Side Step Chantilly Card

Hi there.

Welcome to all my new followers and I hope that you find my blog interesting and inspiring.  And thank you for the lovely comments and likes as well.

I did promise in my last post that I would be featuring a Christmas card, but unfortunately, my order has been held up and I have had to resort to using the last of my Chantilly stash to create this post.  However, I am hoping to be participating in the first Australasian CTMH blog hop featuring the new Holidays with Heart products next weekend, which  I am really excited about  and I can’t wait to see what we all make.  So next week, NZ customs (?) permitting, I should be able to do a Christmas card featuring these lovely new papers and embellishments.

This week I have done a side step card with the instructions from a different source.  Splitcoaststampers have a loads of tutorials covering lots of different techniques.  Here is the link:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/sidestepcard/

This card is very easy to make with only one cut and several scoring lines to create the card.  I am really pleased with how it turned out and here it is:

Side step card. Side step card.

 

The materials used are all CTMH products:

Colonial White cardstock

Cotton Candy cardstock

Chantilly papers

Outdoor Denim ink

Alcohol Markers – Pear and Cotton Candy

My Acrylix stamp sets – Card Chatter – Sympathy, You are My Happy, Card Word Puzzle

Clear sparkles – coloured green with the Pear alcohol markers

3 D Foam tape

Non-Stick Micro Tip Scissors

Fiskars Deluxe Surecut Craft Paper Trimmer

Tombow adhesive

I love using the clear stamps as it is so easy to place the image where you want it.  For the green leaves on the face of the card I have used the small leaf from the Card Word Puzzle stamp and stamped it several times to create the look of a larger stamp.

For the matting I have trimmed each layer down by 1/4 inch each side – see my Cardmaking 101 how to do this.

The flowers have been fussy cut using the scissors and coloured in with the alcohol inks which I am really enjoying using.  I have also used 3 D foam tape on one of the flowers to create more dimension  and depth with the flowers.

I hope I have inspired you to try something different with your cardmaking.

Happy Crafting

Patricia

 

Chantilly Meets You Are My Happy Stamp set

Hello again

I had such a good response to the post on the folded card I thought I would try another type of architectural card.  I was inspired by a lovely card by Julie Butler (a friend who is a Stampin’Up Demonstrator, but we won’t hold that against her as she is a very talented paper crafter) which also won her a challenge as well.  Congratulations Julie.  Well deserved as it is a gorgeous card.

Here is her version:

http://papercutsjulz.blogspot.co.nz/2013/09/12-saturdays-till-christmas.html

She said it was easy so I thought I would go back to Beccy’s blog to see if she had some instructions for one.  I found this step card which appeared to be the closest to what Julie had done.  I can see that this is the base card and there can be a number of variations like what Julie has done.

Beccy has a number of different types of cards to make and I will be slowly going them them to see what I can come up with.  Here is her link again:

http://beccysplace.blogspot.co.nz/2010/03/technique-class-trifold-cards.html

For this card I have done a simple centred step card using the fabulous Chantilly papers and the ‘You are My Happy‘ stamp set which is still available for $15 this month if you purchase $75 in products.  This is such an amazing stamp set and so versatile and the sentiments are really uplifting and is great for our spring down under with the weather getting warmer (sometimes).

Any way here is my version:

Chantilly step cardFor the flower I have stamped two flowers from the You Are My Happy stamp set onto Colonial White cardstock and fussy cut them out.  I have used the Cotton Candy alcohol marker to colour in the small trim and then put them together.  I used my new tool kit to shape the flowers to create some extra dimension.  For the centre I have stamped the small flower flower from the same stamp set onto Buttercup cardstock and fussy cut this out for the center.  This was topped off with a pink glitter gem.  The sentiment at the bottom was trimmed off the decorative paper.

I love using the ribbon stamp from the Cricut Artiste Collection as it can be stamped in so many colours to complement my projects.  It goes really well with the Chantilly Collection.  Actually I am really loving how all these stamps are interchangeable for all my projects.  I end up taking one from this stamp set and one from that stamp set to finish my cards.

I have found that it is easier to cut and decorate all the pieces before assembling the card just in case I make a mistake.  For each layer I have decreased by 1/4 inch on each side of the piece.  A good trimmer is essential as it makes this task so much easier.  I no longer use my pencil, ruler and eye to make my cuts.

The materials I have used are:

Colonial White Cardstock

Cotton Candy Cardstock

Buttercup Cardstock

Chantilly pink papers

You are My Happy stamp set

Cricut Artiste collection stamp (for the ribbon)

Cotton Candy ink

Buttercup ink

Pink glitter gems

This is a very pink card (it is my favourite colour!), plus it tones in well with my blog background, so my next post will feature some very nautical cards that will (hopefully) celebrate Team New Zealand winning the America’s Cup.

Have a great day everyone and Happy Stamping

Patricia

Close to My Heart “You Are My Happy” Trifold Cards

Hello everyone and another special welcome to my new followers.

I was looking at Pinterest yesterday and came across instructions for a trifold card.  I have never really done these cards before, preferring to just do standard cards as they are so quick and easy.  However, when I saw the instructions and how easy they are to do I was inspired to try with some scraps of my Chantilly papers and I had purchased a pack of 12 x 12 Colonial White cardstock so it was a lot easier to cut up the card and get the creases right.

This month there is a special deal for National Stamping Month where if you spend $75 you can get the ‘You are My Happy’ stamp set for just $15.  This is really great value as the set normally costs $77 and along with the stamp of the month set at $5 you can get all these stamps for $20 with a value of over $100.  I can’t believe how generous Close to My Heart is!  Anyway the images in this stamp set are cute and quirky and fitted in really well with this card.  I have also used a sentiment from the same set on the front of the card and the birthday greeting is from the Card Chatter – Birthday set.  I am really loving these stamps as they give a nice crisp image and are so easy to place just where you want to put them.

If you would like to purchase these stamps or any other Close to My Heart products you can visit my website here

I found the instructions for the Trifold cards here: http://beccysplace.blogspot.co.nz/2010/03/technique-class-trifold-cards.html

Here is my version

Close to My Heart Trifold Card Close to My Heart Trifold Card Close to My Heart Trifold CardMaterials used:

Cardstock – Colonial White

Cardstock – Desert Sand

Chantilly papers

You are My Happy Stamp set

Card Chatter – Birthday Stamp set

Outdoor Denim ink

This is a great way to finish off your scrap papers as well.

I hope you all have a great day and Happy Stamping

Patricia