Thursday, March 20, 2014


You Make Me Happy

Here is the final card from the February Make and Take. It's got lots and lots of arrows!

  • Crumb Cake card stock 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4"
  • Early Espresso Coredinations 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Retro Fresh DSP (arrows) 1-3/4” x 4”
  • Retro Fresh DSP (diamonds) 1-1/2” x 2-1/2”
  • Coastal Cabana card stock 1-1/4” x 2-1/2”
  • 10” Night of Navy Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Stamps: Hello Lovely
  • Ink: Night of Navy
  • Accessories: Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Arrows embossing folder, Sanding Block, Banners Framelits
As always I started off by folding the Crumb Cake card base on the score line. Next I ran the Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock through the Big Shot in the Arrows embossing folder. Use the sanding block to rough  up the raised arrows. Stick this layer onto the card front with Glue Stick.

Take the 4th from smallest Banners framelit. Use a ruler to measure up 3" from the points and mark the die with a fine point permanent marker on both sides. Now take the DSP piece with the arrows on it and position it on the Big Shot with the end of the DSP lined up with your marks. Run it through the Big Shot. 

Now take the diamonds piece of Retro Fresh DSP and run it through the Big Shot with the 2nd from smallest Banners framelit. Take Paper Snips and cut the Diamonds banner in half and glue it onto the backside of the arrows banner as shown below.

This is what it looks like from the front side. Oooh pretty!

Wrap the piece of Night of Navy ribbon around the top of the banner and tie it into a knot. Sick this lovely layered banner onto the card front with a few Stampin' Dimensionals. Next stamp the greeting from Hello Lovely onto the Coastal Cabana card stock in Night of Navy ink. Trim around the image with Paper Snips and stick it onto the banner layer with a couple Stampin' Dimensionals.

You're card front is done! Now for the inside stamp the arrow from Hello Lovely (because we totally don't have enough arrows yet) in Night of Navy ink. Now take the other piece of diamond patterned DSP and run it through the Big Show with the 2nd from smallest Banners framelit. Glue the banner inside the card with some glue stick. Then take the scrap from cutting your larger banner earlier and glue that down on top of the smaller banner.

That's it! Another fun and somewhat funky card complete! What do you think? Too many arrows?