Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Birthday Banner

I'm participating in the Papertrey Ink blog hop this month.  I made a card based on one of the color combinations and sketch choices given for the challenge.  You can see the blog post and other entries here.

Pretty simple, really.  I diecut the triangle banners and stamped them with polka dots in VersaMark ink.  I stamped the black outline from Banner Builders on top.  The string was stamped on white cardstock.  On the left side, I stamped off on scratch paper to get a lighter color of Harvest Gold and then added the word "happy" multiple times.  I stamped the same word in black in the lower left corner.  After gluing on the banners, I distressed the edges of the white panel and then added it to a Harvest Gold card base.  I curved the "birthday" word slightly to mimic the string line before stamping it in black.

Stamps:  Banner Builder, Wet Paint, Polka Dot Basics II (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Harvest Gold (Stampin' Up); VersaMark Frost; Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper:  White, Harvest Gold, Tropical Teal, Spring Rain, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink)
Misc:  Banner Builder dies (Papertrey Ink); distress tool

Flower Patch Card Box

About time I popped in, huh?  I made this adorable card box at my friend's house with some of the new SU stuff.  I'd been meaning to try one of these for a while, and it wasn't nearly as complicated as I anticipated.  It took me longer to choose stamps and colors than to put it together!

I really enjoyed this project.  I stamped the flowers from the Flower Patch set and cut them out with the matching dies.  (except for the smallest flowers which were fussy cut)  The stamped butterfly is from Papillion Potpourri.  I'll add details below, but I am going from memory since I didn't write anything down.  Too busy creating!  :)

I don't know what set the sentiments are from.  I stamped them on white cardstock and cut them into strips with scissors.

Here's another view of the whole card box, as well as an upper shot so you can see the cardstock dividers.  I still think it's cool how this whole thing folds flat in an envelope!

Stamps:  Flower Patch, Papillion Potpourri, Four Frames (Stampin' Up)
Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe (Stampin' Up); Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper:  Whisper White, Coastal Cabana; In-Color DSP Stack (Stampin' Up)
Misc:  Flower Fair Framelits dies, Decorative Label punch, Elegant Butterfly punch  (Stampin' Up); pearls, rhinestones, pop-up dots