Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bouquet for Mom

So much simpler than it looks. Just score and fold accordion style.

Materials needed:
Secret Garden stamp set (#129144)
Simply Sketched stamp set (#129672, hostess, retired)
Secret Garden framelits dies (#129372)
Kraft card stock 10 1/2 x 5"
White card stock
Washi tape
Crisp Cantaloupe ink
Crushed Curry ink
Raspberry Ripple ink
Coastal Cabana ink
Primrose Petals ink
Midnight Muse ink

1. Measure, score and fold your Kraft card stock at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 4 1/4, 6, and 8 1/4." Fold at the scores accordion style.
2. Stamp 2 or more of the flower images from the Secret Garden stamp set on white card stock. Use the colors listed or your favorite ink colors. You need 15 flowers.
3. Cut the flower images with the Secret Garden framelits that fit that image and your Big Shot machine. This is what makes this so easy!
4. Place a strip of Washi tape across the front panel. Place adhesive on the bottom half of each flower image and place on the top of each "mountain" fold. Allow the images to overlap. Do this on all 3 mountain folds.
5. Near the "valley" of the last fold, stamp your greeting for mom. For this card, I stamped a birthday greeting but there are so many mother's day stamps out there it will be easy to find one. If not a stamp then write your happy mother's day greeting on the fold.

You can make this card using any flower stamps that you have on hand but without a matching die, it will take a lot more time having to cut our each flower, unless you have punches to match them.
Be sure you give your mom or mom-in-law something nice for Mother's Day. Both of mine have now been gone for several years. I miss their sweet smiles.

This was in the latest Card Maker Magazine but I've seen this style card around for years now.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Flowers on the Horizon Mother's Day

Flowers are always good for Mothers or any woman. Recently, as my grandson was leaving the house to go to his other grandmother's for a birthday celebration, I asked him if he had a gift for her. Of course, he hadn't even thought about it. So I told him to stop somewhere and pick up some flowers for her. Flowers are always good on matter what the occasion.

I found this card in the summer, 2014 issue of Card Maker Magazine. There were several different folded cards that I plan to try so be watching for them. Some of them I've done before but some not. I found the directions for this card a bit confusing but maybe it was just me. I'll try to make my directions clear for you.

Materials needed:
Wisteria Wonder card stock 11 x 5 3/8" scored & folded at 2 1/2 & 8 3/8"
Certainly Celery card stock 3 1/2 x 4 1/8"
Pansy punch (#130698)
3 pieces of patterned papers, I did some digging in my scrap box here
            1 piece 4 1/8 x 5 1/4", 1 piece 4 x 5", 1 piece 3 1/2 x 4"
Flower Shop stamp set(#130942)
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (#115370)
Card stock and/or patterned paper for punching 8 pansies
Word Label punch (#119857)
Modern Label punch (#119849)
various colors of ink, I used:
Strawberry Slush
Bermuda Bay
Marina Mist
Midnight Muse

1. Fold on the score lines so the the smallest section is in the front and the full card size section is at the back.
2. Take the piece of Certainly Celery card stock. Measure one short side at 1 3/4." Cut an angle from the 3 1/2" side to the 1 3/4" side.  Adhere this to the short Wisteria Wonder front.
3. Mark the short side of the smallest piece of patterned paper, the one that is 3 1/2 x 4", at 1 3/4." Cut a diagonal from the 3 1/2" side to the pencil mark at 1 3/4." Adhere this to the front of the folded card.
4. With the second piece of patterned paper, measure one 5" side to 3 1/2." Cut a diagonal from the 5" side to the mark for the 3 1/2." Adhere this to the center section of the card. You should have a small border of Wisteria Wonder showing on all sides.
5. Adhere your last piece of patterned paper to the final section of the card. You can place a sentiment on this part of the card. You can either stamp something of cut a piece of white card stock about 3 x 3" and write a short note. Then adhere the white card stock to the center.
6. Punch out 8 pansies. You can stamp and punch using pansies from the Flower Shop stamp set or you can punch them out of patterned paper. I did some of both.
7.  Place adhesive on the bottom half of each pansy. Place each pansy so that it is sticking over the top, as you see in the pictures. I placed one flower shaped brad in the center of one of the  patterned paper pansies. Adhere 4 flowers to each diagonal line.
8. Stamp your Mother's Day greeting to a piece of scrap card stock in a color that will go with the rest of the card. Punch it out with the Word Window punch. Use some of the left over Certainly Celery to punch out a Modern Label punch. Adhere these together and then place on the front of the card.

