...day! :)

Something fun to share with you today, after a long (or what seems long!) blogging absence. ;)
Okay, so I loved the Papertrey Ink zipper dies idea! But as I have a tight budget, I decided to come with my own version. 
So my first (and right now, only) zipper card...

Some twine to tie it off...

 Stamped some arrows using the point of a house stamp. ;)

Peel away and...oila!

I was feeling pretty proud of myself, till I thought of an even more fun way.
There was something about actually tearing the strip off on the PTI die version that I really liked, and I figured out how to make a zipper card just like that, without buying the die! I already had some comments on this when I posted it on Flickr, so I videotaped that, as well as the fun ripping technique. ;)

I'll add here that the space in between the holes should be at least as small as the width of the holes, if not smaller. That way it rips easier. :)

Of course, I have to admit, I still want the coordinating stamp set, but I'm satisfied for now. :)

Thanks so much for stopping in today, and have a great week!

Cardstock: LSS, Bazzil, Core-dinations
Stamps: Hero Arts 'Ledger', PTI 'Mat Stack 1', 'Rosie Posie' and 'Year of Flowers'
Ink: Versamark, Ranger, Martha Stewart
Other: pearl (Recollection), twine (Michaels)

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors


  1. As I am not as ingenious as you, I bought the dies. This is awesome! You should be really really proud!

  2. It was VERY helpful, Clare! And I love your card! Thanks for the tutorial! Can't wait to get home (where my scissors are) and try this!

  3. Clever. Thanks for sharing. I think kids love getting cards like this.

  4. what a fun tutorial...thanks for sharing...your card is so amazing..

  5. You're so clever Clare! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Well aren't you the cutest! Loved your video. I wondered the same thing you did- if using pinking shears would work. I'm glad you posted this. Loved your card!

  7. Thanks for the tutorial. I bet a rotary trimmer with a perforating blade option would work such as purple cows trimmer.

  8. Thanks for a great tutorial, Clare! It is great to come up with ideas to
    stretch the budget. I bought a tool at Michaels to perforate paper. I got it for $1 on sale. I think it will work well for the zipper.

  9. you are so smart, Clare!! i think perforate blade for the cutter/trimmer will work, too. thank you so much for the video! love love your gorgeous card! =)

  10. Ooh, I will have to watch and give this a try, looks so fun, I was wondering if you can put back the strip or no? So guess I will have to watch your video to find out. So cool looking. Beautiful flower!

  11. Love this zipper card! So enjoyed the video!

  12. Thank you so much for sharing this. Love your idea and gorgeous card!

  13. This is so pretty :) I love the colors


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