Monday, March 24, 2008

Flap Fold Thanks

Today's technique lover's challenge was to make a flap fold card. Our guest hostess for this week is JoLynn, aka stampissues, and she chose to do this fabulous card that she found a tutorial for on the Scor Pal website. The tutorial is fabulous and very easy to follow, so if you have seen these(or you like mine), you should try it, it is so easy!! I started with a 3 1/2x8 1/2 sheet of Basic Black. I really wanted some more layers on this so I did a second layer in Rose Red(3 3/8x8 3/8). I used my circle cutter to round out the edge of both papers and I glued that together and scored it at 4 1/4 and 8 1/2. I then attached a piece of Rose Red DP to the bottom flap that measures 3 1/4x4. For the top piece of DP, I cut it at 3 1/4 and then used my circle cutter to round out the edge, I then flipped the paper to the side I didn't want showing and made a pencil line with a ruler to cut it off. There is probably an easier way to do this, but this worked for me. I used my circle nestabilities to cut out my lamb from Pun Fun(Thanks Jodi!!) and then layered it using my circle scallop nestibilities. The sentiment was cut out with my word window punch and layered it with RR and BB. I added the brads and the ribbon and it was done. I have to say that in the tutorial is tells you to use Basic Grey snaps to close the flap, but I really didn't have anything that would work for that, so the ribbon is actually tied around the bottom flap(the one with the brads) and I slid it up over the fold flap to keep it closed. That's it for now!! My dh just came home for lunch and asked if I was feeling okay, when I said yes, he just said okay and left. I think he wants me to clean or something!!!( I don't blame him)!! Since it is not going to clean itself, I had better go!! Have a great day!!
stamps-Pun Fun
ink- Basic black
paper- Basic Black, Rose Red, Whisper White and Rose Red DSP
tools- black brads and organdy, rose red marker, cool grey prismacolor maker, nestibilities, cuttlebug

Easter Sunday's Featured Stamper

Easter Sunday's featured stamper was the fabulous Amy Sheffer, aka Pickletree. If you haven't been to her gallery, go now!! She also has a fabulous blog, which you can find listed in my Blogs I Stalk. I was too exhausted to stamp yesterday, and truth be told, should really be cleaning right now, but I wanted to participate in her challenge, since I am such a fan!! I chose this card to CASE. I needed to start trying to figure out what to do for the invites for my sister's baby shower, since we don't have a lot of time left!!! As per the rules, I made a few changes to the card, but I kept the same layout. I did change some of the colors, added layers, did brads instead of piercing, changed the images, etc. In short, I kept the layout and changed most of the rest. I always start out trying to only change two or three things, but something always goes wrong!!!LOL What can I say, I love layers!!! I am not sure if this is what we will end up, but someone will end up getting it!! Thanks for looking and have a great day!!
stamps-So Many Scallops, Hugs and Wishes
paper-Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Whisper White and East Coast Prep DSP
ink- Wild Wasabi and Barely Banana
tools-cirlce nestabilities, swiss dots folder, silver brads, scallop circle punch, word window punch