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(Started posting on September 25, 2014)

Single Chevron Happy Birthday

Single Chevron Happy Birthday

Here is another card I made using the chevron fold as my focal element. Different paper, different direction, different look.

I used two-sided origami paper which was super easy to fold (obviously – lol!). I used that for the mat and greeting as well. White card stock was used for the front panels and base.

I used my score board to emboss the vertical lines and then adhered an embossed panel (Cuttlebug Swiss Dots) in the empty space.

The greeting was cut with the “Doodle Happy Birthday” die from Poppy Stamps. The origami paper is pretty thin so, before I die cut from it, I used double sided Super Tacky Tape to attach card stock to the back of the paper and more Super Tacky Tape to the back of the card stock to make my greeting into sturdy stickers.

Here is the video I watched showing how to do this technique. I actually had to make my (white) front panel a smidge bigger than the size given in the tutorial as my last folded piece hung over the edge a bit. (This happened on my first chevron card as well. For that one, I trimmed the last folded piece a little to make it fit.) I found that the (1 x 2 1/2 inch) folded pieces fit better if my base was 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches (instead of 5 1/4 x 4 inches). As a result, the mat/border is now super skinny (1/16 inch on all sides). Maybe I just need more practice positoning the folded pieces…

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Chevron Fold Birthday Wishes

Chevron Fold Birthday Wishes

In an effort to use more of the patterned paper I’ve been hoarding accumulated, I thought I’d try the “Chevron Paper Fold” technique I saw HERE.

For this technique, you need two-sided printed paper as you will see both the front and back after the pieces are folded.

The paper I used on this card is an old piece by Stampin’ Up. I was looking for a specific pack I purchased a bit ago (still haven’t found it) and stumbled on this sheet. Unfortunately, I have no idea from which pack it came since I bought several of these loose sheets on ebay and can’t seem to find the order info to see what it was called. My original thought was to just use it as scrap to try the technique and see if I liked it before looking for “the perfect” paper. I plopped the folded pieces on a white scrap and was pleasantly surprised at how it turned out. Go figure! Finished it off with a computer generated greeting strip and some kraft card stock for the greeting mat and base.

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Pink and Kraft Valentine’s Day Card

Pink and Kraft Valentine’s Day Card

It’s time to pull out the heart dies!

This card features the frame die from the “Heart Card Sketcher Die Set” from Frantic Stamper (FRA-DIE-09308) along with (nesting) hearts from the “Straight Heart” set from Nellie Snellen/Ecstacy Crafts. The “Pink Layered Floral” patterned paper is from The Paper Studio. The greeting was computer generated and cut using the “Word Window” punch from Stampin’ Up (retired). The SU “Subtle” embossing folder (retired) and a corner rounder were also used.

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Party Animal Selfies

Party Animal Selfies

(inside: Thinking of you on your birthday and wishing you the best of everything)

I made these cards for my triplets who turned 24 today. Happy birthday Kelly, Kevin, and Keith! I was very excited when I saw this “Picture Perfect Party Animals” stamp set from My Favorite Things as it had 3 of my kids’ favorite animals in the one set. It’s like they made it for us – lol! The “Poloroid Shaker Frame” die was also from MFT.

The cards are 5×7. The stamped images aren’t that large so I felt like I needed paper that would do a lot of the work. The card stock I chose was from the 12×12 DCWV “The Birthday Wishes Stack” which I’ve had (and have been hoarding!) forever and thought it worked well with these images.

I stamped the images with black Amalgam ink (GKD) and colored them with Copic Markers (giraffe: Y23, E27, Y17, YG25, B05, R29, YR18, 0; monkey: Y17, E27, E25, E23, YG25, B05, B91, 0; elephant: B91, C5, Y17, YG25, B05, TY18, R29, 0).

The inside sentiment is from the “Happy Birthday Frame” set from Stampin’ Up (retired).

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Cable Knit Thanks

Cable Knit Thanks

This card features the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder from Stampin’ Up/Sizzix (retired). I also used the “Subtle” embossing folder from Stampin’ Up (retired) to creat my faux ribbon. The “Thanks Sentiment Die” is from Creek Bank Creations (no longer available?).

The card stock was Recollections White Dove heavy weight and Grey Kraft.

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