Friday, September 2, 2011

Feel Better

Welcome friends! If you just popped in here, be sure to see my companion project over on Melanie Muenchinger's blog! I've been fighting a bit of a summer cold, so my craftiness took a bit of a hit this week. Even that inspires me!

When I am under the weather, there are a few things I can count on to help me feel better: Kitties snuggled up with me and a good book. I thought a gift card holder using those two things would be perfect to have on-hand as needed. Yep, I would totally give this gift to myself! LOL

I used Gina's gift card tutorial here: Part 1 and Part 2 from Stamp TV. She makes the best tutorials! I used pure luxury Kraft cardstock for the base, and Basic Grey's Max and Whiskers patterned paper. Before I adhered the patterned paper, I inked up all the edges with Ranger's Vintage Photo distress ink.

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I stamped the kitties from Melanie's Basket Buddies set on white pure luxury heavy base weight paper, and colored them with my Prismacolor pencils, blending with odorless mineral spirits. I gave them just a hint of a background using my Copic markers. I cut the oval and scalloped oval using Spellbinder's Nestabilities. I stamped the "feel better" sentiment (from Springtime Silhouettes) on coordinating cardstock, and used my Spellbinder's Fancy Tags #2 die to cut it.

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From there, it was easy to adhere all the pieces, cut and make a two-layer loop with Gina K's wonderful twill and grosgrain ribbon, and attach the oval image. I put a Borders card in, just so you can see how cute it will be - obviously I'll be getting a real gift card from an open business when the time comes (hahahaha, boo). 

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I want to thank Melanie for giving me this wonderful opportunity to showcase her darling stamp sets! It has been a wonderful experience for me. And of course, I want to give a big shout out to Gina K for creating such wonderful, high quality stamps and the BEST stamping forum. If you aren't a member of Stamp TV, please take this as your personal invitation to join (it's FREE)! 

Don't forget to go give Melanie a little blog love, too, for sharing generously with her guest designers!

Hey - thanks so much for stopping by and checking out what I make. It really brightens my day. I hope you get a little inspiration and make something. Please feel free to leave me a message if you do, so I can go check out what you made! 



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Welcome to the Bunny Nest! I host rescued animals in a small in-home setting. Currently, I host 3 bunnies and 2 kitties. These animals will be socialized and housed for the entirety of their lives in my home. They inspire my crafts, and I use any proceeds to pay for their needs. Thanks for visiting!