Monday, October 15, 2012

Pinterest 6 Pack

Another Pinterest Attack!

I learned that you can color pearls with any color Sharpie!
I found a couple techniques for DIY Washi tape!
I searched "one sheet wonders" and hit the mother-load!

My plan was to make a 'one-sheet' - but I didn't pick the correct type of design paper for that type of project. So I made do with what I chopped. It was like making a crazy quilt...just making the pieces work! It was fun but I will try an actual 'one-sheet-wonder' pattern using a more suited design paper.

I made a set of six small cards which will fit into the container I purchased at the Dollar Tree (actually I purchased SEVERAL of these containers - perfect for sets of 3.5" x 5" cards.

Card One
~Base card blue cardstock
~Layer of white cardstock embossed using Cuttlebug
~Frames of blue and red cardstock for design paper
~Design paper square
~Blue grosgrain ribbon
~Stamped cup image (Stampin' Up - Express Yourself) colored with Copics
~Sentiment stamped on blue punch (Stampin' Up Word Window)

Card Two
~Base card - green cardstock
~Layer of design paper
~Square design paper framed with cranberry cardstock
~Strip of dry wall mesh
~Blue round scallop punched and stamped with Stampin' Up Weathered and dotted with Sharpie white Poster Paint
~Green cardstock stamped with Stampin Up Circle Friendship stamped with Black ink punched using Stampin' Up 1" circle punch

Card Three
~Base card cranberry cardstock
~Design papers
~Pearls in the corners
~Design paper punched and embossed using Spellbinder's Fancy Label and Cuttlebug
~Sentiment stamped on white cardstock using Stampin' Up Delight in Life

Card Four
~Base card Kraft cardstock
~Layer of red checked tissue paper glued directly to the Kraft cardstock
~Strip of design paper framed with black cardstock
~Green cardstock die cut using Spellbinder's Fancy Label and Cuttlebug
~Prima flower with Sharpie colored blue pearl and punched fronds
~Three corner pearls colored using blue Sharpie

Card Five
~Base card - cranberry cardstock
~Layer of design paper
~Mitered corner cut of design paper
~Pearl swirl
~Squares and rectangle design paper framed with black cardstock

Card Six
~Base card Kraft cardstock
~Layer of blue cardstock stamped with Stampin' Up Weathered background stamp
~Strip of design paper
~Strip of DIY washi tape - double sticky tape and red checked tissue paper
~Three pearls
~Sentiment stamped on oval die cut Kraft cardstock - edges dotted with black Sharpie

Tada! Here they are all ready to be someone's little gift. I'm not sure why I took these photos with everything perched on the GIANT roll of dry wall mesh tape. I saw it used on a card - thought it was so cool - had husband dearest purchase a roll at the local hardware shop. Little did I know there is not such thing as a small roll of dry wall tape. Well, I guess if you were a dry waller - this IS a small roll!

All the design paper used in this set of six is by Graphic 45 - Playtimes Past collection. Found it on a deep clearance rack at Hobby Lobby in Omaha! The collection reminds me of Mary Engelbreit designs.

House of Gilli - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Stampalot - punches


  1. GREAT set of cards!!! Love the DP you used on these too. Very creative and will make a wonderful little gift to someone.
    Now, I really want to see what you do with that dry wall tape - then I'll send hubby to the store!

  2. A great collection of Christmas cards Nancy and all so very different.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and joining our Punch Away theme at Stampalot challenge this month.

    B x

  3. Lovely cards. The colours are fabulous.

  4. Such a great set of little cards! Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody!
    Hugs xx Cara xx DT

  5. What a great post...full of excitement. Love the one page idea's. Great cards you have created and had smile at the huge roll of dry wall tape. Curious as to what you are going to do with it.


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