Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A trip in the way back machine....

For our first July Challenge Mary asked us to pick a stamp from one of her early lines. Once I saw this pile of books I knew that was the one I wanted to use.

This is a big card... 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 since I don't usually make big cards I was surprised at how much I liked it big. Lots of room to play with the big stamps.


Books Stamp set (063QCL)
Brown Cardstock
Yellow/Green pattern paper
Pattern Paper that looks like ledger paper
Brown Ribbon
Brown ink
Bronze Brads
Bronze glitter
Border punch (mine is from Fiskars)


* Cut Brown cardstock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
* Cut Pattern Paper 1/2 inch smaller all around
* Border punch bottom of Pattern paper and a strip of brown cardstock, and another strip of pattern paper, adhere to back of big pattern paper.
* Ink edges in brown adhere to cardstock
* Stamp both stamps from set on ledger paper in brown ink.
* Ink edges and middles to give a worn appearance.
* Adhere to front of card with brads.
* Tie ribbon across card add double bow.
* Glitter around pattern paper and in holes of bottom punch.
* Adhere to card front!

Now for the other goodies this month check out the other Designers Blogs...

Anya's Blog

Lynda's Blog

Kathie's Blog

And for the rest of this year we have a special guest designer Jenny, check out her blog below!

Jenny's Blog

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Katrina said...

That's a lovely card Amy. Is that top portion, the one with the words, part of the stamp set too? I love the font it uses.

Lynda Benden said...

This is darling Amy! I love the colors you used and the big card is awesome. I don't make those either and should try it!

Kathie Bailey said...

This is one of my favorite stamps too Amy. I love the larger card size. Thanks for the reminder that there are sizes other than 4 1/4 x 5 1/2!

Just a beautiful creation.

Treighsie said...

That is awesome!!!

anya said...

Great card, Amy! I love how you used the ledger paper!