Crafty Betty

Project 33 of 365: One Layer Wonder June 17, 2010

Ok….One more card….I told you I had a lot of projects for you today.  I have been so busy crafting, but not so busy about posting 🙂

This last post I have for you today is pretty darn cool, if I do say so myself.  Split Coast Stampers has many weekly challenges, one of them is the Technique Lovers Challenge.  The challenge is to create projects using whichever technique they list on Sunday.  This week’s challenge was to complete a One Layer Card.  I almost did not participate in this challenge.  Some of you might be thinking easy, piece of cake, but not me.  I was thinking how the heck could I possibly make something cool with just 1 piece of paper!!  I have NEVER done a one layer card.  In fact, I often make those darn cards that won’t even fit into an envelope. LOL!!  So this was truly a challenge for me.

Late last night it finally clicked for me.  I had seen a Michelle Zindorf card (I think she might just be my stamping hero!) where I would have sworn this card had 4 layers, but it only had two.  So I cased that card, and even reduced it an additional layer so that it truly was a one layer card, and in my opinion a One Layer Wonder.

What would I have done if I had not found Michelle Zinforf’s inspiring blog?  She has opened up a whole new world of stamping for me.  She is actually a watercolor artist, who has taken her watercolor skills, and her fabulous understanding of color and dimension and has transformed them into a way of helping us crafters feel a bit more artisitc.  Visit her blog and see a tutorial for her version of this card HERE.

Project 33 of 365: One Layer Wonder

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33 0f 365: One Layer Wonder

All I can say is wow!  I am always amazed by how well her tutorials work out.  I would have never been able to think up something like this on my own.



  • Whisper White


  • Cameo Coral Craft
  • Old Olive Craft
  • Versa Mark Marker
  • Sahara Sand
  • Soft Suede
  • Chocolate Chip


  • Bloomin Beautiful
  • Baroque Motifs


  • Clear Emboss Powder
  • Heat Gun
  • Gold Paint Marker
  • Stampin’ Write Markers (Sahara Sand, Blush Blossom, and Soft Suede)
  • Post-It Note
  • Stampin Sponges

Well, that is all for today….Back into the Craft room to come up with more…



Projects 28-30: Stationary Birthday Gift

The same day I actually completed my first post to this blog (date on post says May 13, but it wasn’t actually posted until May 16) and was wondering how many months it would take for someone to stumble across my blog (except my friends whom I told over and over again they had to check it out) Rebecca found me, and let me know that she would be checking out my blog regularly, so I had better keep my word of completing 365 SU projects in 365 days. 🙂  Well her birthday was a little over a week ago, and I had wanted to thank her for being my first non- coerced follower.  I also knew she was a little down because her fiance had recently been deployed overseas, and would not be able to celebrate her birthday with her, so I played a little trick on her….I know…it’s not nice to mess with people who are already down, but it was a NICE trick 🙂

I asked her for her address so I could send her a birthday card.  Now wouldn’t it have been pretty cheesy of me to then send her just a birthday card???  What kind of surprise would that have been? Instead I made her a stationary set so she could use it to keep in touch with her friends and family.

And did I mention she also has a stamping blog…..check it out 20 Something Stamper.  She has the cutest coffee card on there that she just posted today, and I am going to just have to case it 🙂 I love the retro feel of it!!!  We are now online stamping buddies encouraging each other to keep creating.  That’s what is so great about the internet….If there aren’t many people in your immediate area that share your interests you have the internet, that can make people far away seem just like a neighborhood friend.

Project 30 of 365: Any Occasion Stationary Cards

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30 of 365: Any Occasion Stationary Cards

Project 29 of 365:  Not Quite Navy Note Cards

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29 of 365: Not Quite Navy Note Cards

Project 28 of 365: Tag Punch Gift Tags

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28 of 365: Tag Punch Gift Tags

Cool News!!!  In the new catalog both the small tag punch and the large tag punch are returning!!!  Unfortunately I do not know what the name of the tag stamp set is that I used.  It was retired long ago, and I bought the set second hand, and it did not have the label on it (but the individual stamps do have the SU copyright on them).

Supplies for all the Stationary Items:


  • Whisper White
  • Not Quite Nave
  • Pink Pirouette


  • Versamark (pad and marker)
  • Not Quite Navy


  • Fifth Avenue Floral
  • an unknown retired set compatible with the tag punch


  • White Emboss Powder
  • Heat Gun
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Daisies Die
  • Rhinestones (non SU)
  • Navy Ribbon
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Tombow Glue

I’ll be back with more posts yet today to get caught up 🙂