Monday, October 10, 2011

Paper Smooches

I have a little something to show you today that ended up totally different from what I had originally planned. I had planned to make a regular card using my Paper Smooches Spiffy Scooters set and this fun travel theme paper by Imaginisce. I made the main panel (with the scooter image) first and then started on the rest of the card.
I trimmed a strip of my Go, Scooter, Go! paper, but my main panel ended up covering most of it up when arranged on the card. Yes, I could have just cut another strip, but I only have one sheet of this pattern and I didn't want to waste it. So, I decided to make a pocket card instead. As soon as I slipped my scooter panel into the pocket, a light bulb went off. Wouldn't this pocket card made out of travel themed paper make a fun little suitcase?! I rounded the top edges of the card and cut a little handle to add to the card. Now that my card was a suitcase, I decided to add the little stamp (cut from a different piece of patterned paper from the same line) and the two banners which are stamped with sentiments from PTI's Road Trip stamp set. It kinda reminds me of the old suitcases that people used to put stickers on.

Once the scooter panel is placed inside the pocket, it looks like a little photo or postcard tucked into the pocket of a suitcase. I didn't photograph it, but I did stamp the back of the scooter panel to make it look like a postcard. Now it is the perfect place to write a note for the recipient. I am very happy with how this card evolved and I will definitely be playing around with some more shaped cards in the future! Thanks for stopping by.

I plan to enter this card in the Paper Smooches November Guest Designer Search. If you are interested in entering, too, you can check it out here.

1 comment:

Glenda J said...

This is absolutely spectacular! So creative and brilliant!