Saturday, May 31, 2014

Double Heart Valentine

Well, guess you can consider me way ahead or way behind! Here is a Valentine card that is really simple to create and looks so nice. You could change this up for an anniversary or other celebrations just by changing the sentiment and/or colors. If you look closely you will see that I also did a small strip of the designer paper across the top of the inside. I also added a strip to the bottom.

Hope you enjoy this and have a great day!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Graduation Tri-Fold

Hi, everyone! I am doing a second post to day, because I was asked about this style of card, which I posted earlier as a St. Patty's day card:HERE

                            DOUBLE TRI-FOLD

Using one sheet of 8 ½" x 11" card stock, cut two card bases ( 8 ½" x 5 ½" ). Score at 4 1/4" on both and also 2 1/8" on the second piece (This will be your insert panel). On the other end of the second piece, cut off 2 1/8". (This will give you three equal panels on the second piece.)

Cut out a window on the first piece. This will be the actual card base. My window was cut in 1 1/4" from each side.

Crease all of your scores.

Place sticky tape on one of the insert end panels. Then line the edge up to the center fold of the base card and attach.

Cut a piece of card stock to fit through your window. Mine is 2 1/8" x 2 3/4". (This can be cut from the piece you cut off of the insert.) Place a piece of tape on one long side. Lining up the insert and the cover, attach it to the inside of the insert edge, making sure it will fit through your window.

Cut designer papers to frame the cover window and place on insert panels. You can add or subtract how many panels are covered. I did the back two panels on the insert, leaving the card base panel, and the two first of three panels on the inside of the insert.

 Decorate your window piece and the back base panel as desired. You can also add any other embellishments to the other panels if desired. I chose to leave mine simple.

NOTE: when choosing your DSP, you will need three coordinating designs as they will all be visible.

Have decided that black wasn't the best color to choose for a tutorial, but hope this works for you. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Have a great day!

Valentine Tree

This tree is probably one of my favorite "go to stamps". It is from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set. This style of card could be changed to suit any occasion. I am planning to create a graduation card with diplomas and caps hanging. Just decided that, so no picture yet :)

This card is truly a very basic card to create. Start with a base card (mine is natural white) mat with a color (red), stamp your image(s) on another mat. Add punch art (hearts) and I used a trim at the bottom. The two hearts on the outside are also on dimensionals.

Stampin' Up's new catalog goes live on June 2, 2014. There are some GREAT new products and some well loved returns (like this stamp set)! Take a look and let me know if you have any questions. Right now if you click on the catalog to the right, it will direct you to the SU site. When you order, please put my name in as your demonstrator. I would really appreciate it!! AND I will send you a new catalog! Don't forget that qualifying orders also earn hostess benefits!!!!!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Gate Fold with a Top

I made a quick Mother's Day card with Dee Slater's inspiration. You can see her great card and watch how to create it here .

I used Whisper White, Old Olive, and Real Red card stock and some designer paper. I also used the Labels Collection framelits. I created the roses by punching out different sizes of scallop circles, cutting them into a wavy spiral and rolling them, beginning with the outer tip, to form the flower. The leaves in this example are actually a punch from Martha Stewart.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!