Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Step-By-Step Wednesday -- Green Team #14-17

Green Team 14-17 Challenge
Anything goes for Mom, with out flowers. 

I know, we must be crazy right?  When it comes to creating something for MOM, there always seems to be some pretty flowers involved.  Well this week, we are going to make you stretch your imagination and create something with out the use of flowers.  
This week the design team is using the Bo Bunny Modern Miss paper collection and the Paper Smooches Scripty Sayings stamp set.  And WOW have they come up with some really terrific creations.  Stop by each of their blogs and check them out.  Then create something of your own and enter this weeks challenge.  
 Here's a look at the full collection of Modern Miss Products.  You can pick up your items in the Cuttin' and Stampin' Scrappy Supply Store. 

 The Paper Smooches Scripty Sayings stamp can be used for so many things.   

This challenge was harder than you would think!  No flowers, means NO flowers!  None on the brads, buttons, ribbon, nada!

Well I did it!!  No flowers!!  A few of the design team members made easel cards, so I thought not everyone may know how to make one of these unique cards!

So here goes!  First I gathered my supplies which included an 8 1/2" by 11" piece of cardstock (this will become my card base).  I chose white, but it can be any color.

step one:  Cut your paper in 1/2 (should have two that measure 5 1/2" x 8 1/2")
step two:  cut one in 1/2 again (should have two that measure 5 1/2" x 4 1/4")
step three:  the longer, uncut sheet should be folded in half like you would for a regular card, then one of the halves folded in half as shown.
step four:  glue the 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" sheet to the flap on the folded card.  This is now your card front.  Something thick or popped up needs to be placed on the bottom flap to hold the easel up.  I used some pop dots on a tag, along with some buttons.  I've used ribbon, brads, flowers, chipboard......anything that sticks up a little to form a lip.

Some other supplies I used are a plain white doily cut in half, some twine and bakers twine, and a craft paper tag.  Enjoy making these beautiful and impressive looking cards!  No one needs to know it wasn't that hard!  That can be out little secret! ;)

Don't forget to create something special for Mom, with out a flower.  Mother's Day is only a few weeks away.  Then go HERE and enter to win this week's challenge!

Jenni =D