Sunday, October 31, 2010

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop


Can you believe it is November and time for the Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop!  Whoo hooo!  The November SOTM, D1444 A Little Thanks is a set of 16 images and is just perfect for writing all those Christmas thank you cards!

If you have come here from Helen Onulak's blog, you are on the right path! You can find a list of all the partipant's in case you get lost here: http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/p/sotm-blog-hop-list.html
This month we have over 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!  This month I decided to do a "wiper" card that goes "swish" when you open it (like a wiper).  Here is the card as you would get it in the envelope:

Supplies:  A Littl Thanks and Captured Moments Stamp Sets; Black CS, Colonial White CS; Honey CS with Cuttlebug Pumpkin Embossing Folder; Black Ink, Red Barn Ink, Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves Rainbow Pad (retired); Orange Peel Stickles; Mini black brads; Sizzix Top Note Die; SU border punch.

Then when you pull out the ends, the wiper pops up:


Here is a close-up of the wiper part:


Be sure to check out my November Stamp of the Month card swap slide show here:  http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/p/slide-shows-sotm.html

Now "Hop" on over to Kristie Herdener's Blog to see her beautiful eye candy! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the SOTM is only available until November 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free! 

Wiper Card Tutorial

1.  Cut 2 pieces CS (for base) 4-1/4" x 8-1/2".  Score each piece at 1-1/2" and 3" as shown below.  The 3" fold is a mountain fold, while the other is a valley fold.  HINT:  Click for larger view.  Also make sure all folds are creased with Bone Folder for sharp folds.

2.  Cut one 1 1/2" x 3" piece of cardstock, for the "wiper".  Mark it at 1-1/2" on the 3" side.  Score from the top right corner to the 1 1/2" mark.
3.  Turn your strip around to decorate.  Then add strong adhesive to the triangle part of the 3" x 1-1/2" (which is the bottom part of the strip).

4.  Take one of your card base pieces and lay it down with the score lines to the right. This will be your card front which will be decorated later.  Adhere your strip, image facing down, between the two score lines. 
5.  Put adhesive on the 4-1/4" side of both pieces (on the  inside) of your cardstock. 

6.  Place your second 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock over your card front. (Inside of the card is facing you and decorated side of card will face away from you).  Make sure the score lines are on the left. HINT:  The scored edges of the front piece are to the left while the scored edges of the back piece are to the right. 

7.  Decorate the front panel and your wiper card is done.  It really is much easier than it sounds. 


12 comments:

Teri Baxter said...

Great Tutorial! Thanks!

Cindy said...

Thanks for the tutorial!

Sheila Bennett said...

Very pretty. I really like all the different ink colors for the background.

Jenifer said...

WOW - a great card!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Carol said...

nice cards and site! what kind of dog is iry? is it patterdale?

Helen Onulak said...

Wonderful card - I love the look, almost looks like it was done on tissue paper...but it's the gradient in coloring. Been a long time since I made one of these card...LOL - what's old is new again :-).

Krista Ritskes said...

Beautiful card! Love the colours.

Haley D. said...

Very cool! Thanks for the tute to boot!

Debra said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors! Thanks for the tutorial too!

Kim O'Rear said...

Beautiful background and card. I love fun and new types of cards.

Closet Stamper said...

Love the background, great tutorial!

Shirley said...

beautiful and unique card thanks for sharing

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