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Thursday, January 03, 2008


WOW, if you need a card in a hurry this is the way to go. I think it took me longer to find a set that had images that fit in the 1-1/4" circle than it did putting the whole thing together. And if you need a LOT of the same type card or layout, again this is the way to go. You can sure make a lot of cards using the 12" x 12" decorative paper!!!

I used the "Ginger Blossom" decorative paper for this card. I cut the green color and the ruby pieces 2" each by 5-1/4". I wasn't sure where I was going to put the black strip. I was thinking about centering it but then I decided to move it up a bit. Cutting the decorative paper that way allows you to move the strip around until it is pleasing to the eye to you.

The black strip is cut 3/4" x 5-1/4". Mine starts about 1-1/2" from the top of the folded black card stock. I then used the scallop punch on Ruby Red card stock. On top of that is a 1-3/8" circle of River Rock card stock and on top of that is a stamped piece of Whisper White card stock. I used the "Seeing Spots" set and of course the Stamp-a-ma-jig. Ever since I was shown how to use it (by Sue - she's such a sweetie and SO good to me) I just use it for everything I want lined up almost perfectly. I say "almost perfectly" because no matter how hard I try I can not get it perfect. But then I just fall back on some words I heard a LONG time ago, "it's a handmade card." Indeed it is!!! So now I don't lean towards perfection, I just get it "almost perfect" and I'm happy with that!! To finish off the punched layers I set it in place with Dimensionals and there you have it! A SUUUUPER easy and SUUUUPER quick card! I think I'm going to whip up a few birthday cards to give to my mother-in-law using this quick layout. I love easy and quick!!!

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Jennifer said...

And SUUUUUUUPER Cute! I love it. I think this is a great LO to do lots of cards. Thanks so much for sharing all the details! And I love "almost perfect" it fits me well. (Although yours looks quite perfect!)

Jackie said...

I like it a lot!

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea for those quick cards for gifts. I can see heaps of my background papers being used on this design. TFS

boynecitygrl said...

Happy Birthday to yoooouuuuu,
Happy Birthday to yoooouuuuu,
Happy Birthday to Waaaanda
Happy Birthday to yoooouuuuu,

Arent you glad you cant hear me singing? :O)))) lol

Birthday Blessings,

Beth F

Unknown said...

I can't wait to get my hands on some of this Ginger paper, your card is wonderful!

Nikki Bond said...

....and superrrr CUTE! I love it Wanda. {SMILES}

Anonymous said...

I love this card and the simplicity of creating it. Gotta order some of that gorgeous ginger blossom DP!!
I haven't tried the stamp-a-ma-jig yet but I do pretty good with stamping the image first - then I turn the punch upsidedown, insert the paper with the stamped image centered inside the cutting lines of the punch, press and oila!

rozie640 said...

Very CUTE and quick, I need a quick batch of birthday cards, this will help me tons. Thanks for the inspiration.

Diane said...

My kinda card! It's awesome!