Showing posts with label Coluzzle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Coluzzle. Show all posts

Saturday, August 23, 2008

A Mimosa in an Apron - A Tutorial

My project today is this cute little apron card with a recipe tucked inside the pocket. I have seen these in several places but they have been a larger size - I redesigned mine so that it will fit inside a regular size envelope (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) so I could easily mail it if I wanted to. (It might take an extra stamp because of the knotted ribbon.)I used parts of two of the new sets from Artful Inkables - Orange You Sweet (the drink and 'sweet') and Paradise Island (From My Hut to Yours)

5"x7"card stock for apron - I used Summer Sunrise by PTI
3 7/8" x 1 3/8" Designer paper - I used Bitty Baby Blessing collection by PTI
3"x5" white for recipe card
3 1/2 x 5 1/2 to layer behind recipe - I used Lavender Moon by PTI
white, Summer Sunrise and Lavender Moon scraps for sentiment, oval and scalloped circle.
Tab punch - SU
Scalloped Circle Punch - SU
Oval punch - SU
White gel pen
2 large eyelets
8" of ribbon - I used Lavender Moon Twill by PTI
Scor Pal or other scoring tool
red tacky tape
Coluzzle oval - cutting blade and mat (or you can just cut free hand - see below)
decorations and stamps as desired
Ok - so now that we have everything we need - lets get cracking!

1. Take your 5 x 7 piece of cardstock for your apron.
2. Score at 1/2 inch on each side of the 5" end. 3. Turn your paper and score 1 1/2 inch in on one side only
4. Cut off the 1/2 inch pieces up to the 1 1/2" score line on both sides.
5. Cut the tab corners at an angle.
6. Fold in the tabs on the score lines. Put tacky tape on the edges but don't seal it yet.
7. Move your apron to your coluzzle mat if you have one. Line up the oval on the apron as I show here - the lavender is there just so you can see the oval and how it's placed. If you don't have a coluzzle you could line up a plastic lid or any oval shape to trace here.
8. Cut away the piece.
9. Move the coluzzle oval to the left side and cut away the piece on this side.
10. Your apron should now look like this.
11. Remove the red line and fold up the pocket. Attach the 3 7/8 x 1 3/8 piece of designer paper on the pocket. Attach your eyelets to the top corners as shown. Put the ribbon through the eyelets tying a knot in the back on each end.
Decorate the pocket as desired. Make your recipe card by layering the 3"x5" card onto the 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" card. Attach the tab to the top. I printed my Mimosa recipe from my computer on an Avery Label and attached it to the card. I stamped my drink image on a scrap - colored it with Prismacolor markers - cut it out and attached it to the recipe card. I added gems to the tab and on the drink and the orange to give it a little sparkle.

And the recipe card fits nicely inside the apron for mailing.
Please let me know if you have any problems with the tutorial and I'll try and clarify it.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog today!

Monday, March 24, 2008

What a Pear - Flap Fold Anniversary Card

Well - I went to Jury Duty this morning and I'm happy to say they didn't need any jurors today so we were dismissed a little after 12 noon. The only trial up today chose to let the judge decide the case. Phew!! I believe in doing my civic duty and certainly would have served if empanelled - but I'm just as happy that they didn't need me!

So of course I went shopping at AC Moore and got some nice pieces of designer paper - one of which I used on this card today - it's by K & Company - Amy Butler.

What a great Try a New Technique challenge they had on SCS today - a Flap Fold card - I have been wanting to try one of these. Guest hostess JoLynn found this tutorial by Rose Ann Reynolds on the Scor-pal site.

I made mine an anniversary card - I used my Coluzzle circle and knife to cut the curved top edge and the flap is kept closed with a Magnetic snap Closure by Basic Grey that I purchased on line at Eclectic Paperie. I stamped the pear twice with embossing clear ink and covered it with Denim Embossing Powder from Adirondack. I colored them with my Prismacolor markers. Then I cut one with a nestability circle and cut out the other. I had to stamp an extra leaf to have one going to the left. I put one pear up on dimensionals as well as the sentiment. I sponged the edges of the flap, the circles and the sentiment with Buckaroo Blue ink.
On the inside pictures you can see where I put one piece of the magnetic closure on the top flap - I attached it with a glue dot - the other piece is underneath the verse panel. You add the panel to cover the magnet. You also can see that I stamped the pear over the verse to add a little interest. I used my Soft Sand Shadow ink by Memories so you could still read the words.

I'm also submitting this card to the Caardvarks Homegrown challenge - to use fruit or vegetables on your card. See that challenge here.

Well - I'm off to cook supper for my starving husband who just finished up painting our bedroom walls and ceiling - he really is a handy-man! I love the smell of fresh paint and it's fun to have a room done over - almost like you are in a new house! Now I have to decorate to go with the new color (Marlboro Blue).

I also have to design a card my sister wants for her brother-in law who is retiring - he loves race car driving and is moving to Arizona so I have to incorporate those two things into the card! Fun Challenge!

Thanks for dropping in today - keep your eyes peeled for my retirement card - it may get posted tonight or maybe not until tomorrow! I still have to do my taxes too! (can you tell I'm avoiding that!!??)

Stamps: Pear: Rubber Stampede, Sentiment: Karen Foster Snap Stamps, verse: Verses Rubber Stamps
Paper: River Rock, Buckaroo Blue, Very Vanilla, DP: K&Co Amy Butler
Ink: Buckaroo Blue, Pitch Black Adirondack , Soft Sand Shadow - Memories
Accessories: Coluzzle Circle Cutting System, tag punch, oval punch, brad, Scor-pal, denim EP Adirondack, Hot Gun, paper piercer, sponge, magnetic snap closure - Basic Grey, glue dots, dimensionals, prismacolor markers
Techniques: sponging, coluzzle, embossing

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Go Round and Round with Circle Cards

Sometimes it's fun to do a 'different' kind of card - not your regular 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 rectangle or 5 x 5 square card.

