Friday, 8 June 2012

Weekly Project - Friday 8th June

Good morning everyone – I hope you have all had a lovely Jubilee Week.  It is my turn  (Gaynor) for the Little Claire Weekly Project today, also the last day of my Whit Hols, I have really enjoyed having a breather and guilt free crafting.

Today’s card I created for my very good friend Judy, whose Birthday it was on Monday 4th June………. Judy doesn’t have this many cats however she helps far more daily supporting Cats Protection.  She is also an avid reader! Hence the themed cat bookmark! I hope that she liked her card.  Whilst I appreciate that this card is very personal for her – perhaps some aspects from it may act as a little inspiration……….I hope so.

Can’t Make Tea – Cat on Knee Stamp
Super Six Sentiments
Little Beauties – Tag Stamps

Stamped in Memento Ink Black
Backing papers from The Workshop – Chilli range.

6x6 Scalloped Square
Card Blank - top scored and folded to create easel card
Nestabilities Circular Lace Die Cut
Small Flower Punches
Card Candi
Small blue brad
Orange ribbon
Promarkers (Ultra fine Nibs) in the following colours:-
Almond, Putty, Blush, Tan, Honeycomb, Pastel Blue, Burgundy, Pastel Beige, Cool Grey 1 and Cool Grey 4.


Stamp out Can’t Make Tea plus sentiment – sentiment stamped onto “bookmark” sized card, Circular Sentiment and Tag Stamp onto white stamping card.
Stamp out Can’t Make Tea onto striped paper and cut out the chair parts – a little fiddly but not too tricky.
Colour stamped image and fix chair paper using wet glue.  This allows a little movement while paper piecing.
Cut out image using circle die and matt onto orange, matt onto burgundy paper die cut using nestabilities lace.
Cut out circle sentiment and matt onto burgundy nestabilities lace.
Matt and layer orange spotty paper onto burgundy paper.  One piece for the base of the card and a smaller piece to matt onto front lower half.
Matt two small amounts of Gerbera Pattern card onto Burgundy Paper – the strips will provide the holding points for the bookmark.
Round the corners on the bookmark strip and matt onto burgundy paper.  Fix circular sentiment matted using 3D pads onto the end.  Round the corners of the burgundy paper.
Tie orange ribbon into a triple bow – I used my bowmaker!
Fix stamped image onto backing card using 3D foam pads.
Punch out flowers from backing papers.  Assemble little tag with punched out flowers and brad to fix. Prior to sticking the papers onto the card………

Card Candi added to bookmark strips and sentiment for interest and additional stopper for the card topper plus a little orange ribbon.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today; I would love to know what you think and please let us know if you make a card following this tutorial.

Thank you on behalf of the Little Claire Team

Gaynor xx


  1. Lovely Gaynor two for one....a card and a bookmark how clever....mojo must be back...xx xx Shame about work again on Monday :(

  2. Great card and fabulous tutorial, thanks Gaynor xxx

  3. Love this card Gaynor, thanks for making it for our weekly project x