I can’t believe it’s been 3 months since I posted on this blog. I am such a bad blogger! lol I really will try to do better this year. I am so much better at being consistent on Instagram. If you’d like to stay updated and see my post head over now and follow me. @stampwithanita
We had a blessed Easter with family and friends celebrating our Risen Lord. It was such a treat to have ALL our kiddos home and even a few extra. The pic above of our table shows the calm before the storm. I think this is the first year I actually gave in and used paper and plastic plates. GASP!!! I know… I couldn’t believe it either. But as I was setting up the table Saturday night I didn’t want to spend my time on Easter hand washing all those china dishes. It’s okay to take a break some years and as our family continues to grow and move out our time with all of them here together is priceless. Continue reading
I can remember as a little girl collecting little treasures from nature and making all kinds of fun new creations with them, everything from a clover ring, a crown of leaves to a beautiful braided necklace of wild flowers to hang around my neck. Continue reading
It’s been a busy time filled with kid’s activities and sharing in their awesome accomplishments. I will take time to share more on that with you in another post, but wanted you know that even though I’ve been away from posting my thoughts have been with you all. I don’t know about you but this long Winter has really taken a toll on me and my energy level. But today on this first day of Spring I wanted to share a beautiful Spring card that has a special closure that features the new Scalloped Tag Punch.
I just love the colors on this card and how it beckons Spring to come. I know I am so ready for warmer weather…. my aching joints are crying out for it to come soon! This card was inspired by a make & take Addy Jester designed for us at a team meeting. I added my own little flare by using the Chalk Talk Framelits Die. So let me share with you how to make this card…
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Card Closure
• Petal Parade Stamp Set – wood (#133599), clear (#133602) SAB Product
• Perfect Pennants Stamp Set – wood (#133227), clear (#133230)
• Pool Party Classic Ink (#126982)
• Basic Black Classic Ink (#126980)
• 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Sahara Sand Cardstock (#121043)
• 2 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ Pool Party Cardstock (#122924)
• Crisp Cantalope Cardstock (#131298)
• Chalk Talk Framelits Dies (#129983)
• Stampin’ Trimmer (#126889)
• Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (#133324)
• Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#132971)
• Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (#133521) SAB Product
• Crisp Cantalope Twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (#133522) SAB Product
Start with a 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of cardstock. You will be punching on both 5 1/2″ ends. Insert cardstock into the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch all the way and center from top to bottom. Before you punch look from the back so you can see that the card stock is pushed flush all the way into the edge of the punch. You will do the same on the opposite side. See photo and tip below to get both sides matched up.
TIP: To easily match up both sides so they are aligned insert the opposite side of the cardstock and when looking from the back pull the side of the cardstock that you already punched back over to where you are punching now and you can visually align both sides up to match.
Now with both sides punched you will score the right side of your card. Use the Stampin’ Trimmer and score down along where the punch cut into the cardstock. On my Stampin’ Trimmer the cardstock lined up at the 7/8″ mark as shown above.
Once both sides are complete you will slide the piece of cardstock back into your Trimmer and the side that a has the cut and score you will score again at the 4 1/4″ mark. This will become the back/inside of your card and will make more sense as you go along.
Fold your card on score lines and finish as desired. For my card I attach a 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) on inside right edge as shown. I used the lovely Sweet Sorbet DSP (#133521) that you can earn for FREE right now during Sale-A-Bration. On the outside flap I embossed a 2 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Pool Party Cardstock with the NEW Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#132971) found in the Occasions Catalog.
Look at all this yummy goodness you can earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration. The twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (#133522) was the perfect touch for my card. The Pack comes with three spools (10 yards each) of beautiful twine and a sheet of adhesive-backed die cut images printed on cork.
Don’t miss your chance at grabbing your favorite Sale-A-Bration (SAB) products. Once March is gone so are these products. During this awesome promotion you get to choose a FREE SAB product for every $50 you spend. Place at least a $50 order in my online store using this HOSTESS CODE 6U6XKXKX by March 28th and not only will you get to choose a FREE SAB item I will send you this card so you can have to send or have to duplicate.
Blessings and Happy Stamping!