Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Lifesaver Card (TCPTUES 146)

I'm baaaack..... :) Here is my take on the challenge this week at Dancing In Pajamas. AKA The Cat's Pajamas blog. I actually dusted off some old techniques for this one. I used to make these Lifesavers cards ALOT "back in the day." They are fun way to say thanks & share a little sugar too. The other thing that is OLD for this one is my "long card." I have made these for YEARS, with the same dimensions always. I will list the dimensions below for you, so you can try too! They fit into a legal size envelope. I've always used the left side to tie on something fun. For teacher cards, I'll often use a short pencil, like I did on this "short" card here. You can also use a fancy stickpin, big bow, or other embellishment. Here is an old life saver card I made for a stamp club project, sorry the pic is so bad.

So, my whale, I cut out the pieces for my card (the color scheme came from the roll of lifesavers). I punched two green strips with the large scallop punch for the "waves." and adhered them down in an offset way. I stamped my whale twice, once on red polka dot paper and once on Razzleberry polka dot paper. I cut the whole whale out of the Razzleberry, including his hat. I ONLY cut the hat off the red and adhered it to the Razzleberry one. I created my "porthole" by using my circle cutter to cut a ring and then added red gems to it. I nestled the whale down in the waves, attached him and adhered the porthole.  Then I attached my roll of lifesavers with glue dots and then tied it into place with some baker's twine. I printed my "lifesaver" sentiment on the computer & punched it out. Finally, I stamped the "whale of a friend" sentiment on the right side of the card. I hope you like it! I thought the "lifesaver" theme went well with the nautical stamps:)

Have a great day! -Noelle :)

DUST IT OFF!: That green cardstock has been retired forever and both my card LO and lifesaver idea are also old!

Supply List: stamps: TCP; solid cardstock in Brilliant Blue, Summer Sun, Green Galore, Rich Razzleberry and Real Red:SU!; Razzleberry printed paper: SU!; circle cutter: CM; red gems: Hero Arts; oval punch: EK Success/SU!; bakers twine: Crate and Barrel; large curved embossing punch: EK Success; red polka dot paper: OA

"long card" dimensions:

back piece: 8 1/2" x 3 3/4"
inside piece: 8 1/2" x 2 5/8"
front piece: 6 3/4" x 3 1/4" 

1 comment:

Joan Ervin said...

What a super cute design, Noelle!!! Your little whale is just tooo cute and how cool to add the Life Savers!!! I'll have to make on of these!!!!