Friday, January 11, 2008

Let's start at the very beginning...a very good place to start...

This is the very first card I made when I got my January Design Team kit from Verve...I love this card. I had just gotten the large star punch from Stampin Up, and I wanted to see how it fit with the stars in the sets so I could tell all you lovely people!

I love this Crate paper that Julee sent...I just love the texture of it. I really love patterned paper (who doesn't), but I especially enjoy patterned paper that is watercolor texture. It makes me happy.

See how the star is layered with just a tiny mat? It was so super easy! I punched the striped star out of the Crate paper with the Large Star Punch from SU. The Chocolate Chip piece behind it is actually the largest star from Polka Stars. I cut it out (by hand but it was easy) and found that it was a perfect 1/16" mat for the punched star. Cool huh? Then I made it a button by punching 2 little holes and tying a ribbon through.

I loved that this card turned out rather gender neutral. Wouldn't it make such a fabulous graduation card? I thought so anyway. *grin*

I hope you're having a fabulous Friday! Stay tuned for a Sketch for you to Try tomorrow!


Stamps: Seeing Stars (Verve Visual)
Paper: Cowgirl Collection (Crate Paper), Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Soft Sky
Ink: Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Large Star Punch, Vintage Brads, Mat Pack & Paper Piercer, Dimensionals, Cropadile

11 comments:

Shelby said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! It's so simple, yet PERFECT. I'm stealing elements of it to make my BF's anniversary card this weekend. THANKS! :D

Lauren (mytime) said...

OMG! Shannan I LOVE this card. Its so gorgeous. That stamp in the corner-perfection :D

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

OOOH this is just darling! I love the layout and of course the gorgeous paper!!! :D

Amy Sheffer said...

Lovin' this card, Shannan. It almost looks like a piece of framed art ... which it could be! Great to know about the SU punch and the Verve stamp.

Dawn McVey (dawnsing) said...

Such a cute card, Shannan!

Dana said...

ok Shannan, you HAVE to stop with the songs in your titles! It's making me nuts because I have no ability whatsoever to get the song out of my head after seeing it! *chuckle* I'll be singing this song ALL day now, thanks a lot.

OH yeah, and I love this card BTW, the tiny knot on top of the star is my fave.

beate said...

Gorgeous! I love it!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I think your first card from that set is really cool too!

Mercy said...

so cool...lovin' those stars!

jensmessystudio said...

the stars are adorable!! thank you for sharing!!

Chris (cdjkssss on SCS) said...

Hey, sweetie! I totally CASEd your card:

http://colorfulom.blogspot.com/2008/01/big-occasion-for-little-sis.html

Thanks a million!

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