It's Day 3 of my "Top 10 Ways to Get your Stampin' Mojo Going!" Today's tip is to create cards with a purpose. Having a recipient in mind turns on the "lightbulb" for contemplating colors, style, sentiment and pattern. My cards rarely end up in a box or stash since I find reasons to send out at least 4 or 5 a week.
This interactive 4 1/4" square card (I cropped the bottom of the die cut to make it square) is perfect for my 9 year old grand nephew, Devlin. Learn more about the Circle Card Thinlits Die.
Devlin became my "muse." The stamp and patterns are fun, plenty masculine (without being too "babyish" or too "mature") and color combination universal. I'm confident a 9 year old will appreciate the WOW! factor when the circle flips!
- The snappy lightbulb stamp is from Stampin' Up! Crazy, Mixed Up Love (see images below). I heat embossed it in white for a shiny "glass" finish.
- To layer the chevron and embossed patterns, I cut them with the same Circle Card Thinlits Die I used for the card but took a little off each side to expose a rim of Crumb Cake.
- For easy removal, I used a small piece of wax paper between the "XOXO" die and my Real Red card stock. Works like a charm! I sliced skinny pieces of Stampin' Dimensionals for a 3-D effect.
- SNEAK PEEK! You're witnessing the results of a brand new Stampin' Up! product. The Envelope Punch Board is light, portable and creates 66 sizes of envelopes with ease. It will be available for customer purchase on September 1 (Item #133774, $19.95).
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STAMPIN' UP! SUPPLIES:
Stamp Set: Crazy, Mixed Up Love (Wood-Mount 131068, Clear-Mount 131071)
Paper: Neutrals Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (130132), Crumb Cake (120953), Real Red (102482), Basic Black (121045)
Ink: VersaMark Pad (102283)
Cool Tools: Small Heart Punch (117193), Owl Builder Punch (tiny heart on lightbulb, 118074), Circle Card Thinlits Die (133480), Circles Collection Framelits Dies (130911), Alphabet Press Embossing Folder (130916), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Heat Tool (129053), Envelope Punch Board (#133774), Wax Paper
The Perfect Touch: Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)