Thursday, September 30, 2021

Double Diamond Pop Up Card

This card is so cool that I made a video yesterday on how to make it! Its inside is pretty cool! I used a variety of products but mainly Art Impressions' Penguin Cheer clear stamp set.  

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I will give you the basics here but you should watch my video (click on my YouTube link in the sidebar... scroll down a bit).

You start with your card base of 5 1/2" x 10" (make sure it's 10"). Score this at 2 1/2" and 7 1/2". You are making a gate fold card.

Next is the inside. Cut your card stock at 5" x 10". Score at 1 1/4",   2 1/2", and 3 3/4", flip and score again the same measurements. By flipping and starting again at the other end your measurements seems to work out better. The template below shows the score lines as you also score diagonally between the 3 sets of score lines on each end. You also cut off the corners by marking the ends at 2 1/2" and cutting from the outside score lines to the center.... Clear as mud?

 Now, when you fold this the vertical lines are folded valley and the diagonal are folded mountain.

I tried to photo this to show the folds as best I could. Click on the photo and you can see it enlarged. I think folding this piece is the most difficult part of the card.

Now to adhere the inside folded piece to the inside of your card base...

It is difficult to really explain this but I'll try. You only adhere 3 parts of the fold to the base. It's easier to lay both pieces out flat first. Add adhesive to the center panel and line up the middle of the 3 score lines with the folds of the base on each end. Make sure they're lined up! Then add adhesive to the end pieces and adhere making sure the points touch the edges of the card base.

At this point you can start decorating! I covered the front 2 panels, the inside panel, added some penguins, a sentiment, and a belly band to hold it closed!

Here is the cover with the belly band and the stamp set I used.

This is a close up of the belly band image. I think I'll add some Wink of Stella to it. The word merry is from Spellbinders stamp set Whimsy Trees. I cut the sentiment apart just to get 1 word!

Isn't this just tooooo cool!!! I added the little penguin on the right and all the snowflakes after I finished my video (now on YouTube dated yesterday).

I angled this photo so you could see the folds better. 

I really recommend you watch the video for some tips that I didn't give here. But I have to say when you do be aware that my internet is horrible and my words, mouth, and visual directions don't sync. 

Stampin Carol

He who has a generous eye will be blessed, for he gives of his bread to the poor.   Proverbs 22:9


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

There Is A Workdesk Under There

I was so busy yesterday working on today's video project when I took my photo for today's What's On Your Workdesk post. I think this is about the busiest it's been for photoing. Anyway I'm linked up with Julia of the Stamping Ground along with many others.

Far left is my drawer of white scraps from the set of drawers above my left light. Next to it on the right is a package of stamps, ink pad, Misti, stamp glider (a cool tool that's not really necessary but it slides so easily over the surface of my Misti and other positioners so much nicer than my hand), scraps of paper and finally my small Platinum with stamps and scraps sitting on it. Behind my Misti is a couple more stamp packages and the white folded inside for my card. I'm showing how to make a Double Diamond Pop Up Fold card. Yep, that's a mouthful and a really cool card! 

This morning my desk is cleaned up and set up for my video at 10 am Arizona time. Then tomorrow I'll post the final pictures of the card and the pertinent info needed to make this card.

So I hope you head over to Julia's and check out the links to other desks. 

Stampin Carol
Behold, I make all things new.  Revelation 21:5

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

A Thankful Turkey

I finished the 4th and final card for my October class and I used a fun Spellbinders die called Turkey Die D-Lites and a stamp set called Fall Thanks and it's coordinating die set.

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I made this card relatively simple as the other cards will take time and I try to keep to a 2 hour time table. Quite a few times my gals have to take the cards home for coloring as we run out of time. Oh, I embossed the background with Spellbinders Plaid Company embossing folder.

I used a gold marker on the hat so one can see the band and buckle. I also added black dots to the eyes and sponged the tail. I like how this turned out! I used my Bearly Art Glue to assemble the turkey.

This turkey die I used is now retired but Spellbinders has a new one that is pretty cool called Happy Turkey Day! The turkey would also be pretty cool used on a place marker for your Thanksgiving table!

You may not know it but Spellbinders is now carrying 9 colors of Nuvo Drops! Click here and check them out! 

Also, today through Sunday they have a sale on much of their Jane Davenport products.

They are discounting up to 60% off! Click here and check it out!

Stampin Carol

The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.  Luke 19:10


Monday, September 27, 2021

Halloween Decor and More!

While at the Mesa, AZ Stamp & Scrapbook Expo I purchased a cute wooden ghost from one of the booths. I worked on it last week and now it's on my shelf!

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 Isn't he adorable!! I even made the candy bag patriotic! I maybe should switch out the pumpkin for a star but I still love this!

I painted all the pieces (except eyes" with white gesso to give the wood a good base to paint. I then painted the bag, pumpkins, and eyes. I found some fun patriotic paper and used it to cover the bag front. I then embossed a piece of white card stock with Spellbinders Tiny Dots embossing folder and adhered it to the wood base. I sponged some light grey ink around the edges then sprayed it with Sheer Shimmer spray by Imagine. It really does shine!! only carries the Rose Gold in a bottle but does have a dauber version.

After we left the Expo we stopped at Cracker Barrel in Casa Grande, AZ for lunch.  Our silverware came in a cool long skinny envelope and I challenged Angie & Diane to decorate them.  Here's mine.

This is the cover. I used paper from my stash to cover both sides. I used a Photo Play die set for the words and a pumpkin from a Spellbinders die set. Lots of Wink of Stella used on the white parts of the words!

This is the back.  I kept it relatively simple but used more Spellbinders dies to decorate. The ghost on the far left is from their September 2019 Small Die of the Month, Eek-a-Boo, the mummy is from their Spooky Cottage, and the ghost on the right is from their Open House Boo.

I'll probably fill this with some goodies and send it to either the grandson or the 2 great grandsons for Halloween.

Do you send goodies in decorated boxes or bags?

Stampin Carol

You, O Lord, are our Father; our Redeemer from Everlasting is Your name.  Isaiah 63:16