Friday, January 10, 2014

Awesome Arrows hand-stamped card

I love the show Two Broke Girls.... it's a guilty pleasure.  They often rip on the trendy kids who are all 'hipster-ed' out.  I remember wearing these clothes as a 'Grunge' kid in high school... my friends Harmony, Senyo, Matt, Ari and others all wore our old flannels, knee torn jeans, Buddy Holly glasses and cheap shoes... lol.  So I created this cute and trendy card in a nod to my youth (geesh, when did I get so 'old'?!?!) and those cute kids who are 'hipsters' thinking they are so new... lol...
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Create this cool card with:
Costal Cabana card stock (#131297)
Costal Cabana ink (#131175)
Baked Brown Sugar card stock (#131296)
Baked Brown Sugar ink (#131174)
Make Note This and That Rotary stamp* (#133370)
Essentials Wooden Elements* (#132258)
Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper* (#132993)
Chevron Border Punch* (#132154)
Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder* (#132187)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439)
SNAIL 'Simple Neat Affordable In-Line adhesive'(#104332)
Glue Dots (#103683)
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This fun and clean card uses our new Occasions Mini Catalog* Products.  Coordinated products help create stylish products, doesn't it?
Taking the Costal Cabana card stock through the Arrows Embossing Folder and Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.  Layer with SNAIL adhesive on the front of the Baked Brown Sugar card.
Using the Chevron Border Punch* and punch along the edge... following the base to continue the pattern for a clean image. 

Take the spare punched out pieces and remove the Baked Brown Sugar pieces to become the 'frame' arrows around the Essentials Wood Elements*.  I love using scraps... less waste!!
Use the groovy and fun Make Note This and That Rotary Stamp in the Costal Cabana ink and stamp the frames on the base of this banner from the Essential Wood Elements* collection. 

Stamping the cute }}Awesome{{ sentiment from the Make Note Rotary Stamp in the Baked Brown Sugar ink and stamp above.  The wood holds a great image.. a softening but it goes with stamping on wood, lol.  Using the Glue Dots to adhere the framed arrows and the stamped Essential Wooden Elements* as it's a strong adhesive to hold against this textured background.
Tuck a 2" high piece of the Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper* with a coordinated cool chevron pattern to the inside.  This serves to peak thru the punched chevrons and also gives a smaller area to write... perfect for when you have less to say.
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Send a cool hipster card to those who remember it the first time or think that they are the first.. lol.  With a broad spectrum of those who'd enjoy this cool hand-stamped, embossed, punched and wood accented card, make a few and share your cool!

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Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

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I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

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