Happy Wednesday! Are you getting tired of Happiness Always yet?! I promise to cool it with this set now! lol! This is for a new hostess set swap with the Great Swap Girls...only 4 of us signed up, so I only ended up making 3 of these...it was a "little" great swap! lol! If it looks familiar, it's because it's a slight variation of this card I posted awhile back.
Besides using the new Happiness Always and Bella Rosa designer series paper, I used the Border Scallop Punch to make the scallop rectangle. I followed the talented and generous Mary Jo's tips you can see here. The rectangle was a little tricky. To make this size of 9 scallops long by 6 scallops high (I counted the corner one in both directions), I cut the Kiwi Kiss cardstock to 3 1/2" by 2 7/8". It took a little experimenting (and several rejected pieces!) to get it right. I think I'll start a little "cheat sheet" notebook of the various sizes, so I won't have to reinvent the wheel (and waste cardstock!) each time. Nestabilities would probably be easier, but this is cheaper in the long run, if you don't own them already.
Now I get to share some beautiful birthday RAKs I've been receiving. They were such a delightful surprise and made me so happy! I've decided I'm going to be better about sending out BRAKs, because it's such a wonderful feeling to receive them, I want to pass it on!
This is from my fabulous upline Jackie Ross. She never misses my birthday, I don't know how she keeps up! Don't you love this angel and scallop edge and how she did the ribbon?!
This next card is from the wonderful Pam Downs, who also happens to be a fellow Texan. She is just the sweetest, nicest girl you'll ever meet! This card is so bright and fun with the stars, I love it!
These next three cards are from girls who are all members of the Great Swap Girls. I feel so lucky to be in this group, they are the nicest, friendliest bunch, and super talented too! The first card is by Lisa Henke. She's a great stamper and scrapper and was in the Got Sketch class with me (except she actually made some layouts! lol!). I love how she did these big candles, and they are so glittery in real life!
This next card is so fun and is by the super sweet Mercy Kerin. Don't you love the bright colors and layout?! The cupcake on the black really pops, I've never done that before and love it!
Lastly, I received this beautiful card from the very talented Vera Schoeters. She used my favorite butterfly! You can't tell from the picture, but the cardstock she used is the Shimmery White, and it's just gorgeous!
Hope you enjoyed seeing some of my BRAKs! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have you stamped something today?
Happiness Always Recipe
Stamps: Happiness Always
Cardstock: Brocade Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Bella Rosa DSP.
Ink: Brocade Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip.
Accessories: Border Scallop Punch, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, 5/8" Brocade Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Slot Punch, Vintage Brad, & Dimensionals.