I hope that these directions are clear for you. Look at the front and back pictures above to help you in understanding how to make this card. When you give this card to that special mother in your life, you might want to include a bouquet of some real, sweet smelling flowers!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Ooo La La card

I had fun making this card with leftover pieces of patterned paper. The ones that I used are from SU! but you can use any leftover pieces that you like the colors of.

Materials needed:
Mimi in Paris stamp set by Penny Black
Raspberry Ripple card stock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2"
White card stock
Smoky Slate card stock 3 x 3 1/2"
4 pieces of scrap patterned paper sizes 1 x 1 5/8", 1 3/4 x 4 1/4", 2 pieces 2 1/4 x 2 1/2"
Marina Mist 3/8" Striped Organdy ribbon (#129292)
Stampin' Pastels (retired) or other pastels
Black or dark brown ink
Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
Hair spray

1. Cut out the scraps of patterned paper according to the sizes listed above. Adhere them to the Raspberry Ripple card stock, leaving space between each piece.
2. Stamp the Mimi stamp on white card stock. Color with your favorite pastel chalks. Spray the finished image with hair spray to set the chalks and enhance the colors. (The hair spray is NOT acid free.) Cut the image out around the edges.
3. To adhere Mimi to the Smoky Slate card stock, place Stampin' Dimensionals to the back. Adhere it to the center, left of the card front.
4. Wrap Marina Mist Organdy ribbon around the card and tie a bow. If you don't tie bows any better than I do, you might want to adhere a 5" piece of ribbon on the right side of the card front wrapping the ends around to the back. Then tie a bow with the ribbon and put in place with glue dots.
5. Adhere the card front to a card back and you are ready to send out a fun card to a friend.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Butterfly Circles

Materials needed:
Summer Smooches patterned paper (#125409) 4 1/4x 5 1/2" plus
Vintage Blooms by Jennifer Ellory 3 x 3 1/2"
Serene Silhoutes stamp set (#127324)
Wild Wasabi card stock  3 1/4 x 3 3/4"
White card stock
Chevron embossing folder (#127749)
Strawberry Slush ink
2 1/2"Circle punch (#120906)
Small Butterfly punches

1. Punch a circle from white card stock. Put Strawberry Slush ink on the embossing folder following the technique here. Place the circle in the center of the embossing folder and run it through your Big Shot machine. Take out of the folder and lay aside.
2. Adhere the Vintage Blooms paper on to the Wild Wasabi card stock. Adhere that to the top section of the Summer Smooches patterned paper about 1/4" from the top.
3. Cut a strip of Summer Smooches patterned paper 1" wide and about 4" long. Cut a triangle out of one end to make a ribbon look banner. Adhere it to the bottom part of the card about 1/2" from the bottom edge.
4. Stamp the image from Serene Silhoutes stamp set on white card stock with Strawberry Slush ink. Cut around the edges. Adhere it to the center of the chevron circle made in #1. Adhere this to the bottom right corner of the Vintage Bloom rectangle.
5. Use small butter punches (I could not find a brand name on the ones that I have & I don't remember where I got them.) to punch 3 butterflies out of patterned paper. Adhere them to the banner on the bottom.
6. Adhere the card front to a card base.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Spring Blooms Card

Materials needed:
Elements of Style stamp set (#120045)
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (#115370)
Beyond the Garden patterned paper (#122342) 3 x 4," 4 x 5 1/4"
White card stock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2," 3 1/4 x 4 1/4" plus
Labels Collection Thinlits Dies (#125598)
Textured Impressions Designer Frames embossing folder (#123130)
1/2" Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (#115611) 2 pcs. one about 3 1/2" and one about 6"
Sherbet Buttons (#116312)
Glue Dots
Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
1" Circle punch
Gumball Green marker
Melon Mambo marker
Marina Mist ink pad
Melon Mambo ink pad
Sponge dauber

1. Cut the white card stock and the patterned paper the dimensions listed above.
2. Choose a die from the Labels Collection that is about 2 3/4 x 3 1/4." Using white card stock and the Labels die, cut the card stock with the Big Shot machine. Next, place the embossing folder so that the oval frame is centered in the die. Run this through the Big Shot machine. 
3. Use a sponge dauber and Marina Mist and Melon Mambo ink to color the outer edge of the die cut as shown in the picture. Put blue around most of the die cut with pink at the bottom. I've found that a sponge dauber gives a softer color on card stock than doing a direct to ink pad method of coloring. 

