Monday, June 25, 2012


Pearl 2012

Hello everyone I hope you had a wonderful week end. Here is my card for Color Me Creative Challenge #46. The challenge is time is all about BIG HAIR, it can be any color, any style but you image has to have a lot of HAIR. The challenge ends July 6, 2012. All you need to do is enter your card in the inlinkz and the gallery and you will be all set. Our sponsor for this challenge is Crafts and Me. The image that I’m using is called Kissy Fish.

Pearl left 2012
The designer paper is called Penelope and I sorry you can’t get it anymore because it is from The Angel Company that is out of business. Used die cut spellbinder labels 8 and magnolia doohickeys swirl on the inside. Rounded all the edges with the zutter rounder it all 1/2 inch. Cut  the circles out with my circle cutter. The flowers are from primas and the pearls are from say it bling.

Pearl right 2012

These are the copic markers I used to color my image.
Pearl marker

and here is the close up of the image.

Pearl close up

Remember you do not need to use copic markers. You can color your image with color pencils, water colors, pro markers or other alcohol markers. We look forward in seeing your card so join us at Color Me Creative challenge.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful week.


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Where in the World? Tutorial Diamond Origami fold card

HBA 2012 open
HBA 2012 front closed
Remember your card can have any kind of theme. Your finished card size is 4.50” by 4.25”.
12” by 12” sheet of firm Pattern card stock but not super heavy because they do not crease well.
Matching card stock

Score Pal
Glue or tape
image or stamp
Directions: 1. Cut the 12” by 12” pattern card stock to 11” by 11”. Lay your paper on the score pal, with the pattern side down and using the guide on the top and the left fold diagonally as shown in the photo below. Burnish the edges with the score tool.

2. Line up the folded edge of your paper to the top of your score pal and score at 3” and the 5.50” mark. Then flip the card stock over and do the same thing on the other side. Press firmly with your score tool as you will be going though two levels of paper. Score inward see below.

3. Line your card stock with the point facing the left edge and what I did to make it easier is I marked the 3.50 “ with a pencil lightly  by folding the 5.50” under the card on one side and flipped it over and marked the other side also and used my ruler to burnish the score line. See below.
You will fold that fold forward. Once that is done your card should look like this.

4. Look at the corners on the folded top you will see a small triangles on each side you need to cute those off.

Now it looks like this with all your folds and your corners cut.
5. We can now going to making the origami folds on each side of the folded corners but your fingers in between the two layers of paper and push the paper up to create a diamond shape, repeat on the other side.
You have all the folding done. Making sure all your edges match, if you do have and area that is not perfectly folded carefully trim those edges so that all your edges match because now we are going to start gluing or taping everything together. You make the card once and you will see how easy it is.
Please read this part first because if you do not have this right at this point you will have to start all over again. I know because I did it wrong and I had to start all over again. This is not hard but it is a matter of you knowing where you need to put your tape or glue.       
6. Open your card and tape or glue your card LOOK AT THE SAMPLE DO NOT TAPE OR GLUE THE AREA OF THE LEFT ORIGAMI FOLD.

I do hope you can see where I have written NO TAPE in the picture. As you are folding the card together carefully start at the center fold. This is the only tricky part.

make sure your right side is left open and does not fold together before you press the tape down because you want that to fold in as a diamond. See below.

As you fold your card together you will have an envelope shape with a diamond on the right side and a untapped diamond on the left as a place to hold down the top.
HBA 2012 front closed 

Now your basic card is finished and you can decorate any way you want. This is what I did with my card. I do hope you enjoy my card. You can also use it as an envelope and seal the front origami fold and mail it or give it to that special person.

