Friday, March 6, 2009

Good Morning Sunshine, So Tweet!

I am having so much fun using the new On Board So Tweet chipboard assortment from the SU Spring Summer Catalog! It has oodles of images (there are more than 80!) just waiting to be decorated and used for cards, scrapbooks, 3D projects and whatever else you can think of ! The oh, so popular bird images are just adorable and they have branches and flowers to accompany them on your projects! There are eight of each image in the package so you can just chip chip chip away non-stop! How fun!

Here's a TIP: Covering your chipboard is so easy, even a caveman can do it! lol! Really though, you just lay your selected chipboard down on your paper, pencil around it, then cut it out. I use SU Glue Stick (which is SO easy and inexpensive, and it bonds wonderfully well!) and cover the backside of my paper and the front of my chipboard, then place the paper onto the chipboard and smooth it out with my fingers. The glue dries fast so make any placement adjustments quickly. Use a sanding block to smooth the paper edges. Done! Then embellish to your hearts content!


On today's project I used the smaller bird, the branch and one flower from the package. The card is 6x6" Chocolate Chip Textured Cardstock. Wow, is that cardstock wonderful! I layered Baja Breeze cardstock that had been run through the Big Shot with the Flourish Texturz Plate onto the chocolate. Here's a great thing: the Texturz Plates are wide enough to texturize a 5 3/4" square piece of cardstock!! Wow, that's huge!

I used the Craft Ink Spots to cover the bird's feet, legs and beak then also the branch. The Craft Ink dries more slowly than the Classic dye ink, so you can set it aside while you do other things, OR you can dry it with the heat tool that you usually use for embossing. I then covered the little bird and flower with Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper and punched out a "sun" from the same, layering that on Summer Sun (that was appropriate! lol!)

I took a strip of the small dots paper and clipped it finely all across for "grass" and adhered it to the base of the card. I ran one of the tag dies from the Sizzix set Lots of Tags through the Big Shot on three different cardstocks so I could layer the sentiment on coordinating colors.

The only other thing was to just put it all togeter! I used Mini Glue Dots to adhere the chipboard images to the card so they are stuck well! :) Oh, did I mention that this chipboard coordinates with some of SU's stamp sets (Cheep Talk, pg. 90, Good Friend, pg. 91 and goes great with Owl Together Now, pg. 14)? How smart is that! No more struggling to "make" things work together when they are already designed to! Love that!

Stamp set: sentiment from Upsy Daisy set
Ink: Old Olive Classic; Old Olive, Summer Sun and Creamy Caramel from the Earth Elements Craft Ink Spots set (#105438, set of 12, pg. 154, $25.95)
Paper: On Board So Tweet Chipboard (#113893, p. 183, $14.95), Good Morning Sunshine Designer Paper (#113966, pg. 160, $9.95), Chocolate Chip 12 x 12 Textured cardstock; Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Summer Sun, Pacific Point card stock
Accessories: Fire Round Rhinestone Brads, Big Shot, Flourish Texturz Plate, Lots of Tags Sizzlit die, Glue Stick, Circle Punches, Mini Glue Dots

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, you may order any of these products online through my Stampin' Up! website here. Just click on the "Shop Now" button and go for it! Need help? Contact me through my website or leave a comment here.

Hope you enjoy! Have you used any of the OnBoard Chipboard yet? It is so much fun! Tomorrow I'll be posting an owl from the same So Tweet assortment and Good Morning Sunshine DSP.... stay tuned...

Happy Friday! TGIF!

Margaret

1 comment:

Claudia said...

what a fun card!

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