I am SO excited about this new monthly feature! Sometimes when I see a finished project, I wonder how on earth they got there...and the changes they may have made along the way. Now you will get a little peek into my process every month as I share with you something I make with my kit.
I am an extremely visual scrapper. I rarely just start on a project without doing some internet browsing first. (I have alot of interruptions and need the time to focus a bit before I start...and it gives me something to refere back to with all of the stopping and starting I do.)
I was browsing the videos on 2 Peas and spied this cute card that happens to fit nicely with our first challenge!
You can head HERE to take a look at it and even see Julie's process.
Step one: Pick our your supplies. I based mine on our challenge of 3 Patterned Papers, 3 Embellishments and 3 Words. (This is also the first challenge of the year for my friend Pam and I (Hi, Pam!). We like to do long distance card challenges and Pam got me a little more organized with it this year with a GREAT challenge organizer!)
Step 2: Round the top Corner. (My symmetrical self surprisingly loves just doing one corner.)
Step 3: I noticed that Julie's card had a white base with kraft on top. I decided to use some white chalk ink to ink the edges of my Kraft base instead.
Step 4: Get interrupted by family to make breakfast...go sledding...see a movie...get frozen yogurt...play a game...HEY! It is my turn now, people! Entertain yourselves for a while!
Step 5: Shut yourself back in your craft room and cut out the 3 patterned papers to use on your card base. I love the read chevron and decided to make that the focus. The teal works really well with it and grey seemed like more of a neutral accent.
Step 6: Look through EVERY STAMP YOU OWN to find one that will work for 3 words. Yeah. Thanks alot for that, Crystal. Way to make it hard for me! I finally settled on the SMILE stamp...nice, cheery, to the point. I decided to mimic the colors I used for the paper in my ink choices.
Step 7: Use some of that super cute twine to add an accent to the equally cute corduroy button (Thanks for that, too, Pam!). Also, cut a small slit in the side of your card so you can wrap twine around the front.
Step 8: After gluing down the sentiment (yes, I did it cattywampus on purpose), then start winding the twine through the slit and around the card front.
Step 9: Hmmm...that button...Love it, but need it to help be a bit of a cluster with my stickpin. Stickpins are tricky to add sometimes. They are pointy and sharp and I would hate for my card recipient to get poked. I think using a foam square with the button with give the stick pin a nice place to go.
Step 10: Stick the stick pin through the foam square AND underneath the patterned paper. For safety reasons. LOL
Step 11: Wish you could add more stuff to it, but know that you are following the rules. LOL