Something for Baby Gift Card Holder
I have lots of cards to catch up and put on my blog. Today is a quick and cute card I made and have on my card buffet.
Stamps: Something for Baby clear mount (134030); B.Y.O.P. photopolymer (137159)
Cardstock: Soft Sky 4 1/4" x 11" Score on long side at 4 1/2", 5 1/2" and 5 1/2"; So Saffron 3 1/4" x 4"; Wisper White 2 1/2" x 3"; Sweet Dreams DSP (retired) 2" x 4 "
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Memento Black
Accessories: Word Window Punch (retired), Pear Pizzazz 1/4" cotton ribbon (retired), Tear Tape Adhesive
1. Fold card on score line – valley fold, mountain fold and then valley fold.
2. Turn card to backside and add sticky strip on bottom edge and side edges only to form the raised gift card holder on inside of card when turned over.
3. Glue DSP to right side of base card leaving about 1/8” border.
4. Stamp inside saying in black ink.
5. Stamp onesie in Pear Pizzazz ink on Whisper White CS. Then stamp greeting in black ink. Tie bow with ribbon and attach to stamped image with Mini Glue Dot.
6. Glue stamped image to So Saffron CS, then to card front.
7. Insert Word Window Punch about 1/16” to make a narrow slot, starting in the middle and then move toward sides to widen the gift card holder slot.
This was one of the cards I created for my June clubs. I combined Stampin' Up!'s Jar of Love with Birthday Banners to create my card.
It is a shaker card and is so much fun to make. I used the brights sequins and the Confetti Punch for the inside of the jar. Also, window sheets and Stampin' Up!'s new Foam Adhesive Strips.
Okay I have to admit that I skipped over Stampin' Up!'s Paisleys & Posies stamp set. I did not intend to buy it, no way. It remined me of the THAT pant suit I made out of blue paisley fabric. At the time I made it, I thought it was beautiful (I can't imagine what I was thinking). Now when I remember , it was heideous! Well fast forward to last week — my team member Carol M-C got together and stamped and she brought her new demo sets. Well there was the Paislely & Posies stamp set. Well I am not one to back down from a challenge, in fact, I do my best work when I have a limited # of supplies and concentrate on making everyone love it. Well I think I accomplished my goal, now I love it and it will be on my next order!
So you must be waiting to see how I could make anyone love this stamp? Wait no more here it is:
Straight on view:
I also made two other cards with this set which I will post later and I love them all. I think the secret was adding the Copper Foil paper. I struggled with the colors and their design until I added the Copper Foil to the mix. Beautiful and all the colors work. Thanks for stopping by my blog and if you have any questions or comments, please add them in the comment section below.
Literally this takes five minutes to put together!
DSP 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" cut diagonally and glue to Whisper White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4" leaving space to stamp sentiment diagonally in the middle. Glue to card base 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4".
Same idea for my senior class:
DSP is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" cut diagonally, glued directly to card base and then stamped diagonally. Enjoy.
Okay, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, after Christmas and Easter. I remember the days when I was young and we lived in the project and it was beautiful, brand new, clean, large lawns, hills for sledding, and paved parking lots where I learned to ride a bike. Also a brand new public school. Across the street was a residential neighborhood with all single family homes. As Halloween approached, we made our costume out of old clothes, and whatever else we could find, no store bought costumes – did they even have them then?
So, on Halloween we grabbed a pillowcase for a treat bag and off we went, first to the individual homes where they gave out whole chocolate bars, candy apples and popcorn balls. Then home and empty our haul and back out into the project to receive smaller treats such as bagged penny candy, gum, popcorn and candy corn. When we got home we could eat several items and put our pillow cases in the closets, where we could eat some every week. It lasted for 6 months!! So that is why I remember Halloween so fondly, almost everyone participated and put their outside lights on. We never went to a place without the outside lights on, nor did we think of playing any tricks. It was all fun. Parents didn't have to worry about their children getting something nasty or dangerous in their treats. It was not shunned in school, it was celebrated and everyone had an afternoon of playing games, wearing our costumes if we wanted, and sharing treats.
So it is with those thoughts in mind, that I placed my demo pre-order with Halloween sets included. I am going to #bringbackhalloween to remind me of the old days when kids could be kids, we minded our parents, and home was a safe and fun place to be.
Here is my Sweet Home for Halloween with a boiling cauldron inside, yes use your imagination!
Or watch my first video HERE.
I held my phone in one hand while I took the video and hoped it would not be too shaky. Let me know how it was, not enough speaking, lighting?, I tried get the feel of how it looks in a darkened room and in a lighter background so you could see the details. Hope you liked it.
For those who want to know what size the house is, I measure 3 1/2" from bottom to top of peak. Base is 1 1/4" square and slants out to about 1 7/8" square. Hope this helps. It really is the perfect size for treats.
Hope you enjoyed today's visit and this post brought back fond memories.