Friday, August 31, 2007

Punch challenge card w/bookmarks

This card is for a challenge on one of my groups. The challenge was to use the new punches or brass templates. I am sending this to SU for the jumbo eyelet/wow contest. Wish me luck I have never sent anything to them before.

Man what fun I had with this card. It started out in my head as a tent topper card. I started with a 9 and 1/2 by 4 and 1/4 piece of really rust. I scored at 4 and 1/4 and then at 8 and 1/2 to make it a matchbook fold. Next I trimmed the sides on a slight angle and sponged on really rust ink to make it look like a planter pot. I added a piece of the new ribbon from the Fairy Tale collection across the top just to add a little texture. I punched three scallop circles in bashful blue and cut on the scallops to make flowers. Added a circle of So Saffron and topped with a clear button with natural twine. The leaves are the small oval punch and sage shadow card stock. I attached the flowers and leaves to a square of sage shadow and then added the entire thing as my topper.

Now for the fun part. I made these little bookmarks to put inside. The recipient can just tear them out and use them since I perforated them with the cutter kit.

This is what they look like when in use. I had to make them a little small to fit in the card but they work. The jumbo eyelet is what stops the paper from coming apart and holds the whole thing together. I have also posted a tutorial for the bookmarks.

Don't forget to check out my giveaway on the previous post. You can win a $25 gift certificate for Stampin Up! merchandise of your choice.

3 nice people left a comment:

rozie640 said...

Stinkin' Cute MJ. Love the colors.

vickie maduzia said...

This is sooooo clever and adorable MJ!!! I totally love it and will be doing this with my customers if that's okay with you?

You are such a WTS. Waaay Talented Stamper.

Love ya,

Dawn Easton said...

What a WONDERFUL idea! Anyone would be THRILLED to receive something like this!!