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Friday, September 23, 2011

Swing-Out Fold Card

Here is the card flat...

And here it is with the front swung out!

Here is my Swing-Out Fold Card that I came up with. It lays flat to mail but then the small front square swings out to stand it up for displaying!
I used the You are Loved stamp set from the new 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog for the sentiment and the Simply Soft hostess set for the flowers. I used Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler ink for the flowers and sponged with Marina Mist for the background. The paper is Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.

You can see how I made this card below!

To make a 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" finished card, you will need a 5-1/2" x 10-1/4" piece of card stock to start. You are going to score the card at 3", 4-1/2", and 6". Then you are going to cut 3" from the bottom over to that 6" score line. That will give you the 3" square on the left and the 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" piece on the right.

Now you are going to put glue or tape on the first 3" x 1-1/2" section like shown. Fold over the left 3" square and stick it down to that.

Now your card should look like this when you stand it up! The swing piece folds in flat to fit in the envelope.

Check back soon to see the square card I did with this same fold!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Piano Cards

Card One

Card Two

This project contains the directions for TWO fun piano cards! I had so much fun making one of them, I just had to add the second!
One has pop-up keys when you open the card and the other is in the shape of a grand piano and holds a gift card! These would be great for birthday cards or to use as invitations for a party. You can also use them for any occasion for a music lover! Hope you have fun with them!
The grand piano is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" and fits in a standard Medium Envelope. The Pop-up keys card fits in the Small Open End envelopes, and is approximately 6-1/2" x 3-1/4".

to see more details about this project or to get the tutorial!

Sponging Technique Baby Card

I used the same technique that I used on my Bench Card on this card. For the floor on this one I used So Saffron and Crumb Cake ink to give it the look of pine flooring! I used the Baby Bundle stamp set for the stroller, and just drew in the third dimension of it to give it more of a 3-D realistic look.

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Bench - Sponging Technique

I cased a card by Michelle Zindorf that was very similar to this one. Her stuff is amazing, and if you have never been to her blog you should check it out!
I changed around the colors and I added wood grain to my floor with the Crumb Cake marker. I love how the floor came out! I sponged it with Soft Suede and Crumb Cake and on the large wall I used Cherry Cobbler ink. The sentiment is from the You are Loved stamp set from the new 2011 Holiday Mini. The bench is from the Have a Seat stamp set.
Here is a close up of the floor! I used a ruler for the straight board lines and then just drew random wood patterns with the marker between.

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