Thursday, February 28, 2013

PPA153 Sketch Challenge: NASS: Not A Single Stamp Storytime

This is one of my favorite alternative ways to make a card - without using a stamp but looking like I did! Today's vibrant school days card features Stampin' Up! Storytime Designer Series Paper using a Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge #153.


Storytime Designer Series Paper #126907 $10.95, double sided, pg 58 for suite
Real Red Cardstock 8.5 x 11" #102482 $6.95 for 24 80lb sheets pg 153


Stampin' Trimmer #126889 $29.95 pg 180
Paper Snips #103579 $9.95 pg 180

Accessories and Adhesive:
SNAIL #104432 for the entire runner $6.95, #104332 for the refill adhesive $4.50 pg 177
Stampin' Dimensionals #1044300 $3.95 pg 177 (adhesive foam hexagons that lift up a piece of paper)

How to:
1. Cut your sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" Real Red cardstock down to half, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". Score at the middle at 4 1/4".

2. Trim a pattern of your choice to 5 1/2" x 2 1/8".

3. Cut out a letter or alphabet  image from the pack of Designer Series Paper. I just eyeballed it with my Paper Snips but you can use the Trimmer.

4. Cut a background color square 1/8" larger than the alphabet image from Pool Party, Basic Gray, So Saffron or Wild Wasabi - your choice - to 2 5/8" x 2 1/4".

5. Trim the rulers, one of each color, using the Stampin' Trimmer, do not leave any white edges.

6. Trim the rulers to the desired lengths for your card, again I just laid them down and rearranged until I like it then snipped the ends straight across at one of the measurements on the paper ruler.

7. Trim the ruler ends into banner points. Using your Paper Snips cut 1/4" (these are rulers after all!) up in the center of each end. Open your Snips again and position the bottom left corner of the paper precisely into your scissors then position the tip of your snips to meet the end of the cut you just made vertically into the end of the paper. Snip! Do the same for the right corner and you'll have a perfect banner end.

8. Adhere pattern and rulers with SNAIL. Adhere alphabet image to colored square with SNAIL. Adhere mounted image using Dimensionals.

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