Did you know that there is an Alice in Wonderland Day? There is and it is the festivity we are featuring on the Festive Friday Challenge. What is the Festive Friday Challenge? The Festive Friday Challenge is a bi-weekly challenge that has an Inspo List. What is an Inspo List? Every challenge has an Inspo list that has 10 items on it and those 10 items were inspired by a particular holiday, celebration or festivity. You need to use 3 items from the Inspo list on your project. You do not have to incorporate the festivity into your challenge but if you want to, you can. Here is a link to more information about how to participate in the challenge.
This was a really hard one for me. I scoured my stamps to see what might work and in the end I will admit I kind of cheated. The 3 I picked from the Inspo list: hearts, holes, and book.
Are you thinking, I see the hearts and the holes but where is the book? So here is where I cheated a little, it is a book fold! Are you rolling your eyes? Seriously this was a tough one for me! The book fold-4-1/4" x 11" Basic Black CS scored at 4-1/2" & 5-1/2". Between the 4-1/2" and 5-1/2" score lines I glued that 1 "strip down. This creates the "binding".
Let's talk about everything else I used on this card. The little hearts were cut from the 2022-24 In Color Glimmer Paper using a die from the Teacup dies. The holes were cut from Basic White cardstock using the Dots & Spots die. The pretty pink bow is from the Mini Pocket Envelope die and cut from the Glimmer Paper. The sentiment is from the Sending Smiles set and cut using the Sending dies (buy them as a bundle and save). The sentiment was stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed using White Embossing Powder.
Now let's talk about that Hippo! This dancing hippo is from a Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Hippest Hippos and was cut out using another Sale-A-Bration choice, Hippo dies! The stamp set is a free gift during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order. There are 7 stamps in the set, 3 hippos and 4 sentiments. The coordinating Hippo dies (19 dies!) are also a free gift with another $50 order. I think they are simply adorable. Sale-A-Bration starts on July 1 and August 31. If you want a Sale-A-Bration catalog and /or a July-December Mini Catalog send me an email (USA only please).
The hippo was stamped on Smoky Slate cardstock using a Tuxedo Black Memento pad. I did a little coloring using a Light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blend and Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends. She really is sweet.
Here you can see the book fold a little better. I also added another strip of "holes" and hearts to the inside of the card. Now it is time to check out what the rest of the Festive Friday Design team created.
FF #0112 Alice in Wonderland Day
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