Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I'm Still Happy!

If you read my blog post yesterday, you may have noticed that I used this cute little stamp in the altered note book project. Well, I was having such a great day and was really feeling happy just to be able to stamp awhile with no particular deadline! So, I started playing around with the colors from the Sale-A-Bration Designer Paper - Delicate Dots and came up with this fun little card.

The card base is Certainly Celery and is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4" square. I rounded just the outer sets of corners with my Corner Rounder, then layered on the Whisper White Scalloped piece. This had been cut with my Big Shot Circle Scallop Die and then embossed with the Big Shot and my new Texturz Plates. I sponged the edges and lightly on the surface with Bashful Blue before adhering it to the card front. I love how the slight bit of color really makes the embossing pop out.

The edges that were hanging over were trimmed up with my Paper Snips and then I added the ribbon. This is the So Saffron Grosgrain from the Sale-A-Bration Ribbon Bundle. I used my Horizontal Slot Punch to punch a tiny slit in the card fold, allowing the ribbon to slide through easily. After knotting the ends on the front, I unraveled the ends to make the fuzzy, tassled look. That's the first time I've done that with Grosgrain ribbon and I think the jury's still out on that one for me. What do you think?

The little Be Happy stamp that started it all comes from the Darling Dots stamp set, a hostess exclusive set! It was stamped in Bashful Blue on Whisper White cardstock and punched out with my 1" Circle punch. I layered it on a piece of Certainly Celery punched with the 1 1/4" Circle punch and then a piece of So Saffron punched with the Scallop Circle punch. There are two dimensionals between the celery and saffron layers.

It's just a simple, sweet little card and it made me happy to make it - I hope it makes you happy to look at it! Thanks for stopping by!


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