Card Class :) (pic heavy)

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Card Class :) (pic heavy)

Bear with me. Here is my first take on this. (I hope I got it right)

This is the finished product:

The list of supplies you'll need is:

  • An 4 1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock
  • About 1 foot of ribbon of your choice
  • Scrap pieces of paper in coordinating colors
  • 1 piece of notebook paper or something similar
  • image stamp
  • greeting stamp
  • ink pad
  • embroidery floss
  • 2 buttons
  • scissors
  • adhesive

First, I started with an 8.5x11 sheet of white cardstock. I cut it down the center of 8.5" side (instead of the usual 11" side) to make it a little different. If you are using a 12x12 piece of cardstock to begin with, you will just need to cut out a 4 1/4" x 11" piece from it.

Fold in half

Then, you need to choose a stamp of your choice. For this card I used my acrylic owl stamp. You can also use any Cricut cut of course, but I chose a stamp, so everyone can participate too.

Stamp it onto cardstock. I like to ink my stamp by laying it down on the table, then just tapping the ink pad on top of it.

Cut image out


I stamped another one onto patterened paper...for another card

I took my solid green cardstock and marked edges in pencil, and cut it just a little smaller than the card, so it would have a visible white border.

Then, I took a small piece of patterned scrap paper in a coordinating color and inked the edges of it and the green cardstock piece.

Next, I stamped my greeting (thanks) onto the piece of receipt paper (took this from my catering receipt book. You can use any type of lined paper you can find around the house)

Cut the greeting out.

Now assemble the card. First, glue the green cardstock onto the card. Then, tie the ribbon around the top third of the small piece of patterned paper. Glue it down on top of the green cardstock, making sure to keep it just a little off center. (I chose to lower it from the center a bit). Next, thread your embroidery floss through the buttons. Glue the stamped image, greeting and buttons down. (Sorry, I forgot to take pics of this process along the way.) :confused: If you are having trouble, refer to the finished product picture at top.

Voila! This card is fun and easy and can be used in all different types of ways.
Can't wait to see your takes on this!

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Here is another take following the same idea:

On this card I didn't ink the edges of the paper. And I tied the emboidery floss to the buttons on the backside, instead of the front.

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Okay, I have been into scrapbooks for gift purposes only.. and always thought of cards (I love personal touches), but thought it would be too much.. You make it look so easy!! I would show DH.. but he is in a mood...I will show him later..

I just might have to try your layout!!!

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Yay! I will make one when I get home from work tonight.

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whoo hoo! Charys, you're the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

can't do this tonight, but maybe tomorrow if I can get the layout I'm mentally working on done first (don't want to lose my train of thought for it). I have to make a birthday card for a friend, so I think that's what I'll do here. Smile I can't wait!

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that is so awesome charys!!! thanks for doing this!

i'm looking forward to doing this card hopefully this week.

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oooh I hope I can do it tomorrow

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Made mine tonight. Will take pics in the morning.

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Great Erin!! I can't wait to see pics!! Can't wait to see all of your takes actually. Smile

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Charys, you are awesome!! If I have some free time tomorrow, I am going to make a card.

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How fun! Me AND my DH think you're amazing!

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Charys- I think in your directions you mean 4 1/4 x 11 don't you? Otherwise it looks funny.

Here are my cards, I decided to make 2. The heart one doesn't say anything yet because I haven't decided what to use it for yet.

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hmmm might have to try this this week....

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great cards Mel!:D

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"~Mel~" wrote:

Charys- I think in your directions you mean 4 1/4 x 11 don't you? Otherwise it looks funny.

Here are my cards, I decided to make 2. The heart one doesn't say anything yet because I haven't decided what to use it for yet.

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I love them!! And YES, you are totally RIGHT! Ooooops, off to correct it. Thanks for catching that.

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Forgot to take pics this morning. Will take tonight after work, if I can stay awake that long.

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Oooh! I can't wait to make one. Thanks Charys!

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Wow Charys that is great I can't wait! I have to go buy some ink. I tossed all mine after Tyson inked the walls (in the old house) so I will go get some today and keep it under lock and key and get it done tonight! Can't wait

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Here's mine, I did it a little differently. Smile I did'nt have a stamp so i cut out the hydrants from the set of doggy paper i had. and i drew the doggy and bown too. and just cut it out like it was a stamp.

ETA: I just watched Charys' lesson on how to tie a bow, and i re-did mine on my card.

Before bow class:

After bow class: so much better!! Smile Thanks Charys!

