SCS DECORATIVE CORNER CARD

Decorative_Corner_Card_300ELLO, ELLO, ELLO,  ah yes feeling a little british this am… I did post this card along with some other cards quite a while ago but I must say I didn’t give this card credit… I have used it a lot… maybe because as in my hints I said that she was correct that you could just use an 5 ½ x 8 ½  sheet of card stock and score it at 2, 4, 6, AND THEN ADHERE IT TOGETHER WITH THATHPIM8057_by_lacyquilter ½ STRIP.  Well I cut quite a few and scored them ahead so that I would have them when I needed them…. and that’s probably why I have used it so often… it was already ½ completed… lol…MARTHA STEWART I AM NOT… I am nothing if not the lazy stamper…SCS DECORATIVE CORNER CARDLet_s_Talk_Turkey_by_Clownmom

THE two above are samples from the decorative corner gallery of SCS…

 

my b day corner

my b day corner

front of my b day corner

front of my b day corner

Ha just noticed that what is actually an ANT brad…down by the writing looks like a mistake that was marked out…lol… its an ANT I promise….

So I am reposting it here and as I said I really use it a lot… in addition I will add that I rarely use her method of attaching the embellishment…again LAZY…I just adhere one side of the attachment to the base… if more than one attachment I adhere one on one side and the other on the other side… It works just fine …still folds flat and lots less effort… yes it will not stand out just from the point of the corner but I think it works just fine….

This the most recent one I did for a friend who loves GIRAFFES…the giraffe image is off the internet

giraffe corner

giraffe corner

kh giraffe corner

kh giraffe corner

standing

standing

so you can see when folded flat it fits envelope but standing I have one going one way and the smaller one going the other way….easy peasy…

EYE CANDY

BEACH ART BY ANDRES AMADOR..he isn’t writing words or letters like SUZI BRINGER but this is amazing and beautiful and gone with the tide… enjoy

AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY…wire headed cyber toad..aka kath

 

BEE SPINNER UPDATE

Just a quick note to tell you that I found those dots that make it so easy to make this card…

dots ...by Reflections

dots …by RECOLLECTIONS

I found them at Michaels, But they are probably also at Jo Ann’s…they are thicker than regular dots and they are round so they don’t need to be trimmed ..

ok that’s it not too exciting….and I could have added it to original blog but this way you will get a notice of it…enjoy…this is such a fun card.

kh bee spinner with pennies

kh bee spinner with pennies

REFLECTIONS foam dots

RECOLLECTIONS FOAM dots

SPEAKING OF SPINNERS…if you didn’t watch or catch the RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS last night here is a link to highlights from their qualifying…they have to compete using 4 different items… a ring( looks like hula hoop) a ball, clubs and ribbon… this is a long video but fast forward to one of them doing the ring… and at least one ribbon performance… simply amazing and so graceful..

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS

thanks for stopping by  wire headed cyber toad…aka kath

 

DAWN’S BEE SPINNER CARD

GUESS WHO

DID YA MISS ME… sorry we took our first cruise in about 25 yrs and the first one was just a 3 day…so this 7 day to alaska was amazing… and that’s why its been a while since I posted….pictures from trip under eye candy.  LMAO…. I actually got ahead of myself and we haven’t gone yet… so no photos and you have had no time to miss me…lol…

A COUPLE OF HUGE HINTS.

  1. IF you don’t have any of the long sticky foam strips from STAMPING UP… GET THEM… THEY WORK SO WELL WITH THIS… and if you look at the video from SCS you will see that they use them in the corners and that’s easier then trying to curve them…so check it out and they are worth every penny but they are not expensive.
  2. There are round dots that I might have gotten at the dollar store I’ll scan them and post them below but they work great for the dots BETWEEN the pennies and no trimming however I did just small pieces of foam tape for the top of the pennies didn’t want to waste the dots …if you have some dots they will work but you need to double them in order for them to have enough space to roll properly…
  3. I did all of my cards using the nesting circles but as SCS says you need about 3/8″ between the circle in order for the pennies to roll around properly… my last effort I got a little too big with outside circle…not enough space on the outside edges… give yourself at least ¼ inch on each side of the outside circle… just my suggestion…

