SU Oh So Eclectic Fun Fold

August 21, 2017

Happy Eclipse Day, peeps!

I created something for the Craft Project Central’s Creating Pretty Cards Challenge # 74.

You can play along and your name will be submitted into a drawing for a free month’s tutorial! 

Here is the sketch you can use for inspiration:

 

I am not sure what kind of fun fold this is called but it sure is fun to make!

Here is how it folds flat for mailing.

I saw a few of this type of folded card on Pinterest and set out to find measurements, and you get to hear the story….

I knew the card had to fold into 5-1/2″  x 4-1/4″ to fit in an A2 envelope. So, I started with a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of Night of Navy card stock and worked backwards. I took 5-1/2″ and added 1″ for it to stand on, added 2-1/4″ for the lower panel (so it would accommodate a 4″ x 2″ piece of striped DSP), added another 1″, and then 1/2″ for the tab to adhere it to the card base. All that added together is 10-1/4.”

So, I cut the card stock to 4-1/4″ x 10-1/4″.

Then, I scored that card base at 5-1/2″, 6-1/2″, 8-3/4″, and 9-3/4″. 

The next step was to fold it at 5-1/2″ and then place a strong adhesive on the 1/2″ tab as seen above.   Fold the cardstock as shown and fold flat being careful not to stick it to anything. Once flat, press on the adhesive. The card should move freely and fold flat. You can then add the 3″ x 4″ upper panel DSP with the flower pattern.

Next, I needed approximately 2-1/2″ x 4 for the white die cut on the other part of the card so I  again worked backwards and cut the other Night of Navy cardstock to 2-3/4″ x 5-3/4. I scored this piece at 4-1/4″ and 5-1/4.”

I also had some scraps from another lattice I cut from Berry Burst so I added them to the upper right corner for a little unexpected pop of color:) I decided the card was just the right amount of busy so I left the back open for whatever sentiment I choose in the future. I find myself doing that more often since I end up with a lot of cards but not the specific one I need so leaving it blank allows me to use it later! Do you ever do that?

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Craft Project Central # 4

August 17, 2017

Another fun Craft Project Central project…

Upcycled Gift Boxes!   Created by Christine Miller

You may throw away or recycle cereal, macaroni, or cracker boxes, but you can turn them into beautiful gift boxes for that next special occasion. See how to use Designer Series Paper and other stamping supplies to turn these plain boxes into gift wrap that is almost as impressive as the gift you are giving. You will learn how to wrap two different size boxes in your favorite patterned paper.

New Clearance Rack Items! …and SU In the City with Bike Ride

August 15, 2017

Have you checked out the Clearance Rack, kids? New items have been added! 

You can view the Clearance Rack HERE

My swap group chose the SU Bike Ride Bundle to play with

so this is what I came up with:

I paired the bike with one of the Annual Catalog Hostess Sets called “In the City.”

What a neat set!

Notice all the cute sentiments-

Wedding, Birthday, Baby, Welcome, Thanks….

In the City offers two-step stamping with 60 stamps that can help you build a tiny home,
all the way up to an entire city if you want!

Imagine how colorful you can make it with the two-step component.

 

I jazzed up my bike with some silver elements- foil for the basket and handle streamers and some rhinestones on the wheels. The new Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals came in handy attaching the bike in the narrower spaces:)

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Craft Project Central # 3

August 12, 2017

Here is a great project coming from Craft Project Central:

Time for a Coffee Break!  

Created by Sandy Mott 

Do you know someone you don’t get to see very often because he or she is so busy? With all the hustle-bustle going on in the world today, this Coffee Break set is the perfect gift to take to that person, and sit down with them for a chat. The K-cup holder is a cinch to put together just on its own. But adding the other little coffee gift along with that matching card is sure to please and relax even the busiest friend. So, it’s time to enjoy – it’s “Time for a Coffee Break.”

Make sure to play along with the Creating Pretty Cards #74 this month to have a chance to win a free month tutorial!

 

SU Daisy Delight

August 9, 2017

I had my Daisy Delight Product Class yesterday. After we made a vase full of daisies and a card with half daisies, I wanted to show my super, fantastic classes how to use the other neat stamps in the set. I pulled the colors from the beautiful Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper- Old Olive and Peekaboo Peach. I think the shades of “Night of Navy” in the paper matched well with Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder inks so I used them. A few Wisteria Wonder enamel dots and a bow finished off the card.

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Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon

Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon
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