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(Started posting on September 25, 2014)

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How to Make a Rolled Frame

How to Make a Rolled Frame

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I recently posted a card project where I made a rolled frame.  Here’s a quick tutorial on how I made it:

First, cut your card stock to the desired size.  I am using a 4 inch square for this tutorial, but rectangles work also.  Lightly draw (with pencil) diagonal lines from corner to corner of your frame panel.  (Click on the photos for a larger view if desired.)



Score along each edge but only between pencil lines.  (I went over my score lines with a green pen so you could see it in the photo; you do not actually need to do this.)  The width of your score is determined by how wide you want the outer flat part of the frame to be.  On my sample below, I scored 1/4 of an inch in from each of the edges.  After you score the 4 edges, you can erase the pencil lines.



Cut slits (with an blade, scissors, or trimmer) diagonally but only within the score lines.  Do not go beyond the score lines to the outside corners.



Once cut, fold each of the sections up along the score lines.



With a pencil, knitting needle, or something similar in shape, roll one of the triangles outward around your rod (away from center), starting at the point and going straight down to the edge.  The size of your rod determines how tight the roll will be.  Repeat for the other 3 triangles.



This is for a single roll.  You can layer panels for multiple rolls.

For my card above, I started with a 4×4 inch gray panel and scored at 3/8 inch from each of the edges.  My blue panel was 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches and was scored at 1/4 inch from each edge.  Once the diagonal cuts are made and the “triangles” are folded up, you can slide one panel on top of the other one and glue the flat edges together (but not the triangles); the triangles  of the two panels should now be lined up.

Roll the two triangles together over your rod.  You can either leave them together for a single roll (like on the right and bottom below) or separate them so you see both rolls (like top and left side).  My sample below is white, but if two colors are used, they will both be seen as in the photo at the top of this post.


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Custom Center Step Wedding Card

Custom Center Step Wedding Card

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This is the 4th wedding card sample I made for a woman who asked me to create a custom card for her daughter who is getting married in a few weeks.

For this card sample, I tried to focus more on what the brides were actually wearing rather than to use generic bride die cuts as with my last few cards.  I was told, ” that both girls are wearing long, lace, cut out back, ivory dresses. Both form fitting, no veils. They will be surprised when they see how similar their dresses are. One has long sleeves; the other doesn’t. They both flare out on bottom back.”  I had also seen photos of the two women so I had an idea of their everyday hairstyles.  (As I’ve mentioned in the previous posts, the color scheme is navy blue, gray, and ivory with lace and burlap.)  This is what I came up with based on that description.  (I had originally tried using ivory brides, but they didn’t show up so well against the light gray.)


The brides were adapted from vector images downloaded from Vector Open Stock.  The set is called  “The Red Carpet: 20 celebrities silhouettes” by Pink Moustache.  (I moved heads/hairstyles around from one image to another and added sleeves to the dress on the right.)  I used the Silhouette software to “trace” the images to create cut files.

This is a 5×7 Center Step Card.    I started with a 10 x 7 inch piece of card stock and used the following template for this card:


The center panel was adapted from the cut file called “5×5 Hearts Flourish Card (design #116160)” by Daniela Angelova which I purchased from the Silhouette store.

The navy card stock is open stock from Hobby Lobby and had no name on it.  The ivory card base is heavy weight Bazzill Butter Mints, and the gray is Silver Wedding Texture by the Paper Studio.

I used the Cuttlebug D’vine Swirls embossing folder for the side panels.

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Rolled Frame Wedding Card

Rolled Frame Wedding Card


This wedding card is the third sample in my “Navy, Gray, Ivory, Lace, and Burlap” collection – and yes, I was able to work burlap into this design!

The patterned paper is called Gold Wedding Words by the Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.  The light gray is Bazzill Tiara, and the dark gray (tuxedo) is Core’dinations Charcoal.  The Paper Studio White Pearl was used for the dress, shirt and pearls.  The tan and navy card stock was open stock purchased at Hobby Lobby, but there were no names on the rack or on the paper.  The burlap and lace ribbon is also by the Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.

