Double D Bow Maker

This card tied for first as the favorite at last week’s stamp camp.  It’s very simple but exceedingly elegant.  It could be used for many occassions and I believe my stampers used all of the sentiments in the Perfectly Penned stamp set to make their card their own.  

I know what you’re thinking.  What about that bow?  Well it just so happens that I have a new toy.  Love new toys.  I got this bow maker from Glenda Galkin, a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from Michigan.  Glenda’s sixth grade son Dean, is making these using the skills he learned in wood shop at school.  If you know anything about me, you know that I am an absolute sap when it comes to helping entrepreneurial kids.  Even better when it fills one of my tool junky squares.

If you’re interested, you can purchase the Double-D Bow Maker at Glenda Galkin’s website. There’s a video that tells the whole story. Once you receive your bow maker, you will be provided a link to a detailed video tutorial that shows several ways to use the bow maker.

Another unique concept about this card is the structure.  The base of the card is 5 ½” x 4 ¼”.  This card is made with Basic Black Card Stock.  The Whisper White Card Stock is cut at 10 ½” by 4”, folded & scored in half and mounted to the Basic Black Card Stock.  I received this card for free as a bonus with my bow maker.  What a deal for the Queen of Copy!


Fresh Vintage Stamp Set

Stamp Set:  Fresh Vintage Stamp Set, Perfectly Penned
Ink:  Stazon Black
Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Labels Collections Framelits Die, Basic Pearls, 3/8” Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Adhesive

Posted on : Mar 23 2012
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My Friend

My Friend

This card is a somewhat monochromatic but with the various mediums and tools used, it doesn't look monochromatic.  It's made using the new Daffodil Delight color in the Brights Collection by Stampin' UP! 
The new 3mm Basic Pearl mounted onto a the flower punched with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack took this card to the next level of elegance. The Basic Pearl jewels are self adhesive half pearls that come in 2mm, 3mm and 5mm sizes. Look to see them often as I absolutely love them!
Daffodil Delight reminds me of sunshine but doesn't have the heat  we are experiencing this weekend here in St. Louis.  Our temperature today reached 97 degrees with a humidity that made it feel like 107 degrees. On a day like today, it's best just to stay indoors and make a card!
Stamps:  Friends Never Fade, Perfect Punches
Paper:  Daffodil Delight cardstock, Whisper White cardstock and Greenhouse Gala Designer Paper Series
Ink:  Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Movers & Shapers Curly Label die,  Curly Label punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, Basic Pearl Jewel (3mm), Daffodil Delight 5/8 grosgrain ribbon, Dimensionals, Adhesive

Posted on : Jul 24 2010
Posted under Birthdays, Occasions, Thank You |