Monday, February 28, 2011


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea

Good Monday morning.  This week we are going to make a Sleeve card.  You make and decorate the sleeve and slip a sentiment into the sleeve.

To make the sleeve:

One piece of card stock 5"x7"
One piece of card stock 6" x 71/2"

Score 1/2 " in on both 7 1/2 inch sides and one 6 inch side
Fold in on score lines.

On the top front of the 5x7 inch piece, adhere a 1 1/2 inch coordinating piece of designer paper.
Using a circle punch, punch a half circle opening in the center of the top.
Adhere strong adhesive to the three folded in sides of the back piece and attach the
front piece with the half circle cutout at the top, to the back piece. 

To make your insert:

One piece of plain colored card stock cut at 4 3/4"x6 3/4".  Using a border punch, make a decorative edge on the bottom.  Adhere a piece of colored text weight coordinating paper with a sentiment stamped on it, so it does not show at the opening of the sleeve.

Decorate the sleeve and the insert so they match.

The bunny stamp (Inkadinkado) was inked with Versafine, Onyx and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The ovals were cut with Nestibilities dies.  I distressed the edge with distress inks, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Vintage Photo.  The flowers are Prima with pearl centers from Kaiser.
I colored with Copic Markers.  For the insert, I stamped the image (Northwoods) on pink text weight paper and trimmed the edges with the same gingham as I used for the sleeve (Martha Stewart)  The white insert card stock was punched at the bottom with a Martha Stewart border punch.

Close up of cute bunny!

Hope you give this card a whirl.  It would work great for invites too.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Monday.  Until later..........


scrapperjulia said...

This is gorgeous, Sue! I love the cute bunny! I will have to try this, thanks for the inspiration!

Debbie Pamment said...

Hi Sue - apologies for not visiting for sooooo long - am trying my bestest to catch up on all of your GORGEOUS work!
LOVED the pics of your cute pooch in the snow - LOL. And of course your marvellous creations are always worth spending time over! LOVE this sleeve card - such a fun idea!

Renkata said...

wow Sue, this is amazing card.
Great paper and colours combo.

Sandra1968 said...

A gorgeous card!

KarinsArtScrap said...

lovely sleeves card sue.

greetings karin

America said...

FUn detailing, fab design!

Kristie Maynard said...

Great card! I love this style, but just don't think about doing it. TFS!

stephanne said...

Hoppity hop hop hoppity hop hop!!! Yes!!! It is almost bunny season!!! Rejoice!!!! This is adorable Sue, I think I may play with this idea, it's just what the doctor ordered!!! Beautiful colours and super sweet image!!
hugs, stephanne