Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Burger that packs a Punch!

Step aside, Carl's Jr.! Here's a burger that really packs a punch! Or, 'punches' I guess I should say! To create this tasty treat, I used the large oval (bun), small oval (tomato), scallop oval (lettuce), and word window (burger patty) punches. The only tricky part is that I cut the large oval in half, and then trimmed one side of the oval to make the bottom bun. I also used the More Mustard marker to draw on sesame seeds, and sponged on More Mustard ink to add some texture to the bun.

This stand-up card design practically screams "invitation" because it can double as both an invitation and a reminder. It stands up on its own to remind recipients the party is coming up! And, c'mon, that burger looks good enough to eat, so who could forget to come to the party and get a real one?? To create the stand-up card, start with a piece of 5-1/2" x 12" cardstock. Score at 2", 4", 8", and 10". Next, measure from the score line closest to each short edge to 3" down from the top and 4" in toward the center. Cut that piece out. Need a visual? Click on the picture below to get a close-up of the template, which comes from splitcoast "Try a New Technique" #228.

Helpful Hint: To create smooth folds, be sure to use the Bone Folder! It is great for really making a card look crisp. The invitation itself is a pull-out card. I used the key tag punch to create a nice pull tab at the top, which makes sliding this card in and out a breeze.

To create the pocket, I started with a 3-3/4" x 8" strip of summer sun cardstock and scored at 5.25 inches and folded. I used sticky strip to adhere the sided of the pocket. I stamped the greetings using Contempo Alphabet and Calendar Alphabet sets. To make the dotted lines, I used the mat pack guide and made small dots using the fine tip of the chocolate chip marker. And Voila! Dinner is served!

Stampin' Supplies (and item numbers):

Stamps: Calendar Alphabet (111610), Contempo Alphabet (111570)

Ink: More Mustard (103162), Chocolate Chip (100908), Chocolate Chip Marker (100071), More Mustard Marker (100076)

Paper: Chocolate Chip (102128), Summer Sun (103124), Very Vanilla (101650), More Mustard (100946), Old Olive (100702), Ruby Red (102030)

Tools: Scallop Oval Punch (114889), Large Oval Punch (112082), Small Oval Punch (107304), Word Window Punch (105090), Key Tag Punch (105934), Mat Pack (105826), Stampin' Sponge (101610), Bone Folder (102300), Mini glue dots (103683)

Embellishments: Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109054), Staple (your local stapler!)

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