Yesterday, hubby and I had a great day at the Artisan’s Market in the St Nicholas Shopping Centre in Sutton. The visitors to the Market were happy and willing to stop for a chat without feeling they were obligated to buy anything. Having done many craft markets in the past and have become accustomed to see so many visitors turn their heads away to avoid any contact, it was such a refreshing change. A big thank you to the shoppers in Sutton yesterday for making us feel so welcome! Can we have more of the same today please?
Today’s card has been on my list of videos to be made for a few weeks but I couldn’t find a video to follow! It looked easy enough and I wondered how difficult could it be to work out the measurements! Once I had made up my mind to have a go at it, I found a video made by a lady who goes by the name of Maria’s Crafting Corner who had already been through my thought processes two weeks earlier. This is the link for Maria’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZcxEWYmM-k.
Maria’s video gives measurements for a standard A2 card (using letter-size cardstock) whereas my video gives the measurements for a standard C6 card which fits into one of our Kraft Gift Boxes instead of an envelope. This week I will post one of my cards in one of these boxes to see if the box and the card will survive the mail! My imperial measurements are suitable for both A4 and letter-sized cardstock users assuming one of the Kraft boxes is being used for mailing. I will share my results here when I have them!
My first card is the Blackberry Bliss card which I created by following Maria’s measurements. I always try to avoid using twelve inch cardstock for my cards because I know not all crafters buy it. Maria’s concertina strip is 12″ long and I wanted to know if the card would survive a shorter strip! My prototype card would have survived if I had shortened the strip so it was all systems go!
The Designer Series Paper (DSP) I used for the Blackberry Bliss card designs one and two are from the Design a Daydream DSP from the new Annual Catalogue. The Fresh Freesia DSP is from the Heart & Home DSP. I used the same sentiments for the Blackberry Bliss and the Crumb Cake cards which are from the Flowers of Friendship, Happiness Abounds and Artistically Inked Stamp Sets.
After I had made the prototype card, I went onto the Soft Succulent Card which I made for someone special who has a birthday coming up this week. I still need to finish the sentiment on the front of the card which will include my friend’s name plus the number for his birthday. I will try to remember to photograph the finished card so I can share it with you.
The video card was the Crumb Cake and Early Espresso card. I chose designs from the Abigail Rose DSP to decorate this card and as much as I love the designs in this pack, I would have preferred to see them in a better colour than various browns! The designs worked well and the card has turned out really well – browns just aren’t my colours for cards!
I made a big boo boo on this card in as much as I forgot to put the ribbon under the top layers back and front. It isn’t too much of an issue because the card closes when it is laid flat on the table so it isn’t essential. I did consider making a belly band but didn’t take that idea too far because I fussy cut some flowers from the DSP design 2 and adhered it on the front of the card; obviously this would have caught up with a belly band! I’ve decided I’m happy to leave it as is!
I hope you like today’s card and give it a go. That’s it for today. We’re off to the Artisan Market for day 2! I wish you a very blessed Sunday and I look forward to being back with you soon. In the meantime take care, stay safe and happy crafting!
Measurements in inches are suitable for A4 and Letter-sized Cardstock users
Crumb Cake Cardstock – outer card base 8¾” x 5¾” (22.2cm x 14.6cm)
Score at 4⅛” & 4⅝” (10.5cm & 11.7)
Crumb Cake Cardstock – inner card base 8½” x 5¾” (21.6cm x 14.6cm)
Score at 4” & 4½”. (10.2cm & 11.4cm) Cut up from 2¼” (5.7cm).
Crumb Cake Cardstock – concertina 2¼” x 10½” (5.7cm x 27cm)
Score 1¾”, 3½”, 5¼”, 7” & 8¾” (4.5cm, 9cm, 13.5cm, 18cm, 22.5cm)
Crumb Cake Cardstock – bookmarks 5” by tad under 2” (12.7cm by tad under 5.1cm)
Early Espresso Cardstock – middle layers outer card base 4 pieces 3⅞” x 5½” (9.9cm x 14cm)
Early Espresso Cardstock – middle layers for inner cad base 2 pieces 3¾” x 5½” (9.9cm x 14cm)
Cut up at 2⅛” (5.4cm)
Early Espresso Cardstock – concertina middle layers 6 pieces 2” x 1½” (5.1cm x 3.9cm)
Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper – design 1: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5⅜” (9.9cm x 13.7cm)
Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper – design 2: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5⅜” (9.9cm x 13.7cm)
Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper – design 3: 2 pieces 3⅝” x 5⅜” (9.6cm x 13.7cm)
Cut up at 2” (5.1cm)
Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper – design 1: 2 pieces 1⅞” x 1⅜” (4.8cm x 3.6cm)
Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper – design 2: 2 pieces 1⅞” x 1⅜” (4.8cm x 3.6cm)
Very Vanilla Cardstock – 2 pieces 1⅞” x 1⅜” (4.8cm x 3.6cm)
Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper – 2 pieces for bookmarks any design 4⅛” x 1¾” (10.5cm x 4.5cm)
Very Vanilla Cardstock – 2 pieces die-cut with die no 5 from Deckled Rectangle dies or rectangles 2⅝” x 3⅞” (6.6cm x 10.2cm)
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