Friday, November 2, 2007

Stamping on the brain

I shared with you recently about waking up with a layout for a card in my head. Well, it happened again this morning, and thankfully I had time to experiment to figure it out. No Starbucks for me today, so I'm playing!

See, I saw this card at Lorri's blog, Dream Big. That's what started it all. Isn't it cute? I think it's really quick and easy and adorable. Here's what I turned it into!

SU's fabulous line of designer paper is the star here. The layout was the most challenging part of the card. I started with a regular sheet of card stock (8.5 x 11) and cut it lengthwise at 4.25". Then I started figuring out how I could create scores so that I could achieve the flaps.

This first one is 1 7/8" wide and 3" deep, which means the score line is at 1.5". There were extra pieces on the sides that had to be removed in order to make the "present" stand alone on the top.

The second flap is actually attached and not part of the original width of the card. When I got to this point and realized that I didn't have the width necessary to create a flap, I just looked around for a scrap and used that. It's 5 1/16" long, scored at .75" and it's 2" wide.

I wanted to make sure this would fit in a regular A2 envelope, so it had to be 5.5" in length. From the bottom of the second "present" to the bottom of the card is 4" and I scored it at 2".

The sentiment inside and the Merry Christmas at the bottom are from Many Merry Messages, which is a fabulous, versatile set to have in your stamping stash. The ribbon at the top is attached with a glue dot and the others are scraps of red gingham and mellow moss 1/4" grosgrain from SU.

I really need to get to the post office, the library, and clean my craft room, so a shower is the first order of business. What a fun way to start the day though! Hope you enjoyed this. Let me know if you CASE it! This layout would work for a birthday card as well!

1 comment:

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

That IS adorable! Love it! How did your Starbucks meeting go?