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That's really nice Liz! You hand-drew that dog and bone? Wow you!

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Yeah, I had drew it. I found the stamp online, and copied it. So it isn't my design, but i did hand draw it.

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Liz look at how good you are at paper scrapping! Come over to the paper side.lol Great work, I would love to see a page from you on paper since all of your digital pages have rocked. Maybe when I poat a page class you can do it. I figured I would wait till we are all done doing this one.:)

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I failed the bow class, and I tried many times! Will have to practice. I was under pressure for the first card, I needed to get it out in today's mail. What sucks is that I missed the mailman by 60 seconds! It was too cold, and I had Jack in my arms, otherwise I would have run after the mail truck. So it might be a day late.

Then after I got Jack down for a nap, I did the second card - I flipped it to the side sorta, as that's how my bow ended up. Lol

This was fun, I need to try it again and make more when I have more time (I'm beginning the consignment tagging hell ...)

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"tialee" wrote:

Liz look at how good you are at paper scrapping! Come over to the paper side.lol Great work, I would love to see a page from you on paper since all of your digital pages have rocked. Maybe when I poat a page class you can do it. I figured I would wait till we are all done doing this one.:)

Thanks. I plan on going back to the paper side soon!! As soon as i get my space all put together and get my gift card for doing sewing for my moms' school. Then I can get a few items i need to start doing paper again. Smile I promise I will go back to the dark, i mean paper side. Lol

I'll look for a few of my paper pages I have already done and take pictures. Smile

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Oooh, I like the image on top Gwen! What cute stamps! Sorry my tutorial was confusing! I am not really good at explaining things. LOL My hubby can vouch for that.

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"MommyCB" wrote:

Oooh, I like the image on top Gwen! What cute stamps! Sorry my tutorial was confusing! I am not really good at explaining things. LOL My hubby can vouch for that.

your tutorial was fine, I'm just inept. Lol Seriously, I tried both ways and couldn't get it right. But I think I need to try it with wider ribbon. I'm determined to get my bows pretty like yours!

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I love seeing the different cards that are similar! Very nice ladies! If I didnt feels so awful I would give it a go, but alas I am just a lump today.

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here is mine! it's a bit different...but the same general idea. i couldn't find buttons that i liked to match, so i left them off! and i didn't tie a bow because i didn't want it to be too girly. i'm going to make a few more of this same card and use them to send miles' 3 month pictures off to family! Biggrinthanks charys for inspiring me!!!

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Ash!! how cute! Smile that is going in the scraplift card file Smile

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oh that is really cute Ashley! Love all the polka dots!

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This is too funny, I did my card last night and then looked at this thread this morning to see Gwen and Ash also did cards with birds. I kinda cheated cause I did not have a image stamp so I made my own bird(which I am so proud of by the way:D) I used foam board. I will post step by step photos on another thread thanks for the inspo Charys

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I like your foam bird!!! I guess the bird is perfect for the upcoming SPRING!

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yeah, my bird was from a $1 spring stamp set I just got from AC Moore last week. Wink

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that's so pretty Tia! Your bird is amazing!

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Really cute cards! AND BIRDS! Birds are so hot right now Wink

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sorta the same but not really....
engagement/wedding congrats cards... didnt have a congrats stamp so I wrote it!

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Love those! Where are the dresses from?

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Fought the broken computer this morning on this icy, story day...
Did this a few days ago for the class. Charys, your bow tutorial was AMAZING. Best bow I've ever tied.
Made this for my mom who has now had 2 surgeries on her finger and has a bacteria resistant staph infection in the site.

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I love seeing everyone's take on this!

We need to have a class a week, don't you think? Maybe we can have a signup list of who'd want to a class on a topic. Smile Kind of like a weekly challenge, but different.

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I really agree Gwen!! I'll start a sign-up thread!

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everyones cards came out so great!!!

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I can't do these but wanted to say that your instructions were great Charys! Even someone like me with little experience could make those (I think Lol ).

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bumping so Charys will add it to the "getting started" thread. Wink

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I finally did this and I love it. Very time consuming but I'm glad I did it. I think next time I would prep a bunch of stuff and make multiples of the same card and add the little "greeting" as needed.

My cousin is running in the Boston Marathon this year, so that's who the card is for.

btw, do you like my little deer? If possible Charys, would you mind bumping (or putting in intro sticky) your video on tying a bow?

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Shannon, I will put my ribbon tying class into the top sticky. GREAT card....love that deer! Wink

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