Saturday, May 25, 2013

Blocks card tutorial

Inspired by a card I saw at a stamping meeting, I was sent this video tutorial  The tutorial shows how to make one with 1-1/2" blocks, I tried making one and it was so big, there was also a video to make an envelope to fit the card.  I didn't want to make a card and then an envelope too, so I did some math and created one that used 1" blocks, but it seemed too small.
So, after  a little MORE math, I ended up creating one with 1-1/4" squares.
The original one started out with cardstock 4-1/2" X 12" and you had to add a hinge, with glue.  But once I went smaller, I was able to add an extra 1/2" on the length so that it could be used as a tab to hold it all together.
So, start with a piece of Wild Wasabi cardstock measuring 10-1/2" X 3-3/4" and score it at every 1-1/4" all the way down. Notice you will have all squares all over, and one 1/2" tab at the end of the long side.
 Cut out this "T" shape starting out after the second square.
 Then, cut along the line underneath the first and second squares on both sides.
 Fold along the 1/2" crease, the middle creases, and the last square, so it looks like this.
 Apply adhesive along the 1/2" flap and fold it up.
 Fold over the other side to land on the adhesive you just put on, the card should be flat.
 Then, it should look like this and you can fold the tabs on the first and second levels.
 Place adhesive on one side of the flaps and put the other side on top of the adhesive.
 Now, your card looks like this, so cute, right?
 Just for good measure, hold it down flat to make sure it will fit into your envelope.  This size card will fit in a regular A2 envelope.
I took a 3-3/8" square So Saffron cardstock and ran it through the Mosaic Embossing folder, and then cut it into 1-1/8" squares, and kept them together like this.
 I added some adhesive on each of the squares on the card, like this.
 Only use these squares and transfer them onto the card accordingly.
 TA-DAH! It looks like a tiled wall, right?
Then, I used a 3-3/8" square of Rose Red which is also embossed
 and cut into 1-1/8" squares, keeping them together again
 So, I could adhere them in the right arrangement.
Then, to embellish the So Saffron side, I decided to use the Mosaic punch to create a flower.  Punch out 5 in Rose Red and a 1/2" circle of So Saffron.            
 I brought out my shaker frames and took one of the middle ones.
 I put the ring down with the sticky side up and layered the punches.
 I put the circle on a dimensional and then pushed it in with my finger to create a flower with more dimension.
 I thought of the Shaker Frames after I made the sample, but I think it makes a difference.

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Trophy card tutorial!

Looking through my card templates, I found the trophy card again and fell in love with it again. I've used it in the past for invitations, for displaying on a desk, etc.
Here it is standing up.
 Here it is closed and flat.
You will need:
4-1/4" X 11" Pumpkin Pie (scored at 1", 2-3/4", 3-3/4", 5-1/2", 7-1/4", 8-1/4" and 10")
5-1/2" X 2-3/4" Pacific Point (for the background)
5-1/4" X 2-1/2"Whisper White ( for the stamped image)
Stamp the image on the Whisper White focusing on the top part of the paper since the bottom of it will not show when the cards is standing up.
Mount it on the Pacific Point cardstock for the background.
Cut on the 5-1/2" fold in the middle a 1/2" from each side to create a SLOT, and decorate the base as desired.  I used some of the new Washi tape from Stampin' Up!
Fold the cardstock in on all of the score lines so it looks like this.
Fold in the ends and place Sticky Strip on both of the ends.
Peel off the liner for the Sticky Strip on one side, and lay the picture on one side of the cardstock with it sticking out of the slit you cut.
Then, peel off the liner on the second Sticky Strip and lay it on top of the cardstock.
It should look like this:
Test out your skills to see if it stands up.

What do you think?
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Saturday, May 11, 2013

100 Wisteria Wonder hearts for a bride on her wedding day.

Hello, I have a co-worker who is getting married in June, and asked me to make 100 hearts for her guests to write well wishes, words of advice, etc. during the event.  I showed her some Wisteria Wonder, and she agreed that it would match her lavender color theme of her wedding.  Although I don't have the Heart Collections Framelits, I used what I had.  I started with the Petal Envelope Die.
 I then cut off 2 of the petals and WELL-AH!  A heart!!!
 This is what 100 Wisteria Wonder hearts looks like:
 Then, I made a matching box to hold them all to present to Crystal and decorated it with a wedding cake on the inside,
And an organdy ribbon and a stamped "Congratulations" to finish it off.
What do you think?
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Sunday, May 5, 2013

A GREAT Scrapping day!

I had a great day Scrapbooking with some great ladies. Here are some of them working diligently on one side of the room.
 Here is the other side of the room, along with my supplies in the middle of the room.  I bring a Cricut, the Big Shot, punches, markers, stamps, etc.
 More hard working scrappers.
I love how they all work together so well on projects.  Nanci did the layout and Andrea was helping with the jute placement to just add the right accent.
TA DAH!!  Here are Karen's first scrapbook pages EVER!!! I think it's FABULOUS!  She is DEFINITELY not a scrap virgin anymore!
 Here are Nanci's Eagle Scout presentation boards.  I think she did an AWESOME job, what do you think?
 I love the use of the ribbon and embellishments.  That Eagle Scout is lucky to have you as a friend!!!
Next Scrapbooking date is Aug. 10th.  Who's coming the next event!
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