Friday, June 22, 2012

Kard Kit Kharma

Since I started scrapbooking and really dove into paper crafts I have met many wonderful new friends. That is really what this hobby is for me...a connection to people like myself that love to create! My crafty friends are a gift to me, and today I want to pay it forward, I have a gift for you!

I did this card based on a sample in the new catalog. I planned to recreate it's awesomeness from the moment I saw it on page 178. I was nearly crushed when I realized I didn't have the right stamp set. But improvising with what I had I came up with this simplified version; it's perfect for anyone at any experience level.

I would like to give you the supplies so you can make one too!

I have enough supplies to make several here's my proposal. Purchase the Artistic Etchings stamp set, and I will mail you a kit with pre-cut and scored paper, complete instructions, and an envelope. You will need ink to complete your card, my supply list is noted below for additional items you might not have on hand. This offer is while supplies last, so I will update this post when I've exhausted my stash!

Stampin Supplies:
Stamps - Artistic Etchings
Paper - Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Color Collection Designer Series Paper (Subtles)
Ink - Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad, VersaMark
Other - Stampin' Sponges, White Embossing Powder, Clear Blocks C and H, Heat Tool, Paper Snips

Artistic Etchings (C) Stampin' Up!
Artistic Etchings (118517 wood mount $18.95 or 120573 clear mount $14.95)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

New Colors!

One of the cards I did for my "New Catalog Open House Celebration" uses all of the new In-Colors. The names are fun, as always:
  • Raspberry Ripple
  • Primrose Petals
  • Gumball Green
  • Summer Starfruit
  • Midnight Muse
It was a little advanced since making ric rac can be tricky, but here's how to do it with a few pictures for a visual.

Punch a 1" strip of card stock with the Scalloped Border Punch. This strip is 1 x 4-1/4".
Stampin' Up! punches have been redesigned, the The Scallop Border Punch pictured is in the old body style.
Start in the center. Then scoot your paper over to one side to continue the pattern.
Use the silver image printed on the sides as a guide, the punched image will line up perfectly.
Move the card stock to the other side and line up the pattern with the guide.
Punch the rest of the border.
Now you should have a scalloped piece of card stock with a scrap strip.
Slip it back into the punch with the uncut side down.
With just a small bit sticking out, line the scallops up so the guide image is opposite from the punched side. I have a half scallop on the end. It is lined it up with the "valley" on the guide.
Slide it out and punch the small bit on the end.
This time lay the card stock over the silver guide image and cut.
Once again, side it over to the other end and complete the pattern.
Voila, ric rac!!
My card was done by adhering the ric rac with a little snail to the white card front layer. Then I simply embossed the whole piece before securing it to the card base. Once I added some flowers and the sentiment, this cute card came to life!

Stampin Supplies:
Stamps - Memorable Moments
Ink - Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green
Card Stock - Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse
Other - Framelits Labels Collection, Textured Impressions Snowburst, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Jewels Basic Pearl, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips

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