I taught a Mother’s Day card class Thursday for the 8-11 year old Achievement Day girls from Church. They each received a packet for a Melon Mambo card and a Perfect Plum card. Here are the samples using the Petal Potpourri Bundle (stamp set and punch). They had a fun time being creative and did well with cleaning their stamps when they were done using them. I did explain they were using “Grown-up Glue” and that they did not need to use very much. We only had two girls that forgot. Hopefully their mothers can open their cards.
BASIC INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Card stock. Choose your colors. A. Perfect Plum and Whisper White, OR B. Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette. OR C. Choose your own color combination.
~card base cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~card front for use with embossing folder is cut at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
~Pink Pirouette and Whisper White for stamping and Punching.
~Silver Glimmer Paper. Punch a 3/4″ circle for each flower center if desired. 2. Run your card front through the Big Shot with an embossing folder if desired. Glue to your card base. 3. Stamp the flowers and the sentiment. Punch them out. Glue them on your card in the desired positions. Glue your Silver Glimmer Paper circles to the Flower centers if desired.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1.Watch this video for the basic instructions. 2. Card Stock measurements:
~Elegant Eggplant card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score at 1/4″ at one end and about 4-3/8″ from the other end. The end with the 1/4″ flap is the card front.
~Wisteria Wonder card front: 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″
~Whisper White inside:3-3/4″ x 5″, and about 3/4″ x 3″ 3. Stamp your Wisteria Wonder card front using the Petite Petals flower stamps and Elegant Eggplant ink. Also stamp the leaves from the Perpetual Calendar stamp set in Garden Green on your card front. Attach to your card front (the side with the tab) making sure it is going the direction you want. Cut down the center at about 2″ leaving 1″ uncut at the top and bottom. (See video.) Punch out the half Hexagon from the top of your card and save the punched piece for later. 4. Stamp your Petal Potpourri flower on Elegant Eggplant card stock with Silver Ink. Punch out. Put Dimensionals on the end of the 3/4″ x 3″ strip of Whisper White. Attach to the back of your punched flower. Slip the end of the Whisper White strip through the slit your cut. Open the card so you are now working on the inside. Position your flower as desired, and yes, the strip will most likely be crooked, but it doesn’t matter. Add Sticky Strip to the Whisper White Strip leaving about 1/4″ space between the end of the Sticky Strip and the slit. Remove Sticky Strip backing. Center the 3-3/4″ x 5″ Whisper White piece and align with the top of your card. Press down on the area with the Sticky Strip. 5. Add Sticky Strip to the 1/4″ side tab and gently close, making sure the edges of the card stock are even so the Sticky Strip is all inside the card. Some cards are slightly rounded which makes the inside slide easier. However, it really annoys some people to have a card that is not flat. Use a Bone Folder to flatten out your card if desired. 6. Line up the Whisper White inside with the card front. Glue on the half Hexagon punched shape to the Whisper White in the punched space so it fits perfectly. Hold glued shaped for a few seconds. Pull open the card. Cut about 2-3″ of Silver Ribbon. Fold into a “V” shape. Hold in the position you want. (I hold it with my fingernail.) Use the Stapler to attach the Ribbon. 7. Now pull open the Whisper White as far as you can. Stamp or write on the inside. I stamped the Yippee Skippee Awesome Thanks in Elegant Eggplant in the center and surrounded it with the small leaves stamped in Garden Green. 8. Now make your flower slide up and down several times just to have some fun!
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Bermuda Bay card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. Watch this videofor more details on Basic Card Bases. 2. Cut your Coastal Cabana card front at 4″ x 5-1/2″. Stamp your Awesome sentiment using Island Indigo ink. Run through your Big Shot with the embossing folder. Set aside. 3. Stamp your flower with Island Indigo ink on both Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay card stock. Punch out. If desired, curve you flowers with your Bone Folder by curling 3 petals at a time. Rotate so you have 1 petal from the last three and two new petals. Continue until you like how your flower looks. Attach on top of Bermuda Bay flower with Dimensionals. Punch out a 7/8″ Scallop Circle from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and attach to the center of your flower with a Dimensional. 4. Decide where to put your flower and where you want your ribbon. Tie Ribbon and trim ends if needed. Attach Flower in desired position. Now attach card front to card base with Fast Fuse adhesive or Tombow Glue. 5. Now give to someone to let them know you think they are awesome!
Happy Card Making!
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