Thursday, February 2, 2012


Supplies (all supplies can be found at )
#103579 – Paper Snips
#104152 – Paper Cutter
#122334 – Simply Scored
#104332 – Snail Adhesive
#102642 – Stampin’ Scrub
#102394 – Stampin’ Mist
#113439 – Big Shot
#124268 – Basic Gray 12 x 12 cardstock
#102028 – Confetti White 8 ½ x 11 cardstock

#101179 – Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad
#119718 – Craft Stampin’ Spot Brights Collection (Melon Mambo)

#111500 – Full of Life

#120983 – Lots of Love Letterpress Plate
#124326 – Basic Gray 5/8” Satin Ribbon
#107289 – Medium Whisper White Square Envelopes

1. Cut a piece of the Basic Gray Cardstock to 5 ¼” x 10 ½” for a card base (you can get 2 of these out of 1 – 12 x 12 piece of cardstock plus scraps) with the paper trimmer.
2. Score the above base at 5 ¼” with the Simply Scored and fold in half to create a 5 ¼” x 5 ¼” card.
3. Cut a piece of 4 ¾” x 4 ¾” piece of the Confetti White cardstock using the paper trimmer.
4. Open the Big Shot multipurpose platform to Tab 1. Place the inked Letterpress Plate face-up on the multipurpose platform. Ink the plate with Melon Mambo Craft Stampin’ Spot. Place the cut piece of Confetti White cardstock on top. Add the standard cutting pad on top of the paper carefully. Run the sandwich through the Big Shot. Set the paper aside.
5. Cut a piece of ribbon approx. 10” long.
6. Run a line of snail adhesive along the letter pressed paper. Attach the ribbon to the adhesive and fold over a small amount on the back, snipping the ribbon in the centre where you want the knot. Tie the knot and then trim the ends on an angle.
7. Attach to the card.
8. Stamp Once in a While, Right in the middle of an Ordinary Life, Love gives us a Fairytale in Basic Black on the inside of the card.

Craft ink works best for the letterpress. Classic ink dries too quickly and beads on the plate.