Forest Friends Shoebox Swap

Sorry for getting behind on my blog posting!  I started working on some Christmas presents that involved printing photos from this past year…which got me started pulling photos off of my camera, video camera, cell phone, husband’s cell phone, etc…and then I needed to organize those photos…you get the idea.

But the nice thing about digging through photos is you find pictures you didn’t even remember taking.  In this case, I had thought that I didn’t have a picture of this card I created in July and am so excited to realize I do! 

Forest Friends Shoebox Swap

This was a card I created for a shoebox swap at convention.  What is a shoebox swap?  It is an event when you create a project and bring all the supplies for 5-6 other people to make your project.  Then everyone comes with their shoebox of project supplies and we each make everyone else’s project.  Its pretty fun.

So, my inspiration for this card was Window Sheets.  The name makes me think of a window and so I wanted to create my own window pane on a card.  Sadly, I didn’t take pictures from the side, but how I did this was to take a square of Bashful Blue cardstock and adhere a piece of Old Olive cardstock that had been torn along one side to make the grass.  I stamped the deer and the tree from Forest Friends on Whisper White paper and cut them out.  The tree I adhered to the Bashful Blue paper (with the bottom of the tree glued under the Old Olive paper).  Then I adhered the deer to the Old Olive paper using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I took a square Window Sheet piece, slightly bigger than the Bashful Blue CS, and added strips of Soft Suede for the frame around the edges.  To make the Soft Suede look a bit more “wood grainy” I actually used the handles of a plastic grocery bag, pressed them onto the Soft Suede ink pad and then used that as a stamp to add texture to the cardstock.  The Bashful Blue paper was glued to the Rich Razzleberry base.  Then I added the framed Window Sheet piece on top using more Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Add some Old Olive ribbon to the bottom of the card and then make a label using the Modern Label punch in Soft Suede under a Word Window punchout on Whisper White (the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes).  I added some gold brads for a final touch of bling.  Overall, the card isn’t hard to do, it just has a number of steps involved.  However, I loved the look and will probably do this again with a different scene out my window.

Thanks for visiting my blog!  I hope you stop back again soon. Smile 

Friend to Friend Recipe:
Forest Friends, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive marker, Early Espresso marker
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry CS, Whisper White CS, Bashful Blue CS, Old Olive CS, Soft Suede CS
Accessories:  Window Sheets medium, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Gold Brads, Paper snips, Sticky Strip (to attach the Soft Suede frame to the Window Sheets), Old Olive 1/4” grosgrain ribbon, Paper Piercer, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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