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Dec 10, 2007

Retail Therapy

Whoo Hoo! I was just browsing my favorite blogs (through Google Reader) and found out that I won this week's Mojo Monday contest on Julee Tilman's blog - Poetic Artistry!!! I am SO excited because she has several new clear stamp sets just released today and I get to pick one of the new sentiment stamps for my very own. :) These are awesome because they fit perfectly inside of the Word Window Punch by SU. And now that they're clear, they're even easier to use. No more Stamp-a-ma-jig needed. Yeah! So... want to see my winning card? :)

During MFT's release party, Cammie issued a challenge to make an ATC (artist trading card) and turn it into a full sized card. I've never made one of these little guys before, but I had a lot of fun with it. I always love starting with a good sketch, and Julee's site is perfect for that! I believe an ATC is 2.5" x 3.5" (I checked before I made my card and now can't remember for sure). I used one of my MFT sets (Say Charge) and colored the image in with Copics (what else?!?) :) Then, to fill up the extra space, I embossed circles using my Crop-a-dile (pressing into my paper as if setting a large eyelet) --- and then piercing holes in each embossed area. I stamped the image a second time onto scrap CS, colored, and cut out. Then, I added a dimensional to the bottom of a couple of bags and a glue dot on the top portion. When you layer it onto the original stamped image, it gives the bag a lot of dimension. I like how it is adhered flat at the top and then widens towards the bottom.

Above is my finished card. I thought this stamp set would make a perfect gift card holder! You just untie the ribbon and reveal the gift card hidden inside.

Hope everyone is having a great Monday! I know I am! Yeah! :)


  1. Your card is wonderful easy to see why it would win. Congrats to you!!

  2. Way to go Julie!! It's no wonder . . . it's a super cute card! :)

  3. Oh, WOW, Julie! This is fantastic! Love the three-dimensionality of it all!

  4. Awesome card, Julie!! Congratulations!!

  5. omgossssh, this card rocks...BIG time!!

  6. What a fun and nifty idea! Way to kick it up a notch!


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