Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Blossom Punch Pop-up Card

I made this project for the Creative Crew honor your father challenge. I came up with the idea for this card, when I was trying to make a card where a frog would jump out at you. My design turned out better than I expected. I was able to find out a way for three frogs to pop-up and bounce, plus create a cool pop-up flower with the Blossom Punch. The turtle is on a separate angle fold pop-up, an easy pop-up that I’ve done many times before.

This card would make a fun birthday card or kid card. If you swap out of the frogs with butterflies or bees you could get a completely different look. If you would like to learn how to make your own “Fun at the Pond” pop-up card, just follow my step-by-step tutorial below.

Blossom Punch Pop-up Card Tutorial


Step One

1. Start with a piece of Pacific Point designer series paper 8-½” x 5-½”. On the long side, score at 4-¼”.


Step Two

2. Fold the paper in half along the score line. Place the Diagonal Plate on your Simply Scored. Place the paper with the score line along the top edge of the Simply Scored. Score a diagonal line starting at the 4- ½” mark.


Step Three

3. Open the card base and fold the triangle inwards along the score lines.


Step Four

4. Punch 3 blossoms out of Daffodil Delight designer series paper and the Blossom Punch.


Step Five

5. Score one of the blossoms in half starting from between the petals to in between the petals on the other side. Find a petal next to the score line you just made. Score from the middle of that petal on the one side to the middle of the petal on the opposite side. You will cross over the first score line you made. Next find the remaining petals that are beside the first score line you made. Score from the middle of the petal to the middle of the petal on the other side. Repeat for the other two blossoms.


Step Six

6. Fold the score lines so that the middle score line comes forward (like a mountain) and the other score lines retreat (like a valley).


Step Seven

7. Glue the blossoms together.


Step Eight

8. Here is what your finished blossom should look like when the three blossoms are glued together.


Step Nine

9. Cut 3 ovals out of Old Olive Designer Series Paper and the largest two ovals from the oval die and the oval from the scallop oval frame die. Cut an indent in each of the ovals with scissors. Use an Always Artichoke Marker to darken the edges of each oval.


Step Ten

10. Decide how you will layout your lily pads. On the largest lily pad, mark the lily pad on both edges where the lily pad crosses the score line.


Step Eleven

11. Score the lily pad from mark to mark.


Step Twelve

12. Adhere the lily pads to the inside of the card base. Make sure you line up the score line of the largest lily pad with the score line running down the middle of the card. Emboss or stamp a greeting on the inside of the card, if desired.


Step Thirteen

13. Adhere the blossom to the center of the card.


Step Fourteen

14. Cut three 3/8” x 3-½” strips of window sheet. Adhere one end of the window sheet strips to the blossom using a small piece of sticky strip making sure to align the strips so they hover over the lily pads.


Step Fifteen

15. Stamp, color and cut out three frogs, one turtle and one snail. I embossed all the critters with Wild Wasabi Embossing Powder on Watercolor Paper. Then I watercolored them with reinkers and an aquapainter.


Step Sixteen

16. Adhere the frogs on the window sheet strips. You can place the frogs anywhere along the strip. Cut off the excess window sheet.


Step Seventeen

17. Adhere the turtle to the triangle pop-up piece at the top of the card. Test the placement of the turtle with temporary adhesive first to make sure that the turtle doesn’t show on the outside of the card when closed and that the card closes with ease. Adhere the snail to any flat surface of the card.


Step Eighteen

18. Decorate the front of the card as desired.


Stampin’ Up! Supplies: Stamp Sets: Turtle & Co. (122870 WM, 122872 CM), Best Dad Ever (120399 WM, 120681 CM); Card Stock: Pacific Point (111350); Paper: Watercolor (122959), Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (117155); Ink: Versamark (102283), Always Artichoke (105219), Tangerine Tango (111834), Daffodil Delight (119667), Certainly Celery (105217); Window Sheets (114323); Big Shot (113439); Ovals Die (114525); Frame, Oval Scallop Die (114521); Simply Scored (122334); Diagonal Plate (125586); Punches: Blossom (125603), Boho Blossoms (119858); Heat Tool (100005); Embossing Powder: White (109132), Wild Wasabi (123224); Rhinestone Jewels (119246).

