Thursday, July 21, 2011

Simply Stampin' Up! - Edition 6

Welcome to Thursday, stampers! You know what happens here on Thursday, don't ya? Yep, it's time for another re-do of a non-SU! project in ALL Stampin' Up! product!

This week, I chose a very fun project with a cool twist. Are you ready? Ok, let's get started!

Here's my version of this fun card:

And here's my card next to the magazine project:
(you can see I did change mine up a little bit - but hey, it's my card, right?)

Now for the fun part - how's it made?

Layer 1 - Cut Early Espresso cardstock at 4 1/4" x 11" and fold in the middle, creating a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base.

Layer 2 - Whisper White cardstock cut at 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" to leave a thin border of white under the Designer Series Paper layer.

Layer 3 - Old Olive Patterns Designer Series Paper cut at 3 3/4" x 5". I sponged the edges with Whisper White Craft ink then adhered it to the Whisper White cardstock. Next, I took my Paper Piercer and Mat Pack and punched holes all around the edge of these layers. I used the template in the Mat Pack to get even spacing. Afterwards, I used my White Gel Pen to draw white stitching between the holes. (Apparently it looked so good that it fooled my husband. He thought I'd sewed on it! Silly hubby!)

The string wrap/tie is our Whisper White Baker's Twine. I simply wrapped it around these layers four times and tied it off in a little bow. So simple!

Are you still with me? Great!
Let's look at the fun layer!

Now, you can really tell that I varied greatly from the magazine design - but folks, I don't own a Toaster stamp, not sure I really want one. However, I do own the new Button Buddies stamp set and I thought it would be the perfect time to break it in! I also obviously didn't do a square card here. Again, I just took the magazine idea and made it my own - this should give you courage that YOU can do it too! What really drew my attention in the magazine project was the fun moving element on the card, so that's what I chose to focus on.
It was really easy to re-create - here's how I did it:

Layer 4 - Cut a piece of Early Espresso cardstock with the Scalloped Circles Die and the Big Shot, using the large circle.

Layer 5 - Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Circles #2 Die and the Big Shot, using the largest circle. On this layer, I took the cherries stamp from Button Buddies and inked it up with Stampin' Write Markers: Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler. After stamping, I set the stamp aside without cleaning it.
I next took out my A Word For You stamp set and picked out the cherry on top greeting.

**TD Tip - You can easily customize your greetings by using Stampin' Write Markers to color only a portion of the greeting for stamping. It's a great way to separate the stamped words into an inside and outside greeting for your cards.

For this project, I used my Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker and colored in only the 'Happy Birthday' words on the stamp. This was stamped right over top the cherry stem on the card front. Once the stamping was done, I adhered this layer to the Early Espresso scalloped circle.

To accent the cherries, I took out two Regals Cherry Cobbler Buttons and adhered them on top of the stamped cherries with Mini Glue Dots. So super cute!

After adhering the buttons, I next used my Paper Piercer and Mat Pack again to punch a hole through the top of the scalloped circle cardstock and the Old Olive/Whisper White background pieces. I then secured them together by inserting a Cherry Cobbler Brad from the Regals Collection. I kept it a bit loose so it would swing freely.
The last little accent on the front was the tab. I stamped "open" from the Got Treats stamp set on a Whisper White scrap and punched it out with the Jewelry Tag Punch. It's adhered with a bit of SNAIL adhesive.

Hidden Layer - Here's where the secret message goes! I cut another Whisper White circle with the Circles #2 Die and my Big Shot. Then, picking up the already inked cherries stamp, I huffed on it to re-wet the remaining ink and stamped it on the white circle. The cherries on this layer were accented with a bit of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. Lastly, I cleaned the greeting stamp with my Stampin' Scrub and Stampin' Mist then colored the bottom part of the greeting with my Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker, stamping it on the bottom of the circle. It was then adhered under the swinging scalloped circle. (ooh, that sounds a little racy!)

Almost done! You know I had to do the inside too!
I simply took a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 4" x 5 1/4" and stamped a greeting from the Curvy Verses stamp set with Early Espresso ink. For one last accent, I inked up the Cherries stamp again and added it to the bottom left.

So, that's it! We're done! What do you think? Are you ready to do one of your own? You've got the directions, so go get stampin'! :)
If you need or just WANT the supplies to make the card as I've shown you, my ONLINE STORE is always open for you to shop. I've even included a handy supply list below to make it easy for you to find what you need.

Have a great day stampers! I'll be back soon!

Stampin' Supplies:

119686 - Early Espresso Cardstock
100730 - Whisper White Cardstock
117155 - Brights Collection Patterns Designer Series Paper (Old Olive)
122737 - Button Buddies stamp set
120528 - A Word For You stamp set
120627 - Got Treats stamp set
114948 - Curvy Verses stamp set
119680 - Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker
119681 - Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker
100079 - Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker
119670 - Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad
101731 - Whisper White Craft Ink Pad
105021 - White Gel Pen
116631 - Paper Piercer
105826 - Mat Pack
119744 - Regals Buttons Collection
119737 - Regals Brads Collection
124262 - Whisper White Baker's Twine
102023 - Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
100425 - 2 Way Glue Pen
103683 - Mini Glue Dots
113439 - Big Shot
114526 - Circles #2 Die
113469 - Scalloped Circles Die

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  1. Another great project! You inspired me to pick up a couple issues of Paper Crafts magazine from the library yesterday. I want to try this and see if I can do it. :o) It's such a fun idea!

  2. Robin,
    Thanks for sharing such a cute idea.

  3. What a great project! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me! Now I want to go and create one!

  4. Not that I'm biased or anything (WOOHOO SU!!!), but I like your version MUCH better!!!

  5. What a great project...I need to make a birthday card today. I'd already decided to do a "cupcake" card, so now I want to try to create a cupcake card using the project you've I go! Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. Great idea showing how to take something from a magazine and making it Stampin' Up! style, Robin. I like this idea for a weekly post. I, too, am biased and think your card is muck cuter.
    Sue aka The Soggy Stamper


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