Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Something Different #4

Hi everyone, sorry its been a few days since my last posting.  My children  are keeping me busy as Mom's taxi :-)  Today Shannon and I did some crafting - I'll show you what she made later :-)

Mean while our cat, Jess, has adopted my home-made light box for her new chill out pad.

"Who me?!"

Today we are stepping it up a bit with a Spring Fold card.

You will need a 10" by 5" piece of card stock, you will firstly score it at the 2.5" and 5" marks.


Put a small pencil mark at the 7.5" mark (top and bottom) and at the right hand side of the card at the 2.5" mark.

You are going to score from the top 7.5" mark to the bottom of the scored 2.5" mark, and then from the top of the scored 2.5" mark to the bottom 7.5" mark.


Now you are going to cut off both corners on the right side of the card.  From the 7.5" marks to the 2.5" mark on the right, as below:


Next you need to crisply fold all your score lines. Once all your fold lines are nice and crisp - if you pull in the edges of the 5" fold line it should start to give and squash into a triangle - I hope the photo below lets you see how this is done.



Now fold the 2.5" score line to the front of the card and secure as shown.


And that is it, this is hopefully how your card looks:



Folded flat for sending, the cards finished size is 5" by 5".


Now all you need to do is decorate.

Here is the one that I made today.

For the first layers you will need one 3.25" square and one 2.25" square.  The 2.25" square you will cut in half diagonally for the triangles on the base.


The second (green) layer was cut at 2.75" square, I embossed this layer with the Cuttlebug and the Snow Flakes folder.

The Winter Woodland cartridge was used for the snowflake (page 35) it was cut at 2".

The little tag was cut from the Art Philosphy cartridge (page 70) also cut at 2".

A little bit of ribbon to finish the tag and there you go, all done, and I have another Christmas card to add to the stash of one LOL.



I hope you enjoy having a go at making this card.

This card is being entered into the following challenges:

Die Cuttin Divas : Challenge #74 - Christmas in July (closes Mon 23/7)

Exploring Cricut : Christmas in July (closes Sat 21/7)

Cardz TV : Challenge #112 - Tag, You're It

Oh yes, Shannon wanted to show you what she made for her sister Emily today. 


She painted the base with two layers of acrylic paint (isn't it great that it dries quick), then stamped the images and painted them with 3D paints.  Then added some lovely bling.  Her sister loved it :-)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

46 comments:

  1. This is such a fun card.
    Shannon did a great job on her heart. So sweet to give it to her sister :)
    To funny about your cat, lol.

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    1. Thanks Tracy - my cat just loves boxes :-)

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  2. Guess you had fun making this card, it's different, bright and cheerful. TFS

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    1. Thanks P, it was fun - and I'm going to make another one of these tomorrow but with a little bit different top, using Cricut craft room.

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  3. Karon, love your card so much and great instructions. Thanks for entering at Exploring Cricut.

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    1. Thanks Diane for a lovely comment.

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  4. Beautiful projects, both the card and the heart.

    Hugs
    Nana

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    1. Appreciate you leaving me such lovely comments.

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  5. Wow! Thank you for the great instructions! Your card is lovely! So glad you joined us at Exploring Cricut!

    Annette
    mymindsdustbunnies.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for the great comment and for visiting.

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  6. This card is so simple, but provides a stunning result. What a great card to add to your stash (not of one!). You must be starting to feel like a pro, because you are sure starting to look like one. Nice job!

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    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful compliment. I really appreciate you stopping by and taking the time.

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  7. What a great fold on your card. Pretty colors and paper. Thanks for sharing with us at CCC.

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  8. You just keep amazing me with beautiful projects! I absolutely love this card! I will have to try this design myself.

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    1. Thanks Andrea, let me know if you do:-)

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  9. What a great time love all the bright colors. And tell Shannon Emily will surely love her little gift as it is beautiful TFS

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    1. Thanks Sheila - Emily was really impressed and loved it.

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  10. WOW!!! This is great. I love the fold of your card and all of the embellies. And Shannon did an awesome job!! Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

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    1. Thanks for leaving a lovely comment:-)

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  11. Love this fold, Karon. It's so pretty the way you embellished it. Pretty papers. Shannon did a great job on her heart too.

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    1. Thanks Stephanie - Shannon will be pleased that everyone liked her heart.

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  12. Very pretty card, love the shape it's one I haven't tried yet, thanks for the tutorial and thanks for joining CCC!

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  13. Another super card Karon...you really did a wonderful job and your color/pattern choices are perfect! Kathie

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    1. Awe shucks:-) Kathie - thanks:-)

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  14. Amazingly beautiful card Karon and love the Shannon's project as well.

    Susie

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  15. What a great idea! I love you're card! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  16. Your card is beautiful. I may have to try one of these cards - thanks for the instructions! Thanks for playing with us this week at Cricut Cardz Challenge and Exploring Cricut. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle
    http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com

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  17. Karon, this is really neat and thank you for sharing a tutorial. The card is really pretty and LOVE the paper!
    Have a GREAT night!
    Shelly

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  18. What a beautiful card!! The shape is so fun...and your tutorial is awesome!! Love the pretty papers!! And Shannon's project for Emily is absolutely gorgeous!! :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Thanks Lisa - Shannon has been getting a kick out of all the lovely comments:-)

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  19. What a neat looking fold. I have never made one and it looks tricky, but I should try just once. Thanks for sharing at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

    You asked what grade...this year will be 4th. I have taught 5th for the past 7 -8 years. Before that I did a 4/5 split with ESE Inclusion for a couple years. My first year was K - 5 ESE Resource/pull-out program. This year will be my 13th year teaching. So much has changed!

    Stay Creative,
    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations

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    1. Thanks Georgiana - great year to teach:-)

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  20. Karon, Thanks so much for stopping at my blog. Wanted to tell you I just love all your tutorials these are wonderful. It is so nice of you to share these cards with everyone.
    Hugs, Patricia

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    1. Thanks Patricia - I really appreciate you leaving me a lovely comment.

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  21. Thanks so much for posting these diagrams! Cards are beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Kat - glad you like them:-)

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  22. OMG Karon, what an awesome tutorial. I am in a Fall card swap and I can't wait to try making these. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. OMG Lisa, LOL, thanks would love to see what you come up with:-) TFL

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  23. That little plaque that your daughter made for her sister is darling. She did a great job. What a wonderful gesture and such a special keepsake.

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    1. It was her choice - we just happened to be in Michaels - LOL - and she asked if she could make something for Emily. So there you go:-)

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I would like to thank you for stopping by my blog today. All your comments are really appreciated. Happy crafting everyone and have a great day.

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