Friday, July 31, 2015

All the Best!

Hello everyone!  Are you enjoying the summer.....and summertime crafting with this amazing kit?!!  The Creative Cafe' KOTM is full of all sorts goodies this month, and we have so much fun inspiration to share!  I've got a bright fun card to share with you today:

Base:  5&1/2" by 4&1/4" yellow pearl cardstock

First layer:  3&1/2" by 4" piece of green grass patterned paper.  Center and glue about 3/4" from the top of the yellow cardstock base.

Next layer:  Cut a 4&3/4" by 3&1/2" piece of orange dot patterned paper, and a 5" by 3&3/4" white cardstock.  Die cut a 2&3/4" circle in both of these pieces (close to 1/2" from the top of the orange piece).  Glue them together using Scrap Happy Glue.  Then die cut a circle border using the 2&3/4" AND the 3&1/4" dies.  The washi tape in your kit comes in handy for holding the dies in place to get a perfect border:

Glue this border around the circle in the orange dot patterned layer.  Then foam tape the entire layer to the card front (make sure the green grass is all you can see through the circle.

Next I stamped the sentiments using Black Tuxedo Memento Ink, and trimmed the "you are the" into a banner, and matted it on yellow pearl cardstock.  I die cut the "best" using a 1&7/8" circle die....if you take your time centering this, you'll get pretty much the entire sentiment:

I also punched out two circles out of chevron patterned paper (1" and 3/4"), then I arranged the sentiment and the circles around the circle die cut on the card front, using Scrap Happy Glue and foam tape:

To make the pinwheel....I stamped the pinwheel twice using Black Tuxedo Memento Ink, on the chevron patterned paper.  I fussy cut out the entire pinwheel, and then just the top of the pinwheel--this piece was foam taped to the entire pinwheel.  I curved the edges up slightly to give it some pop.  I also stamped the pinwheel one more time on green pearl cardstock, and cut out just the handle of the pinwheel and glued it to the original image.

To finish the card, I cut a 3&1/2" by just a little over 3/4" piece of yellow pearl cardstock, wrapped and tied this with a green bow, then glued to the bottom of the card front.  I slipped the pinwheel under the bow, using Scrap Happy Glue to adhere it.

Thanks for stoppin' by today!  Hope you've enjoyed all the bright, fun inspiration from this month's kit!  More coming.....stop back soon!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Too Much Sun
The Perfect Sentiment-Add On Set
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Too Much Sun
Ink/Color:  Memento-Black Tuxedo
Adhesives: Foam tape; The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Too Much Sun
Satin ribbon
Tools:  Spellbinders Classic Circles; CM circle punch

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