Card of the Month 2011

The project kits will arrive at your home on a monthly schedule. The kits will contain all the velvet images, sayings, papers, an envelope, embellishments and "other" items needed to complete the card.  You will be able to print off the instructions and a completed sample of the cards. 

Program Prices:  $72.00 for 12 months plus $12.00 postage--total $84.00
                          $36.00 for 6 months plus $6.00 postage--total $42.00

 Price per individual card kit: $7.00 plus $1.00 for postage.   

 

COTM056 4th of July Bear 2010

Image Stamps by Heartlooms

Saying Stamps by Embossing Arts and Stampendous!  Also, computer generated

Supplies needed:

Double stick tape or glue
Pop Dots
Dries clear adhesive
Red Marker
Glitter Glue (or glitter with your dries clear)

Measurements:

Instructions:

1.  Detail trim the bear.  Detail trim the bow--NOT on support stock.  Detail trim the hat-ON support stock.  ***There are  two pieces of red stock included that are about the same size.  One is for the background for the bear.  The other is for support stock for the hat.  The support stock piece has "support stock" written on one side.***
2.  Layer on the decorative stocks and papers.
3.  Layer on your sayings.
4.  Position the bow onto the bear.
5.  Position the bear and the red stock.  Tape on flat.
6.  Using pop dots, attach the hat to the main card.
7.  Cut the toothpick on the flag to the length that you like.  On the sample, the toothpick follows the embossed line of the leaf.  Using the dries clear, glue along where the toothpick will lay as well as some under the paper of the flag.
8.  Glue on the white bow.
9.  Color the paws and ear.
10.  Using glitter glue, glitter the eyes, ear, and paws.
11.  Using the dries clear, glue on all the rhinestones.  Allow everything to dry.
12.  Happy Fourth of July everyone!

COTM057  Bright Fall Leaves 2010

Stamps by:  Leaves by Heartlooms;  Sayings by Stampendous and Ann-ticipations

Supplies needed:

Double stick tape or glue
Pop Dot

Measurements: 

Main Card:  7 x 10
Folds to 5 x 7
Decorative Paper:  4 3/4 x 6 3/4

Instructions:

1.  Detail trim the leaves if needed.  The sample has the orange leaf flat, the aztec gold leaf on cardstock and then flat on the card, and the smallest leaf pop dotted.  If you wish to do more pop dot work, you will need to put any leaf NOT on cardstock onto cardstock before detail trimming.
2.  Place on the decorative papers--inside and outside.
3.  Plan the positioning of the leaves and the front saying.  When you are pleased, attach down the items using tape/glue and pop dots.
4.  The sample show did not have the leaves on the sayings colored in, but a light colored pencil work would be effective.
5.  I guess it is quite simple, but it is very fun!

Note:  The leaves other than the one aztec gold leaf were created with the Seta-silk dyes.

 

COTM058  Ice Cream Witch 2010

Stamps by:  Ice Cream and Cone by Heartlooms;   Sayings by Azadi Earles, Cottage Stamper, and Computer-generated

Supplies needed:

Double stick tape or glue
Pop Dots
Dries Clear Adhesive

Measurements:

Main Card:  6 1/4 x 9
Folds to:  4 1/2 x 6 1/4
Decorative Papers:  4 x 6

Instructions:

1.  Detail trim ice cream scoop (not on support stock) and the cone (on support stock).
2.  Layer on the decorative papers.
3.  Complete the inside of the card.
4.  Place the scoop down flat onto the card.
5.  Pop Dot the cone onto the main card.
6.  Attach the saying.
7.  Place on the "candies" where you would like them to be.  Use the dries clear adhesive to glue them to the velvet.  Allow to dry.
8.  Happy Halloween Everyone!

Note:  the green ice cream scoop was created with the Seta-silk dyes.

