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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Good Neighbors Masculine Card

I could not believe it when I looked at my day planner and saw that I missed my nephew's birthday. I'm usually good about getting the cards in the mail no more than a few days late if not on time! His birthday was the 13th. OOPS! Extremely late here!

This card didn't turn out the way I wanted it to either. Perhaps if the orientation would have been different it would have worked. I wanted the card to open from the bottom and to measure 4-1/4 wide by 5-1/2" tall. And I wanted three trees to go across the bottom. Well, to make them like I wanted to with the ring around them three would just not work. I could get two in but even numbers don't always look so great. SO I had to work with the one. And I actually liked it. It's very plain and very masculine. No ribbons, buttons, flowers or bows! Actually it's very flat and simple looking. Simple is good!

Here's how I made it:

I used a piece of Whisper Whit card stock for the base of the card
A piece of Sage Shadow printed paper from the Patterns Pack III
A scrap piece of Sage Shadow card stock
A scrap piece of Always Artichoke card stock
A scrap piece of white card stock
"Good Neighbors" stamp set (by Stampin' Up!)
"Well Scripted" stamp set (by Stampin' Up!)
1" Circle Punch
1-1/4" Circle Punch
Black StazOn ink

I cut the patterned paper 5-1/4" x 4" and taped it on top of the white base of the card. Then I cut the Always Artichoke card stock 2-1/4" x 4". The Sage Shadow piece of card stock was cut 2" x 4".

I stamped the tree on a piece of white card stock and then again on a scrap piece of Sage Shadow. The Sage Shadow piece I cut out with a scissors. Just the top part of the tree and I taped it over the stamped tree on the white card stock.

I took the Sage Shadow piece cut 2" x 4" and took the 1" circle punch and punched a hole in it, trying to keep it centered. If you don't get it centered enough and it looks off you can trim it on the paper cutter but remember to trim the Always Artichoke and white piece. Take another piece of scrap Always Artichoke and punch a 1" hole it it. Take the 1-1/4" punch and punch over the 1" hole keeping the punch centered over the 1" circle to get a nice even ring. Glue the ring around the 1" circle you punched in the Sage Shadow piece.

And finally stamp the words you want on the Sage Shadow piece and tape all the layers together. Very quick and very simple. And VERY late!!!

The color is a bit washed out from the flash, the colors are much prettier together in real life.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Anonymous said...

I think your card came out fantastic. Love the simplicity.

Pat S. said...

Thank you so much for including all the measurements! I love how simple and flat and masculine it is...something I am always looking for :)