Love Kristina Werner's challenges. Since I was already playing with bellas for this week's BSC challenge, I knew I wanted to use 'emmybella' and her shopping bag. I looked around on Splitcoast and blogs for interesting card holders and found Nichole Heady’s tutorial. Combining bellas, Kristina's colour inspiration—celery, teal, white, chocolate chip and pumpkin pie—and a gift card holder, this is what I came up with.
Basic Grey’s Skate Shoppe in ‘Drop in’ was the perfect paper to pull it all together; with a little sponging around the edges, the colours are all there!
Since I do a lot of work on the computer, I often create sentiments in InDesign if I don’t have the right stamp. I’ve seen “shopping therapy” out there and “ you go girl” but I liked the teaser “need a little...” The inside says “sumpin’, sumpin’...,” (a visit to Brandi Wiggins-Côté's blog got me thinking). Seemed to fit.
I embossed the orange background with my cuttlebug ‘Spots & dots’ folder; used the BG paper for the card slider pocket and strip in the background; and printed the sentiment on my computer. I played around with chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon for the slider and so my slot, which I created with my JudiKins pen knife, is slightly bigger than it needs to be for the celery organza I ended up using. Also since I went with a slightly narrower pocket sleeve than illustrated in Nichole’s tutorial, I couldn’t get my circle punch in to create the half circle after I had already sealed the pocket with terrifically tacky tape. So, I used my coluzzle circles. I coloured emmybella in copics and made her shopping bag pop with small punched circles and orange tissue. This is my favourite part! I wish the Shop card at Cadillac Fairview was fully loaded for me, but it’s all used up—I just put it in there for the picture.
Stamps: emmybella, Stamping Bella
Ink: Adirondack dye ink in espresso
Paper: SU pumpkin pie, whisper white, certainly celery, taken with teal and chocolate chip cardstock; Skate Shop “Drop-in”, Basic Grey
Other: cuttlebug ‘spots & dots’ embossing folder; coluzzle circles; SU corner rounder and decorative edge punches; certainly celery organza ribbon; dimensionals; terrifically tacky tape; Making Memories mini brads powder (childhood collection); JudiKins knife; computer; tissue paper