Thursday, October 30, 2008

What have I been doing?

This is going to be a quick post as I am getting my little fairy ready to go to a Halloween party at playgroup. The last few weeks in between working on stamp camp (last weekend), classes, parties and getting ready for Halloween I have been working on a "mini" album (it is 8x8 and not really all that mini. LOL).

I have posted all of the pictures in photobucket here:

This is a couple of my favorites although I have to say it looks way better IRL :)




Friday, October 10, 2008

Happy World Card Making Day

A week late ;)

I meant to post this last weekend and didn't get a chance. I shared the directions for this card for CompuPro and wanted to share them here as well.


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Cardstock- Chocolate Chip (10 x 5)
- Baja Breeze (4 ¾ x 4 ¾)
- White (scrap)
Pattern Paper
Ink (pink for bird and brown for sponging)
Nestabilities (scallop square and plain square)
Paper piercer

Step 1: Make the frame using Nestabilities. Place the A plate on the bottom of your “sandwich” then the B plate. Put chipboard piece on B plate and then create the frame as shown. Make sure the dies don’t touch as they could crack. If you need to you can use a very small piece of tape to hold them in place but if you use too much it may be too thick to go through. Place C plate on top and put through Cuttlebug.

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Step 2: Cut pattern paper using same scallop square.


Step 3: Adhere patterned piece to frame, turn over and use craft knife to cut inside of frame.

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Step 4: Stamp bird image and cut excess off that will show behind the frame. Adhere to back of frame and add brads.

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Step 5: Sponge edges of patterned paper and baja breeze cardstock and stamp sentiment on bottom.

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Step 6: Add ribbon. This is a little tip on how I add my ribbon with a few extra pictures to show what I am talking about as I don’t think I can explain it very well. LOL!

a. To measure my ribbon I go by the length of my card/LO and add a couple of inches for the knot.

b. Tie ribbon as if you were tying it around something.

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c. If you want the bow on the side, cut the ribbon about 1/3 of the way around the loop from the knot. If you want it in the middle cut it in half.

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d. Tape ribbon on back.

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Step 7: Add stickles.

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Finished card:

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Finished card size is 5 x 5.