Recently another one of my cards was chosen for the weekly technique tutorial on Splitcoaststamper (SCS). I was very flattered that Beate Johns would run another of my designs. (She has another one scheduled for February, too). I thought I'd share the cards with you today. You can find the instructions for making them on SCS.
I am calling it the Upright Diamond card, modified, because I've seen this layout on Pinterest, but the front of the card was a bit off to the left and taller, making it very hard to get it into an envelope. So I figured out a way to modify it to make the "diamond" lay toward the center more.
This first one is the one featured with the instructions on SCS:
Friday, November 22, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
My sweet sister-in-law Mary Ann had a birthday recently and turned, well, we won't say how old (unless you can figure it out from her birthday card, hee hee) but it was a milestone birthday! Anyway, I wanted to make her a very special card. I had seen a similar card on Pinterest and knew this was the card for Mary Ann!!
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Today's card is made using the Mosaic Punch and Mosaic Magic stamp set. I used 3 colors of green--Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, and Garden Green. (Ed. Note: I just realized I used Wild Wasabi, rather than Garden Green on this card. Sorry!!)
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Today's share is a card we made this month in class that has sort of a different look. It looks sort of like an envelope opening up. To make this one, I cut a piece of Island Indigo 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", and folded it in the center. I marked the ends 1-1/2" from the fold and marked the open side exactly in the middle. I cut from the 1-1/2" mark to the center of the open side of the card. I used the new Envelope Punch Board to round the point.
I cut Pistachio Pudding 5-1/2" x 4-3/4", then scored the 4-3/4" side at 1/2" and folded it. I marked 1-1/2" from each end of that fold line and marked the opposite side (opposite the fold) in the middle. I cut from the 1-1/2" mark to the center mark on each end.
I put Vanilla inside and topped that with a piece of Venetian Romance designer paper.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Today is my friend Regina's birthday and I just had to make a special card to send her. Here is the front of that card:
I'd like to say this card was my original idea, but my friend Janet Nunziato had this card layout as the program for our Smudge Bunch card club recently. She told us how to make it and we all designed ours individually. Here is the card I made at club meeting:
Thanks for stopping by today!!
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Last night Karen Burniston, the great die designer you all know, came to our little town to teach a class at Sandy's Scrapbook Store. We were SOOO lucky to have her teach in our area.
What a fun class it was. Karen is a delightful person and her designs were wonderful!!We all had so much fun. Here is a shot of Karen and Judy Thompson:
A friend took this picture of me with my camera. I'm showing the Autumn card we made. Love it!! We made 3 pop-up cards and a swing card. (Karen, hope I have those terms correct!!)Here is Judy working on her card.
Christmas House (Front)
Christmas House (Inside)
Chair card (inside)
Swing card (front)
Swing Card (open)
Looking out the windows at the top of the Gateway Arch:
In October, Dad had asked me to go on another trip with him to New England. We traveled through 16 states on this trip and, if it was possible, I enjoyed it more than our riverboat trip! Dad is so easy to travel with! We saw beautiful leaves in upstate NY, Vermont, New Hampshire, gorgeous gardens at Longwood Gardens in PA, and had fun!
Dad and I at Longwood Gardens in PA:
OK, you've waited for a sample, so here is today's sample:
This is a card we made this month in class. I used the Clockworks stamp set on it and the sentiment from Wetlands. The card is made using Tangerine Tango card stock on Crumb Cake card stock. I'm not sure if you can tell it, but I cut the middle out of the front Tangerine using the Labels Collection die, so that it interlocks over the Crumb Cake part.
Here are two shots of how the card opens:
Thanks for stopping in today!!