Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thankgiving, and be thankful for our friends.




Just wanted to wish you and your family's a wonderful Thanksgiving. Just a couple of cards I would like to share with you. Thought you might enjoy seeing them. As the time goes by so fast and before we know it will be 2010, just can not believe it just seem like it just started 2009. Have a wonderful day my friends and be safe.
Hugs.The bottom card was inspired by great impressions.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tea bag folding Christmas Tree's


This is a fun card to make and if you like folding this is the card for you.

closer view.

3in by 3 in.

I show you each fold. So follow all the steps on the folds.

next fold.

next.

this is what the inside will look like.

will look like this.

and this.

I inside will look like.

next step.

fold to the center.

and again.

this is what the folds is.

another view.

this how you place the layers. Building the tree.

Slide the larger one under the smaller one. Then glue together.

I want to share with everyone how to make these wonderful Tea Bag Christmas Tree's. Last year I made a lot of them, and had to share with everyone, that was a card maker the instruction. I used THIN Christmas 12 by 12 sheets of craft paper. This is what it takes to make just one tree. So you can get a lot of trees out of one sheet of 12 by 12 craft paper. Cut (1) 3 by 3 inches, cut (1) 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches, cut (1) 2 by 2 inches, cut (1) 1 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches.

Now you are ready to start folding, if you have done tea bag folding this is going to be real easy for you, if you have not done any tea bag folding just take it slow it's really not that hard.

Step (1) OK start out with the 3 by 3, fold in half, turn paper fold in half again, done.

Step (2) fold from one corner to the other, turn paper and fold the other corner to the other, done.

Step (3) This is the tricky step hold you paper in your hand and what I do is push the folds together now it looks like + (kinda). Now if you lay it down and put the sides together you will have a triangle pointing away from you. You will have two layers of paper, take the top layer of paper and fold to the middle, there will be a fold down the middle so bring that fold to that line and do the same on the other side. Now you will have a triangle with two folds toward the middle kind of popping up. YOU DID IT!!!!!

Now do the same thing with the other (3) sizes of paper. I sure hope you understand these instructions. It not leave a message in the comment area and I will answer any question you have. Now putting the tree together. I put the tree together before I put it on the card, I started with the bottom. Remember to tuck the triangle point a little into the above layer of the tree then glue that down just the area that is under the tree add your next layer of tree and so forth. When your tree is all together now you can put it on your card only glue the back layer of the tree you want it to have a full look. Now embellish you tree anyway you want. Use Stickles glitter glue, stickers, punch out small ornaments, make it sparkle, add a tree top. If you want your tree to be bigger just add some more squares by 1/2 inches. It is all up to you.


AA PATRICIA ST MARTIN - SIGNATURE

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Now let's do the dance of joy!


Today in Wisconsin it does not look like this... It would be nice. I guess it is the wrong time of the year. This digit is from The Stamping Boutique, Tracey did a wonderful job creating her. She is a little girls that you can do so much with. I could see her dancing all over the world. I colored her with copic markers. Her background I added with so many different stamps and I am sorry but these are stamps I have had for sooo many years (I unmounted almost all my stamps)and I can't remember what the company's are (sorry). I do know the tree branch on the right is from Stampscapes but that's all I know. I punched the corners to frame her in with one of Stampin up punches. Added some flower soft, and lavender glitter for her dress. Colored the hummingbird with Spica glitter pens. Punched out a tiny flower for her hair. Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy her.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Ella and Peaches.... I have put the direction for making this "Stand Up" Card here........





This is one of Mo Manning Digi. I think this called "The Stand Up Card". It was really easy to make. Take one 12x12 sheet and cut 5 1/2 x 12. Score 2 1/4 & 2 1/4 on one side and 2 1/4 & 2 1/4 on the other side. So your middle is 4 inches. From each of the ends go up 2 1/2 inches mark the back with a pencil. On the back take your pencil and draw a line from your mark to your second score line and do that on both sides. Now you can cut those ends off. When you fold your card, the score line that is next to the front of the card fold back and the next score line folds forward. I hope you understand the instructions.

I used basic card stock and some scraps I had left over. I punched out some flowers with EK Success flower punch and put them together with some brads I had. I colored everything with Copic Markers.