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Thursday, January 24, 2008

SO Versatile

Ok, I have found another Stampin' Up! set that is VERY versatile. It's the "True Friend" set. Last night I needed to make a thank you card and I used this set. Then I found out a friend of mine wasn't feeling well so I thought I'd make her a get well card. I liked the layout of the thank you card and thought I'd just convert that card into a thank you card. I could easily make this into a Birthday card, a Thinking of You card, Friendship card, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, pretty much anything for females!! This set will get a lot of miles on it that's for sure.

For my card I used Pretty in Pink for the main card. I folded a 5 -1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of card stock in half. On top of that I added a piece of Stampin' Up!'s new "Berry Bliss" decorative paper cut 5-1/4" x 4". I sponged the edges in Close to Cocoa. The brown strip is the back side of the decorative paper. Pretty isn't it?? I cut it 1-1/2" wide by 4" long. The Close to Cocoa piece behind it is cut 1-3/4" wide by 4" long.

The flower was colored in using markers. I used Pretty in Pink over the whole flower and then came in with Regal Rose over the edges. The stem and leaves are done in Sage Shadow. I cut my card stock the same size as the wood on the stamp. And I added 1/8" around for each layer.

The circle was done on my computer using a program called "Print Artist" by Sierra. I have been working with Print Artist for over 10 years. I just LOVE their software. I wrote "Get Well Soon" and had the program make the words go in a circle. I had to work with the circle a little until I got it to fit in the 1-1/4" punch. I punched it out and sponged the edges in Close to Cocoa. I then punched out a Pretty in Pink circle using the 1-3/8" punch and then I added a Closet to Cocoa circle using a 1-1/2" punch.

Before affixing the brown piece to the decorative paper I added the ribbon. I like to add just a piece of ribbon and tape the edges on the back. Then I assemble the rest of the card and the last thing I do is tie a little piece of ribbon to the taped piece. This way I can move it where I need it. It lays much nicer than if you just tie a knot and it's SO much easier to work with than trying to tie a knot and hold the paper at the same time. The thing I do like the best about it is that the knot I just tied is movable so if I want to slide it over just a bit I can without having to make a big production out of it!!!

For the finishing touches I added a couple of half round pearls. The card will now require the 17 cent surcharge stamp but that's ok. A sick friend is worth it!!!

I'm posting early tonight, I have stampers coming over and I will need to devote my time to them while they are here. Stay tuned tomorrow I have a VERY fun Valentine's Day project for you all to work on!!!
This card was made entirely of Stampin' Up! products. To view more cards/items made entirely of Stampin' Up! products click here.

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


rozie640 said...

Very sweet card, love the pearls.

Melissa said...

So pretty! Well done!


Wendy said...

Ooh, pretty!! What's the name of that stamp set?

Daisydaze said...

This is a beautiful card, and I love the versatility. Thank you for the directions and the tip on ribbon (big help!)

Diane said...

Great card and it sure is an versatile set!!!

Jeanne said...

This is a very pretty card. I never would have thought to add the pearls.

Thanks for always inspiring!!!

Unknown said...

I feel a CASE of card making coming on!
Love the color combo!

Anonymous said...

beautiful as usual! One of my favorite stamp sets - it makes gorgeous cards! TFS

Kelly said...

Wanda, this is really sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Alex said...

This is beautiful AND you used my favorite DP as I am sure you can tell since EVERY post I made this week uses it - LOL! This is so pretty Wanda! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

dasimonds said...

A very Pretty Card.
Ilove the pretty papers..
and the pearls!
Great use of that stamp set.

Vivian Swain said...

Very pretty card love the pearl centers.

Vivian Swain

Anonymous said...

I love the colors and the layout! Gorgeous