I’d like to thank all of you who’ve been so kind as to leave comments on some of my previous blog posts. I really appreciate that youve taken the time to comment on my crafting efforts.
I finished off a small number of cards that an elderly neighbour had asked me to make for her to give to some members of the family, and they were collected yesterday (so only a few left to do for her for later in the summer now). Two were just adding an insert and envelope and putting her chosen greetings inside and out, as she’d chosen a couple of cards from amongst what I’d already made, so you’ve already seen those. But the third was for a youngster who can’t see, so it was another “touchy feely” card. (You may remember that I won a prize back in November for making a “touchy feely” card that was to be sold by the RNIB to raise money – you can see that – here.). Of course, the card I needed to make now wasn’t a Christmas card, but I did use some flock transfer elements from the same pack to make it. I also used one of the Glitter Girls boards to add some raised texture to the card. The rest of the cards I’ve got to show you today are quite simple ones just made using elements from a Hunkydory kit.
(If you click on the thumbnail images you can have a look at a larger image of each item.)
(Clicking on the text links below each set of images takes you to the pages where you can see some of what I used to make the cards. Where these linked pages are on the CUP site you will usually find a longer description of how I made the item at the bottom of the page.)
- For this card I embossed and cut around the largest shape on one side of the Glitter Girls Fanciful Embossing Board. The sweeping curves means it was an easy shape to cut around. For the front I embossed further layers inside the largest layer, including the two lines down the middle, and I did this out of a linen textured cardstock. The back layer was made out of plain card-stock and left flat with no further embossed lines. I bent the front at the two middle lines and put a strip of ultra strong (red backed) double sided tape down this narrow spine and attached it to the flat back piece. These two sides come forward so that the card can stand up, but go back flat for delivery. It fits into an 8″ square envelope once embellished. I used hammered card for the second front layer, going over more of the inner embossing layers, including the one with dots, and again embossing down the two central lines. Once cut out this layer was also folded at the central lines, had a strip of tape put down, shaped a bit, and stuck to the card front. I decorated the card with a flock transfer row of flowers down the central line, a butterfly transfer on one side and a swirly pattern on the other. I made paper flowers by punching out lots of layers of red paper using one of my Tonic, Petite Petal Pairs, punches, shaping them with the Glitter Girls ball tool and then putting three layers together before attaching to the front of the card.
- This is a closeup of one corner of the card to try and show the different textures between the different cardstocks, the embossing, flocked patterns and paper flowers.
These cards are from the Hunkydory “For All Card Collections“. Most are from the “For the Boys” section, but I can’t remember whether I picked one or two of the designs from the “For the Gentleman Collection” as well. Well I did have the lot out on my bed to have a look because I was looking to replenish my stock of male cards, and I did make them on a lap-tray in bed while watching a program I’d recorded on the TV, so I just might have picked designs from either of the two sections.
Cutting Work For Tina Fitch:
I’ve been working on some more stuff for the talented designer Tina Fitch lately. This is a Print & Cut design of a back to front card I made for her and sent her the picture for use as an exemplar when she is selling the cutting file kit. Where you can see through the back of the card and the “gates” are folded behind, to be viewed through the back when it’s standing up.
- You can get the ordinary card kit that you print out and then cut out by hand here -> Wedding back to front card kit; The digital cutting machine Print & Cut kit that Ive made can be seen here -> Wedding back to front card kit Print & Cut Studio.
*** Ive been doing some other work for Tina during the last few weeks, so keep an eye
on my blog over the next week or so for them to appear ***.
CUP Mailer – A new mailer has been sent out by the team at CUP HQ today (March 28th). You can see a copy – here – if you don’t get it delivered straight to your inbox. Lots of card making designs for you to look at, and some pictures and snippets of news.
Discount Code – Anybody who’s thinking about investing in some CUP designs – there’s a discount code available to save a whopping 20% off any order placed. Simply type the word ‘MASSAGE‘ into the REDEEM VOUCHER box on the basket page BEFORE you check out then click UPDATE BASKET to save a whopping 20% off your total order value! The “Massage” discount code expires 31st March 2012 at Midnight GMT. So what are you waiting for?! Click – here – to go to the site – and start shopping!
Card Making Competition – Come on all you CUP Designers and Registered Crafters who’ve not voted yet – if you’ve not had a good look at all the 42 entries yet – see here – and then place your votes! The winner is to be announced on the 30th of March so you need to vote before then.
*** As I said in my previous post – I have got an entry in and am not going to tell you which one
until after the voting finishes. I’m sure that some will be able to work out which
one it is – guessing is half the fun isn’t it? and I’ve been busy guessing myself as I looked at
each and every card to pick out my favourites. (I’ll have to wait until after voteing finishes to
find out how right I was for those cards where the crafter hadn’t given themselves away
by using a card they’d previously uploaded to CUP.) It was only after picking out some
eight cards that I went to look at the design sheet or kit used to make each, to work out who’d
taken the CUP design and then put the most effort into their finished card, and thus
who got my votes – but you won’t find my entry card already up alongside a design
on CUP, so you needn’t bother looking – so come back to have a look at my blog after
the competition closes and you should find my card, together with the description of the
extensive work I did on it, up in a new blog post within a couple of days. ***
You can see the cards Ive made using design sheets from CUP in my Crafter Showcase Area on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)
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(Hi All – You should find a box below where you can leave a comment if you feel like it, but due to the fact that Ive had some problems with Spam/advertising posts, that are absolutely nothing to do with the content of my blog, I now moderate all comments before they go live. Genuine comments will go live when Ive checked through the list – usually a couple of times a day.)