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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Wild Birthday

I have a subscription to Raisin Boat, the stamp rental company, and love getting to choose 2 sets a month to play with. This month, I got the wrong set in the mail and they got right back to me -- on a weekend -- and when they sent me the correct set they included some free baker's twine. Now that's good customer service!

I decided to make a card around the golden yellow-and-white baker's twine from Raisin Boat and the light yellow-and-white baker's twine that my Dilo en Español stamp set came packaged in. A celebration of good fortune!

The stamp sets I rented this month are What a Zoo! And What a Zoo Too! and I used both for this card. I chose the White, Turquoise + Yellow color combo and photo inspiration at Sketchy Colors. Following the Inchies theme at Kaboodles Doodles, I stamped the scene onto this lovely DP from 7 Gypsies, paper pieced it and added details with Copics & Sakura gel pens, and then cut it into 1-inch squares. I wanted to make sure that the paper piecing stayed in place when I cut it down, so I ran the pieces through my sticker machine. The inchies are popped with foam tape, and I ran baker's twine behind them. The sentiment are strung horizontally with baker's twine as well.

Totally coincidentally, both of the challenges I'm entering are numbered 89!

Inspiration:
Sketchy Colors #89: White, turquoise + yellow
Kaboodles Doodles Challenge #89: Squares or Inchies

Stamps: Raisin Boat, Hero Arts
Paper: Recollections, 7 Gypsies, stash (mostly scraps)
Tools: Fiskars papercutter & deckle scissors, Cricut, SCAL, Martha Stewart scissors, Marvy heat tool, Xyron sticker machine
Other: Copic markers, Sakura gel pens, baker's twine, Recollections embossing powder & pop-dots, Versamark & Memento inks

5 comments:

Mrs. Swandog said...

This is so cute...I love the colors...and the inside is a fab surprise....WOW!

Ellen said...

Such a lovely card!
Beautiful image!
Thank you for joining us at Sketchy Colors this week - good luck!
Hugs, Ellen

Anne-Marie said...

You can rent stamps? Oh my...wish we had that here....would have saved a lot of pennies over the years...haaa!
First....I love the colours you chose....such a great combo..
Second....those inchies are just fabby....not done any of those yet...such a great effect....
Third.....love love love the layout!
Such a sunny and happy card!

Cheryl said...

What an adorable and clever card - I love how you used the baker's twine! Thanks for taking the challenge at Kaboodle Doodles!

Karen Howard said...

This is super cute! I love all the animals and your layout is fabulous! Hugs, Karen