Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sweet 16 Card & Bookmark from Laura

Happy Birthday Sweet 16~

I wanted to do a fun little card with a keepsake for a friend's daughter's sweet 16 birthday party. I found this card with the bookmark on an online tutorial, and I then went about customizing it to suit my needs.

My cardstock is cut at 4.25 x 11 inches for this project. I scored it at 4 1/4 and 8 5/8. At the 8 5/8 line, I used my perforating blade to make the perforation for the bookmark. This is one project where I was wishing for the Scor Pal from Cutters Creek!

Next I cut a piece of my white Prism (now Bazzill) Cardstock at 4 x 4 inches and I rounded the corners using my corner chomper. I cut a second piece at 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" and followed the same steps. I then cut a larger 4" x6" piece of cardstock to run through my machine with my Cuttlebug folder (Paisley). I sanded the entire image to reveal the inner white core. After it was sanded, I cut a piece at 3 3/4" x 3 3/4", and another at 2" x 2". I rounded the corners on all of these pieces as well.

I loaded a piece of my Prism (Bazzill) cardstock in my Cricut, and cut out the marquee piece using my Home Decor cartridge. I set my size to 2". I stamped it with my Inkadinkado stamp using my Memento black ink, and set it aside. I also cut the matching frame for the sentiment using a scrap a black cardstock. I stamped my remaining scraps of Prism Cardstock with my Inkadinkado stamps using various cupcakes. I cut them out using my Fiskers circle punch and/or scalloped circle punch.

For the numbers, I used some leftover chipboard letters. I dressed them up with my Sakura Souffle pens using lavender, teal, pink, yellow and blue. I set them aside to dry.

Now for the fun part! Coloring the cupcakes! I love coloring since I got my Copics from Cutter's Creek! They are such amazing pens. It is a miracle the dogs haven't been colored yet! For a little added interested, I added the Spica red to the cherry on each cupcake

After all of the pieces were ready, it was time for assembly.

Front: I adhered the largest section of the textured and sanded cardstock to the white layer of cardstock using my Glue Glider Pro. I attached that to the card base. Next I added my numbers using the Scor Tape. Next I used the Glue Glider and the Scor Tape to attach the sentiment to the card, and lastly, I used a Glue Dot to add the Cupcake element.

For the bookmark I layered the cardstock elements and added them the same way as for the front. I used my Glue Dots to add the cupcake element, and lastly I added the sentiment using my Glue Glider Pro. For the ribbons, I punched a hole and added an eyelet to loop my ribbon using my trusty Crop-o-Dile. I used an eyelet so it would be stronger and last longer.

I hope you enjoy this card. The products available from Cutters Creek Store are:

Copic Markers
Copic Spica Markers
Sakura Souffle Pens
Cricut Cartridge Home Decor
Fiskars Punches
Corner Chomper
Prism (now Bazzill) White Cardstock
Cuttlebug Folder Paisley
Inkadinkado Stamps
Memento Ink
Pebbles Chalks
Scor Tape
Glue Glider Pro
Glue Dots

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