Pages

Friday, October 22, 2021

Fun fold with Ornament focal!

Hello Prickley Pear Stamps fans! Happy Fri-YAY to you! Leslie here, from Love To Scrap 2, sharing another fun fold with you today! This one is a triple pocket twist card which opens to reveal three small cards in the inside pockets. I created the focal on the front of the card using the Ornaments 2 stamp set and coordinating Ornament die



Cut the base from ivory cardstock at 8-1/4" x 8-1/8" and score at 4-1/8" on the 8-1/4" side. Rotate and score at 1/2", 2-7/8", 5-1/4" and 7-5/8" on the 8-1/8" side.

Now, turn the base piece clockwise just a tad and score diagonally from the top of the 1/2" score line down to the bottom of the 5-1/4" score line. Score again from the top of the 2-7/8" score line down to the bottom of the 7-5/8" score line.

On the 8-1/4" side of the base piece with the 1/2" margins at the top and bottom, trim away the top left 1/2" portion to the 4-1/8" score line and miter the corners. Next, trim away the bottom right 1/2" portion from the 4-1/8" score line out to the right edge, and miter those corners as well. This will leave 1/2" flaps on the top right and the bottom left; apply double-sided tape to the flaps. Fold on all score lines in both directions, back and forth, so the base piece is flexible.

Fold the base piece in half (down the center of the 8-1/4" side on the 4-1/8" score line), remove the liner from the double-sided tape and fold the flaps inward, and adhere. This will form a large pocket (opening at the top) with a left, middle and right section. The left section does not have a diagonal score line. The middle and right sections do have diagonal score lines. 

Cut one 4" x 2-1/2" rectangle from patterned paper and adhere to the left section (the large portion that does not have a diagonal score line). Next, cut two 3-7/8" x 2-1/4" rectangles from patterned paper and cut each into two triangles (from the top right down to the bottom left) so you end up with four triangles. Adhere two of these triangles to the bottom portion of the middle and right sections (on the same side as the larger rectangle). Flip the base piece over (opening at the top) and adhere the other two triangles to the upper portion of the middle and right sections - this step is not shown in the photo.



Pinch the middle section and bring the left section over toward the right to form the first twist. Then pinch the right section and bring the left portion over toward the right again to form the second twist.

Using the Ornaments 2 stamp set and coordinating Ornament die, create a focal image for the front of the card. Wrap ribbon around the card and tie in a bow, adhering the ribbon to the back of the card and adhering the stamped and die cut ornament to the front of the ribbon.

Cut the three small cards for the inside pockets at 4" x 2-1/4" from burgundy cardstock along with patterned paper and ivory cardstock layering panels 1/8" smaller. Add sentiments to the small cards to complete the project. 



Prickley Pear Stamps products used:
Ornaments 2 stamp set 
Ornament die

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Gate Fold with a Twist!

Hello Prickley Pear Stamps fans! I hope your day will be fabulous! Leslie here, from Love To Scrap 2, sharing a twisted gate fold card featuring the so-so-gorgeous Sketched Florals - Hydrangea stamp set! I thought I'd take a break from the Halloween projects and share something pretty!



I have an errand to run this morning, so in the interest of time, I'm once again linking to the Splitcoast Stampers website, to a tutorial that was showcased in a newsletter HERE several years ago. 
I stamped the Sketched Florals - Hydrangea image on white cardstock, colored it with alcohol markers and cut layering panels. I created my card base in dark purple and embellished it with purple dotted patterned paper layers and the stamped layering panels. I stamped the sentiment (from the same stamp set) in purple ink, cut it with a wonky stitched rectangle die and adhered it to the front. I added Clear Star shimmer to the centers of the flowers to finish the card front.



I cut the inside panel from white cardstock and embellished it with strips of purple dotted patterned paper and a narrow strip of dark purple cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the Flowers For Beautiful You stamp set in purple ink and layered the panel on dark purple cardstock. 



When completed and folded flat, this card fits in an A2 size envelope.



Prickley Pear Stamps products used:
Sketched Florals - Hydrangea stamp set
Flowers For Beautiful You stamp set

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Halloween Free Standing Pop-Up Card!

Hello Prickley Pear Stamps fans! I hope you're having a great day! Leslie here, from Love To Scrap 2, sharing another Halloween card using the super adorable Bats stamp setBats 2 stamp set and coordinating Bat die! I have to say these bat stamp sets and coordinating die are very popular this year, lol! This card is called a Free Standing Pop-Up Card and super fun to make and embellish!



