Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Carousel Notes





Have you seen the Carousel notecards in the Occasions mini? They are the coolest things. You can see them here on page 7

They come in 3 of the In Colors, Groovy Guava, Soft Sky and Wild Wasabi. You get 4 of each color. They come with yummy matching square envelopes in Chocolate Chip. These notecards are big! Like over 6 inches in width. It makes for lots of possiblities! Here are just a couple. The first item is a candy holder. It should fit a milky way or something similar. I scored 2 parallel lines about 1 1/2 inches from each other. I then stamped the polka dot background stamp in Versamark on the Wasabi notecard. Next I set 4 real red eyelets on each side and strung red gingham ribbon through it. Lastly, I adorned it with the scallop punch layered apple.

The second is a decorated Groovy Guava notecard. I stamped a flower from the Friendly Flowers stamp set in chocolate chip craft ink and embossed it with irridescent ice embossing powder. I then stamped another flower from this set on groovy guava with the craft ink again and embossed and punched out a circle of it. Then I punched a soft sky flower with the boho blossoms punch and stuck a vintage brad through the center of all the flowers. I stamped the flower border in the scallops with a flower from the short and sweet stamp set. I embossed this as well. I place a few strips of colored cardstock under the large flower and that was that. Be sure to stamp a matching envelope too! I stamped some of the flowers on the chocolate envelope with vanilla craft ink and oh what the heck embossed that too!

I have some more fun ideas to do with the carousel notes. I will be sharing them in the next day or so. If you'd like to see some more ideas with the carousel notes click here to see some examples on SCS. Happy stamping!

8 comments:

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I did see them in that mini catalog, and I thought they looked very cool! I love what you created with them! Nice! I'm off to look at the SCS link!

Gwen said...

WaaaaaY cool!!! yes I saw that but did not really pat any attention...DUH! thanks so very much for sharing!!!

Alexandra said...

These are totally awesome Kathleen - I just got mine and I am in love with them, they are soo pretty! Can't wait to play - I really like your candy holder, pretty creative! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Lauren said...

Those are so fun. The color combinations are so fresh - thanks for sharing.

Amy G. said...

These look really cute! I didn't realize they were that big. Great job with these!

Rose Ann said...

Thanks for the cool ideas, Kathleen!! I bought a pack of these notes, and haven't used them yet. Your stuff is awesome, and I look forward to seeing more!

Marilyn said...

Thanks for sharing ideas on the carousel notes!! When you realize how big they are - there are lots of possibilities!

Alison Shiloh Wear said...

I love your Groovy Guava note! What a fabulous idea. I think I'll make these for my mom and mom-in-law for Mother's Day!