Hooray! I'm enjoying my last full day on the U. S. Mainland today – I get on that jet plane back to Hawaii first thing tomorrow morning. And, as you might imagine, I'm going to be oh so happy to be back in my own craft room! Most of the crafting I've done while away from home has been where there's not much in the way of Stampin' Up! products. You'd think I'd have converted my friends by now, but not so.
This weekend, though, I found myself at a friend's home where there is lots of Stampin' Up! product, and even some that's current! One thing I have been doing is going through some magazines while I've had some free time and I decided to see if I could use current SU! products that were on hand and CASE a card. I finally found the card and some materials to use!
The original card was in the May 2012 Issue of Card Maker magazine. I adpated it to make the card 5-1/2" wide by 4-1/4" high. CM Magazine used a 1-3/8" square punch, but I had to use the 1" square punch for this size card. Other Stampin' Up! products that I found to use were some Real Red Patterns Paper, the Scallop Edge Border Punch, the Curly Label Punch, and the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. Oh, and there are those Real Red Brads – at least I had one embellishment to use – and a stamp set! The greeting is from Snow Swirled.
To make the greeting element, I cut a longish piece (no ruler at the moment) of Very Vanilla Card Stock, trimmed it to be about 1" wide, and then inserted the ends into the Curly Label Punch from the top so that just one end at a time was punched. I did the same thing with some Lucky Limeade Card Stock (more Stampin' Up! product!) but a bit bigger on all sides. After I adhered these two layers together, I punched some Lucky Limeade Card Stock with the Scallop Edge Border punch and then layered that behind.
I added each Real Red Brad with a piece of the print paper punched with the scallop shape from the Itty Bitty Shapes pack.
Once I get back home and settled in, I'll be making another of these cards with some current Designer Series Papers and will do a better job of telling you the measurements – and I'll include a chart showing how I put the pieces together!
Now to go get some packing done!