Saturday, June 11, 2011

What's New?! Blog Hop

 Good Morning and Welcome!

How many times have you jumped into a blog hop and said, "That's so cool...I want to try that some time." Then, weeks go by and you move onto other things...and miss out on trying a new product or technique.

Today it's the "What's New" Blog hop.  If you're here visiting and would like to hop along then you may want to start at the beginning.  So head on over to  Angie's , where I'm sure you will  definitely be wow'd and learn something new.

...For this blog hop, we were challenged to open that NEW download, stamps, punches, markers, or Cricut cartridge...AND check out the web for cool NEW ideas and NEW techniques!

I generally make your standard A2 cards,  so lately I've been trying to step out of my box and try out different folds. I came across this particular fold , called the Center Step Card.  Frances Byrne, at the Splitcoaststampers website, did an awesome tutorial , it was quick and easy, I can see myself making many more of these.  I highly recommend this sight, I've been finding some great tips , tricks and techniques from many talented crafters.

This is the finished card that I made along with the step by step instructions.



Step 1

Line cardstock up in paper trimmer so that the edge of the card is at the 1" mark. Position the cutting blade at 1" and cut from 1" to 6.5"..
 Flip card over and do the same on the other side.

Step 2

Place cardstock onto scoring tool and score along the long side of the card from the edge to the cut line at 1", 2" and 6.5".

Step 3

Repeat step 3 on opposite edge of card.

Step 4

Score between cut lines at 5 1/2".

Step 5

Fold at the score lines. The first, third and center score lines are mountain folds. The second score line is a valley fold. Reinforce score lines to make folds crisp.

Step 6

Stamp and decorate your card as desired.

You see, only six simple steps, some craftin supplies (we all have so little of that ?!!)  and wella.... a beautiful card!!
I didn't even use the cricut out on this... impressive, I know  lol
Something else that is fairly new to me is the stamping and coloring. I always liked coloring as a child, nothing like reverting back to my childhood,  although staying within the lines has gotten a little easier with age.

Supplies I used:   Lizzie Anne Designs "Little Bits" stamp set
                          Stampin Up -  Ink and  Watercolor  pencils
                          Fiskars  Border punch
                          Spellbinders Nestibilities scalloped ovals
                          DCWV cardstock
                          I-Rock & gems
                          Prima flowers and brads are from my stash
                          Pop up dots
So do we want some candy????  You're in luck.... I have some!!
  I have a set of stamps from Cloud 9 so if you would like to get entered in the drawing, you have until Sunday evening to leave a comment and  a way for me to get a hold of you.  You don't need to be a follower but I sure would like you to. New friends are always a blessing :)
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you learned something new and are ready to start creating.  Now head on over to Crystal's   to see what beautiful project she has created.
Here is a list of the stops in the hop in case you get lost. Hope you're having fun!!!!

Start Here: --> 1. Angie,
2. Jennifer,
3. Angela,
4. Belinda,

6. Heather,
7. Amanda,
8. Mary,
9. Crystal,


  1. WOW, this turned out fabulous. THank you for sharing the tutorial.

    Smiles Sher

  2. I love your card, I can't wait to try this. I am already a follower
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  3. Can you say ADORABLE???!!!! Fabulous project. Haven't tried this technique yet! Also want to try out some of the new glue products on the market for different projects.

  4. I REALLY like this, can't wait to try it! I'm a new follower and glad I found your blog and the hop... =)

  5. I have never seen this fold for a card before. How cool is that?!!!! I love the colors. You are so talented and glad this could get you to step out of your box. Thanks so much for participating in the blog hop....

  6. new follower.. I will be trying this fold on some cards. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Great card! I love that fold - I will have to try it! Love all your pretty details too! I am challenged with coloring too... I need to just stamp/print a bunch of stuff & practice!!!
    New follower!
    craftycardgallery at gmail dot com

  8. What a cool idea. I hope to try this way to make a card soon. Thanks for your time and talent.

  9. I have never seen this card style before and I just wrote all your notes down. I am going to try it this afternoon! Thank you for participating in this hop. Great ideas!

  10. Great card. Love the folds. I'm with you--I pretty much stick with A-2 cards and I want to get more proficient at shaped cards. Did one this a.m. for our son for Father's Day and loved it. TFS. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  11. Beautiful card! I've been seeing alot of the style and will definitely be giving it a try. Thanks for the measurements.
    kmgillon at yahoo dot com

  12. Oh wow, this is so awesome! Thanks so much for the instructions...I am definitely going to give this a try! Love your card!! I'm already a follower :)

  13. This really came out great...loving the nestabilities and that dotty paper is to die for!

  14. Isn't this just a great card to make...I did two this week and I do agree they are just so quick and easy to make. Your turned out just beautiful. TFS!

  15. I'm already a follower! Love this card its super cute. love all the shades browns and yellows you used! Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. Love the color palette of the card. I want to try this type.

  17. Wow! The card is great, and now I am inspired to try the fancy folding :)

  18. like the style of this card a lot - tfs!
    thanks for the chance to win!
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

  19. beautiful card! great new fold will have to try this thanks!
    mbchoj at aol dot com

  20. Cute card! I've not seen the Center step card. I've seen the side step. Thank you I love it and can't wait to try it. New follower!!


  21. Thank you so much for the step by step instructions! Love the card!
    summer_sunset54@hotmail dot com


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