Wednesday, January 28, 2009

{I heart to stamp blog candy} an amazing offer at a chance to win over $450 in stamps and prizes---YES---that's right. All you have to do is make a birthday card and send it and an envelope to a friend of Jen's who will in turn, give these cards to international students at Dallas Baptist University. You can find all the information you need to enter to win on this post. You have until January 31 to mail your card(s).

Here's the card I made. I wanted to make this pretty generic so they could use it for a girl or a boy. I hope adding the bow and scallops didn't make it too girly? What do you think?

I started out with Kraft cardstock and used Ocean Tides and Pure Poppy with it---I LOVE this color combo. I first saw it together on this card---isn't it yummy? I didn't use the Dark Chocolate with it today, but I do love Oceans Tides and Pure Poppy together. Anyway, I cut a strip of each color and glued them together. I scalloped the bottom layer with my corner rounder and pierced the pure poppy on the top and bottom. For my sentiment I used the new Fresh Alphabet for "friend" and then used the Happy Birthday sentiment from Father Knows Best. I cut that out with the largest double ended tag and used black brads to tack it on. I tied some Ocean Tides grosgrain ribbon around the paper and added some foof-a-la buttons from my stash. Quick and simple card---that may be worth $450 in amazing stamping goodness!!! ;)

Well, that's it for today---whip up a card and send it off to Dallas----you never know what could happen!


Jen's Blog Candy Card
Stamps: Father Knows Best, Fresh Alphabet (PTI)
Paper: Kraft, Ocean Tides, Pure Poppy cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Pure Poppy, Palette Noir (PTI)
Accessories/Tools: Paper Piercer and mat set, dimensionals, linen thread (SU!), Double Ended Tag set (Spellbinders), Medium Black Brads (American Crafts), Buttons (Foof-a-la), Ocean Tides grosgrain ribbon (PTI)