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Saturday, 16 July 2011

A busy day!!!

Morning all!!! As I type this it's just turning 2am, and I can't sleep as I am excited about going to SU team training today.......I have to set off to Pudsey at 8.30am at the latest! It's the first time I have been to one of these events and I am looking forward to learning more about Stampin' Up! and also making some lovely things to boot!

Everyone at home has extra activities tomorrow....Johnnie & Heather are off to help take the stage down at school and Matthew is off to a friens, 'Laser tag' party, so here is a little card I created for him to give.

I still had a few monsters from the 'Make-a-monster' stamp set stamped and coloured in, so thought i would use them up, along with some of the party this way papers Julie gave me, so I sat down thinking I would soon have something put together......NO SUCH LUCK!! My creativity was drained, so i messed around with something totally different.........this time i got ink smudges all over it, and it wasn't something I could have worked in to the design, so it went in the bin!!! I know, nothing on it was salvageable!! Do you ever have crafting days like this???

So I went back to my monster, and here is what I came up with.

It's not the most stamped or creative card, but I did get a few ideas that could be used for future projects.......

The background matt is made up or scraps of the 'Party this way' papers, stuck flat to the card base
I made a tab, to stick to the edge of the topper, with an off cut of the paper that happened to have an eight on, which is how old he is, but this could be tabs of your off cuts just to add dimension.
Don't be afraid to chop at your punched shapes.......originally I had planned to use the sentiment set in the entire oval and scalloped oval punched shapes, but when done, it made the card look un-balanced,,,,,,,so I took the top edge and stuck it to the line of one of the background mats, giving me a different tab style finish.
Not forgetting the inside, and yet more scrap usage.....a small off cu of white card, was stuck to the inside back panel, for a clear area to write a personnel note, to make this area tie in with the front of the card, another scrap of the DSP was added to the top edge as decoration.

Anyway I am off to pop for a nap.....

will have to be up and doing, shortly! xxx

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