A BBQ Card for Labor Day

I’m getting ready for Labor Day weekend with this fun BBQ card.  Rubbernecker has a great collection of scenic dies that can be used to create outdoor cards.  For this card I used the BBQ Set, Tabbed Mountains, Pine Tree Forest, Cooler, Picnic Tables, Grass. Grass #2 and Small Birds.

This BBQ card is loaded with paper pieced details using cardmaking dies

The Outdoor Scene Base

  • Cut an A2 sized white card base and a 4.00″ x 5.25″ piece light blue cardstock.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the light blue layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Cut one section of the pine tree forest and color the trunks with a brown marker.
  • Cut two grass sections and two mountain sections using green cardstock.
  • Attach the two mountain sections and one grass section to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the back of the front grass layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the trees, tuck them in behind the last mountain section and attach to the card base.
  • Cut grass sprigs using green cardstock, tuck them in behind the mountain layer and attach using glossy accents.

This BBQ card showing an outdoor scene was made entirely from cardmaking dies

The BBQ, Cooler, Picnic Table and Birds

  • Cut the BBQ using red and grey cardstock and assemble the pieces and attach using glossy accents.
  • Use gray cardstock to cut the hamburger and hotdogs, color them using mini applicators and brown and rust ink and attach to the grill top using glossy accents.
  • Use aqua, white, light green, yellow and black cardstock to cut the cooler pieces, assemble the pieces and attach together using glossy accents .
  • Cut the picnic table and benches using woodgrain cardstock , the tablecloth using gingham designer paper and attach the cloth to the table using a strip of mounting tape.
  • Use red cardstock to cut the birds and color the beaks using a black marker.

Finish the BBQ Card

  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the picnic table and benches and attach them to the front grass section.
  • Use mounting tape to attach the BBQ grill to the card and attach the grill utensils to the grill using glossy accents.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the cooler and attach to the front grass section.
  • Finish the card by apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the birds and attach them to the scene.

 

This handmade BBQ card used cardmaking dies to create all the paper pieced details

How about you? Do you have special plans for the long Labor Day weekend? Make a BBQ card to invite friends and family for a BBQ picnic as a last nod to summer before school starts.  Check out my Handmade Camping Card for another fun way to enjoy the last days of summer.

 
5319-01D BBQ Die
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5318D Tabbed Mountains Die
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5164D Pine Tree Forest
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5313-03D Cooler Die
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5202-08D Picnic Tables Die Cut
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Color Fuse Set #2
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E47 – Dark Brown, COPIC Sketch Marker
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COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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A Scarecrow Shadow Box Card

I just love how this scarecrow shadow box card turned out and it’s so much easier to create using the new A2 Shadow Box Frame Die from Rubbernecker. No more scoring and cutting and snipping and tweaking and adjusting…..one spin through my die cutting machine and the whole shadow box frame was DONE! I created the scene using the Scarecrow, Cornstalks, Apples, Pears and Corn, Pumpkins and Ivy, Grass, Grass #2 and Birds.

A fun Scarecrow Shadow Box Card with corn and pumkins to create a fall scene.

The Scarecrow Shadow Box Frame and Scene Background

  • Cut the shadow box frame using white cardstock.
  • Cut the 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ scene base using white cardstock.
  • Apply the cloudy sky background using Beachside ink, cloud stencil and a blender brush.
  • Use the Scor-Pal to add deeper score lines on the frame.
  • Fold the frame sides in and use the bone folder to crisp up the crease on each fold.
  • Apply 1/4″ double stick tape on the inside of the wide frame fold layers.
  • Turn the frame face down, and insert the scene base face down in the frame.
  • Remove the tape on both frame flaps, fold and secure the frame flaps closed.
  • Turn the frame face up and push down on the scene layer and secure it in place to the taped frame flaps.
  • Apply 1/4″ double stick to the back of the frame and attach it to the aqua A2 sized card base.
  • Be sure and check out my video showing how to fold and secure the shadow box frame. 

The Scarecrow 

  • Cut the scarecrow using multiple colors of cardstock.
  • Assemble the pieces and attach them together using glossy accents.
  • Cut the crow using black cardstock and attach it to the arms of the scarecrow using glossy accents.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the scarecrow and attach him to the stake.

You can make this Scarecrow Shadow Box Card with its pretty fall scene using die cuts from Rubbernecker

The Pumpkins, Corn and Cornstalks and Crows

  • Cut several pumpkins using yellow cardstock.
  • Color the stems using green ink and a mini applicator.
  • Apply orange ink to the pumpkins using mini applicators.
  • Cut several sections of cornstalks using green cardstock .
  • Hand cut small yellow slivers of cardstock and attach to the back of each cornstalk using glossy accents.
  • Cut birds using black cardstock.
  • Use yellow and green cardstock to cut the corn and husks and attach them together using glossy accents.

Assemble the Scarecrow Shadow Box Scene

  • Cut several grass sections and grass sprigs using green cardstock.
  • Cut the grass sections to fit inside the shadow box frame and one to fit across the front of the frame.
  • Apply double layers mounting tape to the back of the three inside grass sections and layer and attach them inside the frame.
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the front grass layer and attach it to the frame.
  • Secure the scarecrow in place behind the front grass layer by attaching three layers of mounting tape to his back and one piece to his arm and attach in the scene.
  • Attach several ears of corn to the back of the grass layer using glossy accents.
  • Gently form the pumpkins with your fringes, apply pieces of mounting tape to the back and attach them in behind the grass layer.
  • Finish the scene by attaching the crows to the frame and back scene layer using small pieces of mounting tape.

This Scarecrow Shadow Box Card featuring a fall scene in a shadow box was created entirely from die cuts

I would for you to check out the Scarecrow Z Fold Card made using these same die cuts.

Here are the product links used for this card.

 
5315D A2 Shadow Box Frame Die
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5216-04D Scarecrow Die
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5215-03D Corn Stalks Die
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5215-06D Apples Pears and Corn Die
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5215-05D Pumpkins and Ivy Die
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Birds Die 5142-05D
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #11
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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E47 – Dark Brown, COPIC Sketch Marker
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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I had so much fun making this scarecrow shadow box card with all the fall die cuts from Rubbernecker.  I have lots of ideas in my head for using this time saving Shadow Box Frame die.  What kinds of cards are you looking forward to making using it? The possibilities are endless.