Card of the Month 2012

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.   

 

COTM074  Warm Cozy Wishes

Stamps by:  Snowman and Hat by Heartlooms;  Saying Computer Generated, Heartlooms, Stampendous!, plus more

Supplies needed:

Double stick tape or glue
Dries Clear Adhesive
Pop Dots

 

Measurements:

Main Card: 7 x 10
Folds to:  5 x 7
White stock:  4 3/4 x 6 3/4
Decorative Paper:  4 1/2 x 6 1/2

 

Instructions:

1.  Detail trim the snowlady (on support stock) if needed.
2.  Place hat on support stock and detail trim.
3.  Layer on all the white and decorative panels.
4.  Layer on all sayings inside. (The front saying will wait a bit)
5.  Wrap the scarf around the snowlady--secure in the back with double stick tape.
6.  Tentatively place the snowlady and hat onto the front of the card. (So you get an idea of the positioning with the saying panel)
7.  Using double stick tape, secure the snowlady to the main card.
8.  Cut a pop dot in half.  Place one half to the top of the hat.  Place the other half just above the snowlady's head on the main card.
9.  Attach the hat.
10.  Place the saying onto the front under the hat and possibly the snowlady.
11.  Cut another pop dot into fourths.  Sneak under the two edges of the hat brim and secure to card.  (Save the other two fourths for the Valentine card).
12.  Using dries clear adhesive, glue on the snowflakes and allow to dry.
13.  I just lightly secured the cocoa to the main card. 
14.  All the blues are the same--I am not sure why they scanned so differently.
15.  Have a cuddle up day!

 

COTM075  Snowlady Valentine 2012 (You Melt my Heart)

***You can see how ideas can come in groups!****

Stamps by:  Snowman and Hat by Heartlooms;  Saying are computer generated, Darcies, Personal Stamp Exchange plus more

Supplies needed:

Double stick tape or glue
Dries Clear Adhesive
Pop Dots

Measurements:

Main card:  7 x 10
Folds to:  5 x 7
Decorative Panels:  4 3/4 x 6 3/4

Instructions:

1.  Detail trim the snowlady (on support stock if needed).
2.  Place the hat onto support stock and detail trim.
3.  Layer on all the panels.
4.  Layer on your sayings.
5.  Tape the snowlady to the main card.
6.  Using pop dots, attach the hat to the main card.
7.  The large glittery heart is a sticker that seems to be sticking very well to the velvet (at the time of these instructions, it had been attached for 24 hours and still seems extremely attached).
8.  Glue on the rhinestones.  Allow to dry.
9.  Happy Valentines day everyone! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COTM076  Valentine Porcupines

Stamps by:  Porcupines by Heartlooms;  Sayings are computer generated

Materials needed:

Double stick tape or glue
Pop Dots
Dries clear adhesive

Instructions:

1.  Peel off the Peel'n'Stick and place the porcupines onto the white support stock.   Detail trim.
2.  Layer the decorative papers and cardstock panels onto the main card--both inside and out.
3.  Position your sayings both inside and out.
4.  Place the pop dots sticky side onto the porcupines.  At this point,  leave the paper on the side of the pop dot that will come in contact with the main card. 
5.  Just position the porcupines onto the card.  Play around with the positioning of the sticks before attaching everything.  When you are happy with your placement:
6.  Remove the paper from the pop dots and position the porcupines to the main card.
7.  Run a small stream of glue along the sticks and glue them to the main card.
8.  Cutting pop dots very small, pop dot on the hearts.  
9.  Using dried clear adhesive, glue on the red rhinestone for the noses.  Allow to dry.

 

COTM077  Easter Treats...for you and your peeps!

Stamps by:  Chicks and Egg by Heartlooms;  Sayings are computer generated

Materials needed:

Double stick tape or glue

 

Instructions:

1.  Detail trim the chicks.
2.  Detail trim the egg pieces--not on support stock.
3.  Layer on the decorative panels both inside and out.
4.  Layer on the sayings.
5.  Place chicks onto the main card.
6.  Place the egg pieces onto the chicks where you desire.

