Sunday, 21 July 2019

Sunday Suite - Mosaic Mood

Let me introduce you and walk you through the Mosaic Mood Suite... just press on the photos (or highlighted titles) to go to the Store for more details or to purchase...

And do remember the Bonus Days promotion is still live...so you can get £4.50 extra to spend next month for every £45 ordered this month... Click on the icon for all the details...
First up the Display Board... all the Suite products in one shot for you!!
A few views of the Mosaic Mood papers... the official piccy...
And a landscape view of them on the On Stage display board...
All 12 x 12... some embossed so as to give texture... very popular when seen in the flesh... 

And a video so you can see more... just press on the arrow to play...
The Mosaic Mood Bundle (with 10% discount)
The stunning Flower Faceted Gems... everyone needs these beauties in their life!
The lovely Mint Macaron 1/4" Ribbon... not unsurprisingly I have already got a second reel of this one!!
And finally... the I Want It All Mosaic Mood Suite Bundle... one click to buy the lot! With the 10% discount off the stamp & punch bundle included...
And I leave you with a few project photos to showcase what can be done with the suite...
 Click here for more details on this Large Pop Up Front Step Panel card...



Aren't they all lovely?

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Saturday, 20 July 2019

More flowers from Daisy Lane #4


Another simple make with another simple Daisy Lane punched floral alternative for you.... 

Floral aperture created by punching the Medium Daisy Punch in the centre of the white panel... and then re-inserting the panel into to the punch... and off to the side as far as you can go! And then repeat off to the other side...
Simple Z Fold Card from a 21 x 10.5cm piece of A4 Thick Whisper White card... scored LANDSCAPE at 10.5 and 5.25cm... Bone folded Mountain (5.25cm) then Valley (10.5cm) ( US Letter card 4 1/4" x 8 1/2"... scored 4 1/4" & 2 1/8")
Floral Centre as created here...

Gray Granite 8cm (US 3 1/4") Square mat... 7.5cm (US 3") Square Whisper White panel...
Itty Bitty Greetings used for the greeting (in Gray Granite)
Want to see more floral alternatives from the Daisy punches... just scroll back and forward a few days! 

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Friday, 19 July 2019

Fancy Fold Friday Tutorial - Birdhouse Pop Up Front Step Panel Card

So this was the final Bird Ballad & Stitched Nested Labels Birdhouse card for my mother's birthday this year... just a change from Crumb Cake to Whisper White for the birdhouse... so as to make it a bit more dovecote-ish... and I am pleased to say that the card went down very well!

Click here for the original Crumb Cake version as shown below... with which I used different paper patterns too...
And the Tutorial for you... apologies for the delay... as a lot of you were asking for this one... Please note that the photos used in the Tutorial below are from a different card variant/colourway... but as they still help explain the words... I've left them in!

But I do suggest that you visit this standard Pop Up Centre Step Panel Card Tutorial first... and maybe make one of those to start off with... as the step by step photos correspond in that version... and these cards are very easy once you know what you are doing!!
Craft Spa Recipe 
Main Card - A4 Card Whisper White 10.5cm x 24cm  (US Letter 4 1/4" x 9 3/4")
Front Panel - A4 Card Whisper White/Crumb Cake 11 x 6cm (US Letter 4 3/8" x 2 3/8")
Roof - A4 Card Whisper White/Crumb Cake 7 x 3cm (US 2 3/4" x 1 1/4")

Card Back - Birds Paper 10 x 8.5cm  (US 4" x 3 1/4")
Card Base – Flowers Paper 10 x 5cm (then cut LANDSCAPE to Top 2.5cm & 2.5cm Front/Bottom)  (US 4" x 2" - cut 1" Top & 1" Bottom)
Front Panel –Pink Polka Dot Paper 5.8 x 8.5cm (US  2 1/4" x 3 3/8")

Craft Spa Tutorial
1.     Score largest Whisper White panel LANDSCAPE at 12,15,18 & 21cm (US Letter 4 3/4", 6", 7 1/4" & 8 1/2")



2.  Score smaller Crumb Cake/Whisper White panel LANDSCAPE at 1 & 4cm (US Letter 3/8" & 1 5/8")
TIP - easiest to score LANDSCAPE at 1cm (US 3/8") to right hand side (RHS) on Top Bar...
Then turn 180 degrees (ie so that the RHS becomes the LHS!) and score LANDSCAPE at 4cm (US 1 5/8")


3.     Mountain bone fold all score lines

NOW... I highly recommend that you do a dry run of the following steps 4-6 then 8-12 then 13-16... before applying glue... as it is (usually) obvious once you do it...


4    Fold up the base of the larger Whisper White card panel to create the front step (like a box section) 
5     Apply glue to last/end section (ie on the back!)
6     Fold up flat to stick  ie TIP - height of card should be smallest option so it will fit in a standard envelope! When this is flat... you should have 2 sections to the front and 2 to the back...

7.      Adhere papers as necessary
PLEASE NOTE THAT ON
 THIS VARIANT...  I STUCK THE FRONT PAPER ONTO THE BASE SECTION AFTER I HAD ASSEMBLED THE CARD WHEREAS THE CARD/PHOTOS in steps 8-16 SHOW THE PAPER ALREADY STUCK ON!

8.   Fold over the top 2 sections of the scored Crumb Cake/Whisper White panel so that they are to the back...

9.     Apply glue to last/thin "glue tab" section
10. Fold up card base/step so that height is smallest option!

Line up 2nd score line to top of back of main card (ie you have 2 sections folded to the back - not one as would [normally] be more logical!!)

And so that front panel is central to left and to right...


11. Stick
12. Apply pressure along the glue tab to adhere firmly...


13. Fold up card base/step so that height is smallest option!


14. Work out where you need your glue on the front panel at the bottom of the card!


15. Apply glue where needed (ie under the line of the bone folder!)
... or more importantly not where it it is not needed! (ie above the line of the bone folder!)


16. Fold front panel down flat to stick...
17. Now adhere that front Base Paper...

18. Decorate as necessary
The roof and polka dot papers are cut using the Nested Stitched Label dies... (c. 2 1/2" & 2" high respectively) and then the stitched straight line die placed across and re-run through the Big Shot. Note that this die does not cut... it just adds stitches... but you can then just trim with your Paper Snips scissors as required...

     The birds are cut from Bird Ballad papers...

Notes 
(1) Don't stick anything that will go underneath the bottom of the card... It needs to be flat to stand up...
(2) I recommend that you have an envelope to hand to make sure everything is stuck on so that the card fits in your envelope. Especially if you are using a US medium (A2) envelope as you have less height than we do with our C6 envelope... 

And yes it does fold flat to post!


Stampin Up! products used  
Punches - Classic Label
Papers - Bird Ballad


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