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Scored Purse

I designed this purse for the Creative Crew honor your mother challenge. I went through several sheets of paper coming up with this design with the new diagonal score plate. The scallop heart from the hearts collection framelits makes the perfect purse flap. I used the summer smooches designer paper to give this purse a vibrant, summery feel.

The scored purse is 5” x 3” at the base and 2-7/8” tall. If you would like to make your own purse, just follow my tutorial below.

Scored Purse Tutorial


Step One Purse Base

1. Start with a piece of card stock 9” x 11”. On the long side, score at 3” and 8”.


Step Two

2. On the short side, score at 3” and 6”.


Step Three

3. Still on the short side, score 1-½” down on the 4-½” score mark. You can either eyeball how far 1-½” down (it’s halfway down to the first score line) or you can take a strip of paper and align it with the 1-½” mark on the side bar of your Simply Scored. REPEAT for the other short side.


Step Four

4. Place the diagonal plate on your Simply Scored. With the short side of your card stock along the top, place the ball of your stylus tool at the intersection of the score lines 6” over horizontally and 3” down vertically. Score from this mark diagonally towards the 3” mark, but stopping halfway there. Turn your card stock and REPEAT for the other short side. Flip your card stock over and REPEAT for both short sides. You will be making four diagonal scores in total.


Step Five

5. Here is how your piece should look after you have finished step 4.


Step Six

6. Cut away the four corners of the card stock, leaving FOUR ½” tabs. Place a piece of sticky strip on each of the tabs.


Step Seven

7. Turn piece over and fold along the score lines as shown.


Step Eight

8. Remove sticky strip liner and bring together to form box.


Step Nine Purse Flap

9. Cut two scallop hearts from the Hearts Framelits Collection. Adhere together using the Anywhere Glue Stick. You may use only one card stock scallop heart as the purse flap if you wish, just omit the second heart.


Step Ten

10. From the top middle of the heart count over 11 scallops on either side and make a pencil mark the indentation just below the 11th scallop. Score across the heart from pencil mark to pencil mark. Score the heartTip: Darken the 6” score line of your simply scored for easier free hand scoring.


Step Eleven

11. Now count down 3 scallops on either side from the score line you just made and score a parallel line. Note: The bold white dashed line is where you are scoring in this step. The thinner white dashed line is where you scored in step 10.


Step Twelve

12. Place double sided adhesive on the top part of the heart above the first score line. Punch two holes for the handle in between the two score lines.


Step Thirteen

13. Place a 1” strip of double sided adhesive next to the crop-a-dile holes. Feed a length of ribbon through each of the holes. Remove the adhesive liner and adhere the ends of the ribbon to the purse flap.


Step Fourteen

14. Remove the adhesive liner from the top of the heart. Adhere to the back of the purse box lining up the score line with the edge of the box.


Step Fifteen

15. Use a Velcro coin to keep the purse closed. Decorate the rest of the purse as desired.


Stampin’ Up Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Loved Ones (125465 WM, 125467 CM), Fabulous Phrases (117002 WM, 120501 CM); Card Stock: Island Indigo Texured, Island Indigo, Real Red; Paper: Summer Smooches DSP (125409); Ink: Versamark; Heat Tool (100005); White Embossing Powder (109132), Simply Scored (122334), Diagonal Plate (125586); Big Shot ; Hearts Collection Framelits (125599); Punches: Decorative Label (120907), Boho Blossoms (119858) Small Heart (117193); Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon (122974); Real Red Brads (119740); Rhinestone Jewel (119246); 5/8” White Brad (122533); Sticky Strip; Anywhere Glue Stick.
Other Supplies: Velcro Coins

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Scallop Square Mini Scrapbook

I made this project for the Creative Crew mini scrapbook album with retiring In-colors challenge. My mini scrapbook album was inspired by Debbie Weller’s terrific triangle card. Thanks so much Debbie this is the second time I have made this project, this time with my own twist.

