Mar 03 2010
It’s amazing how the same card layout can create two very different looking cards. How can you ever run out of stamping ideas when a few changes makes a card completely new again? Here’s a challenge for you today – take a favourite card and recreate it with new products.
I have been stamping for almost 12 years now and it is the first hobby I have ever stayed with. But wait, not only do I still stamp but this fun, creative outlet actually pays the mortgage. I still can’t believe it. What keeps me stamping? There is always something new to learn.
So, what did I learn today? That the scalloped circle from the Stampin’ Up! Pennant die fits perfectly behind the 1-3/4" circle punch. I have owned this die for almost two years and did not realize the two pieces worked together until today. Isn’t stamping exciting?
I took my new discovery and made two cards – one is fun and one is more elegant. What’s your favourite?
Stamps: Thank You Kindly (18.95 or Free with a purchase of $65 during Sale-A-Bration, 111700)
Ink: Rose Red Marker
Paper: Sweet Pea Paper Stack ($32.95 for 48 sheets, #117161, page 33 of the Occasions Mini), Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Punches: Circles – 1", 1-1/4", 1-3/8", 1-3/4"
Other: Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sweet Pea Stitched Felt $11.95 for 52 pieces, #117266, page 32 of the Occasions Mini)
Stamps: Friends 24-7 ($34.95, #113218, Page 100)
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Paper: Bella Bleu DSP ($13.25, #113974, Page 162), Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla
Punches: Scalloped Oval. Large Oval, 1" Circle
Other: Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Pretties Kit ($41.95, #109114, page 178), Kraft Taffeta Ribbon
Pennant Bigz XL Die for the Big Shot
A Stampin’ Up! Exclusive
$53.95, #113483, Page 200 of the OIdea Book & Catalogue
Don’t think it, ink it!