Saturday, January 19, 2013

Winnie the Pooh Card

Did you know that January 18th is National Winnie the Pooh Day?  Well, it is, and being a lover of that "willy nilly silly old bear," I just had to make a card with his adorable face on it. I decided to give him a chef's hat, because my niece, who is a pastry chef, has a birthday coming up soon. Because I love my Cricut machines so much, I wanted to use my Pooh and Friends cartridge. (If you don't have a Cricut or this cartridge, you can find some wonderful free coloring pages on the Internet.) 
Here are the materials and supplies that you will need for this project:
1.  Using the photo for color reference, cut the following images with the Cricket for Winnie the Pooh (button 2 on page 17 in the manual) at 3":
  • Icon
  • Layers 1 and 2
  • Blackout
  • (I cut some extra images and a greeting, using Cricut Craft Room.)

2.  Layer and adhere pieces together. Ink edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
3.  Cut a chef's hat from page 65 of the manual (Icon in white and Shadow in black) at 3". Ink edges with Black Soot Distress Ink.
4.  Cut a piece of goldenrod cardstock to 4 ¼" x 11".
5.  Score at 5 ½" to create a top-folding A2-size card, and fold in half on the score.
6.  Trim ¼" off the bottom of the card front with either scalloped-edge scissors or a punch.  Ink edge with Fired Brick Distress Ink.
7.  Cut a piece of red cardstock to 4" x 4 ¾", and adhere it to the front of the card.
8.  Cut a piece of white cardstock to 3 ¾" x 4 ½", and adhere it on top of the red cardstock.
9.  Adhere the assembled Pooh image onto white cardstock.
10. Tie a piece of baker's twine around the bottom of the card front.
11. Add your sentiment to the inside of the card, and add a strip of Washi tape to the bottom edge.
The last step, of course, is to give your card to someone you love.  Don't forget to share your cards on the website.  Happy Winnie the Pooh Day!

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