Monday, June 22, 2015

Happy Fathers Day, Hunny!

Here's the Fathers Day card that was waiting for hubby before he set out early this morning for the golf course. Yup, another of his favorite golf themed cards...this time it's Winnie the Pooh Bear practicing his putting skills into a hunny jar.

Wanted to try something new, so I finally decided to give this "Shelf Card" a try. Been wanting to make these for awhile now...first saw these cards over at Card Making Downloads, but after watching the video tutorial for assembling them, I felt too intimidated to even try. More recently, I came across and fell in love with the amazing "Slide and Glide" cards created by Chris Peterson of Calla Lily Studio. Right away I noticed how similar her "Slide and Glide" cards were to the once intimidating "Shelf Card". I think the only difference is that the "Slide and Glide" card rocks, the "Shelf Card" doesn't. Chris shares a template for her "Slide and Glide" card on her blog as well as a very detailed and user friendly video tutorial, in which she keeps saying "it's really easy..." So I used Chris' template, removed the rocker and I had my "Shelf Card". Only one thing though....the assembly wasn't as least not for me.

Here's a closeup of Pooh Bear putting into his hunny jar. Cutting file for this was created using MTC (Make the Cut) and an image I found online. Cut all the pieces using the Silhouette from white cardstock , then colored them up with Copics. Definitely much quicker than having to load and reload the cutting mat for each different color!

Used a cutting file from Cricut Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge for the Hundred Acre Wood sign, and trees are a cut file downloaded from Miss Kate's Cuttables. Die-namics Grassy Edges die used for the grass borders and a mini punch from Punch Bunch for the flowers.

Pooh Bear, hunny jar and sign were all secured onto the "shelf" by attaching a tab to the bottom of each and threading it through a slit on the shelf. Normally the tabs on the bottom should hang free, but in this case my paper pieced Pooh Bear and the sign were a bit too heavy so they kept leaning forward instead of standing upright. After some experimenting I found that that gluing the ends of the tabs of these heavier items to the bottom shelf helped to get them standing straight.

Here's a side and back view of the card. As you can see my center background panel leans backwards because I made the slot for it in the wrong place! Live and learn. I added a label for my sentiment on the backside of the center panel.

And finally, here's the card, folded flat inside the box I made for it. Hubby seemed pretty pleased with his card, and happily was able to "open" it up easily without any help...yay!  I must admit that making this card for the first time was quite a challenge, but I did learn a lot so hopefully the next time will be much easier.


Jessie Adams said...

Unusual and lovely card, Eunice. You did a nice job on your first try.
Pooh is concentrating so hard on that putt!

I Googled and found a free Silhouette file download for a shelf card on She's A Sassy Lady back in 2012.
Will have to try to make a very simple one.

Thanks for sharing.

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

You make the most intricate kind of cards, totally out of my league. I swear you are a Card Architect. AWESOME CARD Eunice. Bet your "Hunny" really LOVED it.

Lynn said...

Your Father's Day shelf card is fabulous. I've never seen one like it. Thanks for showing all the inner works of the card and telling us how you solved the balance problem. You are so sweet to share your projects with blogland. I always have an 'aha' /'o-o-ooh' moment when I visit your site.

Kathy said...

Wow, Eunice, what an amazing card! I've never heard of this style of card before, how very nice of you to share the great tips on how to make it! You sure got Pooh Bear's colors right on with your Copics! I've been wanting to get the Cricut cart for him but I bet it was a lot easier coloring him in then cutting separate layers from a cartridge! He is my all time favorite Disney character and "pooh bear" was the nick name I gave to my son from the time he was born (which I still call him :-) Big boys are never too old for Pooh! I love the expression on his face! Just too cute! Btw, I posted a little funny story on my blog about a recent trip we took to our local Japanese grocery store in case you want to read it if you get some down time....Anyways, it is always such a pleasure reading your blog posts! I look forward to every one, and it always brightens my day when I see an email from you in my inbox with your next creation! Oh, I've also been creating a pin board with Japanese themed stamps, paper etc. which I was inspired to do after following your blog. Many of the pins are from your blog but I've discovered some other things along the way so thought I would share the link in case you might find something new that you might like to have some fun with or to check out when you plan your next card with a Japanese inspired theme:

Chris said...

Your card is fabulous! I just love Pooh Bear! I do have to be careful how much weight I use on the card but you did a great job and came up with a great solution! BRAVO!!