Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Finally! A Card for the Stamp-A-Stack!

Sometimes you just need to walk away. After last night, I wasn't so sure about returning to the craft room this afternoon, but I was drawn by the seed of a design I had in my head.

Mark the Date is a new set from the Spring-Summer Collection, and I knew it was my style as soon as I saw it. Not only does it come with the circles for a blank calendar, but it has 7 little decorations that either surround or fill in the circles. One of them is a heart, and this was the seed for the design.

I'm tired of the same ol' folds, so I went back to one I made quite awhile ago and revamped it. The "z" fold is simple and I like the way it reveals the sentiment. The card looks like this open:

Originally, I intended to put the message on the left side of the fold when you open it, but that didn't seem to look balanced.

The other problem that presented itself was that these kinds of cards don't like to stay closed. I needed some sort of tab, and that's when I added the third red heart on the lower right of the card. A glue dot was necessary to make sure it had the staying power, and it works like a charm! I had to make sure the placement was such that it didn't block any of the sentiment when the card was opened.

Speaking of the sentiment, it's from a retired set called Love Matters, which was featured in last winter's mini catalog. I think it's perfect for this card, and is also the reason why there's no month listed at the top of the calendar: "I love you more today than yesterday, but not as much as tomorrow." Awwww....

Hope you like it as much as I do! Remember, you can register your attendance for the SAS by leaving me a comment!


sandra said...

and I like this one a lot!!!!

L. said...

I love it!!!!!! I love the combo of purple and red and all the little hearts are freaking adorable!!

I really liked the other one too!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Love it, Jenn! It's just perfect! Don't you love when an idea works?