From the Heart Shoebox Card

Hi everyone, I’m sorry it’s been so long since you’ve heard from me.  November was my busiest month ever with Stampin’ Up!, and by the middle of last week I was wiped out!  I’ve just been so tired that I have been dragging myself around. Normally,  I go to bed sometime between 10:30 – 11:30 pm, but three nights last week I was in bed by 8 pm!  I was too tired to even stamp!  I know, I know, pretty bad.  The only stamping that I did since my last post was this card here, and it was for a team dessert potluck & shoebox that I organized for this past Saturday.  For those of you that don’t know, a "shoebox" is when each person (there were 12 of us that ended up going) designs a project.  You put all the supplies needed to make the project in a box, along with directions, and then set out all the boxes.  Each person chooses a box, makes a project inside, then when they’re done, moves on to another box.  By the end of the night each person has made all the projects – so I got to make 11 different projects.  The desserts that everyone brought were awesome.  It ended up being a pretty late nate – but boy was it fun!   All that to say, this is the project I designed. It’s fairly simple as the projects had to take between 10 and 15 minutes to make. 

The base of the card is soft sky cardstock.  I layered Certainly Celery DP onto Groovy Guava, and tied white grosgrain ribbon around it in a knot.  I stamped the greeting "From the heart" in basic black ink.  This greeting comes from the Holidays & Wishes stamp set.  The main image comes from the new stamp set "Time Well Spent" that all active Stampin’ Up! demonstrators received as a gift from Stampin’ Up! This will be a level 3 set in the new Spring/Summer 2008 Collection.  I stamped the three flowers (large, medium and small), onto shimmery white cardstock, then colored them in using my aquapainter and re-inkers (Certainly Celery, Sofy Sky and Groovy Guava).  I find that the shimmery white CS works with the aquapainter much better than the whisper white CS – it seems able to absorb more water without warping.  The three flowers were then cut out, layered and a rhinestone brad added to the center.  The flower was mounted to the card front using a Stampin’ Dimensional. 

I’ve planned a very low key month as far as Stampin’ Up! events go (only my club night and my DIVA night), so I’ll be posting every 1-2 days until I leave for Ottawa on the 21st.