CUT THAT PAPER ON AN ANGLE!

Do you hoard that precious paper away?  Occasionally pulling it out and admiring it and stroking it.  Maybe just maybe you might cut it.  Oh boy that’s tough isn’t it!

This week it’s all about paper.  We are going to cut that paper that you have piling up.  You know if you use it then you can go and buy more of the pretty stuff. 🙂

Today’s card is getting that angle on your paper.  I normally don’t do angles.  They don’t sit well with me.  Everything has to sit straight and even.  I am trying to let go a bit  more and throw caution to the wind – and angle things up.

So let’s check out this gorgeous paper Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper and cut it on an angle.  I did give a sneak of these cards last week but I will tell you about them now.

Whether you use this gorgeous paper or another of the gorgeous papers Stampin’ Up! has, the idea is the same.  You don’t need a lot of stamping with these cards as you can let the paper be the star.

Another great benefit to creating this type of card is that you get to make 2 cards at the one time.

TO CREATE YOUR ANGLE 

1. From your 12″x 12″ piece of Designer Series Paper you will cut a strip of paper.  Which way you cut will depend on which way the pattern lies on the paper but for the most part you will cut it vertically but just check first.  The width you cut will be just slightly smaller than your card base.  For metric you will cut your paper 10.1cm wide.  For the US I think your card base is slightly wider at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. You just want a small margin around each side so cut your paper to this size, (4″ but just double check).

2. Then from this long strip of paper, cut 2 pieces at 14.4cm (approx. 5 1/4″).

3.  With these 2 pieces you have cut, flip one over and put them together.  You can cut them both at the same time which will mean you get the same angle making it so much easier.

4. To cut the pieces put them together and place them on your paper trimmer with the long side along the top and the left hand end at approximately the 3 cm mark (1 1/4″).  Tilt your paper to angle it slightly. The angle is really up to you.  When you are happy with the angle then cut the papers.

5.  You can now separate the papers.  You will have 2 large sections which will be for the top.  Take the 2 narrow bottom angled pieces and swap them over to mix them with the tops.

6. Assemble your cards as you like.  I have added a strip of ribbon with the gorgeous Lemon Lime Twist and the Powder Pink Finely Woven Ribbon.  I have then finished the cards with the sentiments from Oh! So Eclectic cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Ovals and Squares Framelits.  I also added some diecuts with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.

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This gorgeous Whole Lot of Lovely DSP is one of the packs available this month for the Buy 3, Get One Free!  There are some beautiful prints in this pack.  Well really all of them. 🙂

It’s only a couple of weeks left for this promotion to get your free paper.

 

Stop by again and we will see some more fun ways of using that paper.

Jenny

 

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USING THE ECLECTIC LAYERS THINLITS!

I have been sharing quite a few cards lately using the Oh! So Eclectic Bundle which includes the Oh! So Eclectic Stamp Set and the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.  (You can see them in the catalogue on p 133 and p213).

One thing with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits you may not realise is that some of the dies only emboss while others cut.  Some of the dies layer together to cut the outline and a detailed inside or you can use one on their own. It can be a little confusing  so I put together a little handy guide that is just the size to keep in the packet with the Thinlits so I can see at a glance.  I thought I would share that with you.

DIECUTTING AND EMBOSSING GUIDE WITH THE ECLECTIC LAYERS THINLITS

1) On the card on the left it shows some of the detailed shapes.  There are 2 different dies to create this shape; the outline die and a matching detailed die.  I find it easier to fit the detailed die inside the outline and cut them all together.  It is so much easier.  The outline die can be used on its own to cut the stamped image from the co-ordinating stamp set.

On this card too it show the dies that will create the dry embossed effect.   These dies will not cut.

2) On the card on the right it shows the diamond pattern.  I love the effect you get with this on cards.  Now if you are really patient you can cut sections of this diecut to create some other interesting shapes that you can add to your cards.  I am sure there are so many other combinations too.

In this Thinlits set there is also 2 leaf shapes you can cut to work with your flowers.

I hope that you might find this guide helpful.  Let me know what you think.

Hope your weekend is going awesome and you have time to steal away and create.

Jenny

 

SOME MORE OH! SO ECLECTIC! YES IN BERRY BURST AGAIN. :)

These cards I wanted to share with you today are using Oh! So Eclectic and well, I have used Berry Burst again.  I will use a different colour soon I promise.  But it is such a lovely colour. 🙂

I held an event last Saturday with a group of ladies who mostly had never stamped before.  This first card I demonstrated to them to show the Big Shot.  They were so impressed – no scissors required!!

This card was inspired by one on Pinterest.  I love the Diamond pattern you can diecut in your cards.  It just adds something else to the card.

How to make it:

Firstly, stamp 2 of the detailed flowers on scrap Whisper White card in Berry Burst.  Then overstamp this with the solid full flower stamp in Powder pink.  The great thing is it doesn’t even have to be a perfect fit as it just adds a little colour.  Cut this with the flower Framelit shape in the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.

