Monday, October 3, 2011

Scrappy Quick 50th Card

      There is plenty going on this month with fall sports, tons of birthdays and a change-of-season head cold.  Me time is at a minimum and the mojo just isn’t making an appearance when I do sit down to create :(  Therefore, my cards all seem to have taken on that simple scrappy look.  Don’t get me wrong…I love the look and it uses up the bits and pieces I have at hand :)  I have recently completed my One Sheet Wonder Class and all the cards were the simple scrappy look.  The ladies seemed to really like them (I’ll show them here soon) and it really does leave some wiggle room for extra layering or embellishments.

100_3785     This card was made in less than thirty minutes.  We had soccer in the morning, followed by a very long baseball game in the afternoon.  I literally had thirty minutes to create a card, change clothes and get on up the road for my brother-in-law’s surprise birthday party.  As chance would have it, the color combo I had seen on the Color Challenge #334 on SplitCoastStampers earlier in the week.   Lo and behold, there they lay on my desk…ready to be used.  I do like the combo…Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso.  With the scrappy look, it makes a very nice masculine card.  I love when a card comes together so quickly and nicely :)  The image/sentiment was pieced together from the Bring On The Cake set.  I stamped it twice to punch out the “5” and “0” with the 3/4” Circle punch, colored them with marker and adhered them in place with Dimensionals.  The Cherry Cobbler scrap was textured using the Big Shot and the Square Lattice folder.  If I would have read the entire Color Challenge, I could have used the Crimper to corrugate the layer and I would have done the “dessert option”.  The textured layer really adds some visual interest to the card.  Of course, the inside sentiment says, “So many candles, so little cake!”  B-I-L and everyone else at the party loved the card.

     Oh, and speaking of the Big Shot (and I’m not talking about my brother-in-law), when you join the Stampin’ Up! family during the month of October, you will receive the Big Shot for FREE!  Or you can choose up to $100 in FREE product.  $175 for your Starter Kit will get you over $345 worth of stamp sets, inks and business supplies to get your business going.  It’s a great deal!  Visit my website or call me for more details.

     I hope you’ve been inspired today.  Give a few minutes and see how you can use your scraps quickly :)



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