Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Simply Homemade

Stampin' Up! has some new single stamps in this years Idea Book & Catalog. You can find them all on pages 18-20. One of them is "Homemade". It fits perfectly into the new 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch on page 200.
I wanted to play a little with the Level 1 Hostess In Color Paper Pack I got with my last order, so I made this simple card. The pattern color is Peach Parfait. It coordinates with the Homemade stamp in Peach Parfait Classic Ink on Whisper White cardstock. I layered it on a simple strip on Not Quite Navy punched down both sides with the Scallop Trim Border Punch (Page 201).

TIP: To get the perfect size on your punched mats.......don't try. Cut a piece of cardstock 1-1/2 to 2" wide (depending on the size of the border and how large a mat you want). Punch down both edges. Then cut the strip in half. A little bit of snail adhesive and attach the strips to each edge. This will also help to save on cardstock and a great way to use up scraps.

A great way to dress up a large background area is with an Embossing Folder. Simple place the front half of the card in the embossing folder. Have the other half lay open flat when you put it through your big shot. Try this layout the next time you have a simple image you want to showcase.
Products Used:
Stamps: Homemade
Colors: Peach Parfait, Not Quite Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Accessories: Silver Brad, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Scallop Trim Border Punch

1 comment :

Yapha said...

Brilliant tip on the scalloped mat! I love it!