Friday, September 28, 2012

2-for-1 Challenge and Cut a Perfect Flag Tutorial

I love it when you can combine TWO challenges and get one simply sensational card! Today I combined the color challenge over at Create with Connie & Mary with the Fall-To-Layout 210 sketch at the Clean & Simple blog and came up with this holiday card:
I debated whether to add something to it, but I *really* like it just the way it is...and with the silver glimmer paper, it's even prettier in person! Of course, I tend to gravitate toward simple and elegant cards with a touch of sparkle, but I hope you like it too. It used  a-little-bit-of-this and a-little-bit-of-that Designer Series Paper...why not pull out your stash and try your hand at this sketch too? The stamp is from the "Greetings of the Season" set on page 8 of the Holiday Catalog (which you can download from my sidebar).

Let me share the EASIEST way to make a perfect "flag"...taught to me by one of my Stampin' Family, Kelly H. WARNING: This may change your life! Start by cutting a slit straight into your paper from the side center where you want the flag to be:
Then cut from the corners into the point of your slit. I KNOW!!! It's so simple! I haven't used a square punch since she showed me this! Thanks again, Kelly :)

Don't forget to leave your comment because I am still giving away all the cards I share here in September to celebrate my 20th Anniversary with Stampin' Up!

Update: Connie will be getting this card in the mail...thanks for visiting, Connie! I admire your work and am happy to share this card with you :)

8 comments:

Connie said...

Oh, I really like the blocked patterns in the background of your card...and that little sparkle! And...I've been showing that flag end to my customers. So simple! Thanks for playing along with the color combo this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Jen said...

What a great sketch to show of the different colors and patterns of the DSP. Love the addition of the glimmer paper too - perfect for the season! Thanks for joining us at Create With Connie and Mary!

Deb said...

Beautiful!! Love the layout and the use of all the patterned papers! The silver glimmer paper just makes it all shine! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Teresa Zuehls said...

Great card and take on the sketch! Thanks for sharing.

Melissa Davies said...

Love the combination of patterns and the shimmer of the glimmer paper! Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

Lisa said...

Thanks for the tip on cutting the pennant! I wish I had thought of that! I love it when the greeting is the main focus of the card. Love your DSP choices! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

Debbie Henderson said...

Great clean & simple card and the Glimmer Paper is the perfect touch of bling! So glad you joined us this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

Mary Brown said...

LOVE you card's clean look and the touch of silver glimmer - DELIGHTFUL!!! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!