Thursday, November 15, 2012

I'm Happy For You

The card today is a great color combination of brown and turquoise card stock.  After trying a few different ideas (and having to cover up a few mistakes), this was the outcome:

The First Obstacle 

I had to overcome was to correct the position of the stamp.  This is a Stampin' Up! ( wood mount that I bought on ebay. 

 Notice how crooked the message is on the stamp (not a good thing for a beginner, like me).

 Can someone tell me how to fix this stamp?

The Second Obstacle

Since I am new to card making and have limited supplies (only because my balance in my checking account will NOT allow me to buy something every day), I'm learning to make due with items I have around the house already. 
 In this case, I wanted a "border" of sorts at the bottom and didn't have any of the great punches I've seen  - so, out comes a 30+ year old metal hole punch that belonged to someone in my family (thanks for hand-me-downs).  I had to fold the cardstock to get the punches like I wanted them, not the best solution  (next time I will simply cut the paper in 2 pieces since the cut would be hidden by the ribbon anyway).

The Third Obstacle

I ran my tape too close to the edge when mounting the first layer of brown and it showed up as a white strip on the left edge of the card. 

 I attempted to "cut" it out only to make a bigger mess.  Then, VOILA, I remembered my handy dandy 1/8" scor tape  ( that I got last week.  I added a "border" around the edge, added glitter (you KNOW I love glitter), and the problem was solved!

I have started "pressing" the glitter down and rubbing it on the scor-tape to help with the problem of people "wearing" my beloved glitter when they open the card.  
It really seems to be working.  
Thanks to my card making friends for this great tip!!!

Of course, I couldn't just stop there - I added more tape and glitter to the inside of the card just to dress it up some.

The flowers were made on my Cricut with the George and Basic Shapes cartridge.  I know, I know, I keep using this cartridge over and over - I only have 4 so I'm limited, but I'm learning (slowly) the capabilities of my machine and the Design Studio and Craft Room ( where I've been able to purchase single images or take advantage of the "freebies" they offer each month.

The brown card stock from #61197 Earthtone pack
Turquoise is from #45264E - Primary Text. Cardstock

Wishing you a terrific Thursday!!!  

Be kind to every living thing.


  1. To fix your stamp...
    I've had the same issue in the past. I put my stamp in the microwave for 5-10 seconds. Let it sit for a bit for the adhesive to release just a bit. Then, you should be able to pry your image up off of the wooden block and then reposition it where you would like it to be. If you find the adhesive between the wood block and the foam under the red rubber still won't give, you can try to put it in the microwave for 5-10 more seconds. Be careful, don't want you to ruin your stamp. Hope this helps! (I'm a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator in Michigan.) :) -Angie

    1. Angie!
      Thanks for the tip - I'm going to try it in the morning. I really appreciate the post about it.
      Thanks for stopping by. Join my blog, PLEASE :)