Sunday, May 31, 2015

Pocket Letters

Have you jumped in with this fun/new craft???? It is so much fun to swap these pages. Here are a couple of my creations that I swapped with an "all about me" theme.

And here are a couple with a holiday theme:

If you haven't seen these before, you may want to check out the creators blog HERE.

Here is one more that I created for a pocket letter pal:

These really are a lot of fun and a great way to use up your scraps. I should probably warn you that they can be very addictive, too.

Hope you enjoyed these and thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to leave me a comment. I would love to know what you think of my creations and of the pocket letter idea.

Have a great and creative week!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Another card fold

I hope this finds everyone enjoying life. It has been longer than I thought since I have posted. It is a busy time of the year, especially with a graduate this year. Not sure how that happened already!!!

Anyway, I love trying new folds for my cards, so thought I would share one that I thought was fun. I do not know who originally came up with this one, but I will share how I did it.

This is what it looks like when it is closed and undecorated. You will need to use double sided DSP to enjoy the full effect.

Start with an 8" square piece of double sided DSP. Using the Diagonal score plate, score at 3" on each side. Cut out each triangle that is formed where the scores meet. Remove the diagonal plate and score at 1" down to the notched out triangle. Repeat this for the other three corners.

Decide which side of the DSP will be the inside and fold the inside score lines toward that side. The outside score lines will be folded to the opposite side of the paper.

Starting with the left side, close by folding the left side in, then the top, then the right side, remembering to keep the 1" score folded over.

Now ease the bottom underneath the left side panel. This closes your card. Decorate as desired. I sometimes enclose instructions on how to close it back up. I would close the card to decorate the outside so you won't accidentally glue to the wrong area. OR just create and decorate a sleeve to slip over it (which I prefer to do).

I hope you enjoy this fun way of creating another card fold. Have a great day and thanks so very much for stopping by!