Welcome to the Stampin’ Creative blog hop. If you’ve come from the wonderful Eimear or started here, a very warm welcome to you. This month’s topic is “Fancy Folds”. Now I’ll be honest, when this choice was made, my heart sank – I am not a fancy folds kind of gal! I’ve come to realise that what I like making best is cards. But I do like boxes and enjoy using the punch boards and dies that Stampin’ Up! provide. But (don’t tell anyone), I have yet to use my Simply Scored tool and as for working out new and exciting 3D projects? Not really. So today was always going to be a challenge for me. After a few false starts I decided that what I wanted to make were stars. Specifically, stars for Christmas decorations. As ever, the internet and more specifically YouTube came to the rescue. The link to the instructions I used is here:
They are really clear, except for when it comes to putting the two pieces together. I got it wrong but love how mine turned out, so I’m not going to admit what I did differently – if you look at the image at the start of the video you’ll see how my stars are different.
I made three different sizes of stars – as the paper measurements were mentioned in inches on the video, that’s what I ended up absently mindedly following (like square cards, it just seemed easier in inches). The largest card uses strips of DSP 12 inches by half an inch wide, the middle was 9 inches by 3/8 inch and the smallest was 6 inches by a quarter inch. All three stars were made using Merry Moments DSP from the annual catalogue.
These probably look fiddly but they really weren’t. And although the number of folds was small, I’m hoping you’ll think these are fancy!
Next up is Mikaela – I know you will enjoy her projects.
See you next time!
Full list of posts:
Pip – http://www.queenpipcards.com/
Eimear – http://stampincolour.com/
Caroline – http://wp.me/p4UAKf-6M <- you are here
Mikaela – http://thecraftyoinkpen.blogspot.com/
Lesley – http://lellyjellys.blogspot.co.uk/
Louise – stampindelight.co.uk/
Emily – http://stampinmermaid.blogspot.co.uk