I have been having so much fun making these accordion flowers/fans this past week. This one was a little large to put on a tag, and since I have 4 weddings coming up in the next few months, I thought I'd put together a super fast wedding card. I can't tell you how much I love this new Level 3 Hostess Set, Occasional Quotes. I love how simple the card is, yet it has a presence.
All supplies are Stampin' Up! except the yarn on the button and the flat glue dots.
Stamp Set: Occasional Quotes Papers: Kraft Cardstock, Spring Silhouettes Designer Series Paper Ink: Chocolate Chip and Whisper White (used a dauber to apply to the fan) Accessories: Large Clear Rhinestone, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, 1 1/2" Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button - on the Last Chance List right now for 1/2 OFF!, White Chunky (Essentials) Glitter, flat glue dots and yarn
n I was looking through the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog the other night with a friend and she pointed out that there were these cool accordion flowers/fans that were displayed on one of the pages. She asked me how I thought they were put together and I just started playing with a scallop circle until I got it.
The next day I looked online to see if I could find out how others do it. I found a great tutorial by Kelly Lunceford, here. Now, I have tried it her way and my way, it gives a slightly different look, depending on which way you do it. In the samples above I did it Kelly's way on all but the tag that has the Eiffel Tower. On that one I punched out 3 scallop circles with Stampin' Up!'s 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch out of my old book that I have used for some of my paper flowers in the past. I folded it in half, opened it up, rotated it and folded it in half again at the next scallop. I kept doing this until I had folds in all of the scallops. Be sure to fold between the scallops. I then cut on one of the lines to the center of the scallop and then folded the scallop back and forth like an accordion. I did this to all three of the scallop circles that I had punched and then I glued them together with Crystal Effects. I like using Crystal Effects because it's a strong glue and it doesn't leave a "tacky" residue if you go outside the lines. I used flat glue dots that I have, placed in the center of the "flower" on the front and back to hold it together. It takes a little practice to be able to do it easily. One thing about going the route of the scallop circle/circle punch is that you can get smaller flowers out of it. I might try to do a picture tutorial to show step-by-step what I did, if anyone's interested.
I would use these as either a replacement for a card when being placed on a gift (just write on the back) or I would just throw it onto a card base for an instant card. I really love how they turned out. I think that the Eiffel Tower one is my favorite, what's yours?
All of the supplies that I used were Stampin' Up!, except for the flat glue dots. I used Artistic Etchings Stamp Set, Shimmery White Cardstock, Sahara Sand Cardstock, Spring Silhouettes DSP, various corduroy bottons, Linen Thread, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Twill Tape (colored with my Baja Breeze ink pad), Champagne Shimmer Paint, Chocolate Chip Ink, Baja Breeze Ink, Soft Sky Ink, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4 Circle Punch, Table Setting Bigz XL Die and Sponge Daubers.
I wanted to make a little 3x3 card showcasing the new in-colors and this is what I came up with. The colors are (clockwise from top left) Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade with Concord Crush in the middle. I used one of the stamps from the new Level 2 Hostess Set, Cute by the Inch. I simply stamped on the Concord Crush Cardstock with Whisper White Craft Ink and punched out all of the squares with the 1 1/4" Square Punch. These colors will be available for purchase starting July 1, 2010.
All supplies are Stampin' Up!.
Stamp Sets: Cute by the Inch (new, upcoming hostess set) Papers: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, Concord Crush and Whisper White Textured Cardstock Ink: Whisper White Craft Ink Pad Accessories: Dimensionals, 1 1/4" Square Punch
I made another card today using the Artistic Etchings set. This card actually happened by accident. I was going to duplicate the card I made yesterday for my upline, but I scored the Baja Breeze base at the wrong spot. I ended up using my Scallop Border Punch on the Early Espresso paper to correct the "mistake". From there I just filled in the remainder of the card. Not too bad for a "mistake".