4. Using the Melon Mambo and the Gumball Green markers, color the floral stamp from the Elements of Style stamp set. It is not necessary to color the entire stamp. Look to see how much of this will fit on the die cut. Huff some breath on the ink and then stamp on white card stock. Cut the image out around the outer edges of the image.  Place Stampin' Dimensionals on the back of the flowers and then place them on top of the prepared die. Set aside.

5. Adhere the smaller rectangle of patterned paper to the smaller rectangle of white card stock. Adhere this to the larger piece of patterned paper, placing it slightly to the right side.
6. Adhere a strip of about 6" of ribbon across the patterned paper and card stock rectangles. Wrap the ends around to the back. Score and fold the largest piece of white card stock at 4 1/4."  Adhere the piece with the ribbon wrapped on it to the white base card. You will have a small frame border around the edge of the patterned paper.
7. Get the decorated die cut and apply adhesive to the back. Press  it down to the patterned paper on the right hand side over the ribbon. 
8. On the 3 1/2" piece of ribbon, apply glue dots to the center on the front and back. Then pinch the sides together.

Cut the ends of the ribbon to be even and add an angled cut. Add more glue dots on the back of the pinch. Press this on top  of the ribbon on the card on the left hand end of the ribbon. Place glue dots on the back of a pink button and press on to the knot area of the ribbon.
9. Put glue dots on the back of two more buttons and place them at the top  left hand corner of the card.
10. Punch a circle of white card stock with a 1" circle punch. Dab blue and pink ink around the edge of the circle. Choose a simple greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes and stamp in the center of the circle. Adhere the circle to the bottom left of the card.
Finish by adding a greeting to the inside or a special note.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Purse Card

Ok, I believe in giving credit where credit is due. I got this idea from the Summer 2014 issue of Card Maker Magazine. Of course, mine is different but the basics are the same.

Materials needed:
Wildflower Meadow stamp set (#129168)
Wildflower Meadow embossing folder (#129376)
Really Good Greetings stamp set (#130333)
Red card stock 5 1/2 x 9"
Light blue card stock 3 pieces  2 3/4 x 5 1/4" and 1 piece 1 1/4 x 5 1/4"
White card stock 3 pieces 2 1/2 x 5" and 1 piece 1 x 5"
Coordinating patterned paper 1 x 5"
Scallop edge border punch
Brights Button collection (#119747)
Washi tape from Wal Mart
Melon Mambo marker
Cherry Cobbler marker
Gumball Green marker
Melon Mambo ink pad
Score board

1. Use the scallop edge border punch to punch one of the 5" ends.
2. Place the red card stock with the long edge on the score board horizontally. Score at 3, 3 1/2, 4 and  7".
Accordion fold on the score lines.
3. Stamp  and emboss the 2 pieces of the white card stock. I used the Wildflower Meadow stamp and embossing folder. Adhere the white card stock onto 2 of the light blue card stock pieces. Adhere one piece to the front of the "purse" and the other to the top inside as shown in the picture. Stamp a greeting at the top of the inside piece.
4.  Adhere the last piece of white card stock on to the last blue piece. At the bottom of that piece, place a strip of Washi tape all the way across. You can write your special note here.
5. Adhere the small piece of patterned paper to the small piece of blue card stock. Adhere it to the flap of the purse. Adhere 3 small buttons to the center of the patterned paper.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mimi's Cupcake

I picked up a few cute stamps at Hobby Lobby a couple days ago. I just thought the little "Mimi" girl was so cute!
Materials needed:
Sweet Thing stamp by Penny Black
Mimi in Paris stamp set by Penny Black
Melon Mambo card stock 2 3/4 x 3" & 4 1/4 x 5 1/2", 1 1/4 x 1 x 1 1/2"
Blue Dot patterned paper from Quick Cards Magazine 4 x 5 1/4"
International Bazaar patterned paper SU 3 1/2 x 4 1/2"
White card stock
Eyelet Border Punch SU
Corner Rounder punch
Watercolor pencils
Blender pen
Brights Collections Buttons
Floss or thread
Glue dots
Early Espresso ink

