Friday, August 21, 2009

FYI: Blogger's Challenge #113

FYI, one of the new sets in the 2009-10 catalog, has so many expressions that come with it! Ten to be exact, and fitting for many different situations. You could also use the FYI with expressions from other sets for an even greater variety! You'll find it in the "Greetings" section of the catalog on page 144.

The challenge this week is to use dies or punches on our project. This card fits that bill so well ... I made it at a Make n' Take at a pre-convention activity. It is so striking with its bold colors and shapes. The Summer Sun flowers were cut with the great Flower Folds die; it has four sizes of the same flower on it and they stack perfectly. This card uses the middle two flower sizes of the four on the die.

The FYI was stamped in Real Red on Very Vanilla that had already been stamped with the lined stamp from Favorite Things set. This was punched with the 1 3/4" punch and layered on a 2" Real Red circle cut with the Circle Scissors. The two flowers were adhered together then the center was layered on top of them, A paper clip with gingham ribbon knot was slipped onto the center.

The card base is Kraft cardstock. A layer of Night of Navy was run through the Big Shot with the Friend Texturz Plate from Set #4, then has direct to cardstock Navy ink applied to emphasize the texture (see picture to right). Red Gingham Ribbon was adhered across the top and this was this layered on the Kraft card base. Real Red Polka Dot ribbon was the adhered over the lower edge of the navy layer.

The sentiment was stamped on Very Vanilla with navy and red, using markers to ink the stamp. The Modern Label Punch was used to punch it out then silver brads were added to each end. Dimensionals were used to apply this to the ribbon and also an arrow punched out of red with the My Way arrow punch. The large flower was applied last with Dimensionals.

Stamp sets: FYI (#114365, $19.95, p. 144), Favorite Things (#115436, $23.95, p. 117)
Inks: Real Red, Night of Navy
Paper: Kraft, Night of Navy, Real Red, Summer Sun, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Big Shot, Flower Fold Die, Texturz Plates Set #4, Real Red Polka Dot Grosgrain ribbon, 1/4" Red Gingham grosgrain ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Arrow Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Circle Scissors, Glass Cutting Mat

Let's see: One die, one Texturz Plate, three Punches...that should do it for the Challenge! See what the other Blogger's Challengers did this week by checking out the talented players here.

Thanks for dropping by! Come back soon!

Margaret

19 comments:

Nikki Bond said...

This is sooo cute Margaret! Love the retro feel of it...and the arrow is a fabulous touch! {SMILES}

Tami Black said...

Margaret, This is WAY cute! Love the look and feel of it. I don't own these dies, but I'm seeing some super cute projects with them. You are all ENABLERS!

Lisa Bohler said...

This is so adorable! I love the way you used that set.

Lisa said...

Very nice! I like the colors, love the die and love the way you put it all together.

Lisa Somerville said...

Great use of that set and dies!

Basement Stamper said...

Margaret, what a great card! I like that flower die a lot!!!

Connie Paxman said...

Wow love those punches, the flower really accents the card..
TFS
and nice to be back on BC
connie paxman

Ida P. Krause said...

Very Cute! The flower is so fun and really cheerful looking.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a sweet card Margaret! Love your design! :D

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fun card- love the flower, and I love the bright cheery colors. TFS

Patti Chesky said...

Yup...no denying that you completed the challenge. Love the bright colors!!!

Lori said...

Great design! Love how you used the My Way punch. I'm always looking for ideas for it since I seem to have a hard time using it in my projects.

Sheryl Dickinson said...

What a bright and cheery card--love the colors you used. Isn't this Flower Folds die a "must have"?

Rachel Hope said...

FUN!!!! Bright and cheery!

Marcia P said...

This is so bright and cheerful, gorgeous to look at.

:) Marcia P

Connie said...

Oh, definitely a card to CASE, Margaret! LOVE it...

Selene Kempton said...

You are like a die enabler.. now i NEED this one! Beautiful job with the layout and colors! Fab!!!

Robin Merriman said...

I just love everything about this card! Great job!

Tiffany Bauer said...

I just love it!!! I have those items and really need to break them open and use them!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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