There is still plenty of time to play along with us in the "My Girl" challenge at Serendipity. Create something with a feminine feel using Serendipity stamps and or dies for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate. You can find all the details here on the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog.
For the second half of the May challenge, the DT was asked to make something feminine along with a pocket, special fold or a gift box.
Before we see what the girls have come up with, please welcome our May guest designer,
Isha Gupta. Hop over to her blog and see her beautiful creations!
Here's the blog roll for this week:
Isha Gupta... our May Guest Designer
I went with a baby girl card for this week and incorporated a little extra fold and a pocket to meet the challenge details. I used the Congratulations and the Small Heart Die cuts to decorate the front and only partially cut them up to the fold line so that when the card swings open the pieces pop out. This is super easy... just line your top cutting plate up with the edge of the fold, so that it only cuts up to the fold line. Using a Magnetic Cutting plate is very helpful so that your dies stay in the right spot.
I cut the Congratulations word an additional two times glueing them all together so that it would be sturdy when opening and closing. Behind the word and heart you can see where the card base was cut up to the fold only. I created a pocket using the Scallop Edge Die from the Heart Scroll Valance Die Set, adding the small flowers that cut out from the Baby Bootie. A perfect place to tuck in a note or a gift card.
I love the little tiny scallops around the Mini Scroll Heart solid layer, so tiny and dainty! I cut the pink scroll heart multiple times, stacking them together to give it the look of a piece of chipboard instead of just a thin layer of paper. I topped it off with the little bow from the Baby Bootie Die. In the corners of the last panel I added the little corner accents that are in the Floral Frame Die Set.
The card is 4 1/4" x 5" when folded. To create the card base cut a panel to 5"x 8 1/2", then score at 2 1/8" and again at 4 1/4" to create the Z fold. I sparkled it up using a Wink of Stella Clear pen on the Congratulations, bow, corner accents and the pink scroll heart.... looks sugary in person! I hate that Stella doesn't like to show up in the pics!