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Hope You All

had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I took 4 days off work, painted my living room, entry way and bathroom (what was I thinking) plus cleaned house and cooked.  Thank goodness for my 16 year old son – he was so much help.  We had a very enjoyable holiday.  Then I found out I get stuck (oh I mean the joy) of hosting Christmas as well.  My cousin and his wife usually do Christmas but they are both nurses and have to work. 

I have new cards to post that I made for a friend so I will get those up shortly.  They are so cute!  I had my first class at The Keepsake Element on Saturday, November 27th.  It was great!  I love that place.  I will post some of the cards, but there are 4 I cannot post because I submitted them to Paper Crafts.  Therefore, I cannot post them.  However, I should hear something in about a week whether or not they chose any of my cards.  Wish me luck.

Cards from my November Workshop

These are cards I made for my November workshop:


More Operation Santa Cards

Operation Santa Cards

Each year my employer sends Christmas stockings with goodies to the troops.  Employees make the stockings and homemade cards which go into the stockings.  Here are a few of mine:













How about pleats on your cards

I have never done pleats on a card – never even thought about it.  There are so many talented crafters aren’t there?  Any way I found a couple of tutorials.  I am going to try them and see what I can come up with.  Hopefully I can get a card with pleats posted this week.

Tutorial #1 – Here

Tutorial #2 – Here

If you decide to try it send me an upload of your card at tinker.bell.1958@hotmail.com and I will post it here.

Go here to see some sample cards

This is my favorite:


This card was done by Amy Sheffer.

Here is my first attempt at a pleated card:

The workshop was a great success

Wow, we started at 6:30 p.m. and ended at 10:30 p.m.  By the end of the night all the kits were about gone.  We each made 6 cards and 15 kits of each card.  That is a lot of cards.  Thanks to everyone who came.  Glad you had a good time.  NOTE:  Remember, there is another camp Saturday, October 30th at the Police Station from 9-3.  Hope you can make it.

Cards for October Workshop

I did 3 Christmas cards and 3 other cards.

Supplies used for this card:

  • Stampin Up Cardstock in Elegant Eggplant, Bravo Burgandy, More Mustard and Very Vanilla
  • Stampin Up Designer Paper
  • Pearl from Stampin Up Pretties Kit
  • Oval Scallop Punch
  • Oval Punch
  • Sizzix Build a Flower Die
  • Cuttlebug Butterfly Die
  • Cuttlebug Butterly Embossing Folder

Supplies used for this card:

  • Stampin Up Cardstock in Rose Red, Blushing Bride and Whispher White
  • Cuttlebug Leaf Embossing Folder
  • SU Happy Birthday Stamp
  • Pink Brads
  • Flourish Cherry Blossom Stamps
  • Blushing Bride Marker
  • Pear Pazzaz Marker

Supplies used to make card:

  • Stampin Up Cardstock in Navy and Cherry Cobbler and Neenah White
  • Trim from Hobby Lobby
  • Flowers, source unknown
  • Brads
  • Flourish Stamps

Supplies used to make card:

  • Stampin Up Cardstock in Always Artichoke, Real Red and Whispher White
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
  • Stickles in red
  • Christmas ribbon
  • SU Always Artichoke Ribbon
  • SU Stamps
  • Oval Scallop Punch
  • Oval Punch

Supplies used to make card:

  • Stampin Up Card Stock Pretty in Pink
  • Stamp Great Impressions
  • Copic Markers
  • Stampin Up Saying
  • Certainly Celery Ribbon
  • Big Shot Top Note Die
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder

Supplies used to make card:

  • Stampin Up Cardstock Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler and Whispher White
  • Copic Markers
  • Christmas Ribbon
  • Crystal Effects on the glass lenses
  • Flocking for beard and hat

Here is a close up of Santa

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3D, Easel Card

I saw a 3D, easel card on Splitcoast; however, there were no instructions so I went hunting.  I found this tutorial by Victoria Eveniss Murray:
Materials needed –
4 6″x6″ paper
4 A4 peices of card
Coloured image and backing papers
Nesties to cut out image and any embellishments you want to use
8 brads
glue tape
First we make the box itself.

With a scoring board score your card at 1″ 7″ and 8″ this will give you a 6″x6″ box which holds a cd beautifully.

Do this twice and cut out.

cut the tabs as above on one of the card pieces

put in a base sheet out of your 4 I have edged mine with green distressed ink.

With the second piece cut the tabs as above

Use the glue tape on the one edge and glue this to the constructed base, it was hard to take a photo of this but you position it against the inside of the other box, to form a solid cube.

Take a second piece of your paper and cut 4 strips 2cm by 14.5cm and I then edged them in distressed ink. I then marked them a cm in at each end.

I then added them to the outside of the box on all sides and added the brads to give extra strength on the joints.

I then made the top fold of the easel card. The base is 6″x 6″, and I have added the 3rd sheet of paper. Add any ribbon etc you want to tuck under now. Glue this to the top of the box. Then add the final piece of the card, a single sheet of card cut 6″ x 6″ on which you have decorated with your image and papers, and then stick this sheet to the folded over tab you can see on the above picture.