Wednesday, December 1, 2021

A NEW Cutting Template in the Works...


Hi all!

I've been working on a new cutting template using TWO 12x12 sheets of patterned papers to create 16 cards.

I will let you know when it is ready.

Let me know what you think.  :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

3 Different Pleated Cards

 Hello friends!  It feels so good to be back playing with my paper and inks, albeit these are all long retired now.

But still worthy of a share!  

Besides, I know you all have a huge stash of older papers and stamps like I do, unless you are just newly getting into papercrafts.

I used retired CTMH Jingle papers for these cards, and the sentiment came from a retired CTMH set called Just To Say.

I will share the sizing and scoring measurements for the patterned papers I used on my cards.

If you need more information on how to create one, you can easily search pleated cards on Pinterest.  There are lots of how-to videos on there.

This first card is a basic side pleated card.

(Please excuse my individual card photos, as it is dark out right now and I have no natural light to take photos, so I just cropped my original picture I took yesterday.)

NOTE:  when making these cards, it is easiest to adhere everything to
the card front before adhering the card front onto the card base.

Patterned paper:  4" x 9 7/8"

Score at:  1 1/2", 2 1/2", 4 1/2", 5 1/2", 7 1/2" and 8 1/2"

Measure up 1" from the bottom on the right side and mark with a pencil.

Cut from the 1" mark on an angle to the bottom of the farthest score line (the 1 1/2" score line).

My second card is a full pleated card.

Patterned paper:  3" x 11"

Score at:  1 1/2", 2", 3", 3 1/2", 4 1/2", 5", 6", 6 1/2", 7 1/2", 8", 9" and 9 1/2"

Measure up on both short sides and mark at 1 1/2" with a pencil.

Cut from the 1 1/2" mark (on the left) on an angle to the 5" score line.

Cut from the 1 1/2" mark (on the right) on an angle to the 6" score line.

After it is attached, trim off excess that hangs over sides.

My third card is a peek-a-boo pleated card.

You get to use some fun patterned papers underneath that peek out behind the pleated paper. 

Patterned paper:  3 1/2" x 8"

I didn't score this one the way I did the above cards.  There were no measurement instructions on the inspiration card I saw on Pintrest, only an image.  And on this one you will not be cutting an angle off.  So bear with me while I do my best to explain what I did for these folds.... lol

Using my fingers to pleat, I pleated at approx 1" in from the top right and 1 5/8" in from the bottom right. 

Then, again using my fingers, I pleated at 1 1/8" in from my first pleated line (at the top) and 1 1/2" in from the first pleated line (at the bottom).

I then used a bone folder to make my pleats nice and crisp.

Adhere this piece onto your 4" x 5 1/4" patterened paper, with the excess on the left side.  Trim excess off before adhering onto your card base.

Lastly, I used my scissors to trim a little of the overhang on the right side, so it would be able to fit into an envelope.

I hope you like my cards and that maybe I inpired you to pull out some of your papers and stamps that you may not have looked at for a while.

If you make some, tag me.  I'd love to see them!

Happy creating!  

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Using a OSW to create a TSW set of cards

 Hi everyone!  I wanted to pop in to let you all know I've started creating again.

AND that I just signed back up with CTMH! 

Since I'm back on here, I thought I would share how I used a One Sheet Wonder (OSW) found on Pinterest HERE, and then how I changed it up to a Two Sheet Wonder (TSW), which not only doubles the amount of cards you make, but it turns them from some simple cards, to looking like they are not so simple.  But either way you choose to create them, they are beautiful!

These are the OSW cards I created using the template.

And these are the cards I created using two different coordinating sheets of patterned papers, what I'm calling a Two Sheet Wonder (TSW).

To make it easy, I put both sheets of paper together when cutting the template.

Note:  All products used are retired CTMH.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Stamp Sets For Sale




Tuesday, April 9, 2019

With Heartfelt Sympathy - Know That I Care Stamp Set

I created this card with the CTMH Know That I Care stamp set.

The little heart is from the I Heart Us Cardmaking stamp set.

And I stamped the images onto the darker side of Linen cardstock with Intense Black ink, then coloured them in with Copic markers.

Happy creating!  :)

Monday, March 25, 2019

Know That I Care

I created this card with the CTMH Know That I Care stamp set.

I sponged and blended the background with Peacock, Lagoon, Glacier, Sweet Leaf, and Willow inks.

And I used a Gold Shimmer Brush to tap the splash of gold flecks over top, before adhering the main image and ribbon. 

Below is a video clip, showing the prettiness of the gold shimmer.  💙

Happy creating!  :)


Thursday, March 21, 2019

I Heart Us & Card Captions Card Set

I guess I got busy and forgot to post this set of cards back in January when this CTMH Stamp of the Month, Card Captions, was current.

I used this set for the sentiments, along with bulk papers from the I Heart Us paper packet.

Happy creating!  :)

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

You Are So Loved Layout

This was a fun layout to make using one of the CTMH Stitched Square Frames Thin Cuts dies to cut all the patterned papers I used from the Celebrate Mix-In paper packet.

And that beautiful flower image is from Bunches of Love stamp set.
I coloured the image with my inks and a waterbrush.

My title is from another gorgeous stamp set called Love Blossoms.
Which if I remember correctly, is available only until the end of the month from CTMH.

The tag where I wrote the date on was created with one of the dies in the Fancy Tags Thin Cuts set.
And the Lagoon ribbon is an older retired one from my stash.

I finished the layout off with some Black Dots and Clear Sparkles, as well as a journal pen on the perimeter of the page.

Happy creating!  :)


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