Friday, October 4, 2013

KellyCraft Friends Forever Card

Created by: Lisa Rojas, Stampin' Queen Creations
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I love to design cards.  Creating cards is how I started out in this business almost 20 years ago, (did I mention I was only 12 at the time! hee hee!) and I have been creating cards ever since.  My favorite technique for card making is layering my cards with different papers and embellishments and since I can't draw a straight line even with a ruler, laying my cards became a huge burden. But since finding the KellyCraft Get-it-Straight Laser Square, laying my cards and scrapbook pages has never been easier!

Let me show you how to create this nice and simple card for your friends.  They'll love you even more because you took the time to create a handmade card instead of a store bought card, and you'll love it also because although you made it yourself, it didn't take you days to create it.

 Friends Forever Card
Finished Size- 6"W x 5 1/2"H
Cardstock- Black, Burgundy, Dark Green, Ivory
Pattern Paper
Foam Tape
1/4" Sheer Ribbon- Ivory
Mini Brads
Tim Holtz Distresser Tool
1/8" Hole Punch


Gather all of your supplies and cut your papers as follows:
Black 6"W x 11"H folded in half, this is your card base.
Pattern Paper 5 3/4"W x 5 1/4"H, Burgundy 4 3/4"W x 4 1/4"H,
Dark Green 4 1/2"W x 4"H and Ivory 4 1/4"W x 3 3/4"H.

On a scrap piece of ivory cardstock, stamp hanging rod with
mudslide inkpad.

Stamp sign/frame on ivory cardstock with mudslide inkpad.

Stamp word stamp inside sign/frame with dark cherry inkpad.

Cut out both images with scissors.

Using the distresser tool, distress only the bottom edges
of each paper.

Align sheer ribbon along the center with the 
Get-it-Straight Laser Square.  Adhere ribbon with
Zip Dry glue. 
Layer pattern paper to card base with the
Get-it-Straight Laser Square. Adhere together with
Zip Dry glue. 

 Continue to layer the cardstock and adhere together.

Tie bow around these layers of cardstock.  Apply a small
amount of glue to hold in place.

Align the last layer of cardstock to the card base and adhere
together with glue.

Adhere two small pieces of ribbon to the back of the
hanging rod.  Punch four holes and attach the brads.
Apply foam tape to the backs of the hanging rod and
the sign/frame.  Adhere both images to the card.

Your card is now complete and your layers are straight by using

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