Friday, August 31, 2012

Patchwork Card with Clementine Paper

Welcome to my page on the September Blog Hop!  If you came from Crissy Scraps blog, you are in the right place!  If you have just happened upon this page here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants.

For the September Blog Hop, with the Close To My Heart Damask Divas team, I was presented with a challenge.  I am traveling in Michigan visiting family and did not bring any of my craft goods with me.  However, I did receive my Close To My Heart Master Kit very quickly and it included the Clementine Paper Packet as samples (the 6"x6" papers below are two sided designs you'll see more of in the pictures). 

I thought, I DO need a wedding card for my cousin very soon. So, always up for a challenge, I pulled out some other products that I also received in my kit.

For the list of products used, with item numbers, scroll to the end of this project.
(I ended up not using the Chocolate (Z2111) CTMH exclusive Inks or a few of the 2"x2" sample papers of the Clementine Paper Packet colors)

I thought the paper would benefit from being on a card base but I did not have any blank cards with me.  Nor did I have a straight paper cutter with me to ensure a nice shaped card out of cardstock I had on hand.  I did however have a cheap, I mean CHEAP, eight pack of money holder cards from the $1 store in my trunk organizer for those "just in case" moments.  The cards are thin and usually dinged and scratched right out of the packaging.  They do in a "Thank You" pinch but not for a nice wedding card.  This became the base for my Clementine Patchwork Card.

(*for some great blank card and envelope selections, see page 123 in the Autumn / Winter 2012 CTMH Idea Book & Catalog)

I grabbed the CTMH Bonding Memories Broad Tip Glue Pen, got the blue glue flowing by pumping the tip in and out, and started gluing paper onto sections of the card.

Then, sticking with what I could find on hand instead of running to the store (which was WAY tempting), I grabbed my metal ruler that my sister had just returned to me after forgetting it at her Indiana...back in January, and used it as a bone folder to get nice folds in the Clementine paper.         

*side note ~ I thought that the metal edge of the ruler would work best but it was scraping the beautiful print off of the paper.  So I found out why bone folders aren't metal and I used the cork lined side instead.  Get the right tools with the CTMH Bone Folder and find out how handy a ruler can be with the CTMH Ruler (Z1471)

The pieced edges are still a little rough here, but you can see how I patched the different patterns of Clementine Paper onto the card.  I continued to work with the glue and the cork lined ruler, turned bone folder, to get cleaner looking edges.  I also put the card, folded, under a stack of books to help the folds and glue set in place.

I very carefully trimmed the scallop edge of the paper using the CTMH Micro-Tip Scissors.  These scissors are sharp and were great for getting in these scallop corners.  Just be careful not to scrape your beautiful Clementine Paper patterns off with such great scissors as you are maneuvering it around turns and corners.

I also lined the inside of the card with a little of the Clementine Paper and CTMH Off-White Paper that comes with the Avonlea Paper Packet (X7155B) because I wanted a nice large area of paper to write a message instead of piecing smaller scrap pieces of paper together.  Cheating?  Maybe, but I could have used any of the solid colors that come in the Clementine Paper Packet and had similar, coordinating results - if I had the actual Packet to work with :)

Then I used the 2" x 3 1/2" My Acrylix Block, Glamour Lowercase Alphabet Stamps, and Slate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad to stamp the word "congrats" on the inside of the card.

The front of the card was embellished with a Parlor Velvet Rub-ons flower on top of a Champagne Cardstock rectangle cut to approximately 1 3/4" x 2", glued about center front of the card, and stamped with My Acrylix Perfect Fit Frames{striped} in the Slate Ink again. I finished the front by embellishing the middles of many of the flowers with the Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems.  The sides of the card were carefully trimmed down, and wah la!  A Patchwork Clementine Paper Card fit for a wedding card. 

Materials Used:
Card (what shape / size you want, simply cut paper to fit)

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  1. VERY Resourceful!! Congrats! I think your card came out beautifully!

  2. What is the saying? Necessity is the mother of invention. Where there is a will there is a way. Great job.

  3. You did the most awesome job with what you had! So proud of you! Love how the card came out and how you used the frame stamp. :)

  4. Great idea to use a card base you had on hand to create your card. Good job!

  5. Very creative way to use another card as a base!

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    1. Thanks, and the paper is what makes it so pretty :)

  7. Wow! I don't know which I enjoyed more, the commentary or the card! Cudos to you fort both!

    1. So glad you get my sense of humor. Thanks so much for your support!

  8. Amazing job! Great card and info on how you put it together.

  9. Thanks for all the tips on making this card!

    1. Thank you for stopping by and showing your support!

  10. Great job, very creative!! Have a great labor day!