Monday, April 14, 2008

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Thanks Mom Carousel Note

Hope your weekend was great! How do they go by so fast?! I spent part of yesterday creating this project that will be one of the April Stamp Club projects. I came up with a Father's Day project the previous weekend, so I guess we'll have these holidays covered!

I hadn't played with my Carousel Notes from the SU Occasions Mini Catalog much, but they really are cool and come with the nice Chocolate Chip envelopes you see pictured behind the card. I stamped and cut the heart out from the Always set on Groovy Guava carstock, then covered the whole thing with the Versamark pad, then Heat & Stick Powder and heated with the heat gun, then poured on the Crystal Iris Chunky Sprinkles glitter (also from the Occasions Mini Catalog) and heat set one more time with heat gun.

For the "thanks", I've been wanting to try one of those little banners that are popular now. I cut the triangles out of the end free-hand, but I have noticed if you punch an arrow out of the end of a narrow piece of cardstock, it leaves the cardstock looking like that too. I distressed the edges, then curved and rolled the piece around a watercolor paintbrush. I rolled one side up and the other side under (if that makes any sense!) then secured with brads to hold the shape.

A few other notes, I cut the Chocolate Chip "circle ring" that goes around the flower using the Coluzzle, by just using the two largest rings. Don't move the template until you're done, then cut them both out. I paper pierced holes inside the ring, but you can't see it much here. Lastly, I made a "faux" button by punching the Double Circle Punch on the Afternoon Tea DSP, then punching around those holes with the 3/4" Circle Punch. I also punched a 3/4" Circle Punch out of chipboard (the kind that comes in the DSP packaging) and adhering it to the back of the "button" to make it firmer. Hope all that makes sense!

Thanks for stopping by and thanks especially for all your great comments recently! You really make a girl feel good! Hugs!

Recipe Stamps: Always, So Much, Alphabits (retired). Cardstock: Carousel Notes, Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava, Confetti White, Afternoon Tea DSP. Ink: Versamark, Chocolate Chip. Accessories: Coluzzle, Vintage Brads, Paper Piercer, 3/4" & 1/4" Circle Punch, Heat & Stick Powder, Crystal Iris Chunky Sprinkles glitter, Heat Gun, Three for You flower punch, Double Circle Punch, Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon, Dimensionals.


~amy~ said...

sooooo what you've done with your carousel note. The banner is adorable...I've been hoarding my've inspired me :)

CraftyMomOf3 said...

so cute!! i LOVE this!! i have a pack of these notes as well and i'm still trying to figure out what to do with them. this is very inspiring!!


Unknown said...

Angie, I love the colors you used on this project! I'm lovin' the chunky glitter too. Can't wait to try the Carousel Notes at Stamp Club next week . . .

Tara said...

can you tell I am playing catch up? I have been a bad cyber friend...I hate when real life takes up my stamping and blog surfing time!
love what you did with the carousel note...lovin' the glitter again too!