Paper

Banded Flower Cards

By  Liz Jutila 

sizes: 4-1/4"x5-5/8"

  • Banded Flower Cards
  • Inside View

Materials

  • ENJOY THE MOMENTS CARD:
  • Cardstock: white; blue; olive textured
  • Sheer blue organza ribbon
  • THINKING OF YOU CARD:
  • Cardstock: white; turquoise; orchid
  • “Happy Day” epoxy sticker
  • Metal-rimmed round white tag
  • Metal snap eyelets: pink; two yellow
  • Pink embroidery floss

Tools

  • ENJOY THE MOMENTS CARD:
  • Stamps (Stampin’ Up!): flower; stem; leaves; flower center
  • ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpads (Clearsnap): Olive Pastel; Chestnut Roan; French Blue
  • Hook-and-loop tape
  • Creative Station adhesive applicator (Xyron)
  • THINKING OF YOU CARD:
  • Stamps: flower, stem, leaves, dragonfly (Stampin’ Up!); sentiment (Printworks)
  • Classic Stampin’ dye ink pads (Stampin’ Up!): Basic Black; Green Galore; Pink Passion; Orchid Opulence; Tempting Turquoise
  • Magnetic Snaps (BasicGrey)
  • Creative Station adhesive applicator (Xyron)
  • Pink glitter glue
  • Eyelet setting tools
  • Cosmetic wedge sponge
  • Enjoy the Moments Card
  • 1. Cut blue cardstock to 4-1/4"x5-5/8". Cut green cardstock to 4"x5-3/8", pass through adhesive applicator, and adhere to blue piece, leaving narrow border.
  • 2. Cut 5-3/16"x8-7/16" white cardstock piece; place cardstock lengthwise over cutting mat.
  • 3. Using photo as guide, stamp blue flower just above center, 2-1/4" from left edge. Stem green stem and leaves, and brown center.
  • 4. Use craft knife to cut around right edge of image, from uppermost petal to lower edge of leaf.
  • 5. Score front of cardstock above and below flower, 2-1/4" from left edge. Score back of cardstock 3-7/8" from right edge. Fold card as shown.
  • 6. Stamp remaining flowers, stems, leaves, and centers on both layers of folded card, masking as needed; see "Techniques." Stamp partial sentiment at top of card, masking rest of stamp. Adhere right side of card to layered cardstocks.
  • 7. Stamp blue flower and brown center at one edge of 11" length of white cardstock. Leaving 3/4" cardstock width attached at center left edge of flower, use craft knife to cut around right side of flower. Cut 3/4"x10-9/16" band from cardstock, measuring from center of flower.
  • 8. Score and fold band at 3-1/8" from each end, measuring from center of flower. Place band around card.
  • 9. Cut and fold 3" ribbon length in half and adhere behind flower. Adhere opposite sides of hook-and-loop tape beneath flower and to band.
  • 10. Stamp brown sentiment on band, masking rest of stamp.
  • Thinking of You Card
  • 1. Using photo as guide, follow basic directions for "Enjoy the Moments Card."
  • 2. Stamp all images Basic Black, then sponge colored inks inside flowers and leaves.
  • 3. Set snaps in flower centers. Adhere sticker to upper corner.
  • 4. Create dragonfly band in same way; sponge pink ink onto wings and highlight with glitter glue. Let dry. Adhere magnet snaps behind dragonfly and to band.
  • 5. Stamp tag sentiment; sponge pink ink into heart and highlight with glitter glue. Tie to band with floss.