Howdy seems especially appropriate for this month's kit "Homestead"! Thanks for stoppin by for the October Blog Hop.
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So this month I made something for your enjoyment...yup, pick your jaw right up off the floor because I actually made something and I even used some of the actual Homestead kit items! Shocked aren't you? I felt the kit was super great for my
So to start I need to get you in the mood for this little card I whipped up. Are you familiar with Darius Rucker? Former front man for Hootie and the Blowfish turned county music superstar. He sings a fun little ditty called "Wagon Wheel" and if you haven't heard it or want to hear it again just click here! (The video features back-up singing by Lady Antebellum as well as some appearances from some of my favorite rednecks from Duck Dynasty!) Now that you've heard it feel free to sing and hum it for hours, all day, for days...you're welcome!
I decided that with the Rockin, rocking chair stamp and the Wagon Wheel stamps (all from the Unmounted stamp sets) that I'd make a special Wagon Wheel card for my mom (dear Mom, I was going to mail this to you before the blog came out but I forgot so act surprised when it comes!)
I wanted a card with a pull-out wagon wheel on the top. It's kinda hard to explain so I'll just walk you through it.
Step 1 (for me)-Pick an envelope you already have and size your card to it. Try to figure out how big your card needs to be. You might want to sketch it out, there might be multiple drafts. I decided to make a "pocket card" but since my envelope was longer than 6" I had to use two pieces of paper to make it. I have included this helpful diagram.
NOTE) You are totally following this so far right?
Step 2.-Score the card front at 1/2" from each side and 1/2" from the bottom. I needed some help with this step, obviously.
Step 5-I stamped the wagon wheel pull out on a scrap paper and cut it out to determine how large I needed the inside page. (NOTE-After doing this I realized if the inside page was the same size as the pocket and you have a rounded wagon wheel on the top that the entire card won't fit in the envelope-don't be me. I trimmed down the entire pocket by about an inch to make the wheel fit into the envelope.)
I also stamped, embossed and then fancy cut out the large Wagon Wheel stamp.
I stamped the front of the card with the Rocking Chair and used the UM Expressions font for my "Rock Me Momma" sentiment.
Step 7.-Stick everything down and find a nice picturesque place to photo your finished card!
Nifty huh? I'm so glad I was able to exactly show you how to make this neat card...sort of. Now I'm sure there are lots of great formulas and diagrams for making pocket pages, next time I might consult one. =)
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