Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Flip fold/swing cards

It wasn't by design that I took such a long break from blogging. Life has just been really busy lately. I've been doing a lot of volunteering. The Women's Centre here in town does free art classes in April and May and I taught an art journalling class a few weeks ago. I'm doing a scrapbooking class this weekend and cardmaking in May. I've been doing a lot of stuff to prepare for that. 

These two cards are NOT in any way connected to what I'l be doing. I made the first one last year in Parksville. We had a template and a great teacher, but I just wasn't comfortable with that much precision cutting. 

I was really excited when Stampin' Up came out with their dies to make these cards. I haven't purchased them yet, but I am going to do so in June. I wanted to practice with them a few times. I still find it a bit tricky to figure out how to get easily apply a layer of patterned paper and get an even mat, but I've found a few tutorials that make it easier. I had trouble this night because the table I was using was a little high for me. 

When I first saw the Petal Parade set I didn't care much for it but I fell in love with all the great samples so it was the first one I got during Sale a Bration. I didn't get the Sweet Sorbet dsp, though my friend did. We may do some trading at some point. 

I have entered the world of high technology... my parents and I are on a family plan for our cell phones & we finally had to get rid of our very, very old flip phones. We are now proud owners of smartphones. I have fallen in love with texting to the point that I don't quite know what I did prior to the time I had it. I also love having a camera on my phone. I can't see giving up my regular camera, but it is sure nice to have the option to just use my phone if it's not a special occasion, or if my main camera is charging. With Easter and my brother/sister in law visiting with their little girl, plus my cousin & her husband coming down to visit for their daughter's fourth birthday, I have got a LOT of photos that need editting! 

Until next time - hopefully Sunday - have a great week! 

Card Details:

Happy Birthday
Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned Paper: American Crafts
Stamps: Unknown

Sweet Baby - all products Stampin' Up
Cardstock: Whisper White
DSP: Sweet Sorbet
Stamps: Petal Parade, Itty Bitty Banners
Other: Framelits, punches, Silver Glimmer paper, Pistachio Pudding ruffled ribbon


Winnie said...

Such a fun card! I love interactive cards! Great papers together and the hint of sparkle! Enjoy your new phone.. I finally got a smart phone a few months ago and I LOVE it. You will love it. I am taking a lot more pics and sharing them easier with family.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Love the movement of this fun card!

Marcy said...

Super fun card! I need to learn to make more of these! Fantastic job with this!

Margaret said...

So cute. Love the swing card. Colors are fab.