I am a sucker for sentiments or quotes that empower women. I’ve traveled a long and winding road to get to be the person I am today. Many times the road was blocked by boulders. The only thing that kept me going was knowing that “The only way OUT is THROUGH”. The hardest thing for me to learn and to take into my heart was “Own Your Own Stuff”. Too many years were spent blaming other people for the predicament I found myself in. Even today it is so easy to fall back in that space.
Stampin’ Up! has come up with a set of stamps. Wood mounted and clear mounted that have some fantastic sentiments.
Word Play – #120651 This set has two packs of 12 stamps each.
Cafe Matutino #121032 I made a mistake and ordered this set in Spanish. I can use it anyway.
Style Beautiful – 120483 Flourishes and some beautiful images.
So…here is the first card I put together today.
The sentiment inside this card mentions tea bags.
When I ordered the stamp set Cafe Matutino I meant to order the English version. There are images of coffee cups, a percolator, a water kettle, and a mug. I can use the images but not the words that go with the set. I don’t know what they say.
We have a brand of tea here at home that is individually packeted so I used that on the cover of the card. When the tea bag is taken off there is a water kettle beneath. I’ve made a video of making this card. It won’t be up until tomorrow sometime.
Papers I’ve used are all Stampin’ Up! – More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Close To Cocoa, and Whisper White.
This is the inside of the card.
A quote by Eleanor Roosevelt and the images from the wrong stamp set (Spanish instead of English) worked out good.
A bit of ribbon from my stash was added. I used markers from Stampin’ Up! to color the cups and the water kettle.
There are times when someone you care about is facing some challenges in life and need your support. Not knowing the right thing to say can stop you from saying anything.
The next card I made was a total CHALLENGE. I need a nap after this one. Math is not my best suit. I had some problems with the execution of this card. Getting the proper size for each piece nearly brought on a headache.
A video of the creation of this card will be up tomorrow sometime so you can see how I made the openings.
The papers used in this card are all Stampin’ Up!
Blush Blossom for the card base – 10″ x 4-1/4
Not Quite Navy – 4-5/8 x 4
Close To Cocoa – 4-3/8 x 3-3/4
Taken With Teal – 3-3/8 x 2-3/4
Whisper White – 2-3/8 x 1-3/4 then trimmed to fit in the spot.
The stamp set is Stampin’ Up! Word Play on the outside and another of the Favorite Thoughts on the inside.
My stamping skills are pretty bad. Smudges happen often which I would like to figure out how to stop.
The flourish, flower, thingy is from Style Beautiful.
I thought about coloring in the flower flourish but decided not to do so since I had already smeared it pretty bad. So this card will remain in my stash of “Practice” items.
The cutouts on the front of the card were made using the sliding blade trimmer. After you see the video then you will understand these measurements and directions. Right now it will just confuse the fool out of you.
Close To Cocoa – 4-3/8 side: Line the left side of the paper at 4-1/8″ on the trimmer body. Line the arrows of the sliding blade on the 1/4 mark of the part of the trimmer the blade slides in. Press the blade in the paper at the 1/4 inch mark and slide it down to the 1-3/4 inch mark then stop.
Turn the 4-3/8 side around in the trimmer and make the same cut. You will have two slits on opposite sides of the card and from top to bottom and bottom to top.
Now turn the paper over and line up the 3-3/4 inch edge with the 3-1/2 mark on the trimmer. Set the sliding blade at the 1/4″ mark and drag to 1-3/4″. Flip the paper top to bottom and repeat this cut. These two cuts will create a cut like a photo corner on the paper.
Now turn the Close To Cocoa paper back to the front side and put the 4-3/8″ side of paper under the trimmer and line up at the 3-7/8 mark. Move the sliding blade to the 1/2 inch mark on the slider and cut down to 1-3/4 mark. Do this same thing with the other end of the 4-3/8 side of the paper.
Flip the paper over to the back side and line up the 3-3/4″ edge to 3-1/4. Line the sliding blade with the 1/2″ mark on the sliding thing and cut to 1-3/4″. Flip the paper over and line up the paper with the 3-1/4 inch mark and make the same cut you just made.
Now you should have to “photo corner” cuts. Take the point of the photo corner and pull it down to show a square in the area. It will look like a square. You will be cutting this extra piece out of the photo corner to have this opening.
You will repeat the same step with the Taken With Teal paper.
3-3/8″ side lined up with the 3-1/8 mark, the sliding blade set at 1/4″ and cut to 1-3/4″. Repeat to the bottom side of the card.
The 2-3/4 side is lined up with the 2-1/2 mark blade lined up at the 1/4″ and cut to 1-3/4″. Repeat with the bottom side for your “Photo Corner’ cut.
Now the 3-3/8 side lined up with the 2-7/8 mark, bladed lined up at the 1/2 inch mark and cut to 1-3/4. Repeat with the bottom side for your opposing slits.
Back to the 3-3/8 side align at the 2-5/8 mark, blade at the 1/2 in mark and cut to 1-3/4. Repeat with the bottom side for your Photo Corner like cuts.
Totally confused now? Wait for the video and maybe it won’t be clear as mud when it is all over with.