Welcome to the Holiday Blog Hop!!! Today's hop is a collection of Holiday (Christmas or New Year) crafts designed by the Bug Bytes Design Team Members. We all take turns designing at The Bug Bytes one day each month, I am on the second Friday of every month. Lisa from Lisa's Craftroom here and this is my very first Blog Hop :)
You should have arrived from the talented Beth's blog. If you found me first, please start at the beginning with our Dear Pam who is the hostess.
Here is my project. I saw this card made by Dawn and I must say, it was pretty easy to make and the results are amazing. She made a 12" x 12" card and I followed along with her and made it, the only thing is, I wanted to make one a little smaller so I decided to make another one at an 8" x 8" size. It worked :) The only thing is, I struggled with trying to figure out the measurements for the triangles to cut out of designer paper and adhere them. I don't know why I have such a hard time with measurements, do they offer classes to learn? LOL :( Well, that will be something to practice more.
Well, let me explain how I made my card. Sorry for being so picture heavy, I just wanted to show each step. I started out with an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of Kraft color cardstock. I cut it 8" x 8". Then scored it on one side at 2" and 6", turned it and scored again at 2" and 6", then folded all the score lines.
Find the middle, which for this card was 4", I put a little dot, then folded up each corner up to the center.
Then you take each triangle and fold them back. See the design so far?
Now comes the tricky part, you might want to watch Dawn's video on this part because it's kind of hard to explain in writing. You take the middle triangle and as you are folding it in, the left and right side become a square, hopefully you can see what I mean by the picture, do that on both sides.
I cut Designer paper, I believe the squares were 1 3/4" then cut in half to get 2 triangles, you need 16.
The middle, I cut a piece of Designer paper at 3 3/4" then a piece of cream color at 31/4" as a mat.
This is the band I made out of the same Designer paper to go around the card to hold it in place. I used Emma's circle and scallop stitched dies along with the All Around Christmas stamps for the cute tree. I colored it in with sparkly markers and adhered the circle to the scallop using glue, then used a pop dot to adhere it to the band.
Finally, the inside was stamped using Emma's Just For You stamp set.
All the gals are very talented, so be sure to enjoy each project along the hop! Don't forget to link up your project on Pam's blog.
I will be giving away two punches from Creative Memories, two circle punches in one and two square punches in one, so don't forget to leave a comment. :)
Here is the complete list of blogs in case you found me first:
Michelle - http://ladyofleisureink.
Danita - http://danitasdesigns.
Lisa - http://momtooneson.blogspot.
Sheila - http://shesasassylady.
Thank you so much for taking the time to hop with us. I hope that we all inspired you to make holiday projects to share with family and friends. Thank you Pam for hosting and thanks to all the Design Team members who made this hop possible :)