Good day to you !! I am off wok today, but I have a LOT of stuff to do today !! Tomorrow I am going to a weekend long Scrapbooking Retreat, and I have to get all my stuff packed up today ... ouch !! I am TRYING to be selective with what I am taking, but you need a LOT of stuff to do (what I'm hoping will be) 12 or more layouts !! So, my craft room is going to be torn apart today ... hahaha. Also, I have Stamp Club tonight so I need to pack for that as well ... Busy busy !! Today is my good friend Kim's birthday ! She is turning 30 today (the first of my same age friends to do so, reminding me I only have 9 months remaining of my 20's LOL) so I knew I needed to make a very special card. I wanted it to be feminine, yet funky so I browsed my stamp sets and decided to use the very fun Pennant Parade set. I really like what I came up with a lot ... what do you think ??
Isn't that so beautiful !?! Its a bit busy, as many shabby chic cards tend to be, but I think it turned out great ! I used the fun color combo of Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder and Calypso Coral. I love these 2011 In Colors SO much, and they will retire at the end of May so I really want to use them as much as possible before then ! First, I stamped and punched out all of my pennants using the Petite Pennants Builder Punch. Then I punched holes in the top corners using the 1/16" Handheld Circle Punch and "hung" my pennants on some Linen Thread. I ran my Very Vanilla layer through my Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, and added 2 Pool Party Printed 2011 In Color Designer Brads to hang my banner from. Very cute ! I trimmed the front flap of my Calypso Coral card base by an inch because I wanted the beautiful Lace Ribbon Border Punch to make a sweet bottom edge. This punch is retired, but it is available on the Clearance Rack right now !!
Next was time for some fun embellishments. I used the Boho Blossoms punch and one of the punches from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack to make some cute flowers to hang on my banners. I just love the fun texture that First Edition DSP adds ! The Wish Big sentiments is also from the Pennant Parade stamp set. I stamped it in Lucky Limeade ink, punched it out with the 3/4" Circle Punch and layered it onto a 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch in Wisteria Wonder DSP from the 2011-2013 In Colors Patterns DSP Stack. I also used that paper stack for my beautiful flower ! 2 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punches in the Wisteria Wonder DSP and 2 Pool Party ones punched with the 7/8" Scallop Circle. I snipped between the scallops and crumpled them up to make them look more real. I then added a Calypso Coral Printed Brad for the centre. Some Lucky Limeade leaves punched with the Bird Punch finish off this sweet blossom. I wrapped a piece of the 3/8" Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon around the card and adhered the flower to it with some Glue Dots. LOVE how sweet it turned out !!
Here is a shot of the card closed so you can see that I also added some of that gorgeous Wisteria Wonder DSP to the inside of the card, so it could show through that beautiful Lace punch. You can't see it when its opened, but its really nice closed and when the card i opened.
Thanks so much for coming by today !! I hope you enjoyed my card ! I will try to do a blog post from my retreat, but I am not sure of how great the internet will be there. So, definitely come back soon !! Have a great day and Happy Stamping !!
Stamp Set: Pennant Parade (wood #122740, clear #122742)
Ink: Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad #126985, Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad #126982, Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin' Pad #126984
Paper: Calypso Coral #122925, Lucky Limeade #122926, Wisteria Wonder #122922, Pool Party #122924, Very Vanilla #101650, 2011-2013 In Color Patterns DSP Stack #122384, First Edition DSP #122878
Accessories: Petite Pennants Builder Punch #122361, 1/16" Handheld Circle Punch #101227, 3/4" Circle Punch #119873, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch #129404, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch #127811, Bird Punch #117191, Boho Blossoms Punch #119858, Itty Bitty Punch Pack #118309, Lace Ribbon Border Punch #122362, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, Printed 2011 In Color Designer Brads #122940, Linen Thread #104199, 3/8" Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon #122975, Basic Rhinestones #119246