This tutorial was showcased in a Splitcoast Stampers newsletter HERE several years ago which I'm linking to for you to follow along. I created my card base from black cardstock and embellished it with several coordinating Halloween patterned papers. I also used the Bats stamp setBats 2 stamp set and coordinating Bat die.



I left the back of the free standing panel blank to write a custom message and sign.



The fun part is that this card folds flat for mailing!



Prickley Pear Stamps products used:
Bats stamp set
Bats 2 stamp set
Bat die

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Let's make a Halloween latch card!

Hello Prickley Pear Stamps fans! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! Leslie here, from Love To Scrap 2, sharing a Halloween card using the super adorable Bats stamp set, Bats 2 stamp set and coordinating Bat die! This fun card is a latch card and it's super easy to create, so let's get started!



This card is the standard A2 size when folded, however, measurements can easily be adjusted to make any size card you want. Cut the 6-3/8" x 5-1/2" card base from white cardstock and score at 2-1/8" on the long side. Also die cut one large circle from white cardstock (or whatever shape you'd like to use for the right panel), score the right side of it and adhere it to the card base being sure the right panel overlaps the left panel. Cut layers from black cardstock and three coordinating Halloween patterned paper for the left panel, the circular right panel and the inside. Adhere the layers together and then adhere them to the card base. The general rule of thumb for layering is 1/4" smaller for each layer. Create several large die cuts (word or image - your choice) for the latch and adhere them on top of each other so the piece is nice and sturdy. Adhere only the left side to the top left corner of the left panel, so the right side of the piece becomes the latch. Stamp a sentiment and/or embellish the circular right panel as desired. 



Stamp a sentiment on the inside to complete the card.



Prickley Pear Stamps products used:
Bats stamp set
Bats 2 stamp set
Bat die

These stamps and coordinating die are awesome for creating Halloween cards! They are so fun mixing and matching between the sets!

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Friday, October 15, 2021

Wedding Congrats - just in time for Halloween!

Hello Prickley Pear Stamp fans! Leslie here, from Love To Scrap 2, sharing a wedding congrats card I created with the Prickley Pear Stamps Dancing Skeleton and Scalloped Oval stamp sets! Yep, just in time for Halloween! I know there are some crafters out there who really love Halloween... and the creepier, the better, lol! 


Cut a standard A2 size top-folding landscape card base from white cardstock along with a patterned paper layering panel and adhere it to the card base. Add some glitter tape down each side. Stamp the coffin from the Dancing Skeleton stamp set on pink and blue patterned paper and fussy cut them. Stamp the skellys and their clothing (from the same stamp set) on white cardstock, fussy cut the pieces, and add just a pop of color to each with alcohol markers. Place them in their respective coffins and adhere them to the front card panel along with a die cut sentiment.


Cut the inside panel from white cardstock and embellish it with a leftover patterned paper strip from that used on the front, along with narrow kraft and white cardstock strips. Stamp the sentiment from the Scalloped Oval stamp set in black ink and layer the panel on kraft cardstock. 


Prickley Pear Stamps products used:
Dancing Skeleton stamp set
Scalloped Oval stamp set

This is a super easy design. And if you're a fan of Halloween, the Dancing Skeleton stamp set is a must-have for your stamp stash! It's a lot of fun and very versatile!

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Monday, June 7, 2021

'Tropical Wreath' Card

 Hello!

Today I have created an 8" square card using stamps and dies from Prickley Pear stamps...

1) I started with an 8" card blank onto which I layered a piece of black cardstock then a piece of pale blue lightly patterned paper.

2) Next I cut out the Circle Peek A Boo die in white card to go into the middle of the card.

3) I stamped out the hibiscus flower and leaf a number of times and die cut them with the matching die set.  These were then coloured using watercolour markers and a touch of stickles glitter added to the middle of the flowers.


4) After that I also stamped and die cut the pelican from the Happy Beach Critters stamps before colouring it in.

5) The flowers were then glued around the edge of the circle to form a wreath and the pelican added.

6) To finish the card I stamped out one of the sentiments from the Happy Beach Critters set in black ink and added it underneath the pelican.


All the Prickley Pear products used on this card can be found on the website...

https://www.prickleypear.com/

You can also see the process for this card over on the Prickley Pear YouTube channel, along with other videos using a variety of Prickley Pear products...

https://www.youtube.com/user/PrickleyPearRS

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx