Friday, March 25, 2011

Pop Up Gift Card Holder

My monthly Stampin' Up! card swap and class hosted by Anne is this Sunday.  I wanted to share the cards I made for the swap.  Our theme was 3D or pop up.  I decided to make pop up gift card holders.  If you would like a tutorial I would be happy to make one, just let me know.  






Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Easy Paper Flower Tutorial

I had made this card for the design team I'm on and wanted to share a tutorial for the flower I made per your request!  Thank you for all the wonderful comments on my other post with the card.  It's so easy!

 I've seen many of these flowers made using a brad in the middle to hold it together.  I wanted to do something different with ribbon so here's what I came up with:

 You will need some old dictionary pages or pages from an old book.  I use pages from a huge dictionary I bought at a thrift store.  It has the thinner, lighter pages than an ordinary book.  I like the weight of those pages because they are easier to crimp and crinkle.  You also need some ribbon, a stapler and a scallop punch.

 Punch out six scallop circles.

 Stack your scallops together and lay your ribbon across them in the middle.  Staple the ribbon to the scallops.

 Tie a knot in the ribbon, the staple holds it in place.

 Trim the edges of your ribbon.

 Crinkle and fluff up each scallop until it's as fluffy as you like. 
Enjoy!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I did this tutorial some time ago and thought I would share it again in honor of St. Patrick's day! Enjoy!


I hope you all have a wonderful St. Patrick's day. Don't forget to wear green! Better yet, make a quilled shamrock and wear it as a pin!
On the Scribd box you can click on the top right corner for a full size view. You can now email or print the tutorial for yourself or your friends too!

How to Quill Shamrocks

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

AiFactory Challenge ~Things With Wings~

This weeks challenge at AiFactory we got to use some cute owl images from the party printables line.  Our theme was to use wings.  Seeing as how the images were owls I had a hard time trying to figure out how to incorporate wings on the owls that already had wings.  WOW, that made no sense!

I printed out the owls, punched them out and then grabbed my MS butterfly punch.  I punched out the butterflies and folded them in half and added them as the wings on the owls.  Oh my, here's my card and you can see what I mean:


So now it's your turn to fly over to AiFactory and enter your card!  Create something with using wings, please don't make anyone call PETA on you though :)

Can't wait to see your creations.  You can post them on the AiFactory Challenge Blog.  You will have until 11:59 EST on Wednesday March 23rd to upload your projects.  You don't have to use an AiFactory image, you can use whatever image you want, but be sure to visit the AiFactory Store for great freebies too.  Also join our AiFactory Community and we also have a Community on Paper Craft Planet.  See you there!

Here's a peek at the sheet of owls and you can buy them here.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Smeared & Smudged Blog Hop & The AiFactory Challenge

It's that time again for the Smeared & Smudged member blog hop and this weeks AiFactory Challenge!

For the blog hop we we had a challenge to use the colors of green and brown.  Not usually a color combo I would choose, I guess that's why it's a challenge :)  I'll be doing a tutorial on the flower soon!
 
At AiFactory the design team is using a beautiful digital image from the AiFactory store.  She started out black and white and I digitally changed her to the colors I wanted.  That's what is so great about digi's, you can do what you want!

 Here's the list for the blog hop: 

 
Strange Ink has also offered the two digis below for one
 winner of this blog hop!!!  All you have to do to qualify is leave
a comment on each  participants blog...




Make sure to stop by AiFactory & enter your card or project in this weeks challenge too!



Saturday, March 5, 2011

March 2011 Artist Of The Month


The March 2011 artist of the month is:


Her quilling is fabulous! 


Here's a little bit about her from her blog:
Hi my name is Paula,I have been Quilling since 2009 and am addicted.Hopefully I will be as good as others that I admire so much!I love the challenge of trying something new and love the look on someone's face when they realize that, they are looking at paper!


Make sure to stop by her blog and see all of her other quilled creations!


Thursday, March 3, 2011

AiFactory Design Team First Challenge

I am so excited to be on the AiFactory design team!  Our first challenge was posted today.  Our theme for the challenge is a "drop in the bucket".  We had to create a card with a water theme using the AiFactory digital stamp Ella Under The Sea.  Ella does a lot of things and this time she is a mermaid!  

I colored Ella digitally using a digital editing software.  Coloring digital images this way is fantastic and easy.  If you are using a small image as I did the coloring is much easier on the little portions of the image.  Larger images I still color with Copic Markers.  I added a little bit of quilling as my water theme.  Here's my card:


So now it's your turn to drop your name and your card in the bucket!  Create something with a water theme or water on it, but spilling your water on your card doesn't count LOL  
Can't wait to see your creations.  You can post them on the AiFactory Challenge Blog.  You will have until 11:59 EST on Wednesday March 9th to upload your projects.  You don't have to use an AiFactory image, you can use whatever image you want, but be sure to visit the AiFactory Store for great freebies too.  Also join our AiFactory Community and we also have a Community on Paper Craft Planet.  See you there!

This card is also entered in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations
Digital Tuesday Challenge
Woodware USA
Craft Your Passions 
Digi's With Attitude



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