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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Card Class October 14, 2009

These were the cards that we did last night in class. The two cards and the matchbox project feature stamped backgrounds to make your own designer paper :). To make your own stamped background, choose one or more stamps and one or more colors of ink and begin stamping, either randomly or in a pattern on card stock or paper. For the first card, we used Whisper White to create our background paper and Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, and Old Olive Classic Stampin' pads. We used two stamp sets: Falling Leaves (115368) from the 2009/2010 Idea Book and Catalog on page 27 and Gifts of the Earth (116501) from the 2009 Holiday Mini on page 15. These are both GREAT stamp sets! Love them!

The inside of the card was stamped with the sentiment from 'Gifts of the Earth' and the edges were inked with Old Olive Classic Stampin' ink.

For our second card, we used the Wide Oval punch (112082) to create a pumpkin as our main element. You simply punch out three ovals from Pumpkin Pie card stock and ink the edges with Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' ink. Layer two of the ovals behind the center oval to create the pumpkin. Using the give thanks leaf stamp from the 'Falling Leaves' stamp set, stamp onto Old Olive card stock. Stamp the polka dotted leaf stamp onto Old Olive card stock and cut out the polka dotted leaf for the pumpkin and cut the give thanks leaf into the shape of a stem. Adhere the stem to the back of the pumpkin and then adhere the leaf to the front. Cut a square of Pumpkin Pie Designer Series Paper and ink the edges with Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' ink. Mount on Old Olive card stock. Take a strip of Old Olive Designer Series Paper and stamp one of the leaf stamps in a random pattern in Old Olive Classic Stampin' ink. Stamp the sentiment Grateful on a scrap of the Old Olive Designer Series Paper and punch out with the Word Window punch (105090). With the Modern Label punch (116630), punch out the label from Old Olive card stock. Adhere the sentiment to the label and adhere to your card front. Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy :D !

The inside of the card is the same as the card above, but we changed it up just a bit by stamping one of the leaves inside next to the sentiment.

For our final project, we created a cute matchbox to match the first card that we made. You need the Stampin' Up! exclusive Matchbox die (114890) to create the matchbox. I LOVE the matchbox die! There are so many things and so many themes you can use it for.... treat boxes for any holiday or occasion, wedding favors, small gifts, to hold small stocking stuffers, hang on your tree with a little surprise inside.... you can emboss them with any of the embossing folders, you can stamp them, you can add Designer Series paper, add cute little tags.... limitless possibilities I tell ya' ;-) !

After we stamped and put together our matchbox, we stamped one of the leaves on Very Vanilla card stock and punched a little tag out with the Small Tag punch (108264) from the Very Vanilla card stock and the Tag punch (105934) from Chocolate Chip card stock. We punched a hole at the top of the tag and threaded through some hemp cord. Tied the hemp cord into a knot about a half inch from the top of the tag. We then wrapped another piece of hemp cord around our matchbox and tied the tag into our knot. To finish, fray the ends of the hemp cord. Just so ya' know, these matchboxes hold four Hershey Nuggets perfectly! :D. If you cut strips of Designer Series Paper into 1" x 3" strips, you can wrap the paper around the Nuggets for a suh-weet presentation :-D

Did you notice that both cards use the same layout? You can use the same layout on a series of cards and change the look of each one of them simply by changing stamps, card stock colors, and Designer Series Papers. This weekend I will be posting two cards on which I created a scenic background, so please check back- they are both so cute :-) !


Stamps: Gifts of the Earth, Falling Leaves
Classic Stampin' Inks: Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Pumpkin Pie
Card Stock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Dusty Durango, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip
Designer Series Paper: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Dies: Matchbox
Punches: Wide Oval, Small Tag, Tag, Modern Label, Word Window
Accessories: Hemp cord


Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

I love the pumpkin card!

Christi Grace said...

Your Thanksgiving cards (and boxes)are so colorful -just like Fall,& the sentiment inside the cards is perfect.