Wednesday, September 9, 2009

How to make a Spiral Card

I stumbled upon Jennifer McGuire's blog and she is doing a card drive ~ Cards for Kate Card Drive [Click HERE for her blog to find out more]. I thought it would be a good idea to do a duplicate project of what I post on my blog for the next couple weeks and send one for the Cards to Kate Card Drive. Jennifer McGuire's ink blog provides all the information so please visit her site to participate.

I am blessed to have healthy children and I am more then happy to help those in need~and in this case it does not take much to make someone smile.

This card is very similar to a prior homemade card, I just added the spiral on the inside. You can use any shape card with the spiral; here you will understand the concept.

First cut out of card stock one 4" x 9-1/2". You should be able to get 2 cards out of one 8-1/2" x 11" paper. Score the card at 5-1/2". You can fold and use the card many ways depending on the design you want to end up with. If you want fold the card in half, then score at 4-3/4".

Cut one 4" x 4" and a coordinating strip of 2" x 4". You can cut these strips to the size and look you want to achieve. On the left is the pieces I used and on the right is the card put together using double sided sticky tape. Cut out a circle [mine was 1-1/2" round], and then cut around the outside towards the inside of the circle to create a spiral. See card on the right.

Use double sided sticky tape to adhere the spiral to the inside of the card and put a piece of double sided sticky tape to the top of the spiral so when you close your card it sticks to the top part of the card. See below image.

Decide what you want to put on the spiral and finish decorating your card. You can use glue dots to put the embellishments on the spiral or double sided sticky tape. I created the stars on the computer, printed, cut and colored them. Create a saying for your card. Depending on where you stuck your spiral, there may not be much room to write so just put a piece of white card stock on the back of the card and there you can put your personalized note. You should have room to sign the inside of the card.

I used from our Bigfoot & Pickle Face Creations clear rubber stamps collection the elephant from Circus Set 6 and stamped the image with our childsafe/washable ink pad in black. Visit our website to find out more about us and our storefront to purchase our product. Become a fan on Facebook by clicking HERE.

Have fun stamping and the most important thing is to always include your child, they have the best imagination. If you have a spiral card you made, feel free to post a link to your blog or email me the photo and I will post it for you.

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