Hello Love

Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!

Today has been an interesting day of hanging out with the Monkey and taking a day to just be a kid. One of the biggest blessings of having a child is that they are a constant reminder of how we should view the world. Monkey is one of the most amazing kids. He doesn’t let things get to him. We have had rough rainy weather, that does not make a kid like mine a happy camper. He loves to see the rain, but he also loves to play outside. If Monkey had it his way, he would live outside twenty-four, seven. I was amazed that even though it has been awhile since he has been able to run around outside, he has taken it in stride. He was excited to do our fun indoor activities. He also completely beat my butt in our dance off this morning. He keeps me completely entertained. Now, that it is free play time, he is happy just playing with his Army men and arresting his Build a Bear Chase (Paw Patrol).

With Monkey being a happy go lucky at the moment, I thought we could talk about a wonderful card I made. I like making a ton of different samples, that way I can keep a inspiration pool right on hand. This helps whenever I begin working on things like my monthly cards, I am able to pick one of the samples, or design something between a few of the samples that makes something new and exciting. This also helps keep a stock of cards for people to pick from when people ask me to make them cards. I can bring my little basket and they are able to look through them and pick which cards they would like me to make them. Now that we have talked about the samples I like to keep on hand, let’s get down to business, and discuss the card for today.

The Paper

Base Black measuring 8 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches score at 2 1/2 inches and 5 inches

The Front of the Card

Turquoise measuring 5 3/8 inches by 3 inches

Light Blue measuring 5 1/4 inches by 2 7/8 inches

Gray measuring 5 1/8 inches by 2 3/4 inches

Middle Section

**Remember; this section measures 5 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches**

Turquoise measuring 5 3/8 inches by 2 3/8 inches

Light Blue measuring 5 1/4 inches by 2 1/4 inches

Gray measuring 5 1/8 inches by 2 1/8 inches

Third Section (Sentiment and message section)

Turquoise measuring 5 3/8 inches by 3 inches

Light Blue measuring 5 1/4 inches by 2 7/8 inches

Gray measuring 5 1/8 inches by 2 3/4 inches

For the back of the card

Scrap piece of Gray

Stamp Sets

Lovely sentiments from Hero Arts

Hello Stamp from JoAnns

Retired Stampin’ Up Tribal Stamp set

Handmade Stamp Set from Atomic Age Artifacts

Inks

Stampin’ Up Dapper Denim

StaZOn Jet Black

Other Supplies

Stampin’ Up Washi Tape

Label Punch

Acrylic Mount Blocks

Tape runner

Vanilla Butcher’s Twine

Step One: Working on the Front Panel

I took my first piece (Gray measuring 5 1/8 inches by 2 3/4 inches), I stamped the tribal design along the top and the bottom, in Dapper Denim. In StaZOn Jet Black ink, I stamped in the center of this piece, the “Hello” image. I took my tape runner, and adhered my Gray, stamped layer to my light blue layer (5 1/4 inches by 2 7/8 inches) and adhered those layers to my turquoise layer (5 3/8 inches by 3 inches). Finally, I layered this to the front panel. This is interesting, I only put my tape runner to the on the left three quarters side of the back of the layered piece. This piece was finished, I began the next step.

Step Two: The Middle Section

Starting with the gray piece (5 1/8 inches by 2 1/8 inches) I stamped my tribal image horizontally, from top to bottom, in Dapper Denim ink. I used my tapper runner to layer my pieces (gray 5 1/8 inches by 2 1/8 inches, light blue 5 1/4 inches by 2 1/4 inches, turquoise 5 3/8 inches by 2 3/8 inches). I then layered this piece to the middle section of my card. These steps are incredibly and go by extremely fast.

Step Three: The Third Section

I started this section with my Washi tape. I took my card and layered my Washi tape along the edge of my third section. I was now ready to work on my gray piece. This is worked just like the front piece. I stamped in Dapper Denim my tribal stamp at the top and bottom. I used StaZOn Jet Black ink to stamp my “Sending Love” sentiment in the center of the piece. I layered this gray piece (5 1/8 inches by 2 3/4 inches) to my light blue piece (5 1/4 inches by 2 7/8inches). Layering that piece to my turquoise piece (5 3/8 inches by 3 inches) and finally layering that piece to my card. I centered the layer piece between the edge of my Washi tape and the fold of the card.

Step Four: The Back of the Card

I kind of made a booboo. Before I layered the middle section and third sections of my card, I should have used my hole punch to put a small hole in the card on the middle and third sections. Unfortunately, even though, when designing this card,I had planned on following the suggestions of a few people I love watching on YouTube, I did not do this step. So, with not doing this, I was left to figure out how I would adhere my butcher’s twine to my card. I remembered that at my last visit to Atomic Age Artifacts, I found a really cute stamp. It says “Handmade By,” I started thinking about how cute that would look in the center on the back of this card. I took my scrap of gray paper and stamped my cute stamp in StaZOn Jet Black ink. I wrote “KraftaholicMommy” just under my stamped image. Once that was done, I punched out the image with my label punch. I put a good amount of tape runner in the center of my card, I wrapped my butcher’s twine around the card making sure to press it in my adhesive. I put tape runner on the back of my label and adhered that label to the center of the back of the card, making sure to cover the adhesive holding my butcher’s twine to my card. I tied a nice-ish bow at the front of my card and all was finished.

You’ll notice that I have left a ton slack of butcher’s twine, I know. Usually, I do this for cards that are being held closed by ribbon or twine. I do this so the recipient doesn’t have a tiny amount to work with, to tie the twine back.

I truly loved working on this card, mistakes and all. It is so fun to see just a few supplies make something so fun and neat. This card inspired me to make a few more cards using this base. I will be sharing them with you in the future.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post. If you did, feel free to like, comment, and/or share this with your friends. I would greatly appreciate it. Until next time,

Thank you and God Bless!

Happy Krafting!

KraftaholicMommy

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