COTM059 Stacked Pumpkins 2010

Stamps by:  Smallest Pumpkin by Darcies, Large Pumpkin by Heartlooms;  Sayings by:  Ann-ticipations, Darcies, The Stamp Pad

Supplies needed:

Double stick tape or glue
Pop Dots (two depths, if you have them)

Measurements:

Main card:  7 x 10
Folds to:  5 x 7
Pumpkin Decorative Paper:  4 3/4 x 6 3/4
Gingham:  3 1/4 x 6

Instructions:

1.  Place pumpkins on support stock and detail trim.
2.  Layer decorative papers onto the main card.
3.  Complete the inside of the card.
4.  Starting with the bottom pumpkin, tape or glue flat.
5.  Using pop dots, attach the middle pumpkin to the card.  ***Remember that pop dots will not stick to velvet, so watch the placement.
6.  Using pop dots, attach the top pumpkin to the main card.
7.  Simple, but fun. This would work for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or other occasions in the fall.  It is nice to have so many options.
8.  Happy Fall and Happy Halloween to all!  Whew...we will probably be starting with Christmas with the next project!  Time flies!!  Take care!

COTM060 Holly Sets 2010

Stamps by:  All image stamps by Heartlooms;  Sayings by:  Double D Rubber Stamps and The Stamp Pad

Supplies needed:

Double stick tape or glue
Dries Clear Adhesive
Glitter Glue

Card Measurements:

Main Card:   5 x 10
Folds to:  5 x 5
Decorative Paper:  5 x5

Hi Everyone!  We have a bonus project set for you this month.  We started with the idea of the velvet wreath with the larger hollies.  But, we felt it would be too big and too heavy for a card.  However, it would be adorable on a photocrafted page with the picture in the middle, placed on a decorative pillow for a fun holiday accessory, or placed on an apron for a special holiday dinner.  Also, we know you have big imaginations, so let us know what fun projects you come up with for the large hollies and gingerbread folks!

Instructions for the card:

1.  Detail trim hollies.
2.  Design your wreath on the white cardstock.  We actually do not have the hollies completely attached to the card.  Often times, during designing, I just use enough tape to hold an image temporarily.  When the arrangement is complete, I will finish attaching at that time.  This time, however, I like the tips of the hollies not completely attached.  You cannot tell in the picture, but it gives some dimension to the wreath.
3.  When you like your design and your hollies are attached as you wish, detail trim around the wreath leaving just a thin border.
4.  Tape or glue the decorative paper to the main card.
5.  Tape or glue the white panel with the wreath onto the main card.
6.  Complete the inside of the card.
7.  Using dries clear adhesive, glue the rhinestones onto the main card.
8.  Using glitter glue, add some sparkle to the leaves and the corners of the card.  Allow all to dry.
9.  We will have another Christmas project to you soon!

 

Measurements:

Main Card:  7 x 10
Folds to:  5 x 7
White Panel:  4 3/4 x 6 3/4
Gingham Panel:  4 1/2 x 6 1/2

 

COTM065 Elegant Trees 2010

Stamps by:  Trees by Heartlooms, Sayings by Stampendous!, Stampa Rosa, and The Stamp Pad

Supplies needed:

Double stick tape or glue
Pop Dots
Dries Clear Adhesive

Instructions:

1.  Place all trees on support cardstock and detail trim.  The white trees are going to be flat. However, if we did not put the white velvet onto support stock, the gingham would show through.
2.  Decide on the lengths of your garland pieces and cut.  Using the dries clear adhesive, glue the garlands onto the green tree and allow to dry.  You may need to hold or use clothespins at first.
3.  Layer on all the paper and stock panels.
4.  Complete the inside of the card.
5.  Tape or glue the white trees flat onto the card.
6.  Using pop dots, attach the green tree to the main card.  Remember that pop dots will not stick to the velvet, so you want to place the pop dots onto the card (in-between the white trees--I cut them in half to fit) and then at the very top of the green tree.  Attach to the card.
6.  Using dries clear adhesive, glue the snowflakes to the white trees.
7.  Place the saying on the front panel.
8.  I apologize for this being a bit down to the wire for Christmas this year.  The idea came to me in November, but I could not get it to work out as I had imagined.  I actually had given up on this idea and was cleaning it up to start something different.  As I moved the components this way and that way during clean-up, it fell together in the manner that you see it.  Immediately, I knew that fate had figured out my card design for me!  That happens many, many times.  Because it is a bit late, I did include "Thank You" and "Thinking of You" sayings that could be used after Christmas.  Or, you could get a head start for next year!
9.  Have a very, very Merry Christmas everyone!

