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Sunday, May 29, 2016

V Pleated Card with Happy Times paper

Hello friends!  Have you had a good National Scrapbooking Month?
There's only 2 more days left and I have an adorable card that you'll want to make after seeing it!


I made this card last night for a friend and my friends on Facebook asked me "how did you do this?"  So here's a video of assembling this card.  My card is based on a tutorial by Linda Bauwin that you can see here.  


The flower and leaves are cut with our most recent Cricut Collection:  Artistry!  
Here's the file for the Cricut Explore 

The flower is on handbook pg 11, Keypad:  Q :  Icon-1  @ 2"
The branch is on handbook pg 31, Keypad:  z:Icon-1n @2"  I removed the stem after it was cut.

Here's the Cricut Explore file to cut the pleats.  It was created with the built-in shapes that are part of Design Space.  

Here's the manual dimensions:

B&T patterned paper 11” x 2.75” (or 3" tall)
Score every ½" & 1" inches starting at 1½”
1.5", 2", 3", 3.5", 4.5", 5", 6". 6.5", 7.5", 8", 9" & 9.5”

Note:  I designed this file so 4 pieces could be cut on the Cricut Explore from 1 sheet of 12x12 paper.  That's why it is 2.75" tall.  If you're using a paper trimmer and scoring board and want to make 4 cards at one time, you can score the whole sheet of paper and then cut the strips at 3".  This will save you a bit of time because you're only scoring 1 time for 4 cards.  I'd only do this after making a prototype.  :) 

After scoring, flip the paper over and measure up the side of the edge 1.5" from the bottom.  Make a mark on both sides.  Now find the center 2 score marks at 5 & 6" and mark them..  You'll cut diagonally from the mark on the left edge to the 5" mark and from the right side to the 6" mark.  You can lightly draw a line with a pencil if needed but you'll need to erase them so they don't show.  

I started in the middle at the 5" score mark and folded inward (valley fold) and then outward, (mountain fold) working my way to the end of the paper.  Then I repeated the folding from the middle going the other way.  


This card was made with the 2016 National Scrapbooking Month Happy Times paper.  It's only available in the month of May 2016.  If this link isn't working, the paper's not available!

Now the best part:  This paper is FREE with at $60 purchase.  Or you can get it for $14.95, no strings attached besides shipping!  




If Happy Times paper is sold out, here's some other ideas for this card



Georgie would be adorable for a baby!   Look at those elephants




Sangria  I'm thinking the bottom left one would look amazing!  









Wednesday, May 18, 2016

It's Magical!

Who's your favorite character who sports red and white polka dots?
...or lives in a castle?  
....or lives happily ever after?  

Why do I ask?   I want to introduce the new Magical My Reflections papers from Close to My Heart and if you've visited any of these characters, I have the perfect paper for your scrapbooking! 

This is going to be a LONG post because has tons of photos and ideas!  

Here's the paper pack, complements & coordinating sequins that will be available thru the middle of this summer!  You can find them here on my website.  They are sold individually or in a Workshop Your Way Kit.  

Magical My Reflections paper

Magical Complements

Magical Sequins

Isn't that fun?  

It just keeps getting better!  

How about a full workshop with pre-designed layouts?  
Meet our Workshop Your Way.  No stamping.  



Or if you aren't a 12x12 scrapbooker, you can create an adorable 6x6 mini-album.  



This is just a peek!  Mini-album is 15 - 6x6 pages including the cover!

This kit requires a just over a half pack of paper, a full set of Magical Complements, 1 sheet of Cranberry cardstock, Magical Sequins & a bit of shimmer trim.  For this workshop you can get all of the supplies for $22, a pre-cut kit for $28 or buy the supplies online and I'll email the instructions!

If you would like a kit shipped you can request a pre-cut kit for $32 with shipping or place an order for the following items
Cranberry Cardstock (1 sheet) or use the red/blue patterned paper in the paper pack 
White Daisy Cardstock is optional.  It was only used to show placement of photos.  
Silver Shimmer Trim (if needed)
Mini-Glue Dots (if needed)
Bonding Memories (You will need a strong adhesive for the base of the album )

WORKSHOP DATE:
June 25th at 10 AM
Cost $28 for a pre-cut kit
Please RSVP w/ Payment no later than 6/11
bring Mini-Glue Dots, Bonding Memories & favorite adhesive