Aloha, all! It's Tuesday again, and time for my Tuesday Technique, which this month is simple fun fold cards. Nothing too complicated, and they all use just half a sheet of cardstock. In the case of today's card, once you've cut your half of the cardstock, you pretty much have to make another of the same kind of card with the other half. This is not a bad thing by any means! Cutting Cardstock … [Read more...] about A Diagonal Gatefold Card!
Aloha, all! For September, my Tuesday Techniques blog posts are going to focus on fun folded cards. Those that I'll be posting are almost as easy to make as a traditional "fold-in-the-middle" type of card. If you have any ideas that you'd like me to include, I'd love to hear about them. Meanwhile, I'll be posting folds that I've used in my own card-making. One aspect of card folding that I find … [Read more...] about September Tuesdays – Easy Fun Fold Cards!
Aloha, all! This is the last of my current Tuesday's Technique series on using punches and printed papers to make fun card fronts. Last week we just punched the ends of some paper strips to form a card front. I also added a bit of discussion about not punching those strips at all. Today the card front is ALL about the punched paper. The Tailored Tag Punch I very infrequently use the Tailored … [Read more...] about Two Card Fronts With the Tailored Tag Punch!
Aloha, all! Welcome back to Tuesday's Technique Tips blog post. This month's theme is using your Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers and a punch to create a beautiful card front - no stamping images! While I love stamping - and coloring! - all the wonderful images in Stampin' Up!'s catalogs, sometimes I just want to play with paper. I do have to let you know that this blog post took an … [Read more...] about Papers and Another Punch to Make a Card!
Aloha, all! Lately I've been enjoying quite a few "Throwback Thursday" posts on several social media sites. They are definitely not new. But, as I've been looking for something new to share with you, this time I paid attention. So, from here on for a while, I am going back into my own archives to search for fun things I did "way back then." I'll create a new take on them for you and maybe even … [Read more...] about Throwback Thursday – a Chevron Card Design
Aloha, all! Yesterday, I showed you one way you could use printed papers (Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Papers, specifically) to decorate a card front. For that card, I used the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch. Today I'd like to share another c card I made with a Christmas printed paper and the same punch. I actually stopped writing my post yesterday to go and make this card. I wanted to see … [Read more...] about A Second Look At the Postage Punch!
Aloha, all! Today I'm starting on a new direction for my blog posts. Each Tuesday I'll be sharing some kind of technique that hopefully will help you (and me!) avoid card-making doldrums. Today I'm starting a short series about using papers and a punch to create the main design on a card front. Add a little bit in the way of embellishments and some glue, and you've got yourself a card! This … [Read more...] about Papers and a Punch and You’ve Got a Card!
Aloha, all! While we have a lot of flowers where I live in Hawai'i, the tulip is not one that I see very often. We typically don't have cold enough weather to allow the bulbs to go through their normal growth cycle. But I miss tulips, having lived most of my life in areas on the U.S. mainland where tulips were prolific. So I love it when there's a stamp set that allows me to color tulips any … [Read more...] about Jar of Flowers – Tulips!
Aloha, all! This really is an "Aloha" project day. With all my posts beginning with a Hawaiian, "Aloha," I rarely get a chance to focus on a card that really has a Hawaiian flavor to it. But I'm going to fix that for today. After all, being "sheltered in place" where I live in Hawai'i is not all that bad. So why not share the beauty! The Recessed Panel Technique While I've seen cards made … [Read more...] about Aloha With Timeless Tropical – and More!
Aloha, all! Beginning last month, and continuing until we get it done, one of my favorite Stampin' Up! demonstrator online groups is updating their tutorials. And as part of that process, those of us who are members are volunteering to help make the samples and rewrite tutorials using up-to-date products. Today's project is one of the first that I made for this project. Introducing the Center … [Read more...] about This Easter Bunny is the Star!
Aloha, all! With all this time on my hands as I no longer have meetings or appointments scheduled every day (or so it seemed), I'm making cards. Are you surprised? Probably not. But I do have a LARGE stash of Stampin' Up! products and a LOT of people whom I don't get to see as much as I used to. Put those together, and my favorite card of late is one that says, "I miss you." The Botanical … [Read more...] about I Miss You!