Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Paper Folding

OOh La La had a challenge this week of using folded paper on a card. Mine is a pattern that I learned 3-4 years ago and have enjoyed the cards I have made with it. It is time consuming, so I don't make them too often.

This is SU 'barely banana" paper as well as 'river rock' paper. The SU stamp set is Wild About You. The folding is easy and I have a picture to go with my directions. (below)

You need 5 different paper patterns, cut into 1 in x 2 inches. Fold those in half, open back up and fold the corners down to make the triangle pictured above. You need to cut an opening in the front of your card with an Exacto knife or your cutter. Do not make it bigger than your
template or the papers won't fit. Gently tape your template to the front of the card and turn it over. Tape your number 1 pattern where they belong. Tape to back of card, not to your template. After you have all of your little papers taped down, turn it over, gently remove the template from the front of the card, and mount it on your folded card. For #5, I usually just put a square there and sometimes stamp a flower in the square, put a button, or something cute for the center.

Here's another one using just three colors, plus what is in the center. I was going to pull it apart so you could see the back side, but it is glued too tightly to dismantle. It will look messy, but it is all covered, once you mount the the front onto your card.


Daring cardmakers issued a challenge for Birds this week. I'm just getting in on the tail end of the week, but did want to share mine.

I used SU papers, barely bananna and brocade blue. The print is from pcCrafters. I used nestabilities for the frame and the greeting is a stamp from SU set called Petal Pushers. The bling is from Basic Gray. The two punches for the greeting are also from SU. The greeting is on a 3D sponge so it is lifted from the surface. The print is from a book of DP that I have had for years. Wasn't too fond of it, but the colors were right!

Stamp Something and Snow Challenges

Stamp Something Friday had this layout for this week's challenge. I'm going to use this for Paper Take Weekly , also, whose challenge was 'Snow'.

My papers are SU 'not quite navy' and 'real red'. The stamps are a collection of acrylic stamps and the snowman is from SU set 'holiday tag team'. The sequins are from from Craft Warehouse, as are the red stones. The decorative border is from Martha Stuart's collection.

Monday, November 17, 2008

I've been making Christmas cards.

Several sets of cards are done now and I decided to share them. Most are done with SU papers. The insides are computer generated, and some of the stamps are from Craft Warehouse and other places. Some of my inspiration comes from machamama, and other great sites listed on my blog.

I think my background choice of a patterned napkin is a little too busy, but I'm without time to retake the bear with me. Sorry. The insides of some of the cards follow the card they go with.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


My Time to Craft has a challenge for snow people. Since I had a brand new downloaded set of snowmen from Daisy Company, I played with it this morning and came up with this card.

...and on the inside for a note.

This is on red cardstock, has some added "diamonds" on snowflakes, plus sparkley glue and black raised dots on the snow men.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


At Stamp Something Friday, we were asked to do a simple card with no cardstock layering. It took a little thinking, but here is mine. Do visit the Stamp Something website to see all of the great examples.

These singing snowmen are from the Ooh La La Christmas CD. The cardstock is white and my not so subtle sponging on the edges is Real Red from SU. I stamped the stars and they are embossed with SU silver. The ribbon is from SU and the greeting is computer generated.

Below is the inside of the card. I have often put verse, etc. on the inside, but have been doing it pretty consistently lately and I like the finish it gives a card.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Fairies or Angels

Cute Card Thursday is asking for fairies or angels. I decided to try one of my graphics from my Christmas CD from Ooh La La Creations.

I used white cardstock, along with Elegant Eggplant from SU.
The side strip was done with a Martha Stewart edge punch.
The greeting is computer generated.
I have never done this layering before and am not too pleased with my picture results. Looking at the real card straight on, it has quite a depth and richness to it that does not reflect in the picture.

I used 3d foam tape beween layers. (shown below)

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