Thursday, December 22, 2011

Shelly here, with a "Thank You" card making tutorial. I was thrilled when my Stamping Scrapping acrylic stamp set arrived a few weeks ago in my AWDML order---and the best part was that the stamps were designed to work with Spellbinder Nestabilies die sets!! It makes creating cards & embellishments EASY. You'll be able to create several cards in a short amount of time using these tools. 

But don't take my word for it-try it for yourself. Here's How:
1. Collect the following card making supplies to create 4-8 6x6" Thank-You's:
2. Create cards by scoring & folding 12x12 in half. Cut each folded piece in half creating two 6x6 cards. Continue until all cards have been folded and cut.
3. Cut mats from pattern paper 5.75 x 5.75". Ink edges of card mats if desired, use border punches along bottom edge (if desired) and adhere to card top.
4. Cut second mats from patterned paper 4.75 x 4.75". I used a die for this; but they could also just be cut square. Ink edges if desired and adhere to top of 1st mat.
5. Adhere border strip (from sticker sheet or punch a border with a border punch from coordinating patterned paper) along lower edge of card front. Mine range from 3/4" up to 1 1/4".
6. Use Stamping Scrapping stamps with black ink (Archival works great) on smooth white cardstock, then die cut around the stamped images with Spellbinders die. I used Beaded Circle Stamping Scrapping stamps & Beaded Circle Spellbinder Nestabilities die on this project.
7. Layer die cut images with small pop dots to front of card. I did a center design, lower right and upper left design layout-you can do the same with yours or keep them
all the same. Whatever you like best!
8. Use flowers or circular stickers in the center of the smallest die cut image.
9. Stamp the "Thank You" greeting once for each card you are creating (so you'll need 4-8 images). Punch or die cut stamped greeting with small oval punch or similar size punch or die. Create mat  for stamped greeting using a slightly large (but same shape) punch or die and adhere the stamped image to the mat.
10. Adhere the entire greeting to the front of the card using pop dots if desired.
11. Add ribbons: choose to either tie ribbon around top of card near fold and knot, tie ribbon in a bow and use glue dots to adhere to card front, or tie ribbon in a small bow and leave ends long and ripple along the card front holding in place with glue dots (as shown below).

Adhesive: Pop dotsGlue Dots
Thanks and have fun creating! More photos on my blog
HINT: Double sided papers will allow many more choices for card mats!!

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