Hello my fellow stamp friends!
I hope you are having a fabulous weekend so far!! I've been trying to relax and enjoy some crafty time in my stamp room! It looks nice and sunny out today, but it is deceiving as it's so cold! BRR!!
So I will make some time to color and have fun! Speaking of FUN....
We have a brand new challenge today over at
Our challenge for you is called "Making the Rounds"
(We would like to see your CAS style round/circle shaped cards!)
There is an awesome Stampin' Up! prize to be given away by Stampin Utopia, (our sponsor)
so check it out and enter our challenge for a chance to win!
I wasn't sure what I had in mind other than to use up more of my paper stash (LOL!),
so here's what I came up with for my "making the rounds" card:
Simple, short and sweet is the name of the game here. I pulled out these fun papers that are retired from Stampin' Up! and used a half circle piece to cover part of my card. (I have another strip of the same papers for the inside of my card which you can see below.)
I love this Wisteria Wonder color (with a muted purple tone) and thought it was elegant enough to make a nice wedding or anniversary type design. So I just added a simple sentiment (Loving Thoughts stamp set) and some Wisteria Wonder ruffled ribbon and pearls.
I just now realized that I made this one a monochromatic style! :)
You can now see that paper strip on the inside of my design.
My favorite way to make a circle style card is to make them with the easel design format. I don't like having that "flat" edge to my circle...so I like to use die cuts for that easel design.
Most of you probably already know how to make one of these, but in case you haven't tried one out, you really need to! They are so simple to make! I've put together this short tutorial for you:
Step 1: I've used my scallop circle nesties to make 1 full single card stock circle
and another FOLDED scallop circle "card" with the edge of the card stock outside of the scallop circle die so that it creates that "flat" edge to make a "card"...this is the "flat" edge I don't like..LOL - continue on...
Step 2: You will take one side of your folded scallop circle card and score it in half
(you can just eye-ball this...it's what I do!)
Step 3: Use your bone folder to make sure you secure the fold as shown here
Step 4: Next you will take the single scallop circle and attach with adhesive to the FOLDED half ONLY where you see the bone folder touching in the above photo.
Step 5: You can see how the folds are supposed to look in your easel design.
Now you can finish decorating it however you'd like. (I actually recommend doing all of your stamping and decorating BEFORE you put the easel card together, but that's your preference.)
Here of course shows what the easel design looks like in position like my completed card sample at the beginning of this post. I recommend to place something (like an embellishment or strip of extra card stock) on the inside portion of the card so that when you prop it up like shown on my finished creation above, it will hold the front flap of the card in place. ENJOY!! :)
Now...run on over to the challenge blog to see what my talented teamies have come up with!
I know you will be inspired to start creating a circle card of your own! :)
I can't wait to see what you come up with when you are "making your rounds"!!
Thanks for stopping in!
HUGS & SMILES