Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Well - it's Thursday... almost the weekend so hang in there!
And that announces the card for today.....

Hang In There!:
Card dimensions 2 3/4 " h x 5" w.

Materials: CS - pink, light pink, white, Cocoa (CTMH); Ribbon - paisley, Cocoa grosgrain (CTMH); Punch - Giga scalloped circle (Marvy); Cuttlebug die - Zoo animals, 2-way glue.

This card was a bit of an experiment to see how I could use the Giga scalloped punch other than the usual scalloped circle, and I quite like how it turned out.

To make the scallop on the front flap, I cut my pink CS to 12" x 2 3/4". This width is able to be inserted into the Giga punch, when you turn the punch upside down - then you can just scallop 1 end of the paper. Check out the photo below to see what happens.

I then scored the pink CS roughly 1 inch in from the scallop and then folded the long end in, to meet this scored line. That makes the base of the card. I repeated the scalloped punch trick on white CS and adhered it to the inside of the front scalloped pink flap, making sure a bit of the white showed. Then I tied the ribbon around this flap. With the Cuttlebug, I punched out the monkey in both light pink and Cocoa, and then interchanged the light pink and brown branches - using 1 monkey on the front and the other inside.

I printed the sentiment on the colour printer, matching the R/G/B codes to exactly match Cocoa Ink from CTMH. This is a great way of getting sentiments that you don't have stamps for, in the colour of ink/CS you want. Once it was printed, I again cut it so that it was 2 3/4 wide and scallop punched just above the sentiment, and repeated this just below the sentiment.

I hope you like today's post.
Until next time, have a great day!


Allison said...

This is super...I am going to add it to my cool posts of the week! Thanks for the tip on the giga scalloped circle!

Lois said...

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judy sanch said...

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Dawn Mercedes said...

sweet! thanks for sharing!