Here is a card I gave my friend Rina. I've provided the measurements and a sketch to remember how to assemble the various layers.
Begin with a black card base folded in half at the top
Adhere the 3/4" x 4 1/4" piece of patterned paper approximately 1/2" down from the top
Add the center rectangle with the stamped flower (see measurements below)
Adhere the black lower piece of cardstock on top
Finish with a black satin 1/2" ribbon at the top plus gems in the lower right corner
Place several tiny crystals on the flower for some bling!
This was my one and only version of this card - it's hard to give it away...so I'd better make another similar one because I love it so much! (It's been awhile since I made it and I can't remember the name of the stamp set --- it's that Alzheimer's guy AGAIN!)
I love coordinating envelopes with the same paper that I use to make my cards and Splitcoaststampers has a nice written and video tutorial (at the end of the instructions) for making your own envelopes. Check it by clicking HERE.
This is a variation of the tie card featured in my previous posts below. I finally had a chance to try it this morning and it's a bit easier because you don't need to search for paper that coordinates with the shirt! CLICK HERE and view Bare Foot Stamper's sample with a video tutorial. She also has included some AWESOME written instructions (CLICK HERE) that will make it easier for those that like to see diagrams as well as the video.
PS To view Brenda's video tutorial for the tea bag holder shown in my last post (which also holds a piece of Ghirardelli chocolate or a small note in the back pocket) go to: http://tinyurl.com/teabagholder
Oh, my! What a fun time I had today making these projects in a Brenda Keenan class! I LOVED every moment of it! Today I learned how to take a needle or tool with a sharp end and pull off small glue dots from a roll so you can place them exactly where you want them ;-)
I saw an idea like this on Pinterest and modified it a bit. I need to try this in other color combos. The original cased card was done in aquamarine blue and browns. I bought the papers and ribbon for this card at our new Walmart! They sell a paper pad (with matching stickers included) for $5.00. The stamp is from Stampin' Up's Valentine Defined set.