As Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene settles down on Maine this Sunday morning, I am writing this post and hoping that the power doesn't go out until I'm finished. There's thunder booming in the distance and rain pounding down. It's the winds we are more worried about that will hit us this afternoon and evening. Hope all of you in its path are safe.
I decided this morning to make two cards using Memory Box dies and a new product I discovered this last week--core'dinations Adhesive Cardstock which I found at a JoAnn's store. I've been using Sticky Back Canvas a lot lately and when I found this adhesive-backed cardstock I thought it might be just the thing for cutting out and adhering intricately cut Memory Box dies. This solid-dyed cardstock really is "the perfect adhesive backed cardstock to use with your electronic die cut machine" (quoted from the packaging, but I agree).
- Die: 98123 Catalina Border
- Stamp: B1765 Makes Me Smile; Ink: Jet Black Archival
- Card: Memory Box Key Lime
- Papers: Memory Box Cherry Picnic 12X12 from the Jubilee Collection; Memory Box Squash Distressed Dots; core'dinations Adhesive Cardstock, green from the Mother Nature Collection
- Ribbon: bright green, source unknown
Begin by cutting the adhesive-backed cardstock with the 98123 Catalina Border die. Remember to place the cardstock face down on top of the die. Use a sharp paper piercer to remove any parts of the die cut that didn't fall out on their own. Peel off the white paper backing and stick the Catalina Border to a piece of Squash Distressed Dots paper. Trim close to the die cut.
Stamp the sentiment B1765 Makes Me Smile on a scrap of the adhesive-backed cardstock, trim it, and stick it onto a piece of the Squash Distressed Dots paper. Trim.
Cut a piece of the Cherry Picnic paper 4X5 and adhere to the front of the Key Lime Card. Attach the piece with the Catalina Border to the left side of the card front. Add pop-dots to the back of the sentiment and adhere it to the right in the middle of the card front. Tie a piece of bright green ribbon around the front of the card and finish it with a bow.
- Die: 98191 Grapevine Wreath
- Stamp: B1423 Love & Hearts; Ink: Jet Black Archival
- Card: Memory Box Sweet Corn
- Papers: Memory Box Cherry Picnic 12X12 from the Jubilee Collection; core'dinations Adhesive Cardstock, green from the Mother Nature Collection
- Ribbon: narrow velvet, soft green, source unknown
- Punch: Heart, red, EKSuccess Paper Shapers
Begin by cutting and adhering a piece of the Cherry Picnic paper to the front of the card.
Next, cut the adhesive-backed cardstock with the 98191 Grapevine Wreath die. Remember to place the cardstock face down on top of the die. Use a sharp paper piercer to remove the image from the die and any parts of the die cut that didn't fall out on their own. Remove the white paper backing and stick the Grapevine Wreath to the front of the card.
Stamp the word "love" from the B1423 Love & Hearts stamp onto a scrap of the adhesive-backed cardstock. Punch it out using the heart-shaped punch. Remove the backing and stick this in the center of the Grapevine Wreath.
Tie a piece of soft green velvet ribbon around the front of the card and finish it with a bow.
I will probably use these two cards for upcoming birthdays, but they really would be suitable for almost any occasion.