Friday, July 21, 2017

Wishing You Happiness

I had a little fun making this card. It didn't turn out all that great, but it's passable. I got a new Hampton Art set from Michael's last week and had a chance to play with it. All of the stamps are from the same set. This card is 3.5 x 6.25 inches.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Super Simple Birthday

This kite was printed on the paper that I used for a card a few days ago. I liked the patterned part and used it, leaving the kite along the entire left side. Not wanted to toss it, I trimmed it down and used it on this card. :)

I used a newer die to cut the curvy stitched right edge. The sentiment is from a The Paper Company set. I used a square die-cut piece and mounted on foam squares. This card measures 3.5 x 6.25 inches.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Little Hellos #1 - #8

Well, I have finished another Stampin' Up! set. (My mission is to use all of my Stampin' Up! sets - and I have a lot of them!) The set that I used for these cards is called "Little Hellos." It consists of eight small images with sentiments. When I mounted mine, I separated the images from the sentiments so that I could mix and match or use each separately.

For each of these cards, I stamped the image on a die-cut piece. For this first card, I used the piece that I cut the rectangle out of for the second layer. I mounted it on foam squares. I colored the image and placed it on the card front,  in the hole from which it was cut.

 For the rest of these cards, I mounted the images on foam squares.





Extremely simple, but done:)

I have also decided that if I really don't like one of my remaining sets or can't do anything different with them, I am going to skip them! It's adding stress to my stamping, and that is not the reason for card-making!

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Video Tutorial

OK. I made another card using the folds that I shared yesterday. It's nearly identical to the card I posted a few days ago. You can view the tutorial here.

Please note: Start with a piece of cardstock that is 12 inches by 5.5 inches. It makes a card that is 4 x 5.5.

Here are a few more pictures:




I hope that helps! You can find the measurements on this post.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Instructions

I was asked for a tutorial for making this card. After trying three times to record myself making another card like this, I gave up! Perhaps I'll try again soon. For now, I'll just show a diagram of cutting and scoring, and also measurements of matting, if you want to decorate it.

This looks pretty complicated, but it's really not! Start with a piece of cardstock that is 12 inches by 5 1/2 inches. Cut two slits that are one and a half inches from each side and between the two-inch mark and the ten-inch mark. Then do your scoring. There are "hill" folds and "valley" folds. To do your "hill" folds, leave the right side of the paper up when you do your scoring. To do your "valley" folds, turn the cardstock over and score on the back side. The "hill" folds are marked by the dashed and dotted lines, and the "valley" folds are marked by dashed lines. So, start by scoring two inches in, above and below your cut lines. Move to the four inch mark and score between the two cut lines. Then move to the ten inch mark and again score above and below the cut lines. Turn your cardstock over. Score at the four inch mark above and below the cut lines. Move to the eight inch mark and score along the whole width. Then fold! You should end up with the card base that I made:)

If you want to used patterned paper like I did on my card, here is the pattern to cut. This will fit both the card front and the back, so you would need two like this. Start with a piece that is 5 3/8 x 3 7/8 inches and cut per this pattern.


If you want to cover the entire thing, you will also need pieces with these measurements.

I know these are not ideal instructions, but I hope it helps. Please feel free to ask me questions. It really helps me if you email me so that I have your address, or at least make sure I have a way to contact you. (If you "View my complete profile," you will see a link to click on to send me an email.)

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