Sunday, November 15, 2009

October Club project- Polar Bear Cocoa Card

Oh my gosh! Did I really not post the club projects from last month?! I can't believe it, and I was doing so well for a while there...
Ok, I'll try to get back on track. I just got caught up in reading, which was my very first addiction ;)
This cute little gut holds a packet of cocoa or apple cider or I'm sure a lot of other things, lol! You just tuck it in at the top. This card is held together with 2 staples in each side, Another quick and easy card/gift. We all got to use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (SAMJ) and learn what an awesomely easy to use tool it is, and how fun it is to mask images. For sets like this, I like to make a permanent image sheet (a piece of vellum cardstock)  for the SAMJ and masks and keep them in the box with the set. It saves a lot of time. On to the recipe and the instructions!
  • Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, Cold & Cuddly
  • Paper: Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red, Sahara Sand
  • Other: SAMJ, Signo white gel pen, Chocolate Ship marker, Jumbo Snowflake and Small Oval punches, paper piercer and silver brad, dimensional, staples and stapler, paper cutter with scoring blade
  1. Cut a piece of Close to Cocoa  to 4x10", score at 5-1/2" and fold. Cut a Ruby Red 3-3/16" square. Cut a Whisper White 3" square. Punch out a Sahara Sand Jumbo Snowflake.
  2. Stamp snowflake image all over card base in Close to Cocoa.
  3. Stamp a polar bear on a scrap of paper and cut out, this is your mask. 
  4. Stamp a polar bear in Sahara Sand on the Whisper white square using the SAMJ, just off to the right slightly. 
  5. Place polar bear mask over it. Now place your image sheet with the ice flow over the bear image as desired and use SAMJ again to stamp the ice flow in Choc Chip. 
  6. Repeat process with a Ruby Red hat. 
  7. You can now remove the mask, and use the SAMJ to stamp a Ruby Red mug.
  8. Ink Edges of Whisper White square with Sahara Sand. Ink edges of Ruby Red with Close to Cocoa. Ink edges of card base with Close to Cocoa.
  9. Adhere the Whisper White layer to the Ruby Red layer, then adhere to the  card base as shown in pic above. 
  10. Use white gel pen and Choc Chip marker to make the faux stitching as shown.
  11. Open card up and lay on the spongy mat pack piece, place the Snowflake punch as shown and pierce thru all layers. Leave on the spongy piece and push the silver brad thru the hole. Then pick up card and open the prongs of the brad.
  12. On a scrap of Whisper White, stamp the phrase in Close to Cocoa, then punch out with Small Oval punch. Ink edges with Choc Chip marker.
  13. Apply oval to card with dimensionals. 
  14. With card closed, staple at the top and mid way down on each side, about 1/8" from the edge.
  15. Write your message on the back, then insert to treat in the front. All done!

1 comment:

Brenda Marshall said...

I love this, thanks for sharing all the details, might have to do this for my customer appreciation this week...


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