Sunday, June 5, 2011


Today I wanted to show you another of my entries for the Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew.  This one was the Love Bird challenge.  I changed it up a bit for a 60th anniversary card for my husband's aunt and uncle, Joan and Bob Cowie (Congratulations to them!).  It would work equally as well for a wedding card though.  Here is the challenge info:

CCREW0611HF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM - Holiday/Seasonal Focus: *Love Birds* It wouldn't be right to have June, weddings, flowers, etc without the birds! Let this Love Birds Shower Ensemble inspire you! You do not have to do wedding cards, however you must use a bird.

I chose a Center Step fold for my card (FREE tutorial at the end of the post).  I decided to go with a mostly white card with lots of texture to it.  Everything was embossed with embossing powder or an embossing folder or both!  Even the window sheet was embossed!  I also used the Illuminate Smooch Pearlized Accent to add some definition to areas of some of the dry embossed pieces.  White doesn't have to be plain!  Enjoy!

  • Stamp Sets – A Word for You  (W#117032 $21.95, C#120528 $16.95), Occasional Quotes (Hostess Set Level 2)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White Textured, Brushed Silver
  • Ink – Whisper White Craft, Illuminate Top Coat Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink (#121084, $5.50)
  • Ribbon – Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta (#109070, $6.95), Baker's Twine (#124262, $2.95)
  • Punches – Full Heart (#119883, $16.95), Two-Step Bird (#117191, $16.95), Itty Bitty Punch Pack (#118309, $16.95), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border (#119275, $15.95)
  • Accessories – Basics Glimmer Brads (#121003, $4.95), Basic Pearl Jewels Accents (#119247, $4.95), Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder (#101930, $4.75), Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109131, $4.75), Window Sheets (#114323, $4.95), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430, $3.95), 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
  • Tools – Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlits Dies (#115951, $74.95), Movers & Shapers Punch Windows (#115953, $29.95), Beautiful Wings Embosslit (#118138, $11.95), Scalloped Heart Of Hearts Stampin' Up! Embosslits Die (#117332, $11.95), Elegant Lines Embossing Folder (#119277, $7.95), Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder (#117335, $7.95), Paper Piercer & Mat

(click photos to enlarge for more detail)

1. Cut card stock to 5-1/2" x 11".

2. Using your paper trimmer in the portrait position, align the left side of your paper on the 1" mark.  Insert the cutting blade at 1" and cut from 1" down to 6.5".

3. Flip card stock over and repeat on the other side.

4.  Put your scoring blade in your trimmer.  With the card stock in the landscape position and the cut lines toward the left side, score from the edge of the card stock to the cut line at 1", 2" and 6.5".  Repeat on the opposite side of card.

5.  Score BETWEEN cut lines at 5-1/2".

6.  Fold all the score lines as follows:  the 1", 5.5" and 6.5" score lines are mountain folds.  The 2" score line is a valley fold.  Use a bone folder to make folds crisp.

7.  Stamp and embellish your card as desired.

1 comment:

  1. Just want to say "thank you" for your step card directions. I have been wanting to make one for so long and stumbled upon your site. Love your site. Blessings, Mary Kay


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