Sunday, January 31, 2010

1/31 Super Cute Bugs!

Stamping 411 issued a Color Challenge last week and I actually had some time to play with it!! Two of these three colors . . . YoYo Yellow and Green Galore are very bright, sunshiny colors. They made me think of summer and that led me to the stamp set called Bugs & Kisses.
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I used textured YoYo Yellow for my card base with a strip of Green Galore along the left side. Then, thanks to the awesome tutorials by Gretchen Barron . . . I was finally able to figure out how to make my Scallop Trim Border Punch and Corner Punch line up and managed a fairly decent scalloped rectangle. It's still a little challenging for me but after a few failed attempts, I think I am getting the hang of it. Just don't be in a hurry or you will fall even more behind!!! (Wow . . . that almost sounds like a Chinese proverb, doesn't it? lol!) The link to the Scallop Punches can be found HERE and the link to the Pinking Heart Punches can be found HERE. Thanks a million, Gretchen!!
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I punched a 1" YoYo Yellow textured "sun", and my cute little grasshopper needed a friend so I added a little pop of red with the lady bug. My tag is popped up on a double layer of dimensionals. I accented it with one of those darling library clips - - - it is soooo very hard to actually "use" those sweet little clippies because some strange part of me wants to hoard them!! They are just soooo cute!!
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I kept the inside of the card quite simple and added just one more little bug down there in the corner stamped in Night of Navy.
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Thanks for stopping in today!! I appreciate you!
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Supplies:
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Stamps: Bugs & Kisses (116580)
Paper: YoYo Yellow Textured 12x12 (108698), Green Galore (101768), Night of Navy (100867), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Green Galore (102122), Night of Navy (102977), Real Red (103133)
Tools: Scallop Trim Border Punch (free with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration), Scallop Corner Punch (118870), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), 1 " Circle Punch (109046)
Accessories: 1/4" Night of Navy Grosgrain Ribbon (109036), Mini Library Clip (109857)
Adhesives: Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive (110755), SNAIL (104332), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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