Waterfall Card Tutorial

Well I had good intentions to get this Waterfall Card Tutorial up on the blog last Friday, so here it finally is!  I love cards with movement they really can be a lot of fun.

This is a card that I designed for my Incredible Cards Club Ladies for February.  I love the colors in this card, they remind me of springtime!

 

 

Here is a list of supplies you will need to make this card:

  • Card base 11″ by 4 1/2″ in Pool Party (folded in half).
  • Card front measuring 4″ by 5 1/4″ in Whisper White and embossed using the Polka Dots Impressions Folder.
  • Waterfall anchor 3/4″ by 4″ (using a piece of coordinating Designer Series Paper)
  • Waterfall mechanism 8 1/2″ by 2″ in Calypso Coral.
  • (4) 2″ by 2″ squares in Soft Suede.
  • (4) 1 3/4″ by 1 3/4″ squares in Whisper White.
  • A piece of Whisper White measuring 1 3/4″ by 3″.
  • 1 3/8″ circle punched in Lucky Limeade.
  • 2 In-Color Brads (or coordinating Brads).
  • 8″ of Ruffled Ribbon in Lucky Limeade.

Step 1:  Using your paper piercing tool and mat attach your anchor piece (3/4″ by 4″) to the Whisper White card front using 2 brads.  DO not glue this piece down or your waterfall will not work.

Step 2:  Attach your Whisper White card front with anchor to the card base using snail adhesive.

Step 3:  Score your Waterfall Mechanism in Calypso Coral using your Score Pal.  You need to score it the long way (8 1/2″) at 3/4″, 1 1/2″, 2 1/4″, 3″, and 3 3/4″.

Step 4:  Stamp your 1 3/4″ squares as desired.  I used the For All You Do stamp set and sponged the edges of my pieces in Soft Suede.  Attach these squares to your Soft Suede 2″ squares.

Step 5:  Using only the first 4 scored rectangles attach your squares to your Waterfall Mechanism.  Leave the last rectangle empty (this will be attached to your anchor).  You call also add your 1 3/4″ by 3″ rectangle to the back of the waterfall mechanism.

Step 6:  Using Sticky Strip attach the last rectangle of your Waterfall Mechanism to your anchor.  Apply the sticky strip to the back of the rectangle attach it to the front of your anchor.

Step 7:  Attach your Lucky Limeade Circle and ribbon to the bottom of your Waterfall Mechanism for the pull.

Enjoy your Waterfall Card!!

Happy Stamping, Kristin

A Pop-Up Card Tutorial

 

Hello!  I have been asked by several of you to post a tutorial on how I made the Valentine Pop-Up card.  I know…Valentine’s Day is tomorrow already, but just in case you are a procrastinator (like me) and don’t have your Valentine’s done yet you can still wow someone with this card!  I did the best to capture how I made the card using pictures, but please leave me a comment if something is not clear.  I would be happy to answer any questions.  So here we go….

The outside of the card is a piece of 5 1/2” by 8 1/2” Cherry Cobbler Paper that is scored in the center at 4 1/4”.  The front piece of white cardstock measures 2 1/4” by 5 1/2″ and is stamped using the Love Love Jumbo Wheel.  This is mounted on a piece of Blushing Bride Cardstock that measures 2 3/4″ by 5 1/2″ and is the edge is punched using the Scalloped Trim Border Punch.  A piece of Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine finishes up the front of the card.

Although the inside of the card looks tricky it’s really very simple!  You need a piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock cut to 5″ by 4 1/4″.  You are going to use your Simply Scored tool to score that piece of cardstock the long way (5″) across starting at 1 1/2″, 2″, 2 1/2″, 3″, and 3 1/2″.  This is going to create the middle part of your card.

Once you have scored your center you need to fold it using the mountain/valley fold.  The center fold becomes the valley and there are two mountains on either side.  The first and last fold do not get folded.

The center piece is going to get squished together (please excuse my fingers here) and stuck down to the center of your main piece of cardstock.  Now the only tricky part here is to get the center piece lined up correctly.  You want the first and last score line to be even with the center of your card but adhered down just to the left and right of the score line.  That way the center doesn’t interfere with the fold of your card.  I would also recommend using sticky strip here or some other strong adhesive so this doesn’t come undone.

Finally you are going to cut random lengths of window sheets and adhere your little hearts on the end of them.  Then you will adhere your window sheets to the valley of the center piece.  When you have your hearts where you want them you will put a piece of sticky strip in the valley of the center piece and close it shut.  You can then decorate the inside however you would like.  I did adhere a piece of Cherry Cobbler  and Whisper White cardstock that measured 4″ by 5 1/4″ to the inside top and bottom of the card to hide the center piece.

I hope you enjoy my tutorial on how to make a Valentine Pop-Up card!

Happy Stamping, Kristin 

Scallop Square Christmas Ornament

I am so excited to share with you this easy idea for making easy Christmas ornaments using your Scallop Square Stampin’ Up! Bigz Die!  I decided to make this a picture tutorial for you so that you too can make these beautiful ornaments.

To get started you will need the following items: two squares cut out using the Scallop Square Die (I used the beautiful Deck The Halls fabric from Stampin’ Up!), poly-fil, Taffeta Ribbon in Crumb Cake, Antique Brads, and a sewing machine.

You are going to start by putting your two squares wrong sides together and sew around the edge using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.  You will need to leave a opening on one of the edges for stuffing your ornament with poly-fil.  Before you sew it you will also need to tuck a 5 inch piece of tafetta ribbon folded in half into one of the corners.  This will be the hanger for the ornament.

Now you can fill your ornament with the poly-fil.  Make sure you get the poly-fil all the way down into the corners of the ornament so that it is nice and full.

Now take it back over to your sewing machine and sew the opening closed.  I started a little before the opening and went past it a little bit as well, making sure that I completely closed it.

The bow on the front is so simple and creates a perfect bow every time!  Cut a piece of tafetta ribbon about 8 inches long.  Evenly cross the ribbon leaving loops on both sides.  Next take one of your antique brads with the prongs open and close it around the center of your ribbon.  You will now have a perfect looking bow!  To place it into your ornament simply press the prongs of the brad into the center of the ornament.  By feeling through the back of the fabric I then opened the prongs  so that they were open inside of the ornament and unable to be pulled back out.

Your final product will be this stunning ornament!  What a perfect little gift for teachers, babysitters, friends, or to tie on the front of one of your packages!  I have made several of these and they literally take about 10 minutes start to finish!    I hope that you enjoyed my first tutorial and that you enjoying making these ornaments for your loved ones!

Kristin

 

Spring Card

Okay so I thought I’d try something new on my website and offer step by step instructions on how to complete some of the cards that I make. The idea came from many customers that would like to make the cards they see on here but are not sure of the dimensions. So here is the first one.

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Click on Read More link to see how this card was made!

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