Monday, July 6, 2009

Origami Fold Notecard Holder Tutorial

origami fold notecard holder
Tutorial by Heather Rae Bingham Peete
adapted from video tutorial by emeraldcityelegance

materials needed:

12 x 12 sheet of patterned card stock
scoring tool
bone folder
straight edge tool
grid paper or measuring mat
jumbo eyelet

Start with a full 12 x 12 sheet of patterned card stock. I used a double-sided piece of Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!

Fold sheet in half from point to point, forming a triangle. Use a bone folder to create a strong crease.

Unfold paper. With original crease running horizontally, score vertically at 6 ½ inches in from both sides. note: The video says 5 ½ inches, but I learned through trial and error to make the vertical scores at 6 ½.

Fold side points in on new score lines. Align each point with horizontal crease. Press with bone folder.

Fold in half, point to point, and press firmly with bone folder.

Score ¾ inches from either side of original center crease. This is made easier with it open.

Fold and crease on new score lines, folding so that other side of paper shows.

You should now have a “mountain fold” at the bottom of holder, which enables it to stand alone.

Use a crop-a-dile to punch a hole and attach a jumbo eyelet at top of holder. Thread ribbon through eyelet and tie off. Fill holder with notecards and matching envelopes. Mine comfortably held four A2 notecards in the front pocket and their envelopes in the back pocket.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

CASED Thank You Card

Last night I needed a quick thank you card, so I CASED a sample from the new 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog. This card literally took me just a few minutes. The Idea Book is full of hundereds of pages of samples and ideas! You can download the PDF version here, or purchase a hard copy here.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Win a Stampin’ Up! Big Shot Pack!

Stampin Addicts dot com has tons of ideas using the Stampin’ Up! Big Shot and is giving away a Big Shot Die Pack as part of the Stampin’ Up! summer celebration.


Stampin’ Up! just released the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog and it’s loaded with new products that every stamper must have. As part of the summer celebration Stampin Addicts is holding a blog contest during the month of July giving away a Big Shot die pack made up of 5 new exclusive Stampin’ Up! dies.

  • Stampin’ Up! Thanks (Embosslits)
  • Stampin’ Up! Final Press (Embossing Folders)
  • Stampin’ Up! Perfect Details (Textured Plates)
  • Stampin’ Up! Two Tags (Bigz Dies)
  • Stampin’ Up! Fancy Favor (Bigz XL Dies)
Click here to enter. Good luck! :)