Hey everyone! Again, it has been too long since my last post. I don’t know where the weekends go these days. The first weekend I spent a day at a Crop and Shop that my Principal sponsored as a fundraiser for one of our clubs, and this past weekend…well, I just don’t know where the time went. My daughter did come down to visit from Ft. Collins on Saturday and we spent most of that day together, but she was out all day on Sunday.
I had this card done about two weeks ago, but I didn’t want to post it until I had completed a tutorial for it. That is my goal in the very near future; to provide you with more tutorials on the projects I post here. In exactly 8 weeks I will be a RETIRED :)teacher, so I will have the time to spend on creating tutorials for my readers/customers. It is a new phase in my life that I am very much looking forward to. I won’t be looking for work outside of my home any time soon. Oh yes, I do plan on subbing next school year, and I would eventually like to teach in a community college somewhere, but the summer will definitely be mine along with most of the rest of the year.
Anyway, here’s the card I am sharing.
Here’s how to make it:
1. Cut a piece of card stock just as you would for any regular 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ card. Place your 8-1/2″ x 11″ card stock on your paper-cutter with the long edge at the top. Cut at 5-1/2″. (See photo below.)
2. Mark the half-way mark on each short edge of card stock base. The short edge is the 4- 1/4″ edge. The center or half-way mark would be at 2-3/4″. (See photo below.)
3. Insert each short edge of the card base into the tag punch making sure to align the half-way mark with the center of the punch. Punch out the card stock. (See next two photos.)
4. After each short edge is placed into the tag punch and punched, your piece of card stock base will look like the photo below. The next thing you will need to do is remove the excess card stock on either side of the tab you just created with the punch.
5. Place your card base onto your paper trimmer aligning the “valleys” next to each side of the tag punch with the cutting line on your paper trimmer. (See the next two photos.)
6. Cut off the “extra” paper next to each tag you punched.
7. Once each side is trimmed, you will have a piece of card stock that looks like this:
8. Now place the long edge of your base across the top of your paper trimmer, lining up the edge at the 4-1/4″ mark. Make a score line.
9. Place the opposite long edge along the top of your paper trimmer, and score along the bottom of the tag.
10. Now you have a card base for a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ card. You can decorate it as you like.
Here’s what I used on this card.
Tangerine Tango Card Stock 111349
Daffodil Delight Card Stock 119683
Whisper White Card Stock 100730
Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper 132994
Daffodil Delight Classic Ink 126944
Tangerine Tango Classic Ink 126946
Jet Black Staz On 101406
Happy Watercolor Stamp Set 133188-w/133191-c
Daffodil Delight Seam Binding 125583
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch 133324
Pearl Basic Jewels 119247
2-1/2″ Circle Punch 120906
2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch 118874
Decorative Label Punch 120907
Hope you enjoyed your visit today. Until next time…