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Sunday, April 24, 2016

A Card with Thought

Hey Y'all,
It is another lovely Sunday afternoon here in Joshua Tree. The blooms are winding down and so are my allergies. Just a note to those who may want to duplicate my designs, I do use Silhouette Designer addition and Silhouette Cameo. These machines and the eclips are capable of doing the actions described. If you use a Circut you are limited in the actions you can do or you will need to figure out the best way to achieve the same result. It was pointed out to me the some had been confused by my instructions, this may have been because our machines are different and require different actions to get the same result.

I wanted to share with you my gift in a card so to speak. I liked the Blossom Tag that was the freebie on (Dreaming Tree) but decided it needed to be a card and gift as well. I made the front edge of the card to tear off to be used as a bookmark for future use. This way the person will have this keepsake for a long time.

Order and download the free tag on Blossom Tag (Free SVG). Bring the tag onto your virtual mat and ungroup and release compound path. Group the center cut pieces together so you don't loose any when you are moving it to the larger tag shape. Holding down the shift key choose the cut out for the ribbon and the body of the tag, group those together or make a compound path. Duplicate the tag shape and make one larger. All cut sizes will be listed at the bottom of this post. Move the larger one off the side.

Using the other tag move the grouped cut pieces back over it and size the cut pieces to fit into the new sized tag. Select the tag and the cut pieces and make a compound path. This is your new bookmark. Bring the larger tag over to the one and slightly overlap the side pieces just so they can be welded together. Draw a perforated line down the center of the now tag card and group.
I cut a slightly smaller piece of card stock vellum to glue to the back of the bookmark then backed that with another piece of patterned card stock. You could omit the vellum and just use the patterned cardstock if you would like.
The flowers were cut first at the larger size then another smaller size to glue one onto the other. This gives the flowers and front of your card a little more depth. Once it becomes a bookmark the flowers will flatten with time. I added enamel dots to the center of the flowers after the edges were inked with Tim Holtz stormy sky distress ink. The bird was given a little color as well using the same distress ink. I used stamp n' write makers, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, and Lucky Limeade from Stampin Up to add some lines and color to the leaves, branch and bird. My bird then received a eye using Ranger Enamel Accents Black.
A handwritten message was added to the bottom of the bookmark, then a stamped greeting was added to the inside of the card. Let your recipient know they can tear the edge of the card to allow it to become a bookmark.
Just a small project but one with a  lot of thought and I hope you agree, heart. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my blog. Your thoughts and comments are much appreciated. I hope you like it and if you do decide to make one I would love to see your version of my little card/bookmark.  Have a lovely Sunday and Happy Craftin' Y'all!
Blessings, Sharalyn

3dSVG Used:
Blossom Tag (Free SVG)

Supplies Used:
K& Company: Merriweather Pad
American Craft Card Stock: Vanilla
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Stormy Sky
Ranger Enamel Accents : Black
Echo Park Enamel  Dots: Hello Winter Collection
Stampin Up: Card Stock Vellum
Stamp n'Write: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Lucky Limeade
Copic Marker: Multiliner Marker Blue
Ribbon from Stash
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Silhouette Designer Addition
Silhouette Cameo

Cut Sizes
Tag_ W 2.392 x 4.890 H cut one
Tag_ W 2.331x 4.890 H   cut one
Large Flower W 1.650 x 1.654 H cut one
Large Flower W 1.362 x 1.366 H cut one
Small Flower W 0.812 x 0.813 H cut one
Small Flower W 0.672 x 0.663 H cut one

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