Friday, August 3, 2007

My Very first Blog Post!
Special Fold Lovenote

Hello Stampin' Friends!

I figured a blog would be a good place to share pictures of stamp projects along with directions. I am learning this blogging by trial and error so we'll see how I do on this!

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So, what will my very first posted project be? How about one of the cards we did at Stamp Club on July 29th! I have a small group that just started up for the new catalog year (5 plus me). Anyone is welcome to join us each month, so take a look at the schedule below (Events Schedule at the bottom of the page). I will also have another group starting up in January if you want to get on the list for that.

Special Fold/Designer Paper Lovenote:

I love using the double-sided designer papers especially for a project like this where both sides will be visible! Since the paper is heavier than the single-sided patterned papers, it works well without even layering it on cardstock.

These special fold cards can be made any size by adjusting the size of the square of paper that you start with. In this case, starting with a 6" x 6" piece of Petals & Paisleys designer paper results in a 3" x 3" little lovenote that fits perfectly in the mini square envelopes that Stampin' Up! sells.

The special fold used for this card is actually very simple but it makes a card that looks impressive. Looking at the card opened might help explain the fold.
Fold the designer paper in half to get a long rectangular piece. Unfold, turn 1/4 turn and fold in half again. When unfolded, the paper should have creases that make 4 squares. Turn the paper over and fold diagonally (meet one corner to the corner opposite to it). Do only one diagonal fold. Now collapse/fold the sheet so that the diagonal corners come together.

This fold is more easily seen in the picture below:
With the folding complete, you end up with the 3" x 3" lovenote. On the front of this particular one, I folded down one corner to expose the designer paper pattern of the inside. Then Baroque Motifs was used to stamp the little medallion on the front (in Tempting Turquoise and Regal Rose). A square rhinestone brad (from the fire colors) embellishes the medallion.

Well, you will have to check back soon to see more postings of exciting projects! Let me know what you think of this way of sharing stamping ideas!


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