Thanks Card

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

 

Combine die-cut geometric style with soft, vintage-look papers to create this summer “thank you.” Die-cut, rolled roses create a beautiful focal element.

Materials

  • Bazzill Basics Paper Cardstock: Marshmallow, Gum Drop
  • My Mind’s Eye The Sweetest Thing Honey Collection 6”x6” Paper Pad
  • Kaisercraft Sweet Pea Rhinestones
  • May Arts Yellow Pom-Pom Trim

Tools

  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die-Cutting System and Dies: Nestabilities Hexagons S4-368, Shapeabilities Donna Salazar Collection Bitty Blossoms S5-086
  • Scor-Pal Scor-Pal Scoring Board
  • Elmer’s X-ACTO Corner Rounder Punch
  • Technique Tuesday Thanks Clear Stamp Set
  • Acrylic block
  • Ink pads: Clearsnap ColorBox Chalk Charcoal, Chestnut Roan; Tsukineko VersaMark
  • A Muse Studio Diamond Embossing Powder
  • Adhesives: Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry Paper Glue, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, heat tool

Directions

STEP 1

Make 4-1/4”x5-1/2” white top-fold card. Round bottom corners with punch.

STEP 2

Cut 4”x5-1/4” patterned paper panel; round corners. Sponge edges with Chestnut Roan ink; adhere to card.

STEP 3

Cut 4”x2-1/2” strip from second paper, round bottom corners, and sponge edges Chestnut Roan. Stamp Charcoal sentiment as shown and adhere to bottom of large panel. Adhere rhinestone.

STEP 4

Cut and adhere 4” pom-pom trim length over paper seam between patterned pieces.

STEP 5

Die cut/emboss assortment of Hexagons #1 and #2 from patterned papers. Arrange and adhere to card as shown.

STEP 6

Die cut/emboss Bitty Blossoms Med and SM from patterned papers. Roll, shape, and secure flowers with adhesive.

STEP 7

Die cut/emboss/stencil Bitty Blossoms Double Leaves from green cardstock. Using watermark ink pad, apply ink to raised areas through die; remove die. Heat emboss inked areas with Diamond powder.

STEP 8

Fold leaf shape in half and adhere beneath edge of medium flower. Adhere flowers to card.

Tip

  • Try this card in bold black-and-white or neon brights for different looks. Change the sentiment to suit multiple occasions.

by Michelle Woerner for Spellbinders (www.spellbinderscreativearts.com)

Butterflies For You Card

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

 

Create a springtime card with a feminine feel using new 3D M-Bossabilities from Spellbinders. These extra-deep embossing folders provide unmatched texture that is easily enhanced with inks, chalks, and more.

Materials

  • Bazzill Basics Paper White Cardstock
  • My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline Collection Paper
  • Orange/white baker’s twine
  • Peach ribbon, 3/8” wide

Tools

  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die-Cutting System GC-001 and Grand Raspberry Spacer Plate GC-008
  • Spellbinders 3D M-Bossabilities Delightful Daisies Embossing Folder E3D-003
  • Spellbinders Dies: Borderabilities Card Creator A2 Bracket Borders One S5-181, Shapeabilities Les Papillions Two S4-395, Shapeabilities Charmed I’m Sure S4-399
  • Flourishes LLC Tag Lines Stamp Set
  • Ink pads: yellow, sage green, burnt orange, brown
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Power Tape

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, foam applicators

Directions

STEP 1

Make 4½”x6″ White top-fold card. Trim 1” from bottom of card front.

STEP 2

Die cut/emboss three A2 Bracket Borders One #1 shapes from assorted papers, two peach and one blue. Layer and adhere shapes to bottom of card front as shown. Bottom card edges should align when card is closed.

STEP 3

Cut White panel slightly smaller than White area on card front; emboss with Delightful Daises 3D M-Bossabilities embossing folder. Open folder and leave paper in place. Using foam applicators, apply and blend layers of ink onto embossed areas until desired look is achieved. Let dry.

STEP 4

Cut and adhere 5” ribbon length to bottom edge of embossed panel, securing excess at back.

STEP 5

Die cut/emboss Charmed I’m Sure Tag from White cardstock. Stamp brown sentiment on tag. Wrap baker’s twine around panel over ribbon, adding tag, and tie bow slightly left of center. Adhere panel to card.

STEP 6

For butterflies, die cut/emboss two Les Papillions Two #1 shapes, one from each paper used for brackets. Stack and adhere butterflies to card front as shown, applying adhesive beneath bodies only to leave wings free.

Tip

  • To keep the embossed areas from collapsing, leave the paper on the 3D folder when applying color.

by Christine Emberson for Spellbinders Paper Arts (www.spellbinderscreativearts.com)