Tuesday, April 17, 2012

It's Sneaky Peeky Week!




I'm so excited today!  Because I won the Swanky Stamper at The Cat's Pajamas a few months ago, I received much of the New Releases at TCP!  So I get to play along and show you Sneaky Peeks of the new sets that are being released at TCP on April 24th :)  Today's set is called Commemorating You, and it has the coolest combination of images and sentiments.  And we're kicking off a new TCP Challenge #206 today too, so here's the inspiration for you:


And here's where I went with it!


I wanted to create a postage themed design and use these pretty stamps.  I created these little envelopes out of a Spellbinder's diamond shape.  Here's how I did it....


Using the second largest die in this set, cut out a diamond shape and use a Scor Buddy.  


Lining up the diamond on the longest side/point at 1 3/4 inches, score at 1 inch and 2 1/2 inches. 


Flip 90 degrees and line up the diamond point at 2 1/8.  Score at 1 inch and 3 1/4 inches. 


Using strong adhesive like ScorTape, adhere the envelope together either remaining open or sealed shut. 

Here's a last look at the finished product


You can see the cute postage, cancel stamp, fun sentiments, fancy elements and the cute chef delivering the BD Cake on the "letterhead".  I love the postal elements in the design from the twine to the fun paper that looks just like airmail stickers (old Basic Grey).  

Do you see the cute ribbon slide along the bottom?  Do you recognize it as little moustaches?  SO cute!  Just a little hint of what's to come!

I'll be back Thursday with another TCP Sneaky Peek.  Be sure to check out Alma's Blog Dancing in Pajamas to find out who else to visit for Sneak Peeks!  

Thanks for dropping by!

13 comments:

Marisa said...

Love the envelopes! Darling card.

KarinsArtScrap said...

great and fabulous card, great idea christine.

greetings karin

Lisa H. said...

how fun! love your envelopes and the fun embellies you used. cute card!

wendy said...

really great little envelopes! terrific card!

Kelli Hull said...

OH MY!!!! LOVE the mustaches... did I recognize them??? Ummm, NO! LOL I thought they were a new kind of Ocean Wave to match Bun Bun Ears of Doom in the boat on the banner on SCS! ;) hahahaha

SUPER Great card!!! Fun "letter head" :)

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

Just Beautiful!

Noelle said...

This is fabulous, Christine! Love the card and the little envelope! Thanks for popping by my blog. :)

Denise Willerton said...

What a fun card Christine ~ love the envelopes on the front like that....great idea...my mojo has crept into my knitting/crocheting....you've inspired me ~ let's see if I can get something together by the end of the week ~ enjoy your day :-)

Conniecrafter said...

very cool, neat idea for masculine cards!

Nancy Thomas said...

What a fun use of the mustasche die - love your envies. Great work with the postal theme.

Denise Marzec said...

Oh COOL idea to make little envelopes like that! Awesome!

Karen McAlpine said...

Really cute way to use a spellbinders! Great card.

Wendy said...

This is fantastic, I love the little envelope idea!