The bride and groom hearts are adapted from files I purchased in the Silhouette store.  The groom is called “Heart Wedding Favor Groom (design #89612)”, and the bride is called “Heart Wedding Favor Bride (design #89609).  Both are by Lori Whitlock.

If you’ve seen my last few wedding card posts, you know that I’ve been making card samples that were requested by a mother to give to her daughter whose wedding is in a few weeks.  Her daughter is marrying another woman, so I made another sample with two bride hearts.


The rolled frame is a technique I learned at a workshop given by Quick Quotes Scrapbook Company at the Scrapbook Expo in Somerset, NJ in 2015.  This is the mixed media project (on a 12×12 inch canvas) that we made using the “Moments Like This” kit that they make and sell:


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Cascade Wedding Card

Cascade Wedding Card

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As I mentioned in my last post, I was asked by a woman to make a custom wedding card for her daughter who is getting married in a few weeks.  I wanted to make a few different samples since I wasn’t sure exactly what she wanted.  This is sample number 2.

This card is called a Cascade Card.  It folds flat for mailing, but the interlocking panels can be pulled out slightly when displaying it to add interest and depth.

The base, decorative panels and flowers were made from an svg file called Lily Cascade Card SVG by Dreaming Tree ( and was cut with my Silhouette electronic die cutting machine.  To these elements, I added the bride and groom die cut from the “Wedding Couple and Arch” cut file by Megan Hardy Designs (design # 76229) which I purchased from the Silhouette Store.

I was having a heck of a time getting a photo that showed the true colors of this card!  It is made with all shimmer and metallic card stock, and the colors look different depending on how the light hits it.  For example, the blue on this card is all the same but looks different on different parts of the card.  Anyway…

Sticking to the color scheme of the wedding, the card stock I used for this card was Recollections Shimmer Champagne, Gina K Metallic Silver, and Core’ dinations Navy Pearl.  (They also have burlap which I couldn’t work into this design.)  I embossed the decorative panels with the 5×7 Damask Background embossing folder by Darice.  (The two back panels are 6 1/4 inches tall so a large embossing folder is needed.)

This card didn’t really have a place to open and add a stamped or handwritten message so I made a folded panel that followed the shape of the cascade card and adhered it to the back.  So basically, the cascade card became my card front panel.  It cascades a little less when attached to the back card base, but it still pulls out enough to see separation between the layers.


As I also mentioned in my last post, the couple getting married is 2 women so I altered the cut file and made an additional card sample with 2 brides, as requested.


An envelope is included in the svg file, but I ended up making one with my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board.  I  discovered (the hard way!) that you should have an envelope handy before adding the flowers because it they stick out too far to the sides or off the top, it may not fit!

I had made a shimmery white and silver version of this card before finding out the colors for this wedding.


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Banquet Table Decoration

Banquet Table Decoration


My daughter, Kelly, has played volleyball all through high school, and at the end of each season, the team has a banquet to honor the players and celebrate the season.  This year, the mom organizing the banquet asked me to help her with the centerpieces for the tables.  She had seen the idea of using a volleyball as the “vase” for the flowers (HERE) and wanted to put something in each one that had the names of each of the graduating seniors.  I created the die cut name picks with my Silhouette electronic die cutting machine.

I created 3 different styles with silhouettes of players either digging, hitting/spiking, or serving the ball. Here are samples of the other two:

serve-design-cropped   dig-design-cropped

I adapted the design from a basketball image I had seen (and purchased) HERE, and used the pennant from this image.  Two of the player silhouettes were from a file called “Volleyball Set (design ID #89100)”  by StudioIlustrado, and the volleyball image was from the “Volleyball Outline (design ID# 10762)” file by Snapdragon Snipets.  Both were purchased from the Silhouette store.  The dig image was from a google image and “traced” in the Silhouette software.  The names were cut with my Silhouette using the “text” option and the Marketing Script font.

I believe fresh flowers will be used on the evening of the banquet (in mid November), but I used silk roses for my sample.  I chose to do everything in red and white since those are the school colors.

The Mod Squad Challenge this week is “ABC“..where we are to create Anything But a Card.

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