Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Circles Have It

The Reveal
Did you enjoy your Christmas holiday? I certainly hope you enjoyed some drama free time with your friends and family.

Besides Christmas cards, I think birthday cards are ones I utilize the most. I'm always happy to have one on hand. That's why I chose the sentiment from this month's Soda-lighted stamp set, but you could replace the sentiment and make a card like this for any occasion. 

I created a pocket by only adhering glue on three sides of the blue cardstock (bottom half of the card). That way I could add some tags and a gift card to the front of the card. I created a tag by using the postcard die cut and stapling on the banner strip from the kit. I covered up the staple by adhering on some punched circles. 

The Inspiration
The top edge of the Soho Garden paper pad is printed with a strip of a coordinating pattern. It makes a really cool border and I wanted to find a way to use this strip in my design. 

The Process
I ended up taking a 1" circle punch and punching circles along the top of my scraps from this month. So I can tell you that no whole pieces of patterned papers were sacrificed in the making of today's card. 

I lined up the bi-colored circles on my cardstock, added partial circles along the edges and trimmed them down to size. This was a lot easier than gluing patterned strips onto cardstock, then punching through double layers of paper to achieve this two toned look. Waste not, want not. 

I finished by stamping my sentiment directly onto the twill ribbon with Staz-on ink. 

The Kit
All the components of the card are created from this month's Fresh Baked Kit, Sodas in Soho. Just open a pack and add water, I mean, ink. 

That's my last project for December. I'll be seeing you all again real soon in January.

Thanks so much for stoppin' by,
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  1. Loveeeeeeee this Michelle! LOVING all the circles!!!!

  2. Love what you've done...awesome use of that border packaging!

  3. Thanks for the tutorial and I bookmarked this! Gonna try this some times!

  4. Very, very cute!
    I love the tags, circles and pocket :)