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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Whoo hoo you!

Monochromatic birthday card using Stampin' Up! Big News
This card has a secret. Know what it is? I'll give you a second.

These are holiday papers. Shhh!

Since nobody ever said "Wow, I ordered EXACTLY THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF PAPER," I'm guessing you might have some leftovers. Here's how I cooked mine up to make a gorgeous monochromatic birthday card for a coworker.

The layout was inspired by a card I saw over on Brian's blog this morning. (Yes, I stamp in my pjs. Stop judging.) You'll see that I went off-road pretty fast -- there's no ribbon, and I couldn't fit the third block of paper. Instead, I made the cutest little flag, and I brought in some washi.

Do you love it? I love it. The inside of the card is cute, too -- to balance the weight, I layered in a white pane with a matching washi stripe.

Your challenge for the weekend: Use some of your own holiday paper to make a non-holiday card. Can you do it? I think you can!

Ingredients

Stamp sets

  • Big News (I'm so in love with this set right now, can you tell?)

Paper 

  • Lost Lagoon base, plus mats at 2 3/8" by 3 3/8" and 3 1/4" square
  • Whisper White cut to 5 3/8" by 4 1/8," plus a 2 7/8" square (I used framelits for the square) and scrap -- inside layer is 5 1/4" by 4"
  • All is Calm DSP cut to 2 1/4" by 3 1/4" 

Ink

  • Lost Lagoon

Tools and accessories

  • Squares framelits
  • All is Calm washi
  • Dimensionals (one, under the flag)
  • Toothpick

2 comments:

Barbarella said...

I knew as soon as I saw "woo hoo" that this would be your design! I love it too! I love everything you make. So glad to be receiving card making instruction and inspiration from you! See you soon! Barbarella

seralewis said...

Thank you, Barbarella! See you soon!

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