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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Tiny Hello

It was "Purchase and Swap" time again this weekend! Marci and Amber and I received our bags of Stampin' Up! goodies from our monthly club night at Cindy's house. So we haven't been exactly consistent in our swap, but we always have the best of intentions to use every supply we purchase to create a masterpiece for each other - and then of course one to keep for ourselves!

I have this thing lately with making small cards. I can't help it sometimes. And they usually open from the bottom, and I don't remember the last time I made one that wasn't square! It's a sickness really :). Well, I decided to switch things up a bit this time around. Yes, I kept the card square, but what I did do was make the smallest card I have ever made - 2.5 inches - but I also had it open from the side! What!!! I know, I was feeling free and reckless! What can I say, sometimes I like to be a rebel. :)

Here are the results:

So this adorable teacup stamp is just over an inch tall! The "hello" sentiment sits just under the cup on the stamp. But I decided that I wanted to separate the word from the image on the card layout. All the supplies are Stampin' Up! except the adorable Bazzill Basics clear button with the rhinestone center. {I cut the back of the button off with my wire cutters and adhered it to the card with a Pop Dot.

Here is a breakdown of ALL the supplies:

Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Patterned Paper - scraps left over from a pad that was available in the Spring Mini catalog earlier this year
Satin Ribbon - Daffodil Delight {my favorite new Stampin' Up! color!!!!}
Inks - Daffodil Delight and Chocolate Chip classics
Punches - Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Word Window
Jewels - Rhinestone Stickers
Button - Bazzill Basics brand

Just so you all know, I had to fight all my urges to add a small butterfly punched shape to each card!!! Where would I have put it, right! But the urge was definitely there. And for how small this card is, there is already so much stuff on it!

I am off to bed ladies, but I hope you like the Tiniest Hello ever! I'll be back soon :)

P.S. Hello my newest followers :)


Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Very lovely cards - love the rhinestone bling!