Monday, July 21, 2014

Blooming Birthday

Here is a femine cards made largely with old, retired or left over materials. Of course, you can always use new materials for your cards, but all those things you've been saving can make great cards too.

Materials needed:
Bloom with Hope stamp set (hostess, # 133952)
The Good Shepherd patterned paper from Flair Designs 3 7/8 x 5"
Raspberry Ripple card stock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2"
Certainly Celery card stock 1 3/4 x 3 7/8"
White card stock
Raspberry Ripple marker
Old Olive marker
Raspberry Ripple ink pad
Doilies (SU # 129399 or Wilton's smallest)
Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
Certainly Celery 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (#109050, retired) about 7"
Very Vintage buttons (#129327)
Glue dots

1. Cut all your papers to the sizes listed. Use the markers to ink up the flower and leaf parts on the image. On a piece of white card stock, stamp this image from the Bloom with Hope stamp. Cut it loosely around the edges.
2. Adhere the patterned paper on to the Raspberry Ripple card stock.
3. Place adhesive on the back of the ribbon. Press it over the patterned paper on the right hand side about 1/2" from the right edge. Wrap the ends around to the back of the card stock.
4. Place adhesive on the solid part of the back of the doily. Center it on the card and press it down.
5. Stamp the greeting from the Bloom with Hope stamp set with Raspberry Ripple ink on the top left side of the Certainly Celery card stock piece. Adhere this piece of card stock to the center of the doily. You  might like a slightly off center look. If so, place the card stock just below the center of the doily as I did.
6. Place Stampin' Dimensionals to the back of your stamped image. Adhere it over the ribbon and doily on the card. Place glue dots on the back of the button and press it on the bottom left side of the Certainly Celery card stock.
7. Adhere the card front to a card base. Decorate the inside as you please being sure to add a nice message either from a stamp or hand written.

Be thinking about Operation Christmas Child. I know it's still a long ways until collection week in November but if you start buying items for your shoeboxes now, you can be way ahead of the game come collection week. You  might even pack more shoeboxes this year if you start early. For more info about Operation Christmas Child, go to Samaritans Purse..

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