Saturday, October 26, 2013

hope you can cling to days 24 and 25

Hi friends.  I hope you're not getting tired of these cards.  I've been having fun making them.  I completed two more of the breast cancer awareness challenges on SCS. 

Challenge twenty-seven - keep it under wraps.  Make a decorated or altered notepad. 

Quite a few years ago, I took a class at a local stamp store.  We made a hard covered notepad for a mini legal pad.  Over the years, I've made more of these and knew this would be perfect for this challenge.  I dug out my instructions and went to work.

The covers were made from a heavyweight bookboard, but I don't have any of that, so I glued three layers of graham cracker boxes together and left them sit overnight underneath a pile of heavy books, so they'd be nice and flat.  Then I cut them to 8-1/2"x5-1/2".  I covered the outside with pink pattern paper and made the spine with suede paper.  Then the inside also was covered with another coordinating paper.

There are two pockets on the left side, and one on the right, made from cardstock.  I glued little strips of the same paper as the covers at the top of the left-hand pockets and over the top of the notepad.  The notepad slips into the right-hand pocket and can be replaced when it is used up.

I made pink daisies to decorate the cover and one for the inside.  I also die cut some letters for the front cover. 

Challenge twenty-eight - a listening ear.  Make a card with ears on it.  

I have lots and lots of flower stamps.  And butterflies.  I admit it.  But not a lot of other things.  So I wasn't sure what I was going to use for this challenge.  As I was looking through my stamps, I came across my fluffles stamps... perfect!

I picked fluffles leap (stampendous), stamped it with tuxedo black memento ink, and colored it with copic markers.  I cut it out with a die, but didn't like the shape, so I ended up trimming it off with scissors.  I just traced around a plastic container to get the curve.  

I sponged vintage photo ink around the edges, and layered with pumpkin pie and black cardstock on a summer sun card base.  

The sentiment is from SU's inspired by nature.  I added some tiny die cut leaves and black pearls for an accent.  

Thank you so much for stopping by today. 

1 comment:

Dawn Barrett said...

Oh wow...Love the sentiment. and the orangy yellow colors. Such a happy color, don't you think!