Have you tried your hand at a joyfold card? It's a simple concept . . . two cards, one larger than the other, intersect to create a whole new look. Here's a link to a tutorial I shared in an earlier post (with two more joyfold samples for you to view). Jason Casper (Jason's Stampin' Pad), one of my Stampin' Pretty Pals, produced a wonderful example of a joyfold card in this post which got my wheels turning to try my own.
My smaller card (with the cake) isn't the exact dimension as the tutorial (and I mailed it to my good friend without measuring--oops). However, feel free to experiment. Just about any size will accomplish this look.
Check out what's "under the hood" (above). Sweet and simple interior, no?
I'm really hooked on Playful Pieces, the new Hostess Level 3 stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog. DID YOU KNOW hostess benefits were available with your on-line order? Team up with a few stamping friends and reap the benefits of Stampin' Up!'s Hostess Rewards program or ask me how I can help you can do a catalog workshop.
- Blushing Bride is a luscious new In Color. It's a slightly muted pink and takes on a new life when combined with Soft Suede. It will be available July 1 with the new catalog.
- The fun and feminine quote from Favorite Thoughts (Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog) delivers the perfect message in the interior to complement the "party hearty" sentiment outside.
- Using the Clear-Mount version of Playful Pieces, I was able to "build" my cake stand (two shapes) and candles/flames.
- The cake is cropped from one of the playful pattern stamps in the set.
WOO HOO! THE NEW CATALOGS ARE HERE! If you pre-ordered a copy of the Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog thru me, they have just arrived at my doorstep!! Your catalog will be sent to you by priority mail pronto.
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Stamp Set: Playful Pieces (Hostess Level 3: Wood-Mount 119993, Clear-Mount 120145)*, Favorite Thoughts (Summer Mini Catalog: Wood-Mount 116968, Clear-Mount 120048), Party Hearty (111532)
Paper: Blushing Bride (119796)*, Soft Suede (115318), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Blushing Bride (119786)*, Soft Suede (115657)
Cool Tools: Boho Blossoms Punch (110711), 1/2" Circle Punch (104390), Modern Label Punch (116630), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (117335)
The Perfect Touch: Bitty Clear Button (Summer Mini Catalog, 118761), Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (109070), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
***Products with an asterisk (*) will be available July 1 in the 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog.