Monday, March 28, 2011

.:How to make a Tri fold Card:.

Hi everyone!

I hope everyone is doing alright,, spring is in the air.. and I hope to see the green grass soon again, we have had a really tough winter with loooots of snow.

Today I will show you a really fun and easy card to make, its a Tri fold card, it looks more advanced than it is..

All you need is a cardstock, three sheets of matching patterned papers, and glue.
just check out this small videotutorial and you are almost done ;)

the measures is:
6"x 12" cardstock
the folds are at 2", 4", 8" and 10"
the papers I used is: #VO011. Catwalk, #VO012. Chic, and #VO016. Strike a Pose

Please share with us if you make a trifold card using the UDD products, its so fun to see what you make with UDD.

Have a really great day!


Monday, March 21, 2011

Multiphoto Layout Challenge

Hi There!
Rebecca here with an Upsy Daisy layout challenge.

The challenge this month is to create a multi photo layout (3 or more photos) and include at least one detail shot. The detail photo should be of a thing rather than a person.

Hopefully including a detail photo will help to further tell a story on your layout. My example is here:
I used the Home Sweet Home line, specifically:
My detail shot of my son's hand painting helps tell my story.
If you take this challenge, link it to the comments here--I'd love to see!
Would you like another challenge to go along with it? How about use the rest of the patterned paper after making your layout to make a card or two?

Have fun!
:) Rebecca

Monday, March 14, 2011

Tutorial: Rolled Edge Window Card

So I have a question for all of you: who's ready for Spring? I know I am! Over the last week, I've seen some buds forming on the trees and some beginnings of spring flowers starting to sprout...very encouraging signs that Spring is on its way.

With Spring in mind, I've been playing around with the Vogue collection. The color palette is so bright and cheerful...and very Spring-y!

Today, I'm going to share a technique I've been playing around with: rolled edges. Upsy Daisy rub-ons are a perfect way to incorporate sentiments into your cards, and I wanted to find a way to really set them off. So I created a frame for them by rolling the edges of double-sided paper back to create a dimensional window. Take a look...

Upsy Daisy Supplies used: Runway #VO015, A Little Birdie Told Me #UDD 193

The rolled edges are a great accent and very easy to create. First, take a sheet of double-sided paper (I'm using Runway -- #VO015) and cut or punch a circle. (Keep in mind that, once you roll the edges back, it will end up being a larger circle than the original cut.) I cut a 2" circle for this frame.

Next, use a craft knife to make small cuts all the way around the edges of the circle. You want them to come straight out from the circle, like rays of sunshine. My cuts are about 1/4" long, but you can make them longer if you'd like more of a roll. They do not have to be perfectly straight or cut exactly the same length...there's a lot of room for error in this project!

Then take a skewer or a skinny paintbrush tip and roll the edges of each "ray" away from the circle slightly. (You can also use a quilling tool, if you have one.)

Continue all the way around the circle to finish out your frame, then mat and/or back it with coordinating paper as you wish and add the rub-on to the center.

Here is another example where I varied the sizes of the circles.

Upsy Daisy Supplies used: Runway #VO015, Unwritten #UDD 188

Even though I'm showing it on cards, you could easily incorporate this technique into a layout. Wouldn't it be fun to create a journaling spot this way?

Here's hoping that Spring is on its way to your home very soon!


Monday, March 7, 2011

Cupcake Love!

Whenever I look at the Blossom Papers, I automatically want cupcakes. Chocolate cupcakes, not too sure why, but the colours must trigger some kind of cupcake magic to my brain. So when I put the two together(my cupcake obsession and the awesome PP's of the blossom line) I came up with these birthday cards made with my Cricut! I absolutely adore polka dots and the two papers really make my mouth water! :)
products used:#BLO011. Awakening, #BLO016. Spring is in the Air,