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Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day

First of all I would like to wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick's Day! I hope that today brings you all good fortune and many friendships!

I would like to share a little card that I made over the weekend. I pulled out one of my new TAC™ stamp sets out, Party Time. I just love this little set.

When I first started to pick out the colors for this card I thought of something spring like, and I pulled out my new papers from TAC™ too!! I used the orange flower background paper from the Brighten my Day collection.

The main base of the card is Only Orange. I then layered the orange DP next that I sponged with Chocolate Chip ink, used my corner rounder punch on the corners and adhered it to the card. I stamped the little ladybug from the Party Time set and colored it in with pencils. I punched him out with my 1 1/4" circle punch and sponged it with Only Orange ink. I then punched out a piece of Pumpkin Pie cs with my 1 3/8" circle punch, then a piece of Only Orange cs with my Scallop Punch and finally a piece of Chocolate Chip with my Mega Scallop punch. I layered those all together and adhered it to the card front.

I wanted to use my word window punch to punch out the saying but the saying was a little too long. So I stamped the saying on to a piece of white cs and measured how long it was. I then punched out 2 word windows and taped them together to make the length of the saying. I then traced around them and carefully cut them out with my scissors to make the window longer. I know it seems like a little extra work ~ but when the punch does not fit, you improvise :)

I added a couple of eyelets with my Crop-a-dile and threaded some Pumpkin Pie ribbon thru the holes in the eyelets, adhered it to the card and I was finished.

This is a step-by-step instruction on how I made my Word Window Punch a little longer. If it is too hard to read, just click on the picture for a better look :0)

I would also like to thank everyone who participated in my blog candy contest. You all made some great cards, but unfortunately there can only be one winner. The winner was picked thru and it was Linsey from Outside the Lines with Linsey. Linsey, please e-mail me your snail mail info so I can get your goodies out to you!! Thank you all once again!!

I hope you all have a safe and happy St. Patrick's Day ~ there will be more to come tomorrow!


Heather Phillips said...

cute card! i love how you have the scallops around the ladybug and the orange paper is super cute and cheery.

Linsey said...

Oh sweet!!!! I can't believe I won! Yay! I loved all your entried, I looked at every one and folks really enjoyed your sketch too, Joanie! Thanks so much! These cards are so pretty! I love the fun dp and adorable little bug! Cool idea for punchin the sentiment window too! Have a super St. Patty's just made mine AWEsome! hugs!

kssdesigns said...

Glad you liked the card and how have I not seen your blog before? LOL! I'm putting you on my blog roll as well. Lovin' what you did with all the orange on these cards too. Happy St. Pat's day, and once again, welcome aboard!!

Stampmouse said...

cute cards and congrats to linsey

melanie said...

congrats linsey, very cute cards love the lady bug

Mindy said...

I recognize that stack! GREAT card. I LOVE they way you layered the scallops. It looks fabulous! Orange really is getting to be one of my favorite colors this season!!!!