Feel free to sing the Blog title to the tune of Don McLean’s Starry Starry Night! That’s what I heard in my head as I came up with the title of this post. Kind of a random association – sorry….
In the ongoing saga of Mary’s Flat Learning Curve (coming soon to theaters near you), my card for today is another one I promised to my friend here at work – he wanted something to send to his kids, too. Here’s the thing with kid cards – it helps to have KID stamps! Which, not having actual KIDS (my horses have never ever, not even once, requested a card or been hurt by the lack thereof!!), I don’t have! So – I had to stretch my creative brain and make something work. I originally thought maybe I’d use the soon-to-be-gone From the Herd picture. It’s cute and could easily be kid-friendly. But, my creative (and tired!!) brain just couldn’t make it work (yes, I considered the famous Etch-a-Sketch card, but – I don’t have the correct framelits so….). Bottom line – I decided to go a different route. What I ended up with I think is great for pretty much any age – and I hope that the kids who receive it will like it! Their dad’s been gone for a while, so I suspect they’re going to like ANYthing they get from him at this point! And I’ve heard rumors there’s a Disney trip in their near future (she says enviously….)!
Any-who – here’s what I came up with. Take a look-see:
Hmm. My colors didn’t come out as true as I’d hoped – sorry! These are two of the new In Colors for 2015-2017….Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron. And, obviously, I also used the Stars Framelits (which made into the new catalog!). I started with a panel of Mint Macaron, which I ran thru my Big Shot to cut the next-to-largest star, and then again in the new Boho Chic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Then, I laid my cut Mint mat over the top of my Watermelon Wonder card base, and cut out the next smallest star. Here’s where my Magnetic Platform REALLY paid for itself. I really needed the die to stay where I put it in order to ensure the cutouts matched up. I hung on to the two star cutouts – you’ll see in a minute how I used them. (The next pic will give you a pretty good clue….!)
I used a LOT of Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the embossed panel to the card base – I really wanted all the points of the star to be well supported so they hold up in the envelope. Once the panel was on, I cut out a bunch of stars with the various size framelits as well as with my Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack star. I used some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, some more of the Mint Macaron (that I also embossed with the Boho Chic TIEF) and – in a surfeit of economy – part of the leftover In Color Envelope paper from the envelope in my previous post! I cut all the different sizes and played around with the layout for a while, then got busy with my Liquid Multi-Purpose Glue and got everything stuck down. On the stars that hang off the edge of the center cut-out, I used teensy pieces of dimensionals to support them. And that pretty much did it for the front!
On the inside, I pulled out another of my brand new stamp sets – Layered Letters Alphabet – and lined them up on my clear block – gotta love those photopolymers!! 🙂 I first SNAIL’d my big leftover Mint Macaron star in the center of the die cut opening. Then, I used my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig to ensure that I stamped the Memento Black word onto the Whisper White Liner, in the middle of my star opening.
Then I had a little party with some more stars – no rhyme or reason, just kept adding until I liked it! I pulled out my Rhinestone Basic Jewels and considered them for a while….then, kinda regretfully, decided I just didn’t need them. Not for boy-kids! If we’d been talking girl-kids, now….. 🙂 Sorry for the gender stereotyping!
I had a few more stars leftover (including the Watermelon Wonder card stock cut out – which I also ran thru the Boho Chic TIEF), so I decided to ornament a Medium Whisper White envelope with them. I spread some Liquid Multi-purpose Glue onto the top 2/3 or so of the star, and adhered it on the envelope flap. I put a little strip of Sticky Tape on the bottom of the star – that way once he’s enclosed the card, he can seal the flap and stick the rest of the star down – to help it make it through the post office!
And – done! Dad was happy with this one, too – so I count that a complete success! Hope that you guys enjoyed it as well.
When you see the products used in this card (below), remember that you’ll be able to click on all of them, but you won’t be able to order the new products (the card stock, TIEF and Layered Letters Alphabet) until 2 June. But – don’t let that keep you from trying this – you could use any color combo, TIEF and sentiment. Have fun with it!
See you tomorrow for the new Weekly Deals – which means, of course, that today is your last day for THIS week’s weekly deal!
TTFN and LLAP
P.S. My next order will – obviously! – include some kid stamps. Which Stampin’ Up! has a bunch of….take a gander at THIS one coming soon…..
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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Watermelon Wonder Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); stars
Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front mat); stars
Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (inner liner)
2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper: Stars
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper: Stars
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BACKORDER LIST AS OF 18 May 15
131350: Remembering Your Birthday Clear Stamp Set
120907: Decorative Label Punch
127526: Elegant Butterfly Punch
131259: Brights Stampin’ Write Markers
131264: Many Marvelous Markers
Date to be Determined
126562: The Great Outdoors Clear Stamp Set
126954: Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
129499: Pleasant Poppies Clear Stamp Set
130354: Walk in the Wild Wood Stamp Set
131184: Regals Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads
120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy
137951: So You Project Kit
The following items have been discontinued and are no longer orderable; only current backorders will be filled.
131163: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131164: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131165: Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131166: Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131167: Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131195: 2013-2015 In Color 12″ x 12″ Cardstock
131200: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131295: Strawberry Slush 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131297: Coastal Cabana 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131298: Crisp Cantaloupe 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock