Friday, March 2, 2012

Fun Fold Friday

It's Fun Fold Friday and the last post before the big Cricut Imagine drawing!!  Exciting if I do say so myself. 
Today I have a simple gate fold the one below is using the Pagoda Cartridge and some origami papers (the floral pattern).
Gate folds are very easy to make!

First you decide what size you want to make the base.  Say you want to make a 6x6 gate fold--you will to start with a strip of paper that is 6" wide by 12" long.  To form the gates you will score at 3" and at 9".  Pretty simple right--so what ever your base is add half to each end and you have it made.

You can close it with ribbon, a big die cut, a spellbinders cut or a stamped image on paper you attach to the front.  This one I used a square of white paper and added a die cut on top. I also added some ribbon but that is not needed.

I always like to finish off the inside of my cards so here I did multiple layers and some edge inking.  As soon as I get back from Europe I am going to work on videos for each of the fun folds I do.  I know some of y'all like to see it done and trust me this one is super simple--anyone can do it.
Remember to leave those comments and we will see you back here Monday for the big Imagine giveaway!

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Persoanlised Stationary

It's Thursday, the First of March and it is hot in Dallas--I am talking almost air conditioner warm--I will not complain as it could be so much worse.
Today I have a quick project I think everyone could use.  I love personalised stationary--high quality paper in great colors.  The kind where ink just sits on top of the paper.  Well I have been tossing the idea around and this is my first attempt
This is a simple kraft card and envelope.  You all know how much I love heat embossing and I wanted something simple--while having a wow factor.
This stamp is from CTMH and is called Super Powers (C1485)   I love this city skyline.
I used versa mark ink and black CTMH embossing powder.
I used a simple W stamp for the monogram on the envelope.  To get that super gloss effect you heat emboss once, cover in powder again, then heat a second time--you get super coverage and a nice wet glossy look.

So we only have until Sunday at midnight to leave comments for the weekly give away (this week its a Rock the Block package from CTMH) and of course the Cricut Imagine give away winner to announced Monday the 5th!  It is all ready for it's new home, the shipping slip is filled out and all I have to do is finish with the address and take it to Fed Ex.  

Friday is Fun Fold Friday--I will have another fun fold for you to put in your crafting back pocket!  Next Monday, along with the winners, I am going to announce the new line up for ScrapGuy--you all have given great feed back and have really helped me refine this blog---Thanks so much--y'all are awesome!
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012


It's Wednesday and we are half way through and just a few more days till the Imagine winner is announced.  So make sure to leave those comments!
Today's card was super simple (just the way I like them)!  I used a bit of scrap paper and ribbon for the color, a stamp from CTMH, and one little gem!

I used a ek success punch for the fun scalloped circle--save the punch as we will use it on the envelope.
I used a matching CTMH ink and a fun gem for the sentiment.  I also added a yellow contrast inside to really set the card off.
This ribbon was so easy to attach.  I just cut the paper in two pcs, attached the bottom section, used a liquid tack to stick the ribbon down, and then added the top portion of the pattern paper. punch, then stamp--finished!
I used the punch out on the envelope as and accent--waste not want not!
I hope you have a great day and we will see you back here on Thursday for another fun project.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Video Share

So instead of a project I thought I would post a couple of my fav videos from achievers.  They show some cool new projects and great products.  Achievers is one of my must stops when I am in KC but there is not one here in DFW (HINT HINT)
Hope you enjoy

Remember to leave those comments to be entered for the weekly giveaway as well as the Cricut Imagine big giveaway--only a few days left.  You still have time to post the button and share this with your followers for up to 10 additional entries.

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Words to Live By

Happy Monday everyone!  So today is my turn to over at Pink By Design Stamps and I have a preview for you
To see what I made with this you have to head on over there--it's easy just click the link--Pink By Design Stamps

The Cricut Imagin give away is in the final week and today you have two chances--one here on ScrapGuy, the other over on Pink By Design Stamps so leave a comment both places.

This weeks give away is a Rock the Block set from CTMH.  The stamps are exclusive and can not be purchased any more and the block set is on Back order with CTMH so this is a good one!! Every comment this week counts towards this give away as well.

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