May 14 2010

Stamping 411 – All Holidays

Time again for another Stamping 411 Sketch…#151…wow…the weeks just FLY by, don't they?  This week's sketch challenge was fun.  I actually did it TWICE!  Long story…lol!  Good thing next week's sketch looks similar to this one! 


As you can see from my card, my shape is a rectangle instead of an oval.  I wanted to use the Happy Father's Day greeting from Stampin' Up!'s All Holidays.  This set is one of my favorite greeting sets!  I will keep it in my stash even after it retires (whenever it does…no, I don't know anything!)


I started with a base card of Not Quite Navy.  Then I used the Travel Journal Designer Paper…I cut it so that it looks like two different patterns are on the one background piece.  Gives it a little interest.  I wrapped the 1 1/4" Striped Pumpkin Pie Ribbon around the middle and secured it in the back.  Since my greeting was a little plain, I stamped it once with Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink on Very Vanilla, then stamped it again with Not Quite Navy and cut it out, layering it over the Pumpkin Pie piece.  I left room at the top for a couple Not Quite Navy brads.


My Cog Punch just came in my order yesterday.  Have you ever SWORN that you bought something, then looked all over for it and couldn't find it?  I just knew I had purchased it on my preorder last month.  But, then remembered, that we couldn't preorder.  So now it is finally in my possession!  I punched three of the large cogs from Not Quite Navy and placed them along the side of the greeting. 


Really, it is a pretty simple card!  I just love the Travel Journal Designer Paper in the background!  I can't wait to see what the rest of the Stamping 411 Operators have come up with this week!  I'm always amazed at how different each of our cards are…even using some of the same elements!  I hope you take time to make up a card of your own with the sketch and post a link over on Mr. Linky at the Stamping 411 blog!  Have a great weekend!

8 People have left comments on this post

May 14, 2010 - 10:05:27

Awesome masculine color scheme… it's making me want that punch!  Excellent job! 

May 14, 2010 - 11:05:36
Kerin said:

I can SO relate to looking high and low for things I've never even purchased!! I'm glad it arrived for you to make this cool card for Father's Day!! Love the color combo too 🙂

May 15, 2010 - 12:05:09
Kimberley said:

Love this card! I have been holding out on that cog punch but I really like it now that I see it being used! Thanks for sharing!

May 15, 2010 - 08:05:13
Lee said:

This card is so put together. It's simply perfect. Great idea for a Father's Day Card…..I'll be semi casing this one as I don't have that cog punch….but may have to get it now. You're such an enabler!!

May 15, 2010 - 03:05:16
Patti Chesky said:

Simple?  Yes!!!!  Amazing?  YES!!!!  Love this card so much Connie!!!  The cogs are so cool!!! 

May 15, 2010 - 05:05:18

Wow, Connie — great masculine card. Love the way you made all the textures and patterns work together — just fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration! Blessings, Gretchen

May 15, 2010 - 06:05:23

What a great dad card!! I love the colors and those cog pieces!! Great job!!

May 17, 2010 - 10:05:50

Well, now I know what to do with that punch! This is great Connie – wonderful take on the sketch and a fab Father's Day card! TFS!