10 February 2008

Project of the week 11-17/2/08

Hey guys, sorry I forgot to post last Monday... Charlotte had a rotten day, you know how it is.

So to make up for it I'm going to offer a HUGE deal this week so make sure you scroll down and check it out!

So anyway this week my project is a card I made for my friends who had a baby boy a week and a bit ago. Stefan is absolutely gorgeous so it was only fitting that I made a gorgeous card for him.

I used Bashful Blue Cardstock as the base of my A6 (10.5x14.9cm) Card;
1. I attached a 2" strip of Barely Banana which I had torn along the rightside to the left hand side of the card using my SNAIL
2. On a scrap of Whisper White I stamped the giraffe from the 'Wild About You' set in Certainly Celery and cut it out using my Papersnips. It doesn't show well in the picture but I attached it with stampin' dimensionals. Then I stamped the sentiment from 'Small Sayings' next to the giraffe - I think it's the cutest sentiment for baby cards!
3. Then I stamped 'Stefan' using the 'Rough Edges Alphabet' in Bashful Blue Ink on Certainly Celery Cardstock then cut it out using my Large Oval Holepunch. Then I attached it with a little SNAIL to the card where I wanted it, I lined up the Large Oval frame from my Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware and marked where the brads go with a pencil then removed the frame and punched on the marks with my 1/16" handheld punch, moved the frame back where I wanted it and attached it with the matching brads that come in the Hodgepodge.
TIP: You can also use the paper piercer and an old foam mousepad to punch holes for brads, but if you use alot of brads in your projects then the 1/16" punch is so easy to use!
4. Because I didn't have patterned paper to suit the project I decided to make my own using versamark and the star from the 'Small Sayings' stamp set out of the Summer Mini. If I was redoing this project I would probably do this before attaching the giraffe & oval.
5. For the finishing touch I used one of the medium Ribbon Buckles from the Hodgepodge Hardware and threaded the White Organdy & Celery Grosgrain through together and attached using mini glue dots.

If you would like to make this card for yourself all products are available from Stampin' Up! and you can place your order through me to have your order sent straight to your door anywhere in Australia. Contact me on 0418 650 294 or zjgould@gmail.com to place your order.

Shopping List:
Wild About You Stamp Set $45.95
Rough Edges Alphabet Set $39.95
Small Sayings Stamp Set $29.95 (Summer Mini Catalogue)
Bashful Blue & Certainly Celery Classic Ink Pads $9.95ea
or Soft Subtles Stampin' Spots $41.95
Soft Subtles Cardstock $14.50 for 36 sheets (3ea of 12 colours)
or Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery & Barely Banana Cardstock $10.50ea for 24 sheets
Whisper White Cardstock $13.50 for 40 sheets
Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter $52.95
for 138 pieces + 100 matching brads

Now for the offer:
Sale-A-Bration is still running and normally you would be eligible for 1 Sale-A-Bration stamp set for every $100 you spend... well for this week only (11-18/2/08) I will give you 2 Sale-A-Bration stamp sets for every $150 you spend*!
Stocks are limited so first in best dressed.

*This offer is not a Stampin' Up! discount and therefore only available through myself when you order $150 of stock not including postage. While stocks last.
Artwork (c) Zarna Gould; Images (c) Stampin' Up!


Deb said...

cute card!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Hi: I had to do some searching to find out you were from Australia!!! WOW!!! The price on your stamp set was a dead give-away you weren't here in the USA!!! Your little girl is darling!!! What a blessing!!! Love your cards and your blog is looking great!!! Keep up all the good work!!!