COTM066  Snowman Couple

Image stamps by Heartlooms; Sayings by Stampendous!, DeNami, Embossing Arts, Azadi Earles, and Heartlooms

Supplies needed:

Double stick tape or glue
Dries clear adhesive
Orange colored pencil

Measurements:

Main card:  6 x 12
Folds to:  6 x 6
Decorative panel:  5 3/4 x 5 3/4

Instructions:

1.  Detail trim the snow people, vests, and hats.  The example card does not have any image pop dotted, so the velvet images are not on support cardstock.  If you would like to pop dot the hats, place on support stock before you detail trim.
2.  Color the snow people's noses.
3.  Arrange the scarves around the necks.  Secure with tape to the back of the snow people.
4.  Layer on the decorative papers.
5.  Complete the inside of the card.
6.  Using double stick tape, position the snow couple onto the card.  Place vests onto the snow couple.  ***You will need to watch the positioning for these places:  1) low enough on the neck;  2) not covering up the heart;  3) **how the vests fit together in-between the snow couple.  It sounds like you are watching for a lot, but it really is not that difficult.  You just need to watch a bit!
7.  Position the hats onto the couple.
8.  Using dries clear adhesive, glue on the hearts and snowflakes and allow to dry.
9.  I was going to re-scan the card with the Mrs.' scarf covering her face so much.  However, at the time all of the recipients of the first mailing receive this kit, we are all going to be walking around with our scarves covering as much as our faces as possible!   Brrrrr..........stay warm!

COTM067  Blinged Out for Valentine's Day

Stamps by:  Kitties by Heartlooms;  Sayings by:  Heartlooms, Azadi Earles, DeNami Design, Stampendous!

Supplies needed:

Double stick tape or glue

Measurements:

Main Card:  6 1/4 x 9
Folds to:  4 1/2  x 6 1/4
Decorative Panels: 4 1/4 x 6 

Instructions:

1.  Place the kitties on support cardstock and detail trim.  **White velvet is "usually" placed onto white cardstock for color support.  On this card, the patterned paper would show through the velvet image if it did not have support stock.
2.  Complete the inside of the card.  The solid colored cardstock is for saying layering.
3.  Place kitties onto the main card.  Our kitties are flat, but you could pop dot if you prefer.
4.  Using the super cool new Peel'n'Stick Glitter Rick-Rack, accent the corners of the card.  We placed it onto the corners and then cut it off from the main card.
5.  Using the super cool new Peel'n'Stick Rhinestones, attach the kitties' "collars".  Using the one larger heart of each color, accent the "collars".  Also, place on the kitties' noses.
6.  This card does not have a lot of instructions, it just is showing new products on the market.  The rick-rack was purchased at Hobby Lobby (Ooops!  I did not keep the package.  I will let you know the manufacturer at a later date).  The rhinestone strands are called Crystal Stickers and marketed by Mark Richards USA.  We purchased them (on clearance!!) at Michael's.
7.  Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  We hope it is a good one!

     

COTM068  Honeycomb Christmas Tree

Stamps by:  Greeting included in the package by various companies
(Shown:  Heartlooms and Double D)
Tree stamp by Heartlooms

Supplies needed:

Double stick tape or light weight glue
Dries Clear Adhesive
Regular Pencil

Main card:  6 1/2 x 10
Folds to:  5 x 6 1/2
Decorative panels:  4 3/4 x 6 1/4

Instructions:

1.  Layer the decorative gingham onto the main card.
2.  Position the tree pattern onto the green honeycomb pad.  You want to have the edge of the pattern right along the edge of the honeycomb.  Trace.
3.  Cut out the tree.
4.  Repeat process with the star.
5.  Using the dries clear adhesive, place glue on one side of the tree.  Position it into the fold of the card making sure you are very close to the bottom of the card.
6.  Place dries clear adhesive onto the other side of the tree.  Close the card to adhere the glue.
7.  (You could do the same steps with the star and tree at the same time if you would like).
8.  Otherwise, repeat the process with the star.
9.  Layer on your sayings:  inside and out.
10.  Position the velvet tree onto the card.
 

