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Monday, April 5, 2010


After taking the color challenge (see previous post), I decided I really like the Creamy Caramel and Dusty Durango combination and sought a fun color for a man's card. Ah! Bermuda Bay fit the bill. Since Dusty Durango is a perfect color for a basketball, I chose to use the Just Basketball stamp set, one of the many free sets I accumulated during Sale-a-Bration this year.

I attached the ribbon a little differently this time. After layering the focal image on the Dusty Durango frame and then on the Bermuda Bay strip and preparing the tag, I punched through all those layers with my Crop-a-Dile and added the Pewter jumbo eyelet. But I wanted the ribbon to come down the side of the stamped image and go through the eyelet. That became a challenge, but one that provided an interesting way to use my ribbon. I threaded one end of the ribbon down through the top of the eyelet and the other end up through the bottom. Then I pulled both eds to the side and tied my knot. I so love the way knots look like bows once we trim the ends down!

To make this card, you need the following items:
Just Basketball stamp set, 115004, $13.95
On Your Birthday stamp set,111664, $33.95
Creamy Caramel card stock, 102514, $5.50 for 24 sheets (8-1/2" x 11")
Bermuda Bay card stock, 115317, $5.50 for 24 sheets (8-1/2" x 11")
Dusty Durango card stock, 115321, $5.50 for 24 sheets (8-1/2" x 11")
Very Vanilla card stock, 101650, $7.50 for 40 sheets (8-1/2" x 11")
Bermuda Bay classic ink pad, 115655, $5.95
Dusty Durango classic ink pad, 115654, $5.95
Dusty Durango polka dot grosgrain ribbon, 115609, $9.95, 15 yards
Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, 108432, $9.95, approx. 60
Large Oval Punch, 107305, $15.95
Tag Corner Punch, 107215, $6.95
Crop-A-Dile, 108362, $29.95

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