Let’s Make A Card! {#2}

Hi everyone!

I’ve got another “Let’s Make A Card” tutorial for you today. I have included step by step instructions plus a free printable project sheet.

Happy Birthday Printable Project Sheet

You will need: card stock {for the card base/greeting/layer}, 6″ x 6″ piece of patterned paper {DSP}, cutting tool of choice, scissors, scoring board/tool, bone folder, stamp/ink, powder tool/embossing powder/heat tool {optional if heat embossing}, ribbon, adhesive, embellishments.

#1} Cut a piece of card stock to 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with the bone folder. This is the card base.

#2} Cut the 6″ x 6″ DSP to measure 5 1/2″ x 6″. The 1/2″ gets cut off along the bottom. Keep the 1/2″ strip. Now cut the DSP to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. This will cover the card front. Keep the remaining 1 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece.

 

#3} Adhere the 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece to the card base front. Turn over the 1 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece to the reverse side and adhere along the left side of the card front, as shown.

 

#4} Adhere the 1/2″ strip to the bottom of the inside of the card and trim the ends.

 

#4} Stamp the greeting/image. Heat emboss if desired. Be sure to use the powder tool before stamping if you plan to heat emboss. ∗Please note: I die cut a heart to stamp my greeting on and attached it to a piece of die cut white card stock. You do not need dies/punches to do this ~ squares or rectangles work just fine for this and can be cut out with scissors or a trimmer.

#5} Cut a little slit on the top fold for the ribbon to go through and tie a bow. Then attached the layered sentiment on dimensional adhesive.  I added a few tiny rhinestones and some Wink of Stella brush marker to the cakes/banners.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this card tutorial. Please feel free to share your own creations 🙂

 

 

 

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The Country Touch

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Let’s Make A Card!

Hi everyone!

I’ve got something new for you today ~ “Let’s Make A Card”. I have included step by step instructions plus a free printable project sheet. Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think and if you would like to see more of these posts.

Marriage Is A Journey card Printable Project Sheet

You will need: card stock {for the card base/greeting}, patterned paper {DSP}, cutting tool of choice, scissors, scoring board/tool, bone folder, circle die/punch, doily, stamp/ink, sponge, ribbon, bakers twine/cotton string, adhesives, embellishments. ∗Please note: if you do not have a circle die/punch, you can cut any shape which will also look nice.

#1} Cut a piece of card stock to 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with the bone folder. This is the card base. I used the same white card stock to die cut a circle for the greeting.

#2} Cut a piece of card stock to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ {mat for the DSP layer} and a piece of DSP to 4″ x 5 1/4″.

These are the paper pieces.

 

#3} Layer the DSP on the mat leaving equal borders on all four sides. Cut a length of ribbon long enough to wrap around the matted DSP with at least 1 1/2″ {on each end} extending  past, as shown. I’m sorry that it’s kind of hard to see the ribbon as it is quite sheer.  Tie with bakers twine and snip ends. Center and attach this panel to the card base leaving equal borders on all four sides.

   

 

#4} Stamp the greeting on the circle. I added a few flowers as well but these are optional.

#5} The doily can be left white or sponged to coordinate with the paper or ribbon. If you decide to sponge it, be sure to pounce the sponge up and down. This will lessen the chance of the doily wrinkling or tearing as they are quite delicate. I found this out the hard way! Center the doily in the middle of the DSP panel over the ribbon and adhere. ∗Please note: the doily could have been left white but I wanted it to be very subtle on the card front just to add a bit of texture. Because the center of the doily was going to be covered with the greeting, I didn’t sponge it.

  

 

#6} Add some dimensional adhesive to the back of the greeting piece and adhere to the doily.

#7} Now to embellish! I die cut some leaves and tucked them in behind the circle. Then added some white Nuvo drops to the flower centers and bottom right corner.

 

I hope you enjoyed this card tutorial. Please feel free to share your own creations 🙂

 

 

 

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The Country Touch

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“Life happens. Coffee helps.” card

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing a second project using the Stampin’ Up! Coffee Cafe Bundle {SU products listed below}. Todays card shows how the stamps, dies and DSP from the Coffee Break Suite go together beautifully and make creating easy.  This card can be created with other stamps and dies that you may have for any occassion. Also, there is a free printable project sheet below.

