I Won!!!

Every Friday My up-line Linda Heller holds a freebie Friday

On our Facebook group we can enter by posting something we have created

I haven’t uploaded in a while but…

Last Friday I did to show off my infinity fold card

and

I Won!!!

I won a roll of chevron ribbon and a beautiful card from Linda (which she cased from the leadership boards)

Linda card 2 Chevron ribbon

 How lucky am I?

Here is the infinity Fold card I made:

Infinity fold frontInfinity fold middle  Infinite fold 2

The pictures just don’t show how much fun this card is to open

Wanna see how to make this card?

Leave me a comment below and I will show you!!!

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Card Making Basics…

This is just a quick post to give you some basic background information about making a card. For some people this is old news however, I have some long distance friends that have never made a card or stamped an image in their life and so this is all new to them. I don’t want anyone to feel stupid for asking questions and I want everyone to be able to do what I do.

I will start off with a simple lesson in ruler reading because when I first started I struggled with this. I felt very dumb for having to ask, so I am posting it here so you don’t have to ask.

Ruler

Each line on your ruler is an increment.

An increment of what depends on your ruler.

Count from the first line until you get to 1″ if you count 16 then it is increments of 1/16th” if you counted 8 then it is 1/8th” increments.

Hopefully this helps, if it still confuses you please please please Email Me your questions…I promise there are no stupid questions.

Next we will talk about card size, yes size matters. You can have the best design in the world but if the layers are not in proportion the card can look “off”

I will talk about my basic card size which is 4 1/4″ X 5″.

100_0900100_0901This is half of an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of card stock.

Start with the 8 1/2″ X 11″ piece of card stock cut it in half on the 11″ side.

you end up with two pieces that measure 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″.

Now you will fold one piece in half on the 8 1/2″ side.

What you end up with is a card that measures 4 1/4th” X 5 1/5″ on the folded side.

To add standard layers just decrease your layer size by 1/4th” to 1/2″

This leaves a border of the underlying piece around your layer.

I hope this helps you get started.

Email Me with questions and your creations, I will start a Gallery for all my stamping friends!

Creative Folds Six…

Creative Fold 6 Front Creative Fold 6 Inside

This is the sixth in Linda Bauwin’s series.

I don’t have anyone graduating and I wanted to show a different version of this explosion card.

I have done this card on a much larger scale using three 12×12 pieces of card stock.

When done on that scale it makes a grand gift worthy of putting on a wall.

The Stamp set  is Daydream Medallions.

I used the Floral Frames Framelits to cut out the medallions.

I love the versatility of the Daydream Medallions.

I used a 1/2″ circle punch to cut out a circle of glimmer paper for the center of the medallion on the inside.

Click on the picture to get a closer view.

Creative Folds Five…

Creative Folds 5

This is the fifth in Linda Bauwin’s series.

The Stamp set  is Pretty Petites.

I used the Mini Curly Label Punch and the 1″ circle punch.

I had some trouble with the angles lining up just right. Overall I think it is a cute card.

I didn’t have any ribbon color to match my paper so I took my white ribbon and used a coordinating Stampin’ Up! Marker to color the ribbon.

Click on the picture to get a closer view.