By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
From: Peg’s Crafting Corner
Recently, I have had several friends who have needed a little surprise in the mail to let them know that someone is thinking of them and this has gotten me to thinking. We send cards for the holidays, but how often do we send one just because? I chose to make a few cards and send them out. Many of my friends are crafters, and the new Inkadinkado Mini Cling Stamps were an inspiration for me to create this card.
Read How to Make It…
I first used the third smallest die and cut a circle from white card stock (12 x 12 Super Value pack) and laid it aside. Here I used the Spellbinders Grand Calibur Machine for die cutting. You can use other machines but need to remember there are different instructions on how to use other brands of dies in those machines so be sure to check the owner’s manual for specific instructions.
Next, I used the Picot Edge Circles die and a piece of pink card stock to cut another circle. Lay this aside.
Now, I used the large circle die from the set and cut a circle from the Dots and Stripes Kit by Echo Park. I chose to use the smaller dots, but you can use the other side which has the larger dots for the front of your card, too. It’s up to you!
In the next step, you will be creating the base of your card. First take a piece of pink card stock that is wider than the largest circle die. You will need to use a long enough piece of card stock to all you to fold in it half. For example, for my card base I used a piece of card stock that measured. 5” wide by 12” long creating a piece that when folded in half measured 5” x 6”. Line the die up with the folded edge of the paper at the top making sure the top edge of the die is above the paper’s edge as shown in the picture below. I like to use a couple piece of painter’s tape to hold the die in place. This tape can be peeled off without tearing the paper. Lay this piece aside.
Take the white circle you cut first and using the sewing machine stamp from the Craft Icon Mini Stamp Set by Inkadinkado on an acrylic block stamp the image in pink ink. Attach the image to the pink picot edge circle you cut earlier using a tape runner. Lay it aside again.
Run a line of glue (Quickie Glue Pen used) half way around the edge of the circle and then place the Cupcake Twine by Doodlebug around the edge in the glue. Finish the other half of the circle the same way. Place a pink heart from the Valentine Love Potion Pack by Jesse James using a touch of Aleene’s Tacky Glue. Allow it all to dry.
The last step is to assemble all of the pieces using a tape runner. First, place the polka dot patterned paper onto the card base. The top of the patterned paper piece will show above the card. If you’d like; you can use a pair of scissors to trim it evenly. It’s up to you. You may have to adjust this piece some to help the card “center” itself and not roll due to the weight of the button. You want the fold of on the card base at the very top. Now, attach the picot edged circle to the patterned paper piece making sure to center it.
You now have a fun shaped card to share with your crafting friends who need a little smile in their days. Pre-made envelopes are great to use for mailing special shaped cards. Be sure to take the size of the card into consideration when purchasing them. This card measures 4” round.