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I am a Primary school teacher teaching Year One and Two (First & Second Grades). I have a wonderful husband and 2 gorgeous children aged 12 and 10. I love card making and have a bit of a crafting/stamping obsession! Just ask my DH!

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Thursday, 21 April 2011

Circle card Tutorial with some paper piecing!

This is my first tutorial for the Anyone for Anya? Tutorial blog and in fact my first tutorial ever! So please be kind to this Tutorial ‘newbie’!

Ingredients:
CC Designs Tweet-ies set
Ink
Copic markers or other colouring medium
Patterned Paper; I used Heidi Grace Orchard pack from my stash
Bazzill card or similar heavier weight cardstock
White cardstock
Spellbinders Nestabilities Scalloped Circles
Marvy circle punch
Kaisercraft Black Pearls
Kaisercraft Snow pearl coloured with YR07
Bow-easy
Ribbon; I used American Crafts purple and white gingham
Foam dots, double- sided tape, glue

Method:
Stamp your image onto white cardstock twice and onto patterned paper, colour with copics. I used V15, V17, YR07, E55, E57, B01, C5 and C7.
Cut out the main image using a circle punch. Edge the circle using V17. Cut out the wagon base from the patterned paper. Colour and cut out the wheels. Punch two scalloped circles using your nestabilities. Score between the top 4-5 scallops on ONE scalloped circle (this will be the back of the card), fold and glue together to make your card base.
Glue down the wagon base onto the main image. Attach the wheels with foam dots.
Cut one scalloped circle from patterned paper larger than your image. Cut one circle from patterned paper smaller than your scalloped card base. Edge with V17. Attach patterned paper together. Run a piece of tape across the middle, adhere your ribbon and fold around to the back.
Adhere the patterned paper to your card base and then attach the image. Colour one snow pearl using YR07.
Attach the YR pearl on to the flower and add small black pearls for eyes.
Tie a bow using your bow easy and attach to the card.
Add large black pearls to the wheels, add a sentiment and your card is finished!

I hope this was helpful and easy to follow. Let me know what you think so I can improve on my efforts in the future!

Thanks for looking...have a great night!
~ Susan xxox

9 comments:

Holly said...

What a cute card Susan. I love the little button wheels! Wonderful instructions you give!

Elizabeth said...

Terrific tutorial, Susan. The card is lovely and I like the button wheels too. Elizabeth x

Sherry Kushibab said...

Cute card thanks for sharing all the details.

Dana said...

Fantastic tutorial Susan!! I love how bright you got your pearl with your Copic. I always seem to pull off more color than I lay down.. lol! I will have to work on that ; )
Again, great, great card!!
Hugs~
Dana

Roxann said...

Excellent tutorial, Susan! Your card is adorable!!

Jenny said...

Fab tutorial - and you said you were only new at this. Sure!!! LOL. Cute card and great step by step instructions. Hugs Jenny B xox

Donna Hanley said...

I love the card and you did such a wonderful job on the card and the tutorial. I have a busy weekend, but come Monday I am going to try this card. Thank you so much. It is always nice to try something that is new to me. Cutting is not my best thing, but I will try anyway. Keep the tutorials coming. I am finally following your blog now. I tried two days in a row and the screen just froze, but it is fine now. YAY!

Cheri said...

Love this cute card, Susan and your tutorial was great! Nice job. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet message. I'm following you now too. BTW, I also work for a school district - as secretary to the superintendent.

maribeth27 said...

Great tutorial Susan! And your card is so ADORABLE!
Thank you for your sweet comments on my latest post! I greatly appreciate it!

I have two different links of tutorials for you on how to make an easel card either way is fine. So I hope you enjoy and have a great weekend! Hugs, Maribeth :)

http://youtu.be/210fb07dtQQ
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/easelcard/