Monday, December 10, 2012

Star Fold with a Flip card...It's for Chris-Mukkah!!!

So, I had a request for a "Chris-Mukkah" card (for a family that celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah) and I saw a flip card and was INSPIRED.  One side had a star fold (made from one sheet of paper).
And the other side has a nice Christmas scene, and TOGETHER...they are "Chris-Mukkah!"
Here's how I did the flip card part. First, start with a paper that is 5" X 7" and score at 2-3/4" and 4-1/4" for 1" on the top and bottom of the card.
 Then, cut at 1-1/2" starting at 1" and ending at 4" on BOTH sides.
Lastly, turn the card 90 degrees and cut from the cuts you made in step 2 to the score lines on all 4 sides. Then, fold on set one way and the other ones in the opposite way.
 Here's how I did the star. Cut a paper 6" by 51/2" and mark it at 3" on the top.
 Then, cut down from your mark to each corner on the bottom.  What you want is an equilateral triangle (yes, I'm a geometry geek).  You do need to adjust it a little to make sure each edge is 6 inches.  It is off by a smidge.
 Then, score on all 3 sides at 2-5/8" and then at 3-1/2".
 Fold the first (inside) line IN, then fold the second (outside) line OUT on all 3 sides.
 Fold each side in, one at a time and then tuck in the last one into the last one into the first flap, kind of like when you close a moving box, but with only 3 sides.
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More Wedding pop up cards with new dimensions!

I had a friend who ordered some wedding cards.  She wanted the pop up version in a variety of colors. I have the tutorial of another thinner version of the pop up cake on my blog here.
I made these pop up cakes a little wider.
    Here is the inside of the card:
    And here are the outside of the cards.

    I was an assembly making machine...

    Here are the wider dimensions: With your card folded in half and cutting from the fold:

    1. 1-1/4" at 1/2"
    2. 1-1/2" at 1-3/4"
    3. 1-3/4" at 3-1/4"
    4. 1-3/4" at 5"

    1. 1-1/4" to 2nd cut
    2. 1-1/2" to 3rd cut
    3. 1-3/4" to 4th cut
    (PAPER LAYERS) score in half, then emboss if desired

    1. 1-1/4" X 2-1/2"
    2. 1-1/2" X 3"
    3. 1-3/4" X 3-1/2"

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    Another craft fair!!! With Snowman Tealights!

     So, in addition to my other crafts, I ended up making some tealight snowmen.  Aren't they cute?  I saw them on Cindee's blog who got them from Becky Roberts.  I started to experiment on a different kind of hat.

    Then, in true fashion, I thought, "How am I going to package them?" So, I embossed and stamped a  "backing," and then put them into some bags I had with a topper made from the Framelits Die and a stamp in red so that the giver can write the recipient's name on the tag.  What do you think?
    I wish I would have taken a picture with the light on!  I only made 6 of them since I bought a 6 pack of them just to try it out, and I sold them all!
    And, I have another order for the Snowman Candy Bars...I need to get cracking!!!

    Thanks for checking in!
    Sharon Lim

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012

    More crafty sales!!!

    Hello there!
    I had some leftover items from the craft faire and brought them into work and some co-workers put in some orders for more.  For the snowman candy bars, one wanted 25 more, another wanted 9 and another wanted 10 more, so luckily I had some leftover fleece still, so I've been crafting!
    I also have another order for 3 more of my mini muffin pan advent calendars.
     I was able to stamp and cut multiple windows with the Stampin' Up! Peekaboo Frames Die.  I felt like an assembly machine!  This is what the back looks like.  Last year I used sticky strip to adhere it to the pan, but then this year, I thought, how could they reuse it?  So, this year, I glued on some magnets on the back, that way the pan is reusable.
     If you are wondering what I put in as treats, I put in some Hershey's Kisses!  What a great little treat for everyday until Christmas!
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    Sunday, November 25, 2012

    My latest card class!!!

