Wednesday, August 26, 2009

MOJO Monday Sketch 101

I can't believe that Mojo Monday is already 101 weeks old! To celebrate turning 100 last week, they provided a sketch for every day of the week. I will be sharing my creations with you later on this week. But today, I'll focus on this lovely square card sketch. What do you think?

I haven't created very manly cards, but I can do them! Here's one that I did for my father-in-law's birthday. To re-create this card:
  • Start with a 5" x 10" Very Vanilla card stock and fold in half.
  • Trim a piece of 4-3/4" x 4-3/4" Sage Shadow card stock and lay aside.
  • Trim out one 3" x 3-1/2" and one 2" x 3-1/2" of "To the Nines" Designer Series Paper. Layer these onto the Sage Shadow leaving a nice even border around the designer paper.
  • Wrap one end of the 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon (5" long) behind the Sage Shadow card stock and trim the other end.
  • Layer this piece onto the Very Vanilla base.
  • Cut 2-1/2" x 2-3/4" Chocolate Chip card stock, 2-3/4" x 3-1/4" Sage Shadow card stock, and 3" x 3-1/2" Very Vanilla card stock .
  • Layer these onto each other and adhere the the Very Vanilla card stock onto the base card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Using the Central Park stamp set {113732}, stamp the image in Chocolate Chip classic ink pad onto Very Vanilla card stock. Clean and then stamp again using Sage Shadow classic ink pad but slightly askewed for a shadow effect. (Central Park stamp set is a dormant set so it is not shown in the main Idea Book and Catalog BUT is still available for purchase.)
  • Cut the image out with the 1-3/4" circle punch and adhere to card with Stampin' Dimensional.
  • Don't forget the sentiment! Using the great Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (115370), stamp "Happy Birthday" (or whatever sentiment you want) with Chocolate Chip classic ink onto Very Vanilla card stock and trim out. Adhere to card and there you have it.
{Project Details}
Stamp(s): Central Park and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Chocolate Chip and Sage Shadow Classic Ink Pads
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, and Very Vanilla Card Stock; To the Nines Designer Series Paper.
Accessories: 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon and 1-3/4" Circle Punch.


  1. thanks for the directions - this is great!

  2. it's not too's quite lovely i must say. can't wait for stamp club next week.


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