September 7, 2012


Just a quick note: on occasion, I plan on sharing with you photos, supply lists and detailed instructions on projects that I had created for my monthly workshops in the past. Some will be more current, using supplies that can be found in current catalogs. Unfortunately, for some of the other projects, many of the supplies may have retired since the project was born. But, you can always replace retired supplies with current product. Here's a chance to semi-CASE (copy and share everything), and make a project all your own. I think the projects I will be featuring stand on their own merit, and beg to be shared. Hopefully you will agree.

In the supplies list, I will always note whether a product is retired or not. So, here goes my first offering: Book Page Flower Card.

Sahara Sand Card Stock
Baja Breeze Card Stock
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
More Mustard Card Stock

Soft Suede Classic Ink

Fancy Flower Punch
Gold Brads
Paper Piercing Tool and Mat
Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon
Stamping Sponge
3/16" Corner Punch
Smaller Oval Punch (retired)
Large Oval Punch
Adhesive of choice (my choice will ALWAYS be Multipurpose Liquid Glue)
Bone Folder
Pages from an old book
Big Shot
Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Finial Press Embossing Folder (retired)
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Sanding Block

Fold one half sheet of Sahara Sand card stock in half, creasing well with bone folder.Round all the corners of the card, sponging all edges with Sahara Sand ink.

The Cherry Cobbler card stock measures 2" x 5 1/4"; Baja Breeze is 1 3/4" x 2"; and More Mustard measures 1 3/4" x 3".

At the Big Shot, run the Cherry Cobbler paper through in the Finial Press Embossing Folder, the More Mustard in the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, and the Baja Breeze in the Square Lattice folder.

Sponge all edges with Soft Suede ink. Adhere pieces to card front, leaving even spaces between. Use the 3/16" Corner Punch to round all embossed pieces.

Punch out five flowers from old book pages. Crumple each of the flowers in your hand. Open them up again, sort of flattening them out. Sponge all edges, both front and back, of each flower with Soft Suede ink.

Imperfectly pile the flowers on top of each other. Use the Paper Piercing Tool over the piercing mat to poke a hole in the center of the pile of flowers.  Insert a gold  brad into the hole. Starting with the top flower, pinch the flower petals upwards around the brad. Repeat with all layers. After pinching all layers, gently open the flowers until you are satisfied with the look of your flower.

Use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach the flower to the front of the card.

Make a bow from the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon. Adhere underneath the flower.

With the larger of the oval punches, punch an oval from leftover book page. Sponge edges.

On scrap of Sahara Sand card stock, stamp "heartfelt wishes" or sentiment of choice, in Soft Suede. Punch out with the smaller of the oval punches. Sponge all edges with Soft Suede ink. Adhere the ovals together, then to the card front.

And that's it! It's a truly lovely card in person. Enjoy!


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