ECD accordion oval Christmas card
I've been working extra hours lately and I really wanted to make something with one of my Elizabeth Craft Designs dies so I finally sat down last week to play. Okay so, I must be uncoordinated because I had the hardest time figuring out how to put this accordion die together. No joke! I watched the youtube videos over and over to make sure I got it correct. Once I got it figured out, it was easy peasy. I used the new Sizzix triplits Christmas trees die set for all the trees. It's such a great deal because you get a total of 14 dies and you can make all these different Christmas trees. Here's another tree from the same set. But I made this one into a card. The stamped sentiment is an older Hero Arts stamp. I'll probably make some tags for Christmas too.I finally got to meet Colleen Kwan (another crafty blogger) who was visiting from the mainland. I wasn't planning on seeing anyone last weekend at the store. I just happened to walk in to drop something off and she was there shopping with her friend. So glad that we got to meet each other. She was so generous to bring us a bag of goodies. Thanks so much Colleen!!!Hope you're all having a great weekend! It is so hot and I wish it would rain. Thanks for stopping by today!!!
Sushi shaker and gatefold tutorial
I've been having fun with Lawn Fawn's let it roll stamp set. Yesterday I made a shaker card using the sushi stamps and sequins from Doodlebug. I used scraps that I had lying around my craft table for the card base.These colors make me happy! I've had some requests for a tutorial on the card that I posted on the post below. So here goes and I hope I can explain it so you can follow along. I saw a video on Stephanie Barnard's you tube channel showing how she used a stand up die set called "elegant stand up"and made it into a gatefold card. This is what the die looks like.Cut 2 pieces of card stock - 8 1/2" x 5 3/8". Place base die faced down on your cutting pad and weave the paper through the part of the die that has the part that will flip up. Make sure that you place the paper over the bottom of the die and not under because you don't want it to cut through where it supposed to cut. Instead, it will make a slight fold line. And make sure that you stop the opposite end of the paper where it supposed to make a score line. Do not go beyond that line. Center it well. Cut each piece separately. Do not cut both pieces together as it will cut through the scored part of the card.This is what your cut piece will look like after you fold it on the fold line. You can also use one of the die pieces to cut a piece of paper to layer on the side of the card.Glue the 2 middle sections together, one piece on top of the other. This is what makes the gatefold part. You can also decorate the inside of the card.Here is how the card looks when you close it.This is the finished card.Email me if you have any questions. Hope you have fun making this card!!!Have a great day!!!
Today was our stamp group get together and it was my turn to do the make & take. I saw on one of Stephanie Barnard's videos that she made a gatefold card out of one of her stand up die sets and I thought I'd do that for the make & take.I'm not sure why the photos are so bright but I've been noticing lately that when I post on blogger, my photos seem much brighter than it really is. I'll have to play around with it later.I used Dandelion Designs aloha stamp set to make the card. Patterned paper is from Doodlebug Designs spring fling release.Here is what the card looks like when it's opened. And partially opened so you can see how it folds.Well, today was really hot and muggy and the news said tomorrow will be the same. Hope you're enjoying your weekend and thanks for stopping by!!!
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