Wednesday, June 19, 2013

WOYWW #211 and arrived ATC's! (Brief Tuturial also!)

Thanks, as always, to the hostess with the mostest Julia Dunnit over at Stamping Ground for hostessing this blog hop/linky party where the curious can peek in at craft spaces from around the world. Here is mine:
Card making in progress...see my new tiny little flower dies(and the made flowers are there in yellow sitting on the card front) from Impression Obsession? Cute and cheap! You should check them out, they've got loads of cute dies and stamps, very affordable with free shipping for orders over $30, at least in the U.S., but I'm not sponsored by them or anything. :) And here are the gorgeous and fabulous ATC's that have arrived! I owe personal emails to all these ladies and am begging their forgiveness right here and right now for being so lax on the thank you's...I've fallen dreadfully behind on all computer related stuff as I'm seriously avoiding my computer chair and the pinch its putting on my back and nerves and sending me to the chiropractor(not cheap!), you see. Anyways, here they are:
The top 3 are from Ros C and the picture doesn't do them justice! The one on the card just shimmers from every direction...I tell you I sat mesmerized for 5 minutes just looking and turning and staring at it! lol But wow is she talented! The next 3 gorgeous pieces are also from some very talented ladies, from (left to right) Buttons, Ria Gall, and Hetti:
Here is my brief tutorial...How to make your own Washi Tape! This was made from a beautiful tissue paper I found at the Dollar Tree, so the cost is like $.05 for these 3 strips, each 20" long.
As you can see all I did was carefully lined up/laid down double-sided tape, using the edge of the tissue paper to make my lines straight on the first row.Then I moved over only enough so that the tape wouldn't overlap the first row and my scissors would have some room to cut and laid down another row. I repeated that step one more time for a third row then following the edge of my tape I cut the three joined rows off the rest of the tissue paper. Then I cut between the tape sections to get three strips. Here is the back, see how I left the backing of the double-sided tape on? I've even used it already but I can't show on what because its going to someone who might read this blog. :)
Finally here is an anniversary card I've made, using one of my new stamps from Impression all over the page toile scene! I love toile so much! And for a huge stamp it was very reasonably priced. This is a full sized card!
Well, this has been a bit too much time at the computer for me so I must get up and move the back muscles some! Thanks for stopping by and hope everyone is having a wonderful wonderful week! :)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

WOYWW #210 and a brief tutorial...make swinging cards with the dies you already have!

First I must thank Julia over at Stamping Ground for hostessing this super fun blog hop where you get to peek in at other crafters workdesks, all over the world! Follow the link to see and learn more. So, here is my desk this week:
If you already know all about making swinging panel types of cards you may want to skip the next bit.
I saw a tutorial on YouTube about making swinging panel cards with any Spellbinders/dies and your Cuttlebug, which I don't have. But I do have a BigShot so I figured a way to make her idea work for my machine, with some adjustments, of course. :) I have the edge cutting pieces from BigShot, you know the ones about 2" wide and 12" long? The clear thing in the picture below. So I scored my paper in half then one side got scored in half again, which is where my swinging panel would go. I placed my die in the center of the panel and in the center of the 2nd score mark, taped it down so it would wiggle and then placed my full size shim under the whole card and my 2" wide shim on the side of the die I wanted cut, right up to the fold/2nd score mark. Here is the result, with the die used and a smaller die cut piece of a solid blue already taped down:  
This is a mini version, made with 6" double-sided paper and on the right of the picture you can see the full size card I am working on. Its more difficult as I didn't cut it from double-sided paper but I do have lots of options for mixing papers...still I think if I make many more of these I will just use double-sided paper from the get go, much simpler and easier. So if you didn't know any of that I hope you can use the info and make a new type of interesting and fun card. :)
Hope everyone is doing very well and enjoying the day or night, whichever it may be!
P.S. I have received a few fabulous ATC's and am planning a special post on them next week, when hopefully the ones I sent will also have been received...but we shall see! lol  :)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

WOYWW #209

What's on my desk this Wednesday? Not too mu...never mind. I can't even type that with a straight face! :) Lookee:
Why would I show you that? Because that's the whole point of WOYWW, and if you want to see more or know more or join, hop over to Julia's blog Stamping Ground and she'll tell you all about it.
Now that was short, huh? ;)