Classy and Fabulous
For this one, I hand-cut a dress form and created a dress using some accordian-folded paper for the skirt and the back side of a corrugated cardboard butterfly for the bodice. The base of the dress form (a file tab sticker) and the sentiment are from the included sticker sheet. The papers in this kit are from the Fancy Pants Trendsetter line.
Loved working with the Jillibean Soup Frames placemats (the Kraft polaroid-looking frames). You get a 12x12 sheet of perforated frames in the kit (a total of 12 frames in all). That background is the same blue as the first card - it's looking a little black here.
Friends 4 Life
One of the patterns in the Trendsetter collection is a really fun, graphic number print. I trimmed out individual numbers to create quite a few custom sentiments this month. Here, I combined a "friends" sticker, a "life" frame, and the trimmed out number 4. Background is navy blue. That little postage stamp says "good times ahead." Isn't that fun for a BFF card?
Happy 27th Birthday - Check Me Out!
Another custom sentiment using those numbers trimmed out of one of the Trendsetter patterns. The balloon was done by adding a triangle to the bottom of the circle sticker, then tying on some string. Lots of circles, again.
The fun of this paper collection (for me) is that you can create fun, bright, cheery, modern cards right along with soft, romantic cards, like this one. I'm not sure I can make a set of eight or nine cards without distressing at least one, so this was the one this time (wink). I softened the edges of the frame and stacked cardboard butterflies with a little white pigment ink.
Just a Note
This typewriter looks JUST like an old, manual typewriter I scored on Craig's List a few months ago.
Sweet and simple ... The red tag is cut out from a 12x12 tag print. Tons more left over for future projects. Same navy blue background - sorry it looks black in these photos! I used a sanding block on the edges of the tag to help it stand out more against the dark background.
One more custom sentiment using those trimmed out numbers.
This Is The Life
I try to throw in at least one horizontal card each month. They're hard for me! (The half accordion-fold rosette was the jump-start for the dress form card up above.)
Until next time ...