Friday, July 15, 2011

Case'ing Page 65!

I had a few more minutes to play in my "Stampin' House" this week! Yep, that needs some explaining I think! I had my New Catalog Open House on Thursday (the preview for those going on vacation this week!), on Sunday afternoon, on Monday night, and again on Tuesday morning. On Tuesday night I did an open stamping session where 5 delightful ladies caught up on some past stamping projects/kits that I had for sale! Wednesday morning was one more open stamping session (I have a lovely card to share from that too!) with my good friend Carol, which is when I got inspired to case page 65. The reason I called it my "Stampin' House" is because I tended to overrun the place with stamped samples, catalogs, ideas, etc.! At least that's what my husband was thinking by Wednesday night! Luckily, I got some company yesterday -- my father-in-law is visiting from NY just for the day on his way to a meeting -- he stays in my actual "Stampin' Room, requiring a head-to-toe cleanup of the place! It's a good time for a tour, as I can find everything right now!

Here's my samples for the case. You'll possibly/probably recognize it -- it's the milk carton and card on the page with Got Treats and Sweets for the Sweet.

What did I do differently?! I changed the image on the card, although I used the same stamp set. I love pinwheels ... always have! This was on my first order that I got from the new catalog! I also didn't use ribbon, but instead decided to use a strip of Whisper White cardstock that I embossed with the square lattice folder! Effective I think!

Here's a view of the card by itself:

Here's a "closer-up" photo of my pinwheel:

Do you need some details? The card is Tempting Turquoise, embossed in the Big Shot with my fun Perfect PolkaDots folder. I image is on white, matted with 4 separate strips of punched scallops (not perfect by any means!) with my Scallop Edge punch. The pinwheel was stamped and cut out (one of the designs), then attached to a larger pinwheel of solid Real Red cardstock. I'm pretty sure that it was 1 1/4" square, cut in on the diagonal almost to the middle, then placed beneath the stamped pinwheel, with a turquoise flower brad from the Brights Flowers collection. The tiny little circles were actually punched out with my Bitty Punch from one of the designs of the paper in the Big Top DSP pack. Love, love, love that fun paper!!

Now, here's the milk carton to match:

And another "closer-up" photo:

This is pretty self-explanatory I think. The most time-consuming of all was figuring out how big to make my main image to fit on the side of these adorably teeny milk cartons! I can't even tell you the final measurements, but it's 1/4" less than my Real Red mat which is about 1/4" less than one of the sides of the carton. So, for the difference? I used a different color for the carton. I also accented my carton with ribbon, used a different color for the ribbon (the Real Red 1 1/4" wide striped grosgrain instead of an orange stripe), a different image (I used the pinwheel from Sweets for the Sweet), but the same sentiment from Got Treats. My clip at the top is the same, with a scrap of Real Red 1/4" grosgrain instead.

Now, for my last sample, I'm showing you the card that my good friend, Carol, made after my quilting class a few weeks back (see my post here). In the class, we made 2 cards, but I also made up a bunch of templates for other patterns they could do on their own. These patterns also had a sample of cards on the web that I had found and loved! Basically, our pattern was 5x5 (as it is here), but I showed 4x4 samples, different layouts of the 5x5 or 4x5 squares, etc. Look at what she made with it! The mini stars are not Stampin' Up, but I believe everything else is, including the lovely paper (Cherry Cobbler and Night of Navy) -- wow!!

I still have a few of my card kits left for this class if anyone is inclined to make it (cost of the kit to make the 2 cards is $10 and does not include that fabric flower or the cost to ship to you-- it does include all paper needed, scored and cut, plus the envelopes. You will have to cut your own squares -- I only send you the DSP strips). For $2.95, I'll send you the templates that I gave the ladies in my class so you can make your own! Email me if you're interested and I'll send you a Paypal invoice!

Hope you all have a wonderful day!


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