Monday, April 27, 2009

Card Club - April - Daisy

Very simple but elegant card. I used a square punch to create the hole which limited where I could put the square. I punched the daisy from the square ensuring a perfect color match. The white square is about 2" square so the daisy was centered on it with a yellow eyelet. I have the Making Memories tool kit but we discovered the Crop-a-dile did a great job as well. The ribbon needed to be tied on before the daisy could be put in place. The easiest way to glue the daisy into the centre of the hole was to place glue on the card then line up the flower and press. Many colors and always white ribbon so that was a bonus when preparing.

Card Club - April - Prima Flower

I purchased a tin of Prima Flowers with my 40% coupon at Michaels a while ago. The card is landscape with the fold on the left. Using the Stampin Up! slit punch I created a holder of sort to contain the greeting. The brad in the flower secures the corner of the vellum greeting.
Again, many color combinations.

Card Club - April - Bookplate Greeting

This is my tall card for the month. This one allowed a lot of variety of color options because I just coordinated the greeting with the paper. The greeting was printed directly on the card. The Sizzix bookplate was cut from black card stock and placed over the greeting on the card. Color coordinated brads hold it in place.

Card Club - April - Cheeky Clips

I found these small metal clips at Dollarama a while ago and thought I should design a card using them. I created a small tri-fold card with my Sizzix card die. I decided to add an acetate greeting which was sandwiched between the 2 first pages. Being acetate it allows you to see right through. The clip keeps this small card closed on the larger card. I matched the ribbon to the clip over a ripped white accent strip. The greetings included Thanks, Happy Birthday, and Mother's Day.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Card for DAD - denim pocket

Perfect card for Dad. The pocket is a Sizzix die which I cut from denim scrapbook paper. The checkered background paper matched very well. The trick is to make sure that you only glue the edge of the pocket so that the tag can be inserted. Glue the little red DAD tag between the pocket and the decorative background. Insert the brads on each corner. The tag can be used to add a special greeting to that great guy.