Monday, November 1, 2010

4 square leaves

Hello there. I had a technique class and taught how to make this card. There were four other projects as well and I will share them with you. This is so easy I almost can't blieve it but like anything else until you know the trick on how to get those windows straight and just where you want them it's a mystery.

I am away from home right now so I am not able to do pictures for you but I will tell you how to do this.

  • First get a piece of card stock ready for the window panel. Mine measures 4 5/8" x 3 3/8" in very vanilla

  • Then out of scrap card stock, using the 1 3/8" square punch, punch 4 squares out. They can be any color, they will eventually be thrown away.

  • Using dotto or snail glue arrange these 4 squares on your first panel to form your windows. Line them up nice and straight just where you want them.

  • Then take your square punch again and punch through the card stock panel right where the squares are.

That's it; you should have a panel of card stock with 4 beautifully lined up squares punched out for windows ready to be filled with whatever little goodies you have. In this case a pretty little leaf from Day of Gratitude set found in the mini holiday catalog, stamped in four rich colors then snipped out with the paper snips.

There is also a panel of more mustard card stock 3 3/4" x 5 and then a smaller 3 1/2" square right on top of that for the backing behind the windows. Then attach the window panel with dimensionals, add the leaves with dimensionals and the sentiment and bow. The sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla and then punched out with the largest oval punch. and attached using mono adhesive. This allows you a few seconds to position that piece perfectly before it dries. Make the bow by folding the ribbon into a bow and wrap the legs of the brad around the middle to secure it. Use a glue dot to adhere it to the card.

It's another great card. Here is the supply list


Stamps: Day of Gratitude (WM 120835, CM 121148), Perfect Punches WM 117022, CM 120516)

Paper: Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650), More Mustard (100946)

Ink: Soft Suede (115657), More Mustard (103162), Cajun Craze (119671), Old Olive (102277)

Tools: 1 3/8" square Punch Extra Large (119877), Paper Snips (103579), 2" x 1 3/8" Oval exta large punch(119859)

Accessories: Gold Brads 3/16" (104337), Old Olive 3/8" Taffeta ribbon (119767), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

This technique can be used not only with squares but with any shape at all. Think straight accross or diaganol. The possibilities are endless. If you have any questions let me know.

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