Saturday, July 9, 2016

July Joyful Stars blog hop

 photo JoyfulStarsBlogHopBadge3_zpsa824a544.jpgWelcome to the monthly Joyful Stars blog hop. We're so glad you and join us for our monthly blog.  Please follow us every month on the 10th and get inspired by all the great artwork we are creating. Don't miss next month when we can share what's new in our 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  I'm busy working on NEW products and it was really hard for me not to show you.
The catalog goes live on August 1st with our NEW Holiday Expressions going live September 1st. You are in for a treat.  I hope this blog inspires you to create and share your paper crafting with others.

My post for this month is what I made for my team that went to convention in Florida, Disney.
 With the french fry pattern from Art Philosophy, I made Mickey mouse pants to hold snacks.  Buttons and suspenders were added.  I used Design studio to make everything the right size and length.  Glitter was added to the buttons.

On the photo above I added a bookmark and a laminated name tag that Krista made for me. The bookmark, name tag and gift bag  was made using Magical paper X7209B  soon to be retired.

Enjoy the blog, here is a list of this month's blogger, so hop over to a very talented Andrea's blog and see what she has to share, keep hopping until you get back here.  

Joyce Houck          

Andrea Sherman          

Debi Brile                  

Crystal Davis           

 Betty Locco              

Krista Hershberger  

Helen Gullett             

Marie Flayer                

 Lori Meadows          

Stephanie Brown      

 Donna Ackley Long 

back to Joyce

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Double pleated card

Today we made a double pleated card, well actually we made 2.  Everyone got real creative and there was no stopping them.  We used La Vie Rose paper that has a black print on one side and a roses on the other.  The directions for this card are as follows:

Start with a 5x10" pc of background texture paper.  Score it on the long side at 1".....1/2" repeat all the way across. So you will have some 1" sections and some 1/2" sections.  Mark the short end at 2" and 3" with a pencil.  At the center 1" section put pencil marks there also, on either side of the score lines.  Make a diagonal cut from the 2" mark to the first mark on the long side. Do the same on the other side starting at the 3" mark.
Turn it to the other side and do the same.  Your paper will taper out from the 1"center to a 1" edge.  Fold accordian style, look at the examples, some are solid on the top and others are open.  There is no right or wrong just place it however you please.  You can even cut it in half and use it on 2 cards.  We mounted the pleated piece on a 4x5 1/4" cardstock.  

Any questions just use the email on the top of this blog and I will help you. Go to my Website to order.
Have a blessed day!
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Friday, July 1, 2016

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