Thursday, August 2, 2012

3x3 For the Birds Birthday

  All of these late nights watching the Olympics are starting to catch up to me!  The dog and I haven't gotten up to do our usual early morning walks the last 2 mornings.  I've felt the need to sleep in a bit later to be able to make it through the day because the boys certainly seem to have the same amount of energy!

  The card I'm sharing today is another one we did on Tuesday at stamp club.  The For the Birds set is so cute and covers a lot of occasions.  I've decided to separate the sentiments from the images so I can mix and match more easily and not have to worry about masking off the sentiments....I always make a mess of that!  The images are so cute in this set and just take a moment to color.

 The base of this 3x3 card is Baja Breeze that was run through the Big Shot with the new Chevron embossing folder.  A strip of Midnight Muse edged with the new scallop edgelit die and then paper pierced along the edge using the piercing templates (hard to see in the photo).  We used a length of new stitched In Color ribbon in Primrose Petals to accent the straight side of the scalloped piece.

  For the image, we stamped with Stazon onto Whisper White cardstock, colored in the birds with markers and then punched it out with the large oval punch.  Of course we have to pop the oval up since it's one of my cards and I just can't say no to dimensionals (I guess there are worse things to be addicted to right?).  The finishing touch is a rhinestone.

  I pulled my color combination for this card from the Patio Party DSP and wanted to teach my ladies how to make their own envelopes to match the card using the Simply Scored Diagonal plate.  We took a 5x5 piece of DSP and and scored across all 4 corners at 2 3/8".  Then just cut out the tiny bit of area where the score lines intersect to make nice clean folds and then adhere with just a bit of Tombow glue along 3 flaps.  Super easy.  I think it takes longer to write it out than to actually do it.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: For the Birds

Ink: Stazon markers- Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals

Paper: Patio Party DSP, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Midnight Muse

Accessories: oval punch, Chevron embossing folder, stitched Primrose Petals ribbon, rhinstone, Simply Scored w/ Diagonal plate, dimensionals

1 comment:

  1. Way cute! I love the coordinating envelope too. I've never made my own envelopes but I may just have to give it a try since you make it sound so easy. :)


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