This week we have another wonderful sketch, but before we get to that I need to address a small matter that has been brought to our attention.
We strive to provide information for EVERY new stamper and LOVE when you play along with our challenges. Because we are all friends here, we also agree not to market to one another. We all feel very comfortable sending our customers here because we know that we're only here to play! This week, we had to remove several links containing "buy from me," links for personal gain and sales pitches in your posts.
We also received emails from some of you asking why it's okay for some and not for others. So, the answer for that is that we just hadn't gotten to them yet but will continue to remove those. :D Although you are free to post whatever you want on your blog, we, with great respect would like to request that we keep posts for 411 just for fun. We want to provide information for you, and if you are a demonstrator, for your customers without marketing to them. We'll leave that part up to you in your local workshops, classes and clubs.
Unfortunately, one of the entries chosen for the "stampers showcase" this week was also removed for the same reason. Thanks for understanding and now, let's get crafty!
When I look at a square card, somehow I always think of fellow operator and friend Patti Chesky. Patti has a way with square cards, and I was most impressed with the first one I got from her which didnt fit a large square envelope (which would make a 5 1/4" card square). Instead, her card was 4 1/4" square and it fit a standard sized medium envelope. Although there is room to spare, you don't have to pay the extra postage that a square card requires.
Many of the operators post all the measurements for their specific creations on their blogs, so tonight, I'm going to give you the measurements for a small square card. For specific measurements for the operators, just click on their name (located below their creation) and you'll hopefully have what you need!
Base 4 1/4" x 8 1/2", scored and folded in half at 4 1/4"
Layer 2: a 3" circle (maybe cut by big shot?
A ribbon in between and you're good to go. Now if you wanted to, you could attach the ribbon underneath the circle element, and have the ribbon show up inside the card (with no adhesive), then attach a separate bow, or you could just tie a ribbon on! Either way would work for sure!
Next ~ here are the inspiration cards from your operators this week!
Are you ready to play along? We sure hope so! Never played with us before?? Well, it's easy! Sky's the limit!
- Make a card using your Stampin' Up Supplies!
- Post it online somewhere to your blog or other online forum
- Post a link to the free linky tool below (please point the link to your post and NOT just your blog).
- Have some fun and leave comments for each other (and for the operators if you like their work). ~ Everyone loves comments!
- Please note, we reserve the right to remove links with non-Stampin' Up! product, "sales pitches", links to online stores, or requests to join your team. We're here to have fun, learn from one another and share.