Good morning! I have another fun post for you today and I have a tip that will make all of you out there that have a Mac computer a very happy person… I think! Hang tight with me – we will get to the fun card today – but…
I have one week under my belt with Ms. Pinkie and five more to go… I am doing great but the restriction of not having two hands is the pits! I have shared with you before the the typing is the thing that really bothers my hand.Wait to you see what I found!
I just have to share this with you before we get to this fun post because I was super excited! You know that I feel that I’m very technologically challenged…well –
I drive my kids nuts as I use Siri all the time for text messages (and as they say most of the time they make no sense).Look below with what I found! Needless to say I was doing the happy dance…I highly recommend this YouTube channel as I find their instructions incredibly clear and concise.
Okay… Now let’s get to this fun card!I was so excited that in the new holiday catalog Stampin’ Up out came out with another fabulous stamp set that has images in the both front and back that make tags. It is appropriately called Seasonal Chums! There are so many things you can do with these besides tags.
The minute I saw this sweet pumpkin image I knew that I wanted to make a suspension card. You are know that I adore Square cards and today is no different!
This is one that you just have to purchase as a bundle! The framelits are over-the-top and just look at the extra framelits you get to coordinate with the Larger tags… I will be using them later on a post! EEK – Look at that adorable spiderweb and bat!
The overall size of this card is a 4 1/4 ” card.I will have to be honest and share…I made a huge mistake but I was able to make “lemonade out of my lemons”! When I point it out to you you are will totally laugh…but in hindsight it actually worked to my advantage… Let’s get going!
The elements of this card is all about using the basics…Naturally you need the trimmer… the big shot with the circle framelits and a wee bit of patience and creativity! You are know how I feel about the basics… They will never let you down!
Start by using the aqua painters and coloring the images as you desire. You can see in the picture below it is so much easier just to go ahead and do several at one time as you will have many cards at your fingertips!
Use the coordinating framelits to cut the images out. Because it was super hard to try to hold the thread down with Ms. Pinkie I used washi tape to help anchor it to my work surface.
The best tip I can give to you is make sure that it is very taunt and also that you use a good strong adhesive to hold the images together.You can simply snip off the hole punch area where it was meant to be a tag.
For this card I actually used some fishing line.You could easily use silver thread or white Bakers twine if you wish – I just wanted to be clear.
Here comes the funny of my post.I thought I was so on top of it but I totally forgot that this piece should have been ON THE CARD FRONT…and I should have cut it out. SILLY SUSAN….
PLAN B – I just went ahead and adhered this to my square card base and took a pencil to draw a line as to where I needed to cut a circle.
You can see in the below picture that I placed a very small piece of tear n tape.I adhered my fishing line and pumpkin image to it and snipped it off.
I actually like the way “my fix” looks better than what my original intention was.You can see that I used the Circle framelit as well as a scallop framelit to make a ring around the opening! It worked out perfectly.
You will need to make two with these as you will also want to cover the inside circle of the card so when the recipient opens it it looks clean and finished. Adhere these rings over the front and back and add white dots for some simple bling.
The sentiment is very straightforward. I simply stamped it on a scrap piece of paper trim the ends and added a wee little bakers twine bow.
Here is one more look at this sweet card.What do you think?I just love the uniqueness and being able to spin a little pumpkin around…..It is cards like this that make you feel so good inside as you know you will make the recipient smile!
Remember… This card would easily fit into one of our regular envelopes but you know me– out came the envelope punch board. It is the perfect finishing touch for a special card.
Before we leave I just had to share this picture.Jack came up to my work area and I could not resist.He is such a good boy – You can see he has that one I open keeping a watchful eye over me!
Enjoy your day and I can’t wait to share with you two more projects using this same pumpkin framelit. We can see how fast the calendar is rolling…I am showcasing Halloween to let you see how fun this stamp set is.You can clearly see that it will be useful later on this holiday season as well.
Have a great day…look at that calendar and if you are wanting to make some goodies for Halloween…..get your products ordered….it will ZOOM by fast~
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