Crafty Betty

24 of 365: Top Note Business Card Holder June 13, 2010

A few days ago I ran across a lovely business card hold made using the Sizzix Big Shot and Stampin’ Up! Top Note Die.  The one I found had flowers on the front of it (like the one I made.) as well as a link to a tutorial by Nicole Kowalk.  So I used Nicole’s Template (with some adjustments), but I can not find the person who gave me the idea for the flowers on the front again….

Project 24 of 365: Top Note Business Card Holder

24 of 365

24 of 365: Top Note Business Card Holder

I just love the vintage look of this one.  I created the flowers with patterned paper and edged them with chocolate chip ink.  Then, as with any vintage project, I threw in a few pearls for good measure 🙂  On the top center of the card holder I wanted to add a “Please take one” stamp, like in the tutorial.  I thought I had a stamp like that, but I don’t, so I am still thinking of what to put there…..Maybe I will just create some word art and print it on cardstock to say “StampinBetty”?????

Supplies:

Paper:

  • To the Nines Specialty Designer Series Paper (you need the thicker paper for this project to be sturdy)
  • Autumn Vine DSP (retired)

Ink:

  • Chocolate Chip

Accessories:

  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Top Note Die
  • XL Fancy Flower Punch
  • White Grosgrain Ribbon (wish I would have used vanilla)
  • Large Oval Punch
  • Tombow Glue
  • Sticky Strip
  • Pearls

To find the tutoral please visit Nicole’ Blog, and then make adjustments as needed for your project….

If you would like me to make you your very own personalized business card holder please email me at betty.ray020@gmail.com, and we will come up with a reasonable price and get you an awesome business card holder!!

Take Care,

StampinBetty

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Project 19 of 365: CosmoBella Hits the Town June 5, 2010

I have the cutest card today…well at least I think so 🙂  I just wish I would have come up with it last week, because with the Cosmo and all the Pink this would have been perfect for “Sex and the City 2” movie night!

I made this card as part of Splitcoast Stampers Technique Lover’s Challenge #275.  Each Monday they post a technique to try…This week the technique was to create a Tent Card.  This is a  card that stands on its own, has a cut out in the center and a dangling image.  I knew as soon as I saw it that I wanted to use this Stamping Bella stamp that my great friend, Kelly, gave me a couple years ago.  Of course now that I found the perfect project to use it on it was MIA.  After much searching I found the Cosmo wielding Bella, and designed the rest of the card around her.  So, no, the stamp is not from Stampin’ Up! but all the papers and brads are 🙂

Project 19 of 365: CosmoBella Hits the Town

19 of 365: CosmoBell

19 of 365: Cosmo Bella

While this front view is cute it is even better when you view it from the side and see how the card is actually open and the image is really “dancing” there in the center.  I tried to make it look like Cosmo Bella was in a trendy downtown bar with the vintage-looking wallpaper design in the background.  Sure its a bit pink, so this bar probably wouldn’t attract too many men, but if you’re hanging with the girls, having a Cosmo, are your really looking for guys???

Then for some extra 3D effects I added a couple of flowers.  One made with the XL Fancy Flower Punch, the other one made from the Flower on the Tropical Island Bigz Die.  These flowers are so fun and addicting to make.  This is why I prefer to make my own embellishments rather than buy them.  I don’t know what embellishment I would have bought that would have worked the same as the flowers…

Here is a better view from the side so you can get a real feel for why this card is so cool…

19 of 365: Cosmo Bella

19 of 365: Cosmo Bella

The idea behind the tent card is that it is a 3D card that also folds flat so it can be mailed in a regular envelope.  Obviously mine would not fold flat (due to the roses), but a girl’s gotta have fun and I really wanted to give this card some SUPER girl power 🙂

Everyone is sworn to secrecy…..Do not tell my husband that this card ended up costing me $40!  Don’t worry the card itself did not cost $40 to make.  The issue was that I did not have the jump rings to dangle Bella from, and I did not want to substitute thread (it wouldn’t have the same affect).  I knew it was dangerous to take a “quick” trip to JoAnn’s to get the $2 package of jump rings, but I risked it and FAILED.  Try as I might I just could not go in, buy the jump rings I needed, and walk out 😦  But hey, I got some new crafting toys that I will share on my blog 🙂

Supplies:

Paper:

  • Whisper White
  • Rose Red
  • Cameo Coral
  • Sweet Always DSP (retired)
  • Raspberry Tart (retired)

Ink:

  • Rose Red

Accessories:

  • XL Fancy Flower Punch
  • Bigz- Frame, Oval Scallop
  • Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder
  • Bigz- Tropical Island Die
  • Fire Circle Rhinestone Brads
  • Pop-Up Glue Dots
  • Snail Adhesive

Non-SU:

  • Cosmo Bella Stamp- by Stampping Bella
  • Jump Rings
  • Copic Markers (oh how I love my Copics!!)

Please Stop back soon to see what the next StampinBetty adventure might be, and remember that you can get all your Stampin Up! Supplies from my Stampin Up! site.

19 of 365: Cosmo Bella

19 of 365: Cosmo Bella