January 9, 2012

Hi everyone!  Today I decided to check out the CAS (or clean & simple) challenge on splitcoast stampers.  The challenge was to find ways to use die cuts and since I just recently received my new framelits (labels collection) from Stampin' Up! I knew I wanted to give them a try.

Everything I used to make my card is current, or will be current I should say, with the exception of the designer series paper that I purchased from the Stampin' Up! clearance rack, so if you are purchasing anything from Stampin' Up! be sure to check out those clearance rack items.

I began by first stamping my image and then cutting it out using my framelits and my big shot.  I cut out a larger pretty in pink layer and then I ran that through my big shot using my finial press embossing folder.  Then I colored my image using my SU markers and layered it using dimensionals.  The stamp I used on my card is from the Outlined Occasions stamp set and it is a new Sale-a-bration set that won't be available until Jan. 24th (so you're getting a sneak peek).
My pink designer series paper layer was punched along the bottom using my label punch.  Simply place your dsp only about 1/4" into the punch and punch away.  Move your punch over along the edge of your paper and punch again while trying to keep them lined up- it's really very easy. 

My red designer series paper was scored every 1/4" using my simply score tool and then I folded the paper back and forth.  I used my paper piercing tool to place mini glue dots where the folds of my dsp meets my card base. 

To adhere my sentiment layer onto my accordion folded dsp I used mini glue dots and placed them where the folds of the paper meet my pretty in pink layer.  Using a paper piercing tool comes in real handy for this because once you touch the glue dots they aren't as sticky.

The top part of my pretty in pink layer was adhered using stacked dimensionals.  I'll see if I can get a photo of this so that you know what I am talking about.  Here's a photo of my stacked dimensionals-  
To complete my card I added a mini clothespin with a small piece of twine tied around it- what a cute way to embellish a card.  Twine seems to be the new 'in' embellishment now.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'm off to get my house straightened up and start supper.  Have a great day!

Stamps: Outlined Occasions
Card Stock: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, White, Retired- SU Designer Series Paper
Ink: Black Stazon
Supplies: Twine, Mini Clothespin, Curly Label Punch, Simply Score Tool, Labels Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Finial Press Embossing Folder, SU Markers- real red & pretty in pink, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Technique: Paper Folding, Dry Embossing

Contact me today if you would like to place an order or to be added onto my mailing list!
To place your Stampin' Up! order- http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx
My email address- pebbles4@ptd.net
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7 comments:

Athina said...

Very cute! Love the clothes pin and the colors!

Becky said...

This is lovely! Love the design paper you used and the how you ruffled the middle.

Annie Lee said...

Patty, this is a super cute card!

Melina said...

I love the folded dp and the way you bordered the bottom dp! I'm gonna have to try that with my label punch :)

Kristina said...

Oh wow Patty, I love everything about this card! Really cool. I got the mags, and I have circled all the items I want... & it's most of the mini mag! I'm so bad.. But "Sell-a-bration here I come! He he!
Peace,
Kristy

Heather B said...

Hmmm. Stacked dimensionals? I've never thought of that. As if I need another excuse to use them!!

maxiesmom said...

I really like the folded paper, what a clever idea.