Sunday, September 16, 2007

Card Swap ...

Yesterday was Patty's quartlery meeting - full of project tips, demos and make-n-takes. I presented some home decor ideas (will post pictures here soon) and demo'd making a 'paper pumpkin' (will teach this at my 'Halloween' stamp class on Sept 27).

Of course, it's not a meeting without card swaps. There were lots of great cards featuring stamps from SU's new Holiday Mini Collection. Here's my "quick card" swap ...

For my swap card, I used the new 'True Friend' stamp set from the Holiday Mini Collection. Cardstock colors are from the In Color series - Blue Bayou and Soft Sky (plus a small piece of Naturals White). I stamped images in Chocolate Chip ink and accented the card with a piece of 5/8" grosgrain ribbon in Chocolate Chip.

Of course, punches! I'm not a big fan of cutting things out so I love using punches. For this card, I used the new 3/16" corner rounder, the 1 3/8" circle, the 1" circle, the 1/4" circle and the Scallop circle punches. The final touch is a gold eyelet in the center of the 'flower.'

Tip: Here's a trick for centering the eyelet in the center of the flower image:

  • Punch a 1" circle from Soft Sky

  • Punch a 1/8" hole as close to center in the 1" circle as possible and set the eyelet.

  • Punch a 1/4" hole in the center of the flower - then use dimensionals to adhere the stamped image (punched out with a 1 3/8" circle punch) over the 1" circle so that the eyelet shows through in the center of the 1/4" hole. It doesn't matter if the 1" circle isn't perfectly centered in the 1 3/8" circle because you'll never see that part.

  • Use glue dots (or your favorite adhesive) on the back of the 1" circle to attach to the center of the Scallop circle.

  • Voila! Everything is centered.

Thanks to the punches there was no special cutting and this card went together quickly!


Debby Winters said...

Great Quick Cards! I always have trouble with quick ones - I keep wanting to do more! Thanks for the great tip too!

Corie said...

Love this -- thanks for the tip with the eyelets!

Dawn Easton said...

Great cards! I love the simple yet elegant look it has!! I can't seem to create these sorts of cards. Yours is fantastic!

Heather P. said...

What a pretty card! LOVE these colors... :)