Mar 02 2011

Sweet Summer

This is similar to a project my Stamp Clubs made this month!  They loved this project!  For this card, I switched up the layout they did so it would fit Technostamper's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge! 



As you can see, I flipped the sketch so it is upright instead of on the side.  And…this is a card and gift combined!  Can you tell what it is?



For the card, I started with a base of Melon Mambo cardstock and layered on a piece of polka dot print from the Sale-A-Bration Ice Cream Parlor Designer paper.  I added a strip of Pear Pizzazz that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Tasteful Trim XL Die.  In each of the scallops I placed a Pearl.  I made the vase with the Ovals #2 Die from Daffodil Delight cardstock and stamped the image from Sweet Summer on it with Pear Pizzazz.  I placed some small Pearls on the flower buds.  I used Sticky Strip around the edges of the oval, except for the top, then adhered it to the front of the designer paper.  I stamped three butterflies from Sweet Summer in Basic Black and colored them with Early Espresso and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Markers.  To hide the seam of the designer paper, I used a length of 1/8 Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon. 


And for the surprise gift!!!  A bookmark can be removed from the pocket of the vase!



The jumbo paperclip bookmark is made with the Fun Flowers Die and the 5 Petal Punch.  I cut the medium flower with Melon Mambo and layered on the Daffodil Delight punched with the 5 Petal Punch.  In the center is a Sweet Stitches Fabric Brad!  I stamped leaves with the Build a Blossom stamp set in Old Olive Classic Ink on Pear Pizzazz and punched with the Blossom Petals Punch.  On the back to hold the flower to the paperclip is a Scallop Circle of Pear Pizzazz.  Not shown in this picture (see first picture), I added a piece of Certainly Celery Taffeta Ribbon because I thought it needed just a little something!  lol!


I made up a bunch of these flower bookmarks to sell at the stamping retreat I'm going to this weekend!  I hope they like them!


Sharing creativity one stamped image at a time!


3 People have left comments on this post

Mar 2, 2011 - 08:03:19
Marsha said:

Adorable, Connie!  Thanks for sharing!

Mar 3, 2011 - 06:03:25

How fun.  I love the sketch flipped.  Great idea to hold the bookmark.  Love the whole card.  Thanks so much for playing along again this week with my sketch challenge!

Mar 11, 2011 - 08:03:14
Nancy said:

How big is the paper clip you used in this project?  I live in Ontario, Canada and have been searching for these for a while but can't seem to find them.  maybe having the size would help.  Thanks a bunch!