Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Easy~Peasy, Lemon~Squeezy

Bet you haven't heard that expression in a long time!
slang phrase (from an old British detergent commercial) used to express
something that was quickly and easily done.
Anyway, since I seem to be in a retro mood, retro is what you are getting today!  I opened up my Kanban 'So Macho' kit this morning (having a flick through the mountain of unused crafting items!) and came across this die-cut sheet...
Kanban die cut toppers - So Macho - A True Classic
'A True Classic'
... and thought, "hey ho... let's have a go".  This is what I came up with...
I remember my brother having one of these BMX bikes in the 1970's - it was exactly the same as this, even down to the colour... now I'm showing my age!

CARD BASE - kraft card blank (5 1/4" x 5 1/4")
1ST MAT - yellow Cricut cardstock (CS) (5 3\8" x 5 1/8") - punched using 'X-CUT' 'scallop'
2ND MAT - brown patterned paper 'HOT OFF THE PRESS' 'Red Velvet Artful Card Kit' (4 1/2" x 5 1/8") -  punched using 'X-CUT' 'scallop'
3RD MAT - red Cricut CS (3 3/8" x 5 1/8") -  punched using 'X-CUT' 'scallop' and embossed using 'CUTTLEBUG' and embossing folder 'coolio 1 of 4'
TOPPERS/SENTIMENT - 'Kanban' 'So Macho' die cut sheet 'A True Classic' - adhered using foam pads
INSIDE 1ST MAT - red Cricut CS (2" x 5 1/8")
INSIDE 2ND MAT - brown patterned paper 'HOT OFF THE PRESS' 'Red Velvet Artful Card Kit' (3 1/2" x 3 1/2")
INSIDE 3RD MAT - yellow Cricut CS (3 1/2" x 7/8")
INSIDE 4TH MAT - white CS (2 3/4" x 2 1/2") -  ALL inside mats are off-cuts from the front mats(being really frugal here!)
EMBELLISHMENTS - gems and brads - from stash
This second card was made using the same topped sheet...

This one couldn't be simpler! I used an A4 'Kanban' background paper (its called 'paper' but its cardstock really) called 'Parcel Paper', this had the bottom corners rounded and then it was scored and folded in half.  Three toppers were added to the front using foam pads, for extra 'pop', all of these were from the 'A True Classic' die cut sheet and the sentiment toppers was from my stash.  And that was it!
And I still have a load of toppers left from this sheet!  Good value or what?
BEARLY-MINE CHALLENGES - Ch. #81 - 'Anything Goes'
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR - Ch. TTCRD April 9th - April 15th - 'Anything Goes'
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  1. I love your card! Love all the elements that really draw the eye. Great job, and thanks for sharing at TTCRD.

  2. Fabulous cards karen!Thanks for joining us at BMC


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