Monday, September 29, 2008

My First Shoe Box Swap

I went to my first SCS Shoe Box Swap this weekend and had so much fun. I can't believe I was able to get everything prepared just 3 weeks after having a baby. I will be showing you projects over the next few days.

So I had my card layout all ready by Tuesday night. I was quite impressed with myself. I just needed an embellishment to go in the right corner. First I thought a flower would look good, so I went out and bought some white paper flowers and used my reinker to color them Red Riding Hood. They came out great, but I couldn't find anything to put in the center that I liked. Then on Friday I was looking at the gallery on SCS and was inspired by my friend Kathy's (BeadFreak22) card and decided to use a jumbo paperclip and add the flower. For even more guidance I went back and looked at a paperclip that Kath had sent me quite a while ago when we were first getting to know each other. Thank You Kath. I happened to find one paperclip in my drawer and then decided that I would stop at the store on my way to the Swap and get a box. Well, it just happens that they were out of single boxes silver jumbo paperclips, so I had to get a 5 pack. I now have enough jumbo paperclips to keep me well supplied the rest of my stamping life. I am sure you will be seeing paperclips on quite a few upcoming projects and I will be sending a few with ever RAK. If you have any other ideas of how to reduce my supply, let me know.

This was my project with the directions I included in my shoe box.

Bella Rose Monkey
• Stamp Monkey image on large white rectangle using Brilliance Coffee Bean ink set aside to dry
• Stamp cupcake image on small white rectangle Brilliance Coffee Bean ink set aside to dry
• Fold Close to Cocoa cs along score line
• Attach large rectangle of dsp to Red Riding Hood card stock
• Attach Red Riding Hood panel to lower right of card front
• Attach small rectangle of dsp to Kiwi Kiss card stock
• Use adhesive along top, bottom and left side of Kiwi Kiss panel only, leaving an open pocket along right side
Create Paper Clip

Creating Paper Clip

• Cover front of small chip board flower with small Bella Rose dsp flower (one small dot of Mono Multi Glue on each petal works well for complete coverage.)
• Cover front and back of one large chipboard flower with Red Riding Hood card stock
• Cover back of second large chipboard flower with Red Riding Hood card stock.
• Cover front of second large chipboard flower with Bella Rose dsp.
• Fold ribbon in half and attach to back of cs covered flower
• Apply Red Sticky Strip over ribbon flower and on back of large dsp flower
• Create flower sandwhich
o Ribbon Flower
o Paper Clip (open end)
o Large dsp Flower
• Attach small flower to large dsp covered chipboard flower.

• Use markers to color monkey and cupcake images stamped earlier
• Attach monkey image to small Red Riding Hood panel
• Attach monkey to center of Kiwi Kiss panel
• Cut out cupcake
• Attach to monkey paw using dimensional
• Use Yellow Stickles on candle flame
• Apply Stardust Stickles to pink frosting on cupcake
• Slide flower paper clip onto the right side of the Kiwi Kiss panel


  1. I'm so glad you had fun at your SBS, Kimme. Your card is fantastic, and I'm glad my jumbo clip provided some inspiration for you. Hail the Sock Monkey!

  2. This card is SO CUTE!
    I almost want Sock Monkey...a lot!

  3. Your card is GORGEOUS, Kimme!! I'm glad you had fun and are back to stamping.


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