Saturday, September 22, 2012

DOstamperSTARS Creative Challenge: Teabag Card

I decided to enter this teabag card for the August Creative Challenge among the DOstamperSTARS demonstrators:

AND I had the honor of having my project voted the #1 favorite!  Wow - how cool is that?!
This was one of the projects made during the July meeting of my CLOclub.  The club hostess for that month asked if we could make a teabag card, and this is what I came up with!  Super simple - here is the supply list and instructions!
Card base: cut Soft Suede 3.5" x 11".  Simply Score at 3.5", 7", and 7.5".  Fold at each score line - on the inside, the right-hand fold creates the triangular pocket, so cut off the upper right corner so you have just a triangle folding over.  Attach this along the bottom using Sticky Strip.
Layers:  I used Summer Starfruit (3.25" square, out and inside), Cajun Craze (3" square, inside), Very Vanilla (2 7/8", inside), and Comfort Cafe DSP (3" outside, 3" cut in half for inside pocket).
Stamping inside:  ink up stamp using markers (Summer Starfruit, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede).  Stamp in lower left corner, then paper pierce around but not through image (I skipped some piercing holes to avoid the image and help it stand out).  Work on the Vanilla layer before mounting it - once you are done, attach it inside the card, and avoid putting adhesive on the pierced holes.
Stamping outside: Ink up image using same markers, stamp, and punch with 1 3/8" circle punch.  Layer on top of Cajun Craze punched 1 3/4" scallop circle.
Ribbon:  cut 22"-24" of Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin ribbon. Wrap around card and tie in bow.  Attach scallop circle with Dimensionals, using one above ribbon and one below ribbon so ribbon still slides freely, but is held in position.  You may want to cut the Dimensionals in half.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps: Day of Gratitude
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede markers
Paper: Cardstock in Summer Starfruit, Cajun Craze, & Very Vanilla; Comfort Cafe DSP
Extras: Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals; Paper Piercer, Guide, and Mat, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 3/4" scallop circle punch, Simply Scored
Inspired by: Beate Johns

Purchase the Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE.

Don't forget to tuck in a coffee- or tea-bag!  Someone special is gonna love it.  :)

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!  And be sure to check out my photo albums on Facebook at CLOcards!

~Hugs~   Cheryl O.  :)
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