Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Welcome Neighbor Swap Card

As I was making this card for a UStamp swap I realized this would be a great card for a class project. So I am writing this up in a little more detail in case anyone would like to use it. Because of the pattern of the paper it is efficient to make either 6, 12, or 18 of these cards.

For 12 cards you will need:

6 sheets Melon Mambo (8-1/2 X 11), plus scraps for punching
1-1/2 sheets Crushed Curry
1 sheet Old Olive
Whisper White for punching
2 - 6 x 6 sheets Welcome Neighbor dsp ( blue with olive houses)
2 sheets Welcome Neighbor dsp (multi-colored rows of houses)

Teeny Tiny Wishes

Old Olive

12 pieces Melon Mambo dotted grosgrain - 4-1/2"

Scallop Trim edge
Scallop Trim corner
Heart to Heart
Word Window

1. Cut the blue paper into 2 X 3 inch squares.
2. Cut the multi-colored house dsp into strips. Hand cut the tops of the houses in a zig zag pattern. Trim to 4-1/4".

Tip: It is easiest to cut into the valleys from the top down as shown.

3. Stamp greeting in Old Olive on Whisper White. Punch with Word Window. Punch hearts with Heart to Heart punch from Melon Mambo.

4. Cut 1 inch strips of Old Olive. Punch with scallop edge punch. Trim to 3-1/4". Cut 2-1/4" X 3-1/4" rectangles of Crushed Curry.

5. Cut, fold and score Melon Mambo card base. Punch upper right corner with corner punch.
6. Assemble card as shown.

1 comment:

  1. Very cute and I like that you showed us step by step! tfs