Monday, December 16, 2013

Envelope Punch Board Box

Pootles/Sam Donald is a demonstrator in the UK.  She created the 2/4 Envelope Punch Board Box.
I found the designer series paper to be a bit thin. (It tore in the score lines.)  I used cardstock instead, and it is much sturdier.
My suggestions:  Put your sticky strip right up to the edge of your side pieces (see how mine is gaping slightly on the right side of the box?)
Thread your ribbon through the holes at the top in this order as numbers on a clock: 6. 9, 3, 12. :)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Diamond Fold Joyful Christmas

This card is a doozy, soooo I removed a few steps, but I think it is still pretty.  I didn't want to overwhelm my stamper friends at class this week. (The tutorial on SCS is by Laura Lipe.)  I changed the size to only 5-1/4 inches high instead of 6-1/4 so that I could fit it in an envelope if necessary.

I only used designer series paper on the front of the card and layered Very Vanilla embossed with what I call the poinsettia folder on the front diamond.  I had to search for something great to put in the center (when my first couple of tries were failures) and found my friend Cindy Elam's card in which she also used gold embossing and vellum...Happily, she used Champagne Glass Glitter which I copied and think looks great...
The card stands on its own, and I didn't want a sentiment in mine, but of course there will be a Very Vanilla layer that you may glue inside your card.  I just colored the leaves Old Olive and then "markered" all around the edges of the flower (yes, they are bracts) and down the center with Cherry Cobbler.  Then I filled the center with Real Red for contrast. I feel like my pictures aren't quite doing the vellum justice. Sorry about that. :)