Thursday, August 13, 2009


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I'm getting a little sentimental about the Summer catalog because I've seen the new Fall one and know that the new sets of paper will soon become my new favorites and Back Country will fall by the wayside a bit so in honor of my favorite paper from the Summer catalog, here's a new card!

You need to choose your favorite paper set and cut them with these measurements.

Patterned paper #1 - 2 1/4" by 2 1/4" and 1 1/2" by 5 1/2".
Patterned paper #2 - 3" by 5 1/2".
White or off white cardstock - 1 1/2" by 2 3/4".
Darker cardstock - 1/2" by 5 1/2" and 1 3/4" by 3".
White or off white cardstock for card base 8 1/2" by 5 1/2", fold in half.
Distress everything with a dark ink like Outdoor Denim if desired.

Attach the 3" x 5 1/2" piece to top of the card, keeping it flush with the two sides and top of the card. Always work from the fold down.

Next put the 1 1/2" by 5 1/2" piece flush with bottom of the card.

Add 1/2" by 5 1/2" strip along the border created by the two other papers.

Attach the 2 1/4" by 2 1/4" one half inch from the right hand side of the card centered between top and bottom of the 3" x 5 1/2" piece.

Glue off white piece to the 1 3/4" by 3" piece. Using the You're a Hoot set, stamp the branch across the bottom of the paper with Olive ink.

Stamp the smallest owl and the "whoohoo" word, using Outdoor Denim and Barn Red inks respectively. Attach to the left hand side of the card, 1/2" from the top and left side.

Add five buttons at the bottom of the card after threading them with waxy flax in color of your choice. Attach with glue dots. You're done, woohoo!!


  1. very nice! Im not a big fan of back country but this card is great.

  2. No Penny? I love any of our papers that have blue and green together, also any with pink and green. Those color combinations just get me!