Tuesday, April 24, 2012

magazine style card holder

I spotted a few of these on pinterest and thought I want some of those.  The thought was easier than the want :)  I tracked down the blogs they were posted from, Stampinwithblythe.com a stampin up consultants blog post from March 25, 2009.  Attempted her directions but could not follow them, found a sketch on a italian blog, (sorry can't find it again) and copied it down.  It was in metric, so I thought that could not be so hard, since we are Canadian and use metric, wrong. This is the sketch that I made from this blog:

 All my measuring tools are in imperial inches.  So I managed to make one fairly well, but the next two, when I was trying to record the directions have a few more score lines :).
Cut a 12 x 12 inch piece of cardstock to 8 1/2 by 12,

 tape the cut off piece to the 8 1/2 inch side to make a piece of paper 8 1/2 by 15 1/2.

Score at the 2" mark on the 15 1/2" side on the short side score at 1/2" then again at 3 1/2" again at 8" again at 11".

 Fold up the 2" score and cut the lines to that fold on the shorter part.  This will be the bottom of your holder.

 Cut from the top along the first two score lines to 3 3/4 inches from fold on bottom, fold this section down inside your box.  Angle cut the two 4 1/2" sides from the top to the front of your holder.

  I used my guillotine cutter to do this.  Using double sided tape, tape the 1/2 in. flap to the other end, tape up the bottom of your box and voila you have a card holder.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Stitching on the H2H blog challenge

Hi again, last weeks challenge on the Heart to Heart challenge was to use stitching in our project.  Now I briefly, very briefly contemplated using my sewing machine or even doing hand sewing, just can't wrap my head around it and did not feel like it.  So think some more, plan some more and I came up with this for one of the cards from my card workshop last weekend.
  I used the limited edition Close to my Heart Dotty for you paper pack, made 1" banners, the butterflies are 1 1/4" wide, cut out some butterflies and randomly scattered them.  Stamped Amazing in Smoothie ink from the April stamp of the  month and put crystals on the butterflies bodies.  We also edged all the banners with Grey Wool ink, after my workshop I used a Pacifica marker and  did the stitching.  I like how it turned out.   This card was scraplifted via Pinterest from Nancy Ball.  Now who should I send it to?  

Monday, April 16, 2012

Freshly made sketches

While I was looking at pinterest I spotted another blog site with card sketches, Freshly made sketches.  Decided to have  a look and  also to try to participate before the deadline, if I can.  I may make it just under the wire today.  Here is the sketch:

and here is the card I made using that sketch:
I used the new Close to my Heart dotty for you paper pack that is only available from now until May, love this pack and the brads are button brads in sunset also from Close to my Heart.  The punched edge on the medallion is with the Martha Stewart arch lattice border punch.  Enjoy.

Monday, April 9, 2012

H2H April sketch challenge

This week on the H2H challenge we were given this sketch.

This is my creation from the inspiration.

I turned the card to work with my stamps. I love this bike stamp, it reminds me of a bike my brother used to have, only his was red :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

a Becky Fleck sketch

Hi all, my apologies for missing so much of March, I am not sure where the time went but it did. I am hoping I am back for a bit again.
Last week during the birthday celebrations on the Scrapbook and Cards today blog they posted this sketch challenge using a new sketch from Becky, this is what I did with it:

Monday, April 2, 2012

H2H Easter/Spring

On the H2H blog challenge this week we are being challenged to create something that is either Easter or Spring. Here is a card that I made for my sister, (she should have received it by now) that was very cheery and reminds me of spring flowers. All products used are Close to my Heart, the background is Sweet Leaf, the pot is twilight and the flowers are from the Roxie paper pack and cut out with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, the butterflies are from a (unknown) punch and the buttons are from the button pack at CTMH. I embossed the background and the pot with the perfectly paisley cuttlebug folder.