Monday, August 17, 2009

Tri-Shutter Card

I am really getting brave trying these new fold techniques! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE techniques, but different card folds intimidate me for some reason. But, my bestest crafty friend Melissa made one of these and it was so pretty I had to try it! The hardest thing about this card was figuring out which papers to use. The only 12x12 thicker card stock I had was this green, an orange and a white. I wasn't in the mood to use orange and the white just wasn't doin' it for me either, so I went with the green. It made me think Christmas, so that's what I went with. The DP is from the SU! Holiday Treasures. I also used the retired Riding Hood Red. I made an accordian flower for the main focal point, but the center is something something a little different. I had a bunch of Christmas ornaments that had broken and being the pack rat that I am, I could not bring myself to throw away the little metal top on them. So, I flattened it and then I rubbed alcohol ink on it, blending different colors until I got the desired shade of red. I also added a button in the center that I used alcohol inks on. I then embossed the whole thing with Iridescent Ice ep and adhered it to the accordian flower to make the center. The directions on how to make the accordian flower can be found HERE. (When you get a few minutes, you have to check out Kelly's blog, it's awesome!) The swirls on the top and bottom center panels are from Season of Joy that I stamped and embossed with Iridescent Ice ep. The sentiment is from Cute and Curly stamped in Riding Hood Red and cut out. You can find the technique instructions HERE.
Hope you enjoyed today's post! I am working on some other projects and hope to get them posted soon. Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Stair Step Fold Card

My first attempt at a stair step fold card. Not too bad, but I learned my lesson on a few points for how to put a card like this together. First I learned to not use patterned paper over the folds because (if you can see it) on the first fold, my dp ripped a little. Second, there is really no reason to decorate the last (back) folded piece because it doesn't really show unless the card is completely opened. But all in, all I think it turned out ok. My card base is Pretty in Pink with a piece of DP from SU! Raspberry Tart paper on top. The butterfly is from SU! butterfly Big Shot die cut and is cut from a piece of Pretty in Pink and a piece of the DP, layered together and adhered with a dimensional. The next fold is the main image which is a sentiment from Great Friend stamped on Pretty in Pink, punched with the Scallop Punch and layered on DP and Pretty in Pink cut using the Nestabilities Scallop Circle. The third fold panel is DP layered on Pretty in Pink punched with Scallop Border Punch and added dots with a SU! marker. The flowers on the second and third layers were given to me by my bestest crafty friend Melissa (thanks Mel!), but I'm not sure what company made them. The picture below shows the card all opened up! You can find the tutorial on how to make this type of card HERE.
Hope you enjoy! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

How's about a Tax FREE weekend? eh?

That's right! The state of South Carolina is having a sales tax holiday from August 7 - 9. Because school supply items are included in this sales tax holiday, the below list of items will be tax free during the holiday period. Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax free.

Uni-ball Signo gel pen, 105021, $3.95
Basic Black Stampin’ Write journaler, 105394, $3.25
Stampin’ Write markers, various, $3.25
Many Marvelous Markers, 105541, $125.95
Watercolor Pencils, 101879, $19.95
Watercolor Wonder Crayons Bold Brights, 106695, $19.95
Watercolor Wonder Crayons Earth Elements, 106696, $19.95
Watercolor Wonder Crayons Rich Regals, 106698, $19.95
Watercolor Wonder Crayons Soft Subtles, 106697, $19.95
Watercolor Wonder Crayons Neutrals, 106746, $9.95
Stampin’ Pastels, 105542, $24.95
Craft & Rubber scissors, 103179, $19.95
Paper snips, 103579, $9.95
Craft & Paper scissors, 108360, $29.95
Pencil sharpener, 100745, $4.95
Blender pens, 102845, $9.95
2-Way Glue Pen, 100425, $3.50
SNAIL adhesive, 104332, $6.95
SNAIL refill, 104331, $4.50
Mini Glue Dots, 103683, $4.95
Pop-Up Glue Dots, 104183, $3.95
Stampin’ Dimensionals, 104430, $3.95
Anywhere Glue Stick, 104045, $3.95
Dotto, 103305, $12.95
Dotto refill, 100902, $6.50
Sticky Strip, 104294, $6.95
Tombow Adhesive, 110755, $3.95

You can place your order online here or contact me!