1. Use the Eyelet Border punch to create the border on one short side of the green patterned paper.
2. Adhere the blue dot paper to the Melon Mambo card stock. Adhere the green patterned paper on top of the blue dot paper.
3. Round each of the corners on the 2 3/4 x 3" Melon Mambo card stock. Adhere it on top of the green patterned paper about 1/2" above the top edge of the card.
4. Stamp Mimi on white card stock with Early Espresso or Basic Black ink. Use the watercolor pencils and the blender pen to color the stamped image. Cut it out around the edge of the stamped image. Adhere it to the center of the Melon Mambo card stock.
5. Round the corners on the smallest piece of Melon Mambo card stock. Stamp "for you" from the Mimi in Paris stamp set in Early Espresso ink on the Melon Mambo card stock. Adhere it to the bottom right hand corner of the card, over the eyelet border.
6. Thread floss or thread through the eyes of the button and tie. Use glue dots to adhere the button to the top right of the greeting square.
7. Adhere the card front to a card base and you are ready to send Mimi's cupcake to someone special.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Hybrid Easter Bunny

I recently discovered At this sight, you can find loads of cute digital items for cards & scrapbooking. You can also get the Serif Craft Artist program for free. They do have a more complete program for sale but the freebee is a good start. They also have several digikits for free. When you download the program, they also give you a voucher for $10  of free stuff.

Here is the card that I made tonight.
Materials needed:
Serif Craft Artist program
FM Occasions digikit
White card stock
Certainly Celery card stock 5 1/2 x 8 1/4"
Afternoon Picnic patterned paper (#131390) 4 x 5 1/4" plus
Pool Party card stock 2 x 4"
Melon Mambo card stock 1 1/2 x 3 1/2"
Windows Frames die set
Corner Rounder
Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)

1. Using the Craft Artist program, choose a bear from the FM Occasions digikit. Move it the to project area and size. Use the font that comes with the digikit to make your greeting. Print them on white card stock and then cut them out.
2. Score and fold  the Certainly Celery card stock at 4 1/4." Adhere the patterned paper to it.
3. Adhere the Pool Party card stock next about 3/8" from the bottom of the card.
4. Use your Big Shot machine to cut out 2 of the window dies that will fit on top of each other. Use the patterned paper for this. I made the reverse side the larger window and then the same side as the background paper for the smaller one. Adhere both of these pieces on to the card front. The wisteria checked window will overlap the pool party card stock. Then adhere the smaller one on top of it.
5. Adhere the Melon Mambo card stock on the Pool Party card stock. This time you will overlap the bottom of the window die cut piece slightly.
6. Cut out the greeting to measure 1 1/2 x 2 1/2". Round the corners. Adhere this above the Melon Mambo card stock. I let the bottom of the greeting go over onto the Pool Party.
7. Place Stampin' Dimensionals on the back of the Fizzy Moon bear and place on top of the window die cuts.
8. Add a special note to a special child on the inside and you are ready for Easter.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Layers with Wisteria Wonder and Crushed Curry

I really like how this card turned out. It could be used for an Easter card, a birthday card or just to celebrate spring. It takes a little while to do all the layers but it's not really hard, just time consuming.

Materials needed:
Afternoon Picnic patterned paper (#131390) Use two different patterns, 4 x 5 1/4" and 2 pieces
                  2 x 3  1/2" each
Wisteria Wonder card stock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2", 2 x 5 1/2", 2 1/4 x 3 3/4"
1/4" Daffodil Delight Grosgrain Stitched ribbon (#126872) 2 pieces each 6" long
White card stock for oval and for flower images and greeting
Flower Shop stamp set (#130942)
Fabulous Florets stamp set (#123027)
Eyelet Border punch (#119853, retired)
Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
Old Olive ink pad
Wisteria Wonder ink pad
Crushed Curry ink pad
Coluzel ovals or other oval cutting item
Craft knife

