Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
It is Fall, and there is no doubt about it, school is back in session. This is a collection of bookmarks and a fancified pencil, from which you will be able to choose your project when you attend either the College CARE package camp or the Back To School class. Pretty cute stuff, you might not want to give away. Okay, you can make one for your student and make an even nicer one for yourself!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
It seems like every time I open the newspaper, there is an article about empty-nesters or college move-in or something along these lines. My DD is part of this year's crop of freshman, and it is a major adjustment. I hope you can join me for the class I am preparing, when we will make loads of fun things to fill a CARE package to send off to someone we love that is away for school. Although my student is a girl, all the items will be designed with guys in mind, so I will need to know if you are working on projects for a girl or a guy. This is a little banner with her name on it, or her shortened version of her name. She is named after her Grandma Genevieve, but everyone calls her Gen. I was thinking we could put "study time" on a banner, or "Party time" or "quiet time" but girls definitely like to see their name in print! This would work well in a dorm room, an apartment, or in any bedroom, not necessarily for a college CARE package! Check your calendar and compare it to mine and let me know if my dates work for you or if you would like to schedule an alternate time to work together.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
While attending the Stampin' Up! convention I participated in an extra event for demonstrators. We spent one of our free evenings learning new techniques we can use to make cards and other projects. I was allowed to demonstrate the box pleats seen on this card. It was loads of fun and I think the evening was a great success. I promised to post the details so participants wouldn't have to take lots of notes, so here we go. . .
I used an entire sheet of 12" x 12" DS paper . I scored the 12 x 12, then cut it into 1.5 strips.
Score: These are the actual locations, not the distance from one mark to the other: .25" .5" .75" 1" 1.75" 2" 2.75" 3" 3.75" 4" 4.75" continuing at the inch and inch + .75 all the way across the 12" width of the paper. The first three measures are to wrap around the edge onto the back of the card, but putting a pleat at the very edge of the card.
Fold: usually we "fan" fold, creating alternating "mountains" and "valleys." But to create "box" pleats, you must fold "mountain" "valley" "valley" "mountain" "mountain" "valley" "valley" "mountain" and continue across the length of the DS.
I used sticky strip tape to hold the pleats to the card, by applying the tape all the way across the 12" strip of DSP after softening the folds.
Then apply sticky strip to your 1/4"grosgrain, and stretch the grosgrain across the top of the pleats.
There was about an inch left over at the opposite side of the card to wrap around to the back.