 

          

COTM078 Pink Framed and Bordered Crosses

 

Stamps by:  Cross by Heartlooms;  Sayings are computer generated

Materials needed:

Double stick tape or glue

 

Instructions:

1.  Place crosses on support stock and detail trim (this step is done for you in the first mailing).
2.  Place one white cross onto the pink and detail trim--if desired.
3.  Layer on the decorative panels both inside and outside.
4.  Layer on your sayings.
5.  Attach cross to the main card.
6.  Glue bow into the center (this step is completed in the first mailing as well).

 

COTM079  Halloween Bear 2012

Stamps by:  Bear, pumpkin, and candy corn by Heartlooms;  Happy Halloween by The Cottage Stamper;  Other Sayings are computer generated

Materials needed:

Double stick tape or glue

 

Instructions:

1.  Detail trim the bear.
2.  Detail trim and "build" the candy corn "costume".  **You will need to trim very close to the lines on both the bottom and middle pieces.  Then, they will snuggle tightly together on the support stock.   After you have both pieces together, do a detail trim on the outside.
3.  Detail trim the jack-o-lantern.
4.  Layer on the decorative panels inside and outside.
5.  Place on your sayings EXCEPT for the outside "happy halloween".
6.  Tape the bear onto the main card and "dress" him.
7.  Remove the Peel'n'Stick from the pumpkin and position onto the main card.
8.  Tape on the happy halloween.

COTM080  Thanksgiving Turkey Wishes

All stamps by Heartlooms

Materials needed:

Double stick tape or glue
Dries clear adhesive
Colored Pencils

Measurements:

Main card:  6 1/2 x 14
Folds to:  6 1/2 x 7
Brown Panel:  6 1/4 x 6 3/4
Gingham Panel:  6 x 6 1/2

Instructions:

1.  Detail trim the house and the paper turkey.  These are not on support stock.
2.  Place the roof on support stock and detail trim.
3.  Color the turkey.
4.  ***This may sound somewhat complicated.  But, I think as you are doing it, it will make sense.***  On a piece of support stock, position the feathers (still on Peel'n'Stick) and the turkey.  When you like your design, remove the Peel'n'Stick and attach the feathers to the support stock.  Then, tape the turkey to the lower part of the cardstock.  Next, detail trim the whole turkey ensemble.  If you would like, you could then glue the top part of the turkey to the feathers, but it does not seem to be necessary.  
5.  Layer on the brown and gingham panels.
6.  Layer on the inside sayings only.
7.  Remove the Peel'n'Stick from the back of the house and position onto the main card.
8.  Using the dries clear adhesive, glue the roof to the house.
9.  Tape the parts of the turkey that will be against the main card and position onto the card.  
10.  Position on the sayings.
11.  Using dries clear adhesive, glue on the heart and button.
12.  Happy, Happy Thanksgiving!!!

COTM081  Christmas Quilt

Stamps by:  Gingerbread Folks by Heartlooms;  Tree and Poinsettia designed by Dee Grunig manufactured by Heartlooms

Materials needed:

Double stick tape or glue
Dries clear adhesive

Measurements:

Main card:  6 x 12
Folds to:  6 x 6
Red Panel:  5 3/4 x 5 3/4
White Panel:  5 3/8 x 5 3/8
Green Panels:  Two Sizes:  2 x 2 1/2 and 2 1/4 x 2 1/2
Gingham Panels:  1 3/4 x 2 and 2 x 2 1/4

Instructions:

1.  Detail trim images.  They are not on support stock.
2.  Layer all papers inside and outside.  Layer the individual "quilt squares".
3.  Layer all sayings.
4.  Remove the Peel'n'Stick and place the images onto the quilt squares.
5.  Layer on each quilt square, if you have not already done so.
6.  Using the dries clear adhesive, glue on the rhinestones and ribbons.

