Sunday, August 7, 2011

Chef Thank You Card

Hi everyone!  We are about to leave on vacation...I am so to the beautiful Rocky Mountains on a much needed get away with my family.  But I just could not leave town without making another project inspired yet again by the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog.  It is another Let's Face it Friday challenge and this time it is a shaped card.  Here are the challenge details:

Create a shaped card using PKS faces. No die cutting machine? No problem! Use a corner rounder to create a subtle shape or half of a large die to create your shape.

  • Project must be new
  • Must incorporate Peachy Keen Faces
  • Please link directly to your blog post (not blog address)
  • Link by 8/18 - 11:59 pm CDT
Here is my entry:
 This is a thank you card for the great chefs from Texas State Technical College Culinary Institute for teaching the summer kids cooking camp for the museum where I work.  They did an outstanding job and the kids just loved them!
 I used several "thank you" stamps that I had and embossed the front using the jade embossing powder from Stampendous.
 And of course, the cutest faces around...Peachy Keen Everyday Character Faces.  They take the card to another level that no other stamps can get close too!

In order to make it a shape card for the challenge, I cut the paper dolls out two times each and the bowl out 3 times.  After I assembled the front pieces of the card and got them all glued together, I then turned the card over and I laid the second body cuts on the backs of the front ones and made sure they were lined up on the back.  I used a ruler to mark a horizontal line for folding and then  scored the line that I drew and folded the tops of the paper doll heads. 
Here is what the heads looked like once I scored and folded them.  Then I put just a touch of glue on the part that is folded up and then lined them up again on the back of the card and glued the tops down.
Once the bodies were glued to the top of the card, I refolded the card to make sure it would move correctly and then I glued the next bowl onto the legs of the bodies, glued their hands together and any other part that needed to be glued so that it became one piece.
The third bowl I mentioned was glued to the back of the card front so when you open the card, it looks a little neater.  As I look at the back, I think I am going to cut the bowl one more time and cover their legs in the back so that it looks like they are inside the bowl from every angle.  Here is the recipe:
  • 4 bowls - Create a critter - pg. 58 cut at 5.0" - 1 bowl was filled with a pattern from Imagine Hopscotch - the rest are left white
  • 4 chefs and accessories - Everyday Paperdolls - pg. 72/73 cut at 4.0 - 2 were colored with Imagine Hopscotch color palette and the other two left white
  • PK 490 Everyday Character Faces from Peachy Keen Stamps
  • White enamel accent for buttons

I hope you like this card, I had fun making it and it went together really fast.  now I realize some of you that are real whizzes with your Gypsy could create a great file for this so that the back of the card is cut in one piece.  I kind of winged it and made it as I went along.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a blessed Sonday!


  1. WOWsers!!! That is just twoooooo sweet! (get it? -- two?? tee-hee)

    Really great job, Jana! :-)

  2. This is such an adorable and creative card! The faces look so cute! I love the paper you used for the bowl too! I'm your newest follower! :)


  3. That is so very cute! I love the way you accented the facial expressions. LOVE IT!

  4. Love the card! What did you use to give the Chef's rosy cheeks? If copics, could I find out what #? Just starting with those. :) Thanks for sharing! I need to go break my stamps out now! :)

  5. I adore this card! I love those chefs, the bowl and the many "Thanks" stamped all over. Darling!!

  6. Wow, you did an amazing job!! Those chefs are so cute!!

  7. OMGoodness, what a cute, cute card!!! It's Awesome!!!

    Puppy Hugs,
    Wendy aka Roo