Our summer is off to an aswesome start and I hope yours is as well. I love that I have extra time in the afternoon to craft, time that is usually spent overseeing homework and school stuff for the girlies. Its a perfect time to get caught up on any kits you may have not got done yet :)
Here are a few tips and tricks for putting together your July cards. I've added a creamy brown ink to the edges of many pieces you can do this as desired.
Card 1- Fold cream cardsctock to form card base and attach patterned paper. Add ink to edges of alpha embossed paper. Wrap ribbon around alpha embossed paper and tie in a bow then attach to card with pop dots. Attach sentiment. Attach butterflies with glue in the center of the bodies so that the wings can be pulled up to add dimension. This card has a white envelope.
Card 2 - Fold white cardstock to form card base. Attach patterned papers (use the smaller wood grain piece for this card). Trim sentiment and attach brads to side, attach to card with pop dots. Attach stamped art piece with pop dots. Trim notch in edge of stamped sentiment and attach to bottom of the shell art piece. This card has a white envelope.
Card 3 - Fold 3x6 cardstock in half to form card base. Attach two different patterned papers. Trim sentiment and attach. Use die cut trim to add a border to the top and bottom of the sentiment (I lined mine up on one edge and then trimmed it and then did the other side). Thread button with twine and tie in a bow and attach. This card has a clear envelope.
Card 4 - Fold cardstock to form card base. Attach white rectangle insert for card. Attach embossed white cardstock. Attach banner and trim sentiment to spell out "happy" and attach to banner pieces. Tie two bows with red/white twine and attach. Trim sentiment and mat with red cardstock and attach to card. Thread button with twine and tie in a bow and attach.
Card 5 - Attach 5 patterned paper circles to edge of card in a row. Attach blue patterned paper. Trim shell printout and mat with patterned paper, attach with pop dots. Trim sentiment and attach. Tie red seam binding in a bow and attach. Thread twine through btton, tie in a knot and attach. This card has a white envelope
Card 6 - Fold cardstock to form cardbase and add white insert to inside. Attach patterned paper. Trim printout and sentiment in one piece and attach with pop dots. Tie fabric strip in knot and attach, trim in necessary. Attach buttons. This card has a white envelope.
Tags - Attach twine to tags for hangers. Attach sentiments, ribbon and buttons as shown. Use for gifts or gift bags to coordinate with cards.
Hope you enjoy this months cards... See you next month and let me know if you have any questions.