Monday, August 29, 2011

Take a Break!

Hello, My Friends!

My good friend, Gretchen Schmidt designed this incredible card and I just had to share it with you!  :)


Outside: Create a 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” card base out of cardstock. Stamp coffee cup image a bit off center towards the right. Use the Top Note die and create a cut out of patterned paper. Adhere towards the right side of the card as show and trim excess. Layer paper strips to create border towards the bottom of the card. Stamp “coffee coffee” image onto dark cardstock. Cut out but ignore rectangle to create a circle. Stamp the same image onto light cardstock, cut out rectangle and adhere down on top of dark cardstock creating the same image out of two different shades. Stamp “take a break” sentiment into rectangle box.

Inside: Use your die cut machine to create the Scallop Circle pop-up. Fold according to package directions and adhere to the inside of your card, towards the left side, not the center. Layer paper strips onto the bottom portion of the card, threading them underneath the pop-up fold (where your items are glued down to). Stamp large coffee cup onto two different shades of cardstock to create the cup as show in example (you will cut out the center wrap and glue down onto cup). Use a punch to create the scallop, glue down on cup. Stamp sentiment onto cardstock and punch out with circle punch. Glue down onto scallop. Add finished piece to card on the right hand side. Stamp long saying, cut out, and add to top tab of pop-up. Punch a scallop out of patterned paper, cut in half, and adhere to bottom tab of pop-up. Stamp two small coffee cups, cut out, and add them to the front of the half scallop.

Supplies Used:

Sizzix Bigz Die - Card, Scallop Circle 3-D (Pop-Up)
Top Note Sizzix Die
cardstock, patterned paper, punches, inks.

Happy Crafting!