Estella Banks
Chief Creative Officer & Founder
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Ready for a Creative Challenge?

Hello Creative Friends!

Last night before I finally went to sleep, I asked the fans of my "Planet Creative Studios" Facebook page who was up for a creative challenge... I had one person of 37 fans who "liked" the idea (LOL), so here is your challenge.  This is your inspiration for today: 

Remember the post about card maps and sketches?  This is an easy sketch!  It consists of five 1-3/8" squares punched from Designer Series Paper and one 1-1/4" square punched from a neutral card stock (Whisper White).  Square punches make this card a snap to make.  I used two square punches from Stampin' Up! - the 1-1/4" and the 1-3/8"  since they layer so nicely.  I used Stampin' Dimensionals to give a little lift to the focal point/center image.  I made this card a while ago, so although the Designer Series Papers (DSP) (I got free when I placed an order as the hostess) you see here have taken their place in the retired products hall of fame, there are many more DSPs available. You will need a card base; Whisper White was used in this sample, a small stamp image and a greeting.  Voila!  A simple card that can be mass-produced for everyone on your Thank You card to do list.  This design is also great for making card sets to give as a gift.

Cross-Creative Applications:
Home Decor: Framed art arrangement
Fabric or Paper Covered Canvases
On canvas... the possibilities are endless!
Scrapbook Page: Digital, Traditional or Hybrid


So now that you've seen some inspiration...pull out those supplies you've been saving for a very important occasion and show me what you make!

Supplies Used
Stamps:  
Family Accessories (Item # 113494, Set of 12, $19.95)
Fundamental Phrases (Item # 114968, Set of 24, $37.95)

Ink:
Basic Black Classic Ink Pad (Item # 101179, $5.95)

Paper:

Whisper White Card Stock (Item # 100730, 40 sheets, $8.50)
Designer Series Paper of your choice

Accessories/Tools:
1-1/4" Square Punch (Item # 119865; $15.95)
1-3/8" Square Punch (Item # 119877; $16.95)
Stampin' Dimensionals (Item # 104430, 300 each, $3.95)
SNAIL Adhesive (Item # 104332, 472", $6.95)
Medium Envelopes, Whisper White (Item #107301, 40 envelopes, $6.50)
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