For the other flower, stamp the Solid full flower stamp in Berry Burst on scrap Whisper White and cut that with the flower Framelit.  Also cut a flower in Berry Burst with the detailed die and the flower shape die.  I run them together in the Big Shot.  It is much easier doing it that way. You will also need to cut 2 leaves from Lemon Lime Twist Card.

Then it’s a matter of assembling it all together. You can raise the flowers up with Dimensionals. Don’t forget the bling. 🙂

This next card was the Make and Take card they all made.  There needed to be some gentle encouragement for some to make it as they were a little intimidated but they were so proud of themselves when it was done.

How to make it: 

On a piece of Berry Burst card slightly smaller than your base card run it through your Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. This adds some lovely texture to your card.

On a piece of Whisper White, stamp the detailed flower stem stamp several times in Berry Burst. Then with the solid flower top stamp it in Powder Pink over the flowers.  Fill in some of the spaces on the white card with the little flowers stamped in Lemon Lime Twist.

When assembling the card, adhere a thin strip of Lemon Lime Twist under the right side edge of the White card.  Stamp the sentiment on to Powder Pink card and punch it out with the Duet Banner Punch. Sponged a little ink around the edge of the banner. Punch a second banner from Lemon Lime Twist card.  Adhere these together by off-setting them slightly.

Would you like to make these cards with me? If you’re local, let’s plan a date for us to share them with your friends. It would be a great excuse for you all to get together. Drop me an email or a comment.

Be back again soon,

Jenny

 

ECLECTIC HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

This card I am sharing today was my first play with the Oh! So Eclectic set last week.  I finally get to share it with you.

I have used Stylized Birthday with it for the sentiment.  I really don’t use this sentiment enough. It’s a great size without being overwhelming and I love the font.

I love this Oh So! Eclectic set too as you can stamp with the first stamp, overstamp it with the next one and if it is not lined up properly it doesn’t matter.  That’s the style.  🙂

The detailed flowers were first stamped with Berry Burst and then the solid image with Powder Pink.  Isn’t the washed out look nice?

The leaves are stamped with Lemon Lime Twist for the solid leaf and then Emerald Envy for the “hatched” leaf pattern.  I added some of the little “crossed” pattern in Powder Pink as a background filler.

It’s a very quick card to make a number of Birthday cards in a hurry.

Thanks for looking.  I will be back with some more cards with this set.

Jenny

A 90TH OH! SO ECLECTIC Z-FOLD!

It is my Mother-in-Law’s 90th birthday today.  We had a small family get together yesterday.  I thought I would show you the card I made for her.  She had put in a request for it to be in Berry Burst, her new favourite colour. The pressure was on as she expected a grand creation!   I hope it made the grade.  There were lots of Oohs! and WOW! so I think I might have made the grade. 🙂

I think this is my new favourite stamp set – Oh! So Eclectic!  I have made quite a few creations with this recently which I will get to show you soon.  The sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

This card took me about 1/2 hour to create as I have had so much going on this week. It’s the fun Square Z-fold Cards which I have made a standard one recently.  (See that HERE).  I will share all the instructions further below.

I wasn’t sure if diecutting the diamond pattern in the side would make it too flimsy but I thought I would try it.  It worked fine and gives it a little more WOW!  The Designer Series Paper is the Color Theory Paper Stack.

SQUARE Z-FOLD CARD

Original Z-fold card is from Amanda Bates HERE.  I have slightly different measurements so thought I would share them with you.  These are in Metric.  If you are wanting Imperial measurements then rather than me converting them and ending up with lots of “sixteenth” measurements, then head to Amanda’s blog post in that link and follow those directions.

There are 2 pieces to this card.

1. Card Base:

Cut card 14.8cm x 29.7cm.  Score on the long side at 7.4cm and 14.8cm.

Designer Series Paper:

Front Panel: 7cm x 14.4cm             Back Panel:  14.4cm x 14.4cm 

 

2. Inner Card:

Cut card 10.5cm x 21cm.  Score on the long side at 5.2cm and 10.5cm.

Whisper White Card:

Front: 10.1cm x 10.1cm         Back: 4.8cm x 10.1cm

 

To Assemble your Card

1. Take your Inner Card piece and cut the Diamond pattern from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits set on your middle panel.

2. Stamp your Whisper White card pieces as you like.  I have used the Oh! So Eclectic stamp set.  Adhere these to the Inner Card piece.

3. Adhere your Designer Series Paper Pieces to the Card base.

4. Take your Inner card piece and on the front panel section (left hand end), place adhesive on ONLY HALF of the panel at the back.  Place that in position on your card base.  ** I used the Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive as this gives you a little time to wiggle the piece around in place if need be.

5Then on the  Right Hand end of the Inner card piece, place adhesive at the back. Carefully fold up the card on the score lines as it should fold. Close the card and allow the piece to fall in to place where it should sit.  Once in position press firmly to adhere. 

Hope this is easy to follow.  Please ask if you have any further questions.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny