January 28, 2015

Baby Bumblebee!

Have you seen this little cutie patootie from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog. Now how cute is that? It's also a solo stamp set....all by itself!

You may even see it pop up in our Spring Collection at Create with Connie & Mary! And you can still sign up to see what we've come up with as we are in Week 2 of our subscription! I've gone back to designing full time now that Dave and I sold our business so he could retire!

  And now on to my card for today using the "Baby Bumblebee" stamp:

I used the Circle Card Thinlits Die to cut out the card shape. I actually extended the tab on the end that you'll see in the photo below this one. This is what the card looks like when standing:

And in the process of being opened with a cute surprise waiting inside:

And now for the surprise...the extended tab on the end has a pocket for a bookmark! What a great way to present a card to someone have a baby by including a bookmark to use for their first baby book:

The bookmark fits into the pocket and slides out:

I added stamped hearts on the bookmark without any wording or sentiments. And here is the card in the closed position again:

I started with a Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock piece measuring 5-1/2" x 10-3/4" and this is how I positioned my cardstock in the die to be cut with the Big Shot Machine (sorry about the fluorescent lighting in my Big Shot area):
The die is sitting upside-down (cutting edge up) and I slid the cardstock under the metal cutting side on the right. Make sure everything is perfectly lined-up on the inside of the die. Once you cut the card shape, you will see an indentation that is slightly visible that the die made where the cardstock sat under the die. Use that indentation as a guide to create a score line. If you can't see the indentation, measure 5" from the edge that has not been cut by the die and score. You will also need a 2nd score line 2-1/2" from the same edge.

Using the 2-1/2" score line you will now be creating a pocket for your bookmark. Cut on the score line 3-1/2" from the top down (this will leave a 2" piece on the bottom). Turn your cardstock and cut across to meet the cut and remove that section. Add a very thin line of multipurpose glue on the bottom edge and the side edge, fold the little tab that you created over and press in place. NOTE: If you want to add a piece of designer paper like I did, glue that in place before you glue the tab in place for the pocket. 

Here are the other layers I used on my card:
  • Inside layer: Whisper White 5-1/4" x 2-1/2" 
  • Designer Paper for pocket: 5-1/4" x 2-1/8"
  • Whisper White for pocket: 2-1/8" x 1-3/4"
  • Designer Paper for back flap: 5-1/4" x 2-1/8"
For the bookmark I used:
  • Crisp Cantaloupe 5-1/4" x 2"
  • Whisper White 5" x 1-3/4"
Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!