Happy Sunday! It's time for another fun and fabulous challenge over at The Paper Players! This week Nance has whipped up the following sketch for us to play along with:
I had a lot of fun coming up with my card(s) for this challenge. Yes, I said cards! I couldn't decide on my theme for my submission as a Guest Designer this week, so I made 3 cards before finally choosing the one you see here. I will post the rest throughout the week, stay tuned. :) Please come play along with us at The Paper Players this week, it's a lot of fun!
Stop by and visit the lovely ladies on the Design Team for more awesome inspiration:I'm back with another installment of my "Cards Too Big for an Envelope" series! I am completely hooked on bulking up my creations lately. I like to call these cards "multi-purpose" because chunky cards can also be used to wrap a gift. (Click here to see my earlier post) With this one though, (here is the awesome part)...it really CAN fit in an envelope! Yup, the 3-D ornament can actually be flattened for mailing. Ha! Just make sure to tell the recipient to "fluff it up" upon reciept.
I created these dimensional ornaments from 8 punches of Love Letter DSP with the Ornament Punch. They can be made with as few as 5 punches but I like lots of dimension, so I went with 8. Maybe it's a Texas thing, but I say, if given a choice, just go BIG, ya'll! :) Simply take your punched ornaments (in whatever number you feel comfortable with), score them down the middle, fold 'em, stick 'em together, then fan 'em out to create this technique. This isn't my idea, although I can't seem to find a link for a tutorial to share...oh no! If you would like instructions, let me know and I can email you. I'm not sure I would even know how to post a tutorial in any way, shape or form. Eeeek, scary for me!
The "Merry Christmas" sentiment is heat embossed for some shine. I also used the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder on the Basic Black card stock to play off of the polka dots on the ornaments. Finally, three little pieces of bling were added to the bottom just because I never hold back on the bling! I also dressed up a coordinating inside (my new favorite thing). Somehow, this card reminds me of a "Santa suit". Maybe it's the color combo. What do you think?
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Contempo Christmas (sentiment, inside and out) and Delightful Decorations (little snowflake inside)
Ink: Basic Black and Riding Hood Red classic ink and Basic Black Craft ink (for the "Merry Christmas" sentiment on the front)
Paper: Love Letter DSP, Riding Hood Red, Basic Balck and Very Vanilla card stock
Accessories: Ornament punch, Scalloped Border punch, 3/4" Circle punch, 1" circle punch, Corner Rounder punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Clear embossing powder, jewels and Gold elastic cord (ret.)
Non SU! Accessories: gold glitter glue and sheer red ribbon
Have a great day!
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