Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Kool Aid Card Tutorial

I originally saw these cards on SCS but they were using tea bags. I don't know ANYONE who drinks tea. So I decided to modify the card and make it a kool aid card. With a little more modification you could even do packets of hot cocoa or maybe soup mix (for a get well card).

Also, as a disclaimer...in the future I think I'd make my measurements a little bigger. I measured my kool aid packet and then made the card slightly bigger. But once I added the adhesive to the pocket portion...the pocket was too small! So I had to fold in the one side and bottom to make it look right in the card. It still works but would be good to make it a little bigger next time.

Ok...I started by cutting my cardstock to 4 1/4 x 9 inches. I then scored at 3 inches and again at 6 inches. On the far right panel I used my paper trimmer and cut off a portion of the top at an angle.



Next I adhered red sticky tape to the bottom and right side of the right panel (the one that you cut at an angle). Remove the liner from the tape and fold over to make a pocket.



Your basic card is finished! Now decorate the front however you want....here I used one of the $1 stamps from Clear Dollar Stamps. I colored in the popscicles using an orange marker and then used clear stickles on each so they shimmer. For the saying I downloaded a font off the good old internet and printed the saying on cardstock.



And now the total project from the top view so you can see it all...



How cool would these be for aides at the kids' schools? "Thanks for being a great aide!" could be your saying.

Thanks for stopping by! I've been in the mood to do some holiday "blog candy" so make sure you come back by this weekend. I'll plan on posting it on Saturday morning and you'll have till Sunday night to enter.

Jane

17 comments:

Allison said...

Super idea!

Heather said...

Cute idea! I am also guilty of making a template "just a little bigger" and it not being large enough!

Concetta said...

I drink tea! These are so cute! Thanks for sharing:)

Littlekel90 said...

Hi, Jane! that is a pretty cool card! I was just dropping by to say HI!!! :) One of your Sistahs from SBS group 4. Kelly :)

Deb said...

Hi I am in group 4 with you on SBS, look forward to seeing more of your creations soon, love this card, great idea!
Debx

Seleise said...

Jane, I love this idea. I've made a bunch of the smaller cards with teabags and ghiradelli chocolates. Can't wait to try this bigger version! Happy to be a SBS4 groupie with you!

Kristine said...

OH, you are sooo clever!! I LOVE that idea!! :) I used to be a teacher's aide for special ed at our Middle School. I know how hard/and rewarding it can be. These are just sooo "Kool"!! :)

BTW: I just joined the Sisterhood group #4 today!! :) Hope to see you around!

Yanitza Ramos said...

Hi Jane! I have been here before from SCS and now we are together at SBS4. It is so nice to visit you again! I'm really looking forward to meet you all and make new online friends.

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

cute idea, found you from the sbs4 group.

sparkplug17 said...

Looks like a fun project! I'm one of the your SBS4 sisters...just thought I'd say hi!

Kylie said...

HI there, what a great idea, thanks for sharing the instructions, I am one of your SBS4 siters and I am looking forward to seeing more of your lovely creations

~JULES~ said...

Hi Jane,
I am in group 4 with you on SBS, look forward to seeing more of your creations soon,
love this card, great idea!
Jules

Tracey said...

Hi Jane
I joined the SBS4 also and look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations

Carmen said...

Great idea, it's an awesome card! I'm glad to be one of your new sisters... :-)

Rose Ann said...

Super cute and a wonderful idea!!

Jen said...

What a creative idea! I will definitely have to try this card. We have an aide at my school that is leaving and you are right--that would make a fun card!

dd2njoy said...

I found your blog through allison in her candy postings. I'm so glad cause your blog is cool! Love this
card it's such a neat idea!TFS!