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Friday, October 8, 2010

Witch way to a cute card? This way!

Our SU! demonstrators are SO stinkin' creative!!!!  This wonderful witch card was made by Doris Denman.  I wish I could think outside the box like this!
Here's the ingredients:
Punches: Ornament Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes, Large Oval, Decorative Label, Xtra Lg. Owl, Wide Oval, Large star (bangs in hair), Scalloped Trim Border, Photo Corner

Dies: Stars (largest for hat), Ovals (medium for hat brim)

Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black, Whisper White, Wicked Fun Specialty DSP
All images copyright Stampin' Up!

    Now here's another gorgeous card, but the real reason I'm posting it is because of her creative use of the Seam Binding ribbon.  Now, my gals and I HAD decided that we hated this stuff, because, well, let's face it - it's just not SU!'s usual quality.  However, if you SCRUNCH IT, the way Tiffany Bauer did, then it's actually pretty cool looking! Also, look at the way she used the ticket corner punch on the white c/s - but just on the two right hand corners!  So COOL.   Look for directions after the picture.
To scrunch the seam binding ribbon, cut the amount you want and soak it with water.  Then, squeeze most of the water out of it and put it in a paper towel.  Bundle it up in your hand and squeeze the heck out of it.  Open up the towel and let it dry, all scrunched up.  Then use it!  This is in a Regal Designer button with an Antique Brad on top.  The easiest way to do this is to use a pair of tin snips and cut the "legs" off the brad, then glue it to the button with a glue dot or a drop of Crystal Effects.  The stamp set is Just Believe and the saying is from Curly Cute.  The background paper is Regals DSP Stack.  This card is not the traditional 5 1/2 by 4 1/'s 6 1/2 by 3 1/4, and uses our Small Open End envelope for mailing.  It's a really different size, and a good way to shake up your routine!

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