Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Matchbook birthday




I am taking a wee break from work as my computer is ticking me off. So I figure no time like the present to STAMP!
I am really lov'n playing with my Elzybells again this week. Been a while since I dug them out. But once I do it is love all over again! It is liking visiting an old friend... I know you ladies know what I mean! LOL
So here is the deal, you take a 12x12" paper, cut it at 4 1/2" and then use your SCOR-IT, and score at 5" and again at 10". Fold it like a match book. Then add a tiny bit of adhesive to make a wee pocket inside. Then stuff anything you wish inside. I wanted to put a packet of flower seeds in, but alas no time to run off to the store, so STAMPS will have to do!
Now for the fun part. Decorating the front. I just picked a fave Elzy stamp inked her up; and masked the present in front. Then coloured her in with my copics, and cut a flower from the Designer Paper to link the image to the background.
Ladies I am telling you; if you have not tried masking and altering your stamps; please DO! In these hard economic times it helps to stretch your stamping dollars!
Experiment, and Enjoy my friends!
R
It's All in the Ingredients:
Paper- DCWV DP, scraps
Ink- Memento Tux black
Stamps- Elzybells, Pink Cat Sentiment
Embellishments- Hero Arts bling, hemp twine, Marvey heart punch, SU! tag punch, hole punch, button, pop dots

13 comments:

  1. Very cute card - love your stamp.

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  2. Oh, I have nieces that would love to get this pretty card. What a cute stamp and I just love the patterned paper you used.

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  3. really pretty, and a great idea to put flower seeds in it..... I like that idea... thanks

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  4. I love your paper choice. And that girl is so cute. Love the button and the tag and the everything.

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  5. What a great idea! Love it!!

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  6. Great idea to make the folder to hold the stamp packets...too often I get too excited when I'm shopping and they have released a new series only to get home to realize that I picked up 2 packs of some of the stamps!

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  7. I would totally take that card with stamps in it over any seed packet, although I think the flowers is a GREAT idea. I just prefer stamps to dirt ; ) Love what you did with this challenge. Makes this a fun card to open!

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  8. Very cute card! Awesome coloring of this adorable image! Glad you were able to join our Copic challengea and be sure to come back next week! :)

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  9. How sweet! I love how you did the button and sentiment tag on this!! Thanks for joining us for the Copic Challenge!

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