After going to the parade and the game we headed back home for a cook out. When all the food was gone, so were the children... off to play games and watch television. That was my cue to rush into my scrap room and start scrapping! lol
I have been itching to pull out these new Beatrix Potter stamps that Crafter's Companion are launching and that will soon be available in the Crafter's Companion store. I immediately stamped out several because I couldn't decide which one was cuter. I spent a couple of hours coloring several of the images. (so fun!) These are really just the sweetest stamps.
After coloring the images, I chose one of my favorites and set to making my card. For this card I decided to make a Pocket Card. I saw the tutorial in a Cardmaker Magazine recently and though I would share. First start with a piece of card stock 5 1/4 x 11 inches. Place the paper horizontally and score it in the middle which is at 5 1/2 inches. Next score horizontal lines 1/2 inch down from the top and 1/2 inch up from the bottom.
Fold in the middle and open back up. Then fold the sides in and put adhesive on them.
Next fold the card in half again and adhere the flaps on each side together.
This leaves a little opening on the top for your pocket insert.
For my card, I pulled some complimentary papers from my stash and got busy layering. I put two patterned papers on the card. I grabbed my 1 3/4 inch circle punch and punched a half circle in the top of my card. (I only went through the top paper of my card)
I pulled out one of my Martha Stewart edge punches and punched two layers of paper and grabbed some yummy velvet ribbon from my stash to go on top. I folded the ribbon in a couple of places and stapled it in place. Next I adhered it all on top of the pattern paper on the base. I used my scallop punch to punch out my colored image and then inked all the edges of pretty much everything! ( I inked all the papers before adhering them of course) I raised it up with double sided adhesive foam to give it extra dimension.
I stamped out my sentiment and layered it on matching card stock and stapled a folded bit of left over ribbon on the side. I again used the double sided adhesive to raise it up off the card.
And there you have it, my Crafter's Companion project for the week! I'm so happy you stopped by my blog today. If you happen to make one of these pocket cards using a Crafter's Companion stamp please share it with them!! We would love to see your projects on our Going Green Challenge this month over on the Challenge Blog!
We are giving away another stamp set this week on the Crafter's Companion USA Challenge Blog. This week we are giving away the Paintbox Poppets -In the Cottage Garden stamp set. You need to go over to their blog and leave a comment on the post. GO HERE. (US residents only) May as well get your name in the hat!!
I hate to jinx myself by saying this but I think all of us that have been sick are finally on the mend. Keep your fingers crossed!! ha
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