Friday, 30 August 2019

Getting in Shape

No, this isn't a post about exercising! It's the name of the August MISTI Monday challenge on Splitcoaststampers. We have to use a geometric shape to create our background. I am also entering this in the Gina K. Designs Monthly Mix challenge - For the Boys (Make a masculine card); Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - S is for...; and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.

I used my MISTI and my wreath template to make the oval background pattern. For the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge, my S stands for Shades of green. 

I used the small oval from the Gina K. Designs (GKD) Holiday Frame Filler stamp set and stamped it in GKD Jelly Bean Green, Grass Green and Fresh Asparagus ink. 

I stamped the sentiment, from the GKD Birthday Blessings stamp set, in GKD Jet Black Amalgam ink and used my Cut-Align to cut it out. I brushed the Fresh Asparagus ink cube along the edge of the sentiment piece to give it some definition against the background. I layered this on the background, which I had matted with Fresh Asparagus cardstock, and placed the whole thing onto a white card base. 


Sunday, 11 August 2019

One Layer Masculine Card

There are a few challenges this week that seemed to go together, so I made a card that satisfied them all. I made a one layer masculine birthday card.

My MISTI and the Gina K. Designs (GKD) Wreath Builder template make one layer cards easy to make. I picked small images from a number of GKD stamp sets: Electro Pop Flowers, Autumn Wreath Builder, Made with Love, and Holiday Frame Fillers. I stamped them with GKD Sea Glass, Ocean Mist, Turquoise Sea, and Tranquil Teal ink.

I entered the following challenges:

Mod Squad Challenge - Layer Me Not

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Scor-Pal's More Than One Score Challenge #62 - Stylish Storage

This month, the More Than One Score challenge is to create some Stylish Storage. I made a Patterned Paper and Scor-Tape Holder.

I was looking on Pinterest and found this post, which sends you to two posts that explain how to make the two sections. I kept the back section the same and tweaked the front section slightly. I will give you the directions to make the project as I made it.

For the back section, the patterned paper pack holder, start with two pieces of cardstock that measure 8 1/4" x 8 3/4". On each piece, score the short side at 2" and the long side at 1/2" and 2 1/2". On one piece, with the 8 3/4" side at the top of your Scor-Pal and the 1/2" score line on the left, make a mark at 5 1/2" down on the right hand side. With a pencil, join that mark with the bottom of the 2 1/2" score line. See the picture below, which will hopefully make this clear!

On the other piece, with the 8 1/4" side at the top and the 2" score line on the left, score at 5 1/2" down to the 2 1/2" score line. Draw a line from here to the bottom right corner. 

Cut along the pencil lines and score lines to create the tabs as shown below.

Add Scor-Tape along the tabs as shown, attach the two pieces along the sides and fold in the bottom.

You will end up with this:

For the Scor-Tape holder, start with a piece of cardstock 8 1/2" x 10 3/4". With the 8 1/2" side at the top, score at 2" and 4 1/4". With the 10 3/4" side at the top, and the 2" score line on the left, score at 2 1/4" and 8 1/2". Then score at 1 3/4" and 9", just down to the second score line (4 1/4"). Cut along these two score lines, down to the 4 1/4" score line, and then cut along the 4 1/4" line to the 2 1/4" line on each side. Cut along the 2" score line into the 2 1/4" line on each side. This will give you two tabs on each side.

On the top section, measure up 2 inches and draw a line from there to the top of the 10 3/4" side at the 2 1/4" score line. Do this on each side and cut along the lines. You should end up with this shape.

Add Scor-Tape along the tabs, fold the back up and attach to the bottom. Then fold the front up and attach.

You will end up with this:

Tape the two sections together using Scor-Tape. Then you can decorate it as you wish. I used Gina K. Designs Delicate Essentials patterned paper pack and some pink cardstock that I had in my stash. I made dividers for the patterned paper, labelled them with the name of the pack and wrote the coordinating cardstock colours on the divider for each one. 

The front part, which holds my Scor-Tape, also holds my Scor-Envi, which fits in my Scor-Pal to create envelopes.

I hope I have explained how to make this! If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments and I will do my best to answer them. Thanks!