Thursday, October 9, 2008

Wishing you love and laughter

Thank you for all your nice comments on my card i made for a Thursday Challenge. Some of you emailed me or left wonderful compliments and asked how i made the card. The basic idea was shown to me by my Stampin up Demo in a workshop a couple of years back. I think there is also a tutorial step-by-step on Splitcoaststampers even with pictures. The card was very small and died not work for the bigger cute images "we" work with but makes a wonderful gift idea to put in a flower basket or attach to a present. The small version of this card can be worked from one complete sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper. This here needs 2 sheets.

Sorry ladies.. i had to take this picture off... i just heared from Jay Jay that we can not show those images at the moment. I will ask Heidi tomorrow about it. I was sent a lot of stamps with no clear instruction, which stamps i can show and which i have to wait because the licence is not cleared yet. I picked just one stamp i really really loved. hahaha... I will leave this posting up so you will have at least instructions on how to make the triangle card.

See i used Debbie's Die Cuts again on this project. If you like to go her blog and see what Give-a-way she has to offer this month!!

Stamps: Sarah Kay for STAMPAVIE, Curvy Verses by Stampin up
Embellishments: Chocolate Chip wide grosgrain ribbon, Swirls are by Debbies Die Cuts (love these have you noticed how often i used them already this month :-) Prima Flowers and Making Memories Brads
Paper: Basic Grey for Archivers, Pink Piruette, Chocolate Chip
Tools: Sewing Machine, Nestabilities, Stampin up horizontal slot punch
Coloring: Copics and Close to Cocoa for sponging

what i have done to make a bigger version of the triangle fold card is:
2 sheets of 8.5x11 cs in white (or other color you want to use as base)
cut each of it to size 5.0 x 10 and fold in half, you have now 2 stripes of paper each with a score marking creating 4 squares (2 on each panel) glue the two papers together (2 squares on top of each other) fold the other 2 squares in to see if they line up perfectly. than open again and cut your triangles with an exacto knife out. (use as reference my card)
1 sheet of 8.5x11 cs in pink and cut to size 5 1/4
use your ruler and Exacto knife to cut the square diagonal in half
1 sheet of 8.5 x11 cs in chocolate chip and cut to size 5.00 inches
cut this sheet also diagonal in half
1 sheet of DP cut cut to size 4 3/4
cut also diagonal in half
layer your DP with 1 layer of the contrasting CS and add sewing if you like. Add then this piece to the second contrasting CS. (this makes it easier on your sewing needle) and glue this on your card base. These cutting instructions work also if you want to decorate the inside of your card as well - just be careful if you have patterned paper were you see a direction how the pattern runs when you cut your diagonals. add your ribbon underneath your main image. In order to have the ribbon safely secured you should decorate the back of the card as well. This way the ribbon does not slide down. I solved the problem by adding an entire panel of DP to the back of the card and my ribbon is underneath this - meaning: white CS - ribbon - layers of DP. If you choose this solution you will need more DP and CS than i mentioned above. You could probably also just do a flower or a circular sentiment with a scalloped circle layered.


Brocéliane said...

Hi Claudi

Love your very beautiful card, and the image is so cute:)

Have a great week-end

Clotilde and not Clodine hihi :)

Christine Riley said...

Hi Claudia,

Gorgeous card! I love that image, so cute! Thanks so much also for the great tutorial. I'll have to try one of these soon.

Hugs, Christine

Kim Piggott said...

Such a beautiful card!
Love everything about it. Thanks for the details.
kim x

MichelleO said...

Wonderful card! Love the folds, love the colors, and adore the new Sarah Kay image you have colored it perfectly as you always do!

Heather said...

Beautiful card! Is that a new image they will be coming out with? I couldn't find it on there site??

DEBBY said...

sweet card .Thank you so much for the tutorial on this one;)


Anonymous said...

Amazing card Claudia, just adore the Sarah Kay image. Must give this style of card a try...thanks for sharing the tutorial,
Carole :-)

Becky said...

beautiful, I just love this image and how you do the inside of your cards.

Nicole's Scrappin' Corner said...

stunning! I just love your art work....I can I say that too many times??

sandra_w said...

Beautiful card, Claudia! And the image is so cute....

Have a great weekend!

San xx

Princeska said...

that is so adorable, really pretty :)

i love this stamp!


Jeanette said...

My dear Clauia, thank you for thinking of me and for your very kind words. They touched my heart! I will be thinking of you next week and wishing you well!
Hugs Jeanette

Elena said...

Love your cards! They are amazing! Thank you for your wonderful tutorial!

Maria said...

Thanks for the great tutorial and for sharing this beautiful card. Hugs, Maria

PS - I'm just now getting caught up on blogging. Hope all goes well for you this weekend.

ink'n'rubba said...

just catching up today, Sunday, so missed seeing your card, but reading it was Sarah Kay has really got me excited! thanks for the tutorial too, hugs, annie x

Elena said...

Thank you Claudia for your wonderful tutorial! I always wanted to try it! Love this cute little image!

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh this is so pretty dear. I just love how you decorate the inside of your cards.

scrappinpeg said...

Oh I just love this image. The little boy could be my grandson, Ayden! sooo darn cute! i love this design of card. Soooo pretty Claudia. Thanks for the directions for the tutorial..... i will want to try one now! Hugs.....

Ila said...

Wow!! this is So Beautiful and the image is just the Cutest!! Wonderful Tutorial Claudia!!..I may be back for it..Hugs, Ila