Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Gap Card.

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Version I
1. Cut cardstock to measure 11.5" x 4" Score and fold in half  to make your card base. 

      2. With card folded in half,  measure 3.5" across the top. 
       3. Cut along this line.  
              4. Choose a large sentiment or die cut image and die cut out. Here I have used a Large Love Sentiment.
                5. Glue just the top edges of the die cut and attach to card along the 3.5" edge.
                6. Add glue to the bottom edge of thee die cut.
              7. Attach the piece of card you have cut off lining up the sides with the top piece of card. At this point the card will be longer on the front than the back. 
           8. Turn card over and trim the excess card away at the bottom. 
          9. Tip.  As you can see the excess piece of card is the exact measurement missing from the centre section. This is a full proof way of getting the spacing right.
             10. You can now decorate the rest of the card as required. here is the card that I made. 

Version II
Diagonal Gap.
1. Cut cardstock to measure 11.5" x 5" Score and fold in half  to make your card base. 
2. This card is a diagonal gap so you do need to cut precisely but below is an easy way. Along the bottom of card make a mark at 3.5" from the left (i.e the folded edge). Along the top of card make a mark 3.5" from the right (i.e the cut edges.)
3. Draw a diagonal line in pencil from the top corner of cardstock to the bottom 3.5" mark. Repeat at the top 3.5" mark down to the opposite corner as shown .
4. Cut on these two lines and discard the middle piece which is not required. This now leaves you with the top diagonal attached to the top of the card and a bottom triangle piece. 
5. Tip.  Use the bottom triangle as a template to cut two patterned pieces to cover the front. 

6. Tip.  If you rim just a slither from each of the straight edges then  the patterned paper sits neatly  within the triangles. 
7. Choose the decoration that you want to use as your connecting piece. Here I have used a large scalloped cirlce which has been layered up and a sentiment stamped on the top scallop.  
8. Attach the circle just on the edge to the top triangle. I have used d.s. tape but you can use glue if preferred. 

9. Lay the bottom triangle at the bottom of the card and repeat as above to attach the circle.
10. Finish card as required. I have used patterend paper on the inside of card and added gems o the circle. 

Version III
Upright Gap.
1. Cut cardstock to measure 6" x 9" Score on  long side  and fold in half  to make your card base of  4".5 by 6".

2. With fold of card to top, mark down 2" and cut card across the width.
3. Card will now look like this.
4. Decorate the inside of the card. Here I have used check design paper. 
5. Cut the  piece of card remaining from front  into 1.5" and a 1". You can discard the 1" strip as this in effect becomes the gap .
6. Choose the embellishment that you are going to use to join the gap. Here I am using 3 butterfly die cuts placed at an angle. Put the  1.5"  to the edge of cardbase to determine the gap  needed.n.b.This should be the 1" strip that you have just discarded. 
7. Decorate the two front pieces before attaching your joining  embellishment. 

Version IV
Double Gap.
1. With the previous versions above you have been limited by the size of the card to be made using A4 sized card folded in half. Using my instructions here you can make your cardbase bigger but still use A4 cardstock.

2. Trim A4 cardstock down to be 5" wide. Then score at 6.5" along the length. I have used coloured card and attached to the 6.5" which becomes the base of the card. Fold on this score line. 

3. From the fold down to the edge should be a little over 5". Trim this down to be 2" from the fold.
4. Cardbase should now look like below. 
5. Place the cut away cardstock to the bottom of the card and this will give you your first gap. I am using letters of the alphabet to make words on my gaps.  Here I have positioned the letters to just overlap the top of card. Attach using d.s tape or glue.
6. Move card stock up to just cover bottom of letters and attach.  Measure 1.5" up  from the bottom of card stock  and cut across. This will give you your second gap. 
Decorate your card as required.

7. This next example is for a slightly biggers card.  5" x 7"  but still using only A4 cardstock and a large stamp as the joining piece for the double gap. 
Cut A4 card to 5" wide. Score at 7" along the length and fold. 

8. From fold to  edge will be just over 4.5"

9. From fold cut at 2" and then remaining card stock  as shown in the picture below to give the two gaps.
10. Use a large enough stamp or die cut to cover the gaps. Here I have used a stamp 5.5" tall, coloured and fussy cut out.  Embellished  the 2" fold and the two strips.  I placed one strip to the bottom of the card and positioned the flower so that it covered the top and the bottom strip and then attached with d.s. tape. I then slid the remaining strip under the flower and arranged so that the two gaps were even.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

#147 Spin The Butterfly Wheel With D for Double Point Fold.

