Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday Margaritas...or any other day that ends with 'Y'...

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Where did the weekend go??? Holy cow...time really IS moving fast!!! I am vowing to be a better blogger....even if just for the week ;) Ha ha! Let's ring in Monday with a good old fashioned Margarita card...tee hee :)

"It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere":

Supplies Used:

Card: Office Depot

Patterned Paper: Rouge de Garance (Sandylion); MME

Cardstock: Neenah; Unknown (using up scraps)

Stamps: Unity

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)

Alpha letters/Numeric: Making Memories; American Crafts

Flower: Prima

Rhinestones: Darice

Punches: Scallop Border and Spiral Punch (Stampin' Up)

Other: Zig Pens; Ruler; Sequin; Copic Markers (Kiwi- YG13, YG03, YG01, YG00, YG0000; Kiwi Skin- E17, E15, E13, E11; Blender- C5, C3, C1, C0; Daquiri- R29, R27, R24, R22)

Close up of the Rhinestones:

These were colored with Copics to match the stamped image (also colored to match were the flower and the American Crafts vinyl Thicker). You can also see that the limes are actually kiwis....I guess I was in the mood for a Strawberry Kiwi Daquiri instead of a Margarita...yum!

Here is a little mini tutorial that I did for SSC's Back 2 School Crop...


I have used the Stampin' Up spiral punch to make my "holes". If you do not have one of these, then you can use a hole punch on the edge all the way down the left side of the paper and then tear them in the middle of each hole to give the same look. I used white paper, but, of course, you can use any color that you want :)

Use a ruler and a fine tip black or blue pen I used back so it would photograph well) to make your lines. Mine are a 1/4" apart. Continue to the end of your chosen length of paper.

Using your ruler again and a red fine tip pen, make 2 lines vertically down the left side of your paper, connecting the horizontal lines, for your margin. I just eyeballed this one, but you can make them about 1/16" apart.
NOTE: You can switch step 2 and 3 depending on how what is more comfortable for you.

STEP 4: Your finished paper is ready for your special message :)

Easy Peasy eh? Now you can pass notes all over the house and in any size that you want :) Hope you all have a fabulous Monday!!!


margie c said...

Wow! Great tutorial! SO cute!
Love your posts title ;) Sounds good to me! Awesome card! hee, hee!
Happy Monday!
hugs, margie

Andrea6760 said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I love it and now know when I run out of lined paper, I can always make my own, Your tips rock!