Wednesday, July 1, 2015

IBS Wonderful Friend

Happy Wednesday!

For my Inspired by Stamping post today, I have a card and gift idea in one! Today’s card is for a friend who has been a bit down lately and I want to send her a little something to cheer her up. As I don’t want to send chocolates through the mail this time of year, I thought including a bookmark would be a perfect little gift. So, I pulled out my Big Wonderful and Teeny Tiny Greetings stamp sets and got busy.

Here is a look at the card with the bookmark:

I used the largest of the Fancy Label Dies 1 to die cut the pocket to hold the bookmark. It is adhered with dimensionals so the bookmark can easily slip in. After stamping the sentiment, from Big Wonderful, I die-cut it with the second largest die and lightly sponged it. I added the doily as it looks pretty with the paper I chose from the Vintage Floral paper pad.

Now for a look at the bookmark:

I stamped two sentiments from Teeny Tiny Greetings.

The how-to on creating the bookmark:

The card stock was cut at 2 1/16 x 4 1/2 and the patterned paper, from the Vintage Floral paper pad, was cut at 1 9/16 x 4. The width is important as the pieces need to slide into the smallest and second smallest dies. The bookmarks can be any length. Once you have the paper in the dies, roll it through your machine just until it cuts, and then roll it back out. Do not roll all the way through as you will get the impression from the die on your paper.

One more look at the card:

Not sure if it shows good in the photo, but the sequins are iridescent green and purple.

That’s all for me today. I hope you enjoyed today’s card and mini tutorial.

Please visit the Inspired by Stamping blog for more inspiration.

I am linking today's card to the following challenges:

Scrapping4fun Challenge #45 - Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Lisa :-) I love the colours and whole design of this, the die cuts are fabulous! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Lisa.

Diana Auberle said...

What a beautiful card. Great colors and wonderful details.

Karli said...

That's so thoughtful :) I luuuuv that color combo too! Have a great day, Lisa

Virginia Lu said...

BEAUTIFUL use of thees dies! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

Lisa said...

This is so creative and fabulous!! I love how you made the bookmark!! It looks amazing!! What a great idea!! Love this!! Have a great day :)

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S. Thomas said...

That is so sweet of you, Lisa, and I'm sure your friend appreciates it. It's also a very clever idea and beautifully rendered.

Beth said...

Beautiful Lisa and I love your color combo and design.

Regina said...

hallo, liebe Lisa
eine sehr kreative Karte hast du gestaltet! Eine schöne Idee mit dem Lesezeichen! Und ein wenig Bling-Bling hast du auch so schön farblich dazu gegeben.

liebe Grüße

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

I bet your friend will cheer up with this wonderful bookmark. It's a fabulous design. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping4fun
Tina dt

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Lovely card Lisa, I am sure your friend will feel must better when she received your card,
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT