Thursday, January 3, 2013

A+MAZE+ing

This is a just because card for our 2nd youngest grandson, Evan. He is very bright and loving, so we dubbed him A+MAZE+ing! Each child is so unique and lovable, cherished for their individuality.

Stampin' Up has a sale on these 'maze' kits (are you old enough to remember playing with these from the Cracker Jack boxes? No? Um, never mind!). I took the back off and stamped it in red ink with a design from Anna Griffin. Otherwise it looked kind of plain.

Evan loves the color red, and I wanted to add black for the contrast. I used Gina K. Design papers and her heavy weight black cardstock. The Cuttlebug Twig embossing folder looks a bit washed out in this photo, but it's on the red cardstock.

New Uses for Punches? Maybe this is an old technique, but it's new for me. I hand cut the rectangle papers for sentiments. Then I used square/round punches on the ends to make the 'v' or 'half circle' shapes on the ends.  To make the 'V' or fishtail shape, just turn the square punch to kitty corner on the end of your rectangle tag, then punch.

I curled Evan's name with a pencil for dimension and pop dotted all the sentiments inside the card.

Melanie Muenchinger made such a fun set of alphabet stamps ("Lots of Letters" available at Gina K. Designs), so I can make custom sentiments ☺

His brother's card is below, also red and black (but made for an Outlawz color challenge). What a coincidence!

 Entered into:  Through the Craft Room Door
                        Anything Goes Challenge
                        Simon Says Stamp - New *I used two new paper punches received
                        today
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Thank you so much for looking!!