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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Father’s Day Card

As a CM Advisor I don’t want to just sell you things – I want to help you use those things, too! 

I’m a longtime fan of the CASE method – CASE stands for Copy And Steal Everything! I love being able to copy a project, maybe putting my own twist on it. It’s nice to be able to have some inspiration at the get go – bonus points if there are instructions, too!
 

Do you remember when CM product packages had layouts on them…when we had “Page Patterns” and “Crop Talks”?  As a CMC those were often my starting points for workshops, classes and make & takes.  Now CM is back not only with our favorite products but also with lots of fun ideas! 

Here’s one that is perfect for Father’s Day!

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A big thanks to the CM Home Office who supplied the ideas, photos & step-by-step directions for this project!  They are doing a great job keeping Advisors armed with lots of great projects and the instructions for completing them so we can share them with our customers! 

(See below for a link to download the project sheet)

Supplies needed:
Shades of Red Designer Cardstock
Shades of Blue Designer Cardstock
Scrap pieces of patterned paper
Scissors
Ruler
Tape Runner
Pen or Pencil
Paper Trimmer

To create card:
1.
Cut a piece of cardstock to measures 4-1/4” x 11”.
2. Fold in half to create 4-1/4“ x 5-1/2” card.
3. Measure and mark as shown on card (below).

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First, make a full line across the card 1“ down from the fold.
Next, mark at the 1-1/4” mark in from each edge along the fold.
Mark on the solid line at the 7/8“ mark in from each edge.
Finally, measure in 2-1/8” and mark along the solid line.

4. Using a scissors, snip along fold to the 1-1/4“ marks.
5. Using a scissors, snip along solid line to the 7/8” marks.

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6. Fold upper corners down as shown so points meet at mark.
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7. Trim away top corners of back of card as shown.

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To create tie:
8.
Cut a piece of patterned paper to measure 4” x 2-1/2”.
9. Fold this piece in half the long way, then snip away one corner.

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10. Beginning at the point along edge, cut at an angle to the top
nearest the fold

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11. Cut a piece of patterned paper to measure 1-1/4” square.
12. Snip away corner of small square.

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13. Adhere large part of tie and snipped square to card as shown.
14. Adhere collar down to card to finish.

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15: OPTIONAL: Trim a photo to 4” square and adhere inside card

If you’d like more information about becoming a CM Advisor I’ve shared some thoughts & info in this post.

For a handout with full instructions click here.

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