HBA  2012 front right
Here is a couple of side views of the front of the card. That is Tim Holtz rosette and I added a flat button to the front of it.
HBA 2012 top upHBA 2012 front open

HBA 2012 open rightHBA 2012 open left
HBA close up

My image is from Cheryl Sesler Designs and the image is called fourth of July bear. I colored my image with copic markers. If you need to view my pictures just click on them and they will enlarge so you can see them much bigger.
Happy Birthday America markers

This is what the back of the card look like.
HBA back
I really did not add a lot of embellishments. Used 6 star brads 2 red, 2 blue and 2 silver them cut ribbon colors red, white and blue and added a different color star brad to each of the ribbons. Used some scraps of red and blue paper for the center cut them 4.25” by  4” and  4” by 3.75” and the image is cut 3.75” by 3.50”. The diamond folds are 2”.


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Go Pack Go!!

Go Pack Go 2012

Hello, everyone! We are now starting our challenge #13 for Cards for Men and the theme is sports with a sentiment. The challenge ends on July 1th, I can’t believe I’m saying July want happen to June, I sure DO NOT want this summer to fly by. My grandson Isaiah (14) came in yesterday (so happy) most of you know he lives in South Dakota and we only get to see him in the summer time. He is growing so fast and we are all so proud of him, ok that is all because I can go on and on, I love him so much. Not sure how many Green Bay Packer fan that come to my blog but these boys are just adorable and I know it is early for football but as you know I live in Wisconsin and we are Packer fan, their are a few exceptions but I only know a couple of them. Our sponsor for the challenge is Digital Delight.

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Go Pack Go right 2012

The dies used are memory box debutante frame, savannah border and CC designs cutter leaf branch. In the inside is spellbinders curved rectangles. Punches Martha Steward autumn branch and the grass.

Go Pack Go left 2012


Hope you can see the stamped area on the inside. Peachy Keen has this set of stamps called Packer 1 Phrases (PK850). That is where I got my sentiment and the cubs of cheese. Just in case you are interested they do have other Packer stuff. My images are from Sitchy stamps and they are called KK Oliver cheese head and KK Oliver game day.Go Pack Go markers


These are the copic’s used to color the images. Other inks used are distress ink mustard seed, StazOn Eden green and brilliance inks sky blue and ice blue. Here is the close up of the boys.

Go Pack Gp close up


I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by. I know this time of the year is a busy time for everyone. It has been for me. If I have not been by your blog I will be their, I’m trying to catch up. Have a wonderful week. Make someone's day and give them a smile and I’m sure they will smile back.


Friday, June 15, 2012

Just a little something

Hello everyone, I received a email and I want to share it with you. Her name is Elizabeth and she wanted to share with me that she made The Magic Card, the one I did a tutorial on back in April and she sent me the link to her blog so I could see her card. First of all I was so excited that she made the card it is so easy and turns out so stunning when you are done. With no surprise her card turned out so beautiful and she added two Magnolia images. I'm not going to tell you anymore because I would love for you to stop by Elizabeth's blog and see for yourself. Now if you stop by remember to leave some love.
Now if this is something new to you and you have not seen my tutorial on
The Magic Card just click here and it will bring you right to the tutorial.
I have done a lot of tutorials but if you do any of the card I do have please let me know and I would love to stop by.
I want to thank Elizabeth for letting me know,
Hugs, Patricia

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Zebra one of many animals

Zebra 2012

Happy Friday to everyone and I hope you all have a wonderful week end. Here at The Outlaw Twisted Thursday our challenge for this week is anything goes with the twist with a animal  theme. This is an unbelievable easy card. I have this zebra stamp from Embossing Arts, I used versa mark water mark ink and ultra fine embossing power from judi kins and heated it and I also did that to the edges. Added some layers of card stock and finished off the inside of the card and I was done. Here are a couple more views.

Zebra left 2012


Zebra right 2012

Here is a close up of the image. This is a beautiful stamp. So it would be nice if you could join us this week. Have you heard what is going on???  Are you ready to party? We are! Yet again we're partying at The Outlawz; this time we're celebrating you, our 2000+ members! The party is running June 24 – 30…….. There will be PRIZES and I mean LOTS of prizes… So keep these dates in mind and join us for some fun, games, challenges AND LOTS OF PRIZES….


Zebra close up

Thanks so much for stopping by have a wonderful week end.