Thursday, May 13, 2010

birthdays are good for you

hello stampers!
the inspiration for this card came from wanting to try something a little bit different with ribbon. so instead of tying it in a knot or a bow, i decided to create a little loop. (i'm so clever-LOL! just kidding i'm not that clever)

the designer paper if from cosmo cricket's joy ride mini deck. i decided to make a long card. i cut black cardstock to an 8 x 3 1/2 inch card base. this size will fit in a normal envelope. i started by cutting two wide strips of patterned paper.

then i took a craft knife and metal ruler and cut a slit in the fold of the card to thread my ribbon through. i used tombo mono tape runner to to glue down the ribbon and created a loop at the end. i threaded embroidery floss through an autumn leaves button and adhered it on top of the loop with a glue dot.

then i cut a white rectangle, and printed paper to mat the white paper on. i used my fiskars corner rounder to round three sides.

the stamp is from inkadinkado. i absolutely LOVE this stamp. it's what made me buy the stamp set, because when i read it i laughed out loud in the store. it was too funny!

then i colored the turtle with regular markers. and covered him with glossy accents. isn't he a cutie.
i think i should name him. hmmm. . . timmy the turtle? no, too obvious right? hmm. . . tilly the turtle. ok, i think i like tilly.

thanks for looking
blog ya later!


  1. This is so cute Shawnte! I love the loop in the ribbon and the glossy accents on the little turtle is great!

  2. Adorable card! The loop is a great idea, always looking for new ways to use things! I really like your colour combo too!