I really like the new Denim Ribbon. Its a great addition to my ribbon collection, and works perfectly with Kraft (now called Crumb Cake) paper, my all time favorite paper for card bases. Today's project was for a challenge over at SUO (Stampin' Up! Only) Challenges. This is a blog that sponsors Stampin' Up Challenges for both Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and Customers. I have just recently learned of this blog and I really like it, it is a great source of inspiration. The challenge this week was Thinking of You, I acidentaly made a thank you, so I'll make a different one for the Challenge :). This time of year there are so many people to thank, especially after Christmas. I thought I would make a Snowflake card to reflect the winter season, but I didn't want to use Christmas colors since I would most likely use this card after Christmas. I started with a base of Crumb cake, and cut another piece 1/2 inch smaller than the base. I randomly stamped snowflakes from the set "Snow Swirled". I like to keep my "Random" somewhat orderly, for example, I use one color for each size, and try not to stamp too many, so that it is not too cluttered. I assigned the largest stamp White Craft ink, the middle size, Night of Navy, and the smallest snowflake gets Crumb Cake. I then used a sponge to add White Craft ink on the edges of the paper. It sort of looks like a frosty window.
I then wrapped the paper in the Denim Ribbon, and tied a knot. I then added the top piece to the base with dimensionals, so that it stands off the base just a little. Next I made my tag. I used the two sizes of Tag Punches, but I added a notch to the bottoms. One way I make my notches is to find the center of your paper, then mark it with a pencil, going as high as you want your notch to go. Once you've made your mark, you can just snip from the corner up to the top of your pencil mark.