in the paper with the back of the scallop punch and punched out a "frame" of the scallop. I applied that frame around the circle that I puched out on the front of the card. I then punched out another scalloped circle and adhered it to the inside of the card so that it would match up with the one on the cover. Again, I have way over complicated it! Once you start, you'll see.

Here's another one I made with a small square punch:

I like the simplicity of this one. The Sparkle saying is much easier to see on the actual card. The ink appears very light in the photograph.

I used cardstock that I just had lying around. The card base is a linen textured creme color similar to Very Vanilla. The other is a scrap of Really Rust.

When the card is opened, you will see the small square with the round stamp and ebellishment on the inside also.

Supplies: Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Really Rust, Apple Cider DS Paper, Stampin' Up. Ink: Basic Brown, Wild Wasabi, Stampin' Up. Stamp Sets: True Friend, Warm Words, In the Spotlight, Stampin' Up. Ribbon: Apple Green Grosgrain, Stampin' Up and Martha Stewart blue/brown piped nylon, Michael's. Accessories: 1 3/8", 1 1/4", 1/2" Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, Slit Punch, Large Square Metal Edge Tag (center removed), Stampin' Up Green Rhinestone, Making Memories Square Puch, Creative Memories.

1 comment:

Jeni Northcutt said...

very cute! Have you seen the new circle made out of the Round File Tab Punch?