5 ½" x 11" River Rock card base
5" x 5" Shimmery White cardstock
1" x 5 ½" Purely Pomegranate cardstock
2" x 3" Bali Breeze designer series paper
Classic ink: Wild Wasabi, Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate,
Pretty In Pink
Craft Ink: Basic Black
Pretty Peony flower set
Bloomin’ Beautiful stamp set (sentiment stamp)
6" pink 3/8" taffeta ribbon
Round tab punch
White gel pen
Pewter jumbo eyelet
Score 5 ½” x 11” cardstock at 5 ½" on the long side to create a 5 ½" x 5 ½" card base.
Score 5" x 5" cardstock at 4" , 4 ¼", and 4 ½" on all four sides.
The 5" x 5" piece now has a 3" x 3" blank center that needs to be scored into 4 squares. Starting at the 2 ½" mark and below the 3rd scored line at the top, score downward to the 1st score line at the bottom of the cardstock. Turn the paper sideways and repeat this step.
Stamp images onto the scored 5” x 5” cardstock. Set aside to allow black craft ink to dry on the sentiment.
Using the white gel pen, place dots along one 5 ½” edge and both 1" edges of the Purely Pomegranate cardstock. Secure this to the far left side of the card base.
Punch a tab from the Designer Series Paper using the Round Tab punch, then fold the punched tab in half, aligning the rounded ends. Use the white gel pen to draw faux stitch markings around the edges of the tab.
Apply a small amount of adhesive to the inside edges of the tab. Slip the tab onto the stamped cardstock and align as desired. Gently press to allow the adhesive to hold it in place. Using the large hole on the Crop-a-Dile punch, punch through the center of the folded tab, then mount the jumbo eyelet in the punched hole. Loop and tie ribbon through the eyelet, trimming the ribbon edges to desired length.
Center the stamped 5” x 5” white cardstock over the card base and affix using dimensionals.
I reside in southeast Missouri and am blissfully married for to my soulmate for 14 years . When I’m not playing secretary for our calibration business, assisting with my family’s commercial construction office, or being music minister for our local worship center, you’ll find me in my stamping nook creating to my heart’s delight!
Paper crafts have always been a favorite of mine. My first scrapbook, though very pitiful in product quality and personal design, was started at the age of 13. I added to it throughout high school, often clipping words and pictures from magazines to add “character” to the scrapped pages. I ventured off into interior design throughout college and stayed away from paper crafts until Spring 2003 when I went to visit a friend and arrived at the end of a Stampin’ Up workshop. After the guests left she and the demonstrator let me copy the workshop projects and I found myself once again in love with the limitless realm of possibilities of paper crafting with the help of just some ink and rubber – and the rest, as they say, is history!
"Peony Grid Card"
Our Guest Instructor is Kelly Middleton
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INSPIRATION STORY ABOUT THE CARD:
When I saw this set in the Stampin’ Up! catalog I knew I had to have it. You see, in the backyard at our farm there is a flower bed hemmed with small rocks that my grandmother dug from her garden plot 40 years ago this spring. Inside those rocks she planted peony bulbs and though she left this earth 19 years this June her peonies still come up every spring. Mom and I always cut them, wrap them in wet newspaper, and then head home to get them into vases so we can enjoy every possible moment of their beauty. The aroma of them still brings tears to my eyes as I recall the lovely lady who planted the first peony bulbs decades ago.
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