Gracious Hostess Card

Debbie Olson
Gracious Hostess Card

SUPPLIES:  Cardstock: (Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream) Papertrey Ink  Patterned paper: (Cherry Pie, Sunrise, Ribbon Sandwich, Apron Strings from Early Bird collection) Cosmo Cricket  Rubber stamp: (Vintage Apron) Lockhart Stamp Co.  Clear stamp: (sentiment from Mixed Messages set) Papertrey Ink  Dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko; (Chamomile) Papertrey Ink  Specialty ink: (Pure Poppy hybrid) Papertrey Ink  Color media: (red glitter pen, gray marker) Copic  Accents: (yellow buttons) Papertrey Ink  Fibers: (red ribbon) Papertrey Ink; (white string)  Dies: (tag, scalloped border) Spellbinders  Tool: (corner rounder punch) Marvy Uchida; (1/8" circle punch)  Finished size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


1 Make card from cardstock. Round right corners.

2 Round right corners of patterned paper panel, sand edges, and mat with cardstock; round right corners of mat.

3 Adhere patterned paper strip; stitch.

4 Die-cut border from patterned paper; sand edges and mat with die-cut cardstock border. Adhere to panel and zigzag-stitch seam.

5 Tie on ribbon and adhere panel. Adhere buttons.

6 Die-cut and emboss tag from cardstock; stamp sentiment and ink edges. Punch circle, thread with string, and tie to ribbon. Adhere tag.

7 Stamp apron on patterned papers and paper-piece together. Accent with glitter pen and marker; adhere using foam tape.


Designer Tip

When paper piecing, trim very closely, preferable ON the stamped line rather than outside of it. If you trim on the line and attach overlapping images very precisely, the seam should not show.


All Kinds of Thanks

Thank you cards are always in season! Check out more fun ways to thank everyone and anyone in our "Thanks, Just Thanks" feature in the July/August 2010 issue of Paper Crafts magazine.


Online Product Guide

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Oh so cute!
The perfect idea for a cookbook cover!
Gracious Hostess Card
I love this paper with this stamp - thank you for the inspiration to use them! Lynda
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