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!
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


  1. Very cute card - love your stamp.

  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.

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

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

  5. What a great idea! Love it!!

  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!

  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!

  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! :)

  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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