The wonderful team over at Pals Paper Arts have redesigned their website and it looks fantastic. Their challenge this week is “Day into Evening”. First you make a basic card and then you dress it up. Fun! My idea for the dress up was to add a little something to the card…a corner bookmark. For the basic card, I found a cool layout over at Unscripted Sketches (their sketch #67). I missed the deadline but I thought this was worth trying. I pulled out my Friends Never Fade set again and the coordinating Greehouse Gala DSP. Here is the result:
The card itself is pretty basic and would be lovely to send all by itself. But to “dress it up” a bit, I created a surprise when you open it. I found a tutorial over at Splitcoaststampers a while ago for these corner bookmarks and knew that I wanted to try them for my club. I found that the 4″x4″ bookmark they show was a bit too big, so I modified it to 3″ square. After playing with the decoration of the bookmark, my square turned into a 3″x2 5/8″ rectangle. The Espresso piece is 2 7/8″ long which allowed for the perfect scallop with my Scallop Trim Border Punch and the Espresso square (diamond) is 1 1/2″ square. I secured everything on the bookmark with Sticky Strip to make really sure that it stays together. Here is the dressed up inside of the card:
I used this wonderful 1/8″ Taffeta again and it is just the right size for a little addition like this. I’m not sure who will get this card yet but it is nice to have a card with a little present, all in one! In keeping with my Operation Write Home Challenge, I made a second card for my ever growing box of cards to send to our heroes overseas. Thanks for stopping in today. Hope you have a great weekend!
Stamps: Friends Never Fade, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Greenhouse Gala DSP, Whisper White; Ink: Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso; Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, 1/8″ Daffodil Taffeta, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals
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