Quilt Card

This was a quick and fun card.

This uses:

  • Linen Closet paper from DCWV
  • Natural Astroparche paper by Wausau
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 8
  • Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio 2
  • Gina K Designs Hope Grows Set
  • Memento Bamboo Leaves Ink
  • Memento Cottage Ivy Ink
  • Koh-i-Noor Woodless Colour Pencils
  • Cuttlebug
  • Scotch 3D Mounting Tape
  • Scotch Advanced Tape Glider
  • Green Organza Ribbon

It all started with this paper, which reminds me of a quilt.

The background paper is cut with the Nestabilities Labels 8 largest die.  The flowers were stamped with the Cottage Ivy ink on the Natural Astroparche paper, colored with the pencils, then cut out and embossed with the 2nd largest Beaded Circles die.  I then used the ink pad to go around the edge to make it stand out a bit.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set as the flowers and stamped with the Bamboo Leaves ink and cut out with the ribbon tag.  I was trying to use all blues, browns and greens, so I found some green organza ribbon to attach the label.  As I was going with the paper reminding me of a quilt, the flower piece was a throw pillow, so I used Scotch 3D mounting tape to pop it up.  I didn’t think 1 layer was enough pop, so I used 2 layers of the tape.  Before attaching the background piece, I threaded the ribbon through the tag and attached it to the back of the background piece.  Then I went around the edges with the Advanced Tape Glider and attached that piece.  The “pillow” was added last.

Like I said, quick and easy, and a cute look.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!  Have a wonderful rest of the week.

Don’t forget, the CardSwap Winter Warm Up Crop starts next Wednesday!

Double Dutch Fold Card

The weekly challenge this week on CardMaker Magazine’s CardSwap is to make a Double Dutch Fold card.  This was pretty cute, fairly easy and fun to make, so I thought I would walk you through it.

To start, you need the following:

  • 4-3/16 x 9″ piece of card stock
  • 2 x 8-1/2″ piece of card stock
  • Papers to decorate
  • Adhesive

Score the 4-3/16″ x 9″ piece at 5-1/2″.

 

 

Score the 2″ x 8-1/2″ piece at 2-1/8″ and 6-3/8″.  Now fold all the score lines well.

 

Next, attach the back of the larger piece (longer side) to the center section of the smaller piece.  The two small edges should fold over and meet in the center and when you fold the top flap down, it should meet the top of them.

You can now decorate all the flaps however you want.  I was going for a fairly simple look, so this is what I did.

 

 

All that’s left is to make a larger center piece to attach, which will help hold it all closed.  I did a simple cameo stamp (Gina K. Designs: Timeless Treasures), colored it a bit (Koh-i-Noor Woodless Colour Pencils and a gold glitter pen around the edges) and cut it out using a simple oval fairly close to the stamped image.  After I figured out where I wanted it, I put adhesive on the back of the top half of my piece and attached it.  (It is now attached only to the top flap, though it hangs over the bottom two flaps.)  Since there was open space at the top, I was able to stamp Happy Birthday (Stampendous: Party Invite) with Versamark Dazzle ink and then again slightly off the first with ColorBox Gold Brocade pigment ink.

It sounds a lot harder than it actually is.  Take a look at the challenge and see what other people came up with.  Now, try it yourself!

Thanks for spending some time with me today!