Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Using What I Have: Have a Seat

I needed an All Occasion card that was suitable as a "Thinking of You", "Sympathy", and "Anniversary" card.  I thought that this bench from Have a Seat was just the stamp for all these occasions. 

I am back to using what I have out of my stash.  I must have stashed 3 whole packages of the Elegant Soiree dsp on my shelf.  It was time to pull it down and rip it open.  I made 16 of these cards and used up 2 sheets out of the package. If you add a little dsp here and there it can go a LONG way.

I tried out a couple different ribbons on my cards.  I really like the Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon for the sympathy card and the Baja Breeze Seam Binding for the Anniversary card.  I thought the Anniversary card should be a little more dressed up.

I also dressed up the bench with a litte cardstock flower.  My flower was made using a retired punch, (flower trio or something like that) only because (confession time) my table was such a mess that I couldn't find my little flower punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.  Looking in my catalog, I could have used the one of the flowers from the Boho Blossoms Punch too.  

To make your flower: Punch it, Crunch it, and Poke it!  Ta-dah! 
I added a metallic brad to the center of mine.  :)

If I were to make this card using current SU! dsp, I would probably use the Letters to Santa dsp on page 186 of the Idea Book & Catalog.  I love the plaid.  It could make a little more masculine card.

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Stamp Set: Have a Seat
Ink: Soft Suede
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Metallic Brads, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon, Big Shot, Houndstooth Embossing Folder

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1 comment:

  1. Wendy...I love your card! You have done a great job in making the focus on the bench. I have this set and love it but I've had trouble using it because I didn't know what else to put on the card...now I do.


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