COTM082  Santa Bear

Stamps by Heartlooms

Supplies needed:

Double stick tape or glue
Dries clear adhesive
Pop dots
Colored pencils
Small design decorative scissors--like a deckle
Wire Cutter

Instructions:

1.  Detail trim the paper bear with a small design decorative scissors.
2.  Use colored pencils to add color to the fur and the cheeks of the bear.
3.  Detail trim the Santa bag on the support stock.
4.  Place the hat onto support stock and detail trim.
5.  Layer on the decorative papers.
6.  Layer on the sayings.
7.  Tape or glue the ribbon to the back of the bag. (Tape would be much easier at this point).
8.  Tape the section of the bag that covers the bear's leg to the bear.
9.  Thread the ribbon around the bears shoulder.  Secure a section with tape.
10.  Tape the bear to the main card.
11.  Place a dot of dries clear adhesive on the bear to hold the ribbon.
12.  Cut off the extra pipe cleaner from the back of the bow and glue onto the bear.  I have you do this at this point because when I did this in advance, the bow would unravel.
13.  Glue the packages onto the bag.  Allow everything to dry.
14.  Using pop dots, attach the hat to the main card.
15,  *****Contest:  If you can figure out the stamp used to create Santa's bag, we will add an extra card kit to your package.  Answers must be in by:  December 15, 2012.****

COTM083  Gingerbread Basket

Stamps by Heartlooms

Supplies needed:

Double stick tape or glue
Pop Dots

Instructions:

1.  Detail trim all images.  All velvet images are on support stock.
2.  Layer on the decorative papers.
3.  Layer on your sayings.
4.  Tape or glue the basket flat onto the main card.
5.  Arrange the gingerbread cookies in the basket.  The paper one is flat.  The velvet ones are with pop dots to the front.  As you design, you may find that you need to cut the bottoms off of the velvet gingerbread cookies.  Secure all in the basket.
6.  Using pop dots, attach the holly to the basket/main card.  It is just attached to the paper. 

COTM084  Rudolph and Friends

Stamps by Heartlooms;  Front Saying by Hero Arts

Supplies needed:

Double stick tape or glue
Dries clear adhesive
Pop Dots

 

Instructions:

1.  Detail trim all reindeer.  The velvet ones are on support stock.
2.  Layer on the decorative papers.
3.  Complete your inside sayings.  Layer up the outside saying so you can use it for positioning. 
4.  Place pop dots onto the back of the two velvet reindeer.  "Rudolph" cannot have one under his nose do to the reins.
5.  Okay:  This part can be tricky.  Arrange the reindeer onto the card.  You will want to have the reins somewhat positioned before you attach because of the pop dots.  When you are pleased with your placement, attach to the main card.  The paper one is flat.
6. For the reins:  I only have glue in two places:  At the very front where the two come together with the poinsettia button on top and at the location of the other poinsettia button.  Otherwise, I do not think you are going to need anymore.  You will need to spend some time holding the buttons in place (3-5 minutes perhaps).
7.  Glue Rudolph's nose on and allow everything to dry.
 

              

 

COTM085  Poinsettia Baskets

Stamps by:  All stamps by Heartlooms;  "Celebrate the Season" by Stampendous!

Supplies needed:

Double stick tape or glue
Dries clear adhesive
Pop Dots

Measurements:

Main card:  7 x 10
Folds to:  5 x 7

Instructions:

****Hey Ladies!  I am trying to break out of my traditional "red and green" colors for Christmas.  I am getting there!***

1.  Place all velvet pieces on support stock and detail trim.
2.  Cut the greenery piece in half.
3.  Layer on the decorative papers.
4.  Layer on your inside sayings.
5.  Place the basket on the main card.
6.  Lay the greenery and poinsettias onto/into the basket.  When you are happy with your design, start attaching.
7.  Use glue to glue on the greenery.
8.  Use pop dots to attach the poinsettias.  Remember that the pop dots will not stick to the velvet. 
9.  Glue on the rhinestones and allow to dry.
10.  These cards would work for a Christmas "Thank You"; depending on the sayings you choose, "New Year's", or save them for next year.
11.  We wish you all a fabulous Christmas and a wonderful New Year!