Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Interactive card- flip flop

Every month I participate in a card swap, and this month the swap card theme was interactive cards. This caused much debate for me on what type of interactive card I would make, or how would I make a regular card interactive.
So I looked through the Magic book, and went to you tube and google. I found images of a card called the Flip Flop, and generally how it was made. At first site it can look kind of intimidating to make, but while fiddling with it I found it to be easy, and how to use it to make a multi- interactive card that does the flip flop a few times. ( I'll post one after I get a chance to make it)
For now here is the card I made for my swap, along with some simple instructions and tips on how to make it.

The base of the card is 7-1/4" x 5-1/2" 
take  1/4" off those measurements for the printed paper (butterfly paper in pictuers) 

Then score the base of the paper at the following measurements:
With long edge at the top one edge of the paper cutter, score at 2-7/8" and 4-3/8" from the left edge.

on one side of the card stock you will draw 4 lines
horizontally: ( 7 1/4" edges should be your top and bottom) make a 1" line from the edge of the top and bottom.
Vertically: make a line 1 3/4" from each edge.

At this point there will be a square in the middle of your card base with 2 score lines going through it. 
Take an exacto knife and cut along this square edge, DO NOT cut the space between the scored lines. When done you card should look like this. 

Now you can fold on the scored lines. Folding the right edge of your card to the left, and the left edge of your card to the right. 
This creates the base of the card and enabling it to be interactive. Pulling the edges away from one another will turn the square in the middle of the card, allowing it to "flip flop" 
The square pieces measurements are : 3 3/4"x 3 1/2"

* This card was made using Close To My Heart scrap booking supplies. Below is the list of items used.*

card base: 7 1/4" x 5 1/2" (colonial white)
"Wings"butterfly B&T paper: 7"x 5 1/4" (I did the same pencil measurements on this to get the squared lined up. To make it easier I first cut this at 7 1/4" x 5 1/2", cut the square out, then cut the 1/4" off each side before applying it to the base.)
Sweet Leaf CS: 3 1/2" x 3 3/4"
Twilight CS: 3 1/2" x 3 3/4"
Vineyard berry CS: 3 1/4" x 3 1/2"
All the colored CS I sponged the edges in the same color to soften the edges.
Stamp sets:
April Stamp of the month- Blessed: I used the saying and the butterfly(coca for the saying and petal and coca for the butterfly)

Bliss Workshop on the go stamp set: I used the roses( used petal and vineyard berry)
You & Me kit stamp set: The journaling stamp( coca for the stamp, then sponged over it in desert sand for an aged look.)

January Stamp of the month: The butterfly ( i stamped the butterfly in petal, twilight, and vineyard berry, then put opaques on the bottom edges)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Love Studio J

While I have talked about studio J, I am sad to say I haven't taken much time to share tips, techniques, and ideas on how to utilize Studio J.

Thankfully for Close To My Heart they are always a step ahead, and I have the pleasure of sharing a video with you from the company that shows some great tips on how to utilize this great program to make your digital scrap-booking come to life.

So take a moment to watch this 5 minute video. After feel free to go on to my site and try out studio j. It is free to use after all!
Go here for the video.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

myersty hostess

I have a mystery hostess gathering planed for the end of the month. This gathering is going to also work as a meet and greet for new customers to meet and get to know me a little. Since it is going to be in the format of a traditional gathering with an open house type of feel it will have a come and go as you can make it but will be shorter.
I am looking forward to it because since I am the technical hostess I am going to do a drawing for someone to win the hostess status of the gathering to get all the free/discounted goodies a hostess would get.
So specifically for the new customers I have made cards to send them that will have an invite placed in it. This allows them to reuse the card while also seeing some of my work. Then for returning customers they are also getting the hand made card invite, but for the purpose of appreciation that they still come to my events.
As you can geuss this is a lot of cards, and I can only do it for the people I have an address for, everyone else will be getting an ezinvite or an invite via facebook.

Here are some of the cards I have made thus far. They were really easy, as can be seeing if you have the Workshop on the go, it was what I used for some of the cards, and where I got ideas for others. 


Monday, May 9, 2011

Become a Consultant in May

Close to My Heart puts out some great campaigns every month. This month it is great as always. 
If you become a consultant through the month of may you will get $300 worth of scrap-booking supplies for just $65. 

If after you have thought about this and looked at the product options below you aren't sure, get in contact with me and I can answer any questions you may have about this great deal. Tabbifritz@myctmh.com

Otherwise you can become a consultant here.

What Is In The Kit?

You choose 3 options below (or pay $40 for each additional option).
You will also receive Business Essentials contents include:

 Open Me First Brochure, Current Idea Book (qty. 5), You Are Welcome Here Brochures (W1151, qty. 25), The Rewards Come Now Brochures (W1150, qty. 25), Customer Order Forms (W1101, qty. 25), Studio J® Customer Order Forms (W1102, qty. 25), Studio J® 5-Pack Cards (W1104, qty. 5), Studio J® Membership Cards (W1103, qty. 5), Cello Bags (W1152, qty. 25)

Option 1
12-Month Studio J® Membership

Option 2
Workshops on the Go™ Mayberry Kit (G1022)
My Acrylix® Summer Days Stamp Set (B1375)
Smoothie Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2196)
Olive Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2137)
Brads Pink Assortment (Z1362)
2" × 3 1/2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1009) (not shown)

Option 3
Workshops on the Go™ Lucky Kit (G1018)
My Acrylix® Enjoy Life Stamp Set (C1439)
Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2140)
Desert Sand Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2118)
Lucky Level 2 Assortment (Z1356)
Kraft Color-Ready Borders (Z1377)
Sponge (Z697)
Edge Distresser (Z1297)
2 1/2" × 2 1/2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1004) (not shown)

Option 4
12" x 12" Dark Chocolate My Legacy® Faux Leather Album (Z1342)
Outdoor Denim Quick Pic® Album (Z1404)
My Acrylix® Ciao Stamp Set (D1461)
Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2111)
4" × 4" My Acrylix® Block (Y1008)

Option 5
Double Scrubber (Z1163)
My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778)
My Acrylix® A Tulip Stamp Set (A1111)
My Acrylix® Spring Up Stamp Set (B1365)
My Acrylix® Bless This Nest Stamp Set (C1445 )
Tulip Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2166)
Garden Green Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2120)
3" × 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006) (not shown)

free prints

well I will be posting cards I've made later today, with one or 2 flower techniques that should have been posted last month. I do apologize, but finals seemed to get the better of me. Then my 2 weeks off... I wish! lol but they are a bit of a blur. So I am getting back to the grind stone.

Before I start off with all my Close To My Heart posts for the month, I would like to share some great deals on getting photos cheap. You can never have enough pictures.

The first one ends TODAY!
50  free prints through shutterfly. The code is good, once per an account. 
The code is: 5NME-4XK1-NX0B-MSZ6UX

The next shutterfly free prints is for 75 prints, also once per account. This offer doesn't end till May 11th
The code is: E1P6-FDKM-E5N3-W8344X

Also till sat. may 14th you can get 50 prints for $5.00 with Walgreens. 
The code is :Treasure55