Circles Cards by Gillian Nelson

Gillian Nelson (Blog: Gillian Nelson | Instagram: @gnelson05 | Pinterest: @gilliann | Twitter: @GillianNelson05) is here today with a sweet duo of circle-themed cards:

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Supplies: Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine (370048) – Wood Mounted Icon Stamps; Thickers (370556) – Eric Foam Letter Stickers; Cardstock (366022) – Kraft A2 Cards & Envelopes; DIY Shop (366900) – Mini Stapler; Punches (KOP63100) – Knock Outs Punch 1.5” Circle; Watercolors – Artist’s Loft, Neocolor; Ink – Versafine

How to: Stamp a number of heart images using the Rise & Shine wood mounted heart stamp. I stamped even more than I intended to use so that I had extras in case I messed any up while coloring them in. Use assorted colors of watercolor paints to fill in the stamped heart shapes. Once dry, punch out each heart with a circle punch. Add a mini staple to the top of each punched circle and then adhere the circles to the front of a kraft card, overlapping them and keeping a roughly circular overall shape. Apply large Thickers spelling out “YOU” across the bottom of the card. Print out or handwrite a journaling strip that reads “a whole bunch”. Add a mini staple to the top of the strip and then adhere it to the bottom of the card, overlapping the Thickers.

Supplies: Dear Lizzy Fine & Dandy (370061) – Fabulous Fun w/ Gold Foiled Paper, (370067) – Stripey Straws Paper, (370067) – Celebrate Paper, (370069) – Make A Wish Paper, (370079) – Elated Paper, (370109) – Metal Rimmed Tags, (370107) – Garland, (370095) – Acrylic Shapes; DIY Shop (366900) – Mini Stapler; Pen (PP05-62321) – Precision Pen .05 Black; Cardstock (BCS8) – Smooth 8.5×11/White; We R Memory Keepers (71277) – Envelope Punch Board; Die Cut Machine – Silhouette Cameo

How to: Cut a total of four 5” circles out of various Fine & Dandy patterned papers using a die cut machine, a circle cutter, or by tracing a circle and cutting by hand. Cut a 4” circle from another piece of patterned paper as well as a 3.5” circle from white cardstock. Place the two large circles that you want to be the front and back of your card face down on the workspace. Cut a strip of white cardstock approximately 1 x 2” and fold the strip in half (short end to short end). Adhere the strip of paper to the wrong sides of the two large circles so that the fold is centered between the circles. Leave approximately 3/16” space between the two circles so that there’s plenty of room to close the card when it’s completed. Adhere the remaining two large circles over the original circles, this time placing them with the patterns you want showing facing up. Adhere the 4” circle to the right side of the open card, centering it within the 5” circle. Follow that with centering and adhering the white cardstock circle. Trim a striped circle from the Fine & Dandy garland and layer it over the white circle, along with a chipboard circle tag and a journaling strip. For the front of the card, trim a gold glittered circle from the garland, layer an acrylic banner shape and a journaling strip over it, and staple all three items to affix them to the card. Finish by drawing a thin line within the border of the card front. Create a custom envelope for your circle card using the We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board. Remember to add extra postage for the special shape if your card will be going in the mail.