Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday Mashup! That's a Wrap!!

Hello Stampin' Friends! It's time for another Friday Mashup...and I am your challenge hostess this week! I hope you have fun with it! I like to stretch myself by creating cards with different features or folds. One feature is the "belly band" which wraps around your project. I also like using twine as an alternative to my ribbon addiction. Both of these give us our challenge: That's a Wrap! (Blogger is giving me fits...hang in there with me!)
1. Create a project with a Belly Band
2. Create a project using twine
3. Or Mash it Up and Create a project with a belly band and twine!

For my project, I made a "squash card" which was a technique lover's challenge on splitcaststampers a few years back. This thread includes a tutorial.
I used "Pocket Full of Posies" dsp, cut down to 10x10, and folded to make a 5x5 card. This pattern is so fun, I didn't have to embellish much. The belly band is a one inch strip of the flip side. I added bakers twine in early espresso. Using my decorative label and 2 oval punches, I added a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes. The card stock is daffodil delight, pear pizazz and whisper white.
On the inside, I added layers of pear pizzazz and whisper white. I colored the large image from "Hello Friend" with my pear and razzleberry markers. The sentiment from the lower panel is retired. The top panel uses On Your Birthday and a smaller stamp from Hello Friend which I repeated along the top border. Both squares are also sponged. I did not add brads or other bumpy items inside so the card would close well, and the belly band would still fit.
You don't have to make a squash card. In fact, the design team has a great variety of inspiration projects to get you started! Have fun with jt! Check out the Friday Mashup blog, and upload your Wrapped projects by next Wednesday! I'll be looking for the Rock Star!!
Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Hi Kim, Love your papers, what a fabulous fold to that card. Great inspiration card.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  2. I love your card, Kim! Great use of the patterned paper! Love the belly band, too! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Very cool card idea.. I like the layout and that's great DSP you picked! This was a fun challenge, I need to use Twine more often.

  4. Gorgeous project Kim, I love the paper and the fold. Awesome challenge this week my friend!

  5. Wow, Kim! Love this fold and everything about this card. :)