I can’t believe it’s August! I feel like the summer has really flown by. I haven’t had time to enjoy any summer festivities this year being in school the whole time, but it’s finally coming to an end. I can’t wait to get a few days off before the next semester starts. I don’t know about you, but I love it when all the kiddos go back to school. My tot is only two, but I do love those rare days when I get the house all to myself. I can actually make something! Today was one of those days, so let me take you through my design process…
As usual, the first thing I do when I start a project is to create a palette. This is what I laid out…
…and here’s what I ended up using on my project:
- Studio Calico Take Note 6×6 Paper Pad
- Jazzy Brads
- Alphabet Stickers
- Aqua Striped Ribbon
- Baker’s Twine
- Flower Stickers
- Foam Adhesive Dots
- Baby Powder
- Small Brush
- Sewing Machine & Thread
- Westcott Paper Trimmer
2. Trim Grey floral patterned paper to 3.75″ square and scantly secure to upper portion of Kraft piece. Trim blue/white quatrefoil tp 3.75″ x 2.75″ and use border punch along the bottom edge before securing to bottom edge of Kraft cardstock. Use sewing machine for decorative edge.
2. Next, trim a 2.25″ wide strip of Kraft and layer on top of it a 2
wide strip of green stripe paper. Wrap a strip of ribbon around this piece before securing to card front.
3. At this point I decided to leave out the punched flowers and go with some cardstock stickers I found in my stash. I wanted them to pop off the card, so I put foam adhesive on the back.
I left on the second sticker backing, so that I could then brush baby powder on the back of the sticker without getting powder on my foam dots. I still want to use that part of the adhesive to stick the flowers to my card, but I didn’t want the actual sticker to be sticky, so it wouldn’t catch stuff and end up looking weird.
4. I poked a hole in my flowers here with a sharp point and added brads. The brads will push through most paper alright, but to keep the cardstock from buckling and wrinkling, you should always use a small hole punch, paper piercer, or even a tack or needle.
5. The final step is to assemble all of your embellishements and sentiment where you like it. I hope you enjoyed this project today.
Here’s the finished card all ready to give to your special loved one…