Winners results for #146  are in the post below. Make sure you check back as it could be you. Can I please ask that  Winners do acknowledge their prize in the comments on the Winners post as well as emailing their details to me. This way I will know to expect an email.  Please state if you are only playing for fun so that it gives someone else the chance to win.

Can I please also ask that if you are a winner that you do use your gift certificate.
All the companies that I have selected have a wide range of digital items for you to purchase and download so if you buy them you will incur no extra postal charges. 
It is upsetting for me to see gift certificates left sitting in my accounts with these companies. I do not receive these for free, I purchase them myself and I do not receive any freebies from them either for my own use.  I am therefore from now on putting a time limit on these certificates. Please use within 2 months of being emailed to you or loose them. I am sorry to have to make this stipulation but I just cannot keep on buying these certificates for them to remain unused.

Come on in.
Lets Spin the Butterfly Wheel.
Each challenge will be a letter of the Alphabet with  a choice of 3 Colours , 1 Theme and a specified  Card shape  all beginning with the chosen letter.

(The discerning amongst you will notice that there is an added page along the top under the Butterfly Banner called Card shapes.)
 I will be showing a link to a tutorial on this page with hints and tips for making the cards so just look under the letter being used for each challenge. 

The card shape is not mandatory but if you do use it you will qualify for the top prize. You must of course use your butterfly and the other elements.  The shapes will all be easy ones, just a different way to either fold or cut your basic cardbase. 

If you don't want to use the card shape then 
You can either choose a Theme or a Colour from the wheel + Butterfly  to be entered  for the 1st Prize.

If you use a Butterfly + a Theme + a Colour from the wheel then 
you  will  be entered into the 2nd Prize. 
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.

So lets get started.

The wheel is
Double Point Fold Card.

  Your  elements are:
Double Point Fold Card/ Diamonds/Delft Blue/ Damson/Dandelion
+your Butterfly.

n.b.   Diamonds can be either diamante or the shape.

Dandelion = Bright Yellow.

Please state the elements of Your Choice.

Here is my inspiration for you .

First card using:

Version I

 Double Point Fold /Diamante/Delft Blue /Butterfly.

Second  card using:

Version II

 Double Point Fold /Damson /Butterfly.

Third  card using:

Version III

 Double Point Fold /Diamante/Delft Blue/Dandelion  /Butterfly.

You can see more details of the cards here on my blog.
 Also tutorials are on the Card shape Page at the top under the banner header. 

Please Note.
Due to the current ongoing  situation with Covid 19
I have decided to still opt for sending out Gift Certificates instead of the usual prizes.

Bugaboo Digi Stamps are an on line Craft Company which also do Colouring Pages as well as some Digital Paper packs.
They have a huge range of Digi stamps to choose from by theme.
 You will be spoilt for choice .

1st Prize.
(for using either One Theme or One Colour with your butterfly/ies)
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.

Gift Certificate.

2nd Prize.

 (for using both a Theme and a Colour + your butterfly/ies )
Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.

Gift Certificate.

  Top Prize.
For using the Bow Front Card + all the other elements
+ your Butterfly

Gift Certificate.

From to time I will also have a special draw prize when an entry particularly catches my eye.  

Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above.

Enter your creations in Mr Linky below.
Please also state if you are only playing for fun.

Happy crafting and see you soon.

Please Note.
This challenge is running for 3 weeks.
Challenge will therefore end on Tuesday 6th of Oct. 

Winners #146

Thankyou to everyone who came and played along in the new set of challenge letters.There were 24 entries.and  12 were using the Curtain fold. I am so impressed and very grateful that you have taken the time to come along and play with me. All of your cards were lovely.

I have selected the following non shape cards for my top 3 and in numerical order they are as follows:

#7  Nana Connie

#8 Donna Walls

#13 Ellie - Jeanne

Also a winner! See below.

My top 3
 Curtain Fold Cards in numerical order are as follows:

# 1 Elisa

# 4 Donna T.

# 20 Susan Renshaw

Congratulations everyone.
please take a bow and help yourselves to
The Top 3
Badge from the side bar.

The Prize winners are as follows.

1st Prize.
(for using either One Theme or One Colour with your butterfly/ies)

The Winner picked from the tea cup is:

(13) Elle - Jeanne

2nd Prize.

 (for using both a Theme and a Colour + your butterfly/ies)

(24)  Surekha

Top Prize.

 (for using The double Point fold card + all other elements + your butterfly/ies)

The winner picked from the Tea cup is:

(3)  Suze

Ellie-Jeanne, Surekha and Suze
Please get  in touch using the email address in the side bar to collect your prize.

Please also take the Winner's Badge from the side bar.
Can I also please ask that you acknowledge your win
In the comments box below so that 
I know to expect an email from you. 

Hope to see you all back for #147

Stay Safe and Well.