Archive for September, 2010

Gate Fold Card

I’ve been on the hunt for cards that have interesting folds to them. I found this Gate Fold card on SCS and added it to my arsenal! It’s a fun fold, and gives so many design options to work with.

This particular card I made for my great-niece Rylee’s second birthday. She’s still very much a girly girl, so of course it had to be pink!

Card closed – the Butterfly Scallop overlaps the left panel perfectly. The butterfly is also covered in glitter…very sparkly!

Card Open:

And of course, I *had* to decorate a matching gift bag:

I’m a big butterfly fan (in case you haven’t noticed already from this blog!!) and I think this little project turned out beautifully!

All Supplies Stampin’ Up unless otherwise noted:
Stamps – Fabulous Phrases, Wonderful Wings (retired), Teeny Tiny Wishes, Whimsical Words (retired)
Colors -Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo
Paper – Brights Collection Pattern DSP pack
Accessories –  Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies die, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Scallop Circle punch, Large Scallop Circle punch, Jewels Basic, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Scallop Circle #2 die, Oval punch, Small oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, Dazzling Diamonds glitter


September 23, 2010 at 8:59 am Leave a comment

Completed Mini Book!

This weekend I finished up the Mini Book I made for Simple Scrapper’s Light Your Fire class. This book finally gave me a reason to get a Bind-it-All, and now that I have one (and know how to correctly use it!) I can’t wait to move on to the next project!

I learned a couple things while working on this project.
#1- Don’t use Wal-Mart for photo printing. Although they were salvageable, my photos came out less than stellar. Either the paper didn’t feed straight, or the photos didn’t print straight – but everyone came out crooked, some with crooked white pieces showing in the corners. I was able to manually cut them straight- at least, as straight as I could eyeball them. Spend a couple extra cents a print and use a quality printer. I’ve had pretty great results from Ritz.
#2- When binding a book with the Bind-It-All, don’t squeeze the O-wires too tight! My first set came out oval because I squeezed wayyyy to hard and completely flattened them. A little dab will do ya!

Here are a few photos of this project. I’ll be giving the book to my friend that went on the trip with me 🙂

I free-handed the Hershey Kiss on the cover.

The size of the book is approximately 4×6 inches.

One of the layouts. If you ever have a chance to check out The Hershey Gardens, I definitely recommend it!

I really enjoyed working on this little project. It was quick, easy, and fun! This project also helped me learn I don’t have to do a huge 12×12 scrapbook for every event. Sometimes smaller is better!

September 20, 2010 at 7:37 pm Leave a comment

My Fire has been lit!

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m taking Simple Scrapper’s Light Your Fire online class. Our first hands-on assignment was to make a Mini book.

After much thought (much much thought!) I decided to make my Mini book for a friend that I spent a day in Hershey, PA with last week.

As part of the class, we were given templates to use. I incorporated the templates with embellishments and paper from My Digital Studio. Here’s a couple pages from my book – I love how they turned out! I can’t wait to finish the book and get it printed and bound. I just bought a Bind-It-All and can’t wait to use it!

Just a note- I saved the 2 images below for the web in order to save some room – so they look somewhat grainy on your screen, but they’re crystal clear in real life 🙂

September 15, 2010 at 8:02 pm 1 comment

Have you seen my mojo?

As you can tell from my poor neglected blog here, I’ve been seriously suffering from lack of mojo. I’ve been working on a few crochet items (I can’t post here – they are a gift for someone that may or may not be reading this!)…but aside from that my craftiness has declined. I’m not sure if it’s the hot weather or lack of time (my schedule has been really full the past 3 weeks) or what!

But wait! There’s good news ahead. I won a free spot in Simple Scrapper’s Light Your Fire Class. Click here for the Simple Scrappers site. I’m hoping this class really does get me my mojo back so I can get this blog back to it’s full crafty glory! I’ll try to post projects and my learnings from the class.

See everyone soon, hopefully with some craftiness ahead!! 🙂

September 7, 2010 at 9:17 pm 1 comment

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