Jonathan got invited to a fun "Olympic" themed party over the weekend for his classmate, who just turned 7. I've stamped a lot of gift wrap in my time, but I've never made anything that even came close to how boyish this turned out to be! :)
It was very simple to do, I've had a roll of plain white paper for years I can pull out any time to create a wrap in the colors and style I need, but haven't had a lot of "cool boy" options before my "Just So Sporty" set. I stamped the jersey and "All Star birthday" in different angles in black all over my paper. I chose three primary colored markers and colored in just the collars and stripes, it went really fast! Last I added the "07" (for his) age in the corresponding color on each jersey, plus stars in the same color on the background. In though it turned out so cute (uh, I mean, cool! LOL!
If you've never made shaped gift tags using stamped images, they are a snap! Stamp your image on the right side of your CS (Garden Green here). Now line up a straight edge of your image (like the edge of the sleeve or across the shoulder) with a track in the Scor-Pal and score along it.
Fold on the score and cut though both layers along the the edge of the stamped image.
Here's what it looks like inside.
And it stands up! (These would be fun as little personalized place cards at a party) I added "07 BIRTHDAY" from the set and colored in the stripes with my white Koh-i-Noor Pencil. A glue dot is all you need to adhere it to the package firmly, but still makes it easy to pull off if the recipient wants to save the card. A little shaped jersey like this is a fun thing for a child to keep on their shelf :)
Any fun, terrifically creative "Just So Sporty" projects you'd like to share? Please link it below!! I love this one of Lee's, check it out!! Ooh, another, this referee shirt from Theresa, complete with striping tuorial, too clever!!
Tomorrow: another sporty project by Pamela!!