I was supposed to participate in an event this week, but came down with some sort of bug... which, unfortunately, I still have. This would have been one of the Make & Take projects for the day. Perfect for the event because it is quick and easy... and because Guam is known for its water sports... especially diving in its surrounding waters.
The only supplies you need to recreate this bookmark are:
One of the projects in my Petite Petals Bundle class last weekend also featured the Starburst Bundle (stamp set and Framelits) from Stampin' Up!'s "Celebrate the Everyday" Occasions mini catalog. Today's card was created using one of the Framelit negatives that were left behind.
132967 - Starburst Framelits Die - CTE, pg.34 (See Note**)
113439 - Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, pg.184
* Note: I decided to incorporate the 2012-2014 In Colors since some of the ribbons are included in this week's Weekly Deals and because they will be retiring in June of this year. Be sure to order the papers and embellishments while you still can!
** Note: The Starburst Framelits are also sold as a bundle that includes the Starburst Sayings stamp set. You can view them here!
Today I have two more cards using Stampin' Up!'s Good As Gold Simply Sent Kit from the Sale-A-Bration promotion. It is one of the items you can get FREE with a $50 purchasenow through March 31, 2014.
The card on the left was made following the directions included with the kit... except that I made it portrait style (vertical) instead of landscape (horizontal). The card on the right was made by cutting the printed card in half... using just one piece... and adding Bermuda Bay card stock for the card back and scalloped top. Just another idea on how to stretch the kit to create more cards!
(Note: The foil banner on the "danke" card was made from a piece of the gold foil envelope liner. I cut about 1-1/2 inches off the bottom of mine to use on other projects.)
I pulled out my Good As Gold Simply Sent Kit from Stampin' Up!'s annual Sale-A-Bration promotion to play with today.
The card in the front was made following instructions that came with the kit. I love the cards... with all the foil accents... but I wanted to come up with other ways to use the kit. The Good As Gold Simply Sent Kit made it so quick, easy and fun!
The standard greeting card uses only half of the note card... which allows one to make twice as many cards from the kit. Simply attach the remaining half to the front of a 5 x 7 piece of folded card stock. The resulting card will be a bit tight for the envelopes provided in the kit... but they can be trimmed down if desired. After all, the design is too pretty to be on the back of a card!
The gift bag/box uses the whole card. Just add a few additional score lines so it can be folded into the bag/box.
Remember, you can get this kit FREE with a $50 purchasethrough March 31, 2014. You can place your order today by going here!
The beginning of this year I participated in a card swap with other Stampin' Up! demonstrators. I was impressed with all the cards I received back... but one stood out more than the others. It was a Pop-Up Box Card that folds flat for mailing. I knew it was the perfect project to recreate for one of my customers who recently became a grandmother. Ilove how it turned out... using Zoo Babies! (Note: Since then I have started seeing them all over the Internet, so you may have seen similar versions as well.)
Have you ever felt like stamping but couldn't get inspired? What crafter hasn't? I've talked about how clearing off your stamping table can lead to lots of ideas instead of getting everything put away. Another way to get inspired is to search one of the many Internet sites that offer card sketches. Find a sketch you like and create a card using papers and stamps you have in your stash. That is exactly how this card came to be!
I love making asymmetrical cards like this one... with only two of the corners rounded and the focal point off-center. (Rounding just one corner or three of the corners looks great too!)
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