Friday, April 25, 2014

Souper Get Well: Creative Cafe' KOTM

Hi everyone!  Laura here at The Rubber Cafe' today to share a different sort of "get well" card using the Creative Cafe kit of the month.  If you feel like you want to give someone more than just a simple card, this one has a little extra something.

To make this start with an 8 1/2" x 8 1/4" long piece of green cardstock. Score at 2" and again at 2 1/8" down each length, turn your piece a quarter turn and score at 2 3/4" and 2 5/8" in from the bottom edge.  This will leave you with a card that is the standard A2 size, 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" when folded.
You will then cut out both corner pieces, and fold on all score lines to end up with your card.

Here is a picture of my template with measurements, and score lines:

Note:  You should have about a 1/4" gap in the front--don't worry....we want that! 

To maximize my cardstock and add a bit of interest to the front of the card, I added a 1" strip of pink patterned paper to cover the gap--you could use a border punch for this edge, I liked it plain.

To decorate the front:
Cut two pieces of butterfly patterned paper 5 1/4" x 1 3/4" and adhere using Scrap Happy Glue to the front panels.  Add 5 1/2" by 1" strip of pink patterned paper to left front panel (should stick out about 1/2").

The front strip is 5" by 1" piece of green cardstock, with a 1/2" of rainbow strip patterned paper glued to it.  It's scored at 3/4" and  again at 7/8" along the left side, to make the tab that is glued to the back of the card.  I also glued the rest of this strip down on the left side of the card to hold it well with Scrap Happy Glue.

To finish the strip, I added a 1 1/2" pink paper circle to the end of the right side, added the white cardstock banner with the "heard you were feeling" sentiment stamped in Black Tuxedo Memento Ink.  I punched out a 1 1/4" piece of white cardstock, stamped it with the raindrops using Memento Luxe Bahama Blue Ink, and adhered that to the pink circle using foam tape.

The rainbow was stamped in Black Tuxedo Memento Ink, colored with Copic Markers, then foam taped to the top of the circle.  Sprinkles of bubble gems were added to the circle and the front of the card. and a velcro tab to the back of the circle and front of the card to keep it closed as you see here.
The inside of the card:

Decorate the bottom flap using a 4" x 1 1/2" strip of pink dot paper.  Then stamp the three flowers on white cardstock 5 times in a row (very of the benefits of acrylic stamps!) and color using Copic Markers.  Fussy cut around the top edge and trim down to a 4" width and no more than a 1 1/2" length. Glue down ON TOP OF pink dot paper.

Along the bottom edge of the flowers, you will make a 4" x 3/4" strip of green cardstock with a 4" x 1/2" strip of rainbow pattern paper and one of the Framed Fancy Tags Two, die cut from green cardstock, with a center cut from pink pattern paper, and the "get well soon" sentiment stamped in Black Tuxedo Memento Ink and trimmed down to fit (about 2 1/4" x 1/2").  Glue along bottom edge of flowers and add bubble gems to finish.  Finally add blue seam binding ribbon and a bow (with plastic spoon) around left front panel of card....and insert a cup-of-soup packet to the inside.

And there you have it....a souper card for a super person!

Thanks for stoppin' by the cafe' today! 

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'- Creative Cafe' Kit-Spring is in the Air
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'- Creative Cafe' Kit-Spring is in the Air
Ink:  Black Tuxedo Memento Ink, Memento Luxe Ink Bahama Blue; Copic Markers RV06, YR04, Y17, G14, YG11, 0
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; dimensional foam tape
Embellishments: Queen & Co bubbles, blue seam binding; all from the kit
Tools/Dies: Spellbinders-Fancy Framed Tags Two, circle punch 1 1/2"; 1 1/4"

1 comment:

Kristine Reynolds said...

This is so cute! I would love to receive this if I was under the weather. Might need to make up a few to keep on hand!