On Thursday night I headed off to a Stamp-a-stack that my lovely up-line was holding at a friend's house and got to make 10 cards in one sitting! That is a massive achievement for me as it usually takes me all evening to make a single card. However, Stamp-a-stacks are all about simplicity and I really enjoyed the projects and the company.
#1 - Clean and Simple Sunbursts
The cute clouds were fussy cut from the Shine On Specialty DSP and the Shimmery White sunbursts were spritzed with Crushed Curry Ink.
Thanks, Sharnee, for getting me enthused to make more cards using the Sunburst Sayings Bundle and to use my spritzer more often.
If you're looking for some other gorgeous projects using this bundle, you just have to check out the following links -
The colour challenge at The Paper Players got my attention as the Subtles Collection is my favourite SU colour group. I made a card in a box with punched Spring flowers (Stamp Set - Beautiful Bunch) for a friend of mine. The recipient will be her grandmother in Canada who is turning 86 this year.
The card base is made from some specialty paper I bought from an art supplies shop in Sydney (Eckersley's Art & Craft , York Street) called paper weave and the leaves are punched from the Bird Builder Punch.
I love making 3D cards, I love a fun Card Challenge and I love the fact that my craft area has moved to a spare room inside the house. I've set up a comfortable, clean and tidy, organized space where it's warm and cozy and I have left the mess of the converted garage/rumpus room behind.
My mojo is back and I have spent some of Mother's Day in my 'happy place' making a birthday card for a friend.
The Card Concept Challenge Blog has a Spring Flowers' Theme, my new Flower Patch stamps needed to see some ink, my friend loves purple and I wanted to try out a new idea for a card in a box base ... so here's the finished project -
A Card in a Box made from Stampin' Up!'s ® Gift Card Envelope Thinlits ...
... and embellished with Flower Patch Photopolymer Bundle.
1. Die cut two gift card envelopes and trim off the wider flaps at the lower edge on both pieces.
2. Cut out two pieces of card stock that measure 2-3/4" x 2".
3. Attach the small rectangular pieces to the outside of the small flaps on the end with strong adhesive or tape. Stamp with Gorgeous Grunge before adhering the second side.
4. Fold down the two larger flaps to form the base of the card.
5. Cut two inserts 2-1/2" x almost 5" and score 1/2" in from both sides. Fold ends as shown above.
6. Secure inserts to the inside of the base with strong adhesive. Embellish with your choice of stamped images or die cuts.
7. Card folds flat and fits inside a standard card size envelope (C6) ready for posting.