Sunday, September 27, 2015

Santa's Six-Fold Card

       Here is an a-symmetrical fold. I found it very easy to decorate. Directions to cut this fold are included at the bottom of this blog post. Check out the pics to see what is under this belly band. 



ABC Christmas Challenge - S is for Silent - #55 -*
Addicted to Stamps - Holidays - #53 -*
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Christmas w/Sentiment - #31 -*
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Festive Decor - #30 -  10/12
Fresh Brewed Challenge - 3+ Patterned Papers - #12 -*
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes - #177 -*
The Crafty Addicts Challenge - Spots and Stripes - #48 -*
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes - #174 - *


Paper - Carta Bella: Red Ornaments
                                Christmas Cheer
                                Home for the Holidays
                                Christmas Stripes
             Bazzill: Currant Samelion
                          Glazed Holly Blizzard Patch
Stamps -Elizabeth Craft Designs: Merry & Bright
Dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs: Lacy Rectangles
                                                  Lacy Squares
                                                  Christmas Tree Pop Stand
                                                  Outdoor Edges
Cut Files - Carta Bella: Santa (Print and Cut)
                                    Holly and Berries (Cut File)
Punches: Martha Stewart: Double Punch Embossed Button
Inks - Momento: Tuxedo Black
Embellishments - Twine: Red/White
Tim Holtz Distress Markers:Tim Holtz Distress: Frayed Burlap
Equipment: Scoring Tool

6-Fold Card

  1. Cut an 8" x 12" piece of paper. 

      2. Score at 4” and 8” on the 12” side.

      3.   Turn and score at 2” and 6”.

      4.   Using the trimmer, remove top right and bottom right rectangles.

        5. Using the trimmer, cut diagonally the top square, removing a triangle-shaped piece. Also, make the same cut on the bottom square. (The bottom triangle is still attached.)

       6. Trim the top left rectangle to score line and bottom left rectangle to score line; 2 flaps formed.

      7. Cut both of these flaps in half.

      8. You are now ready to make your 6 folds. Fold in 2 small squares. (That counts as 2 folds.) Then fold this same piece up. Fold top rectangular section down. Fold 2 triangular pieces toward center.

      9. Decorate and Done!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Cheepers! Another Birthday Card!

     Here is a Karen Burniston die: "Cheepers, the Chicken". Cheepers is a bit surprised at the moment, but those eyes have that effect.
     I used a faux wood grain background. To make it I scored the turquoise card stock every 1/4 inch and sawdust card stock every 1/2 inch. I dragged a white pigment ink pad with the score lines over the card stock. Then I lightly dragged a brown ink over top of that. It gives an unexpected look of wood.



Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes - #267 - *
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes - #19 -*
Cute Card Thursday - Things w/Wings - #15 -*
Seize the Birthday - Birthday w/Dies - #4 -*
Southern Girls - Whimsical/Cute/Fun - #8 - 10/8


Paper - Dear Lizzy: Christmas Wishes
           Bazzill: Sawdust
Stamps -Gina K:Birthday Essentials
Dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs: Cheepers the Chicken
                                              Hay There Pop Stand
                                              Pop It Ups - Chicken Wire
         Lawn Fawn: Stitched Hillside Borders
Inks - Momento: Rich Cocoa
         Adirondack: Expresso
         White Pigment Ink
         Tim Holtz Distress: Antique Photo
Tim Holtz Distress Markers:
Equipment:Scoring Tool

Friday, September 4, 2015

String of Lights

     I designed this tag for a Christmas tag swap. The paper collection: Carta Bella (Christmas Time) was a requirement. I used several of Elizabeth Craft Designs' new dies. I have to say the die set, Ribbons and Jewels, is going to be one of my go-to favorites.
     I am inspired by the colors on my tag as seen on Carol Mayne's tag from Tag You're It!  I am merely celebrating a different occasion.

Back of Tag

Craft for the Craic - Not a square/rectangle - #2 -*
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes - #163 -*
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes - #16 -*
Get Creative Challenges - No Digital Paper - #97 -*
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Use a Die - #28 -*
Not Just Cards Challenges - Anything Goes - #574 -*
Simply Papercraft Challenges - Anything Goes - #151 -*
A Snowflake's Promise - Christmas Themed - #69 -*
Tag You-re It! - Same colors - #17 -*
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes - #136 -*


Paper - Carta Bella: Christmas Time (Christmas Cheer, Candy Canes)
             Bazzill: Watermelon, Nixon, Blackberry

Dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs: Ornament Set 4
                                                   Ribbons & Jewels
                                                   Alphabet 1 - Caps
                                                   Alphabet 2 - Lower Case
                                                   Country Scapes - Backyard Decor - Snow Decor
                                                   Tags and More 1 - Lace
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress: Black Soot

Embellishments - Elizabeth Craft Designs: Starfoam Stickers (Gold)
                             Wink of Stella
                             Ribbon: 8 inches