Sunday, January 2, 2011

I Love You A Ton

Hi! I hope you are having a fabluous start to 2011.
Robyn at The Pink Stamper is looking for a design team member for 2011. I would really LOVE to be on her team. Designing is my goal this year so wouldn’t The Pink Stamper design team be a great place to start? She is picking a team member by this challenge: make something with pink, green, and brown. I’m all about Valentine’s day right now so I made a Valentines card. I took my inspiration from the polka dot glitter paper. This is only the second gatefold card I have made. Its so much easier than you think! This is what you need:


Polka Dot paper from Out & About Stack by My Minds Eye
VersaFine Vintage Sepia ink
Scribbles 3D paint
Spare-Parts round brads
Distress Ink-Worn Lipstick
Studio G “I love you a ton!” Stamp
Paisley Cricut Cartridge Page 28
Martha Stewarts Scoring board
Bone folder
Foam dots
Clear embossing powder
Heating Tool
Stick on gems

Here are some quick instructions:

I followed the measurements on my Martha Stewart scoreboard. Which I LOVE by the way. Start with a 9 x 6 ¼ card stock. Score at 2 ¼ & 6 ¾. This will give you an A6 sized gatefold card. The first layer of brown card stock is 1 7/8 x 5 ¾ inches. Cut two. The second polka dot paper is 1 5/8 x 5 5/8. Also cut two. I cut the elephant out using my gypsy but you could use just your cricut at 3.5 inches. I wanted to show you a picture of my Cricut mat. This is what I adore about the Gypsy, all your cuts can be made on one mat with scraps of paper. I used foam dots to pop up the elephant and added red cheeks using Scribbler paint, added a gem, eyelashes, and distress ink. I used the VersaFine ink to stamp the sentiment then embossed it using clear embossing powder. I used foam dots and brads on the sentiment layer. To finish you adhere the matted elephant to just HALF the card. The you adhere the matted sentiment to just the other HALF. See! Besides figuring out all the measurements its easy and fun! And I figured out the measurements for you so you don’t have an excuse not to try this fun card! Wish me luck for making the design team!
P.s. I will be back with more Vintage Stocking Swap photos soon. They will make you swoon! I sure did.


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Scrappy Jessi said...

Hey sweets
happy New Year!!!

Christine Riley said...

This is absolutely adorable, I love it! Thansk for the instructions too, I'llh ave to try making a card like this, I love the look.
Hugs, Christine

Kelly_Deal said...

Happy New Year Brandy! I hope you get that design team spot, you deserve it!

Staying Crafty said...

This is adorable! Love the way it opens :)

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

So cute!!! Good luck!!! :-)
-Sam :-)

p.s. I'm a new follower :-)

SweetSassyDiva said...

Good Luck! I hope you check out mine at

I am enjoying all the variety and creativity! Great way to start the year! I will have to revisit that cart. That's my daughter's favorite cart! TFS!

We are doing a blog hop today for the three Kings day and there will be some yummy blog candy along the way! I hope you can stop by

CarrieAnne said...

I love how the elephant is working those eyelashes - so cute. Good luck.

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