1. Cut all the paper pieces the sizes listed. Adhere the patterned paper on the correct size Wisteria Wonder card stock.You will have 3 pieces now.
2. With the Wisteria Wonder card stock that is 2 x 5 1/2" use the Eyelet Border punch to punch on each of the long sides of this.
3. Place adhesive on the back of each of the pieces of ribbon. Press them to the Eyelet Border that you just punched out. Place them straight across the card stock so that each piece is just beside the eyelets. You will have about 1/4" card stock showing between the ribbon. Wrap the ends around to the back of the card stock.
4. Adhere the 2 smaller pieces of layer paper and card on the large piece. Leave about 1/4" between each of them and about 1/4" border around each of them. Place adhesive on the back of the eyelet border and ribbons. Adhere it across the layers so that the bottom border is about 1" from the bottom of the card.
5. Cut an oval from white card stock. Stamp some leaf or stem images on to the oval using Old Olive ink. 
6. Stamp 4 flower images, 2 with Crushed Curry ink and 2 with Wisteria Wonder ink. Punch out or cut out each image. Adhere them to the center section of the oval. Leave some of the stems or leaves sticking out behind the flower images. Rub the edges of the oval across the Old Olive ink pad to distress it a bit and to make the oval pop off the card. Add Stampin' Dimensionals to the back of the oval and place across the center of the card, covering the layers.
7. Stamp the greeting in the stamp set or choose a greeting of your own and stamp on white card stock with Crushed Curry ink. Cut out around the words of the greeting. Place a Stampin' Dimensional to the back of the left end of the greeting. Place adhesive to the rest of the card. Press it onto the card with part of the saying extending over the oval.
8. Adhere the card front to a card base and place a note or greeting on the inside of the card.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Easy Peasy Bunny

This is an easy card that you can make in 20 minutes or less.

Materials needed:
Marina Mist card stock 5 1/2 x 8  1/2" scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Delicate Dots patterned paper (retired) 4 x 5 1/4"
Birds of a Feather patterned paper (#126899) 2 1/2 x 3 3/4"
White card stock
Watercolor pencils
A Little Bit of Spring stamp set (#126011, retired)
Regarding Dahlias stamp set (#130327)
Framelits Labels dies (#125598)
1 3/8" Circle punch (#119860)
Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
Decorative scissors
Marina Mist ink

1. Run a medium sized die centered on the delicate dots patterned paper through your Big Shot machine.
2. Cut the top edge of the patterned paper with the decorative scissors. I used a grass cut. Adhere this to the back of the 4 x 5 1/4" paper positioning it at the middle of the label die cut.
3. Adhere this to the Marina Mist card stock leaving a small border around the edge.
3. Stamp a bunny on white card stock. Color the bunny with watercolor pencils. Cut the bunny image carefully around the outer edge. Stamp a greeting with Marina Mist ink on white card stock. Punch out the greeting with the circle punch. Rub the edge of the circle on the ink pad to ink the edges.
4. Place the bunny above the paper in the center of the card. You may overlap some of the bunny on the paper, if needed.
5. Place Stampin' Dimensionals on the back of the greeting circle and adhere to the bottom left side of the card.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Springy Pink & Embossed

This card has a spring like feel to it with a feminine touch. If you want a card that is real girly girl, this is the one for you.
You'll spend most of the time to make this card with inking and embossing. It takes a while but you get a really pretty look. If you've never done any heat embossing before, you might find this project a little difficult.

White card stock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" for base card, 4 x 5 1/4", 3 x 3 3/4", 2 3/4 x 3 1/2",1 3/4 x 2 3/4",
                           1 3/8 X 2 3/8"
Pale pink card stock2 X 3", 1 1/2 X 2 1/2"
Marina Mist ink
Regal Rose ink
More Mustard ink
Versa Mark ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Regarding Dahlias stamp set (#130327)
Trust God stamp set (#126702)
3/8" Melon Mambo Striped Organdy ribbon (#129293)
Sherbet Buttons (#116312) or other buttons that has a pale pink
Paper Piercing Pack
Paper Piercing Tool
Paper Piercing mat or mouse pad
Glue Dots

1. Distress the 4 x 5 1/4" piece, the 2 3/4 x 3 1/2" piece and the 1 3/4 x 2 3/4" piece of white card stock. I start with the yellow ink. Dab the felt or other distressing medium on the More Mustard ink pad and then directly onto the white card stock. Next, do the same thing with the Regal Rose ink going over top of the More Mustard. Finish with the Marina Mist ink over the Regal Rose. You will not cover the card stock solid with any one color. As you dab the ink onto the card stock, use a rubbing motion to get a good coverage around the card stock.