Enter - the round card!

Here are some cards that I have created for different challenges on Split Coast. Some of them are complete circles - some have circle fronts - some are rectangles with circle shapes attached to the fronts - they are all just a little different than your everyday shape. I hope they inspire you to make something a little different!
This card was created for an SCS Sketch challenge seen below.

I made the circle the front of my card by cutting all around it with my colluzzle accept for a little part at the top so it stayed attached. The outside edges of the inside of the card show when you look at the card before opening it. I used a cardinal bird pattern from Paper Crafts Magazine Holiday issue that I had cut out and put on my desk for several weeks before finally using him on this care - I think heis so cute!

I cut out the DP with my nestability scalloped circle and attached it to the circle. The bird and message are up on dimensionals. For the front message I used a Michaels $1 stamp that had a bird with it so I just inked the message with an SU marker and stamped it. I did the same on the inside message - not inking the first part of the sentiment.

Stamps: It's your birthday: SU, Michaels $1.00
Paper: cool caribbean, blue bayou, DP: Figgy Pudding Basic Grey, White
Ink: certanly celery, bravo burgandy
Accessories: sponge, bird pattern PaperCrafts Mag, SU night of navy marker, dimensionals, tag punches, nestability scalloped circle, black micro pen, glue stick

I made this circle card as part of the Jan 2008 Virtual Stamp Night challenge to make a circle of Friendship card - you can tell these little girls are friends. I used my coluzzle again to cut out the circle - not cutting the very top so that there was a hinge on the card. I ran the circle through my cuttlebug and cut the black panel with a scalloped rectangle nestability. I love this cute little stamp of little girls playing dress up - it's from Art Impressions. The sentiment and frame around it are from Verve Visual.

Stamps: Art Impressions, sentiment: Verve Visual
Paper: pixie pink, black, white, SU DP
Ink: black, white craft
Accessories: word punch, corner punch, nestabilities, black micro pen, gingham ribbon, cuttlebug folder, coluzzle circle cutter

This card above was created for an inspiration challenge on SCS - the inspiration piece is seen below.
My card is a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 card. I cut a circle with my nestabilities and then another one inside that circle. I freehand drew the profile of the moon on that inside circle - cut it out and attached it to the outer circle outline. I used a gel pen to outline the moon face.
The sun is a sizzix die that I embossed with my cuttlebug. The face is a from a set of foam face stamps I have. I punched the stars, flowers and fern and attached to the rim with dimensionals. Then I applied crystal ice stickles so they sparkled.

I chose this sentiment because we have been sending so many RAK's (Random Acts of Kindness cards) to people with cancer on SCS that I am VERY VERY thankful to God for what I have - especially my health.

Stamps: Sentiment: Aip's VIPs , foam face stamp - unknown
Paper: white, taken with teal, real red, non SU green, apricot appeal, black, gable green, DP - DCWV Silver Star
Ink: Noir Black- Palette
Accessories: White gel pen, cuttlebug, sizzix die, nestabilities circles, star, rectangle, circle, fern punches, prismacolor markers, crystal ice stickles, dimensionals

I made this half circle card for a friend at work who asked me to make a funny 40th birthday card for her friend - This card really took on a life of it's own and changed direction several times! I was afraid I was making it a little too depressing!

Not having a big enough coluzzle to cut out the circle - I used my trusty little protractor to do the job. The other circles I punched. I frayed the ribbon to add a little dimension to the card.

Stamps: unknown numbers, Sentiment - Inky Antics, Rain - Rubber Soul
Paper: 2 shades of gray Bazzill, black
Ink: white craft
Accessories: primas, brads, ribbons & jewels- Michaels, foam adhesives, white gel pen

Here is another circle card that was made for an Inspiration challenge. The inspiration picture is seen below.
I chose the round to reflect the plate shape. I used paisley DP, a leaf sprig from Papertrey Beautiful blossoms set as BG on the card and punched flowers. I attached a gold paper punched tab on top to reflect the gold edging of the plate. The sentiment is from Verve Visual - Wonderful Wishes set.

Stamps: Verve Visual - Wonderful Wishes, Papertrey: Beautiful blossoms
Paper: Peach Bazzill, Certainly Celery, Navy scrap, DP: Paisley Heidi Grace, gold scrap
Ink: Craft Certainly celery, Noir black: Palette
Accessories: dimensionals, tab punch, flower punch, circle punch, scallop circle punch, Coluzzle circle, fiber, dimensionals, white gel pen, hole punch

My last circle card for the night! This one - a circle on top of a square - was made for an inspiration challenge on SCS also - the inspiration was a sticky note pad seen below.

I pretty much went with a literal translation! - using the same colors and stamping my Martha Stewart bird on a stem with craft white ink. I Stamped the grey BG with the Floral stamp by SU and used my nestability to cut the scalloped circle. The sentiment is Papertrey Borders and Corners - the circle set . I punched holes in the scallops and did a lot of doodling with my white gel pen. This is a 4 1/4 by 4 1/4 card.
Stamps: Floral BG: SU, bird: Martha Stewart, Sentiment: Papertrey Borders & Corners Circles
Paper: Taken with teal, going grey, marigold morning
Ink: white craft, so saffron, going gray
Accessories: white gel pen, hole punch, nestabilities, sponge, dimensionals, watercolor crayons, aqua brush, glue stick, corner rounder

I hope I've inspired you to think outside the 'square' !
Have a great night! I'm off to bed finally!!