Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Trendy Trees Thank-You Card

Don't you just love fall and fall colors?  This is one of my favorite cards because it uses two of my favorite tools...punches and the Big Shot.  This card was inspired by DJanuary's Post on Splitcoast.

Card Details:
  • For the base of the card, you'll need a 5-1/4"x5-1/4" piece of Chocolate Chip card stock and Stampin' Up!'s Clear Large Scallop Square die.
  • The card itself is a piece of 4"x8" Pumpkin Pie card stock scored and folded in half.  The circles from the  Trendy Trees stamp set were stamped with Pumpkin Pie ink.
  • The main image is a piece of 3"x3" Very Vanilla card stock with a 3-1/8"x3-1/8" layer of More Mustard Card stock behind it.
  • Punch two 1-3/4" circles from the Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper to use as your "hills."  Adhere them to the Very Vanilla card stock first.  Cut off any paper that overlaps the edges.
  • Next, stamp your tree trunks with Chocolate Chip ink.  If you're like me, you may need the assistance of a Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the placement just right. 
  • The leaves of the tree on the left were stamped with Pumpkin Pie ink and the spiral on the right was stamped with More Mustard ink. Once again, you may need your Stamp-a-ma-jig for correct alignment.
  • Adhere your Very Vanilla card stock and More Mustard card stock.
  • Cut a 4-1/4" piece of 1/4" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon.  I usually add about 1-1/4" to the width of the card stock (so the VV card stock is 3" plus 1-1/4" is 4-1/4"....I cheated and left out the extra 1/8" for the MM card stock).
  • Place pieces of double-sided tape on the back of the More Mustard card stock on each side.  Place your ribbon on the front where you'd like it and wrap the ends to the back and secure it with the tape. (This is a great way to save ribbon rather than wrapping it all the way around.)
  • Next, punch out the backing for your greeting using the Modern Label punch.
  • Stamp your greeting using Chocolate Chip ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  Turn your Word Window punch upside down so you can see what you are punching.  Line it up and punch!
  • Adhere your greeting pieces together and add brads by using either a 1/8" Circle punch or a Paper Piercer (my favorite!) to make your holes.
  • Add Stampin' Dimensionals to the back and adhere over the ribbon.  (Tip: Try to make sure the Dimensionals are touching the card stock and not just the ribbon. If it only touches your ribbon, the greeting is going to move around.)
  • Adhere the completed image layers to the folded card and the folded card to the scalloped square. Done!
Hope you like the card.  Have a great day!

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1 comment:

  1. Just thought I'd let you know that this is very neat. Don't know how you do all this!