Monday, May 9, 2011

Nautical Expedition Cards

I'm finally back with some more photos and details for the projects that I posted during the Stampin' Addicts Summer Mini Blog Hop.  You can see my original post HERE.  Today I'll show some close ups of the Card Set that I made showcasing the Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper that is found in the new Summer Mini Catalog

Above shows the outside of the folder that holds the cards and envelopes.  The outside measurement is 5 1/4" wide by 6" tall.  Below is a close up of the Antique Brad and Early Espresso/White Baker's Twine that I used as a closure.  There is a matching brad on the back side of the folder.


When you open the folder, you see this:

Each side holds two cards and two envelopes.  It's hard to distinguish the envelopes since I used Crumb Cake envelopes (same color as the folder and the card bases).

To make the folder, I started with an 8 1/2" by 11" sheet of Crumb Cake.  I scored at 5 3/8" and 5 5/8".  Then along the long side I scored at 2 1/2" (folds up to make the pockets).  I hand cut a little slice out in the middle of the two pocket sections to help the folder close easily.

Note:  The strip of Designer Series Paper across the top of the pockets adds interest, but also hides the back of the brads that you see on the front.  The brads are what keep the pockets in place--I didn't use any other adhesive.

And some pictures of the cards:

The squares were punched out using the new Postage Stamp Punch that can be found on page 10 of the Summer Mini Catalog.  Here's a close up of how I tied the squares together using the White Baker's Twine for the card on the left (above). 

And the other cards in the set:  

Note: I used dimensionals to pop up all of the postage squares of the Nautical Expedition DSP.

Other than tying the postage squares together for the one card, this was a really easy set to put together.  I'm planning to choose some various Designer Papers and make up some more coordinating card sets to give as end of the year teacher gifts.  

Thanks for coming by!  I hope this gave a better look at this project.  You should be able to click on any of the pictures for a closer (enlarged) look at the projects. 

Stamps:  Trendy Trees (for thank you sentiment)
Ink:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake (for distressing of folder edges)
Paper:  Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Nautical Expedition DSP
Accessories:  Antique Brads, White Baker's Twine, Early Espresso/White Baker's Twine, Postage Stamp Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch


Anonymous said...

Very masculine! What a great idea with Father's Day next month. I like the details on the cards in the set. TFS!

Lisa said...

What a great idea for teacher's gifts!

Lois said...

What a great gift! And a musculine at that! Great job!!! TFS

Anonymous said...

Awesome collection !!
best coloring applying on this paper card....You did a great job ,keep it up....
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