Friday, August 23, 2013

Sweater Weather

Cute sweater card! #cardmaking #Stampinup #shapedcards

No, it isn't sweater weather here yet, but it is right around the corner for most of you. Have you seen these cute sweater cards before? I've made them over the years along with tuxedos, suits, and men's shirts, but I don't usually make these types of cards too often any more. But I had two good reasons this week.

Earlier in the week there was a cute post/tutorial over at Operation Write Home featuring sweater cards. That's when I had a big light bulb moment.

Hello, I've got Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper right here
and it's perfect for sweater cards!

Sweater card neckline detail

(Update 08/04/14 - These cards are standard A2 cards (4-1/4" x 5-1/2").

My Crushed Curry sweater features a crew neck, buttons, and pockets with contrasting trim. The crew neck is created using two circle framelits nested to die-cut the circle shape before embossing with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.

TIP: Be sure to finish all the cutting before embossing. If you run the piece through the Big Shot again after you've embossed, it will flatten the texture. If you do forget, it is possible to re-emboss your project. (Guess who forgot, which is why her entire sweater is embossed instead of just the trim. Duh!)

Sweater card pocket detail

To create the pockets, I used one of the Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies (see which one at the end of this post) and cut off the bottom portion. You could also use a 1" Square punch and round off the corners with the Corner Punch or your Paper Snips.

Sweater card inside detail with greeting

For the inside, I chose this fitting sentiment from the A Dozen Thoughts stamp set. You could also use any greeting that offers "warm wishes" or something along those lines.

Sweater card with Stampin' Up! Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper

I created a second, simpler sweater card featuring a Peter Pan collar (watch out fashion designers, hahaha!!) using this template as a guide for placement of the dies. It features the same pockets as the previous card, but with no contrasting trim. The bottom strip was scored (using my Simply Scored Scoring Tool) to resemble a ribbed hem, but it doesn't show up well in the photo.

Sweater card collar detail with pearl

Did you get a load of that patterned paper? Now you know why I simply had to make a couple of sweater cards. This paper collection includes great patterns and colors for fall and masculine cards. There is also a stunning pattern I'm using on a card that I will share with you next week.

Have a great weekend - tgif!


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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies
(Die circled was used for the sweater pockets.)
Stamps: A Dozen Thoughts (W-131056, C-131059)
Ink: Early Espresso (126974)
Paper: Naturals Ivory (101849), Crushed Curry (131199), Crumb Cake (120953), Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper (132184)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Circles Collection Framelits Dies (130911), Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies (130159), Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119976), Small Heart Punch (117193)
Accessories: Subtles Designer Buttons (130030), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Whisper White Baker's Twine (124262), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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  1. Very cute Gayle! Thanks for playing along!

  2. Oh those are so cute! What fun paper for this project!! Love it!

    1. Thanks so much Nancy! The paper is truly perfect. How could I resist? ;)

  3. Would it be possible to get the measurements for these adorable sweaters. I love both these designs so much but not sure how to cute the card and the measurements of the pieces.....If you could send them to me, I would be so appreciative :) Your creations are wonderful :)


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