Sunday, January 13, 2013

Step By Step

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


 
Overall, I like this card...If I could add more I would add one more thing to my cluster (button and stickpin) and would maybe emboss the white smile card for some texture. Gotta run.  I feel a nerf gun war in the making and I am fair game in the office!

9 comments:

  1. Love the new feature. Great detail in explaining your process. Wonderful card. Hope you kicked some tail with the Nerf Gun war! :D

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  2. This card looks wonderful and it is great to see the process to create it.

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  3. Great new feature and your card is super!

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  4. Great idea - I always like to see how others go through the process. And as far as interruptions, mine is usually laundry :).

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  5. Thanks for sharing your process! Have fun in the nerf war. LOL!

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  6. Love seeing the step by step. May just follow along and make something very similar. Thanks for taking out the guess work!

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  7. This is great, I love seeing the dimensions you used - I will have to make a card like this with my kit!!!

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  8. bbwwahahh great job hon! You followed the rules well!

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  9. Great post! love to see the process.

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