Here are this month’s projects!!

The first card the gals had a choice between the 2 versions. The first version is the “formal” version. I was inspired by the card made by Michele Reynolds, which can be found on her blog HERE.

Then 2nd version of this card is a little on the SILLY side. Notice the bite taken out of his ear, and then the saying tag says YUM YUM YUM.

Stamp Set: Chocolate Bunny, Tasty Treats OR Teeny Tiny Wishes (depending on which card you make)
Paper: Orchid Opulance, Rich Razzleberry, Naturals Ivory, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border (FREE during Sale a Bration Promotion!), 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Square Rhinestone Brad, Curly Label Punch, Bo Ho Blossoms Punch (for bunny with the “bite” out of his chocolate ear), Polka Dot Embossing Folder

To “cinch” the ribbon, it really is a cinch! I tried so many different ways to get this look, but the best (and EASIEST) way is to just open your brad a little bit, put the ribbon inbetween the prongs, and then close the prongs! If you try to tie thread or twine around the satin ribbon, the ends of the thread sometimes come out, AND it is hard to position the brad in the middle becaues it is RIGHT ontop of the knot you just made! I know, this may be too much information on how to do this technique, but thought I might save you some headaches.

The next project is the little birdhouse made out of the Mini Milk Carton Diecut. I first saw this idea at Leadership, made by Patty Bennett.

Stamp Set: Wood Grain BackgroundInk: Close to CocoaPaper: So Saffron, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive, Sweet Pea DPAccessories: Mini Milk Diecut, Extra Large 2-Step Bird Punch, 1″ Hole Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, 1/8″ Hole Punch, Spanish Moss, Twine, Dimensionals

For the roof, my pieces were 4″ x 2″, 3″ x 2″ and 2″ x 2″. I made a score line down the center of each of these pieces, then used the scallop edge punch on both sides of each piece. Then I layered them and taped them together before setting ontop of the mini milk die.
Last but not least is a fun simple card using the pages of one of my husband’s books. I sure hope he doesn’t miss it, the book pages look much better in flower form then in his book on a shelf in our garage. 🙂 I CASED Teresa Kline, and her card can be found HERE. WOW What an amazing stamper!

Recipe:Paper: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Sweet Pea DP, Any Book!Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1″ Double Stitched Bashful Blue Ribbon, Button, Glue Dots, Corner Rounder
The flower is SIMPLE to make! I punched out 6 scalloped circles out of a paperback book. You can punch 6 sheets at a time because the paper is so thin! Then scrunch them up in your hand. Unfold them and paper pierce in the center with a small hole. Stick a brad through the hole, then put a button ontop of the brad with a glue dot. You can “poof” the flower up again after the card is assembled.

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