 2. Ink your image (I used the dahlia from the stamp set) with the Versa Mark ink. Stamp it randomly around the distressed card stock.
3. Place the card stock in a tray, on a lid or a sheet of paper. Sprinkle clear embossing powder to cover the card stock.

Shake off any excess powder. Return excess powder to the jar to use in your next embossing project.
4. Heat the entire card stock until the embossing powder melts.
When it is melted, it will have a glossy, shiny look.
Repeat this technique with the 3 pieces of white card stock.
5. Adhere the embossed card stock on to the plain white card stock leaving about 1/8" border all the way around each piece. The smallest embossed piece should be adhered to a piece of pale pink card stock. Layer the layers according to size with the smallest on top.
6. With the smallest piece of card stock, stamp a greeting from the Trust God stamp set in the center with Regal Rose ink. Use Marina Mist ink to distress with the blue around the outer edge of the card stock. Adhere it to the other piece of pale pink card stock with a border around the greeting piece.
7. Using the Paper Piercing tool or a very sharp needle(not recommended but it will work) punch holes all the way around the white card stock with the saying. Adhere this to the bottom right side of the card, overlapping the other layers.
8. Wrap ribbon around the right side of the card and tie in a bow. Sometimes I use glue dots to keep my bow in place.
9. Place glue dots on the back of a large pink button and adhere to the top left rectangle as shown in the picture.
10. Adhere the card front on to the card base, leaving a white border all the way around the card.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Ink Pad Watercolor Look

This is a background technique.

Materials needed:
Serene Silhouettes stamp set (#127324)
Watercolor paper 4 x 5 1/4", 2 3/4 x 3"
Wild Wasabi card stock 3 x 3 1/4", 4 1/4 x 5 1/2"
Crumb Cake ink pad
Summer Starfruit ink pad
Pistachio Pudding ink pad
Mister or spray bottle
1" Rose Red Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (#111846)
Red buttons
Glue dots
Paper towel

1. Press a juicy ink pad onto the watercolor pad. I like to use 3 different colors for a good look.

2. Spray water directly onto the ink with a mister or a small spray bottle.
You want the ink to be wet so it will move around the paper.
If desired, you can tilt the paper for the ink to run on the page. Blot (don't rub) the wet ink with paper towel.

You may add more color from the ink pad & mist again if you wish until you get the color you want. Remember, this is paper so don't keep spraying until the paper falls apart. 
The paper may curl but you can flatten it out.
3. Stamp a silhouette image randomly onto the background while the paper is still wet. This will give the paper a stippled look.
4. Color another background piece that will be for the embellishment. When it is dry, stamp a silhouette image on to it. Mount it on solid card stock.
5. Decorate the card front with ribbon, buttons, etc to complete the card front.
You can make a background paper like this using any colors you choose. I almost always use 3 different colors for it. On this next one, I wanted brighter colors, so I used Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry, and Island Indigo.
Other materials used:
Island Indigo card stock
White card stock
Certainly Celery 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon
Candy Dots subtles (#130933)
Candy Dots brad base (#132293)
Early Espresso ink

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Stripes and Grasses with Left Overs

For this card, I was using some scraps of materials that I've had  laying around for a while. I can't give you the exact pattern name or item # on most of these.

Materials needed:
Striped patterned paper 3 x 5 1/4" (this is paper that was in my scrap box)
Night of Navy card stock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2"
White card stock
Striped ribbon 1 1/4" wide (this is SU ribbon that's been retired a few years)
Just Believe stamp set (#120453)
Teeny  Tiny Wishes stamp set (#115370)
Filigree Brads (#112577, retired)
Old Olive ink

1. Stamp the images from the Just Believe stamp set with Old Olive ink on white card stock. Stamp the greeting in the center of the label stamp. Cut them out.
2. Adhere the yellow patterned paper to the Night of Navy card stock with 1/8" border on 3 sides.
3. Cut the wide ribbon to fit and adhere it over the card stock and patterned paper so that there is an 1/8"  border all the way around.
4. Adhere the stamped images as shown on the card.
5. Punch a hole in the bottom right side. Add a large brad to the card.
6. Adhere the completed card front to a card base and sign your creation.
It can be easy to go through your left overs and scraps to make cards. Sometimes you just have to put them together. I know that I need to use up more of my materials instead of always going out to buy more new!