Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Mocha Morning Elegance

1. Take 11 x 4-1/4” piece of Crumb Cake Card Stock. Fold in half and crease with Bone Folder to create card base. Take 4 x 3-1/2” piece of Basic Black Card Stock. Stick 3-7/8 x 3-3/8” piece of flocked paper to card stock using SNAIL adhesive. Stick to bottom of card as shown.
2. Stamp birthday greeting to top right of card front. Wrap a 9” length of satin ribbon around card, attaching with Mini Glue Dots. Make the seam off-center.
3. Take a black glimmer brad and open the prongs. Take a 4” length of satin ribbon and place between prongs. Squeeze prongs together, crisscrossing them and flattening them. Attach to ribbon on card front with Mini Glue Dot. Trim ribbon ends to desired length.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Blue Ribbon Birthday Card


1. Cut standard card base from Not Quite Navy cardstock. Cut second and third layer from Pool Party cardstock.
2. Ink the letterpress plate with Not Quite Navy Craft ink, place Pool Party cardstock onto letterpress plate and run through the Big Shot.
3. Punch edge of Pool Party cardstock (layer #2) with the scallop trim border punch. Adhere 6” of Basic Black satin ribbon to right side of card as shown and adhere cardstock layers to card front.
4. Cut ¾” x 12” strip of First Edition Specialty paper. Score strip every ¼”. Fold like an accordion and glue both ends together. Press the circle together until the inside edges touch and glue the inside to maintain a circle shape.
5. Stamp “Happy Birthday” image onto Whisper White cardstock with Pool Party ink. Punch image out with scallop circle punch. Clean stamp and stamp image again with Not Quite Navy ink. Punch out inside of image with 1” circle punch. Adhere to accordion circle as shown using a Stampin’ Dimensional.
6. Cut 2 – 1” x 3” pieces of Pool Party cardstock for ribbon tails as shown. Cut 2 – 3” pieces of Basic Black satin ribbon. Layer ribbon onto cardstock as shown and adhere to back of accordion circle. Adhere completed “prize” ribbon to card as shown.

Pencil Holder

1. Cut two pieces of Crumb Cake card stock: one  8” x 2-1/4” and the other 5 1/2” x 2-1/4” (see pattern below)
2. Score card stock so there is a 1/4” border around the two long sides and ONE short side (end) of each
piece and crease on score lines. (see pattern)
3. Attach sticky strip to INSIDE of the three sides of the smaller piece of card stock. This piece is the
front of the pencil box and will go OVER and cover the scored sides of the back piece.
4. If you desire to stamp directly onto the box pieces, do so before the box is assembled. Otherwise,
attach the two pieces to create a box. Set aside.
5. Next, stamp TWO strips of the Apple Builder Wheel image onto Whisper White card stock using
Cherry Cobbler ink. Trim the strips and wrap each around pencil box as shown.
6. Create an apple by punching a 1 3/4” circle from Cherry Cobbler card stock (scraps work great for
this!). Trim out just a bit from two opposite sides to make it look like the contour of an apple.
7. Stamp the stem leaves on Wild Wasabi card stock using the stem stamp from Day of Gratitude stamp
set and Wild Wasabi ink. Cut out two leaves and attach to the back of the apple top using a glue dot.
8. Use a scrap piece of Early Espresso 1/8” Taffeta ribbon for the stem and attach using a glue dot.
9. Stamp “Just for You” sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink onto
Whisper White card stock. Punch out with small oval punch and attach to apple front. Use
dimensionals to attach to front of pencil box.
10.Add pencils and your gift is complete!