Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Day Two with Barb Schram- Just A Note

When Barb got her Pre-inked basket for being a finalists in the JustRite Stampin' Champion Contest she fell in love with our pre-inked words and 2x Stampers. So it didn't surprise us when she decided to combine our Harmony Oval I Stamper border with a 2X Stamper. And you can buy all our pre-inked words and 2x Stampers in the dollar deals section of our website - for just $1.00 each!! What a deal complete with a little inspiration from Barb. So let's get to Barb's instructions for how to make this beautiful project.
Ten note cards and envelopes fit nicely in this clear box for a wonderful presentation! All set and ready for gift giving! My husband will gift this set to his secretary. Since most employees at his office are men, I made five notes with what would be a more suitable male color, dark green, and an orchid color that is definitely more feminine.
I started out by cutting my base colored cardstock, SU orchid opulence and PTI ripe avocado. Each 8 ½” x 11” sheet is cut into four 4 ¼” x 5 ½” pieces. The white PTI cardstock is cut into 4” x 5 ¼ pieces.

For stamping, I used two JustRite products, the Harmony Classic 1 3/8” x 2 1/8” Oval Stamper with a ring border only. What I love about the ring border I chose is you can color the image or leave it as is…either way looks fantastic. I felt like coloring, so I decided to use my Copic markers, V15 and G99 in this set. For the sentiment I utilized a JustRite self inked stamper, Just a Note. This was easy, easy and a crisp image every time! Check out the SALE going on right now at the JustRite store! This self inked stamper is ONLY one dollar! YES, you read it right! A JustRite Deal!
The belly band is 1” in width with a strip of patterned paper to pick up the orchid color! I layered three flowers, punched two holes with my Crop a Dile so I could easily thread the ribbon and tie it off for the flower center.

I couldn’t leave without showing you this additional note, card where I was experimenting with several colors of Copics. I LOVE how this turned out, so colorful and like a stain glass effect of sorts. I definitely will be making more of these! I attached this note to Papertreyink Raspberry Fizz cardstock. I hope this inspires you to create a few note cards! Whether it will be a set for you, friends, family, or coworkers, it will for sure be a perfect, Just Right gift! Have a great day!

StampsJustRite Harmony Classic Oval Stamper I, JustRite self inked JUST A NOTE stamper
Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, V15 and G99
Paper – Papertreyink Stampers Select white, Ripe Avocado, Guidelines patterned paper SU Orchid Opulence
Accessories – Prima flowers, PTI twill ribbon, clear card box, SU envelopes, adhesive gems, corner rounder, Crop a Dile
Don't you just love how she colored the border and personalized the colors for each receipent!!
Stop back tomorrow to she Barb's next creation.

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Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is fabulous, Barb!! I LOVE these colors together and what you did with that flower on the belly band is totally awesome!!! What a great gift this makes!!! Your DH will have one happy secretary!!!! And I like that it is so crisp and fresh, and most importantly, quick and easy - LOL!!!

Peggy Maier said...

Really CUTE project - Love the way you used the 3 flowers together with the knot for the center - must use this idea on my next card!

Donna said...

how fun! love that stained glass look!

Jackie said...

Adorable! I love the stained glass one, it's just too cute!

lenoriakelly said...

I love the stained glass look! They are beautiful cards and if I were getting them I would hate to write on them - I would just love to LOOK at them, but it would be great to send a note on such beautiful paper!

Norine said...

Oh Barb this is a great project as all your work is. Love how you colored the border it does look like stained glass Great Job