It’s been an exciting week. I was just asked to join the Design Team over at Crazy 4 Challenges. This is my first project as a Designer on the team! The Challenge: Summer Fun – Make a bright and cheerful card. Since this blog is about the crafting journey, I have to tell you that I’m flattered, excited and a nervous wreck! But I pushed through all that and came up with an idea.
I love Susan Tierney Cockburn’s Garden Notes Collection. On this project I used her 1089 – Garden Notes Pansy.
But that’s not where the card started. I’m going to Colorado in September for my birthday to meet up with my 3 sisters who all live there. I’m so excited to be spending my 70th with them. One of my fondest memories of our childhood is playing in the front yard with all the neighborhood kids on hot summer nights. We used to play “Ring around the Rosy, Pocket full of posies” with all the younger ones. That’s where the card started. This one is for my family who have always encouraged and supported every big dream I’ve had. (and there have been more than a few)!
Step 1: I cut the pale yellow mat using the largest die from Elizabeth Craft Designs 1120 – Stitched Rectangles:
Step 2: I created the pocket by cutting two polka dot squares using ECD 1118 – Stitched Squares (3rd smallest die). Out of lavender cardstock I cut one ECD – 1175 Dotted Scalloped Squares (4th smallest die). Adhere one polka dot square to the lavender square and cut in half diagonally. Adhere one half to the top of the other polka dot square.
Step 3: Cut one polka dot square using the 3rd largest stitched square from the same ECD set above. Cut one lavender dotted scalloped square (2nd largest). Adhere the polka dot layer to the lavender one but only on one large corner.
Step 4: Out of lavender designer print cardstock cut a rectangle that measures 5 x 6.25″.
Step 5: Create a base card from 8.5 x 11″ yellow cardstock by scoring on the long side at 5.5″. Fold card and trim to measure 5.3/8 x 6.5/8″. Stamp a sentiment to the inside of the card. I used this great stamp set from ECD:
Step 6: Cut, color and shape enough “Pansy” flower petals and leaves to make 3 pansies. Susan has a great YouTube video that will show you how to do this step. WATCH IT! But don’t assemble and glue the pcs. yet.
Step 7: Create the sentiment (in word) on your computer and print onto the same yellow cardstock that you used for the base card. Cut sentiment out with a nested fishtail banner die. I used this one from Gina Marie Designs (3rd smallest).
Step 8: Adhere the lavender mat to the front of the base card. Adhere the pale yellow stitched rectangle to the lavender mat.
Step 9: I added enamel dots to the right edge of the pale yellow stitched layer to resemble buttons. I just adore the Eyelet Outlet. They have the most adorable and vast amount of different adornments for all kinds of projects. They are always at the “Scrapbook Expo” and of course have a website:
Step 10: With the (step 3) double layer pc., sort of audition the angle to cut off this piece that will resemble a collar once attached to this pale yellow layer. Mark with a pencil and cut the angle and attach as shown. Save the “scrap” rest of this step to use for your sentiment banner.
Step 11: Decide where you want the pocket and glue in place but only glue the bottom of the pocket.
Step 12: Assemble your pansies directly to card so they look like they’re stuffed into the pocket. Now finish gluing down the other 3 side of the pocket.
Step 13: With a scrap of the lavender Scalloped square from step 3, glue your yellow sentiment “fishtail banner” to the lavender scrap so that you can cut a lavender layer for your banner pc. Cut down the two long sides with a paper cutter and fussy cut the fishtail end.
Step 14: Adhere the completed sentiment banner to the front of the card as pictured. I put 3 foam dots under the scalloped edge and glued just the fishtail edge. That’s it!
Thank you so much for visiting my first post as a “Design Team Member”! Whoo Hoo!
All comments are so appreciated and responded to personally. Thanks again.
Other Products Used:
Elizabeth Craft Designs: Clear double sided adhesive 10mm
Beacon Kids Choice Glue
Sizzix Big Shot Plus