The LO is intended for two trimmed 5x7 photographs, and I think they are going to like it a lot! The two patterned pieces of paper are double sided, so they are free to choose which side they want to use as well.
Recipe: Cardstock (12 x 12 - Chocolate Chip, 8 ½ x 11 - Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry), Patterned Paper (Thoroughly Modern Designer Series), Classic Stampin' Pad (Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry), Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (Crushed Curry), Embossing Powder (White), Stampin' Around Jumbo Wheel (Whimsy), VersaMark Pad
1) Tear bottom of Whisper White cardstock in a diagonal direction, then attach Crushed Curry ribbon just above tear and tie into a bow and secure paper to Chocolate Chip cardstock.
2) Trim Bermuda Bay cardstock to 7 ¼ x 11, then secure over top of the Whisper White, to create a layered effect. Option - you could ink the edges of the whole piece, and then (for lack of a better word), ruffle the edges for a more edgy look.
3) Trim the three smaller pieces as follows: Polka Dot (2 ¼ x 2 ¾), Crushed Curry (3 x 2 ¾), Flowery (2 x 2 ¾).
4) Using a VersaMark pad, ink up your Whimsy Wheel, and then run it across the trimmed piece of Crushed Curry. You may have to go over it more than once to ensure full coverage. When finished, apply White Embossing powder, and heat set.
5) Using coordinating inks (the polka dot paper is Sahara Sand, but I made due with Soft Suede), ink the edges of the three trimmed pieces (wait until the head embossing is dry), and then 'ruffle' the edges (you can't really tell in the picture that I did this on the original). Then secure all three pieces in whichever order you choose on the Bermuda Bay cardstock. You can go to the far left, or far right edge, leaving approximately a 1/8th of an inch space around each piece.
6) Using the torn off piece of Whisper White, I made three 4 ¼ x ½ strips to use for journaling.
I REALLY like this adaptation, and hope you, (and the ladies who are coming tonight!), enjoy it! To order anything above just click the Stampin' Up! button at the top of my blog.