Friday, January 22, 2010

Love U Flag Card

I saw this card at Leadership. Someone was literally holding it up in their hands. Creator unknown. I tried my best to recreate this from photos taken. Whoever it is: Thank you for being an enabler! Finished card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (can you believe it?) What great is this project used only (1) sheet of DSP!!! I love this DSP!!! And, I love this type of card style.

Left photo: close up of front
Right photo: Back of card

Left photo: look at what's inside.......
Right photo: and the card revealed...............

Left photo: close up of small flags stamped with Define Your Life words: "always - XOXO - you"
Right photo: close up of large flags stamped with the flowers from With All My Heart. The Real Red was stamped using Versamark Ink and the Pretty in Pink Ink was used for the Very Vanilla and Pretty in Pink CS.

Left photo: inside right pocket with (3) small tags
Right photo: inside left pocket with (2) large tags
Finished card fully extended measures 5-1/2" x 17-1/2"

Here's what is needed to make this project:
(1) 5-1/2" x 11-3/4" Sending Love DSP for the card base. Score along the 11-3/4" side 4-1/4", 1-1/2", 1-1/2", 1-1/2", 1-1/2"
(1) 5-1/2" x 6-1/4" Sending Love DSP for the card base. Score along the 6-1/4" side 1/2", 1-1/2"
(1) 2-1/4" x 5-1/4" Sending Love DSP for inside left pocket, punch along one of the 5-1/4" side (see photo below)
(1) 3-3/4" x 4" Sending love DSP for inside right pocket, score 1-1/4" on the 4" side, punch one side (see photo below)
Left photo:
(2) Large tags: 1 EACH in Pretty in Pink and Very Vanilla CS
(3) Small tags: 1 EACH in Real Red, Pretty in Pink, and Very Vanilla CS
(3) Small flags: 1 EACH in Real Red, Pretty in Pink, and Very Vanilla CS cut 1-3/4" x 4"
(3) Large flags: 1 EACH in Real Red, Pretty in Pink, and Very Vanilla CS cut 3-1/2" x 4"
(2) cut 5" long 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon
(3) cut 5" long 1/4" Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon
(1) Pretty in Pink Belly Band (not Real Red as shown in Photo) cut 1" x 9-1/2"
(1) 3" x 3" Pretty in Pink CS, punch all sides (not shown in photo) punch flower was used
Right Photo: apply sticky tape and connect the 2 pieces

Left photo: Fold the scored lines as shown
Right photo: Punch along one edge of the inside pockets, adhere to inside card with sticky tape.
Left photo: use Crop-o-dile large hole to punch through all (3) small tags. Thread the grosgrain ribbon through.
Right photo: Use 3/16" corner punch on 2 corners of both the small and large flag

Left photo: use the tag stamps on the small flags as shown.
Right photo: use the tag stamps on the large tags as shown.

Left photo: Stamp the small/large flowers on the large flags. Versamark was used for the real red. Pretty in Pink was used for both the Very Vanilla and Pretty in Pink CS.
Right photo: Position the small flags as shown right next to the fold lines. The stamped words should be facing the right side.
Left photo: position the large flags as shown. The 1st large flag should be on the 1st fold line.
Right photo: to assemble the front belly band, wrap 1" strip around the card. The seam should be at the front and will be covered. Position the punched square above the belly band to be a guide to position the dimensionals as shown. Remove the back of dimensionals and place the punched square on top.
Additional info for the front embellishment:
Left photo: Finished front embellishment
Right photo: Die Cut "U" using the Sending Love DSP, use Full Heart Punch in Real Red and put through dot textured impression folder. Position onto "U". Use 1/16" circle punch on CS, then punch one of the flowers from the Trio Flower Punch. Use 1/16" circle punch on CS, then stamp "love", punch out using the Medium Jewelry tag punch. Sewing thread used to tie tag onto the "U". Pop with dimensionals as shown, adhere to punched square.
Optional Last step: (not shown in any photos) use scraps of DSP to punch small hearts (Heart to Heart Punch). Adhere to the backside of the small flags. Regret no photo of this.
  • Stamps: Vintage Vogue, With All My Heart, Tiny Tags, Define Your Life
  • CS: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Sending Love DSP
  • Ink: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Versamark
  • Accys: SU Exclusive Big Shot Two Tags Die, SU Big Shot Serif Essentials Alphabet Die, Heart to Heart Punch, Full Heart Punch, Trio Flower Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, Medium Jewelry Tag Punch, Scallop Trim Boarder Punch, Scallop Corner Punch, 3/16" Corner Punch, SU Perfect polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, 1/4" Real Red and Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Sticky Tape, Dimensionals, Red Sewing Thread (non SU).

Thank you for stopping by today. I enjoyed making this very cool project. Have a great weekend..........HUGS!!!


**CrEaTiNgWiThAlOhA** said...

wow how awesome...TFS...;)Liann

Liam said...

wow wow wow. I am so jealous that I can't see these beautiful creations in real life. You are sincerely inspirational. Thanks for sharing all your fantastic ideas.


cropsticks said...

OMG...I just LOVE it!!!

Jo Ann said...

stunning. and thank you soooooo much for all the detailed directions you posted on how to make this (and other such projects in the recent past). very generous of you to share your gifts.
blessings, jo ann.

eunice said...

Another awesome project! Can't get over all the little wonderful details you painstakingly added to this, Patti. You are incredible. Thank you for sharing.

Gail said...

great tutorial on such a beautiful project :)

Unknown said...

Thank you so much !! Phenomenal and gorgeous. I am so totally impressed !!

Anonymous said...

LOVE, LOVE this card, but the scores on the largest DSP read 1-1/2" three times on your directions. I'm having trouble, please advise. Thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

User error...good thing I'm remaining anonymous!