Here is the link for the first project if you are interested.     https://thecountrytouch.wordpress.com/2018/01/30/tuesdays-tutorial-5/

Life happens, coffee helps card PDF

 

 

You will need: white card stock, Coffee Café card stock and patterned paper {DSP}, vellum card stock, cutting tool of choice, scoring board/tool, bone folder, adhesive, tape, inks, stamped images/die cuts, embellishments {optional}. ∗Please note:

 

#1} Cut a piece of white card stock to 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder. This is the card base.

#2} Cut a piece of Early Espresso card stock and a piece of DSP each to 2 11/16″ x 4 1/8″.

#3} You can either stamp the coffee beans directly to the Early Espresso card stock or stamp them on a scrap and die cut them out, which is what I did. This gives the card a little more dimension and texture. Before adhering them down I placed them where I wanted them to be sure they were spaced okay.

 

 

 

#4} Adhere the card stock and DSP together as shown with a piece of tape on the back. Tie a length of ribbon around the middle to cover the join and tie in a knot or bow on the left side. Attach to the card base.

  

 

 

#5} Stamp the “whipped cream” with a very light tan color. I used Crumb Cake ink, stamped off once on scrap paper then stamped the image again on white card stock before cutting out. Cut out remaining coffee cup/cup sleeve/lid pieces. The lid was cut from vellum. This gives the look of a clear plastic lid.

 

 

#6} Cut out the straw and stamp with the stripes. I used Pool Party ink for this.

 

 

#7} The “life happens, coffee helps” greeting was stamped and heat embossed before cutting out with a stitched circle and layering on a Pool Party circle. The card is now ready to assemble as shown. A couple of enamel shapes were attached to the greeting and some coffee beans on the right hand side.

 

 

Stampin’ Up! supplies used:

  • Coffee Cafe Stamp Set {item #143677 ~ page 31}
  • Coffee Cups Framelits Dies {item #143745 ~ page 213}
  • Coffee Cafe Bundle {saves 10%} {item #145331 ~ page 31}
  • Coffee Cafe DSP {item #144155 ~ page 31}
  • Coffee Cafe Cardstock Pack {item #144156 ~ page 31}

If you reside in Canada and do not currently have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love to earn your business or answer any questions that you may have.

Please feel welcome to check out my online store:       http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/erinleech

 

 

 

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Erin

The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net

“Christmas Dreams” by Lawn Fawn

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing the first couple of projects I created with the “Christmas Dreams” stamp/die set from Lawn Fawn. ∗Please note: I had hoped to get more projects completed. Maybe in the new year. This set is sure to make anyone smile, especially cat and dog lovers! These projects are intended to give you an idea of what can be created with these products if you have them or are considering them for purchase.

 

 

*Please note: I purchased these sets from Worldwide Scrapbooking Supplies. Here is the link if you are interested in taking a look.    http://www.worldwidescrapbookingsupplies.com

 

Card

Now I will tell you that this was kind of a time consuming card as it involves a lot of coloring and die cutting. But I think it is time well spent creating it for someone special. What dog lover wouldn’t love to receive this card featuring a pup dreaming of a Christmas bone? 🙂

 

 

Tag

This tag is a bit more simple as it doesn’t have a patterned paper background like the card. I used a stitched rectangle die for the base and the kitty image instead of the dog.

 

 

 

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Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net

 

Christmas Card Kits

Hi everyone!

Anyone can make handmade cards ~ sometimes you just need a little help with the supplies. So, I have created card kits with everything you need to create your own handmade Christmas cards. These kits come with one completed card and enough supplies for 5 more cards. They are ready to assemble and are quick and easy to put together. Included are all the precut and scored 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card bases + 1 extra, die cuts and/or stamped images and 6 envelopes with embossed flaps. Any embossing folder work is done for you as well. You will also get to play with different embellishments that are included with the kits ~ colorful rhinestones, pearls, sequins, brads, buttons, ribbons and twine to dress up your cards. Please note: embellishments will vary depending on the kit but each will have a different variety of embellishments {a good amount is included so you should have extras leftover for a future project}. Detailed step-by-step instructions are included.

Please note:

  • adhesives, glue dots or dimensional adhesives are not included, unless otherwise stated. You will also need scissors for cutting the ribbon and/or twine to fit.
  • each card is left blank on the inside to add your own personal message or maybe a rub-on/stamped image/stickers of your choice {unless otherwise stated}.
  • the supplies used are quality Stampin’ Up! and craft store products.

