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.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Staggered Affection

This is the first layout, of three, that we create during my monthly Stamp N' Scrap class.  Here are some tips to creating this page.  1) The Natural Composition Designer Paper is embossed with a raised design - it comes that way - no extra work!  It really adds a lot of texture and depth to the project. 2) I used the tulle in an unusual way. Rather than creating 3D flowers I decided to mount it across the front of the page.  I folded it in half, sliding down the first row of scallops so they didn't cover the back row, creating two rows.  I adhered it with SNAIL.  3) The wings and heart in the upper left corner are created by stamping the image twice; once in Crumb Cake and again in Cherry Cobbler. I cut out the Crumb Cake image then punched out the heart with in the Cobbler, mounting it on top of the Crumb Cake/original one with a Dimensional.  4) The Paper Daisies are one of my favorite accessory since they can be sponged, stamped or watercolored.  Here I used a dauber and added some color, cut them in half and mounted them on top of one another.  5) The left hand side layout fits into the new Divided Page Protectors (pg. 169). 6) Remember, always stamp first then punch. By doing the punching last you're guaranteed to get your image right in the middle.

Stamp Set: Affection Collection (Holiday Catalog pg. 35)
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobler, Very Vanilla
Ink Pads: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Designer Paper: Natural Composition Specialty (pg. 162)
Punches: XL Oval, Small Heart, Modern Label (pgs. 183-184)
Accessories: 3 1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon (Holiday Catalog pg. 4), Paper Daisies (pg. 175), Vintage Faceted Button (pg. 176), Glue Dots, Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive, Linen Thread

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