Materials used for these cards:
Teal Cardstock (Chromatics)
Circle Punches (1.5" and 2.5")
Scalloped Circle Punch (3")
Punch 'Branch' (Nellie Snellen)
Clear Stamps 'Love' (KaiserCraft)
- Pink Tissue Paper
- Pearl Beads
- I cut a sheet of teal cardstock in half (6" x 12")
I folded the sheet three times to have four equal rectangles.
- Using my hole punch, I punched two holes (2.5") in the middle of the middle fold (see picture below).
I punched four 1.5" circles out the patterned paper.
I tied a string across the larger punched circled. I also tied it in the middle and a the top (see picture below).
I glued the punched circles together in the middle of the punched holes. Since the circles spin a little bit, I wanted to make sure the back was as pretty as the front.
I punched scallop circles (3") in light pink and I punched a 2" hole in them. I glued the scalloped border around the holes.
I doodled around the circles and scalloped border.
- I added some die cuts, strips of paper and stamped 'I love You' on the card 10 times (I wanted to make sure the receiver of the card got the message)...
- Inside the card is plenty of room for a handwritten message. I will add my message to the card later, because it is too personal to share here ...
Instructions 'I love You Card':
- I hand cut the scalloped circle out of the patterned paper.
- This circle will be the 'sentiment' on the card.
- I cut some strips out of the leftover patterned paper to cover the front.
- Using the alphabet stickers I created 'I love you'.
- I outlined the stickers to make them stand out.
- I made flowers out of tissue paper (the kind that you can get anywhere in the gift wrapping department).
- I folded the paper a few times and punched a few dozen 1" circles ( see picture 1 below).
- PLEASE NOTE: if you try to punch though only one or two layers of tissue paper, it will most likely not work and you could damage your punch! I punched 8 layers at the time and that worked fine!
- I put about 20 punched circles on top of each other (picture 2).
- Using a hole piercer I pierced a hole through the punched circles (picture 3).
I put a piece of wire through the bead and twisted the wire a few times (picture 4). I put the wire through the punched hole (picture 5, 6 and 7).
- I cut a bit of the wire so it won't stick out (picture 8).
- I 'separated' the wires to make it 'stick' (picture 9 and 10).
- The pearl is nicely centred in the middle (picture 11).
- Using my fingers I crinkled the paper to make a flower shape (picture 12).