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Friday, June 19, 2015

PIN IT FRIDAY FAVS: Tattered Lace Dies and the Very Best of Recent Pinterest Pins

I just received Vol. 17 of The Tattered Lace magazine with FREE border dies and DSP papers as part of the magazine! I love this magazine...but I had to order it from Etsy supplier PNW Crafts because it was a back issue. Thank you Polly and Bill for finding this back issue for me! 

I couldn't wait to make my first card with those border dies:

My Sister's Birthday Card
(Her favorite color is blue.)

Without Pearls on the Border Die

When I finished the front initially,
I wondered if it needed the pearls on
the bottom blue border in the centers...

Yep...those four pearls are perfect!...
however...when it came to creating the
inside...I made a rookie mistake!

I put the inside panel on the wrong side! Arg!
So...I cut off the front panel and put it
on another card base then made another
inside panel on the correct side!

I made my card after I saw this Pinterest pin...

Petite Petals Birthday Card
Original Pin HERE

...and YIPPEE!...I already had the stamp set
used for the leaves and sentiment:

Stampin Up': Simply Sketched

Check out more cards using the
Simply Sketched set HERE

My pen pal, Leslie-Ann, started me on the Tattered Lace quest after she sent me this lovely card:

LOVE this one! Thanks, LA!
Here's the issue with this FREE die:

Issue 13

Friday, June 12, 2015

PIN IT FRIDAY FAVS: Bokeh Backgrounds and the Very Best of Recent Pinterest Pins

I've discovered a lot of cards and videos lately using the Bokeh Technique (rhymes with mocha) for making backgrounds. I used a sponge to lay down two complimentary colors, then used a piece of white cardstock to punch several sizes of holes to use as a mask so white craft ink can be sponged over the background. This technique creates such lovely and versatile backgrounds! There are quite a few variations for BOKEH and here are a few Pinterest pins and videos to check out:

Stampin' Up! Bokeh Technique fabulous four
Original Pin HERE

Diane also has some wonderful paper craft ideas for a summer BBQ from SU's Sara Douglass HERE.

Original Pin HERE...and here are a
few more cards I made with this
wonderful technique:

This one needed something and Martha Stewart embossed white peel and stick borders did the trick! I simply cut them down to a smaller size:

For my DH's birthday recently, I also made this bear card because we call each other Bear:

Here's the original Pinterest card:

Season's Greetings bears made with StampinUp punches.
Original Pin HERE

Initially, I thought that this card would make a nice Christmas card for my card-worthy friends, but I realized as soon as I started punching and shading that this would be way too much work to make 20+ of these cards! For my DH, it's all worth the work, though! Check out even more masculine cards for Father's Day on Pinterest HERE.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Flap Cards and the
Very Best of Recent Pins

Want a variation on your typical A2 greeting card? How about this Pinterest idea that included a nice video tutorial:

Flap Fold Card
Original Pin HERE
This link will take you to the video.

Here's my version:

Opened up, it looks like this:

The measurements provided are as follows: Take a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of medium weight card stock and score at 2 1/2" and 6 3/4" along the 11" side. If I give this card with a gift card, I can create a pocket on the lower panel to place the gift card!

Stamp Sets: 
SU Butterfly Basics and Sweetly Framed.

Stamp Up a Storm includes a nice how-to video:

Here are a few more flap cards on Pinterest:

Stampin' Up! Freaky Friends Flap Fold Card #stampinup www.juliedavison.com
Original Pin HERE

Original Pin HERE

Simple Saturday Sneak Peek 3 x 3 Fold Card - Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty Blog, Stampin' Up! Card Ideas & Tutorials
Original Pin HERE

Backyard Basics Fancy Fold Card with Eastern Elegance Paper Sample #2 Closed
Original Pin HERE