Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A parachuting monkey!

While blog surfing I came across a card like this and had to try one for myself. This is the card I made for a recent "shoebox" swap that I attended in Rotterdam, NY. Everyone brings enough pre-cut supplies for all to make their project. I think the girls were a little apprehensive about this one, but it was MUCH easier than it looks. The directions are below, but first a hint about your paper trimmer: If you look closely at the sides of your orange cutting blade, you'll see little arrows on each side. If you line those arrows up with the markings on your paper cutter's bar, you can cut slits like I did for this card. Just lift your blade until you get to the desired starting point, THEN apply pressure to cut. Give it a try - it's easy!

Cut a 4 inch slit in soft sky paper. Place paper in cutter with 5” side facing top/bottom. Place left side of paper at 3” mark. Now look at the “bar” on the cutter and find the 4 ½ mark. Line the arrow on the orange cutting blade up with 4 ½ and cut a slot up to the ½ inch mark. Move left side of paper to 3 1/4” and cut parallel slot starting at ½ inch mark down to 4 ½.

Stamp monkey and sentiment in Basic Brown on Vanilla Scrap. Color using markers and blender pen. Cut out money. Cut out sentiment.

Stamp parachute onto designer paper. Cut out along outside of line and adhere to stamped image.

Punch word window from scrap paper and tuck under your slit, fold ends towards middle, but leave enough room so it will slide easily. Adhere one end on top of the other with sticky strip. Adhere monkey to top with sticky strip.

Adhere “dropping by to celebrate” sentiment to top of card.

cut “grass” into wild wasabi strip and adhere to bottom of card.

Stamp “Hope your birthday’s really great” in basic brown on bottom right of card.

Adhere soft sky to blue bayou piece. Adhere blue bayou to vanilla card base.


diane (cookiestamper) said...

Very cute- great idea to use the WW punch!