    Hello there!  My friend Andrea wanted to have a card class at her house, so I came over today with a bin full of materials and my Big Shot and Ta-Dah!!! Here are the projects we made, first up is the Triple Layer card. At first, they were intimidated about the card, it SEEMED hard to do, but it wasn't. After a little lesson on stamping it "randomly," they were all successful in creating their cards.  (NOTE:  I told them the "secret" to making it "random," is to stamp so that part of the image is off the paper, and not try to "fit" it all on the paper)
     Next, are gift card holders, here they are closed:
     Here are the card holders with the "gift card" coming out of the holders. What's great about them is that you can make 4 per 8-1/2" X 11" cardstock.  Just score them at 1/2" and then at 3", put some Sticky Strip on the 1/2" strip to close it up.  Decorate as needed, punch a hole through the holder, string through 16" of ribbon through the hole, even up the ends and push the gift card down into the holder and tie it off with a bow!  The gift card easily slides in and out.
     Then, I used a template I found online from Connie Babbert ( fold a Christmas tree from a circle of scrapbooking paper. You cut a 5-1/4" circle, fold it in half and follow her template.  Then, we decorated it with some extra garland I had and some Christmas colored buttons.
     Then, we ended with the GRAND FINALE...The Hershey bar snowman.  I got the template free from Laurie Furnell ( I had some jingle bells and had them add them onto the hat with theirs. I forgot to take a picture of them.
     As a "Thank You" to Andrea for hosting the class, I made her a card to look like her cat Ted. I used the Top Note Die from an idea from Laura Lipe ( .  I cat-sat for Ted when she first got Ted as a kitten, so truth be told, he is my favorite.  I can't believe how big of a cat he is!
    Thank you Andrea, Shelley, Michaela and Vicky for making cards with me!!!  
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    Tuesday, November 13, 2012

    Wedding card holder

    Okay, one more Wedding blog post...
    Remember when I made this wedding card holder?
    I was inspired by THIS wedding card holder on Pinterest:
    So Cynthia chose THIS for her wedding cards:
    My nieces decided what the sign should say!
    What do you think?
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    Monday, November 12, 2012

    Craft Faire

    Cynthia and I had a table at the Fairfield Senior Craft Faire on Saturday.  We had a lot of fun spending the day together!  She was selling her origami cranes ornaments.  Here are a few of my creations I was selling.  These Snowman candy bars were $2 each. I got the free graphic and idea from Pinterest when I found Laurie Furnell's blog here:
      Next I put 4 decorated Hershey Nugget treats in cellophane bags with a topper.  There were a variety of them:  Birthday, Thanksgiving, Thank you, Christmas, and  For You ones. They were $2 each.
    I also made some Peppermint Patty Snowflakes.  They were 5 for $1.
    Here's a close up of them.
     Then I also made some wine cards.  I made them so you can hang them on the bottle and open up the ribbon and sign the inside of them. They were $2 each or 2 for $3.
     For the Grand Finale, a Christmas Advent Calendar made from a mini muffin pan.  I put magnets on the calendar so it sticks to the pan and filled each space with Hershey's Kisses, and you can use the muffin pan after you are done. 

    Let me know if you are interested in any of these.
    Thanks for checking in!

    Sunday, November 11, 2012

    More Wedding stuff!!!

    Remember the wedding invitations?

    Here are the matching Thank You cards with matching envelopes.
    Also, I bought the towels on their registry, bath sheets, hand towels and washcloths and made them into wedding cakes.  What do you think? 
    I think they like them!
     Thanks for checking in!

    Friday, October 12, 2012

    Ribbon weaving...I am so obsessed with this!

    So, I was perusing Pinterest as usual, and found a wonderful video on Ribbon Weaving Wreaths by Rhonda Britten~:
    Check out the video, it's really great. For me, once I started making them, I couldn't stop.
    Then, I thought, why not as a Candy Cane? 
    Then, once I got some 3/8" Stitched Stampin' Up! ribbons during the September special, I made one with the Gumball Green and thought it would looked great on a red door:
    Then, I used the Real Red 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and made a Heart:

    With the 1/8" Taffeta Real Red ribbon, I tried a Candy Cane
     I even used the Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Stampin' Up! ribbon to make these:

    What do you think I can make with these?

    I think I'm channeling my inner knitter/crocheter...uh oh, have I refound another craft?  I remember knitting and crocheting with my grandmother when I was little.

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    Sunday, October 7, 2012

    My latest card class!!!

    Thank you Debra, Kayla, Hui, Arwen, Huyen and Tori for coming to class yesterday!  We had a blast!  First up was a group of cards they finished "lickety-split" using the Embossing folders.  A tutorial on how to make 4 cards at once is located on my blog here.  Once they did the cards, they could choose whatever sentiment they wanted and add them on with Stampin' Up! Dimensionals.

     Next is a fun twisted card I saw on Cindee Wilkinson's blog here. Thank you Cindee for the inspiration.  Here it is closed.
     Here it is opened.  It looks complicated, but actually it's pretty easy.  One piece of cardstock scored diagonally from opposite corners, then folded in half.  It was fun decorating it with another piece of fancy paper that was only 1/4" smaller and cut in the same way the white cardstock was folded.
     Lastly, was the pop up gift card holder that I will be demonstrating at my Stampin' Up! meeting next Saturday.  I'm so excited! Here is my version of it, the one we will be doing at the meeting will have other papers/embellishments.  You can find my tutorial of two versions of this pop up card here.
     Here is what the card looks like opened up.
     Here is a side view of it.
     I'll let you know how the demonstration goes and my newest obsession...ribbon weaving.
    Thanks for checking in!