The Swirl*

This practical layout is inspired, once again, by fellow-stamper Andrea.  She is a creative soul!

*5-1/2" x 8-1/2" sheet of [white]
*5-1/4" x 4" [black]
*5" x 3-3/4" [white]
Start with the same card base as The StripperFold a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" sheet of [white] paper in half to form the base.  Cut a 5-1/4" x 4" [black] panel.  Cut a 5" x 3-3/4" [white] panel.  Do not adhere them together just yet.  

You will begin stamping on the 5" x 3-3/4" [white] panel.  I used the Elements of Style swirly. To keep placement consistent,  I used the thing-a-ma-jig.

Next, I used a sentiment from Thank You Kindly and the thing-a-ma-jig.

The [white] panel is looking good....

Now it's time to think outside the box.  I don't have a fabbie flower punch.  What to do, what to do.  After a bit of experimenting, this is what I came up with.  You will need...
*3/4" circle punch
*1/2" circle punch
*a black brad

Simply punch out a couple of Riding Hood Red circles and insert the brad through the middle.  Pull the paper forward and 'shape' until a sort of abstract flower emerges.  Use a glue dot to adhere the flower to the card panel.  

Next, adhere the [black] and [white] panels together.  Get the assembly line rolling!

Adhere the card fronts to the [white] card bases.
Card is 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"
Stamp  Elements of Style
Greeting Thank You Kindly
Paper Goodness White, Black, Riding Hood Red
Inklings Black
Et Cetera  brads, 3/4" and 1/2" circle punches
Sprinkles and twinkles* to my stamping pal, Andrea!


  1. That is fabulous. I love the black and white clean look and the splash of color from that adorable simple flower is FABULOUS!

  2. wow! that´s a great card! love the stamp! just thanks for visit my blog! i just became ur follower... XOXO


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