Monday, May 13, 2013

Mixed Media Save-the-Date


I hope this unique save-the-date will inspire my Jewish readers to take their cards to the next level. The customer request I received was for a "save the date" to send to her guests for her grandson's bar mitzvah. She wanted a card she could hand write that said "save the date" and had a Torah. I tried to take it to the next level with my design. Here is a little tutorial. I hope you enjoy!

Materials: 
Cardstock: A Muse Studio Blueberry, A Muse Studio Sugar
Printing: Epson Inkjet
Diecuts: Silhouette SD (original design)
Embellishments/Tools: Xyron, Woodsies Craft Picks, A Muse Studio Holiday Washi Tape (gold), Hanukkah Fabric, Silhouette Clean-Cut Fabric Interfacing, Gold Embroidery Thread, Household Iron

Directions:
  • Print "Save the Date" on Sugar cardstock
  • Cut Sugar and Blueberry cardstock rectangles to size
  • Cut connected Jewish stars using Silhouette SD and Blueberry cardstock
  • Run Jewish star strip through Xyron to apply adhesive to back
  • Assemble Blueberry and Sugar rectangles, then apply Jewish star strip 
  • To make Torah:
    • Break 1/2" off top (rounded end) of 4 craft picks. Cover rounded ends in gold washi tape and trim around edges.
    • Iron interfacing to Hanukkah fabric, and cut to approx. 1" tall x 1-1/2" wide (make sure no dreidels are showing!)
    • Wrap ends of fabric around washi-covered craft picks as shown. Iron to adhere interfacing to craft picks/itself.
    • With rolled-in ends on bottom, tie gold embroidery thread around "Torah" and knot twice.
    • Apply large glue dot to back of "Torah" and adhere to card. 

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