All supplies are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings and Occasional Quotes (new, upcoming hostess set) Papers: Baja Breeze, Early Espresso and Whisper White Ink: Chocolate Chip and VersaMark Accessories: Dimensionals, Scallop Boarder Punch and Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon
I received my box of new goodies today and had to make a card right away. I feel like I could have done better, but I was trying to hurry up and get it done while the girls were napping. I used Baja Breeze for my card base. I cannot tell you how excited I am that this color is returning as a core color! I ran the Early Espresso cardstock through the new Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder after I had rubbed my Whisper White Craft Ink Pad over the inside of the folder. I stamped the medallion image from the new Artistic Etchings Stamp Set on the Daffodil Delight with VersaMark and then stamped the Eiffel Tower image from the same set in Chocolate Chip Ink. The sentiment comes from a new level 3 hostess set, Occasional Quotes. I used my sponge dauber to sponge the edges of the Daffodil Delight with Whisper White Craft Ink. I then used dimensionals to "pop" up the Daffodil Delight layer. The kraft taffeta ribbon that I used is retiring, so if you want to get some you better hurry up!
I made this set of one layer, clean and simple, Stampin' Up! only cards the other morning. I am addicted to this look, at least for today. They were really easy to make, I colored directly onto the stamp with the Watercolor Wonder Crayons after I had dipped it (the crayon) in water. I used my aqua painter to blend it more if it needed it. I wanted the bumpy look of the color, kind of like tempura paint. I didn't try to spray it and then stamp, I was afraid it would be too wet for the one layer. I am going to make a set of 9 of these and then a box to house them in. I was thinking of offering a class to make these but don't know if people will think they are too simple. What do you think?
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
Stamp Set: Watercolor Trio Paper: Whisper White Ink: Chocolate Chip Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons and MS Scoring Board
I wanted to play with my new scoring tool today, so I made this card. I am really pleased with how it turned out, it is simple and easy. I scored two boxes around the card to create a frame. I will definitely be playing with the use of scoring on my cards more! I cut the sentiment off of the owl image to make it more versatile. I can always line it up on the block with the owl image if I want to stamp them together. This is one of my favorite things about the new clear mount option for the stamp sets!
All supplies are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: It's the Thought (hostess set) and Happy Moments (SAB set) Papers: Kraft Ink: Chocolate Chip and Riding Hood Red
Stamp Sets: Medallion Background Stamp and Watercolor Trio Papers: Sahara Sand (base), Melon Mambo and Shimmery White Ink: Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa and Melon Mambo Accessories: Dimensionals, Hodgepodge Hardware (Vanilla) Ribbon Slide and Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Glassy Glaze Enamel, Heat Tool
Stamp Sets: NONE! Papers: Whisper White (base), Old Olive, Real Red, Chocolate Chip and Summer Picnic DSP (retired). I used an index card to put the words "Thank You" on. Ink: Chocolate Chip (for sponging) Accessories: Dimensionals, Real Red 5/8 Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Spiral Punch, Star Punch and Large Star Punch
Stamp Sets: Birthday Whimsy (retired SAB), Itty Bitty Backgrounds and Sweet Scoops (for inside sentiment) Papers: Kraft (base), Chocolate Chip, Sweet Pea DSP (retired), Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Mint Melody (retired) and Whisper White. Ink: Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa Accessories: Dimensionals, Chocolate Chip 5/8 Grosgrain Ribbon, Circle Scallop Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Here are more of the cards that we made at my class last Friday night. We also made the Elements of Style toile card that is in my previous post and a few people made the Father's Day card from last month's class. The Thank You card was inspired by Carrie Gaskin's card, seen here. The Ice Cream Cone card was inspired by an old card of Angie Juda's, seen here. We had a great time and everyone loved the cards. All of the supplies are Stampin' Up! unless noted otherwise.
I will be taking a break from classes for the months of June and July but will still be creating for myself. I can't believe Summer's here already!