Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Open Sea Matchbox for Father's Day!

One of our May Play Day Projects was making a Matchbox for Father's Day. 
The box part was made from Not Quite Navy cardstock, and the top "wrapper" was made from Nautical Expedition DSP.  We stamped the "for you" from the Great Friends stamp set in Cherry Cobbler, then stamped the anchor from The Open Sea on Whisper White cardstock.  It was punched out with the 1-1/4 punch, mounted on a Basic Gray circle punched with the 1-3/8 circle punch, which was then mounted on a shape from the Matchbox Die cut from Cherry Cobbler.  We tied a piece of Baker's Twine (Cherry Cobbler) around the box.  Inside was Hershey Nuggets wrapped in different pieces of Nautical Expedition DSP.  I think this makes a great Father's Day gift!

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Strength and Hope Card

This is one of the projects we made at my May Play Day.  It uses the Strength and Hope stamp set that can be found in the Summer Mini Catalog, and uses a scalloped edge medallion technique that I really love.

To make a scalloped edge medallion, cut a 3 x 3 square in the cardstock of your choice.  Using a border punch, center the square on the punch along one side and punch one time, then repeat the process for the other three sides and you are done!  Easy to do and looks very difficult!

Here is my recipe for this card:

STAMPS:  Strength and Hope

     Bashful Blue:  5-1/2 x 11, scored at 4-1/4
     Whisper White:  4 x 5-1/8
     Bashful Blue:  3 x 3
     Whisper White:  1-7/8 x 1-7/8

ACCESSORIES:  Dimensionals, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Pearls, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Paper Snips, Glue Dots

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Happy stampin and scrappin,