Friday, August 28, 2015

Bendi card fold

This is an old style but newly discovered card fold. 
I was inspired by searching bendi cards and a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.
I am not sure about you, but I often find following tutorials with measurements difficult, so usually I end up rewriting them for my own use later. Adjusting measurements and simplifying steps as I go.
So this one is as much for me, as it is for you!
Step 1. 
You will need a piece of cardstock in your favourite colour ( this one is mint Macaron).
Start with a piece 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and Cut this into three pieces, so you have:
5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
5 1/2" x 2 1/2"
5 1/2" x 1 3/4"
Step 2. Score the two smaller pieces at 1/2" from one end. (This will be the tab that wraps around the back of the card.)
Step 3. Score the other end of these pieces at 1/4". 
Step 4. Cut a small tab from the 1/4" side, on the two smaller pieces.
Step 5. is to measure 4" on the large back piece and draw two dots either side where your tab will insert.
Step 6. And using your blade make a cut / slot the size of your tab.
Step 7. Next take the larger of the flaps and measure 2" .
Place 2 dots where the smallest tab will insert and cut with your blade to make a slot.
That's how they look ! We are almost ready to glue and construct the card.
Step 8. Cut a gentle curve in the two small flaps.
Step 9. Add some strong "tear and tape" adhesive on the scored tabs ( I think the tape should have gone on the other side). But you get the idea.
Step 10. Construct and decorate your card.
The tape adheres to the back of the large piece and the tabs slot into the slits (as above).
This part is the creative bit where we begin to decorate with die cuts, patterned paper, vellum and stamping.
I love this brand new wreath stamp it looks lovely stamped or water coloured to make the holly leaves and berries pop in green and red.
The products I've used are all exclusive to stampin' Up! 
Stampset: Peaceful wreath (Seasonal catalogue 1 Sept 2015).
Printed velum: Winter wonderland designer stack
FramelitsWonderful wreath Framelit dies, Sleigh ride edgelits
Aqua painter, Mossy Meadow and Real Red ink pads.
The snow can also be made to sparkle with a touch of Dazzling Diamonds glitter!
Did you want a copy of the Seasonal catalogue?
Send a message to Nerida on 0468 877 125 or contact me at Stamping joy's facebook page.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Sneak peek for the Seasonal catalogue:

Did you realise that in just ten, no nine days it will be Spring?
And right here I am beginning to plan my Christmas card classes!
Don't look so shocked ... Christmas is only 4 months away!
So bring out the glimmer, the sparkle and shimmery papers - its time to open the Seasonal Stampin' up! catalogue with all things bright and shiny inside!
This is my first Chrissy card for the year... 
Firstly colours: the card base is Mint Macaron with Real red  on the sentiment banner. How about the white Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper. Doesn't it look like snow?
The gorgeous background is made of velum - I know how you love vellum... Printed gold velum!
There's gold cord and wooden snow flakes.
The one horse open slay is a new edgelit thinlit die. 
But wait there's more... My second card is made using the negative of the die cut.
Mossy Meadow green with Real Red and white.
Who's up for a Christmas card class? A stamp a stack of cards?
In a few days I will have a box of new Seasonal Catalogues to share!
Who wants one?