13 August 2010

CSS Alumni Sketch Challenge

Hello my friends! It is time for another fun CSS Alumni Blog Hop. This time is a Sketch Challenge. If you have come here from Cheri's blog, you are in the right place, if not come back to Stamp TV to start the hop.
I have to confess as soon as I saw the sketch I knew what I wanted to do, an "Envelope Card" hmm. what is that? It is a card and a envelope together, LOL. It is super easy to make.

Inside of card:
  • Mat together 2 pieces of card stock and add stitches all around
  • Stamp image twice, color them. Cut out one and die cut the other one, adding some ink inside the borders.
  • Adhere the other image with Foam tape.
  • Add a scallop only in the top part.
  • Stamp sentiment.
  • Add image to card.
  • Cut a piece of card stock: 8.5" x 4.5"
  • Scor in half and fold. 
  • Using Circle Nestabilities, die cut a half circle. Emboss only front part.
  • Add a strip of card stock to the front and add stitches.
  • Add ribbon using Scor-tape and buttons.
  •  If you want a flat folded ribbon add tiny drops of Fabric glue, press it and let it dry.
  • In order to have the perfect circle die-cut, put the inside piece through, make a little mark where you think the cut will match with the inside. (hope this makes sense)
Here is my "Baby Congratulations Card":

Card recipe:
Miss you card: I made this card for my dad! I miss him so much, I haven't seen him in almost 6 years and I wish I could go and just talk and talk. He loves to talk, travel and eat good food (just like me), also he is very funny!!

Anyway, for this card I didn't turn the sketch around.

  • Make card from card stock.
  • Cut piece of Patterned Paper. Die cut semi-circle using Circle Nestabilities. Ink edges.
  • Mat the piece of PP with card stock, add zig zag-stitches.
  • Add buttons with twine.
  •  Stamp sentiment, ink and emboss. Adhere to card with foam tape.

Card recipe:
Hope you like them!!

Now, hop over to Jen's blog to see her wonderful creation.

Have a great day!


Sharri Seffens said...

Giovana, I love your take on the sketch with the envelope card! It's adorable and I am going to have to try it! Love your second card and the fun dp!

buggin2stamp said...

Amazing creations as usual Giovana. That teddy card is stinkin' adorable!!!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

OMGosh! You are so creative! I love your cards, especially the bear card.

Cheri said...

I love, love, love the envelop card and then I saw the one with the map....well.....I 'm stuck....I can't pick a fave. Gotta, CASE. Fantastic take on the sketch.

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful cards Giovana!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, I love the sweet little pocket card...what a wonderful use of the sketch, Giovana!!!! Love your second card, too...the map paper is sooo awesome and what great sewing!!!!

Carolina said...

Such a brilliant idea the pocket card Giovana! The map card is just so fun.

tlgirl353 said...

Giovana- that baby card/envie blew me away! HOpe you don't mind if I use that idea SOON! The card for your dad is sooo sweet!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Both of your designs are amazing, Giovana! I love how you used the sketch to make the baby card and envelope! The card for your Dad is really cool!

Miesje said...

Oh my gosh you are so creative! I love both of them - they are so different from each other and both are exceptional! Thanks for the instructions too!

joy said...

Both of these are so cool! What a sweet baby card to give someone and I love the map you've used on your second -- great idea!

Jennie said...

Adorable cards Giovana. Love the bear card...so cute with the embossing.

Lagene said...

WOW!!WOW!! Love all your cards! Especially the idea of the envelope card!!!

Betty Neville said...

Adorable envelope card Giovana! What a fantastic idea! And thank you for the instuctions!
Great card you made for your Dad! I'm sorry that you haven't seen him in such a long time.

catdidit said...

Oh that first one is just too stinking cute Giovana! LOVE it! love all the stitching on the 2nd one too, both are just awesome!

Kathy Martin said...

Such a cute Teddy card! Love the pocket style! Great travel card too!

Kary said...

Giovana - these are gorgeous cards! Very cute baby card and a lovely card for your dad. I hope he is well and you get to speak with him soon.

qvande said...

Super job using that sketch. Very cute bear card and I really like the map used on the the Miss You one.

Theresa Momber said...

Wowza! Giovana, you really rocked both of these cards! Super creative and gorgeous!

--Marcy said...

Giovana! These are so wonderful - I will have to find them in the gallery and add 2 new favorites to my list! Thanks for th instructions. Love your web site too!

--Marcy said...

Giovanna - Both cards are so great! Thanks for the instructions - I will have to find them in the gallery, so I can mark 2 new favorites! Love the website too!

Becky said...

Giovana, these are fabulous.

Carole said...

Very clever and adorable.

Lisa Lara said...

Genius. I love the envelope card. Wow.

Die Cut Lady said...

I love both of your cards! Great was to make a slid our card.

Lorraine said...

Beautiful cards! Love the teddy bear one - so cute!

RozW said...

Fantastic and thanks for the tips!

Jessica said...

Very cute, unique! thanks for sharing Giovana!