Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Try Something New Tuesday!

Good morning everyone!

Tuesdays are such a fun days because I get to stretch myself in a different direction and try something I've never tried before. I hope that you join me each week trying something new too!

A big shout out to my friend Beate (Fresh & Fun), for creating the awesome tutorial for Triangle Trifold Cards. These are so easy! Thank you Beate, for making the tutorial so clear and conscise, it was easy enough for even ME to grasp(let's just say I find directions at best difficult to understand--that's why I never really got into sewing....by golly, I couldn't figure out sewing instructions for the life of me!) I whipped two of these Triangle Trifold cards out in less than an hour (probably less than a half hour, they're that easy)!

For my first trifold card, I started with a piece of Pretty In Pink cardstock. The coordinating cardstock were from my scrap stash and are from the MME/Tres Jolie line of papers. The main image is my beloved Hero Arts stamp. I stamped it once on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, then stamped it again on a scrap piece of MME/Tres Jolie paper. I cut each petal out and then adheared it to the Very Vanilla image with foam tape so the petals are dimensional. The flower center is from the button stash I got as last summer's flea market sale I went to. It's a vintage fabric button! The flower image is matted on a piece of green polka dot designer paper that was in my scrap stash. A green organza ribbon holds the whole piece together!

The second card I made this morning. I decided I wanted to show you two cards instead of one because they're so small! I'm not as thrilled with how this one turned out, mostly because I don't like how the "Mom" turned out. I'll give you more info on that shortly. Anyways, I started off with a piece of Cool Caribbean cardstock. The coordinating designer paper is from Fancy Pants. Isn't it colorful? The scallop circle is punched out of Pink Passion and then sent through the Cuttlebug using the Spots and Dots embossing folder (it's the new one, I'm not positive on the name of it though). I cut a smaller circle out with my CM cutting system and then stamped a bunch of flowers around the circle with my Inkadinkadoo flower stamp. I colored each of the flowers with SU markers in Pretty In Pink and Pixie Pink. The "Mom" sentiment is actually stamped on acetate and then adhered on top of the flower images! Unfortunately, when I stamped "Mom" it got all globby. I tried it three separate times, same thing. Does anyone know why it turned out so wonky? I've never had that happen before with Staz-on. The concept is good, the execution not so good. Oh well. You win some, you lose some!

Be sure and check back later today because I want to show you another card I made last night that surprisingly turned out so pretty! It's a new technique for me, so I thought I'd share it with you today since it is Try Something New Tuesday. I was trying to make some Mother's Day cards, but realized that I didn't have any great sentiments for a MD card. Instead, I opted to to try and print my own on some acetate using my computer! That worked great, and then I adopted a technique that Bethany at It's Not All Black & White did yesterday! That's all I'm going to say, so be sure to come back later this afternoon!

Have a great day! I plan on stamping today, and do some laundry at the same time. I've got to wash clothes so I have something to wear on my trip out to see my SIL in Fairfax, VA! I leave on Saturday and will be back home on Wednesday. I hope to bring my laptop so I can still check in each day with you guys, but I can't promise I'll be able to make it happen. I SO need some rest and relaxation!


  1. So glad to know someone's reading my blog. Thanks for mentioning it. You've even got me intruigued, and apparently it's a technique I did just yesterday. I'll definately be back later today.

  2. Ohhhh, I love your cards (the second one is my favorite!) I have not tried this layout before...you have me interested in it! Better go stamp.

  3. Very pretty cards Amy!

    PS. I haven't forgotten about sending you some bella images, but sorry I just haven't done it yet.

  4. Your trifolds look amazing, girlfriend!!!! I love the first one because you know I love that paper!!!!

  5. I love the tri-fold card... did you post them to your SCS gallery?

    My favorite is the one with the green dotted ribbon and the flower - it's just gorgeous. Not the the other one isn't gorgeous too!!

    Love looking at your stuff!!

  6. Oh, these are adorable, I am another addict of the Hero Arts stamp, I love what you did with it.

  7. WOW, these cards are soo cool! I have to try this card tonight!

  8. beautiful cards. i really need to try one of these

  9. I don't know what to say anymore...ditto? I am trying to be original...how about fantastic today?


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