Thursday, January 22, 2009

Day Four with Barb Schram

Today JustRite Team is off to CHA .... we hope that we will have a few spare moments during next week to share with you photos from the show. The show begins on Sunday.

It's day four with Barb Schram and you will all be running out to the store to buy "Individual Wrapped LifeSavers" . What a fun project!! Barb - your projects this week have been so inspiring!! And since we have seen a sneak peek already of Friday's Project...all we can say is- Barb - You Rock!!! And to our reader's ---don't miss Friday!! Barb's project is a HOOT!!

We think each of you will quickly be making a list of all your friends that would be deserving of this card. And how great would it be to have a stash of theses cards premade for when someone special comes to your rescue.
Barb has been so generous in sharing with us tons of details and photos on how she has created each project this week that we just wanted to send her a huge "JustRite THANK YOU!!!
And everyone will be happy to hear that Barb has joined our JustRite Blog Team!! We are so excited to welcome her on board. So be sure to visit Barb's Blog Dream.Explore.Discover on a regular basis to see her next JustRite Creations!!


Some of my favorite papercrafting projects are creations that develop around candy or food of some sort! I love the opportunity to play on the name of a product or play on the letter sounds of words. So, today I thought I would show you a sweet idea, one that is easy enough to keep on hand, and, well, just might be a lifesaver when you need a Thank You card in a hurry.

Using my 50pt Brayton font, I stamped three sets of the letters: U, R, and A. The next step was to punch all the letters out with my ¾’ circle punch. Now my letters are set to be adhered to my cards when needed!

All cards have the same basic layout, with variation in the placement of the letters and lifesavers. The cards are 41/4” x 51/2’ in size. Placed atop the patterned 4” x 4” papers are scrap cardstock bands of different sizes. This particular card uses SU cardstock, K & Co. Berry Sweet DP along with scraps of white and red. The flowers are from Making Memories and twill ribbon is from PTI. After all pieces are adhered to the card, I used a 11/4” circle punch to create a hole for a lifesaver to peek through and then attached my lifesaver to the inside of card so I could position it just right! I decided to place my letters, U, R, A, in the inside for this card.
Have you guessed the play on letters and words yet? How simple is “U R A Lifesaver” for a special thank you card? The beginning steps of creating this card is the same as the card above. The main differences is; punched letters are on card front, added button on flower, no ribbon wrapping card front, and adhesive pearls on right hand side of cardstock band. I love the sparkle to this paper!
I also placed the letters on this card front. And wrapped the satin ribbon around card front and tied it off as the flower center. Take a peek at the photo below to see how simple it is to accomplish this! When I want to incorporate ribbon into my flower embellishment, I simply punch two holes in the center. Just like a two hole button. I bring up both ribbon ends through the holes and tie the ribbon, snug enough to hold, but not too tight to bend the cardstock! I love this look and have been using it often lately! I add a glue dot under the flower to hold in place.

I can think of several uses for lifesaver candies! How about a lifeguard card? Place several lifesaver candies in a small cello bag with tag attached. Of course, with a JUSTRITE tag! These are adorable in a matchbook style favor too! I hope you let your imagination see the possibilities, even if it is as simple as a lifesaver candy!

Stamps: JustRite Brayton font, 1 5/8” Round Stamper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: SU and Papertreyink cardstock, PTI Raspberry Fizz patterned paper, K & Company Berry Sweet Designer Paper.
Accessories: Papertreyink ribbons, MM felt and paper flowers, Dill heart button, foam adhesive flower, adhesive pearls, 1 ¼” and ¾”circle punches, Lifesaver candies, Crop a Dile, glue dots

Keep us in mind....."When it needs to be JustRite".


Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

These are so absolutely darling they just make me smile!!! GREAT job, Barb!!! I'm filing this idea in my head!!! LOL!!! Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

I better add lifesavers to my grocery list today- what a wonderful idea!

Jennifer said...

What are MM Felt flowers? Who makes them and where can you get them?.. Great card.

Barb Schram said...

Hi Jennifer,

MM stands for the company, Making Memories. This particular felt flower came from a jar called the Hillary collection, (note)worthy embellishment jar. I purchased the jar at my local scrapbooking store. Hope this helps!


Amy said...

What great ideas, Barb! The lifesaver idea is great and so is the ribbon/flower tip. Thanks!

Norine said...

you are so creative love this idea thanks for sharing

Cynde said...

Really a cute idea...Thanks for sharing it.

Deb Wood said...

These are sooo cute! I especially love the yellow one!! Laurie ban you get me some too! teehee!