Saturday, August 31, 2013

Because I Care

Hi, it's Shelly, you're friendly guest designer for Classy Cards 'n Such

Today I have a card and tutorial that's quick and easy. You could even use the same supplies and layout in different sizes for invitations or a scrapbook page! 

Supplies Used:

Spellbinders Cherry Blossoms die cut
Gingham Cover-A-Card Background Stamp 
Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A 
Twinkling H2Os 
Dark brown card stock
White card stock
Red ink pad 

The card base is cut at 11 x 4.25 inches. Score the card at 5.50 and 2.75 inches. (See photo below).

Now we begin to die cut, paint, stamp and assemble all the parts.

Using the Spellbinders Cherry Blossom die and dark brown paper, cut the branches. Also cut the flowers out of white card stock.

Paint the flowers a bright yellow with Twinkling H2Os. Don't attach the flowers yet!

I cut a plain white frame with the Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A. The outer edge measures approximately 2.75 x 4 inches.

Using another piece of white card stock, I used the Gingham Cover-A-Card Background Stamp in red. Cut the gingham panel slightly smaller than the frame. Attach the white frame to the top of the gingham panel. Turn the framed panel over, and on the lower half attach pop dots or foam mounting tape to give the panel dimension. My "stingy" stamper tip is to use flat cut up pieces of a paper egg carton for dimension!   

Attach the framed gingham panel to the front of the base card on the 2.75 x 4 inch front panel. Follow the example in the top photo or use your artistic instincts!

I centered a Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A over my sentiment and cut. Layer the rectangular sentiment piece on bright yellow card stock and trim to a narrow border.  Now, attach your framed sentiment where ever you think is best.

For the last step, attach the branches and then the flowers to your card. It's done! 

Quick and easy, right? You could easily cut multiples of everything and assemble cards in no time at all!  I hope I inspired you to try something new!

Your card is so pretty! Thanks Shelly!!

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Thanks for stopping by!!!  Until next time...

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