Monday, June 16, 2008

Stamp Day - Theresa's Shoebox Swap

A few days ago - I posted about the fab Stamp Day I had with some some old and a new friend. This is the shoebox swap from my new friend, Theresa. So many cool things about her swap - but first, isn't her design lovely? :)

I don't usually scan envelopes with my cards, except we made this one using some Provo Craft designer papers. That includes the envelope "liner" in a different pattern. If I'm remembering correctly, for the short side of the envelope you add 1 1/4", and for the long side you use double + 2 1/4" (the 2" is for the flap.) Fold down the top 2", then measure the short side of your card and add 1/4" to that measurement (#B). Measure just below your flap fold line, Measurement #B, and score or fold up the bottom flap. Use your Paper Snips to cut away 1/4" on both sides from the top flap and the bottom flap - this creates the side flaps that fold in for the body of your envelope. Use your SU! Corner Rounder on the top flap corners. Then fold the top flap down, and round the corners of the side flaps too. If you are going to "line" your envelope, measure out the amount that you want (probably 4" x 5" - don't forget to round the top corners!) Fold the bottom flap up, and secure to the side flaps with Sticky Strip. VOILA! (Clear as mud?! lol - Definitely try it out on scrap paper first, until youe get it right)

Another cool thing about this design is the use of the Scor-Pal to create the quilted, dry embossed background on the SU! Pretty in Pink layer. I have heard much about the Scor-Pal, but never seen one or tried one. Of course, I thought I didn't *need* one - but now..... ;)

Stamps: SU! Heartfelt Thanks

Cardstock: SU! Pretty in Pink, Whisper White; Provo Craft Designer Paper

Ink: SU! Stampin' Writes in Regal Rose, Rose Red & Sage Shadow

Accessories: SU! Ticket Corner and Corner Rounder Punches, Sage Shadow Eyelets, Dimensionals & Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon; Scor-Pal; Crop-a-dile



Patti Gingrich said...

This was such a neat card to make. It's so "pretty in pink". The Score Pal is awesome...was my first time using it! Thanks for posting Theresa's card. She really needs to join us in blog land. Maybe we could persuade her. ;)

Paula said...

I just loved making this card because of all the pink (I love pink), and that matching gorgeous envelope. It just makes the whole card extra special!