Thursday, November 3, 2011

Instructions for final October class project

This is the last design we made in our October classes. It's based on a wonderful card I received from Heather Sewszak in one of my recent card swaps. It would make a great Thanksgiving card or a birthday card with a more masculine look.


Stamp Set:
* Leaves of a Tree (123843-w, set of 1, $9.95)
* Grateful Greetings (116511-w, set of 12, $36.95)

* Cajun Craze card stock (119684, 24 sheets, $6.95) (8-1/2" x 5-1/2")
* Not Quite Navy card stock (101722, 24 sheets, $6.95) (3-1/4" x 3-1/4"; scraps for punches)
* Very Vanilla card stock (101650, 40 sheets, $8.50) (scrap for punches)
* Well Worn designer series paper (122359, 12 sheets, $10.95) (3" x 3"; 3" x 2" - two pieces)

* Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad 119670 $5.95; refill 119789 $2.95)
* Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker (119678 $3.50)
* Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker (119680 $3.50)
* River Rock Stampin’ Write Marker (120972 $3.50)
* Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker (120973 $3.50)

* 3/8” Taffeta Ribbon – Not Quite Navy (122978 $6.95)
* Round Tab Punch (119864 $16.95)
* 2-1/2” Circle Punch (120906 $16.95)
* SNAIL Adhesive (104332, $6.95; refills 104331, $4.50)
* Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430, $3.95)


1. Score 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card stock at 4-1/4"; fold away from scoreline to create care.

2. Adhere two 3" x 2" pieces of Designer Series Paper (DSP) to front of card -- one near upper left-half corner; one near lower right-hand corner.

3. Adhere 3" x 3" DSP to 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" cardstock. Wrap ribbon around both pieces about 1/2" - 3/4" from bottom and tie in a knot in the front near the left side.

4. Use Early Espresso to stamp sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock; punch out with punch of your choice. (I must apologize at this point -- I inadvertently used a retired Stampin' Up! punch to punch out this piece for this sample -- but there are lots of other punches which will also fit well into this design -- for instance, one of the oval punches.) Set aside.

5. Use side of brush end of Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker to paint branches of tree directly onto rubber stamp; use side of brush end of remaining colors to tap color randomly onto the leaves. "Huff" on rubber stamp to add moisture to colors, and stamp image on Very Vanilla card stock. Without reinking, stamp image a second time on piece made in Step 4 above. Set aside.

6. Use 2-1/2" Circle punch to cut out tree image. Punch a second 2-1/2" Circle from Not Quite Navy card stock. Cut circle in half and adhere it to the back of Very Vanilla circle so about 1/4" hangs over the edge of the Very Vanilla on each side. Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere to front of card over ribbon.

7. Punch Round Tab from Not Quite Navy. Adhere Very Vanilla piece made in Steps 4 and 5 above to Tab. Adhere to front of card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

That's it. The card's finished. And isn't it beautiful?!

I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I did. There are so many talented stampers in my swap groups and I appreciate that they're so willing to share their wonderful ideas with me so I can share them with you!

Take care! Keep on Stampin!

Cath ;D

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