Friday, February 12, 2010

Cook Book? Surely you jest!

Good Morning Everyone!

I have found a great use for Cookbooks! Yes you heard me right. I wanted to try the Scallop Circle Flower I’ve seen around and wanted to use old book pages I didn’t care too much about. So I went scouring through some old cookbooks I’ll never use and this is what I’ve come up with for my Stamping 411 Challenge card this week. I hope you enjoy it.

Here is the sketch:ssc138

 

…and my interpretation….

Stamping 411 Sketch 138 004

So what do you think? I really had fun with this card and even though I know it will take a box and lots of packing materials to mail, it was fun and so out of the box for me!!!

I’m having a blast with the new miniature background stamp from Stampin’ Up! called “Solid Stripes. Something caught my eye on this one and I just had to have it. I decided to make it more feminine today and stamp with it one way in Green Galore and the other way in Pink Passion, kind of making a plaid pattern. Isn’t that fun????? I then trimmed that piece and matted on a 2 3/4x 23/4 piece of Pink Passion.

The Card base is Pink Passion and measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded. The white mat is 5” x 4” and run through the Big Shot with my Perfect Dots Embossing Folder. I then cut a strip of Green Galore and stamped the stripes again on it with Green Galore for a tone on tone appearance. I had a scrap on my desk of Pink Passion and decided to add the scallop punch on the bottom as an after thought. 

The flower is punched with my Scallop Punch (my friend Carole’ Anne taught me this). Check out her fabulous blog. Talk about a Talented Lady!!!!

You punch 10 flowers out of book print or card stock your preference and fold them to teeny tiny. They you unfold and stack them. In my flower I sponged the area before stacking. You then use your paper piercer and make a small hole in the center which you will put a brad through. Once you’ve done that start brining the layers up and scrunching a bit until the flower forms. So easy and fun!!!

The leaves were cut with my little leaves die and the little butterfly’s with the Butterfly embosslit. So very cool to have these tools to create such a whimsical little card in a snap!

Okay I lied…..it was not done in a snap….this was the card that just kept building…but once you’ve done it, it will go quickly!!! hehehe

The little Hello is from Pendant Park and I cut it out using the Matchbox Die which has may shapes in it to play with.

I topped it off with some of our yummy White Satin Ribbon. I brought the ribbon around and taped in back and then just looped the ribbon under the flower and stapled it and set the flower on top.

So there you go.

I hope you will take the time to visit the Stamping 411 blog and play along. There is so much talent there. You’ll have a blast just looking around.

Thanks for stopping by and as always…

Have a Stampinglee Good Day!

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18 comments:

Selene Kempton said...

That big beautiful flower is poking me in the eye! What a stunning card my friend!

Tiffany Bauer said...

WOW!!!! This card is a beauty Lee!! I love everything about it from the background stamp stamped like that (mental note to try that), the butterflies, the ribbon, that AWESOME flower (putting that on my to do list right now)!!!! Hats off to you Lee for a winner!!

Connie said...

I love your flower, Lee! I've done different versions like on today's blog card, but not that one yet! AWESOME card!

Patti Chesky said...

Lee, this card is stunning!!! I am loving that flower!!! I'll have to give it a try....just not with my beloved cookbooks!!!!

Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

you are so cute Lee
y'a lied
no not you darlin he he :)
you make me giggle girlfriend
I love love love this card
I would have never thought of using the page and I have a class next weekend and now hum you got me thinking my friend
what a great card
you did a wonderful job I just love it
thank you for inspiring me AGAIN
take care of you
hug to you
Carole'Anne

Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

you are so cute Lee
y'a lied
no not you darlin he he :)
you make me giggle girlfriend
I love love love this card
I would have never thought of using the page and I have a class next weekend and now hum you got me thinking my friend
what a great card
you did a wonderful job I just love it
thank you for inspiring me AGAIN
take care of you
hug to you
Carole'Anne

Rosie said...

I love your card Lee.... very pretty! I liked that striped stamp too, but haven't used it yet! You have inspired me!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

Gorgeous card LEE! How pretty all your details are and what nice embellishments! I love the spring colors too!

Susan said...

I love this card Lee. The flower is something that I'm going to have to try and you talked me right in to purchasing that striped stamp because the plaid paper is tooooo cute.

Mary Davidson said...

Beautiful card, Lee! Love the colors and especially love the flower. I need to hit the library book sale for some old books! TFS!

sandi maciver said...

Oh my goodness this card is SO LOVELY, and what a great way to use up those cook books, I will be casing this for sure.

Robin Merriman said...

This is beautiful Lee - love plaid you created and the flower is gorgeous! That is the best idea I've ever heard of for cookbooks. My favorite thing to make for dinner is a phone call to Asian Garden!

Melissa said...

Beautiful card! Your rose is soo pretty!

Lisa Hensley said...

Beyond fabulous!

Linda Callahan said...

Love the texture and the colors - and that scrunchy flower is wonderful!

Megs said...

THIS IS JUST ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THE FLOWER :~D

Sharon Carr said...

So funny- first thing I looked for was that great plaid paper! Yay, I can make it myself. What a great idea and a lovely card!

stamperbeth said...

Ooooh, I need to get that stripe stamp. We like flannel here and now you got me thinking of things I could do with that. I love how bright and cheery this is.