Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Triple Play as Cards......

Have you seen the special that Close to my Heart is holding for National Stamping Month?  It is pretty darn cute!  But I have to be honest, I am really not in to mini albums.  Well, I like mini albums.....just not 4 inch mini albums.  I like them a bit larger like 6 inches or larger.  
So, when I got my Triple play last month, I put together one of the albums but left the other 2 unfinished while I thought of something else that I could make using the SUPER CUTE papers.  I LOVE the little bitty patterns and stripes.  They SCREAMED cards to me.  So I cut them into 3 3/4 inch squares and looked for square card patterns in both the Originals and Wishes card books.  All 4 cards are 4 1/2 x 4 1/2.  
These 4 cards are what I have come up with so far......

Since there was not any cardstock that came wtih the Triple Play I had to use what I had on hand.  I used Colonial White, Desert Sand, Bamboo, Hollyhock and Sunset.  The accessories are from the Sunset Mini Medley Accents that are new to the Autumn/Winter Idea Book.

The stripe paper in the above card is actually precut.  I just cut it down a bit and stuck it to the top of the card to make it look like an envelope.  The Flowers on each of the cards are stamped from the included stamp set onto the included precut flower die cuts.  

I was really excited to be able to get out my Hollyhock ribbon and buttons!  Wierd, I know!  But there was a time when I was actually SICK of Hollyhock because it was used in quite a few paper packs for a while.  But when I saw they used it in the Triple Play kit, I looked forward to using it again and forgot how much I actually like the color.......

This last card uses the new Mocha Opaques that are in the Autumn/Winter Idea book.  LOVE these!!  The Opaques come in Shades of Mocha, Shades of Grey/Black AND in Pearl.  Want to see them?  Click on the picture of the Autumn/Winter Idea Book and you can see them all in the back where the accessories are.  OR just browse through all the beautiful art in the idea book and see how CTMH has used them.

Supplies used: 
Paper: Triple Play, Desert Sand CS, Hollyhock CS, Bamboo CS, Sunset CS and Colonial White CS
Stamps: Triple Play
Inks: Desert Sand, Hollyhock, and Sunset.  Ink spots are included in the Triple Play
Accessories: Die Cut flowers and leaves from Triple Play, Mocha Opaques, Sunset Mini Medley Accents, Hollyhock Buttons, Hollyhock Ribbon, Colonial White Ribbon, White Hemp

Thanks for stopping by!!

I hope this has inspired any way, shape or form!  LOL 

Happy Scrapping and Stamping!!


1 comment:

Cindy said...

These make super cute cards. Great to use up scraps too.
Thanks for sharing.