DAWN’S BEE SPINNER CARD

DAWN'S BEE SPINNER

DAWN’S BEE SPINNER

IF you receive DAWN’S posts than you know she did this one a while ago and I have a thing for bee’s and frogs…so this really appealed to me…plus rather than it just going across the card it goes around…pretty cool and yes of course SU has dies that but this for you but if you have circle dies already you can make your one..just make sure there is about ½” space between the circles and if you don’t have the magnetic platform then use a piece of light tack tape to hold them in place then just cut… WHEN I HAVE THE TIME…I plan to do this one with a FROG in the center and a bug/mosquito, fly going around the outside….and inside probably something like may all your wishes come true…lol…also just a HINT but at either JOANN’S or Michael’s K and company has a great packet of WINNIE THE POOH that has bee hive and bees in it….in case you don’t have stamps or want to cut them out if you… they are out of heavy cards stock too.

Ok I made the individual circles work… I use the outside circle that measured 2 ¾ inches and the inside circle was 2″.  I had round foam dots so I used them ..they came in two sizes and it turned out that you want the smaller one for the two pennies…or it won’t roll /spin well… so about ¼ inch round not the half inch…my frog was a big large but my mosquito on the small 1″ circle works just fine…. so play with what you have and see what you can come up.

kh spinner frog front

kh spinner frog front

kh frog spinner inside

kh frog spinner inside

 

SCS CIRCLE SPINNERSurprise… the SCS..posted the same card but they used the circle dies … and just taped them down as I suggested if you don’t have the magnetic plate…. this was cute and just showing you that you can use all kind of different stamps with this…

SCS circle spinner

SCS circle spinner

You will notice that they also used a square card rather than rectangle which does give you a bit more space to put the images and have them roll around….My second one was for a little girl that loves the movie FROZEN… so I have a snow flake spinning around the outside…pretty sure she is going to think this is amazing… she is only gonna be 3…so pretty easy to impress but she will also probably remove the penny…lol.. here is my FROZEN

KH spinner with snowflake and Frozen

KH spinner with snowflake and Frozen

 

kh bee spinner with pennies

kh bee spinner with pennies

kh inside bee spinner

kh inside bee spinner

 

dots ...think they came from walmart

dots …think they came from walmart

EYE CANDY

SUBLIME TANGLEthis is a nice video of another form of ZENTANGLE and how to make it happen … I am sure a lot of you don’t need to be shown how to make a pattern but I do… so if you struggle with Zentangles this might be the video for you…

AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY… wire headed cyber toad…aka kath

 

 

 

 

 

FLAP FOLD card with Dawn

GREETINGS..this has been on my draft pile for quite a while but its still so cute and I liked it especially because it almost just uses scraps….just a quarter sheet of cards stock for the base then smaller for surface and then scraps for the front pieces… watch the video and then go make something…FLAP FOLD CARD

Dawn's flap fold

Dawn’s flap fold

two versions of flap fold

two versions of flap fold

This card will work best with small short sayings….there is not room for a long or large quote…although she makes it a birthday …it will be great as a THANK YOU..OR A HELLO if you need more space you can always write a note on the back of the base card…As I said part of the reason that I like this card so much is due to the fact that it doesn’t open and close like a regular… it doesn’t take much to amuse me…lol…

I also like the fact that it gives you an opportunity to use up some small scraps of paper that you may really like but now you don’t have enough of it left to make an actual card….

I also have a very small snail die and I think cutting out a small snail for on the front of the card and then on the inside I would write ( have to hand write it as I don’t have a stamp that says it) YOU’VE GOT MAIL….I LOVE THAT SENTIMENT…then on the back you can write a slightly longer note with whatever you want to say to your recipient.

