Paper Crafts Idea Using Stampin' Up!'s Four You & Project Life

This paper crafts idea is a card friend from our running group, and it uses Stampin' Up!'s Four You stamp set and the inspiration came from Project Life cards.

Now, if you just spit out your drink as you read “running group” together with the word “our” – I don't blame you.  For the past 30+ years, I have believed in the philosophy of only running when being chased – and by someone bigger or faster than me.

My sweet friend, Karen, started running in a group for about 6 years now.  She refers to it as “fun”.  And I refer to her as “crazy”.

Then another friend of mine, Cassie, joined the group and describes it as “doable”.  This is much more my speed with it.

So when they sat me down, intervention style, and let me know of a running group that was starting right down the street from me and that it ONLY goes up to 5 miles, I said I would consider it.  (Intervention style might not be at all how it went down, but in my mind, that's what it felt like.)  And then Emily overheard it, and decided she really wanted to do it, so I caved.

Fast forward three months and our celebration run is this Saturday.  We graduated from our 5 miles a few weekends ago.  This weekend is a 10K, so a little over 6 miles.  And I am excited to be able to say that I have done a 10K, but also thinking that there must be something crazy going on with my coffee to think that I will be running a 10K.

ALL OF THAT STORY is to get you caught up.  The race this weekend is the Frozen Hot Chocolate race.  And we are all dressing up (which is an entire other topic) like Olaf from the movie Frozen.  All except for Emily, who will be Princess Elsa.  (and Matt, who is supposed to be Sven – hahahhahaaha!!!)

So who is this friend and why is she getting this card?

Her name is Jill and she made Emily's Elsa costume for the race.  It's not like we could just go to Party City and pick out a costume, cuz this is still Texas, and it will be hot, and it needs to be appropriate for running.

We got the costume yesterday and it is awesome!!!   I will share pics of it on my Facebook page this weekend.

She deserves a card for sure – I cannot believe that she made a moisture wicking race appropriate Princess Elsa costume!  Complete with a cape no less!

(This is what happens when I have two cups of coffee before I do my Monday morning blog posts, I tend to ramble!)

So for this card, the inspiration comes from a Project Life by Stampin' Up! kit.  What I love about the Project Life cards is that no two are exactly alike.  What I don't love about the Project Life cards is that no two are exactly alike.  I love the variety, but I had already used this particular PL card.

Could I make my own paper like the card?  Sure!  And that's exactly what I did.

Starting with a little circle stamp, I stamped a lot of circles more to the left side of a piece of Whisper White card stock, and had less as it moved to the right side.  The colors used are:  Hello Honey, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, & Tangelo Twist.  The actual stamp I used was from a Paper Pumpkin kit, but you can use any little circle you have – OR – make your own using pencil erasers.  One for each color, and you can probably get a great deal on pencils right now.

(The list of supplies below won't have the circle stamp listed.)

Paper Crafts Idea Using Stampin' Up!'s Four You & Project Life

A layer of Hello Honey had two of the four corners rounded to make a base for my sentiment.

Then it was just ovals – Whisper White, Old Olive and Whisper White using the Oval Framelits.

The sentiment is one of my favorite stamps ever.  I LOVE the font, I love the size, it's girly, it's pretty, it's fun.  And it comes from the Four You stamp set from Stampin' Up!   It was stamped in Melon Mambo.

Using the 10 Second Bow Maker and the Tangelo Twist ribbon, I was able to create this adorable double loop bow for the bottom right hand corner.  When you order the 10 Second Bow Maker, you get access to five different training videos teaching you how to do all kinds of bows, including this double loop bow.   If you don't have one, click here to learn more about it and order yours.

Paper Crafts Idea Using Stampin' Up!'s Four You & Project Life

Then it came down to putting it all together, I knew I wanted to bring in that Bermuda Bay color.  It started with just being a Bermuda Bay card base, but I decided to add another layer.  So after getting it all made, then I decided to bring in some texture.  I took it all apart and added a little chevron pattern with an embossing folder to the Bermuda Bay layer.

My card is now complete!  And I love how it turned out, but then the inside was nekked – ick!

I decided to repeat the stamped polka dots all over the bottom of the inside of the card.  Same ink colors, same stamp, yet big wow!

Paper Crafts Idea Using Stampin' Up!'s Four You & Project Life

Now all that's left is writing a note to Jill thanking her for making my daughter into a princess for a 10K race that could actually kill me.  (I keep saying that it will kill me, Karen keeps saying it won't – one of us will be right!)

Below are the supplies used to create this paper crafts idea.

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Thank you so much for joining me for this paper crafts idea using the Four You stamp set from Stampin' Up! and Project Life!  Be sure to join me throughout the week for more paper crafts ideas!

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