GREETINGS FROM THE GREAT PACIFIC NORTHWEST… AND HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO
Mt. Rainier at sunrise.
Seattle night with the Wheel
space needle and the blood moon
Mt Rainier at Edith creek and or Myrtle Falls
YES…I am home where my heart lives…as I said on my Graceful Envelope this year…this is truly where I think I am supposed to be… just love the mountains, Seattle , the beaches all of it.. but enough I am starting to sound like RICK STEVES..lol on to card making…
Dawn’s twist turn
Dawn’s twist turn grad card.
DAWN’S TWIST TURN If this looks familiar it should I THINK I posted this from SPLITCOAST STAMPERS and they were calling it SIDE SPRING CARD… I am pretty sure that I suggested you cut them and score them ahead of time so that you would have them ready for embellishment when ever you needed them. Any way this is very cute and I am sure you’ll enjoy it… Duplex paper Pin Wheels SCS PINWHEEL CARD This is just the funest… wait don’t think thats a word..but this is really a fun card… It does look most impressive with duplex paper /card stock but not too heavy… watch the video to make sure you understand about which side you want to be the pin wheel part….now the first thing you are going to say after looking at video is I DON’T HAVE THE STAMPIN UP SCORE BOARD AND DIAGONAL INSERT… well don’t disappear which she tells you how to do it using a pencil and ruler… another SCS member says hey try using your ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD... a lot of us have that and it does allow you to make the diagonal scores not all the way to the edge but close enough to cut out the triangles… now DON’T TRY using the punch part to cut out the triangles…that won’t work…they are not deep enough and the folds won’t fold properly so after you score the 4 sides go ahead and using your scissors cut out the triangles then using whatever score board you have score the flaps at 1″ mark fold staring at the bottom and going counter clock wise all around then tuck in the last one just like on a box top… For the PUNCH board line your first corner up at the 3 3/8″ and DON’T PUNCH just score rotate and repeat for each of the 4 corners then using whatever score board you have score at the one inch mark ..fold , tuck and TA DAH …pin wheel…
envy punch board score at 3 3/8 ” rotate and repeat
punch board 3 3/8″
Ok now you say well I don’t have the ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD either.. no problem You can also use your MARTHA STEWART SCORE BOARD with the triangle insert for making envelopes… just put your triangle insert into the score board and slide it all the way to top left side… then lay you 8″ square with one side ( doesn’t matter where you start you will still have 4 sides) against the bottom of the triangle then SCORE ALONG THE 3 ½” LINE ROTATE THE SQUARE AND REPEAT FOR EACH OF THE 4 sides… REMEMBER THAT THE TRIANGLE NEEDS TO SLIDE ALL THE WAY UP TO THE TOP OF THE SCORE BOARD ON THE LEFT SIDE AGAINST THE EDGE. I JUST REALIZED THAT IN THIS PHOTO I DO NOT HAVE MINE SHOVED ALL THE WAY UP TO THE TOP….. SO DO AS I SAY NOT AS I SHOW…..LMAO…it should be up at the top then score at 3 ½…
3 ½ INCH MARK SCORE DOWN
CUT OUT THE 4 SMALL TRIANGLES ON THE PAGE as per the video THEN REMOVE THE TRIANGLE and score each of the 4 flaps at the same 1″ mark.. fold and then tuck and again you have a lovely pin wheel. If you don’t have or can’t find duplex paper that you like or that is thick enough you can use designer paper and cut 4 strips ¾ ” wide by 4 inches long and adhere them to the flaps before you tuck them into the box top shape. Of course you might be thinking …hey she has the punch board, the Martha Stewart score board and we know she has the SCOR-PAL… huge sigh… yes yes I have them all… but with good reason… the SCOR -PAL is my favorite but unless you have gone out there and got the new one…it doesn’t have enough score marks…so with my trusty Michael’s or JoAnn’s coupon ( i don’t remember now which) I got the Martha Stewart score board a long time ago ..but it does come in handy from time to time since it scores every 1/8th ”
gray card done on Martha Stewart board…yellow white card done on punch board
You will notice that I cut the diagonal the wrong way on one of the gray flaps… I like to show you my mistakes too so you know that none of us are perfect…
ANOTHER TIP… Be careful with the both the scoring tools on the PUNCH BOARD and also on MARTHA STEWARTS BOARD… both of them can easily punch thru your card stock if its not very heavy and really heavy stock is hard to fold… a real CATCH 22.
Well I think that’s all for this post…. I hope you enjoy both of them and that you will continue to check out my blog… AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY...wire headed cyber toad…aka kath
WHINING SESSION… I have to add this but I did put it at the very bottom in case you just aren’t interested… the wire headed cyber toad well I earned that title ever since we got back… my TV wasn’t working then our computers are still not 100% and we can’t for the life of us figure out what is the problem… we headed out for a shopping trip a few days ago and came out from lunch to find we had flat tire…and that took forever….my hubby didn’t want my help in getting my big ( 4 ft tall ) fountain out of garage and you guessed it fell off the dolly and broke… he broke my smaller one the year before which is how I got the one he just broke ….he felt so bad of course that he took me to fountain place and of course they had NONE…. expecting a couple of truck loads some time this month…. ;(….I was beginning to think that coming back early was not a good thing…. but I have this wonderful arbor in back yard and there is wisteria growing over the top of it and every year we see it and it gets bigger and it is always very full and lush…however, we assumed for some reason it just never blooms…but this year we returned in April and TA DAH… it was covered in blooms turns out it blooms better each April… kinda like that ” if a tree fell in forest and there was no one to hear it would it make a sound” based on my wisteria I answer with a RESOUNDING YES!!.
ALSO April is the month that the Pink Dogwood’s are in full bloom and they are beautiful…see for yourself below…
LOVELY PINK DOGWOOD
my bottom line is SPRING IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST IS FABULOUS…