These posts are shorter but this is due to HEY ITS SUMMER….and the outside is calling even if its only to go lazy about on the deck and read a good book..watch the birds feed and watch the squirrels and crows and Stellar jays fight over the peanuts… then every so often we get several BANGTAILED PIGEONS..which I must say give meaning to the term BIRDBRAIN…they appear to be the dumbest bird I have ever seen…I am convinced they have no idea of their body size ( they are quite a big bird..approximately

BAND TAILED PIGEONS are approximately 14 inches tall….which does make them a large bird who might be trying to land in a birdbath only to find that they have splashed all the water out…my little song birds (Chicadee’s, Goldfinches, Nuthatches and Purple finches…etc ) look at them like WHAT THE HELL… dude you now no one can drink…

BAND TAILED PIGEON

BAND TAILED PIGEON

The STELLAR JAY…is very aware of his size and regularly challenges the squirrels as well as the Crows… he is so vibrant that while many consider his loud and screechy cry annoying, I think that his color is so impressive that I don’t mind the noise….He is also a rather large bird approximately 11.5 inches tall.

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Ok I am sure you have had enough of my nature studies but I do love my birds and my friend Stuart Feil says I should have a sign that says Nature Sanctuary.  I am not sure about that but WHOA to the cat that thinks he can grab a meal from my back yard….I am a pretty good shot with my slingshot…Please don’t think I don’t like cats…I do but I think the if you have a cat you have a responsibility to keep them in your yard or in your house your neighbors should not have to deal with them…. My closest neighbor does have a cat that just runs loose but one day I took a shot at it with my slingshot and a marble …the marble hit the wall in the back and shattered right underneath where the cat was slinking… I am happy to say it scared the pooh out of the cat and we now seem to have an understanding the cat will stroll down the hill behind our house and there is a line of bricks on the approximate property line and the cat will look at me as if to say…hey I get it I am on my side of the yard… no way would I even think of coming over to your side no matter how many birds I see over there….lol….anyway a truce has been formed and we seem to be able to keep it…

EYE CANDY…. I promised you a link to the WINNING AND BEST OF SHOW site for this years GRACEFUL ENVELOPE…ENJOY…

SALLY PENLEY'S BEST OF SHOW

SALLY PENLEY’S BEST OF SHOW

 EYE CANDY

This one on Youtube…starts out and you think well just some statues…but CHECK IT OUT….stay to the end its a huge surprise…. and amazing…MODERN ART

AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY…wire headed cyber toad…aka kath

 

DAWN’S SPILT TOP BOX

GREETINGS…

First I want to say that there may be less postings in the coming months my time is getting busier and busier and I am finding less time to tell and not enough time to do…. so don’t be alarmed if you don’t get e mails for posts it will most likely be because I didn’t post…lol..

I loved this box and in fact I think I like it even better than her BIRTHDAY IN A BOX…and the reason is the box is bigger…so I am going to get a helium(UNFILLED)balloon and also some latex balloons and a few more candles and still make the little cake using the battery tea light…. and stick a card in it also…. then put the whole kit into one of the small priority flat rate boxes… and off it goes …what a treat for the person receiving…if you know how old they are you might at dollar store or party store even find the numeral candles for their age or just use 39 AGAIN… LOVE IT…

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Dawn’s SPLIT TOP BOX… LOVE THAT STRAWBERRY PAPER…here is photo of the one I just did for my sister in law…IMG_0438

my birthday in a box

my birthday in a box

I even had  a little battery tea light that made a tiny cake …like Dawn showed in her BIRTHDAY IN A BOX … and best of all it did all fit in the small FLAT Rate Priority Mail box.

