Using Up Those Booklet Scraps!

So… I had one more small scrap piece from my booklet-making adventure (see last two posts).

Here it is:

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To make the paper design pop, I layered it first on black cardstock. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz’s Simple Sayings set, stamped in VersaFine.

I also needed a graduation card, so since the BasicGrey Carte Postale papers were out, and the stamps were out… here I go….

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When I have double-sided cardstock, as these papers are, I can’t stand to hide the other side. So one of my favorite things to do is to cut a piece that is a little bigger than my base piece and hinge it, like so:

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Cut the top piece so that it overlaps the bottom, score it, then attach it to a base. In this case I used Ah, That’s Great Tape from USArtquest.

Here’s how it looks on the inside:

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Wise Old Owl

The last set I want to show you from Pink Persimmon is this Wise Old Owl. What I love about this set is that it comes in parts, making stamping a breeze. Stamp the body, wings, head, etc. in different colors and have fun mixing and matching. This is a great way to create a lot of cards in a little amount of time. Just stamp in various colors, cut them out and store them until needed. Then it’s easy to pull together a fast card.

Here are some samples:

The Birthday Owl was stamped in pieces and then assembled….

Birthday owl

Birthday owl

Graduate Owl

Graduate Owl

…. but it’s just as easy to stamp the owl right on your card.

(Doesn’t he look smart?)

And finally, the embossed gold crown is the “crowning” touch for an Owl Queen.

Owl with crown

Owl with crown

Hero Arts gemstones make perfect eyes. Whoooo could resist?