Card And A Layout From A Sketch

I have been admonishing myself for not getting some scrapbook layouts up.  Treat boxes, cards, and other types of tutorials I’ve done but nothing for scrapbook layouts.

While I was in my “studio”, making yet another card, I had an idea.  For anyone new to this, it might look complicated but it is very easy.  I assure you.

The card and the scrapbook page focal point, if you will, is from a sketch at Split Coast Stampers.  It is their Sketch #1.  Here is the link to see all of the sketch challenges posted.  If you are not a member of Split Coast Stampers you will need to register first.  A simple process.  Now for the link http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?page=13&cat=4133 , scroll down to the bottom and the first sketch is there.  Three tags.

This is my card from the Split Coast Sketch.

Thanksgiving Card

Thanksgiving Card

It is a bit dark, sorry.  It is raining here and pretty dark and dreary outside.  The flash is either too much or not enough.

Paper Used:

Naturals Ivory card stock – Product #101849; Close To Cocoa Prints Designer Series Paper 12″x12″- Product #109949 IN THE CLEARANCE RACK; Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2″ x 11″ card stock – Product #105117; Creamy Caramel 8-1/2″ x 11″ card stock – Product #102514.

The Naturals Ivory card stock is a full 8-1/2″ x 11″ cut in half vertically at 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″ for the card fold.  The Close To Cocoa Prints Designer Series Paper is cut at 5-1/2″ x 2″.  The Pumpkin Pie card stock is 5″ x 1-1/2″.  The Creamy Caramel card stock is for tags measuring 1-7/8″ long by 15/16″ wide.  You will need three of these.

Ribbon Used:

The ribbon is also from the CLEARANCE RACK – Alpine Ribbon Originals – Product #113100.  The brown felt with stitching is cut at approximately 7″.

Embellishments Used:

Gold Brads – Product #104337.  I used one for each tag.

Stamp Sets Used:

Falling Leaves – Product #115368  I used the “Give Thanks” leaf, the Polka Dot leaf, and the “Thankful” leaf on the tags.  Holiday Best Hostess Level 1 Gift Set with the “Give Thanks” for the sentiment.

Ink Used:

Pumpkin Pie – Product #105216; Creamy Caramel – Product #103220; Close To Cocoa – Product #103139; Really Rust – Product #102549.

Adhesives:

Snail – Product #104332; Stampin’ Dimensionals – Product #104430; and regular household tape.

You may also need the 1″ Circle Punch – Product #109046 to make the tags.

Tag Construction:

I have a Crescent Tag die in my stash so that is what I used.  If  you do not have the die and would like to make these tags you will need the following.  A ruler, a pen or pencil, a pair of scissors, and a 1″ Circle Punch.

Tag measurements from a die cut remnant

Tag measurements from a die cut remnant

This is the remnant from a scrap piece of the Creamy Caramel to show you the length and width measurements for the tag.  When you cut the rectangle out (from the measurements) cut an extra 1/4″ over the top of the tag, just for easy placement in the 1″ Circle Punch.

1-7/8" x 15/16" rectangle

1-7/8" x 15/16" rectangle

Now cut out the rectangle.

Cut piece with a bit of spare at top

Cut piece with a bit of spare at top

You will trim off the pencil or ink lines before you get to the 1″ Circle Punch.

Feed the tag into the 1" Circle Punch as shown

Feed the tag into the 1" Circle Punch as shown

You may need to trim off the right and left edges in order to get the tag in the punch opening.  Don’t force it, it will go in.  Slide it in until you no longer see the top marking on the tag you made for the height.

Feed into the punch until the line is gone

Feed into the punch until the line is gone

Feed the tag in until you no longer see the line at the crown of the punch.  Make sure your tag is centered in the punch.  You might have to adjust it from right to left until you have the tag straight.  Once you are satisfied, then press the lever and punch the top of the tag off.

Your finished tag

Your finished tag

Your completed tag will look like this.  Now you can stamp your images to the tags.  The “Give Thanks” stamp is inked with Really Rust, the tag edges all around are scraped on the pad to color the edges.  The “Polka Dot” stamp is inked with Creamy Caramel, scrape the tag edges all around on the pad to color the edges.  You will do the same with the final tag, “Thankful” stamp using Close To Cocoa.

While you have the inks out, get the Pumpkin Pie and scrape the edges of the 5″ x 1-/2″ piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock in the ink.

Assembly:

Attach the Close To Cocoa Printed Designer Series Paper 3/8″ from the top of the card face and set aside.

Take the brown felt ribbon and center it on the piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock and attach to the back of the card stock with household tape.  I’ve tried using the Snail on this felt ribbon.  The Snail does not adhere to the ribbon so you have to use an alternative.

Line the three tags up on the ribbon with the tag top just below the top stitching line of the ribbon.  Check to get the tags equal distance along the ribbon and use a piercing tool, sewing pin, or some other device to poke a hole through the tag, ribbon, and card stock for the brads to go through.

Secure the brads to the back of the Pumpkin Pie card stock then adhere the whole piece to the Close To Cocoa Printed Designer paper.  You will need to use a lot of adhesive to secure this piece.  The felt ribbon is a bit bulky and will require some good reinforcement.

Dimensionals under the tag bottoms

Dimensionals under the tag bottoms

Put Stampin’ Dimensionals under the tags at the bottom so they have support.

The last thing to do is stamp the “Give Thanks” stamp from the Holiday Best Hostess Level 1 set.  It will be stamped in Close To Cocoa at the bottom right edge of the card.

Now, you want to see how this would look in a scrapbook layout?

Scrapbook layout using the card sketch

Scrapbook layout using the card sketch

There at 2 (two) 4″x6″ photo mats, one in Pumpkin Pie and the other in Creamy Caramel.  The journal box mat is 4″ x 4″ in Close To Cocoa and the Whisper White is 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″.

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I am an over the road truck driver in Drive-Away Transport part of the year, and the sole bookkeeper of this operation the other part of the year. I do a lot of whining until I can get in my craft room and play with paper and glue. View all posts by Message In A Fold

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