Smooches!

Smooches!
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Last week a friend of mine gave me some nail polish and two lip glosses she didn’t want from her Birchbox. I was so tickled to receive some fun makeup, so I made her a fun card! I have a lip stamp so I can add a SWAK / Seal With a Kiss to card envelopes, and I thought it would be cute to make her a card with these lips on it. It felt a little funny making a card like this for a friend and not my husband, so I’ll have to make him one. 🙂

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I cut a piece of white cardstock to 8.5″ x 4.25″ so that it would be a square 4.25″ x 4.25″ card. The next layer was a piece of red cardstock cut to a 3.75″ square. Then, the white patterned paper is 3.25″ square of cardstock I stamped on. To get the lighter colored lips, I stamped the first time onto scrap paper and stamped the “second generation” stamp onto the cardstock.

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I stamped the lips again on scrap cardstock and cut around them with my Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors.Then, I took some medium weight crafting wire and wrapped it around my glue pen. In the past, I’ve poked a hole in the top layer of paper and thread part of the wire through, then taped it in place in back. However, I had already attached the top layer to my card so I put a glue dot onto the paper and rested the bottom of the wire coil onto it and put some scrap cardstock over it to conceal the wire ending and hold it in place. Then, I taped the coil onto the back of the cut out smooch.

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I played around with the filters in a camera app in my phone when I was wearing one of the lip glosses from my friend. Don’t my lips kind of resemble the stamp? 🙂

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Thanks for reading my blog post… *smooches!*

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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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