Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Bo Bunny Timepiece Note Card Set By DT Member Becky Garrison

Bo Bunny Timepiece
Note Card Set
by Becky Garrison

One of the things that I find hard to do is know what to take as a hostess gift when I go visit friends, either for dinner or for an extended stay.  But I do know how to make cards, and everyone can use a nice set of all occasion cards, so that's what I want to share with you today.  These Bo Bunny papers from the Timepiece collection are perfect for a set of note cards because of their earth tones and nature inspired images.   I made six different cards using papers, dimensional stickers and rub-ons, all of which you can find right here in the shop at The Hens' Den!  I also made a gift bag for the cards that is very easy to alter and make it match the look and feel of the cards.  Here is a picture of the set ...



Here are the products I used for the bag and the cards - all available at The Hens' Den store ...

Other products include:   Card stock - Bazzill Basic, Grosgrain Ribbon (5/8"), buttons, felt and a scrap of kraft card stock from my stash, Sentiment Stickers from SRM Stickers, Ranger 'Stickles' and Gems from Prima.

Tools used - Martha Stewart Paper Trimmer, Martha Stewart Scoring Board, EK Success Corner Rounding Punch - Small, Scissors, Ruler, Craft Knife

Let's decorate the gift bag first!  The bag that I used is 5 1/2" tall by 4 1/2" wide by 2 1/4" deep when opened, and that does not include the handles, only the bag itself ...

  • Using a brown pigment ink pad, lightly ink all edges of the paper gift bag.
  • Cut a piece of the Timepiece Cut Outs paper that shows a lot of limbs from the tree to 1/4" smaller horizontally and vertically than your bag.  In my case, the paper is 5 1/4" x 4 1/4".
  • Ink the edges with brown ink.
  • Adhere patterned paper to the front side of the bag.  The back side of the bag will have a fold and needs to be differently, see below.
  • Adhere Bo Bunny Dimensional Sticker to the center front of the bag.
  • Look at the back of your bag.  It will have a crease about 80% of the way down, which is where the bag folds down.  Measure your bag to get measurements for both sections.  In my case, the top section is 4 1/4" x 4 1/2" across, and then the bottom section is 1 1/4" x 4 1/2" across.  Cut two pieces of the same Bo Bunny Timepiece Cut Outs paper 1/4" smaller than those last two measurements.  In my case the two pieces are 4" x 4 1/4" across and 1" x 4 1/4" across.
  • Ink all edges of these two pieces of paper and adhere to the bag.
  • Measure the bottom of the bag.  Mine is 2 1/2" x 4 1/2".  Cut a piece of brown felt (or other coordinating color) to fit the bottom.  Adhere felt to bottom of bag.  This adds both a bit of weight to the bottom of the bag, and gives it a very professional, finished look.
  • Cut a small tag from kraft cardstock (or use a tag you already have) and ink the edges with brown ink.
  • Add sticker sentiment to the tag.
  • Tie the tag to the handle of the bag using the brown lace.
  • Add touches of Stickles 'Platinum on branches of tree for a little glimmer. 

Now on to the cards.  They are very simple once you get the measurements down.  All six cards are made from two 12 x 12" sheets of card stock.
  • Cut them into 3 1/2" by 12" strips, scoring at the 6" point, making each card 3 1/2" x 6".  You will  have one 1 1/2" x 12" strip left over from each sheet of card stock.  These work great for adding sentiments!
  • Cut a piece of the Bo Bunny Timepiece patterned paper for each card - it should be 3 3/4" x 3 1/4".  If you notice from my pictures above,  you can do the cards either horizontally or vertically. 
  • Round corners of patterned paper pieces and bottom corners of each card using a corner rounding punch.
  • Ink edges of patterned paper.
  • Adhere to cards.
  • Apply dimensional stickers, rub ons, sentiments and any other embellishments to front of cards.
  • Add ribbon, lace or other trim to each card.
  • Add a touch of Stickles Platinum to each card on the patterned paper to draw the eye to the card.
Once the Stickles is dry you can add envelopes and put these inside their bag an have a wonderful gift ready and waiting for the next time you are asked out to dinner or go out of town to visit friends.  But this would also be a wonderful gift for anyone ... even yourself!

Thanks for coming by today!  I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of the things you can do with products you can buy at The Hens' Den!   And be on the lookout for ALL KINDS of new goodies fresh from the floor of the Craft and Hobby Association's CHA-Winter Trade Show!  The Hens' Den owner Charlie has been there and ordering up a storm for the store!   Come back and visit us again soon!  Becky

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  1. Love these! I think I would just frame them all and hang them on the wall.

  2. I love your project. Gives me great ideas.

  3. Wow -- those cards are LOVELY!

  4. What a beautiful Hostess Gift! I love how you decorated the back of the bag also and the cards are stunning (they would make great "guy" cards too)! Hmmm...Now I just need to throw a party and invite you! ;D


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