10/27 Square Card Challenge

The Operators at Stamping 411 issued a square card challenge this week. We were given a guide to work with but we were told we could pretty much do whatever we wanted to as long as the card we made was square. This is my square card creation for the challenge . . . the card is 5.25" square so it fits perfectly into the Medium Square Envelopes that Stampin'Up sells.

How this card came about? Well, I just got the lattice die . . . just in the nick of time for two Big Shot Classes that I held at my home yesterday in which one of our projects used the lattice die in a card. We used black paper and by the end of the evening yesterday, I noticed I had a nice tidy stack of Basic Black outlines leftover from cutting out the lattice die. One of my customers (hi, Marlys!) said I should make a card using that scrap as it was too pretty to throw away. I took on the challenge!

Well, whenever I am looking for a Stampin'Up challenge, the first place I turn to is Stamping 411 and lo and behold the challenge was to create a square card - - - how perfectly did that worked out for me as the scraps I wanted to use were square? Ok . . . so the next thing was how to go from there. I noticed that I still had the chipboard lattice sitting out on my counter. It seemed too pretty to throw out so I was still contemplating what I could do with it. The chipboard I am referring to is part of the packaging of each die and it is always the very first cut I make when a new die that comes into my house. Most of the time, this first cut gets tossed, but I'm really glad I kept it this time because it worked out so well on my card! You must have noticed by now that I dressed it up with the rhinestones that I pried out of SU's Clear Rhinestone Brads. They are adhered with mini glue dots.

I played around with different sentiments, but decided that something simple worked the best. I did use textured paper on my Melon Mambo card base and yes, you can stamp on textured paper. Just be sure to have a nice juicy ink pad and maybe press a tad more firmly than you would for smooth paper.

The inside of my card is accented with pieces cut from the lattice die used with Basic Black paper. The sentiments on both the front and inside panels are from the stamp set called "A Little Birthday Cheer."

Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I appreciate you and the kind comments you often leave for me. . . like little cyber hugs!

Stamps: A Little Birthday Cheer (115018)
Paper: Melon Mambo Textured Cardstock (115719), Basic Black (102851)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Lattice Die (115958)
Accessories: Clear Rhinestone Brads pried out of their holders (113144)
Adhesive: Tombow Multi Purpose Glue (110755), Glue Dots to adhere the rhinestones (103683)
Misc: Chipboard Packaging


LeAnne said…
Very cool! I love what you did with this! I haven't had a chance to stamp much this week---I am wanting to do that 411 challenge and the color challenge is yummy too! Great job!
Robin Merriman said…
Striking and beautiful, Kay! Great job on this card!
Thanks for playing along this week!
Jenna said…
WOW! This card is absolutely beautiful! Great job!
Connie said…
Wonderful! I love that lattice and haven't played with it much. Great job!
Tiffany Bauer said…
I love this card!! Yet another way to use the Lattice die!! Thanks for playing along this week with us at Stamping 411!!!
Selene Kempton said…
This is gorgeous Kay! (as always!)