Tuesday, April 20, 2010

First I-top Brad Maker Card

MojoMonday Sketch Challenge Time #135! I needed a thank you card because a friend invited us over for a cook out and swimming this past Saturday.  Yes, it is warm enough here to go swimming and yes she invited us ALL! However only 7 of us were able to attend.  My oldest had a school activity.  I mean you have to a saint to be willing to have my crew over or CRAZY!!  Maybe I made the wrong kind of card!  Maybe I should have done a "Do you feel alright?" card or "Are you nuts?" card!  We had such a good time:  good food, great friends, and tons of laughter and fun.

Anyway, here is what I came up with.   I hope they like it and know how much we love and appreiciate them and their friendship.  We feel so blessed to have such great friends in our lives.



I have had my I-Top brad maker for such a long time, and I am embarrassed to say I hadn't even opened the brads before making this card.  I am going to LOVE it, although the paper I used is really thick and also textured; so it turned out a little bumpy. If you have a tool that you have either never used or is gathering dust I challenge you to get it out.  Other new tools I am loving right now are the BRAND new Papertrey Ink dies. I used the small scallop die this time.

Recipe:
Card Base: SU  Pacific Point (retired In Color soon to be a regular SU color!) 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  So Saffron 4 1/8" X 5 3/8"
Riding Hood Red (retired In Color soon to be a regular SU color!) 3 5/8" X 5 1/8"
Other Cardstock / Paper:  DCWV The Travel Stack, White
Ink: PTI True black, Pacific Point (sponging on die cuts)
Stamps: PTI (Papertrey Ink):  Delightful Dahlia (sentiment), Beautiful Bloom II
Accessories: Spellbinders Nestibilities Peony, Button, PTI Small Scallop die, I-top brad maker, SU Pacific Point Ribbon

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Have a great crafting day!

16 comments:

  1. this is really cute.. love that brad!

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  2. Cute card Laurie. I may have to consider this brad-maker myself.

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  3. I don't have that too either. You'll have to let us know what you think when you've used it more! Fun, colorful card!

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  4. Very cute card. I haven't even seen that brad tool. That is cool.
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

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  5. I've seen that tool but was kind of scared of it! I do love your brad though and I love the colors on your card :)

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  6. Great card, love that flower and that brad. Well done!

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  7. How cute is that?! I've seen that gadget before, too! You did a nice job.

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  8. so adorable, what a great card.

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  9. What a cute card! Love the primary colors! I read about this tool on a blog the other day (can't remember which one, might have been Alli Edwards blog), but I do remember she said that if you stamp on cloth paper it works really well. I know CTMH sells something called "stick stock" that's like this and would probably work. It looks sort of like linen.

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  10. What a fun card! Great colors!!

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  11. I love the colours on this, and that flower is really pretty!

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  12. Great card! I love how you used the primary colors but it doesn't look "kid-ish". KWIM? Great job with the sketch.

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  13. Cute card- love the colors and that brad maker thing is neat!

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  14. this is so pretty love it all

    sheree

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  15. Love your layered nesties and the brad is fabulous!

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