Thursday, March 15, 2012


Is anyone still out there? Yes, it's me, your long-lost Diva Stamper!

Oh my gosh... I hate that it's been so long since I've posted. I'm still just really busy and I hadn't touched my stamps in weeks. But this weekend I have club so I thought I would try to get my projects posted for you this month. Here is a clean and simple card that we're going to make featuring the Button Bits stamp set. This is a CASE from the fabulous Carrie Gaskin.

My card is much simpler than Carrie's - I love hers the mostest but I thought I should step it down a tad. I kept the Soft Suede and Blushing Bride that she used, but I stuck with Pear Pizzazz for the third color (plus vanilla card stock for stamping). My vase is cut out and popped up with dimensionals, and I used the same cute buttons from the mini catalog but put the silver mini brads in the center instead of rhinestones. Did you know you can do this? Just press down on both sides with a bone folder to make sure the brad is flat, and be careful that it stays centered between the holes. If the prongs stick out the sides on the back of the button, just trim them with your rubber scissors.

I love Carrie's trick for using the decorative label punch for the main image. I figured out that to fit in the long side of the punch, the card stock should be 1 3/4" wide and it lines up perfectly. I also used the same punch to detail my card corners (I did this once before here). Instead of DP I added a row of stamping with the border stamp from the SAB set Fresh Vintage, and with a sentiment from Well Penned I'm calling this one done!

I have to dash off to my TMJ appointment for the day. I would love to come back and show you the other two projects we'll be making this weekend, so I'm crossing my fingers that I can find a few minutes to post those soon! Thanks for stopping by!