I found star candles and made the tiny cake…

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anyway I just loved it… and think she will too… my niece her daughter is picking up a real cake for her as a surprise… I called the local grocery/bakery and ordered her favorite cake…all the way to FLORIDA…..and my niece will pick it up for her birthday…

SO the box is easy but the layers and the printout that DAWN GIVES are not…. the layer paper for the designer paper is just fine but I found her recipe for the black layers was very confusing so I wrote them down when I FINALLY GOT THEM cut correctly and here they are THIS IS JUST THE BASIC BLACK LAYER :

FRONT TOP CUT 2…4 ¼ X 2 ½                    designer… 3 ¾ x 2 (2)

OVER LAP TOP CUT ONE…3 ¾ X 3 ¼         designer….3 ¼ X 3 (1)

END SIDES CUT 2….4 ¼ X 1 ¼                    designer…..3 ¾ x ¾ (2)

FRONT AND BACK  CUT  4…. 2 ½ X 1 ¼     designer…. 2 x ¾ (4)

INSIDE BLACK LAYER…CUT ONE   5 X 4     designer……4 ½  x 3 ¾

then just so you know each layer of designer paper gets cut approx ½ inch smaller on each side… her layout and measurements are probably all the same but I found that those directions for the BASIC BLACK..BB…WERE JUST TO HARD TO FOLLOW…

now my HUGE HINT..IS CUT ALL THOSE PIECES BOTH BLACK LAYER AND THE DESIGNER PAPERS AS WELL AS THE BASIC BOX…before you start to assemble or you will be jumping up and down 50 times …. and it will take a lot longer to make the box.. But if you have all the pieces cut it goes to gather really quick…. and I do like it even more than the first little birthday box you had us make.

EYE CANDY

FLOWING INK ARTI use stamps because I can’t draw so this video left me spellbound cause I can’t image how she sees these images as they just flow from her brush… amazing

HUMMER SWARM.. these are not US hummingbirds but it is still amazing and when I watch my one or two stop by to feed I am jealous of this guy with his swarming like bees..

THAT’S ALL FOLKS…AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY...wire headed cyber toad aka kath

 

MODIFIED Z FOLD ” WILD RIDE” DAWN

GREETINGS…

If you follow Dawn, you probably know by now that due to having a million in sales this past year she got to design her own stamp set and she did it with Motor cycle stuff specifically HARLEY stuff…. the bike I believe is like her husbands and is a HARLEY CLASSIC.. anyway we made a card a few posts back using the images to make a shaker card… I have a friend actually a couple of friends who ride Harleys and so I bought this set and loved her MODIFIED Z FOLD WILD RIDE.

DAWN'S WILD RIDE MODIFIED Z FOLD

DAWN’S WILD RIDE MODIFIED Z FOLD

THE orange one above is a vertical card but the two shown below are the same fold but done in a horizontal format…

Dawn's Z fold gift card holder with her WILD RIDE SET

Dawn’s Z fold gift card holder with her WILD RIDE
SET

Either way I think you will enjoy this set and the card… again I made one just like the orange on in a vertical format but again I mail it before I took photos….I don’t seem to be able to stop myself…but I am pretty sure its because I am always down to the deadline to get it in the mail. I do think sometimes It would be good I if I did one that looked different…

Now I recently went to the Ocean ( the Pacific) and while we had a nice time I must admit that the beach was pretty barren….here are just a few of the photos that I took while we were there….

beach at QUINAULT RESORT AND CASINO

beach at WESTPORT  near Jetty

couple of things to notice A) it was overcast…B) HUGE CROWD…lol

 

dead Dungeness crab

dead Dungeness crab

this one was taken at ocean shores and I am not sure but this one looks like they might have died happy…. lol

huge driftwood

huge driftwood

The was the only piece of driftwood for as far as the eye could see so it did make me a little sad that folks were burning against it… but its legal thought there is firewood to purchase and its pretty cheap…

my sad calligraphic efforts at the beach ...

my sad calligraphic efforts at the beach …

in my defense my stick was too long and I need to get a shorter one its not SUZI BERINGER’S letters  but still it was fun..

EYE CANDY This is some incredible art work all made out of drywall… who knew there was such a think as DRYWALL ART

AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPING BY….wire headed cyber toad…aka kath

 

CENTER PANEL EASEL(DAWN)

GREETINGS ONE AND ALL…

Well I should have posted this after I posted the one by Janis Blevins…or maybe before… But you know that saying about hindsight…anyway better late than never….there are two different versions here but I still think that Janis’s version is the easiest but these are unique also.

