Sunday, May 6, 2012

Heart 2 Heart Challenge

This is my first submission as Guest Designer for the Heart 2 Heart Challenge during this month of May. The challenge for the week of May 7th is to create a card or project for Mother's Day. I chose a card. It has a 5 1/2" x 12" base and I turned it into a gift card. Start by scoring your card stock at 4 1/4", then 6" and 7 3/4" (I have to rotate my card stock 180 degrees and score at 4 1/4" again because my scoring board doesn't have a 7 3/4" line). I fold it in half at the 6" score line and then sandwich that fold toward the center of the card to create a gift card pocket. Hopefully the photos help my instructions make sense:-)
I then tape the backside of the card just around the edges to make the pocket. I use a 1/2" punch to create the middle slot and then use that as a guide for the next step of using a 2" square punch to complete the gift card pocket.
There are guides on the 2" square punch that I use to align my punch so it's not too deep. Like shown in the photo below.
The inside of the card has a piece of black card stock and then layered with a piece of white cardstock cut at 4" x 5 1/4" and then it's stamped with a phrase from the CTMH stamp set "In the Month of May" (now retired). The photo below shows the gift card pocket:
On the front of my card I layered a piece of white c.s. and then used the same color card stock as the base (CTMH Gypsy) with a dry embossing folder and my Big Shot. After embossing the c.s. I used the CTMH piercing tool set & ruler to create perfectly aligned stitching holes and then hand stitched the edge with crochet thread. The shapes were cut using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge and then I added flowers from the same set called "In the Month of May". I added a tag with a "Mother's Day" sentiment and some black opaques and a ribbon with button.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Susie,

    Terrific tutorial and your card is wonderful! I'm a purple girl so this one really catches my eye! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Heart2Heart Challenges this month!


  2. Very pretty and clever too! Thanks for sharing your tutorial. We're glad you're guest designing with us this month at H2H!


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