Friday, June 29, 2012

1 & 3 Layout by Linda

Hi Everyone, 
Our DT Gal Linda has created a beautiful Layout to share today. 
I hope you enjoy it.

1.    Stitch with brown DMC thread around the edge of the Classic patterned paper and ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. 
2.    Adhere this piece to the Chevron paper – you may wish to cut the centres out of these pieces to save paper.
3.    Cut a piece of SBB Mustard Cardstock 25.5cm x 25.5cm and use your favourite Round the Page Punch Set on it –I have used Wildflower.
4.    Cut the 3 pieces of patterned paper as per the example to 19cm x 6cm (Scalloped Ovals); 21cm x 12cm (Blue Spot) and 19cm x 14cm (Blue/White Diamond).
5.    Ink the edges of these pieces and adhere as per the example layout adding a punched Mustard trim to the Diamond Patterned piece.
6.    Ink the edges of the 2 chosen journalling cards and adhere to the diamond paper so they will peek out from under the photo.
7.    Mat your photo and adhere to chipboard for dimension.
8.    Adhere photo to layout and tuck the small diamond patterned inked tag under the top left side of the photo.
9.    Adhere a 27 cm piece of the brown trim below the photo.
10.    Ink the edges of the Memory Die cut and the Banner die Cut with Vintage Photo.
11.    Add your sub-title and adhere these with foam tape/DST to the bottom right of the photo.
12.    Accent with a large red brad.
13.    Ink the edges of the “1” and “3” die cut squares and adhere them as per the example.
14.    Find and “Ampersand” using Google Images. Size it accordingly and flip it and print on the back of cream card.
15.    Fussy cut it and colour it brown with an ink pad or markers.
16.    Adhere it to title and add a small red brad.
17.    Adhere the large “Happy” brad to the photo above the tucked in tag.


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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Happy Birthday Card & Video by Therese

Hi Everyone,
Our DT Gal Therese has created a lovely card to share with you today.
I hope you enjoy it. 
Therese also kindly created another video tutorial demonstrating lots of great techniques.

Watch the video for Therese's Tutorial
You can visit our blog or You tube to watch the video

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Purse Greetings by Sue W.

Hi Everyone
Our DT Gal Sue W. has created this lovely Purse & card to share today. 
Isn't it just beautiful. I hope you enjoy it!
Die cut and emboss the largest Label 4 shape from Core-dinations card. Trim off the top shape (appr. 1-5/8”).  Turn the card and score from the trimmed end at 3” and 6-1/8”.  Fold along the score lines and you can see the purse shape.

For the Gusset: 
Cut a strip of the same card 5-1/5” long by 1” wide.
Score across the 1” wide at ¼”, ½” and ¾” and concertina fold.
Put aside until the purse is decorated.

To decorate the front of the purse die cut a second shape using the next size down label die.  (I used a 6 x 6 paper pad so positioned the die to give me the shape without the trimmed off top section.) Adhere the top flap section in place.
Before adding the bottom section trim a strip of DP ½” wide for the ribbon.
The buckle is next; I cut this from green card then threaded the ‘ribbon’ through before adhering to the front of the purse.

Add two strips of X-Press It High Tack 14” tape to either side of the concertina folded card and position this between the front and back of your purse.

The Bellyband: Trim a piece of coordinating card stock to 1-1/2” x 7-1/2” and score across the 1-7/8”, 2”, 5-1/8” and 5-2/8”.    Add a second layer of DP over this with both sides die cut (I used the edge only die from Spellbinders Edgebilities Classic Bracket).  Adhere the short ends to form the band.

To decorate Cut three Small Pinwheel Posies and two leaves (I used The Memory Box die of the same name and a leaf from Spellbinders Foliage dies.)
Arrange the posies, adding the left over spirals to the arrangement. To complete the band, add a few Flourish With a Bling pearls in Antique Gold.

The card is made by trimming some smooth white card to make a 5” x 2-6/8” side fold card.  Round opposite corners.
Stamp the Sentiment in the centre of the white card followed by some roses in opposite corners. I used the rose from Lilybee design’s Buttercup clear stamp set stamped in Rangers Dried Marigold distress ink.  Adding a punched butterfly to complete.


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