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Thursday, October 8, 2009

It's a Bookmark, It's a Card...It's a BOOKMARK CARD

I love it when a project is 'multi-functional'. A little bit more than meets the eye.

I also love it when my club ladies 'ooh and ahh' and get that wicked gleam in their eye...they just KNOW they are going to home and make a mini-herd of the project before them.

A couple months ago I saw an idea by a fellow stamper for bookmark cards. It was just brilliant, and while I'd love to take the credit, I can't. I'd also love to GIVE credit, but if you've seen the state of my craft know I've put the sheet of paper with the deets in a safe place.

If I ever find that safe place I put things there are keys, unread books, probably my missing socks, important slips of paper, and I'm convinced...several hundreds of dollars. Good thing my cat was self-sufficient, and my children are loud...

If I find you, oh creator of this pattern I will surely edit this post...and if you are the creator of this pattern, puh-leez leave me a comment and a blog address so that I can commend you!

On to the good and pretty!

Cute huh? The card is a 6x6" square of paper folded in half for the base. (You can get four of these bad boys from one sheet of 12x12..I LOVE THAT).

All of the products are Stampin' Up!,

  • Rich Razzleberry cardstock (base)
  • Melon Mambo cardstock (mat)
  • Razzleberry Lemonade Designer paper
  • Whisper White cardstock (ultra silky smooth)
  • Large Silver Grommet
  • Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (I can't tell you how amazing this ribbon is!!)
  • Melon Mambo Classic Ink
  • Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink (butterfly) ..ooh matchy matchy me
  • Basic Black classic ink
  • Silver brads
  • Stampin Dimensionals (pop up the butterfly and act as a stopper against acetate)
  • a strip of acetate (used to make see through band to hold bookmark on card)
Additional Stampin' Up! items used but not pictured:

  • a hole piercing tool (for the brads)
  • Tombow "snail" tape runner adhesive
  • 1" circle punch to make the hole for the grommet

Here's a shot of the card with the bookmark pulled out from behind the acetate band....see? Isn't this cutie patootie? You could stamp a message that shows through behind the acetate, like an additional sentiment.

Speaking of the stamp set used, it's a great little number called GREAT FRIEND, from Stampin' Up!

It's a rubber on wood mount stamp set, with 5 pieces in the set. It's gorgeous. It's only $23.95, and yes, it's available through me, as well as any of the products named above! You can place orders online or by contacting me (Canadians only).

Extra bonus this month!!! When you place any order of $50.00 with me by email or via my website I will send you a FREE step-by-step tutorial, with pictures, on how to create your own bookmark cards! Additional shots of inside and back of card will be included, as well as pictures of 2 alternative bookmark card ideas.

You can visit my website by clicking HERE.

Here's a peekaboo at the GREAT FRIEND stamp set.Happy Stamping! I hope you make a mini-herd of Bookmark Cards!

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Get Ill Soon - Blog Hop

You read that right. Get Ill Soon.

I'm not sure how this started, but we have another blog hop that has been born of the ladies on Twitter. Join us, read on, follow along each stop on the Blog Hop (links will be provided within each stop) and you'll unravel the story of "Get Ill Soon" and you'll also be treating your eyeballs and funnybones to some really awesome creations of paper artistry.

If you've arrived from the previous blog stop, Lisa's blog, a big welcome to you. If you've started here, then please do read on and the next stop is provided to you at the bottom of the posting. We'll take care of on to the goods.

So, my friends, dont'cha sometimes wish that you had a magic prescription pad where you could prescribe that wonderful co-worker an extended sick leave, your ex-cheating boyfriend a little (erm...) well I'll leave that one get my point.

Well I have it. The magical GET ILL SOON prescription pad, for writing your own 'sick' prescriptions to those that are ticking you off.

A closeup of the focal point. NO SOUP FOR YOU...haahh, i've been dying to say that. All puns intended. See how all the feel goody-ness is crossed out? I can be bad like that. I had to add a little vellum and polkadot designer paper, to soften the blow...

Loads of funkeh grosgrain saffron, real red and basic black compliment the colour scheme....

Open up your 'sick' little prescription pad and give someone a piece of your mind...

"Dear Susy Snarky, please get ill soon. Take this prescription for 3 days sick leave , so that I can get my job done. " Sincerely, YOU KNOW WHO.

Now for your next spot on the Blog Hop please visit Ms. Understand Blue herself, Lydia Fiedler...where I'm sure she will shock, awe and amaze you with her mad skillz.

So go on....get ill with us....and go here: Understand Blue

If you would like to win your own sick little prescription pad please leave me a comment, a way to contact you, and tell me why you need the power of the 'Get Ill Soon'. I will do a draw next weekend!

Ta ta my lovelies!

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