Saturday, June 15, 2013

Cards that make you giggle....

Before I get to the cards can I tell you something else that makes me "giggle"?  I have been asked to be one of the guest designers on the fabulous Create with Connie and Mary blog!  I am honored to say that both of these ladies have become on-line friends and they are both crazy talented.  But that is not the best part--they have a bunch of really talented designers besides themselves that all join forces to bring you at downloadable collection of step by step tutorials all for one low price!

And the excitement don't stop there--because if you join now you can get early bird pricing--that is a $5 savings.  You will get 24 full color, step by step tutorials for only $19.95!  Nice huh?!  
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled during the next week as we celebrate 
Preview Week
 Stay tuned for freebie tutorials, blog candy and of course the early bird pricing.
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So in honor of this I thought I would make a mini tutorial for you showcasing the Giggle Greetings stamp set.  This is the stamp set that I will be featuring in the Summer Collection mentioned above.  

***this is just a mini tutorial and not the full step by step tutorials that will be included in the collection***

I made a cute little box set of 4 by 4 cards using each of the images from the set. 
All of the cards are basically the same except for the accent color and image.
And they all have matching envelopes too!

Here are the four cards in the box...

Each card has a base made from a 8" by 4" piece of Island Indigo card stock folded in half to create a 
4" by 4" card.  They all have a layer of DP from the Quarterfancy Specialty Designer Paper that is a 3 3/4" square.  The middle accent color strip is 1" by 3 3/4".  (Two strips are Daffodil Delight, one is Smoky Slate and the last one is Baked Brown Sugar.)  The next element on the card from bottom to top is a piece of Island Indigo card stock that is 2 1/2" by 3 inches.   Next is the accent color square this is 2 1/8" and finally the focal image square that is 2".  The sentiments are stamped on scraps of Whisper White card stock and added to the bottom of the Island Indigo piece . All of the images are colored in with markers or ink pads with a blender pen.  Three of the cards have the second half of the saying from the set on the inside.
(I cut my images and sentiments apart to make them easier to use separately) 

The box was very basic.  I have created this template for you to follow.  I added a strip of DP to the front of the box just to bring it all together.  Click on the image below to see the full size template and read the cutting/scoring directions.

And finally I made matching envelopes by trimming down our regular envelopes and adding a matching piece of Designer Series Paper to them.  I made a tutorial on how to do this a few years ago--see below
you will love this simple way to make 4.25" envelopes

I hope you enjoyed the sample I shared today!
Now go enjoy your Father's Day--there must be some one in your lives that you can celebrate with--right?
Mary Jo 

5 nice people left a comment:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful collection and a fabulous way to highlight this set. It's so nice to have your tutorials included. Can't wait to see your Summer Collection project. Off to celebrate Fathers Day and son's b-day.

Donna said...

This set of cards is so adorable, I love it!! Thank you soo much for your tutorials also, I will check them out next! I appreciate it; Thanks Again!!!! Cheers!

Anonymous said...

These are soooooo cute!

Sue Duffy said...

Wow! Thanks, Mary Jo. I have this set - wish we had more cute tongue-in-cheek like it. Thanks so much for the template and tutorial. I could not get mine to open full size - can you tell me how far out and up from the score lines you cut the corners at the top?

Nicole Tugrul said...

I love your card set!! What a great idea to package them all up as a set. I can't wait to see what you do for the Summer Collection for Create with Connie and Mary!!