Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mailable Monday

Homework's done, finally had some time to stamp - it's a good evening!!

My Mailable Monday class is tomorrow night.  I had some different cards in mind for a couple of them, but one of my downline had a very cute card on her blog that I just had to CASE, and while I was at my mom's this weekend, I also spotted a card my sister-in-law Susan (former SU! demo) had made that caught my eye.  So, Plan A/Plan B :)  The point of Mailable Monday is to make cards that are pretty but mailable, nothing too "bling-y" or embellished - just lots of layers and textures that can still fit into an envelope.  Here's a sneak preview of the class cards:

Card 1 uses one of my favorite techniques, faux quilting, with the Square Lattice embossing folder:

I love the new Elegant Butterfly punch and coordinating stamp set, Papillon Potpourri.  Do you like the addition of the colored butterfly, looking like it landed on the card?  The sentiment is from Perfectly Penned, and was punched out with the Decorative Label punch.  Colors are Gumball Green, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, and Whisper White.

Card 2 is the one I CASED from my sister-in-law:

This one uses the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder, a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes, the Word Window and Decorative Label punches, and Midnight Muse cardstock, ink, and Stamp 'n Write marker.  It's simple but elegant.

Card 3 was CASED from an idea I saw from Michon, my adopted downline's blog.  She found this technique on Dawn Olchefske's website.

Of course, Dawn's card is way prettier than mine, and I think she's also "talked me into" putting Creative Elements on my "must have" list!  I used stamps from Mixed Bunch, Elements of Style, and Petite Pairs.  Colors are Regal Rose and Raspberry Ripple.

I've gotta say, it felt good to be creating again, even though it's a two out of three CASE job ;)

Now, what will YOU create this week?

Happy stampin'!


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