COTM069  Framed Jeweled Christmas Tree

Stamps by:  Greeting included in the package by various companies
(Shown:  Hero Arts)
Tree stamp by Heartlooms

Supplies needed:

Double stick tape or light weight glue
Dries Clear Adhesive

Main Card:  7 x 10
Folds to:  5 x 7
Decorative Panel:  4 1/2 x 6 1/2
Solid Panel:  3 3/4 x 5 3/4
Decorative Panel:  3 1/4 x 5 1/4

Instructions:

1.  Detail trim the tree if needed.
2.  Layer on the decorative paper and cardstock layers.
3.  Layer on your sayings.
4.  Position on the tree and front saying.
5.  Using the dries clear adhesive, place small dots of glue in various spots on the tree.  You can do the whole tree at one time.
6.  Place the rhinestones onto the tree.  Allow to set-up.

COTM070  Poinsettia Christmas Tree

Stamps by:  Greeting included in the package by various companies
(Shown:  The Stamp Pad)

Tree stamp by Heartlooms

Supplies needed:

Double stick tape or light weight glue
Dries Clear Adhesive

Main card:  6 1/4 x 9
Folds to:  4 1/2 x 6 1/4
Decorative panel:  4 1/4 x 6

Instructions:

1.  Detail trim the tree if needed.
2.  Layer on the decorative paper and cardstock layers.
3.  Layer on your sayings.
4.  Position on the tree and front saying.
5.  Using the dries clear adhesive, place small dots of glue in various spots on the tree.  You can do the whole tree at one time.
6.  Place the rhinestones and buttons onto the tree.  Allow to set-up.

COTM071  Glitter Poinsettia

Stamps by:  Greeting included in the package by various companies
(Shown:  Stampendous!)

Poinsettia and Holly leaves stamps by Heartlooms

Supplies needed:

Double stick tape or light weight glue

 

 

Instructions:

1.  Because we have no way of sending the glitter to you to do it yourself, the glitter had to be done in advance.
2.  Basically, this card is just assembly for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COTM072  Anti-resolution New Year's Card

Stamps by Heartlooms;  Happy New Year by Penny Black

Supplies needed:

Double stick tape or glue
Dries Clear Adhesive
Pop Dots
Brown Colored Pencil

Measurements:

Main Card:  6 x 10 1/2
Front panel folds to:  4 1/2 x 6
Back panel folds to:  6 x 6
Front panel decorative:  4 1/4 x 5 3/4
Back panel decorative:  5 3/4 x 5 3/4

Instructions:

1.  Detail trim all the images:  Both white tops need to be on support stock.  The blue ice cream scoop also needs support stock.
2.  Color the cookies if desired.
2.  Layer on the decorative papers, sayings and inside cookies.
3.  Position the cone directly onto the main card.
4.  Using dries clear adhesive, glue the blue scoop to the cone.
5.  Using pop dots, attach the white scoop.
6.  Position the cupcake liner to the main card.
7.  Using Pop Dots, attach the top to the main card.
8.  Happy New Year Everyone!

COTM073  Sparkling Winter Wishes

Stamps by Heartlooms

Supplies needed:

Double stick tape or glue
Dries Clear Adhesive

Measurements:

Main card:  7 x 10
Folds to:  5 x 7
White Panels:  4 3/4 x 6 3/4
Snowflake Panel:  4 1/2 x 6 1/2

Instructions:

1.  Detail trim the trees on the support cardstock.
2.  Layer on the decorative papers and cardstocks.
3.  Layer on the sayings.
4.  Using double stick tape or glue, place the tree section onto the main card.
5.  Using dries clear adhesive, place glue dots onto the tree section.   
6.  Place rhinestones onto the glue and the buttons onto the main card.  Allow to dry.
7.  Enjoy our Northern Winters!!!