Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Everyone loves chocolate!

Both of these cards use the wonderfully versatile Curly Cute stamp set with Chocolate Chip ink and retired ribbon.   Currently you can still purchase Chocolate Chip ribbon in 5/8" Satin and 1/2" Scallop Dotted, but here I used plain Jane grosgrain because I still have lots of it, and I needed to make a bunch of Thank You cards after my daughter's birthday party.  (Remember the cute Princess and Magician hats I made as favors?)

This card uses Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and Cameo Coral cardstock, Language of Friendship stamp set, the Finial Press Embossing Folder and the Eyelet Border Punch. 

The masculine card uses Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Old Olive cardstock, the oak tree from Lovely As a Tree, the Stripes embossing folder, and the Blossom Punch.   I stamped the sentiment on a 1" wide strip of CS and then fed it through the back of the Blossom Punch to get the shape on either end.  I think it creates an interesting frame for almost any sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by!


Leah said...

I would love to know how to make the sentiment frame! I find, since I am level challenged, that it works best for me to stamp the sentiment and then punch it out with a shape. I look forward to adding this frame to my library!

Linda said...

Leah, that is the same reason that I love punches! I can't stamp straight to save my life, even with the Stamp-a-ma-jig. Someone recently said they didn't understand the point of square punches, apparently she is not "level-challenged" :)

Kath said...

Oh I want to know how you did that!

Linda said...

The last few days have been busy-busy. I'll try to take a couple of pictures this weekend and post them.

Darrah said...

I love this use of that punch. Just the right size for so many sentiments that are too big for the modern label.