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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My first ever tutorial!!!

I was browsing the SplitCoast gallery last week (as I OFTEN do!) and found a GREAT card. You can see it here: Mother's Day Touch of Nature.

I'm a very hands on/visual learner, so I had a little bit of trouble with the written directions. I thought others might too, so here is the tutorial that I wrote after some trial and error.

I altered the dimensions of the card just a little so that it would fit in a standard A2 envie.

I started off with a piece of cardstock that measured 5 1/2 X 12.

On both long sides, I cut the paper from the 2" mark to the 10" mark, 1 1/4 " down from the top and up from the bottom.

I then took out my Scor-Pal (which is DEFINITELY one of those tools you never knew you needed till you had one!) and scored at the 2" and 10" mark from the top to the cut line and from the cut line to the bottom. I scored at the 4" and 8" mark from the top to the bottom of the sheet.

Here is the card with the first few folds complete.

And here it is with all the folds completed.

Another view of the unembellished card standing up.

Here is the card partially embellished. The full side panels of DSP are 5 1/4 X 1 3/4, the smallest panels at the top and bottom are 1" X 1 3/4" and the larger ones are 1" X 3 3/4". The small, middle panels of DSP are 1 3/4" X 2 3/4".

To embellish, I used stamps from the Goody Goody Gumdrops Hostess set as well as from the Yummy set that was available during SAB. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig, which is another one of those tools you never knew you needed till you got one.

Start by positioning the plastic sheet that comes with your stamp positioner in the right angle of the positioner. Stamp your image onto the plastic sheet.

Use your stamped plastic sheet to determine exactly where you want your stamped image on your paper. This is especially helpful if you're using small pieces of paper.

Once you've determined the positioning of your image, line up the stamp positioner with the corner of the plastic sheet. Hold the stamp positioner firmly and remove the plastic sheet.

Stamp your image into the right angle of the stamp positioner.

Remove the stamp and admire your work!!!

I used the same technique to stamp the cherry heart on top of the ice cream sundae as seen here:
Here is the finished card:

What do you think???

Stamps: Goody Goody Gumdrops, Yummy
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics (almost like SU! Bashful Blue)
Ink: Brocade Blue, Basic Gray
DSP: SAB set
Accessories: Prima Flowers, Making Memories Brads

Happy Stampin'!


  1. This is fabulous. What a great tutorial and a wonderful project. I'll have to try this one soon.

  2. This is an incredible card Christyne! Thanks for the tut!

  3. Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  5. Great job and fabulous tutorial! A Scor-PAl is a must for every stamper/scrapper! :o)

  6. What a COOL tutorial! Great job (:

  7. I think you are mighty clever and lovely to take the enormous amount of time to do each step for ytour readers!

  8. This is fabulous Christyne! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  9. Fabulous card and great tutorial! :-)

  10. Great card and fantastic tutorial! Thanks for posting it!

  11. What a fantastic card, thank you for the wonderful tutorial!
    Hugs, Christine :)

  12. This is wonderful...thank you so much for a great tutorial!

  13. Great job!!! These take a bit to put together!!

  14. My goodness, this is so clever, thanks for putting all the work into a tutorial.

  15. wow Christine what a great tutorial! I will be using it too thanks so much!

  16. Awesome, just what I needed. Thanks.


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