Thursday, January 26, 2012

Concertina Fold #3

My plan was to post this earlier in the week but my dad had an emergency quadruple bypass on Monday so needless to say I have not been home much or stamping for that matter. He is doing fantastic though!

So this is the third Concertina Fold card I made using Take it to Heart stamp set again! I wanted to stick with the blues in this paper, mixing white and vanilla for contrast! Who says Valentines can't be blue or any color for that matter!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Concertina Fold With Love

For this concertina fold card I used stamped pieces of cardtsock instead of designer paper to layer on the middle folds. I stamped the large heart with the bird in a light ink and then cut it out and flipped it over to stamp on because I don't have the heart framelits dies yet! I used the Curvy Borders technique to create the heart border around the large heart with the Heart Pinking Border that technique by technique junkies!
All Cherry Cobbler ink and cardstock, Vanilla CS and Sahara Sand ink. Fashionable Hearts die, Take it to heart stamp set and Hand-Penned Holidays stamp set.

Concertina Fold Directions:
two 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" cardstock pieces
one 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" cardstock panel
Glue or sticky strip
Score tool
Small paper cutter
1. Score each of the two pieces of cardstock at 2-1/8" along the long side. You should have 3 score lines each at every 2-1/8"

2. Measure and mark 1" in... at the bottom of each scored cardstock pieces. Either end can be the bottom because the score lines are evenly spaced across each piece.

3. Place the first score line in... on each piece at the edge of the paper cutter channel and the bottom end where the one inch mark was made on the paper cutter channel and cut. Each piece should have an angled cut along the three scored sections going from the first score line to 1" in at the bottom.

4. Punch along the angled top part all the way across as seen above and fold each... valley fold then mountian fold then valley fold. If you are using DS paper then adhere it along the 4-1/4" top part of the one CS panel. Then glue or sticky strip the underside of each of the top valley folds (the uncut 2-1/8" section) and adhere to the panel. The folds should meet in the middle or down the center of the panel butting up against each other .

5. To finish...The front last and shortest folds need a focal point adhered to hold them together and make the card stand with the accordion folds showing. The heart on this card is centered to hold both sides together.

6. Embellish and fold flat to send.

Hopefully I can put a video tutorial together soon so check back!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Concertina Fold Valentine

I wanted to do a concertina fold card that would meet in the middle but fold flat for mailing so I came up with this card which is very simple to make and uses one sheet of cardstock and a quarter sheet cardstock panel.
I was going to make a video tutorial but won't have time to do that so I will post the directions some time this week so check back if you want the directions for my version of a concertina fold card!

Stamps used: Take it to Heart.
Paper: White CS, Shimmery CS, Vanilla CS, Pool Party CS, Antique Attic DSP.
Ink: Stazon Black, Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede, River Rock, Blushing Bride, So Saffron, More Mustard & Crumb Cake.
Accessories: Big Shot, Framelit Dies, Polka Dot Folder, Fashionable Hearts Die, Eyelet Border Punch, Pool Party Seam Binding, Crystal Effects, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Aqua Painter. 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Curvy Borders Card

This class card shows off the Curvy Borders Technique by Technique Junkies using the Eyelet Border Punch! I cut the Paper Doily in half and placed a piece of DS paper down the center to cover where the doily splits in the middle!
~Stamps: Apothecary Art, Computer generated saying.
~Paper: Whisper White CS, Poppy Parade CS, Shimmery White CS, Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB)
~Ink: Stazon black, Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Lucky Limeade.
~Accessories: Big Shot, Framelits Labels, Paper Doily die, Eyelet Border Punch, Aqua Painter, Everyday Enchantment Brads.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Shabby Sweet Valentine

For this card I wanted some sort of punched border along the sides... inside of the frame but everything I tried didn't give me the look I was going for so left that part out! Instead I stamped the rose frame stamp and colored and cut out a couple roses to go on the embossed hearts! Embossed Hearts sprayed with Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz!
~Stamps: Apothecary Art, Something to Celebrate (ret. hostess)
~Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Shimmery White, Confetti Cream CS, Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB).
~Ink: Stazon Black, Cherry Cobbler, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Limeade, So Saffron, Pool Party, Soft Suede.
~Accessories: Big Shot, Framed Tulips Folder, Fashionable Hearts Embosslit, Watercolor Brush, Riding Hood Red Pleated Satin Ribbon, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Sponge, Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Antique Attic Valentine

I really love the Antique Attic DS paper! I especially love the Pool Party and reds together!
~Stamps: Take it to Heart.
~Paper: Whisper White, Antique Attic DSP, Shimmery White.
~Ink: Soft Suede.
~Accessories: Big Shot, Oval die, Eyelet Border Punch, Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon, Pool Party Seam Binding, Fashionable Hearts embosslit die, Basic Pearls, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Thoroughly Smooched

Another Valentine Card using New Products from the Occasions Mini mixed with current products that go so well together! The heart was stamped and embossed then watercolored with Blushing Bride refill ink and then a layer of Frost White Shimmer painted over! The background was sprayed with Blushing Bride Smooch! Greeting printed on the computer.
~Stamps: Take it to Heart.
~Ink: Versa Mark, Blushing Bride refill and Marker.
~Paper: Blushing Bride, Shimmery White CS, Basic Black CS, Whisper White CS, Watercolor Paper.
~Accessories: Heat Gun, Black E.P, Big Shot, Doily die, Striped embossing folder, Edgelits Impressions Folder, Pinking Hearts Border punch, Moonlight Smooch, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz, Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Sweet Valentine

Happy New Year! A sweet Valentine using Take it to Heart stamp set and Twitterpated DSP from the new Occasions Mini Catalog! The Happy Valentine's Day was printed on the computer!
~Stamps: Take it to Heart.
~Paper: Whisper White CS, Watercolor Paper, Pink Pirouette CS, Twitterpated DSP.
~Ink: Versa mark pad, Basic Black, Regal Rose, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz.
~Accessories: Heat Gun, Black E.P, Big Shot, Scallop Circle die #2, Stripes Embossing Folder, 3" Circle die, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, Hatpins (new), Pink Taffeta, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Dinensionals, Aqua Painter.
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