 

DAWN’S CENTER PANEL EASEL VIDEO….I love this again its a standing card so of course that to me makes it extra special.. this is like the 2nd or 3rd or even 4th example of an easel card…there are round ones and now this one is sorta square/rectangle…no matter its very cute and easy to do…also I haven’t suggested this in a while but this is good one to cut several cards while you are watching tv at night then slip them into a protective sheet along with measurements and then away you go…. they are ready quick and easy when you need a birthday card…thank you or get well… or even just thinking of you of missing you…. so TIP:  PRINT JUST THE OPENING PAGE (1) of Dawn’s video page then write the measurements on that page …this way you have a picture of card as well as the measurements for it…. and use that same protector sheet to store your extras…

MY center fold using Dawn's pattern

MY center fold using Dawn’s pattern

my center fold standing

my center fold standing

my center fold using stamping school vertical

my center fold using stamping school verticaL

Folded flat

Folded flat

 

This one is made using a small Z fold to make the easel part of the card but it quick and easy and my card does not open it says it all on the front and under the flap,…but that’s up to you.

EYE CANDY

MOTHER DAUGHTER ART....this was so delightful and amazing…the daughter draws a scribble and then the Mom using the scribble makes a painting out of it…. There are more of them on You Tube so check it out….

EAGLE FLIGHT IN DUBAI this is the most amazing video… the highest building 2700 ft and they turn an eagle lose and he has to fly down and find his trainer… you won’t believe it…lovely view of the city too…and very smooth …bet it was done with a GO PRO video camera…check it out ….stretch your wings and pretend you can fly…

2 FOR 1…4 fold card…SCS AND DAWN

YIPES.. you won’t believe this but both DAWN AND SCS…had a post on how to do this card and I did make one then forgot to copy it and now its at my daughter’s as I gave it to her for birthday….DUH…this is what happens when you are under the gun to “GET ER DONE” and then you dash out the door to celebrate and forget to take photo…. I am going to try another and this time maybe I’ll remember to scan it for the blog..

DAWN’S 4 FOLD CARD so here is Dawn’s image and the link to her video…6a00d8341c09ea53ef01b8d192facb970c-450wi

ok this was pretty simple just takes a little time to cut the four panels…but its not that hard… and they line up pretty easy if you are careful with your cutting…. you can even use your soapstone pencil ( available at sewing stores or amazon of course) and after you cut the first one you can lay it on each of the other panels and draw the circle or whatever ever shape you want on it so that you cut them each in the same spot…you can then rub the soapstone mark off with a paper towel or just leave it as its on the side that eventually gets glued together so no one will ever see it when the card is finished…. AS DAWN SAYS “LOVE IT”…

 

SCS FOUR FOLD CARD…this is basically the exact same card with ONE DIFFERENCE..they cut four images to hang in the center…I think this was over kill…you really can’t see them unless you make an effort to open them… I think just two back to back works just fine and because it is lighter in weight will flip a little more easily… but I also want ed to show you this one so you could see that you can use the heart shape for valentines  so it doesn’t have to be a circle but for the heart or any other shape you will need nesting dies so that one in hanging position has room to move a little…

SCS 4 FOLD WITH 4 INSERTS AS WELL

SCS 4 FOLD WITH 4 INSERTS AS WELL

WITH the one that I forgot to scan…I was using one of the round TIM HORTON birds so I did use the die cut for it after I water colored it with the inktense pencils ..then I use a  wobble spring and stuck onto a circle that fit in the center of my cut out on the back side I just used HAPPY BIRTHDAY ..then as you can see in the video this will fold mostly flat to mail ..but it will need the extra postage if you are mailing it…. ok…

WELL I am sure you have discovered that the was started back in Jan as that is when both SCS and DAWN posted them……they are so cute and I do like them and yeah sorry I didn’t finish the blog sooner but what I can tell you is that life happens…

I think you should give them a try and while you can cored you might have handy you can use fishing line or even dental floss just make sure that you seal it down on the card stock so that it holds or you will have to send a note with your card that says …some assembly required..

