Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Thinking of You



Ingredients:

1 – 8 ½ x 11 Carnival Vellum cardstock

1 – 8 ½ x 11 Classic Crest Natural White cardstock

1 – 12x12 Basic Grey Hello Luscious ‘Succulent’

1 – 12x12 Basic Grey Hello Luscious ‘Inviting’

Basic Grey magnets

Kaiser flowers, Flower punches, 1 or 2 buttons

American Craft jute or twine

Your favorite greeting stamp

ColorBox dark brown chalk

Hole punch

Adhesive

Scoring board

Trimmer

Now that we have all our ingredients, let’s get started!

First we’re going to trim the 8 ½ x11 Carnival Vellum Coco cardstock down to 5x7 ½.

Using your Scor-It board, begin at the left side and score your coco piece at 1 ½ inches, and again at another 3 ½ inches in. When folded, you should have a ½ inch of overlap.

Next is the inside. Cut down the Classic Crest Natural White cardstock to 3 5/16x4 ¾ “, and the Basic Grey Hello Luscious ‘Succulent’ card stock (this is my most favorite paper in the world right now!) down to a 3 ¼ x ½ strip.

I like to lightly ink my patterned cardstock to give it a slight distressed look (pictured above). For this card I’m using ColorBox dark brown chalk. Once done, use your favorite adhesive and adhere this strip to the top of your Natural White piece. This piece now gets adhered in the center of your scored coco piece. Done with the inside!

Now let’s place our magnets. This is where the overlapping of the sides comes in handy. You’ll want to make sure you are placing your super strong, super flat Basic Grey magnets on the top of you side panels, not beneath .

One – (negative) magnet will go on the left side panel, about an inch from the top, within the ½ inch overlap. A second – (negative) magnet will go on the same panel, about an inch from the bottom, within the ½ inch overlap. Now, here is a trick for perfect placement of your + (positive) magnets. Let them do their job and connect to the –‘s from beneath. Remove the sticker on each to expose adhesive and lastly, close this panel on top of the right panel, thus transferring/adhering your +’s to the right side panel . PRESTO! Give them a good press to make sure they are there to stay!

Let’s get busy working on the right side panel. I am a lover of layering, so we are going to cut down a piece of the Natural White cardstock (that we used on the inside) to 2 3/8x4 7/8 and the Basic Grey Hello Luscious ‘Succulent’ (that we used on the inside) down to 2 ¼ x 4 ¾. This piece you are going to lightly ink the edges, like earlier. Adhere these two pieces together, centering.

This layered piece is now ready to be centered and adhered to the right panel, covering/hiding the magnets. Garnish the right top corner with Kaiser paper flowers, flower punches and a button or two . Waala! Right side is done!

Left panel, here we come! More layering. Your Natural White piece measures 1 3/8 x 4 7/8. For the patterned cardstock piece on this side I used Basic Grey Hello Luscious ‘Inviting’ (my 2nd favorite!).

We’re going to cut a portion of this 12x12 to 1 ¼ x 4 ¾ . This piece gets inked, like we did on the other patterned pieces. And like before, we will adhere these pieces together.

Once done, this piece will be set aside for a few minutes. Now get your favorite sweet-talking stamp. I used Memory Box’s ‘Make Me Smile’. I stamped this image on the same Natural White cardstock, with the same ColorBox dark brown chalk. Cut tightly around the image. Sizing will depend on the size of the stamp you are using. Layer this piece on top of the solid side of your BG HL ‘Succulent’, and trim around, leaving just a peak of that gorgeous color showing. To jazz it up further, I added a piece of the flipside of that paper. Punch a hole in the end.

We’re getting sooo close!

Now we are going to bring back the piece that was set aside, as well as about 10” of jute/twine. Fold the twine in half and put through the hold in the stamped tag. Hold it there while you put adhesive on the back of the tag. The tag now gets placed off centered on our layered, waiting piece, making sure the twine is still through the hole, but hanging loosely. Now place a little double-sided tape along the top, backside of this piece. Pull the twine over the top snuggly and secure the ends into the adhesive, allowing them to stay put.

(I’m kind of sad this is coming to an end…)

Lastly, my fellow crafters, use your favorite adhesive (mine: ¼” ATG!) and adhere this last and final piece, centered, to the left side panel. Your card is now complete!

XOXO, Teresa in Shoreline


4 comments:

  1. Sara (Shoreline PZ)May 4, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Very nice, Teresa, LOVE IT!

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  2. WOW! I love every detail!

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  3. That is so clever! I've got to try those magnets.

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  4. What an awesome idea, thank you for sharing this with us!

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