Saturday, June 11, 2011

Chicken Soup for the Soul

This was my very First Tri-Folded Card...OMGosh it was so easy and I thought I was going to pull my hair out but don't be scared like me! This card was made for my dear sister-in-law and brother-in-law who have had a bad year with surgeries and illnesses. So I wanted to make something special for them. The photos are ok...they are much better in real life. I wanted to make a can top and I had even considered using a real can lid, but I didnt have an opener that cuts the edge smooth. I sure wouldn't want them to cut their fingers! So I used 4 circles in multiple sizes to make the can lid and distressed each one. Then I layered them on top of each other. The cute little chicken I found on-line clip art and just added red, orange, white and black stickles for the colors over yellow. I added some hearts for a little love and just hung them in two spots. I love my cricut and all the circles and hearts were made with this amazing machine...gotta love it! For the title, I just played around with different fonts to find something that I liked...hope you try your first Tri-folded will happy that you did!
Front view lays pretty flat and fit nicely in a standard card only need extra postage...:( Guess its ok since you cant find a card like this cheap? And with love!
I also wanted the back to be complete since you can stand it up for display so I put all my journaling on white papers and printed them up....but you can write right on the back if you like. I also added more of the same papers to match the front and a couple more hearts for the date and my design name...
Thanks for stopping by!


Linda Pekrul said...

This is so cute. The can lids are perfect. Love the "chicken soup" sentiment!

Lori said...

What a fantastic project! Much more that just a card, very interactive. The can tops came out great. The hanging hearts a such a sweet touch, and finishing off the back is perfect!