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Sorry – no Halloween cards this year from me. I ordered “Trick or Tweet” from the clearance rack but it sits unopened and unused for this year! Sigh…… A cold knocked me for a loop this week. Maybe if I get some energy and quit coughing I could make tags for tonight like Lisa Curcio posted on Pinterest:
I could make the doggy look like Ruger by elongating the ears and body!
This past summer I made a Mosaic Mood Hummingbird card for a Stamp A Stack; it is a case of Michele Reynolds at inspirationink.typepad.com with the addition of a different greeting that fit perfectly in the ‘V” fold and a different top and tab:
You could make it a celebration card or a birthday card or …..
- Base X2 in Mint Macaron: 4 1/4 X 11 score each at 5 1/2; Cut one piece diagonally from center top at the score line to bottom right. Cut the second piece from the score line to bottom left. Glue the two pieces together with Tombow.
- Mosaic Designer Series Paper: 5 X 3 3/4 (plus a hair) 3 13/16 to be exact. Cut in half diagonally. Be careful with your cut cutting from right to left for right hand side and left to right for the left side. Adhere these pieces to the front flaps and then decide which side you want to be the main flap on the front. Some of the hummingbirds face right and some left so select your hummingbird to determine which DSP to use on which side of the flaps. Fussy cut him out and fussy cut a flower and two leaves. If you don’t mind fussy cutting, the paper has cute bumble bees and butterflies so they make a great addition to the inside or to put on a leaf.
- Use Tear and Tape to carefully adhere the first flap to the inside base nice and straight. Use 1/8″ tape or cut the 1/4″ in half. Then adhere the second flap over the first flap at the bottom. With Tear and Tape you can get a nice even bottom for your slider insert to stop on. Place a glue dot on the ‘V’ where the flaps meet making sure not to have any glue exposed to the base.
- Adhere the leaves to the back of the rose and then pop up the rose and leaves on the front. First place a large dimensional at the intersection of the flaps but not exposed to the slider, add several more dimensionals to the flower and place it on top of the dimensional you put at the intersection of the flaps. Pop up the hummingbird as well. I added a touch of Tombow to adhere his beak to the rose to prevent it from getting torn off.
- Slider: Very Vanilla 5 1/4 X 3 5/8, the middle is 2 5/8, mark the backside with a pencil to center the circle tab. The stamparatus worked beautifully to line up the greeting. I marked a grid sheet with the diagonals and where I needed to place the slider for stamping. I recommend saving these grid sheets for future use.
- Strip of Designer Series Paper for the top of the slider: 5/8 X 5 1/4. (One of the DSP designs was almost the 5/8″)
- Circle Tab: 1 1/4″ punch of the Designer Series Paper, glue this on the back of the slider with only the amount showing to reach the top of the base (1/4″) so the card will fit in the envelope.
The greeting is from the “Beautiful You” stamp set. It is in the annual catalog.
Note: The ‘Happy Birthday’ in the ‘Botanical Bliss’ stamp set matches this font pretty well to add to the slider.
I wish you could see the shiny parts on the paper. It is just beautiful! Here is a left facing hummingbird and garden green for the base with the “Botanical Bliss” happy birthday that matches the “Beautiful You” font.
When you run out of big flowers on the designer series paper, it is just as beautiful with two of the little ones!
Wouldn’t this make a fun Christmas pocket card using the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Snowman Season stamp set? Send me a picture if you make a pocket card!!
The home office also announced this week that they are making available to everyone – not just demonstrators – the bulk Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper:
At my Christmas Stamp A Stacks, December 4th and December 7th, we will be turning these magnolias into poinsettias to make a regal Christmas card. You won’t want to miss this one! RSVP by November 25th.
SAL, Share A Lot of treats with the little ones!