Last week my sweet friend Carol shared a tutorial on her blog and I instantly fell in love with it! It is SUCH a sweet idea, and her sample is SO adorable - hop on over and you'll see what I mean! I clicked on the link that Carol so graciously provided in her post, and it brought me to the Scor-Pal site, which included step-by-step instructions on how to achieve Carol's card. If you want to, you can even make this into a circle pocket. I thought, why not?!! Without a die cutting machine, I found a bowl that was just the size I needed, traced it, and cut it. The flowers on the demo caught my eye, and I'd had a sheet of flowered paper in my stash forever just waiting for the right moment to be in the spotlight. And today is the day!
Obviously I did not follow the instructions like I should have though! I went wrong in two places!
First, I went a little crazy with the glue. Gluing was necessary, for sure, but after smearing glue all over the back panel, I realized that if I'd left it unglued, it could have acted as the inside of the card, where I could have written a nice message to the recipient. But it was too late - no amount of glue eraser was going to get ALL that glue off!
The next boo boo was how I decorated it. Because of the design of the project, there is a fold that cuts a bit into the circle. Had I *thought* about it before decorating, I could have angled it so as to obscure the fold. But nope, didn't think of that until it was too late either. Trust me, you will see it!
But overall, I love what it looks like! Thank you SO much, Carol, for sharing such an AWESOME technique!
Apologies for the dark photo :(
I think I will give this to one of my nieces (11 and 14) to pass onto one of their friends. I think the "look" is perfect for that age group...although I think it would be just fine for any age :)
Thank you as always for coming by for a visit!
Have an awesome day!