Monday, January 27, 2014

Punchy Valentine

I know it's still a while until Valentine's Day but it will be here before you know it. Can you believe that January 2014 is almost over? Ok, here's the card.
I don't usually do my designs/cards right onto the card base but I did on this one.

Materials needed:
Hearts a Flutter stamp set (#129252)
White Cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Real Red card stock about 3 x 4 1/4"
Blushing Bride pink card stock about 2 x 4 1/2"
Gingham Garden Washi tape (#129252)
Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch (#119275)
Chevron Border punch (#132154)
My Way punch (#110709, retired)
Xyron 150 (little x)

1. Fold and score the white card stock at 4 1/4."
2. Stamp your choice of hearts at the top of the folded card stock.
3. Place a strip of washi tape about 1/8" below the hearts. If you wish you can continue the washi tape on around the edge of the card to the inside.
 I just did mine to the inside fold but you could go all the way across, if you want. I plan on stamping a greeting on the other side.
4. With the pink card stock and the Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, punch to ribbon strips. Adhere one about 1/8" below the washi tape.
5. With the red card stock and the Chevron Border punch, punch out a red chevron border. Cut the card stock so that the chevron is about 1 3/8" wide. Adhere it about 1/8" below the first scalloped border.
6. Adhere the second scalloped border about 1/8" below the red chevron.
7. Punch the red card stock with the My Way punch or another arrows punch. Adhere the arrows below the scalloped border as shown on the card.
****The simplest way to do this is to do all the punching first. All of these will fit through the Xyron little x to put adhesive on the back of each piece. After you have the adhesive on all the pieces, simply pull them off the Xyron strip and place them on the card in order.

Have fun with this simple card. I think you could use a lot of different types of punches to make a card like this one. My inspiration for this card came from the Spring 2014 issue of CardMaker magazine, p. 49.

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