The theme for my mini scrapbook album is “Friends Fur-ever”. I chose several of my neighbors furry friends to star in this album. These canines and felines have become my pet therapy, since we still haven’t added a new fur baby to our family after the death of our dear Bella last year.

If you would like to make your own mini scrapbook album or card using the scallop square, just follow my tutorial below.

Scallop Square Mini Scrapbook Album


Step One Scrapbook Base

1. Cut four scallop squares with the Scallop Square Die and designer series paper.


Step Two

2. Place the diagonal plate on your simply scored. Score each piece in half on the diagonal. Turn one quarter turn and score in half on the diagonal again. You should now have an ‘X’ scored on your scallop square.


Step Three

3. Line up the middle scallop on both sides of the square on the 6” score line of the Simply Scored. Score just until you reach the intersection of the ‘X’ score lines. Note: it helps to darken the 6” score line of your Simply Score with a Sharpie to make lining up the two sides easier.


Step Four

4. Orient your scallop square so that the scored X points NW, NE, SE & SW and the straight score line is towards you. Cut the NW diagonal score line just until you reach the intersection of the ‘X’ score lines.


Step Five: Upper Inside Layer

5. Start with two 4” x 4” pieces of Whisper White. Put the diagonal plate on your Simply Scored. Score in half on the diagonal.


Step Six

6. On the diagonal opposite of the one that you just scored, cut both squares in half. You should now have 4 identical triangles with a score line down the middle.


Step Seven

7. Stamp images on the triangle keeping the longest edge to the bottom. Sponge the edges and white area with ink.


Step Eight

8. Adhere the whisper white triangle to the scallop squares as shown, making sure that the cut line appears under the left side of the triangle.


Step Nine: Lower Inside Layer

9. Cut a 4” x 4” square out of window sheet. Draw two sharpie lines from corner to corner. Put a squiggle in 3 of the 4 triangles.


Step Ten

10. Take your photo and make sure it fits into one of the triangles. Trace the square onto your printed photo. Cut out the square with your straight edge cutter.


Step Eleven

11. Score the photo in half on the 2” score line.


Step Twelve

12. Place the diagonal plate on your Simply Scored. Score the photo in half on the diagonal. Turn a quarter turn, and score on the diagonal again.


Step Thirteen

13. Cut along the diagonal lines so only the photo triangle remains.


Step Fourteen

14. Adhere the photo to the scallop square, making sure to line up the center score lines. Place double-sided adhesive on the remaining triangle.


Step Fifteen

15. Remove the adhesive liner and bring the scallop square together to form a triangle.


Step Sixteen

16. Here is what all four scallop squares look like completed and ready to adhere into the mini scrapbook.


Step Seventeen

17. Put sticky strip liner on the outside of one of the triangles.


Step Eighteen

18. Remove the sticky strip liner and adhere the two sides together.


Step Nineteen

19. Adhere all four triangles together leaving one end open.


Step Twenty: Finishing

20. Adhere a small loop of ribbon with double-sided adhesive. Create two cover pieces for your mini scrapbook by cutting a Scallop Square die piece into four quarters on the diagonals. You will only use two of the four pieces for this project. Adhere the cover pieces to the ends of the mini scrapbook.


Step Twenty-one

21. Punch two holes with a Crop-a-dile on the ends. Feed a length of ribbon through the holes.


Step Twenty-two

22. The mini scrapbook can be tied open.


Step Twenty-three

23. OR the mini scrapbook can be tied closed.


Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Friends Fur-ever (117008 WM, 120504 CM), C is for Cat (115764 WM), D is for Dog (115784 WM), Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower (120272 WM, 120648 CM); Card Stock: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White; Paper: 2010-2012 In-Color Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (117158); Ink: Peach Parfait, Pumpkin Pie, Poppy Parade, Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride, Rose Red; Big Shot (113439); Scallop Square Die (115950); Simply Scored (122334); Diagonal Plate (125586); Small Heart Punch (117193); 1/8” Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon (119256); Double-sided Adhesive.

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