This week while I was cleaning out my boxes and boxes of cards (thanks for all your thoughts on what to do with these beauties!), I found some “left overs”. You know…pieces and punches and die cuts that weren't used on a project.
I found this fun heart with the button and the love tag and decided to make a card around that heart. I used the sketch from My Favorite Things to spark my Mojo.
Once I got going, I didn't stop for a while and added tons of goodness to this card…which I like to call a “Pile it on” card. With the “love” tag and the “remember” on the notebook cut out, I think this would make a great anniversary card!
If you've never used a sketch before, I encourage you to try it! I started with the white rectangle on the sketch and decided to use the Journal It – Top Ten Stamp Set (My Favorite Things) and Notebook Die as the springboard for the rest of the card.
I wanted to put a little twist on the banner from the sketch, so I cut a 1-1/4″ wide strip of cardstock and slipped it through my punch as shown to cut just the bottom edge. Yep, more mileage out of your punches! Do I hear a wooohoo?
This is a punch coming out from Stampin' Up on May 31.
Instead of using a strip of DSP or cardstock across the top, I chose to use seam binding in Crumb Cake and tie a bow.
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Supplies- all Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted:
- Tiny Tags Stamp Set (retiring May 30 -wm: 118091, cm: 118592), Everything Eleanor, Journal It – Top Ten Stamp Set (My Favorite Things)
- Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red
- Ink: Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink, Not Quite Navy
- Accessories: Paper Doily Sizzlit, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Notebook Die (My Favorite Things), Fan Fair Designer Series Paper, Jewelry Tag Punch, Linen Thread, Heart Punch, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Chevron Embossing Folder, Stampin' Sponges, Glue Dots, Crumb Cake Seam Binding
Thank you for stopping by today and be sure to check back tomorrow when I'm going to show you how to make one layer look like three!
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