Monday, April 19, 2010

Wish Big Card

This was one of the cards we made at the April 17 workshops. It's made partially from recycled materials -- the box and packing paper from a Stampin' Up! shipment!!!

• Short & Sweet (115060; set of 12; $17.95)
• On Your Birthday (inside greeting) (111664; set of 12; $33.95)

• Card Stock: Crushed Curry (5" x 2 1/2"); Kraft (8 1/2" x 5 1/2"); Whisper White (5" x 3 3/4" - inside)
• Designer Series Paper ("DSP"): Any Soft Suede design (5" x 2 1/2"); Any contrasting color for top layer of flower

• Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad

Stampin’ Up! Accessories
• Big Shot Die Cut Machine
• Flower Layers Originals Die
• Lots of Tags Sizzlits Die
• Word Window Punch
• Old Olive 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
• Whisper White Organza Ribbon
• Buttons Latte
• Linen Thread
• Uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen
• SNAIL Adhesive
• Stampin’ Dimensionals

Additional Materials:
• Stampin' Up! packaging: Cardboard box; Packing paper

1. To make the big flower, cut off one of the flaps from a cardboard box and run it through the Big Shot with the Flower Layers Originals Die. (Since the smallest flower is next to the largest flower on the die, you can also cut that flower at the same time and set it aside to use on the inside of the card.) Pulled off the outer layer of the cardboard on one side of the big flower to reveal the corrugated paper on the inside. (It helps to use a stylus to pull up the paper.)

2. Using the same die, cut two of the next-to-largest flowers from the packing paper; and then two next-to-smallest flowers from the DSP.

3. Layer all of the flowers on top of a foam mat with the largest flower on the bottom (corrugated side up), the two packing paper flowers on top of that, then one DSP flower, and finally the white button on top. Use the paper piercing tool to poke a hole through both holes on the button and through all layers of the flower. Using a needle threaded with the linen thread, run the thread from the front to the back and then back to front through the pre-punched holes, and tie a knot on top of the button. Trim the ends of the thread. Cut a piece of 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon about 2 1/2" long with both ends cut at the same angle; apply SNAIL Adhesive to the middle of the ribbon and fold in half with the ends offset to form two "leaves"; adhere to back of flower with SNAIL Adhesive. Set flower aside.

4. To make the tag, run the Kraft card stock through the Big Shot with the Lots of Tags Sizzlit Die, and then thread more linen thread through the pre-punched hole at the end of the tag. Tie the thread into a tiny bow and trim the ends. Stamp the greeting on Whisper White card stock, punch it out using the Word Window punch, and adher it to the front of the tag with SNAIL Adhesive. Set tag aside.

5. Use the Ticket Corner punch to punch all four corners of both pieces of Whisper White card stock (one will be set aside for the inside of the card), and punch the two corners along one long edge of the Crushed Curry and DSP. Adhere the Crushed Curry and DSP to one piece of Whisper White card stock about 1/8" from each edge. Place ribbon over the gap between the two pieces, and adhere the edges on the back of the Whisper White card stock. Adhere entire piece to front of card.

6. Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the flower to the left side of card; adhere tag below and to the right of the flower.

7. If you like, you can stamp a greeting on the second piece of Whisper White card stock before adhering to the inside of the card. Use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the small cardboard flower on top of the second DSP flower; use another Mini Glue Dot to adhere the flower to the inside of the card; use a White Gel Pen to draw a circle in the middle of the cardboard flower.

Hope you enjoyed this one! It was loosely based on a card I saw in "CARDS" magazine.

Until the next time . . . keep on stampin' . . .

Cath ;D

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