Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Father's Day Pocket Cards

Today marks the start of another Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge!!
This week the theme is

My two sons and I chose to make some Father's Day cards!
  Here are the cards by  seven and nine year old sons made with me today:

We made these pocket BBQ cards. I'll be including a full tutorial, so please forgive me for the tons of pictures on this post. So, here we go...

You'll need the following cuts from From my Kitchen:
BBQ and it's shadow - 4" - red / black
Spatula - 2" - metallic silver
Handle from the hand mixer - 1" - metallic silver
oval sized to 1" x 4" (for under the grill top) in silver

Cuts from Robotz:
half circle (red lid for BBQ) - 4" W x 2" H - red
half circle (black for lid shadow) - 4 1/4" W x 2 1/4" H - black

Background paper cut to 4" x 5 1/4"
card base 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
4 1/4" x 3" piece of cardstock for the insert.

First, attach the silver oval under the grill top. We used Scotch Quick Dry Glue.

Glue all the shadows to their pieces.  My kids do pretty good lining up the pieces, but younger kids might need some more help. The glue the BBQ to the card base after attaching the background paper.

Open up the card base and put it on a self healing mat. Use an Exacto or similar knife to cut open the BBQ at the base of the grill top (see photo for help). Cut all the way through the card front.  

Glue the card base together to make a pocket.  I marked the inside of my card to show you where we put the tape runner (we use my ATG gun). Glue the four sides of the card front along with a couple more strips of glue along the top of the card above the cut only (see picture).

My nine year old added all the "Happy Father's Day" stamps. This one is from Studio G. My seven year old added the silver metallic spatula with some more quick dry glue.

Slip your insert into the pocket as far as it can go.  Add some pop-dots along the top of the insert. 

Place the lid onto the pop dots. Try to line up the lines of the BBQ and completely cover the grill top. My kids both love this step! :)

See how the BBQ lid pulls the insert?? Love it! :)  

We added just a little scrap slip of the bg paper to the bottom of the insert. It looks cute and there is no waste. We made six of these cards and needed one sheet of the 12x12 DCWV paper (called Juniper stars on Cream), two sheets of red card stock, two sheets of black and only scraps of the silver and metallic silver paper. For our card bases we used pre-made white cards, but it would only take three sheets of white card stock if you are making your own card bases.

We'd love for you to come on over and play along with us at Die Cuttin' Divas!
The theme this week is 

The sponsor for the Challenge prize is


jessica said...

What awesome cards!!! love the step by step tutorial!!!

Bobby said...

These are so cute, Cheryl. So glad the boys had fun making them with you.

snappy scrappy said...

Awesome card...love it! Lee-Ann :)

Migdalia said...

WOW!!What a AWESOME card!!!Love it!

Rosie said...

now this is tooo cute


Adrian said...

Great job!

Gerda said...

What a wunderful idea for a card! I love it!

Anonymous said...

So love your card! Absolutely adorable!!!!!!!!!!!

DCD Suzanne

Creative Diva said...

Great card idea. Thanks for the tutorial.

Creative Diva said...

Great card idea. Thanks for the tutorial.

Pat N. said...

Cheryl, your card is wonderful--such a creative idea lifting the lid off the barbeque. I love it. So great that your boys could help you with this too.--Pat

Chico said...

now this is tooo cute rosiemini@gmail.com www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com