EYE CANDY….

This first one is just so amazing I had to hunt hard to find this off of FB so I could share it with if you have ever gone to a grocery or a Trader Joe’s grocery and been in awe of the chalk board art you are going to love these.  CHALK BOARD ART actually I couldn’t find to share but if you are on FB…in the search box type SECRET CHALKBOARD ART….SORRY…

HAND MADE PAPER this is a great short video on making paper by hand and if you have never done it its interesting….

NAT GEO VIDEO This is a great short video various wild animal shots… always exceptional..

HANDWRITINGhttp://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/07/the-art-of-handwriting/488963/ check this out ….remember when we use to WRITE letters…

well guess that’s it for this post… AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY… wire headed cyber toad…aka kath

 

 

 

 

Watercolor technique with Dena Rekow

GREETINGS ONE AND ALL…

Hi there I stumbled on this video with Dena and I liked the idea because I do like to create textures and images in the background  but I like them to be subtle and this is subtle at least in the video its very subtle in fact its so subtle the you almost can’t see it in the yellow but it does show up better in the blue.. DENA‘S WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUE

In addition I wanted to mention that this is messy and she comments on the but I have a friend that would have stopped the video right there and gone NO WAY….she will not try anything that gets her hands dirty…so my suggestion is rubber gloves if you have nice nails or are going somewhere where you don’t want your hands to look as if you have been digging in the dirt with them rubber gloves are a great option…also keeping a baby wipe handy will allow you to clean off your hands quickly but my friend doesn’t want it on there to begin with so gloves or use a par of tweezers to hold the piece of paper or make it larger and leave some white space to hold onto then trim it down when you are finished…just some other options..

RENA'S WATER IMAGE

RENA’S WATER IMAGE

This was the best I could get in the way of visual from the YouTube video..but the video does do a great job of explaining what and how to do this…however a couple of things…she is inking up plane smooth white paper…. she says it won’t work with water color paper and if in fact she didn’t try it on hot press  I think she is right as cold press water color paper has is own texture and if the image is a very fine line it won’t show up very with against the texture so smooth paper is probably best.

Also she is using stamp pads to get her ink not really water color although the die pads are water based inks but don’t try this with pigment ink pads as I really don’t think they will work however, to make sure I am going to try to use some pigment ink as well as some gelatos .. I do like the GELATOS and think they will work well but again the only way to be sure is to try…. so if you have something you want to try with this like if you want to use real watercolors… I suggest that you do use HOT PRESS watercolor paper WHICH you will most likely have to buy in a large sheet and cut up as it doesn’t really come in pads. Not sure you really want to know all of this but using actual water and you would need a bit to get the colors to blend together is more than likely going to eat the surface off the smooth card stock so w/c paper HOT PRESS would be best… the GELATOS don’t need water to move them around you can do it using you finger and baby wipe…in fact I think they blend easier with the baby wipe then with the water…

I ALSO think that the KROME COAT (slick shiny ) card stock with work with this technique and it may in fact even show up better… I am going test all of these and will show you some samples of each .

I did want you to know though that she does have a blog and so she may have given you some idea of the papers she use there but I was reading the comments on the video and she said there that she use the SU white card stock.

