The online card making community is made up of just the most supportive and helpful bunch of people. I just found out that a member of one of the groups I am in is getting married this weekend!
I wanted to make a card congratulating her, and I decided to combine it with my entry for CASEing the Catty this week. I decided to CASE the card shown on the top left of page 40, the red square shaped one with the candle shown below.
The card I made was not christmas themed at all, but kept the same layout and also the feature colour of Red.
I used the fox builder punch (Stampin’ Up!) to punch out two black skunks. I also punched them out in white so that I could use a few of the pieces for the accent pieces on the skunk. To get the white part of the tail, cut out a normal sized white tail, and then use a post-it note to feed the tail back in and then punch it a second time so you end up with something like half a tail.
I used the owl builder punch (from Stampin’ Up! – now retired) to build the bow tie and hair bow. I punched out the heart shape 4 times, and also the small round circles and stuck the together to make a bow. The top hat was just free-cut out. The speech bubbles with hearts (stamped in Real Red) is from the Foxy Friends stamp set (coordinates perfectly with the punch). I absolutely love this stamp set and punch, it was part of my demonstrator starter kit when I joined Stampin’ Up!
The DSP paper in the background is from the Sending Love DSP stack. This paper is so pretty – I picked it up super cheap on the clearance rack. I didn’t know if I would like it as I don’t really make lovey-dovey cards all that often, but while one side of the paper definitely has a ‘love’ theme, the other wise is just red and white patterned paper. And since Red is my favourite colour – it has been a good choice. I might even grab another pack while it is cheap!
The ‘celebrate’ sentiment comes from a (very) old Stampin’ Up! set called Celebrate Everyday. I found it going cheap second hand and I bought it for a couple of reasons. Firstly because I like to make note cards and it suited this really nicely, but secondly because my kids like to craft with me and the wooden blocks are a good size for small hands. What I didn’t realise when I bought it, is that all the sentiments are in a straight line under the images – meaning it is very easy to use them on their own – which is what I did.
I finished it with a bit of wink of stella glitter on the bows and the top hat. Unfortunately this makes it hard to photograph and in the photo is just looks smudged….but trust me when I say it looks pretty in real life.
The card ended up being 5″ x 5″ square. When I started I thought it would be square but I wasn’t sure what size, so I just arranged things how I wanted them, measured and worked out 5″ x 5″ would work. This means though, I will need to make a custom envelope for it….that will be my next task tonight.
Hope you like this card – I love it, probably one of my favourite ones so far. I’d love to hear what you think, leave me a comment and let me know.
Update 16/10/2017: It turns out this card was good enough to get equal 1st place in this challenge! So thrilled with that! You should check out the other winner from this week – her card is amazing! Check it out here.