Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Addicted to Stamps and More!

I'm having so much fun designing for Addicted to Stamps and More!  This week our challenge is a sketch challenge.
As soon as I saw this sketch I imagined cutting an X in the center of a rectangle and folding the triangles up.  I did that, but decided to turn it over and it created a sort of pop-up frame!
I really like the effect it created and it was really easy.  I just started with a rectangle of DSP that was 4"x5" then cut an X in the middle and folded the flaps up.  It looks neat that way or you can flip it over like I did for a completely different effect!  My card ended up being a weird big size, but it is unique, that is for sure. Most of the time when I put a card on a gift it doesn't go in an envelope anyway because I want everyone to see it! 
Stamp Sets: Bright Blossoms, Curly Cute
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Summer Smooches DSP, Brights Designer Buttons


  1. This is beautiful, great colors and so cute stamped images and buttons in the middle! I'm having a day off from work and woke up only some time ago -at first I read "drinking of you"... Might need to drink a bit more of this morning coffee... :)

  2. Gorgeous card Shana - love the way you turned your first idea upside down! Great fun colours.

    Karen x

  3. This is beautiful - love the way you flipped the paper to create your unique frame - Jacqueline xx

  4. This is really fun and very cool, Shana. The colours are fantastic and I love those stamps. xx

  5. Clever you ! Love how you flipped this and the beautiful design, colours and images. I too make big cards I cant help it !


  6. A colourful, fun card! Sue x

  7. Lovely bright colours Shana and the bright blossoms stamp set compliments the papers perfectly.
    Val x

  8. Beautiful, bright and cheery card. I love that framed effect. Very clever and lovely!

  9. Well, how crafty and creative is that?! LOVE the colors on this and will have to remember this technique!!