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Monday, January 4, 2010

Valentine Pedestal Card - Tutorial

A while back I was asked to do a tutorial for a pedestal card. With all the new products premiering tomorrow (Jan 5th), this was perfect card to showcase a number of our new items.

The above photo is a side view of the pedestal card. It lays flat for easy storage and mailing and then is propped up by using a button or brad. Really showcases the card design, don't you agree.

Supplies - Stampin' Up!
Whisper White Card Stock (item #100730) - 1 piece 4" x 8" -- 1 piece 4" x 4"
Real Red Card Stock (item #102482) - 2 pieces 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad (item #103133)
Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad (item #100908)
Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon (item #117289)
Stampin' Up! Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die (item #117332)
I (Heart) Hearts Stamp Set (item #117010 Wood Mount OR Item #118571 Clear Unmounted)
Well Scripted Stamp Set (item #117072 Wood Mount OR Item #118601 Clear Unmounted)
Sending Love Epoxy Brads - Real Red 1/2" (item #117270)
Scallop Trim Border Punch (item #118402 in the Sale-A-Bration catalog)
Sticky Strip (item #104294)
SNAIL Adhesive (item #104332)
Bone Folder (item #102300)
Paper Piercing Tool (item #116631)
Mat Pack (item #105826)

You will be starting with 2 sheets of Whisper White Card Stock. The 4" x 8" piece is the base of your card. The 4" x 4" inch piece will become the card front.

Score the larger piece at 4" and at 2". Then crease the folds using your bone folder.

Use the Scallop Trim Border Punch to add a border to your card.

Measure approximately 2" up and 2" over ... mark with a pencil. This is where the brad or button will go to hold the card/create the pedestal.

Using Paper Piercing Tool and the Mat Pack (to protect your work surface), punch a hole where you have the pencil mark.

Insert a brad or button of your choice.

Stamp the sentiment (chocolate chip) and the heart (real red). I also stamped the outside of the envelope.

Lay one of the 5" satin ribbon strips on the card front. Secure the ends on the back side using tape.

Take the other 5" piece of satin ribbon under the secured piece and tie in a knot style bow.

This bow is just a simple knot. Looks nice and is easy to do.

Using one of the embossed heart (embosslit), center it and secure above the ribbon.

On the card base, put Sticky Strip around the front edge (see above).

Remove protective film on the sticky strip and now attach the card front.

Finished Card

Side View of the finished card.

If you used a brad, there will be the prongs showing on the back of the card.

I took the 2nd Heart embosslits and covered the exposed prongs on the back of the card.

Here is a 2nd pedestal card that I made using the embosslits and also the Small Heart Paper Punch (item #117193). I added in tiny stitch marks using Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen (item #105021). The border was made using the Pinking Hearts Border Punch (item #117649).

I'm having so much fun using all of the new products. Remember they are available as of tomorrow (January 5th) and it is the start of Sale-A-Bration too. For every $50 in merchandise (before tax & shipping), you qualify for a free gift from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. There is NO LIMIT on the amount of free merchandise you can earn.

Please let me know if you have any questions OR you need help placing an order, please contact me. I check e-mail daily.

Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)


Eclectic Chic Style said...

That is gorgeous!!!! Love love love it!
♥ Teresa

Stampin' Diva said...

Great tutorial Mary. Love the card.

Snowmanlover said...

OH Mary, what a gorgeous card!!

Gramma said...

Mary, this is just what I was looking for.... great tutorial! Thanks for remembering me :-)

Snowmanlover said...

Thanks Mary, what a great idea to use the brad that way!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much. I have been looking everywhere for instructions and yours were the best and most complete by far. The pictures help tremendously.

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