Welcome BackAugust 15, 2012 9:45 am Back to School, Cardmaking, Fall, Kid's Crafts, Paper Crafts, Seasons
By Cardmaking & Scrapbook Layout Contributor, Peg from the blog Peg’s Crafting Corner.
Can you believe it’s almost the time of year to send your kids or welcome your students back to school? The summer has gone quickly. Now as you turn your thoughts to buying new school supplies remember to make this cute card for a teacher to welcome him or her back to school, too. If you are a teacher, create one for each of your students to welcome him or her back. They are easily adjustable to help make a larger number of them go quickly.
Begin by creating the base of the card. This card measures 7″ wide by 5″ long. In order to create more than one card; cut a smaller card base. An A-1 card which measures 3 ½ long” x 4 7/8 wide” is a good size to use. For an A-1 card size, you will be able to create 3 card bases from each 12″ x 12″ piece of cardstock you use. Once you have chosen the size of card you will be creating, cut the cardstock to size you will need. Remember the measurements I have listed above are once the card is folded in half so you will want to double the length of the piece of cardstock you cut and keep the width the same size mentioned. For example, the 7″ wide x 5″ long card base is cut to be 7″ wide x 10″” long and then folded in half.
Now, cut the patterned paper (Apple Paper from Tim Coffey Designer Paper Pad by K & Company) 6 ¼” wide x 4 ½” long for a 7″x5″ card or for multiple cards cut the paper to measure 3″ long by 4″ wide and adhere to the base or bases using a tape runner and lay them aside for later.
Using the paper trimmer (Martha Stewart Craft Station used here), cut a piece of black cardstock 4 ¼” wide by 3″ long for a 7″ x 5″ sized card or 3 ¾” wide x 2 ¼” long for an A-1 sized card. Take a piece of the chalk and write the sentiment onto the cardstock. TIP: I found it easier to write by breaking a small piece of the bigger chalk off. Keep in mind that the ruler will cover a small part of the bottom so you will want to keep the writing higher on the cardstock. Once you are finished with the sentiment use a spray sealer that is made for paper to seal the chalk to prevent it from rubbing off. Allow it to dry completely before attaching it to the card with a tape runner.
Cut a light orange piece of cardstock that measures 1″ wide and 12″ long to fit into the ruler embossing folder. Run it through your embossing machine (Cuttlebug used here). Remove it from the folder and lay it onto a nonstick craft mat. Roll a brayer on an ink pad (Black Soot Distress Ink) making sure that the brayer is completely inked so that when it rolled across the paper the ink is transferred to it without leaving any uninked areas as seen in the picture above.
If making the larger card, you will now be able to adhere it to the card with the taper runner. If making smaller cards you will need to trim the ruler down to fit the card. It can be trimmed to be 4 ½” long if you’d like to leave a little of the card’s edges showing or 5″ long to have it right at the edges of the card.
You now have a card or several cards to start the school year off right for any teacher or student. It will help make this school year a memorable one!