Happy Wednesday! It's HoneyBee Showcase day, and we are all ABuzz about our challenge with our guest HoneyBee, Amy Sheffer, of Pickled Paper Designs! She gave us the challenge of coming up with something brought to mind by the recent Royal Wedding... we are to use something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. It doesn't have to be a wedding creation.. just have those elements. Have any of you ever heard the additonal line of "and a penny (or a dime) in your shoe"? I did, and had a dime from the year that I was born in my shoe, so I would never be broke :) I still have that dime.... Awwwww. Don't you just love traditions?
Well, here is my card for the challenge, and a fun NEW tutorial for you!
I started out with OLD paper, the blue background 12x12 cardstock is from the first big paper stack I bought when I started card making umpteen years ago!
My something NEW is the card design!! I was inspired by a store bought card that my Mom received some time back, and I figured an adaptation for us! Oh, how I wish you could see this in motion! The insides truly wave at you!!!
My something BORROWED is knowledge. I used the search feature at MyCutSearch.com to find the "Fish" and "Water" cuts on all of my Cricut Cartridges! Wow! What a great site. So easy to use, and all of the books are there, so you can see at a glance what all of the extras are on every cartridge!BLUE is pretty obvious! I do hope you will pop over to BettyBee's Buzz to check out the tutorial that Amy shared with us, as well as her bio and interview. Then check out Wednesday's post where the HoneyBee's Showcase their take on the challenge, and give you plenty of inspiration to get you going. There will be a prize package for our winner, too! How about letting it be YOU!
First, for an A2 size card (5.5 x 4.25), begin with a piece of cardstock 12 x 5.5 inches.
You will make 9 score marks on it, so that it will have four mountain/valley folds. The folds are 3/8 of an inch high. Note: A Martha Stewart scoring board is very helpful, as it has 1/8 inch scoring lines, but you can do it by measuring and using a paper trimmer and stylus, or any other scoring tool. Beginning at the left end, score at 4 1/2, 4 7/8, 5 1/4, 5 5/8, 6, 6 3/8, 6 3/4, 7 1/8, 7 1/2. Score your lines very sharply so the card will close flat. Add score tape or redline tape to the front of each mountain fold, as shown.
I cut five 6 inch borders for my cards. One for the front and four for the inside. After adhering them to the mountains, I trimmed the ends. I used waves for the fish card, and grass and cattails for this one. The cattails made perfect flower holders.
I do hope you will give it a try. If you have ANY questions, Please leave me a comment, or send me an email. I will be more than happy to help.