Thursday, June 5, 2008

June SIU Challenge

Hey there!

Are you having a good week? Things are good here, busy, but that's nothing new! Do any of you have Summer weather yet? We had a teaser a couple weeks ago, but now it's just cold and drizzly. I'm ready for some sunshine for sure!! Send some my way if you've got some, please!! :D

Here's a project I made up for the A Muse Addicts Step it Up challenge this month. I got the idea from Jennie, she said she had seen an Emergency Card Kit at Target and thought it would be a fun project to work on. Then I was surfing around the internet and saw a fun Emergency Card Kit that was made at SU Regionals. So, I have a SU version to post soon too, but for now I'll just show this one for purposes of the Step it Up challenge. The challenge is simple, just make a card set (minimum of 5 cards) and some sort of pouch, pocket or container to hold them in. Possibilities are endless! The cards could have a theme, like birthdays or they could be general, any occasion cards or a mix of different types of cards.

I decided to make a pocket, like the Tag Pouch I made here. You can find many samples of these tag pouches on SCS, that's where I first came across them.

You use a 6x6 scrapbook page sleeve and trim the hole-punched side off, then adhere it to CS of choice, be sure to score where you want the flap to be before you adhere the clear pocket. I adhered the flap to the front with velcro dots I found at my local $ store.

I included 6 cards in the pocket to have on hand when I need a card quick and don't have time to stamp. These would make wonderful gifts for all occasions too!

Here are the cards I put inside. 2 different styles, 3 different colors of each style.

I was inspired by some mugs I found at Starbucks a couple weeks ago.

Thanks for stopping by today!

All Stamps, papers and ribbon are from A Muse except for some SU Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink and plain white CS. Palette Hybrid Burnt Umber ink, SU Whisper White ink, Copic Markers, MS scallop border punch, SU Slit punch and Vintage Brads also used. 6x6 scrap page sleeve from SU.


Tisha said...

This is just AWESOME! I love the inside out kitchen notecards! So pretty!

iott said...

Thse cards are amazing - the daisy blew up so nice and big on my screen and your coloring is just gorgeous!! How did you match the colors so well? I love them!

Kim said...

Girl it's been 94˚ here all week, UGH! This set is so fabulous. I love the way you used the daisy stamp.

Sarah said...

Great idea! And I just love the inside out cards. Did you put liners inside them so you can see the writing?

jenstamps said...

Wow this set is amazing!!! And it would make a great little gift too!

Lori Barnett said...

There ya go again....posting cool stuff :) Love this idea! Thanks for giving me more to do! LOL Those cards are SO CUTE.

BTW....I'll box up some 100 deg. air for ya and send it your way! I have PLENTY of summer weather here to share. I already have my daughter in swim lessons for session 2 - and it's at 10am. I would have taken the 9:30am class..but it was already FULL!! Now that's warm!

scoopy (Emily) said...

I saw those mugs at Starbucks too a few weeks ago and came home right away and made a card - lol! I haven't posted it yet though. Love your cards - have a great weekend!

Giovana said...

WOWW Rhonda, all your cards and the scrapbook album are so pretty!!!!
Here (Yakima area) we have a crazy weather too!!!! Every single day only rain, clouds and cold wind, but today we have some sunshine, not too hot, but better than other days.

Have a blessed day!


Nancy said...

These turned out wonderful Rhonda!! Great idea to have an emergency card kit around. I really struggle with the "Gerber Daisy" stamp, not sure why, and I just love all the combinations you have created here! I may be CASEing some of these! Hugs!

Michelle Clark said...

OH MY these are so so so cute! I am so going to copy your idea and maybe even make some of my own ;)

Sarah/WAstamper said...

These are gorgeous Rhonda! Just catching up on my blog all the cards you've posted lately!

Jennie M said...

WOW!! These are gorgeous!! I love the whole set! Those inside out notecards are just amazing!! You are such an inspiration! :)