Featured Friday #8

Today I have a really special card…it’s got lots of oohs and ahhs from those that have seen it in person.  It’s called a Bendy Fold and it is so easy!  Fun folds don’t have to be tough to pack a lot of punch so I hope you’ll try this one.  Here’s the finished card and then some basic instructions to make it.

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First you’ll need an 5.5 X 8.5 piece of C/S which you will cut in half – you will end up with two 4.25 X 5.5 pieces. Then you will cut one at the 2.5 inch mark so you end up with three pieces looking like this.  I decorated mine with B&T before thinking about taking the picture 😦  but you should get the idea.

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The next step is to score .5 inch on one end of both short pieces – the 2.5″ piece will be scored on the left end and the 1.75 piece will be scored on the right.  On the opposite end of the folds measure in .25″ and draw a line in pencil (this will be erased at a later step) cut a tab as pictured above.

Now on the base card measure 4 inches and draw a light pencil line and on the 2.5 inch piece measure in 2″ and draw a line.  Line up the 2.5 inch piece on the base card and cut (with a craft knife) where the tab will go in.  Then do the same for the smaller piece – lining it up on the 2.5″ piece.

You then will attach the flaps of both of the smaller cards on the back of each end of the 4.25 X 5.5 base card – I used sticky tape so they had a secure attachment.

This is what the card looks like from above.

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I hope you’ll give this fun fold a try!  Thank you for stopping by.

 

 

 

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Featured Friday #7

I hope my Featured Friday has inspired you to try some fun new cards.  I’ve been pinning cards like crazy and even have my neighbor Sharon hunting for Pinspiration!

This week I’m bring you a Side Easel Card.  I’ve made lots of easel cards, but this fold was new to me.  It’s another easy one and I’ll include the measurements in a future post.

There are two tricks to this card, first you have to do some planning before you do your stamping and second find something that will hold your easel up.

I’m really enjoying the Regatta papers this month.  They paired perfectly with C1642 My Anchor and our new thin cuts took all the fussy cutting away!

Make sure you leave me a comment if you try this card I’d love to see what you do!

A Little Crabby

Do you know someone that’s been a little crabby lately?  Maybe you should brighten their day with a card!

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My friend, Debi, had this Beach Days (D1684) stamp set and I just HAD to borrow it for this card.  I love the beach and the Regatta Workshops Your Way (G1105) will get you all the paper and embellishments to make this card and MORE!  There are several things I LOVE about this card…first it has a ton of texture from the confetti embossing folder used on the white panel (which reminds me of bubbles) to the pennants and complement at the base of the tag.  Did you notice the zip strip?  I love incorporating them for a little surprise.

What could you use the Regatta papers for?

 

 

Featured Friday #6

TGIF!  Well, have you tried any of the new folds that I’ve shared here on the blog?  Sharon and I are scouring Pinterest for ideas and this is what we came up with this week.  We only had to watch the video a couple of times to make sure we got the measurements right!

This Magic Envelope card was a lot of fun.  It reminds me of the fold-it-notes that I used to get from Current to send my aunt & uncle letters when I was a child.

The flap folds over and a stamp will secure the closure, you can use a label or hand write your address on the front.  The actual card is just a decorated flat…I spruced mine up a bit with Regatta Complements and stamps from the My Anchor stamp set.

Here’s the how to:

  • You will need the Diagonal Scoring insert for your Scoring Board
  • With an 8.5 X 11 piece of CS score on the 8.5 side at 1 5/8″
  • Turn CS 180 degrees and score on the 4″
  • Turn counter clockwise (this is important or your stamp ends up in the wrong place)  score at 2 3/4″ and 9 1/8″
  • Turn 180 degrees and score at 6 1/8″
  • Your paper will now have three folds on one side and two folds on the other.
  • On the side with two folds – fold in the large flap and then fold in the small flap- use your bone folder to get a good crease
  • Then fold up from the bottom
  • Fold from the bottom a second time and then you should just have the small stamp area to fold over at the top.

If you have any questions please feel free to message me.  I’d love to see what you try…leave me a comment with a link to your artwork and I’ll come take a peek!