Thursday, January 17, 2008

Take It For A Spin....



This card, thanks to my heart Nestabilities dies was a TON easier than those cards we used to make years ago! This isn't a new concept by any stretch of the imagination. BUT, I think with the help of die cut machines, it can certainly take on a new look - with a whole bunch of shape possibilities!

What I did was cut the scalloped heart and classic heart, stamped my birdies on the classic small heart, the sentiment "Some Birdy Loves You" on the back of the pink mat and then I sandwiched a piece of red metallic embroidery thread in between the two pieces when I matted them together. I then matted my polka dot paper to the front of white card stock base with LOW TACK tape. We'll need to take these two pieces apart later to assemble the "spinny" part of our card! I took my large classic heart and then taped it using the low tack Magic Scotch tape to the exact position where I wanted my heart. Make sure if you are using the Wizard to put your spacer plate in the right place so you don't cut a hole through the front AND back of the card. You only want a window here!! After you punch the hole, take the two pieces apart and attach your embroidery thread at the top and bottom of your hole. You'll want to make sure to cut the tail so that when you mat this piece together, you won't see the mechanics of your card.
Here's a close up of the center part spun around to show the sentiment...(ignore my purple pencil helping to spin the sentiment to the front!!)


After I assembled this, I added my bow, my corners, and some bling! I also matted some fun striped paper on the inside to give the card some added pop through the window.

Fun! It even got a ooooOOOOOooo from my daughter. Wow, I feel honored! :-)

Happy Thursday... T-minus one day 'til the weekend!

13 comments:

Chris said...

AMAZING!!! Let me know when you are teaching your next class at Stampressions, I would love to attend!!

The Rubber Maid said...

How cute that is! Love those nestablities, wonder if they would work on my Sizzix machine. Oh, back to the subject, I love all the different bits of papers to make a really darling card.Cute birdies too. MOM

Queen Kat said...

what a fun card.
Vicki SBS5

Theresa said...

Super fun card!!! And yes it is the highest of honors when your daughter is amazed!

tyrymom29 said...

What an Awesome card !!!

Janine said...

Beautiful card Julie
Have a great weekend.

Kanani said...

Cute Card!

Carolyn King said...

I LOVE this---no wonder your daughter ohhhhh'ed!

Very cool design and love that stamp!

jacki j. said...

wow!

Rhonda said...

How cute is that! I love it and the spinner in the middle is just the best! TFS

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Wow....this card is Awesome!!!

Jennifer Buck said...

I still have yet to make one of these.  You just made me want to do it right now!  This is soooo very cute!  Thanks for sharing and take care! :)

dd2njoy said...

Oh Julie!That is such a great card!
Love all the love colours!!!