Friday, 2 April 2010

April 2010 Card Group Projects

These are the two cards we made at my card group yesterday. My love affair with birdhouse cards continues - and all the ladies at the group absolutely loved them too! The second card is a flower pot pocket card.

For the birdhouse card, we used SU! Really Rust CS cut to 6 1/4" x 3 5/8" and scored at 3 1/8". We then trimmed 1/2" off both sides at an angle to get the birdhouse shape. The roof was made with a 4" square of Chocolate Chip CS and a 3" square of patterned paper cut in half diagonally and glued together. We then used a border punch to scallop the roof trim. After cutting off any excess scallop bits, we glued the roof to the front of the card. We then stamped the wood grain stamp on the card front with Really Rust ink. The Chocolate Chip circle was punched out with the SU! 1 3/8" circle punch. The leafy stems were made using a Sizzix Sizzlits die and we snipped the shape into 3 and arranged the pieces around the circle. The flower was punched, then shaped using a DEET and moulding mat and a crystal added to the centre.

The bird is a Spellbinders die cut out in Creamy Caramel CS and we stamped that with the woven fabric stamp in Caramel. Jan came up with the brilliant idea of using a leaf die cut shape for the bird wing - it was perfect! We added a dot for the eye and popped the bird up with 3d foam pads. This card fits into a 5" square envelope.

For the flower pot pocket card, we cut Bazzill Sienna CS to 8 1/2" x 4 1/4", scored at 3 1/2" and 7" and cut 5/8" off both sides at an angle to form the pot shape. We made a scalloped rim using a border punch and embossed the pot with a Cuttlebug folder. Thin tape was added to the inside of the pot at the sides only to form the pocket. The foliage stamp was stamped in Pretty in Pink having been stamped off once and then the sentiment was stamped over the top in Rose Red ink. SU! oval punches were used to punch out the sentiment elements.

The white message insert piece was cut to 5 1/2" x 2 1/2" and the bottom corners were rounded. The foliage stamp was stamped a couple of times along the bottom in Pretty in Pink ink. The SU! Petal Pizzazz stamp set was used to make the flowers and leaves. All the shapes were stamped and cut out. The flowers were all popped up and the leaves were glued behind the flowers. One flower was attached to the pot rim, the rest were added to the white message piece. Crystals were added to the flower centres and we put a stand on the back of the pot so the recipient can display the card.

This photo shows the card front:

This photo shows the pot and insert pieces separately:

Supplies for birdhouse card:
Stamps: Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain & Large Delicate Woven Fabric wood mounted stamps, sentiment from A Little Birdie Sparkle Clear clear stamp set
CS: SU! Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Creamy Caramel & So Saffron
Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow 6" x 6" paper pack
Ink: SU! Really Rust & Creamy Caramel, VersaMagic Jumbo Java chalk ink
Tools: Spellbinders Nested Birds die, Sizzix Branch w/Leaves Medium Sizzlits die, Sizzix Sizzlits Flower, Center & Leaf die (to make wing), SU! 1 3/8" circle punch, Woodware small flower punch, DEET & moulding mat, Fiskars Threading Water border punch, Spellbinders Labels Trio die
Embellishments & accessories: Crystal & 3d foam pads

Supplies for flower pot card:
Stamps: SU! Petal Pizzazz set, SU! Fresh Cuts set (foliage) and sentiment from SU! Trendy Trees set
CS: Bazzill Sienna CS, SU! Whisper White & Certainly Celery CS
Ink: SU! Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Rose Red & Certainly Celery
Tools: Diamond Plate Cuttlebug folder, Fiskars Threading Water punch, X Cut Corner Rounder punch, SU! plain and scalloped oval punches, SU! Scalloped Circle punch
Embellishments & accessories: Crystals & 3d foam pads


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