Stinkin’ Proud

I used to be exclusively a scrapper.  Now I’m more of a card maker than anything else.  I love to make cards for my kiddos when I’ve caught them being GREAT!  I had an idea of what child I was going to give this too but then I never got around to making it and well now, quite frankly, I ‘m thinking it’s just TOO stinkin’ cute to give away.  You will want to click the thumbnail to see the larger version.  This is my first side-step card and I’m pretty proud of it.  My kids think it’s Bambi and Flower…huh ok I guess.

There is so much going on in this card I can’t even begin to explain it all.  I have DIY wobbles in this card, glue dots, foam squares, and lots of amazing cuts.  I can tell you what else you’ll need though and how I did it.

Supplies Needed:
1 6 x 9 piece of heavy-duty cardstock (I’d use really light weight chipboard if I did a card with this much detail again.  I used Colorbok.)
Cindy Loo
Mickey and Friends
2 sheets of medium and dark green cardstock (two of each color)
Desired papers to cut the skunk (Create-a-critter), squirrel, and tree (Cindy Loo and I used pink, black, green brown and white paper from my stash)
A wobble or two (I used three of the ones I made myself…it’s not for wobblin’, it’s for dimension this time)
Martha Stewart Picket Fence Punch
Stickles (I used Fruit Punch and Cinnamon)
Glue Dots (I make my own)

PHEW….I think that’s all the supplies.  Ok now to remember how I did it.  Well first the card base.  I VERY lightly scored my 6 x 9 paper at two inches along the LONG end/side.  Then you score across the long side at 1, 2, 3.5, and 7.  Cut the paper along your first SUPER light score line from the 1inch score line to the 7 inch score line.  Turn your card around so that it’s still horizontal and but so that your cut is at the top and the vertical scores at the bottom and then score at 4.5.  Fold that score up like a peak and then fan fold all your other scores.  After that you just need to decorate.  I cut the squirrel from Cindy Loo at 3.25.  I don’t remember what my skunk was cut and and the grass I cut from Mickey and Friends at like 2.25.  I had to go into DS and add a rectangle from George welded to my grass so it would “stack” on the stairs the way I wanted to, but the result made it beyond worth it.  Using your punch, punch a fence…mine is 6 inches wide by about an inch and a half.  Stickles everywhere, a hand written sentiment foam dots and wobbles for dimension and voilà!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Raven at Love 4 Stamps has a video with a similar card if you want to see the process.  The video I followed to get the card base can be found here.



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