Our good friend John celebrated his birthday a few days ago. This was a big one. I won’t mention the numbers but if you multiply 10 and 6 you’ll be there. Anyway. I wanted to send him a special card. The Broadway Bound Designer Paper is bright, happy and memorable, just like John! So, it seemed perfect.
Today, September 1, is also the beginning of this month’s technique challenge for September over at Try Stampin on Tuesday. This month it’s all about fun folds. Here’s the banner and link for the challenge. Be sure to check out all the samples, There will be lots of different folds shown.
Design Notes for Broadway Bound Birthday Card:
I love the fold of this card. It’s an accordian fold card. It is easy and looks so cool. Here’s a picture that shows it off a little better than just looking at the front.
I featured the accordion fold once before back in June. Here’s a link to that card. I also prepared a photo tutorial for this fold. Just click on the title to see and print it. Directions for Accordion Card.
Isn’t this just the perfect paper for a birthday card?I think so. I used the Broadway Lights Framelits to cut out the candle. The candle was stamped with the Broadway Birthday stamp set.
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Did you know that the Broadway Birthday stamp set and Broadway Lights Framelits Dies are bundeled? Save 10% when you both together.
Starting on Wednesday, you will be able to order from the Holiday catalog. Have you seen it? It’s wonderful! If you are a customer of mine, and I haven’t gotten one to you yet, please let me know.
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Today is absolutely the last day that you can order the Blended Blooms stamp set and coordinating Stitched Season Framelits. I decided to combine a fun fold with the Blended Blooms stamp set for my project for today. Today’s fold is a fun one. It’s called Double Gate Fold.
Because you see both sides of the paper, this is a great card to make with Designer Paper, especially when you can’t decide which side you like best.
Design Notes for Blended Seasons Double Gate Fold Card:
So, it’s called Double Gate Fold because you fold the opening part twice. I’ve written up a tutorial which you can look at and print out Double Gate Fold Card. It’s really pretty easy. Probably the hardest part of this card is not to adhere the Framelit part to both sides!
I stamped the Very Vanilla piece with the wheat sheaf and some Soft Suede Ink. Next, I colored the wheat with the So Saffron Watercolor Pencil. It’s from the new Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2. (That may also not be available after today.) After I sponged around the “Congrats” piece. Finally, I added a little piece of ribbon to add another pop of color on the front.
The inside was pretty simple. I stamped off some of the leaves so that when the card was closed it wasn’t so bare looking.
Because you can get two cards from one piece of designer paper, I made two. One is the reverse of the other. Do you have a preference?
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Last Day for August Promotions:
1. Coupon Time… for every $50 you spend in August, you will receive a coupon for $5 to use in September. Do I have to talk you in to this? Really?
2. Ink Pads! If I sell ten or more ink pads in August (I’m close) then I will get a free ink pad. If you buy one or more from me this month, then you have a chance to win the free one! No brainer.
3. The Blended Seasons Bundle. I’ve shown you a few cards using the Blended Season Bundle. You’ll have to have it. I understand, trust me. You only have a few more days to order. To see the cards that I’ve made, look here and here, and here and here. Of course, there is also today’s card.
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Earlier this week I had a team meeting. I showed everyone how to make this card. The fold is called a Diagonal Gate Fold . I call it Gate Fold with a Twist!
It’s not hard to do but you need to follow the directions carefully.
Design Notes for Diagonal Gate Fold Card:
I thought the Tropical Escape Designer Series paper was perfect for this card. I love the colors and the fresh, clean designs. Here’s a close up look at the paper.
The directions, as I said, are not complicated but it is important that you measure carefully. I’ve written out what you need to do with lots of pictures. Just click to download. Diagonal Gate Fold Card.
On the front of the card, I used one of the stamps and the punch from the Darling Label Punch Box. I love this stamp set.
And don’t you love the beautiful Petal Pink Rhinestones? I think it adds just the right amount of bling!
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Hope you are having a good day and looking forward to a nice weekend. We are off to New Jersey for a 50th anniversary party. I’ll show you some cards and other fun things from the party on Tuesday!
I received a card in a swap a few weeks ago. The technique used on the card probably has a name but I don’t know it. It’s something like the eclipse technique but not exactly. I used the Nature’s Roots Framelits for my version.
What do you think? Maybe it should be called reverse eclipse?
Design Notes for Nature’s Roots Framelits Card:
Here’s how I made this card.
First, I cut the tree from the Mossy Meadow card stock using the Nature’s Roots Framelits.
Next, I placed the piece of Mossy Meadow on my Stamparatus.
The next step was to place the stamp in the opening.
Now, to close the plate to pick up the stamp in just the right place.
Finally, remove the Mossy Meadow piece and replace with the piece to be stamped on. The stamp is in just the right place.
Now, wasn’t that easy?
Once I inked up the stamp, I replaced the Mossy Meadow ink with some Early Espresso on the trunk, using a Stampin’ Write Marker.
The last thing to know is that after I heat embossed, I added the Mossy Meadow Layer to the stamped layer with Foam Adhesive Strips. So easy.
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Remember that the Rooted in Nature stamp set and the Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies are part of a bundle. Save 10% when you buy them together. They are available in either wood or clear mount. If you purchase the clear mount, you can use them with the Stamparatus.
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So glad you stopped by today. If you know what the technique is called, let me know!
Yesterday I went to a shoe box swap. What’s a shoe box swap you ask? Some demonstrators get together. (Fun right there!) Everyone brings all the materials to make a card in a shoe box. If five people are coming, bring enough to make five, etc. It turns out, a few of us made cards with different folds. I’ll be showing some of those in the days to come. I made a card with an accordion fold and used the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper.
Design Notes for Nature’s Poem Card and a GIFT!
I actually made four different versions of this card. Each one takes about half of a sheet of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. Since I needed to make nine for our swap, I made different versions. I’ve put the directions into a PDF document that you can download and print out. Yes, I knew you would like that idea! A little gift from me!
Directions for Accordion Card
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The list below includes all the card stock I used for the four different cards.
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