Here however, are my attempts and while I agreed subtle was my choice… I could not make this work period… except with the embossing which really didn’t work to remove ink just raised the images so you could see them better …. then finally after multiple attempts I got some real watercolors out and painted them on the Kromecoat (slick) paper and got a it to work just a little but they were words and you can’t really read them… frankly this we a bust for me…. but I don’t have stamping up paper nor their stamp pads so that may be the reason…please if you try this and it works will you please send me some samples vie e mail kathharney@gmail.com so that I can share them but I am done trying…. once I reach the frustration level …that’s it for me I am done… still the idea is good just can’t make it work with my supplies and I don’t want to spend the $$ to get SU paper and ink… i spend enough on their stamps…lol

w:c technique kh

The top is the piece I tried with wet embossing template and as I said all it seems to do is emboss…doesn’t remove any color….the strip at the bottom with my first attempt with ink and then spritz stamp and stamp and dry with embossing gun… and as you can see nada, zip , nothing…. a total bust..

kromecoat paper

kromecoat paper

again the to is with same ink and same stamp and I got nothing….. the bottom ( red) was done with water colors on the KROMECOAT paper and then wet the stamp and then stamp and dry with embossing gun… that worked a little… again probably just a little too subtle for my taste…. ok guys that’s it  from her…. check out her video and then you can  also go to her web site and get more info….

EYE CANDY…THE PRESENTthis is a short award winning video the note I saw of FB said that as soon as it was screened the people/person responsible for creating it was offered a job with DISNEY/PIXAR…as with many things on FB not sure if its true but it the animation is fabulous and the story while short is very cute… and in addition I saw another post about a little girl receiving a doll that was created just for her…its along the same lines as she had lost one leg and the doll while it looked like any other doll had one human type leg and one prosthetic…which also seemed to make her quite happy…

anyway enjoy and AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY...wire headed cyber toad aka kath.

 

 

 

 

 

DAWN’S TRIPLE TIER SLIDER CARD

OK we had terrible wind storm( back when I was writing this ) and I had no power for a day and ½ so I am behind… but all is well and we are up and running again…and I skipped over this one just cause at first glance I thought it looked too complicated..then later running on battery I watched the video and saw that while slightly complicated she made it easy with the video…and besides you know I love cards that are interactive and apparently so does she…I just love her giggle…6a00d8341c09ea53ef01b8d14b52b5970c-250wiso do watch it..I promise its easier than it looks…

DAWN’S TRIPLE TIER SLIDER CARD

I didn’t have any of those stamps but you can make up your on background stamps and I did like the idea that all of the background was the same design and the same color…I think this really works best to tie the card together…then I have so many birthday stamps ( only out numbered but the Halloween stamps…lol) that I thought I try first a birthday and then a HALLOWEEN ONE.. of course its coming….

HUGE HINT..She does show you all of this but its not on the page with the cutting measurements…so I find that its helpful to have all the pieces on there I am sure she just forgot…. When you go to her video …you are going to see that on the printed info she didn’t give you the sizes of the base cards for the slider part…so in her case the large base is basic black cut at 4 ½ x 11 5/8  scored at 3 7/8 from the end then fold the other end in to meet that score line… then follow the video

then the medium slide part is cut at 3 1/8 x 10 ¼ and scored at 3 3/8 from one end and then again fold the other end in to meet the first score line… 

LASTLY the slider mechanism itself you need to cut 2 at ½ inch x 2 ½ …

Ok NOW you have all the measurements and you are good to go with cutting and assembly of the slider card….Ha… sometimes I am just crazy… she does have all of these measurements on her sheet but they are in the reverse order and I didn’t pick up on that….so now you have two times…. and

As I mentioned it is difficult or maybe complicated is the word …you are not going to want to do 50 of them at one time but once you have the pieces cut and the slits cut …its pretty quick to assemble…. Hope my tip was helpful and that you will enjoy trying this card….it took me well over an hour to make the first one and i had to go back and look at video at least twice but the second one only took about ½ hour so it does get easier… lol..and if you didn’t use pattern paper it would be easier too as some of my patterns had to be recut cause they were running the wrong direction… oh well it was fun and they both look great I think as I have two 4th birthdays….

kh 4th 3 layer

kh 4th 3 layer 1

kh 4th 3 layer 3

EYE CANDY…As summer marches along… I spend more and more time standing at kitchen window watching these little guys buzz around like bees and this video is not in the states and so the hummers are larger than the ones we see but still just amazing to watch…HUMMERS

AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY...wire headed cyber toad …aka kath