Friday, November 9, 2012

Taking a Holiday Break

Happy Friday!!!  I took a little break from making holiday cards to try out this idea I've been wanting to do for awhile.  I used the pattern (with a few tweaks) that comes with CL-7 (Fun Trip) and the stamps from CL-11 (Keiko) to come up with this card:

Pull the tab and Keiko takes a trip across the bridge:

 I got the cute koi paper from Ben Franklin and made some grass using the Martha Stewart grass stamp is from CL-2 (Happy Thoughts).  The first change to the pattern I made was to cut a smaller half-circle into the card.  I stamped and cut out the lower portion of the bridge and traced along the top edge to cut my half-circle (see below).  I also had to trim the 2 tabs a little (you'll see where when you put the card together).  Other than that, just follow the same directions that come in the set.

Also, for anyone who's interested in the pattern for this bag I made the other week... here for a pattern. Cut along the solid lines and fold along the dotted lines.  Use double stick tape to close back seam and the bottom of the bag (as shown below):

Stamp image from MC-38 (Sakura Frame), cut out center and tape a piece of vellum behind it...then glue the frame over the square cut-out in the bag.  Cut out coordinating strip, fold in half along dotted line.  I punched out the holes in the strip for the photo...but I've found it's actually easier to place the strip over the top of the bag before punching your holes so that everything lines up.  Thread ribbon through holes and tie to close.

Thanks for stopping by today...have a great weekend!!!!

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