Saturday, July 21, 2018

Card Do-Over Stampers By The Dozen Blog Hop

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Today the Stampers By The Dozen Blog Hop Theme is a Card Do-over.  Let’s face it, in life we all would like the chance for a Do-over sometimes, right?  The idea of this theme is to recreate, or update, a card we have previously made.  I tried to find a photo of my very first ever stamped card (it was a sad little thing) but I could not locate it.  However, I did find one I created several years ago that I have always liked and decided it would be a good to update.

My Original Card

Pretty much everything (except for the Real Red and Very Vanilla card stock) is now retired.  I can’t even tell you the name of the stamp set, Designer Series Paper (DSP), or other blue card stock color anymore.  The brown matting is Chocolate Chip, a recently retired color. 

Original Card Dimensions:
Base Card: 8.5” x 5.5” (folded to 4.25” x 5.5”)
Center Image: 2.75” x 2.75”
Center Matting: 3” x 3”
4 DSP Squares: 1.75” x 1.75”
4 Squares Matting: 1 7/8” x 1 7/8”
Large Base Matting: 4” x 4”
Small Circle: ½”  
Small Circle Matting: ¾”
Bakers Twine

For my Do-over I wanted to use one of the two different frame-style pieces from the Petal Promenade DSP. I am loving these little pieces and the long strip of flowers (or greenery) are great for scrapbooking too!

My Do-over Card

Because the DSP piece is larger than the center design of the original I decided to use long thing strips  from another sheet of the Petal Promenade DSP rather than squares.  I also added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the center image.  The Stamped sentiment is from the Beautiful Promenade stamp set, inked in Mossy Meadow.

Do-over Card Dimensions:
Blushing Bride card stock (cs) Base Card: 8.5” x 5.5” (folded to 4.25” x 5.5”)
Center Image from Petal Promenade DSP: 3 1/8” x 3 1/8”
Mossy Meadow cs Center Matting: 3 ¼” x 3 ¼”
3 Petal Promenade DSP Strips: 1” x 3 5/8”
3 Mossy Meadow cs Strips Matting: 1 1/8” x 4”
Blushing Bride cs Center Base Matting: 3 7/8” x 3 7/8”
Mossy Meadow cs Large Base” 4” 5 ¼”
Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack
and Metallic-edge Ribbon - Gold

There are so many wonderful ideas shared in the paper-crafting world that we can use to spur our creativity and even copy exactly.  However, I really enjoyed this challenge because it is a good reminder that we should consider CASE-ing from ourselves too!  Let that old card get a second life – give it a Do-over!

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Until Next time . . .

                   Hugs, Karie B.

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