Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Miss You Scallop Circle Card

Here is the final card that Felicia's husband asked me to send. Well, he didn't pick out the design or anything, but he wrote the sentiment. I saw this card on Thinking Inking and wanted to try making it even though I don't have the circle Nestabilities. I do have the Coluzzle Circle Templates, both the regular and companion, as well as circle punches, so I did my best with those. I think it came out pretty nice, if I do say so myself. I'm pretty sure Felicia liked it. Of course it was from it could have been totally ugly and she would have liked it! LOL
Here is the card opened so you can see (sort of) how I made it.
It was a trial and error design, but in the end I cut the largest circles from the Coluzzle template. I cut two, then cut one of the two in half and taped them together. This gave me a template so I knew where to stop my knife when I made the actual card-so the flaps for the gatefold were attached. Then I punched a bunch of 3/4 inch circles and glued them on the inside of the card. If I were to make this card again, I would glue the circles on the backside. On this card I started out gluing them on the inside of the circle, but had an issue when I got to the sides that were attached to the flaps. I had to add those circles to the back side. So I had to cover the inside and outside of the card! If you try this, just glue them on the backside and decide if you want to cover them or not. Clear as mud?

Supplies used...With Love-June Stamp of the Month, CTMH (Thanks, Felicia!), Mixed Messages (PTI), Crystal Blue, Sweet Leaf, Buttercup, 2nd generation Barn Red inks, Buttercup cs (CTMH), pattern paper from the Summer Stack (DCWV). I punched a Martha Stewart edge/emboss punch on each side of a strip of cardstock to get the "lace like" band. American Crafts ribbon, Dress It Up button (Michaels, Jesse James brand) I think that's it. If I missed something and you want to know...add a comment or email me.

I took the girls to the Denver Zoo today. I originally thought to do it tomorrow for Amy's birthday, but it's going to get hotter the next couple of days, and they now start complaining when they get too hot. Today was just about perfect weather, warm but not too bad and a bit breezy. Anyway, we had a very good time (but I didn't take my camera-I have tons of zoo pictures that I haven't scrapped yet!). I will take it one trip though. It's so nice to have a membership because I don't feel like we have to stay the whole day...a couple of hours and we're done! :o)

Amy got a birthday gift today from my dear friend, Kelly, who lives in CA. She sent a butterfly treehouse! Remember when I talked about the caterpillars Jessica's preschool had that went through the life cycle and became butterflies? They put the chrysalids in a mesh container that is shaped like a cylinder. Well, this is the same type of thing-only this one has a zippered door opening at the bottom! I have to send away for the critters, but the rest is the same. How cool, huh?! Amy is quite excited. :o)

Thanks for visiting! I hope you have a great night and the rest of your week is full of fun and good times.
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Kathi Carlson said...

Oh,WOW! I so admire you. Your card is gorgeous, and the fact that you did it without Nestabilities for the scallops blows me away. Talk about ambitious! I am also so glad I didn't attempt anything so huge tonight, however, as the simplest of tasks turned into trouble in my corner. With that I'm going to go back and stare at your card some more!!! Awesome!

Jena said...

DARLING card - I love how you did it without the Nestablities, something I don't have quite yet, either ;-) TFS!

Barb W said...

Jeanne, I am so impressed! Your card is beautiful! I saw the post on Debbie's blog and thought to myself, 'never in a million years', it looks like a difficult card to make. But you have done a great job of it! Thank you so much for sharing!

Clearly Inspired said...

Wow! Great card! I am going to have to try this one some time. Thanks for the inkspiration!

Erica said...

super cute! are you still doing digi stuff? I may lift your card!!

Tezra Williams said...

Oh Wow, I love the design of this! So creative you are :) This is really awesome.

stampmonkey said...

This is such a BEAUTIFUL card, Jeanne! I love those colors together, the dp, the pearly button, the punched border, the little polka dotted ribbon -- everything! And you did a fantastic job using your Coluzzles! I'm in awe!!

Connie said...

Wow! Love it! Another one to add to my to do list.

Mel M. M. M. said...

SO stunning! Love the stamping in turquoise: it's so fresh and pretty! :0)