I’ve bought so many things from the current Occasions Catalogue because they were so gorgeous and I had to have them, but, I haven’t used all of them yet. I am trying to work my way through the stamp sets and product suites so that I can actually put ink to paper and see what I can create. Are you like that? Then I challenge you to get out one stamp set or product suite and create at least three cards. I’d love to see them when you are finished.
Anyway I started out fairly simple with the Carousel Birthday stamp set. I embossed Whisper White card using the Confetti Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Melon Mambo card. I stamped the carousel horse onto Whisper White card using Melon Mambo ink and cut it out using the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. I attached the image to a scalloped oval cut from Melon Mambo card using the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. I cannot believe how much I love the Stitched Shapes Framelites Dies and the co-ordinating Layering Ovals, circles and Squares Framelits Dies. I don’t think I could create a card without them.
Ok, so what did I do next. Oh yes, I attached the image panel to the card front using dimensionals. I stamped the banner image from the Balloon Adventures stamp set onto Whisper White card using Melon Mambo ink. I stamped “happy birthday” from the same set inside the banner image. I hand cut the banner and attached it to the card front using dimensionals under the ends so that it could sit over the bottom of the image panel.
To decorate the inside I attached a narrow strip of Melon Mambo card behind one long edge of Whisper White card which I embossed using the Confetti Embossing Folder. The panel is attached to Whisper White card.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Why do I decorate the inside of my cards? Well, sometimes I don’t want to write a long message on my cards, so by decorating the inside, I cut down on the space and I don’t feel overwhelmed about what I have to write. How about you, do you feel like this too?
This card is going to be one that we make at my Beachmere class next week as I had a request for a birthday card for a little girl. Hopefully this will fit the bill.
Bye for now,
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