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Monday, January 10, 2011

Because I Care

My poor son didn't know how neglected he would be when he brought Kyla home with him over Thanksgiving and then Christmas! She was anxious to try stamping with me at Thanksgiving and then decided to sign up as a demonstrator when Stampin' Up! offered the kit at such a low price. When she came after Christmas, we spent most of our free time stamping. I've posted several cards we did together. Kyla chose the colors for this card (Soft Suede, Concord Crush and Pear Pizzazz). We used the same resources and came up with different cards. This is mine.


We ran the fronts of our cards through the Big Shot using the Finial Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Then we cut our designer paper and Concord Crush card stock with the Top Note die for the Big Shot. We went our own ways from there, both using the Because I Care Level 1 hostess stamp set.

We chose different sheets from the Designer Series Paper Pack - In Color, Level 1 (another hostess offering), cutting the perferrated edge off the Top Note before mounting it on the Concord Crush Piece. I chose to use my Crop-A-Dile to add Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets to run the ribbon through. After stamping "because I care" in the corner, I mounted the assembled piece on the card front using Stamping Dimensionals, which were also used behind the stamped and cut out hydrangea.

I wasn't sure I liked the Soft Suede with it at first, but once the card was finished, I was very pleased with the colors.

Products Used:
Because I Care stamp set, free to hostesses (level 1)
Designer Series Paper Pack - In Color, free to hostesses (level 1)
Soft Suede card stock, 115318, $6.95 for 24 sheets, 8-1/2" x 11"
Very Vanilla card stock, 101650, $8.50 for 40 sheets, 8-1/2" x 11"
Concord Crush card stock, 119792, $6.95 for 24 sheets, 8-1/2" x 11"
Concord Crush Stampin' Pad, 119785, $5.95
Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Pad, 119784, $5.95
Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, 119265, $8.95 for 15 yards
Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets, 108431, $9.95
Crop-A-Dile, 108362, $29.95
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, 113439, $99.95
Top Note Bigz Die, 113463, $21.95
Finial Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 115963, $7.95
Stampin' Dimensionals, 104430, $3.95 for 300

4 comments:

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card! I love the grommets! #15 following from Stampin' Connection! http://www.stampinchic.com

T2 said...

Love the card! It amazes me how we all have the same stuff to use, but come up with completely different cards. Nice job!

Welcome said...

Hi dear. You have one beautiful blog. Thanks for sharing your talent to so many of us. I found your blog through the SU Connection and added myself as a follower to your blog. You're welcome to take a peek at my blog as well and become a follower ;)
Here is the link: http://thepursuitofstampiness.blogspot.com

Inky hugs, Pauline

helloholley said...

Lovely card! I'm now following from Stampin' Connection!