Hey there! It's Friday....woohooo! I think we are seeing the light at the end of the influenza tunnel...and let's just say I'm ready for the weekend!
I have a Papertrey newsletter post for you today. I just love the Favor It series of dies from Papertrey. They make the most adorable wraps and treats. But what about getting more use from these dies and using them in our cardmaking?
I'm here to give you just a few ideas for doing that very thing today. Who doesn't love getting more use out of those products we buy?
First up is a card using this Favor It #3 die...
I trimed away what would have been the sides of the box once assembled. I created an interactive card using the remainder of the diecut. To me it resembles the front of a mailbox, so I ran with that idea.
The flag for the mailbox was created using the Banner Builder stamp set and dies. The mailbox "door" is held closed with a button and it opens to reveal a Happy Birthday sentiment from Big Birthday Wishes stamped onto a 2 1/2" Limitless Layers circle. I also stamped some pretty blooms from Beautiful Blooms II.
Like I mentioned before, I trimmed away the sides of the box and left the front panel and bottom of the box. Here's an image to help you visualize that a bit better. I folded the bottom flap and adhered that to my card front. If you want to do any stamping on the inside of the flap like I did, you'll want to do that before you adhere it to your card.
Once you have your card assembled, stitch or adhere a button so that you can slip the flap under the button to secure.
This one is really perfect for cardmaking. You could fill the basket with so many different things...flowers, eggs, hearts, fruit...you name it! For my first card I chose to make it into an Easter basket and filled it with eggs from Egg Hunt. I trimmed away just the basket portion and discarded the sides and bottom of the baset.
I gave my basket a little added dimension by adding pop dots in the center, but adhering the sides directly to the card base using Scor Tape.
And for the added dimension I mentioned, add your adhesive like this -- Scor Tape on the sides and some nice chunky pop dots in the center...
Here's another example of a card made with the Favor It #2 basket. This time I filled it with blooms from Beautiful Blooms II. I also added a strip of patterned paper near the top of the basket to change the shape a bit.
I'm hoping today's post inspires you to pull out your Favor It dies even if you're not creating treats and wraps. If you create some Favor-it cards I'd love to see them! Please share a link with me if you do! I am constantly blown away by the creativity of the Papertrey community and I love to look at all of your creations...so share a link with me!
Have a great weekend!
You've Got Mail Card
Stamps: Friendship Jar Spring Fillers (you've got mail sentiment), Beautiful Blooms II, Background Basics: Tin Type, Big Birthday Wishes, Banner Builder, 2010 Holiday Tags (postage cancellation)
Ink: Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, True Black
Cardstock: Rustic Cream, True Black, Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, Hibiscus Burst
Dies: Favor It #3, Beautiful Blooms II #2 and #3, Banner Builder collection, Limitless Layers 2 1/2" Circle collection, Love Lives Here collection (small scalloped circle stamped with "you've got mail"
Other: Hawaiian Shores button, baker's twine, red pearls
Easter Blessings Card
Stamps: Egg Hunt, Tag-its #1
Ink: Hibiscus, Spring Rain, Spring Moss, Dark Chocolate, Pale Plum, So Saffron (last two from Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Sweet Blush, Spring Rain
Dies/Impression Plates: Favor It #2, Egg Hunt, Edgers #2, Picnic Plaid Impression Plate, tiny tag (Provo Craft)
Other: Button Twine, Blueberry Sky button, patterned paper from The Girls' Paperie
Feel Better Bouquet Card
Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II, Healing Touch Sentiments
Ink: Spring Rain, Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus
Cardstock: Rustic Cream
Dies: Favor It #2, Beautiful Blooms II #2 and #3, Dhalia leaves
Other: Simply Chartreuse felt, 2008 Bitty Dot Basics patterned paper, vintage buttons, vintage book print, patterned paper from The Girls' Paperie