Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Merry with a Paper Button - One Hour Card Class 037 OHCC037

If you have never made a card before, you will love these One Hour Card Class workshops!  We will complete a card with a matching envelope – ready for the mail!  I host card classes every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  You pick the day and the time that suits you.  Message or email me for more info. I hope you will consider joining me as we learn how to get the very best from the products that we buy.  You can order SU! products online and have them shipped directly to your door. Simply click on the “Shop Now” button in my banner (or I can order for you). I would be most happy to be your Canadian demonstrator.

We will make the paper button first so it can have a chance to dry while we work on the card.

Die cut 4 buttons from 1” wide True Thyme cardstock using the Buttons #5 Sizzlits Dies (2011/12).  Sandwich is: Standard platform – cutting pad – cardstock in the sizziz folder - cutting pad.

Glue them together using a Glue Stick.  If you want your button thicker, add more layers.

If it is a little rough around the edges, sand with your sanding block.

Using tweezers to help hold the button on parchment paper, cover the top and sides of the button with Crystal Effects - if you clog the holes, open them back up with your Paper Piercing Tool.  Be sure to clean your tweezers when done.  Crystal Effects is a liquid that when dry, it gives it a raised glossy sheen.  NOTE: you can also make your own paper buttons by punching circles, use your Paper Piercer to make the button holes in your button then following the above directions.  Set aside to dry.

Cranberry Crisp card.  Sign the back.

True Thyme panel 5-1/4” x 4”.  Run through the Stylish Stripes embossing folder.  Sandwich is: Standard platform – cutting pad – cardstock in the folder - cutting pad.  Set aside.

Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 2” x 4”.  Create Faux stitching along the long edges using Paper Piercing Pack Essentials template, Paper Piercing Tool and the Stampin’ Pierce Mat.  Join the stiches with the fine tip end of the Soft Suede marker as I don’t have a True Thyme marker.  NOTE: you could use a threaded sewing machine instead.  Adhere to panel about 5/8” from top, leaving bottom unglued.  Adhere to card front.

Cut three pieces 1” x 1-3/4” from True Thyme DSP.  Die cut one end of each piece using the banner from the Cupcake Cutouts Framelits set.  Sandwich is: Magnetic platform – cutting pad - cardstock - die with cutting blade down – cutting pad.  Curl ends of tags with the bone folder. Glue in place under the Vanilla panel.  Set aside.

Die cut Merry from the Expressions Thinlits or Christmas Greetings Thinlits in Cranberry Crisp 1-3/4” x 4-1/2” cardstock.  Sandwich is: Magnetic platform – cutting pad - cardstock – wax paper - die with cutting blade down – cutting pad.  Save the negative piece for later.  Color with clear Wink of Stella.  Set aside.

Cover the words with tape, leaving ‘Christmas’ exposed from the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set.  Ink with True Thyme ink, remove the tape and stamp on to a 1” wide scrap of Vanilla cardstock.  Punch with the Word Window punch.  Apply Dimensionals and set aside. 

Use Press ‘n Seal wrap technique to adhere the intricate die.  Lay right side of Merry on Press ‘n Seal wrap.  Press lightly to make the image cling.  Apply Fine Tip glue pen to the die.

Pick up the Press ‘n Seal wrap and transfer Merry to the card.  Press in place.

Discard Press ‘n Seal wrap. No mess!!

Add Christmas.  Set aside.

Cut Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine 7”.  Thread through the paper button and tie a bow.  Curl ends with the bone folder.  Adhere button above the flags with a glue dot.  Trim thread if necessary.

Once I am done fiddling with everything, I add a little puddle of Tombow glue to the knot on my bow hoping that helps it from coming undone. 

Remember the writing tablet?  Perfect for the inside of cards.  Fold a piece in half. Stamp with a phrase and an image if desired.  Adhere to inside of the card.

Sponge over the negative Merry die on the front of a kraft envelope made using the envelope punch board.

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