I noticed someone asked if I would be sharing some scrapbooking… so I thought I would! I don’t do much scrapbooking anymore, but this was one I did for a local class. Nothing exciting, but you can see I again used that yummy Bo Bonny paper. Can’t get enough of it. I like to use large elements on 2-page layouts, and also make sure they run from page to page.
I am going through one of those phases where I feel a need to clean house! Well, not my HOUSE, but rather my scrapbooking room.
So, time to give away some goodies. Here is a (bad) picture of the (cool) things the winner will get…
Lots of goodies here: From Autumn Leaves we have two sheets of stickers, two mega button bags, two things of ribbon, a pack of cool brads and an alphabet clear stamp set. From Hero Arts – 2 notecard packs and a clear stamp set (one of my faves – realized I have two sets!). Also, two Versacolor cubes, a Colorbox chalk ink queue (a must-have), a Hot Off the Press clear stamp set and a fun pack of glitter Thickers from American Crafts. (Love these!)
Just leave a comment on this post by end of day tomorrow and I will pick a winner!
Thanks for stopping by and helping me clean house.
Oh, and be sure to stop by here for a challenge with more prizes.
Slider cards have been around in the stamping world for some time, yet I still find people love them in classes. I promised some students that I would share the steps for making one, so I thought this was the best place to post them!
If you haven’t seen a slider card, here is an example. You just pull the bow on the side and the inside slides out.
There are many ways to make these… here’s what I do. (Just click on the images to see them bigger.)
Cut notecard (or two pieces of cardstock) to 4 ¼" x 5 ¼".
(This step isn’t necessary – just if you want to decorate it like I did.) Cut a piece of 4" x 5" patterned paper to cover the card. I used ½” circle punch to cut little notches in the corners. Adhere to front of card.
Use a ½" or ¾" circle punch to cut a half circle in the center of the notecard’s right edge. Punch a small hole about ½" to the left of the half circle.
Place THIN lines of adhesive around the other three edges of the card to seal it. (I prefer to use a sewing machine to instead stitch these edges – it works really well. However, I wanted to show how to do this with adhesive instead.) Also put a bit of adhesive about 1 ½” from the left edge of the card. Seal the card closed.
Cut a piece of cardstock piece to 3 ½” x 3 ½”.
Drape a long piece of white ribbon through the hole, holding it as shown. Gently push the square cardstock piece into the opening of the card, pulling the ribbon in with it and stopping when square is just slightly showing. Tie a bow and trim. (I find this card works best with narrow satin ribbon – it just slides like butter!
Now, just decorate the card however you want! I like to cover the small hole that the ribbon goes through. I do this by putting something over it with pop dots – being careful not to place the adhesive onto the hole or ribbon itself. On this card, the scallop circle hides the hole.
That’s it! It really is simple.
By the way… that cute tag is from The Living Room Floor. I bought some tags from this gal and she turned out to be the sweetest thing. Be sure to check out Stephanie’s stuff!
Off to watch some mindless tv.
Supplies: Hero Arts chocolate notecard and pearls Scenic Route dotted paper Printed scallop tag from The Living Room Floor Fiskars punches Offray ribbon Prismacolor colored pencils (to highlight the tag)
I recently have discovered that I create a lot of cards that never get used for anything. I make them with something in mind, but then do something else. So I wanted a place to put them.
And just a place for nothing but stamping, cards and a bit of scrapbooking.
So here I am!
First share… nothing special! Just a fun color combination. The background is stamped with this HUGE Hero Arts DesignBlock stamp. I love that you can cover all of a card in one quick step. Doing a tone-on-tone background like this seems to just bring any simple card design alive. And, of course, I pop-dotted the elements on this card. I do on every card I create. I think it is an obsession!
Supplies: Hero Arts chocolate notecard, stamp and pearl Colorbox Chalk Ink Dark Brown Hobby Lobby punches (love their new scallop ones) and pop dots (HL ones are my fave) Stampin’ Up felt shapes.