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Friday, September 25, 2015

Cool Cards and the
Very Best of Pinterest Pins

These gorgeous double-sided step cards with floating butterflies and fantastic step-by-step instructions caught my eye:

Aspiring to Creativity: Double Sided Step Card Tutorial:
Original Pin HERE

This is my version:

The floating butterflies are made possible by using thin strips of acetate attached to each butterfly from the inside of the right and left panels. They actual look like they are suspended in mid air!

....and I also learned how to make tunnel
cards recently:

The original card idea was featured by Frenchie on her Stamp and Scrap blog with these two posts HERE and HERE:

She included a video for the snowman card above on her blog and demo'd two versions of tunnel cards via a live stamping event. Here are the measurements for the landscape and portrait versions.

Landscape Tunnel Card
  • Card Base: 4 1/4" x 11" score at 5 1/2"
  • Inside Insert: 4" x 9 1/2" score along the 9 1/2" side at 3", 6" and 9"
  • Cut along 1/2" section to create 3/4" tabs at the top and bottom (Frenchie's video HERE shows how to do this)
Portrait Tunnel Card
  • Card Base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • Inside Insert: 5" x 6 1/2" score along 6 1/2" side at 2", 4" and 6" or
  • Inside Insert Version 2 for snowman card: 4 3/4" x 5 3/4" (see note below) score along 5 3/4" side at 1 3/4", 3 1/2" 5 1/4" NOTE: 5 3/4" is correct even though Frenchie posted 5 1/2" on her blog. She does state 5 3/4" in her video tutorial. 
  • Cut out 1/2" section to create tabs at the top and bottom
Check out this variation of tunnel cards with a tutorial posted on Splitcoast Stampers HERE:

The inside insert measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored along the long side at  2 1/8", 4 1/4" and 6 3/8".

Friday, September 11, 2015

Masculine Cards and the
Best of Pinterest Pins

I needed a masculine birthday card and saw this one on Pinterest:

Fancy Male Birthday Card
Original Pin HERE

I needed to modify it a bit to fit it into an envelope and also use a stamp and an embossing folder I already had:

...and here a few other pinned cards for the men in our lives:

CASing Viv!
Original Pin HERE

Hamburger "Happy Father's Day" card. Stampin' Up! punches.
Original Pin HERE

Card uses Stampin' Up "Wetlands" stamp set.
Original Pin HERE

Pebbles Inc. Home+Made Sweater Weather Card Set (via Bloglovin.com )
Original Pin HERE

Gothdove Designs - Alison Barclay #stampinup #stampinupAustralia #Yoda #birthday #card #PunchArt #StarWars 100% CASE of Sarah-Jane Rae, a UK demonstrator. Link to her tutorial is in my blog post.
Original Pin HERE