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Triple Fold Fun Birthday Card

Today’s my birthday so I thought it would be appropriate to steer away from the Thanksgiving and Fall-themed cards and celebrate on my blog!

Sketched Birthday Triple Fold Fun Card A

Sketched Birthday Triple Fold Fun Card B

 

Sketched Birthday Triple Fold Fun Card C

This card my stampers created a few month back at a Technique Tuesday class.  The technique is Triple Fold Fun – and it is truly a unique and fun card style.

Here are the instructions for the card:

Supplies

Scoring Tool or Simply Scoring Board

2-1/2” Circle Punch/Large Scallop Punch

Card Stock  – 11” x 4-1/4”

4” x 4” Designer Series Paper

4” x 4” Neutral Card Stock

Stamps/Inkpads

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Score 11” x 4-1/4” piece of card stock at 4”1/4” and 8-1/2”.

Big Shot/Embossing Folder (optional)

Latch Piece-cupcake, butterfly, or other?

 

  • Fold at score lines.  If you are going to emboss top section, do so at this point.  Be careful WHAT SIDE you emboss!
  •  Center the 2-1/2” circle punch over 4-1/4” score line – about ½” from the edge.  Punch out a circle (use it on another project).
  •  Punch scallop in matching color.  Stamp or embellish this focal point.  Adhere it ONLY on the bottom so it can peek out of the hole left by the circle punch out.
  •  Adhere DSP on front section and stamp or punch out a latch piece.
  • Important to pop the latch piece up with a dimensional on the bottom/center– leaving top section with NO adhesive so it can hold down but also let go of the top piece.

 

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Lovely as a Tree Simple Swipes Card

If you don't have the Lovely as a Tree stamp set in your collection, you are really missing out on a classic!  I believe this is one of the oldest current catalog stamp sets available.  This stamp set is one of my go-tos when it comes to techniques!

At February's Technique Tuesday, I taught the Simple Swipes technique – oh so easy with a great watercoloring effect!

Lovely as a Tree-simple swipes

I used Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi, and Marina Mist watercolor crayons and my AquaPainter to achieve this landscape effect.  I'll be making up a bunch of these to swap at Milwaukee Regionals. 

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Back to School Card

Last month, my stampers created a fun card using the new Every Little Bit Stamp Set – this set has 28 darling stamps for $39.95! 

Pre Tif copy

The technique I taught used our circle punches as a background -I love our punches and use them in almost every card!  However, I don't think I have used the punches as a background before!  I learned this technique from Annette Bogue, a fellow Sudsol Member.

Here's my card – in celebration that all my kids are now taking the bus to school!!!

every-little-bit-circles

The color combination for this card is Very Vanilla, Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler, and Daffodil Delight.  Cherry Cobbler has to be my new favorite color – it is just YUMMY!!

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Sock Monkey-Rubber Thwamping Technique

One of the techniques I taught at this week’s Technique Tuesday class was called Rubber Thwamping.  Interesting name…very fun and unusual technique.  Here is the card we made using Sock Monkey/Sock Monkey Accessories plus Teeny Tiny Wishes:

  sockmonkey-octtt2009rubberthwamping

I love using household items in my stamping – and this technique fits the bill! 

For this technique, you will need:

  • Plastic or laytex gloves (if you don’t have these on hand, you can also use plastic sandwich bags)
  • Dry goods item like pasta, rice, or beans
  • Inkpad(s) and Card Stock

Put the dry goods into a glove or plastic bag.  Make sure the air is out of it.   Ink up the glove or bag in one inkpad and then pounce all over the card stock!  It really is that easy.  It may be best to have one bag per color, but I did find that with the plastic bags, it was very easy to clean off the excess ink.   At my event, I did use the laytex gloves – made it seem a little bit "ghoulish"!

Different dry goods leave different marks.  I inked Elegant Eggplant with rotini pasta – and inked Pumpkin Pie with white rice.  I made lots of fun samples too! 

Thanks to Pat Huntoon and all the TJers for this fabulous technique!

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