Creativity for a Cause

Creativity for a Cause
Stampin' Up! is a global sponsor for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. As the assistant lead for Stampin' Up! at the Tampa, FL location, I provide the House with hand-stamped cards for families to use during their stay. Contact me to help me create cards for this worthwhile cause.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Affection for a friend
During my Card Class several ladies used this same layout and changed the words; sympathy, get well and Happy Anniversary. This stamp set is so versatile.  Here are a few tips to creating this card.  1) Work outside the box with colors. The Color Coach (pg. 151) is a wonderful tool to help you come up with new combinations.  2) The border along the left side was created using just HALF of the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch. I punched it out and cut it up the center.  I used the other half on a second card.  3) The image behind the heart and wings was punched out using the Scallop Oval punch to create more texture.  4) Here's another example where different patterns and textures work together.  If you're "old school", like me, you were taught not to mix polka dots and stripes together but this card proves you can.  I used the Chevron embossing folder for the background and still added polka dot designer paper.  Don't be afraid to experiment. Some of my best layouts were accidents.  5) The banner tip on the white cardstock was created by using the square punch. Just insert the cardstock tip into your punch (use your punch upside down so you can see), line it up and voila!

Stamp Set: Affection Collection (Holiday Catalog pg. 35)
Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Midnight Muse, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Calypso Coral, Midnight Muse
Big Shot: Chevron embossing folder (pg. 189)
Designer Paper:  In Color Designer Series Paper Pack (pg. 162)
Punches: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Scallop Oval, 1" square, Small Heart (all pg. 183-184)
Accessories: Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive

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