Thursday, November 3, 2011

Stamp Club Card for Tonight

Shirley, aka Okieladybug, and I go to a stamp club once a month.  Occasionally, I even get a card or two finished.  Most of the time, I get distracted, talking and laughing and just stamp off images to color later at home.

Tonight I have a plan!  This card looks like it's pretty simple.  I designed it, made the prototype and will take written instructions and the supplies to make duplicates with me tonight.  I'm way behind on the number of cards I do for Cards for Soldiers and Operation Write Home, so I need to get these done.

     Hallmark Card Maker Software
     Fabulous Finds cartridge
     Fiskars border punch

First, I printed the sentiment using the card maker software onto a sheet of paper.  Then I measured the size tag I'd need for the words to fit onto and cut those with the Fabulous Finds cartridge.

It would have taken too long to drag out my light box so I just taped the printed sheet of  paper onto the patio door and placed the tags over the printed sentiments using blue painters tape to hold them in place.  I made sure the edge that would be fed into the printer was smoothly attached to the paper.  Then I just fed the paper back through the printer and the words were just where I wanted them on the tags.

Solid green cardstock  3 3/4 x 5 1/2"
Textured green cardstock  2 3/4" x 5 1/2"

The scalloped piece was done with a 1" wide strip of white cardstock.  After it was punched, I trimmed a 1/4" off the width and then applied the narrow strip onto the green cardstock.  The edges are slightly inked.

Using a Promarker, I added some doodledots onto the tag and attached the tag with some 1/8" ribbon.

Whew!  Lots of steps for a card that looks so simple!  But, I like the way it turned out and it will go into my "make it again" folder for a later date.

It's an A2 size card but it opens from the bottom rather than from the side. 


MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

You may call it simple but it is beautiful! Love your color choice.

Vickie said...

Pretty card

Robin's Crafty Thing's said...

Very pretty

CCfromoz said...

I love that