Sunday, August 12, 2007

Little Boy Blue

I made this card for a neighbor for his 5th birthday last weekend. It came together quickly.

The card is a 4.75" x 4.75" square. I really love square cards. I've shied away from them in the past if I didn't have the right sized envelopes... but I'll get to that in a minute.

This card is a base of Blue Bayou (LOVE this color), a rounded edged River Rock matte that was stamped with Aida Cloth background, and the center strip of Not Quite Navy.

The cheetah from the SU Zoofari set was watercolored with watercolor crayons. I used my Coluzzle to cut out a matte circle and the central image. I think I've said it in previous posts, but I LOVE my coluzzle. It's one of my favorite go-to tools.

I faux stitched - mimicking the Cuttlebug embossed stitched look that I highlighted on the central Cheetah. Wasn't that fun??? White grosgrain and greeting finish the card. Pretty quick, which was a good thing because the kids had to run to Liam's party. I think in total, this took me about 20 minutes.... but I did make two at once, so you might be able to finish faster.

So, to come back to the envelope issue... I ran out of square envelopes that I'd ordered from SU. I've tried making my one, but didn't have the right template. So... I was at Office Max (or maybe it was Depot), and found square CD envelopes. They are PERFECT! The round acetate window gives a perfect peek inside to the card... or you can use a small piece of tissue to wrap the card as you would a treat.

This is probably not a new tip for you seasoned stampers... but I was SO excited to find a ready resource. I think the package of CD envelopes I bought were $16 for 100 sleeves. That's a great deal.

Now I'll be ready for any square cards!

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Another adorable card. You have such rich details!

  2. What a great card for a little boy, the colors go so well together and that stamp is too cute.

  3. Super cute card and great idea for square envelopes!! Thank you for sharing your ideas!

  4. Great idea! I've never thought of this before.

  5. This is SO cute! Thanks for the envie tip!! :)

  6. You are brilliant~~And that card is just fabulous!! I *just* go that set while I was sick and haven't played with it yet!!!