 

Thinking Of You At Christmas ~ a pretty sparkly pine tree is the focal image of this card and is placed on top of an embossed card stock and patterned paper panel. Also included are the ribbon, pine boughs, the matted greetings and pearls. The colors are Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Cream. Cream card bases.

 

 

 

 

A Very Merry Christmas ~ a sparkly snowflake hangs from embossed pine boughs on the front of this card. Included are the die cut glitter snowflakes, pre-tied ribbon bows and rhinestones/pearls. The colors are Soft Sky, Smoky Slate and White. Soft Sky card bases.

 

 

 

 

Most Wonderful Time ~ this sentiment is heat embossed and matted on red card stock before being tied with red/white bakers twine. Included is ribbon, rhinestones and enough twine to make the bows. The colors are traditional red and green. Red card bases.

 

 

 

 

A Bears Merry Christmas ~ papa bear and his cub are all set for Christmas with their tree. The background is embossed woodlands with a glittery snow bank. The bears, tree and layered greeting complete the design. The colors are red and white with brown bears. White card bases.

 

 

 

 

These kits are available at the Carstairs Artisan Market.

∗Did you know that the Carstairs Artisan Market will ship requested products? If you see something you would like to have shipped to you, please do not hesitate to call the market for all the details. Their number is 1-403-337-3363.

 

 

 

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Erin

The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net

August Note Cards

Hi everyone!

Sometimes it’s nice to have a little greeting to tuck into a gift bag or a bouquet of flowers. With this set of 4 note cards, you will be ready when that time comes! Each month has a different theme/color scheme. The note cards measure 3″ x 3″, have heat and/or machine embossing and embellishments of some sort ~ ribbon, pearls, rhinestones, etc. Envelopes with the flaps machine embossed are included.

For the month of August, here is a set of “Hello” notes done with Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Summer Starfruit on white card bases.

 

 

 

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Erin

The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net

 

Christmas in July 2017 ~ Day #2

Hi everyone!

Welcome to Christmas in July! Each Monday during the month of July 2017, there will be a post with a Christmas project designed to help you get a head start on the busy upcoming holiday season. There will be a variety of items ~ from gift packaging to home décor. You might even get some gift ideas for the special people on your list. Thank you for joining me today 🙂

This week’s project: Bookmark Card

Today’s project is perfect for the book lover on your Christmas list. A pretty bookmark is tucked into a front pocket of the Christmas card. Add a gift card for their favorite book store and you’ve got a great gift that they will love!

You will need: card stock, patterned paper, cutting tool of choice, tag punch/die, hillside die {this curved shape can also be cut with scissors}, die cutting machine, embossing folder, adhesive, ribbon/twine, sentiment stamp/ink, embellishments, hole punch, scoring board and bone folder {this helps in creating a nice card fold but is not necessary}, embellishments.

 

#1} Cut a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of card stock for the card base. Score at 5 1/2″. Fold and crease with the bone folder {I used Cherry Cobbler}.

#2} Cut a piece of white card stock to measure 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″. Run through the embossing folder.

#3} Cut a piece of white card stock to measure 4 1/8″ x 2 1/4″ but it’s up to you how tall you want your snowbank/hill to be. Cut with the hillside die or with scissors. You can always cut it down if you like.

#4} Add adhesive along the bottom and sides of the snowbank and adhere to the embossed panel. This is the pocket to hold the bookmark. Adhere this panel to the card base leaving equal borders on all four sides.

#5} Cut 1 each of card stock and patterned paper to measure 2″ x 5 1/4″. Adhere the patterned paper to the card stock. Punch/die cut/hand cut the top of the tag.

#6} Punch a hole at the top of the tag for the ribbon/twine.

#7} Now it’s time to decorate! I added another snowbank to the bookmark, a deer embellishment {with a tiny red nose of course} and “merry Christmas”. Then stamped a greeting on Crumb Cake card stock and added it to the card front with foam dots. A little bit of glue and some Dazzling Diamonds glitter along each edge of the snowbanks and some on the snowflake embossed panel and the card is complete. ∗Please note: because I used a dark color of card stock for the card base, I cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″piece of white card stock and adhered it to the inside of the card for writing the message on.

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed today’s Christmas in July project 🙂

 

 

 

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See you next Monday for another Christmas in July project!

Erin

The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net