Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Swirly Bugs!

One of the neatest things about Convention was all of the great new techniques and ideas we learned. Here is one such example. Check out the front of this card...

You can't really tell in the photo, but I stamped the Kiwi Kiss with the Paisley background. Cute, but nothing too exciting, right? And why on earth would I want to use Basic Black as my base? Well, this is what you see INSIDE:

B-O-I-N-G! Isn't it darling?! There is a curly-Q attached to the top and bottom that folds up very well when it's closed, but springs out when you open it! I've attached some brightly colored bugs to it - but you could do this with almost anything! The presenter at Convention did one with the beer mug in the new set, Cheers To You, and it was a fantastic masculine birthday card! I had to use the Coluzzle to make mine as I am still waiting on my new 1-3/4" Circle Punch to arrive, but basically you take some scissors and cut a nice size circle into a swirl. Then you put Glue Dots on the ends of the swirl (the top of the center, and the bottom of the tail end). You want it to fold up into a nice circle again when the card is closed, so in order to achieve that, place the circle where you want it on the inside bottom of the card, and then close the card so the other end attaches to the top. Here are some more views:

The one above shows you a better side view so you can see how it stands up. The one below is just so you can see the sentiment I used.

I am going to be teaching my downline how to make a card like this at our Team Meeting on Saturday afternoon! So girls, if any of you are looking, I hope you're planning to be here!

Card Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Bugs & Kisses, Paisley background
Ink: Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red, Summer Sun
Cardstock: Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Accessories: Whisper White narrow grosgrain ribbon
Tools: Coluzzle Cutting System, Glue Dots


Pattie Sykes (psychspa) said...

Too cute! And I like your new scrolling gallery too.

Karen said...

Hi Michele! This card really made me smile when I saw it!! Great job!


Angela said...

Cute card! Would go great with those sour gummi worms!

Kath said...

This would make a great kid birthday card...thanks for the idea.

Amy said...

Absolutely adorable!! Can't wait to demo this technique. My group will LOVE it!! As always, thanks for sharing your wonderful work!!

KJ said...

Hi, Michelle!

I LOVED that technique at convention and can't wait to try it! Love your card with it!!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Too stinkin' cute!!! I can't wait to try this one myself!! I loved her different cards she did with this technique and YES I have the Beer Mug stamp set on its way to me!!LOL!!!

Lisa H. said...

loved this card from Convention, you just remided me I need to make one. Love your take on it. great job!