Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving with Scrap-Mart

HAPPY THANKSGIVING.  I'm so thankful to be on Scrap-Mart's design team and be able to share this adorable turkey card with you today.  I had seen these cute rosette turkey's on Tim Holtz site and thought about incorporating it into a card.  So with my Tim Holtz Rosette Dies small and large and some wonderful Fall paper from Farmhouse papers, I created this unique and fun holiday card. 

Remember to always use your Distress Inks to really add that small detail to all your projects.  

Again I hope you have a safe and happy holidays with family and always be sure to count your blessings. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Fall Colors with Cheery Lynn

You all know this is my favorite season, so I had to jump on board by the skin of my teeth for the Cheery Lynn Challenge: Fall Colors.  Isn't this Sunflower just stunning...all done with Cheery Lynn dies along with the chicken wire frame and even the Thank you sentiment.  

Be sure to check out all the entries for Cheery Lynn's current challenge and enjoy the season. 

Fun with Hampton and Scor-Pal / Tutorial

Diagonal Double Pocket Card

Other Products Used: KaiserCraft Magnolia Paper Collection, Spellbinders Dies, Seam Binding Ribbon and Card Stock

I love fancy fold cards and this one is so easy but really is stunning.  I found the original tutorial on splitcoaststampers where you can also view a variation on this technique.

Step One: Cut designer paper 8 1/2 x 11.  Be sure you paper has pretty designs on both sides as they will show. 

Step Two: Score and fold your paper on the long way at 4 1/4

Step 3: Rotate your paper and score and fold at the 5 1/2 mark

Step Four: Unfold paper and cut from the left middle score line into the center,stopping at the intersection/ horizontal score line. 

Step Five:  Fold the bottom right corner up into a triangle meeting the center score line. 

Step Six: Have your piece lined up on your Scor-Pal and fold the top left corner down at the 3 1/4 mark.  This will be one inch in from the center score line. 

Step Seven:  Fold your top right quarter over

Step Eight: Fold your bottom left quarter over too. 

Step Nine: Fold your bottom corner over the top of your already folded corner on the bottom. 

Step Ten: Open back up your top flap and apply Scor-Tape to the edge and also apply Scor-Tape to the edges of the bottom flap and adhere down to make your pockets.  

Finish your card and add tags to the pockets