Video Tutorial: Inked Embossing Folders

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to get a whole different look from your embossing folders by inking them up.

You’ll need:
An embossing folder
An inkpad
A piece of cardstock
Big Shot or similar machine

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Video Tutorial: Baby Wipe Technique

Remember last week when I showed you how to use your ink refills to refill your inkpads, and promised to teach you an awesome technique you could use those ink refills for all on their own? Here it is – the baby wipe technique! You won’t believe the awesome colours and effects you can create with this technique.

You’ll need:
An ordinary kitchen plate
4-5 ink refills in co-ordinating colours
An alcohol-free baby wipe

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Three Tips with Stampin’ Up! inkpads

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you three tips to get the most use out of your inkpads, including how to label them, open and close them, and refill them.

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I hope these tips are helpful for you! Drop me a comment below and let me know what you’d like to learn next!

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Video Tutorial: Twist and Pop Card

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a Twist and Pop card. This card is very impressive and it’s easier to make than you might think!

(Note: If you prefer written tutorials, click here! If you prefer video tutorials, read on!)

You’ll need the following:

Cardstock:
4 ¼ x 11” cardstock for card base
8.5 x 10 ¾” Whisper White cardstock for the ‘mechanism’
2.75 x 11” cardstock for the long pop-out panel

DSP:
2 ½ x 2 ½” Designer Series Paper (DSP) to decorate the four panels (four pieces)
3 ¾ x 5 ½” DSP for inside top of card

 

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Video Tutorial: Poppin’ Birthdays (Paper Pumpkin)

I posted my very first LIVE video on my Inkyfingers Facebook page earlier this week … here’s the link in case you missed it. In the live video, I opened up this month’s Paper Pumpkin, a special edition box with not one but TWO free exclusive stamp sets! In today’s Stampin’ Sunday video, I’m going to show you how easy it is to put together a card from a Paper Pumpkin kit, and tell you a little bit about why you should subscribe by April 10th to get next month’s kit delivered to your doorstep!

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Video Tutorial: Three Quick Tricks

Instead of sharing a full card tutorial, this week’s Stampin’ Sunday video features three quick tricks that I use in my craft room to save time and materials.

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Video Tutorial: Four-Way Fold Card

four way fold

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I just love this four-way fold card that I learned recently! It’s got all the WOW of a tri-shutter fold card, but you can use 8.5 x 11″ cardstock instead of 12 x 12″.

You’ll need:

Cardstock, 2 pieces of the same colour:
1 piece 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score score along long side @ 4-1/4″
1 piece 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 2-1/8″, 4-1/4″, & 6-3/8″

(Since I can’t see the 6-3/8” mark on my trimmer, I find it easier to rotate the cardstock and score it at 2-1/8” from the other side.)

DSP:
2 pieces 2″ x 5.25″
2 pieces 2″ x 2-7/8″
4 pieces 1-1/8″ x 2″
1 piece 4 x 5.25”

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Video Tutorial: Z-fold card

This is probably the simplest fun-fold card you could possibly make … and it’s my latest de-stashing obsession! I’m not sure if there’s an official name for this fold, but I’ve been calling it a Z-fold card.

Nature Z fold

(Note: If you prefer written tutorials, click here! If you prefer video tutorials, read on!)

You’ll need:

Cardstock: 4.25 x 11″
DSP: 4 x 5.25″, and 4 x 2.5″
White cardstock: 4 x 2.5″

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Tutorial: Four-Way Fold Card

four way fold

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Cardstock, 2 pieces of the same colour:
1 piece 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score score along long side @ 4-1/4″
1 piece 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 2-1/8″, 4-1/4″, & 6-3/8″

(Since I can’t see the 6-3/8” mark on my trimmer, I find it easier to rotate the cardstock and score it at 2-1/8” from the other side.)

DSP:
2 pieces 2″ x 5.25″
2 pieces 2″ x 2-7/8″
4 pieces 1-1/8″ x 2″
1 piece 4 x 5.25”

score

Score your larger piece of cardstock at 2-1/8″, 4-1/4″, & 6-3/8″. Then, as below, make two cuts between the outer score lines at 1-1/4″ from each long edge.

scores cuts

Crease all your folds. Your card base now looks like this:

foldo

And from above:

foldo2

Attach the other piece of cardstock by applying one piece of tear and tape on the scored section. The tear and tape is slightly wider than the scored piece, so after you remove the backing from the tape, run your fingertip along the tape to pull down the bit of tape that overhangs the cardstock and stick it to the tape on the cardstock.

fold2

When you stand your card up, it will look like this:

fold

Now add your Designer Series Paper!
dsp

Here’s what the card looks like now:

opened

Finally, embellish as desired.

embellish

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Tutorial: Candle Cards

As requested by my readers, today’s blog post will teach you how to make a candle card!

I asked you in a previous post which of my craft fair projects you’d like to see a tutorial for, and the answer was “candle card”! Here are the instructions to make this awesome project!

Believe it or not, this card is made with only ONE piece of 8.5 x 11″ cardstock! Score along the short side at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″ & 8 1/4″. (Open up the long arm at the side of your trimmer to see the 8 1/4″ measurement.)

Along the long side, score at 4 1/4″. Your cardstock should now look like this:

Now you’re going to cut along the 4 1/4″ score line from the first intersection of score lines to the third intersection, as shown by the black line in the photo below.

To do this, line up your cardstock at the 4 1/4″ measurement, and with the ruler up, put the blade at the first score line. Lower the ruler and cut down to the third score line, and then lift your blade.

Now your cardstock looks like this (from the side):

And from above:

Add adhesive as shown by the red line below, on both “top” corners. Stick your cardstock together to create the shape above.

Pinch the centre of your card together and fold the other two flaps behind, as shown below.

Use whatever thinlit shape you’d like to create an opening in your card centre.

Here is the top view of this step:

You can run this through your Big Shot and cut both openings at the same time, HOWEVER, you will not be able to run the cardstock all the way through – that’s because the part of the cardstock you are not cutting is six layers. Run it halfway through and then back out again.

Now that you’ve created your cardbase, it’s time to decorate! If you’re using vellum, add adhesive only to the corners – if you run adhesive all along the edges, it will show through your centre openings.

I used the Hometown Greetings edgelits to create these shapes. As you can see below, you’ll want to leave yourself lots of room below the shapes. Add adhesive as shown by the red lines.

Cut two pieces of white cardstock, 2.5 x 4″. Stamp to decorate as desired. I left one side mostly blank so it can be written on.

Decorate the front of the card as desired.

Here is the finished card, with a battery-operated tealight candle inside.

Have you made any home decor projects or gift items? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

 

 

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