Friday, March 6, 2009

A Pair for the Planet

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It's my turn to host this week's sketch challenge at Paper Craft Planet. The sketch I'm sharing this week is a pretty simple one that I've used a few (or maybe even more than a few) times. I've found that it works really well for some of the small images in my collection that I have a hard time using. The image/element panel can be any shape to coordinate with what you're using. I've also flipped this sketch so that the paper panel is at the bottom of the card, instead of the top, and that works nicely, too.

If you have a chance to give the sketch a try, please post it to the PCP gallery using the keyword sk030709 so I can add it to this week's sketch challenge gallery.

I made two different samples for the sketch. This one is a quick, 10 minute card with all SU! supplies. I inked the cupcake image from Party Hearty with my markers, then stamped it on white cardstock. I added a little bit of Dazzling Diamonds to the sprinkles for fun. I punched the image out with a circle punch, then layered it on a scalloped circle.

The card base is Barely Banana with a Pink Pirouette Patterns designer paper panel on the top section. I wrapped a piece of Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon around the patterned paper before attaching it to the cardfront. The stamped image is layered over the patterned paper and ribbon using dimensionals. I used Regal Rose ink to stamp the "you take the cake" sentiment along the bottom of the card.

Materials Used (all from Stampin' Up!);
Party Hearty stamp set, Regal Rose Classic ink, Regal Rose and Barely Banana markers, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Barely Banana, and Whisper White cardstock, Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, 1 3/8" circle punch, scalloped circle punch, mat pack and paper piercing tool, dimensionals

This one strays a little bit away from the sketch, but is still pretty close. It's a hinge card--the top panel is attached at the right side and slides up to reveal a hidden sentiment. I created it with the colors from Kristina's latest color challenge in mind.

I used one of the purses from the Tote-ally Fantastic stamp set from My Favorite Things as the focal image. The purse is paper pieced with a scrap of paper from the SU! Candy Lane designer paper pack. I stamped part of the sentiment ("I'd purse-onally like . . .") underneath the image in coordinating brown ink. I wrapped a piece of Regal Rose ribbon, embellished with a feminine flower button around a dot embossed brown panel, then attached the image panel using dimensionals.

I used a border punch along the top of the pink panel that covers the bottom of the cardfront. It's easier to see it when the card's opened. To fancy it up a bit, I added a row of rhinestones to the bottom of the panel.

The pink panel is glued to the kraft base along the sides and bottom. The brown panel is attached to the kraft base at the left side with a brad, allowing its bottom edge to slide underneath the pink panel and so that it can swing open and closed. When the top of the card is lifted, it reveals the rest of the sentiment ("to say thanks!"). So cute and pretty easy to do, too!

Materials Used:
Tote-ally Fantastic stamp set (My Favorite Things); Rich Cocoa ink (Memento); Pink Pirouette, Close to Cocoa, Regal Rose, Kraft, and Whisper White cardstock, Candy Lane designer series paper, Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals (Stampin' Up!); Swiss Dot embossing folder (Cuttlebug); zig zag stitch border punch (EK Success); flower button (Papertrey Ink); white twine (Walmart); rhinestones (Michaels); pink brad (Joann)


  1. Fabulous cards Lori! and great sketch.

  2. A Nice simple sketch is
    what I like for a Quick Card!
    Your Cards are Fabulous!
    Love the colors :)

  3. A very cute pair of cards, Lori! I'm going to have to try that hinge card design. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Cute card! Love the design & stamp set!

  5. WOW! How fun is this card! Love how it swings up!
    Very cool! :D


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