I hope you had a great Friday and enjoy the weekend!!!
Thanks for the opportunity to post, Jennifer!!!! Angie from ATuttleTime
I’ve really enjoyed this blog hop
Hi! It’s Jennifer again just for a quicky post..
Winner from the How Neat is That Hop:
1) A free copy of the Crafty Card Gallery iPhone app. I will email you a free code for the iPhone version of the app.
(In case you didn’t know, I am Angie from TuttleTime and a guest blogger for this week…)
My 3yr old, Michelle, loves to color, draw, and “make cards.” If I even say the word “cards,” she immediately marches upstairs for my craft closet. She loves coloring with my expensive markers and cardstock (LOL!) to draw me a “PICK-cher.”
I walked in from work this evening, and she ran to me holding her latest artwork….an abstract collection of circles in red, blue, and green on white scrap paper. I was so impressed with it that I decided right there to include her artwork in my next few card projects.
For the first project, I decided to participate in Ruth’s cool Tacky Tuesday Challenge currently posted on her SeptemberNinth blog. This month’s challenge involved a berry or fruit of any kind and using the word, “Berry.” Using my sweet little girls artwork, I created this month’s challenge……
Happy Monday, Everyone!
Jennifer asked that I fill in as a guest blogger this week while she is out enjoying some time away! I am a bit intimidated by taking on this task, because I am so new to card making and so many of you are absolutely fabulous at it…I just started making cards this year, in fact. Before, my cards looked like something my 3yr old would make, maybe even worse. LOL!…something kind of like this…
Thankfully, I am fairly creative and a fast learner, so I’ve graduated a bit to create cards that look a little better than my 3yr old made. 🙂 Since I am tasked with blogging all week, I decided to challenge myself to make cards using new techniques that I have never tried…which is most of what I found on youtube and other blogs. My latest creations were inspired by the wonderful Mary from CardzTV. I just love her blog, because I really learn best by video….check her out, if you haven’t before! Anyway, on to my latest creations…
I have seen Z-fold Cards before, but I didn’t really get the point of them. Watching the video really helped me see the interactive quality and coolness of these types of cards. Now, I think I am hooked. I made a couple of them this past weekend…If you also need some instructions on how to make a Z-fold (or S-fold), check out CardzTV.
This one will be an inspirational/encouragement card for my grandfather, who just found out he has cancer….I just love the colors. I used a brown and cream swirl paper on white…
Then, I found some really nice sky blue paper that I just love and must get more of next time I’m at Michael’s. I only had one piece! It looks just like the sky and happens to be my favorite color. I punched a small yellow circle for the sun and added some glitter to it, so it really shines like the sun. I used the palm tree from my favorite Hula girl stamp set from Stampin Up and cut it with my Bumble Bee scissors…I colored the tree using watercolor pencils and markers and added some pop dots. I am going to print off a Bible verse and write up some encouraging words to go on the inside.
This cute and colorful…overly embellished card (on purpose)…is for my 7yr old niece, Brianna. I think she will love these bright colors….I simply adore the little butterfly and turtle that I cut from my favorite Cricut cartridge, Create a Critter….
The main feature of a Z-fold card is that the outside shape (rectangle or square) or character should also have the same shape and size go on the inside. It can sometimes be difficult to ensure they overlap properly. The easiest way I’ve found to line them both up is to first put down the inside shape…center it, as needed. Then, line up the one on top. Once you do that, it’s a breeze.
I just love Z-fold cards, now…Hope you do, too! Until tomorrow… Angie (Oh, if you don’t already follow my blog, I’d love for you to stop by…ATuttleTime)
I’ll be pretty quiet on the blog for the next 6 weeks or so… I have some great guest designers lined up for you – you’re in for a treat!!!
I did want to post the vintage design team card for you, quickly..
I’ll still be posting on Facebook!!!
I got the main image here:
I can’t remember where the shells & for you came from…
Check out the rest of the design teams cards at www.vintageheartfeltdesigns.blogspot.com
By for now… Enjoy your guest designers!
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