But first, I wanted to show you a small example of WHY it is so difficult for me to get my home in showplace condition...
For those of you familiar with my blog...you are not surprised at ANYTHING my kids do. For the past week or so I have been finding these little hexagon shapes everywhere. Yesterday, there were several lined up very nicely in our downstairs bathroom on the mirror. What are they? They are the little cushion stoppers from all of our kitchen cabinets (so they don't make a loud sound when you close them.)
Dumb mommy didn't figure out what they were until finding these.....(and she had already thrown out all the other ones that kept appearing out of nowhere!) Oopsie!
I am just hoping that no one opens our cabinets now...BANG!
Oh well....Here is a card I created using this adorable stamp from Stampendous called "Changito B-day." These guys are too cute. You can find this (and many other Changito stamps at Stamper's Dream.)
This card is designed a little different. I created an easel card a long time ago when I made a card front that was much bigger and I needed a way to attach the front panel to a back one. Sooo....I used my word window punch from Stampin' Up! to create the easel top that connected the front and back. I love the design and have used it for lots of cards (even ones that are standard size!)
So, I decided to use the same idea to make this. The card is actually the small matted image part. I used the easel design to make just that section open so that you can view the message.
Although you cannot tell in the first picture, I cut small little slits all around the chocolate mats (the outer one and the one for the opening.) It adds a fun whimsical touch (you cannot see the fringe on the image one very well in the first photo--check out the second photo for a better view of it!)
I used some small prima flowers and little mini brads from Queen & Co. to adorn the word window punch top.
From this picture, you cannot even tell that the inside panel is the one that opens:
Here is the card with the panel open. I covered the back of the front panel with the same designer paper that I used on the base of the card.
Materials used: Stamps-Changito B-day (Stampendous available at Stamper's dream); ink-brilliance black; cardstock-white, choc chip, SU designer paper; brads (SU!); primas; small choc brads (Queen & Co.); word window punch (SU!); scissors; Prismacolor pencils; odorless mineral spirits; Copics (olive, pea green); sewing machine.
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