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Monday, February 7, 2011

Love Bug Bobble Card (Sassy Day)

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!


Sarah said...

That is a wonderful card! Thank you for showing how to make the bobble and the folds I am going to try and make this one!

Melissa said...

What a great card and complete with a homemade wobble! Thanks for the step by step tutorial!

BTW...I just posted my Hidden Tanner LO! :)

Jamie Lane said...

So cute!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Wonderful card, I just keep looing at it as it is so differnt. Love it and the colrs are perfect. Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing with us at Shes A Sassy Lady today.

Snowmanlover said...

very cute!

Love That Bug said...

This is so cute. I just saw your post on Sheilas blog and I love this idea
Thanks so much for sharing how ya did it

Kim H said...

Oh my... that is so clever! I love this idea.. I am definetly going to have to try this! Thanks for the awesome tutorial... love it!
Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog!

Diana said...

This is just tooooooooooo stinking cute....I love the little bug jumping out. Great tutorial Lori.

CraftyGirl said...

Lori.. I absolutely adore this idea! I am going to make a few of these up for birthday cards for Lauren to take to her friends. She would love making these with me! You are so stinkin' creative!! i love it!
barb :)