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convention freebies August 9, 2007

Tonight I finally got the opportunity to sit down and take a look at my convention freebies.  I just love all the stuff I got and see a lot of potential.

This is a Gate-fold card that I created.

happiness gate-fold card

Stamp sets used: Fun & Fast Notes and Happiness background stamp.

Card base: 3 7/8″ x 8″ Barely Banana cardstock scored at 2″ & 6″.  Stamped “happiness” sentiment with Whisper White craft stampin’ pad.

Front matting: 3 1/8 ” x 3 3/4″ Certainly Celery Prints DSP with edges pierced and faux-stitched using White uniball signo gel pen.  Cut down middle at 1 7/8″ and attached to Barely Banana card base.

Front matted square with stamped image:  2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ Rose Red; 2 3/8″ x 2 5/8″ Barely Banana; 2 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ Shimmery White; 2 1/8″ x 2 3/8″ Shimmery White again (stamped piece).  All piece edges were sponged lightly with Creamy Caramel except for top Shimmery White piece which was watercolored with Soft Sky classic stampin’ pad using Aqua Painter.  Used Stazon Jet Black & Barely Banana to chick, Cert Celery for stem, and added a small touch of Pumpkin Pie to beak.  Colored in the fine doodle-lines with markers of same color.  Grass created with strip of Certainly Celery with close cuts made to create grass…I used “retired” small corner rounder to scallop the grass.  Added Wild Wasabi dbl-stitched ribbon to base of grass and stapled in place.

Flowers are from Build-A-Flower Accents & Elements Kit.  Larger flower is adhered to a coordinating chipboard flower from On Board Blossoms & Basics and used Spring Flower Bouquet punch for center.  Lighter shade of green flower popped out with 2 stampin’ dimensionals stacked on top of one another so it is raised higher than the chipboard flower.  All flowers have brads from Rich Regals.   Added small dots to chicks flower to coordinate/flow with the DSP background used. 

Thanks for looking!

Keep creating:)

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7 Responses to “convention freebies”

  1. Tandra Boyer Says:

    This is adorable!! I found your blog from schwoo blog!!

  2. Angie Tieman Says:

    Gorgeous card, MJ! You pack more details into your cards than anyone I know, I just keep staring and staring with my jaw hanging open! My downline LOVED your “ahoy” pop-up Convention card, so I showed them how to make one, thanks! Glad to see you posting, hope all is well with the family, I was sending you hugs!

  3. Heather P. Says:

    WOW, this is amazing!

  4. Beate Says:

    What a wonderful card. I loved playing with the chick and hedgehog in this set! Love how you added the flowers, brads, ribbon. Absolutey gorgeous!

  5. Elizebeth Says:

    This is such a breathtaking card! So many details that just push this card into a whole other category. Stunning! Thank you so much for sharing.

  6. Lynn Says:

    This is so sweet, I really like how you used the happieness BG stamp and all the punched flowers.

  7. Fe-Fe Says:

    Love this card. The little bird stamp is gorgeous!


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