I am a Guest Designer for Sassy today and I made a love bug bobble card.
In order to make your own bobble, you will need some wire, wire cutters, 1 inch circle punch and tape. I cut out 4 circles from white cardstock. I cut a 4 inch (or so) piece of 22 gage beading wire. I wrapped the wire around a sharpie marker to coil it up.
I poked a hole in the center of two of the circles.
I twisted the wire through the hole, bent it down and secured it with tape.
I repeated this step with the other side.
I used my tape runner to adhere the remaining two circles to the bobble.
Here is a side view of my completed bobble. I set it aside and started designing my card.
I selected the love bug from Simply Charmed. I put all the layers and the sentiment on my mat. The layers are 2.25" high and the sentiment is 1" high.
I sized and separated the pieces on the mat.
I wanted some extra hearts, so I took the heart layer and used my Hide Contour feature to hide the inner cut.
Here is the hide contour button.
I placed my paper on the mat to correspond with the layers of my project.
Here they are after the cutting is complete.
I ran the layers of the bug and the sentiment through my 5" Xyron.
Isn't she cute all put together?!?
I put the bobble on with a glue dot.
Next, I made the card. I recently saw a similar card and wanted to make my own. I made a prototype on the pink paper first. You cut a piece of 4 x 12 paper. Score at 2, 4, 8 and 10 inches.
Fold back and forth as shown above.
My template was hard to see in the photo, so I used my sharpie to darken the next folds with these fab lines! The next folds (X) were tricky. I decided it would be best to mark the center point.
I made a pencil dot at the center of the card on both sides. I made my dot on the back of the paper.
I used the triangular ruler from the bottom of my Martha Stewart Score Pal and turned my paper 45 degrees. I lined up the center point with the bottom of the inner fold (4 inches in from the end of the card). I flipped it over and scored the other side the same way. I made a total of 4 scores to create 2 Xs.
I bent in the sides so the triangles touched. I glued my bug and sentiment on and the result is the card below.
I ended up not using the extra hearts for this project. I really like this card. I will include this one in our big envelope of Valentine's For Vets that my daycare kids and I send every year!
Thanks, Sheila, for having me on your blog today!