Sunday, September 28, 2008
Ok...as promised, here is the make 'n take project we did at J's Knicknacks yesterday. You can download the pattern for this card here. The turkey and "Happiest Thanksgiving" wording are connected to a thread...when you pull the thread, a card rises up like this:
We'll start with the pattern...cut along the solid lines, and fold along the dotted ones. There's also a dot on the pattern...use a 1/16" hole punch to punch a hole right at the dot. Next, apply double stick tape to the 2 quarter inch tabs (don't peel off the backing paper yet). You'll also have to cut a 10' piece of thread and tape one end down as shown below:
As you can see, there's also a white piece of cardstock...this is where you'll stamp your images. The white cardstock measures 2-7/8" wide (maybe just a little less than that) x 3-3/4" long. Punch another 1/16" hole (centered) about 1/2" from the bottom of the white cardstock. You'll want to stamp your images close to the top of the white cardstock.
For the next step...have the stamped side of your white cardstock facing the side of the card with the tabs (that's the front). Take the loose end of the thread and pass it through the hole in the white cardstock (from back to front), and then through the other hole you punched. Now remove the double stick tape from the tabs. Fit the white cardstock between the two tabs, and fold the tabs over the cardstock. Fold the printed cardstock in half, along fold lines and press to secure the double stick tape. Now, you'll just have to make a pull tab to attach to the loose end of the thread. To attach the pull tab, make sure the white cardstock is pushed all the way in...then simply tape the loose end of thread to the back of your pull tab (tape it as close as you can to the point where the thread comes out of the hole), and trim away the excess thread. Phew!! Hope you got all of that!! Please fell free to write to me if something doesn't make sense.
Now on to the fun part!!! I'll be giving away my 2 new Thanksgiving stamps (Happiest Thanksgiving and Thankful Friends...that's the stamp with Max & Buddy). Leave me a post by midnight tomorrow (Monday, September 29, Hawaii time) ...I'll draw one winner at random and announce their name on Tuesday, September 30!!! Thanks for stopping by...I'll be sharing my new Christmas stamps with you next week!!!