Saturday, July 11, 2009

New Project & New Picture

Connie Vogt was in charge of the Make It and Take It in our store on Wednesday. As I have said before, Connie is very thorough -- I got step-by-step photos and detailed instructions almost a week in advance.

This is where we're headed -- seems very fitting for summer grilling season, doesn't it?

And here's what you'll need to get there . . .


5½” x 8½” cardstock – Kaleidapaper – Black
4” x 5¼” cardstock – Cougar opague – white (80#)
(10) ½” strips of Carnival cover cardstock (80#) – red
(7) ½” strips of Cougar opaque cardstock (80#) – white
2-1/4” x 2-7/8” cardstock – Cougar opaque – white (80#)
3-1/8” x 2-1/2” black glossy cardstock

Stamps used:

Stampendous – Changito Chef (CRV154)

Other supplies used:

- Memento dye ink pad – tuxedo black
- Spellbinders large deckled rectangles (S4-202)
- Spellbinders classic rectangles small (S4-130)
- 5/8” ribbon – (1) piece 20” long and (1) piece 3” long
- 1/8” hole punch
- Corner rounder punch
- 3/16” glue dots
- Markers or colored pencils

Stamp image on white cardstock rectangle; color as desired and cut out using Spellbinders die. Cut deckled edge rectangle from black glossy cardstock using Spellbinders die. Mat behind stamped image.

Lay out red strips on a flat surface so that their long sides are touching each other. Place a strip of tape across the top edge. Using the white strips, weave in an even pattern, keeping the strips nice and tight. Tape across all edges to hold in place. Trim to approximately 5-1/4” x 4” and adhere loose ends on front side with small glue dots.

Fold ¼” under on short edge of black cardstock. Adhere to other end, forming a tube. Flatten and crease opposite side. Round corners of white cardstock. Insert white cardstock into black card, aligning edges on right end. Punch 1/8” hole through all layers.

Remove white panel and turn around so that the 1/8” hole is on the left side. Align holes and thread ribbon through all layers. Stamp or write desired message on white panel.

Push panel into card, leaving approximately 1/8” extending beyond card edge. Tie ribbon in a bow and trim off excess. Tape short piece of ribbon under left edge of stamped image. Adhere stamped image to card front on right side with foam tape. Wrap other end around left front opening of card front and tape in place. All done!

One last item -- Connie wanted me to take a new picture of her. I have to admit that I ambushed her a little the last time -- shot it from long distance when she wasn't watching. So I tried to do better . . .

. . . and focused on the background instead. I'll try again next time. I owe her that much -- she gave me a recipe for snickerdoodle cupcakes last week that I'm planning to try tonight . . .


  1. What a cute project!! thx for the idea and steps!


  2. Great card, love it. Thanks for the detailed instructions.