Everything ABC’s ~ Letter H

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!!!

ABC's Blog BadgeThis week we will be featuring the letter “H”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “H” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from LINDA NORMAN’S Blog then you are in the right place.   The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating consultants at the bottom of this post.

For my “H” project I decided to make a graduation HAT card (okay it is really a cap but it is still a form of a hat 😉 ).  I saw a tutorial on how to make one on a Stampin Up score board so I decided to design one using our Close to My Heart Scoreboard.  Start with a 4 1/4″ by 9 3/4″ piece of Black Cardstock.

Step 1 ~  Step 1 ~ Graduation Hat Card ~ CatScrapbooking.comBy making this score mark the area to the right is now what I will be referring to as the “short” side.

Step 2 ~ Step 2 ~ Graduation hat tutorial ~ CatScrapbooking.comStep 3 ~ Step 3 ~ Graduation Hat Tutorial ~ CatScrapbooking.comStep 4 ~ Step 4 ~ Graduation Hat Tutorial ~ CatScrapbooking.comStep 5 ~ Step 5 ~ Graduation Hat tutorial ~ CatScrapbooking.comStep 6 ~ Step 6 ~ Graduation hat Tutorial ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is how it turned out~

Graduation Card ~ Fun Fold ~ Congrats ~ CatScrapbooking.comWhen you open it looks like this~

Graduation Hat Card inside ~ CatScrapbooking.comThe lower white cardstock is actually a pocket so you can include money or a gift card.

Here is the full list of supplies used:

Now it is time to hop on over to LAUREN MOORE’s BLOG and see what she has created for you today.

Here is the full list of participants in case you get lost.

Happy Crafting!

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August Stamp of the Month Hop ~ Framed

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring August’s stamp of the month ~Framed (S1508) a set of 12.

AugustIf you are coming here from  BRENDA LAPP’s Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE. This month we have approximately 48 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

10580861_10207028967868881_472514074485065073_oThis stamp of the month is extra special as it features cuts from the BRAND NEW CTMH Cricut Cartridge ARTISTRY!!  Starting today you can order this new cartridge ~ how exciting is that?  I was searching through my pins on Pinterest and found a fun Fancy Fold card by the Paper Pixie.  I thought it would be fun to make this fun Pinwheel Card.  I actually made two versions one with Confetti Wishes and one with the newly released Zoe Paper Pack.

Pinwheel Card ~Framed ~ SOTM ~ catscrapbooking.comI love this card and technique as our B&T papers work so well with this style of card.

Pinwheel Card inside  ~Framed ~ SOTM ~ catscrapbooking.comHere is the inside.  Technically this card does not need a band around it but I wanted to add that extra special something so it is more like opening a gift.  Here is The Zoe version.Zoe ~ Pinwheel Card ~ CatScrapbooking.comAnd this is the inside of the card.

Zoe ~ Pinwheele Card inside ~ CatScrapbooking.comNow if you want to know how to make this cool card here are the steps:

Pinwheel Card step 1 ~Framed ~ SOTM ~ catscrapbooking.comCut your pattern paper to 8″ x8″.  Decide which pattern will be the inside and this will be the side you want  face up for the first score lines.  You will then score on the diagonal rotating until all 4 sides are scored.  Yes this is one of the uses for that cool swing arm of our score board.  You line up the one corner at zero and then use the diagonal ruler.

Pinwheel Card step 2 ~Framed ~ SOTM ~ catscrapbooking.com

Pinwheel Card Step 3  ~Framed ~ SOTM ~ catscrapbooking.com

Pinwheel Card Step 4 ~Framed ~ SOTM ~ catscrapbooking.comFor this step you will want the outside pattern to be face up on the score board.

Pinwheel Card Step 5 ~Framed ~ SOTM ~ catscrapbooking.com

Pinwheel Card step 6 ~Framed ~ SOTM ~ catscrapbooking.comTo make this card I used the following products:

Your next stop is along this hop is TAMYTHA JENKINS’ Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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ABC’s Blog Hop ~ K

Welcome to the EVERYTHING ABC’S Blog Hop!

ABC's Blog Hop

For this hop we will be featuring the letter “K”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “K” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from LINDA NORMAN’S Blog  then you are in the right place.   The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Linda’s blog HERE.

I was looking through CardMaker’s magazine ~ their Beautiful Blooms edition. I stumbled on a fancy fold technique called Kusudma Flower and was intrigued.  I decided I wanted to give it a go. It was fun to do and I have the steps on creating this flower below.  Here is how it turned out:

Kusudama Flower ~ Blossom ~ Taste of Summer #ctmhtos ~ catscrapbooking.com1d7f8566-fc70-4f67-971c-36c9be4e878a

I did not add a sentiment to this card as I was not sure what occasion I wanted to use it for.  Since the flowers are quite 3D it is not the easiest card to mail.  So I figured I would wait for the right occasion that it could go in a package or be hand delivered and it would only take a minute to add.  I used the blossom paper with some teal shimmer trim and Blue & Green Epoxy Bubbles.  The stamp set is the Taste of Summer special stamp set that is only available this month.

1d7f8566-fc70-4f67-971c-36c9be4e878aNow hear is how to make those fun flowers.  The larger flower I used 2″ x 2″ squares and for the smaller two flowers I used 1 1/2″ by 1 1/2″

Kusudama Flower Petal ~ fancy fold ~ catscrapbooking.comI did forget on last step and that is to trim the point  which I am holding in the photo off.  This will allow you to have a flat surface to adhere to your project.  Also hot glue was really the only thing that would hold these petal together.

Now hop on over to MARIE GOETZ’S Blog to see what she has created for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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