Posts tagged ‘Sincere salutations’

June 27, 2011

For a classy mum …

My friend asked me to make a card for her mum who is a very classy lady… 

I used this colour combo on another card here, and loved it so much I decided to use it again – 

whisper white for the base and topper, mat and layered with so saffron, some matching ink and dsp, and crumb cake for the sentiment.


I’m totally in love with the embossing folders from Stampin’ Up! – especially the manhattan flower… 

I added “mum” to a separate piece of whisper white and added it to the corner of the card like a flower ribbon –

I thought this looked so cute! 

My friend loved it … I hope her mum did too! 


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June 14, 2011

Thanks a punch …

A question was left on my blog yesterday asking how I got the background of the label bigger than the sentiment part, like on this card…


So I’ve put together a tutorial to show how I did it.  I hope it helps. 


Decorative label punch tutorial

1)  First, choose a label and sentiment to stamp. 

Here, I’ve used tempting turquoise to stamp the polka dot label from the Four Frames stamp set (which is my favourite), and then stamped the best wishes sentiment from the Sincere Salutations stamp set in basic gray using the stampamajig to line it up perfectly. 

This is my favourite sentiment stamp set and was the very first stamp set I bought from Stampin Up.  It’s the one I use most often, and the sentiments look great on any project. 

2) Punch out the stamped image using the decorative label punch, plus two more labels from coloured cardstock.

3) Next, cut the two cardstock labels as shown, one in half across the shortest width, and cut away a small strip down the centre of the other and discard it.

4)  Using snail adhesive, adhere the longer pieces of cardstock to the punched label, offsetting each one so it protrudes past the punched label slightly.  I find it easiest to put the coloured cardstock down on my work table and hover the whisper white label overtop before sticking it down.  Repeat with the shorter cardstock pieces. 


5) Adhere stampin dimensionals to the back of the label covering the gap.

6)  And here’s the finished label:

I hope I’ve explained things clearly and you have found this tutorial helpful – any questions, please let me know.

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