Wednesday, February 13, 2013

"For Always" Display Board Swap

I signed up for a display board swap for the new Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book. The first paper pack that caught my eye was "For Always".  This post is all about what I have created with "For Always"....so far!  ENJOY!

This is a group shot of all the items I have created using "For Always"....so far!
Layout-based on single pg layout on page 100 of the new idea book (Reflections: Triple Play – Over The Top)
Background – slate cardstock
Mats – daisy white, ruby, & black
“ribbon strips” are  ½ x12 inches then each is cut in half and then staggered at different lengths on each side
Black Tulle Ribbon – Z1798
White Doily – Cricut Artiste – Accent 2, the #1, @ 3”
3 bulk sparkles
The red heart is hand stitched using DMC 321 size 8 thread, you can use any stitching template as a guide
(I laid the tulle & the paper ribbons down BEFORE I DID THE STITCHING)
Stamps Used:
February SOTM “Home Sweet Home” – S1302A
“Love Doily” – B1418 – stamped in white daisy on slate cs then heat embossed with clear
The sentiment on my "For Always" layout is from the February SOTM "Home Sweet Home" S1302A
hand stitiched heart accented by 3 sparkles


Close up of the cricut cut doily and the stamped & heat embossed doily "Love Doily B1418" - stamped in white daisy on slate cs then embossed with clear.



 4 ¼ x 5 ½ CARD:
Background – Pacifica (should have been lagoon!) embossed with the cuttlebug dotted swiss folder
Perfect Fit – Birthday  - B1417 stamped in black memento heat embossed in clear for the center
Fabric Circle – cut fabric into 3” strips (on the 14” side of the piece of fabric – you will end up cutting about 2” off)
                        Fold in half length ways so you have a long strip
                        Do a loose running stitch along the raw edge through both layers and gather into a circle
                        I added a couple of stitches on the back side to hold the circle closed.
LIQUID GLASS!!! To hold the fabric to the paper & to hold the circle topper to the fabric

3x3 Pinwheel Card:
For The Base – cut white daisy at 9x3”, score vertically at 3” and at 6”
Now you will score diagonally across both outside squares (both diagonal score lines will be in the same direction)
Fold the two side sections over the center section on the vertical score lines
Fold each outer section back on the diagonal score line  (cover these 2 outside squares with patterned paper; refold on the same lines)
Stamp sentiment on the center square then stipple with desert sand using our black stubble tool
May SOTM – Pinwheel – S1305A, stamp one large, 1 medium, and 3 small pinwheels (I glitzed mine up)
Stack the pinwheels as shown being careful to only adhere on the outside portion of the fold
Opaques Adhesive Gems (black) – Z1335

pinwheel card with the top flap open
pinwheel card with both flaps open


I based this card on a make n take that I did at the Pasadena Stamp & Scrap Fest.  When I got home and started to recreate it I realized that it is 15” in length! Which left me with 2 choices (piece it together to get the length) or (make it smaller, which Tamathya Jenkins did.  She posted her version on the CTMH bulletin board and on her blog.  In addition to pictures, she has posted an excellent photo tutorial on her blog dated Jan 21.  BUT,  I wanted to put the wedding cake on the front of my version which left me with the option of piecing it together to get a card that is 15” long when opened fully.
For Always Bulk – cut 2 – 5x12 strips, glue them together vertically, cut a bit from EACH END – keeping your “joint”  centered.
Score @ 2.5 & @5 vertically
Score an X on each side (crossing over the 5” vertical mark on each side) and creating a diamond in the center of your card
Black  card stock 3.5” square for base on front
Desert Sand card stock 3.5” square for the journaling block on the back of the card
Desert Sand cardstock 3.25” square embossed on the cuttlebug lightly inked with black
Cake pieces stamped on col. White (I first stamped into black and cleaned MOST of it off and then into my versa mark pad resulting in a just slightly dirty image that showed up better than just the clear versa mark) I then heat embossed using clear powder.
Bow, Col white ink on black also heat embossed with clear
The Happy Couple – D1539


I decided to add a sentiment to the back of the card (I decided it needed a place to sign your name) using "The Happy Couple" D1539

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book

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