Saturday, June 27, 2009

I'm back...................

My friend, Carolyn, was giving me a hard time today about my neglected blog so I promised her I would post a card. It has just been a hectic time with the Stampin' Up! convention, workshops, classes and stamp camps as well as working full time and looking after my family. Here is a little card I made which would be great for a gift card.

It uses the lovely Bella Rose Designer Series Paper. Here is a picture of the card open.

It is so easy to make. Start with a 15cm square piece of patterned paper (in this case Bella Rose), fold in half and then in half again. This creates the card. With the fold on the bottom and the open ends on the top, fold down the top layer about 2cm from the left hand fold and gently crease. Then fold this bit the other way so that it is inside the two front pieces. Fold the second front piece at the same point and fold inside. Then take a strip of Riding Hood Red cardstock and scallop the edge. Adhere it inside the two front folded pieces and trim the ends level with the patterned paper. Using the cropadile, punch the larger hole in the top left hand corner and tie some white 1/4" grosgrain through the hole. Punch a scallop circle out of Kiwi Kiss Cardstock, a 1&3/8" circle out of Riding Hood Red and stick these together. Then stamp your choice of the greetings from "Think Happy Thoughts" stamp set and punch out with the 1&1/4" punch and adhere to the Riding Hood Red circle. Punch out a 3/4"circle in Kiwi Kiss and put a small flower brad in the centre. Adhere to the white circle and then attach to the front of the card. For the inside, cut a 13cm x 6.5cm piece of Riding Hood Red cardstock, fold in half and adhere to the right hand page of the open card. Stamp up a 5.5cm square piece of Whisper White Cardstock using the stamps out of Pocket Silhouettes and the Kiwi Kiss and Riding Hood Red classic stamp pads. Daub the edge in either Riding Hood Red or Kiwi Kiss. Adhere to the Riding Hood Red cardstock. Cut another square of Whisper White the same size and adhere inside the Riding Hood Red to write your message. You can adhere the two back pages together if you wish. How easy is that!
I will be back tomorrow with another card to show you.
Happy stamping

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