Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Consultants - This is a free project.  Feel free to share it with your customers and/or direct them here to my blog, but please do not charge them, other than printing charges for the tutorial.  Thank you.

Free to be Me Box Card Project
Created by Janice Schmidt, CTMH Consultant

Paper - leftovers from the "Free to be Me" paper pack.  Cut all the pieces to do Corporate's Workshop, including layouts and cards, first.  Save ALL the scraps, even the little ones!! 
From the triangle/orange dots B&T you will need :

                ** CUT  FIRST**  (a) ONE 6 3/4h X 2 1/4w inches with the triangles going up and down                         [Piece A] and THREE  3h x 2.25w inches  with triangles  going up and down.  The tall piece can                 be shorter but should be 4 inches minimum, the taller, the better.

                (b) ONE 6 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches (this can be pieced if you can't cut it quite that tall, 4 inches                 minimum, then additional piece to make total 6 3/4 inches) [Piece B] and THREE 3 1/4 x 2 1/4                    inches. The  orange circle side will be used for these pieces so orientation doesn't matter.

                (c) any remaining scraps of this B&T

Scraps from the blue twiggy B&T, Orientation doesn't matter,  one must be at least 2 1/2 x 1 1/4,
WHITE DAISY cardstock, 1 x 2 1/4, and scrap 3 1/2 x 2
LAGOON cardstock, 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches, and 2 x 4 inches, and one or two scraps 1 1/2 inch square
RUBY cardstock, 5/8 x 2 1/4 inches and scrap 1 x 2 inches
CREME BRULEE cardstock 3 x 2 1/4 inches, and scrap 4 inch square
"Happy Day" from the Zip Strip
FOUR  2 1/4 inch pieces from the Blue/green triangle Zip Strip
Gold dot vellum,  ALL scraps

Stamp sets - June SOTM  S1406 Kaboom and  Artiste Collection Birthday  D1529
Black, Creme Brulee, and Ruby ink pads
Embossing stylus  (or whatever you use to score)
Bone Folder
Foam tape
Adhesive for 3D item

1.Using Creme Brulee ink,  random stamp small star over LAGOON 2x4 piece.  Cut into FOUR  1/2 x 4       inch strips.

2. Using RUBY ink, stamp
                a) large starburst and TWO small starbursts on  4 x 4 CREME BRULEE scrap, cut out
                b) 'Let's Celebrate' banner on WHITE DAISY  3 1/2 x 2 scrap, cut out
                c) 'Admit One' ticket on scrap orange circle B&T, cut out.   Adhere to twiggy B&T and cut,                              leaving small margin.
                d) ONE small starburst on scrap orange circle B&T
                e) 'What a Blast' on scrap DREAM POP green cardstock, plain side.  (Alternate,                                   JUNIPER cardstock or scrap twiggy B&T)
                f) 'Birthday Wishes'  banner on matching WHITE DAISY Cricut Artiste shape (pg 76, 2 inches)
                g)TWO small starburst on twiggy B&T

3. Using BLACK ink, stamp
                a) 'Let's Celebrate' banner on scrap orange circle B&T, cut out banner only and adhere to                             WHITE  DAISY stamped piece.
                b) ' PARTY', once on WHITE DAISY  1 x 2 1/4, and once on RUBY scrap, cut out the A and                   the T  from  RUBY cardstock and layer, slightly lower than original 'A' and 'T' for a staggered                       look.  (See  photo, 2nd below.)
                c) 'FUN' on twiggy B&T scrap

  4. Trim "Happy Day" from zip strip into a pointed strip and adhere onto RUBY cardstock.  Trim RUBY         cardstock to match.

5. Cut as many gold dots from vellum as desired, including any partial dots.

6. Score LAGOON cardstock at 2.5, 5, 7.5 and 10 inches.  Turn and score at 3.75 inches.   Trim 3/4 inch from the top of one long side, leaving 3.75 below the score line (the bottom of the card) and 3.25 above the score line (the top of the card).  Cut TWO pieces from this 3/4 inch strip which include a flat 2.5 inch section with two 1/2 inch or so 'wings.'

7. Cut along score lines on the 3.25 section.  Trim as shown above to create a tab for joining the box together.

8.  Adhere the B&T,  Creme Brulee, and zip strip pieces  as shown, covering any seams in the longer B&T [Piece B]
                                        Piece A goes on the inside on the same section as piece b.

9.  Decorate the flaps as desired.

 10.  Join the card into a box.  Adhere the wings of the narrow scored support strips to the inside.

11. Adhere decorations to stamped strips and adhere as desired to support strips, using foam tape to add additional dimension.  Remember to keep decorations INSIDE THE FOLDED CARD AREA!  You can see Piece A  in this last photo.


Monday, May 12, 2014

More card for my ladies

Close to my Heart has 5 new embossing folders that I LOVE playing with. I used two different ones on the cards for my assisted living group - the chevron Z1925 and quatrafoil Z1926, each $8.95.  They all emboss a 5x7 area and have a slit on the folded edge so you can emboss up to a 4 x 12 inch long strip.  FUN!  The top card utilizes the Cricut to cut out the three flowers .

This card is so unique.  The sentiment tag is stamped with four different phrases (Get Well, Happy Birthday, Congratulations, and Just Because) and my ladies got to pick whichever fit their need.  This card was based on a card posted on Pinterest (whatever would I do without all that inspiration?) by LeAnne Pugliese.