Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Up, Up, and Away

Happy Wednesday! Back with another swap card I gave my bff and downline Lori to take to the SU Convention and swap!

I used one of my fave new sets from the catalog: Up, Up, and Away. So cute! I love the circus set and paper that go with it too. The circus set involves coloring, we'll see if I'm brave enough to attempt it! Don't you LOVE the new Denim ribbon?! Swoon!

Here's a little tip for the paper peeking below the ribbon. I punched 1" circles, then tried lining them up perfectly. Took forever! And you know I'm a fast and lazy stamper. *smile* Since I was making 18 of these for swaps, I found this faster way (and humor me if this is obvious and I'm late to the game here, wouldn't be the first time, ha!): I cut a scrap of cardstock to 5/8", then used temporary adhesive on the back to hold it in place, and lastly, lined up my circles. So much faster! I attached the circles with mini glue dots, then adhered the star paper on top. Voila!

Side note: have you seen Bad Teacher?! SOOOO funny! I think my teacher friend and I were the only 2 out of 10 people in the theater laughing hysterically, so maybe you have to be a teacher, I don't know, but I loved it!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

Stamps: Up, Up, and Away
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Big Top Birthday DSP, Just Add Cake DSP.
Ink: Early Espresso.
Accessories: Denim Ribbon, Pewter Brad, 1" Circle Punch, Decorative Label Punch.


Jeanette said...

Lazy stamper? I think you would qualify as a smart stamper.

sherri said...

Very cute Angie. I have this paper and Under the Big Top coming. I can't wait to use it. Great job!

Juanita said...

What a great card! Those papers and that balloon are adorable!
nice tip on the circles, it may seen obvious to some, but I would not have thought to do that....

Cindy Major said...

This hot balloon stamp set was also an instant favorite and it's in my order coming in today. I'm glad to see you have it, I'll be able to draw inspiration from you! I love the swap you created for your friend, it's so full of life!

Always interesting to see how others work... I never would have thought to glue the circles on my cardbase first, I also line them up on my grid paper, add a line of Snail at the bottom of my cardstock (your star paper here) and then using the grid paper as a guide, place the cardstock down on my circles to create my scallop border. THEN, I add glue to the back of the whole thing and place it on my card. But I like the paper scrap idea - a great way to line things up! (I have a bad habit of eyeballing it, thinking it's straight and realizing it's totally crooked once I'm taking a pic of it!)

I haven't seen Bad teacher, but it's on my list of movies to see. It looks really funny! It's unfortunately not playing in English and I don't want to see the French translation - personal pet peeve of mine...


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