Friday, February 22, 2013

Bootcamp card and MWT Fun Folds and a New Winner!

Happy, happy Friday! This was another challenging week at work and I am very grateful that today is Friday! I plan to totally relax this weekend!

The midweek throwdown at OWH is to create a card with fun folds...I decided to make a step card. Here are 3 views of the card. It was fun to create different levels to the card and when it is folded flat- it still fits in an A2 envelope. There is not a lot of writing space on the card- I plan to line the back of the card with white cardstock to make it easier for one of our deployed heroes to write home!

Click on the link to see some of the great creations at the OWH Stars and Stamps blog.

Paula does a design bootcamp once a month over at OWH and this month she taught us how to create a focal point. Last month, her tutorial was on color theory. No matter how long you have been creating cards- or if you are a beginner- (yup- I am talking about you Denise!) Paula's bootcamp is so very helpful!


If you have visited my blog before, you will have noticed that I am partial to stamps from My Favorite Things.... I love the little kids-so it was a no brainer to make her the focal point. I think I lost the scallop oval nestie that goes with this size oval and it did not look important without some kind of framing- so I used a trick I learned from Kristina Werner- I punched a bunch of black circles and adhered them to the back of the oval to create the scallops! I purchased this stamp set about a month ago at my LSS and was happy to color it this week. I also recently purchased 6 stamps from the OWH/MFT fundraiser and I was thrilled to get 6 sets that I did not own! I got several bunnies- and cannot wait to color the cuties!

Well,  the original winner of the Groundhog Day blog skip prize has not contacted me- so I just drew another name.....drumroll......   Sarah-- at Sarah's Stamping and Stuff.Sarah- I just sent you an email! Congrats!

Looking forward to Sandy's copic class tomorrow! My kind of class-- from the comfort of my own home!

Take care, craft on and have a great weekend!


  1. The step card turned out great-- love those clouds! I can't wait to see what you do with your new MFT bunnies! Oh and I emailed you back--THANK YOU!!!

  2. Love both cards. Fantastic step card. Great use of dps! Those clouds really make it! Did you cut them?

    1. Hi Linda- the clouds are 2 dies- I am sorry to say I am not sure if they are PTI or Memory Box. Since I used felt- I had to use the metal shim with my big kick and I rolled it back and forth a few times. Thanks for visiting my blog! Diane

  3. That balloon card - WOW. That is very amazing!

  4. Terrific job on both of these cards Diane! There is no mistaking what the focal point is in your Bootcamp card. She is adorable and so nicely colored and the crisp, white oval adds attention getting contrast. Great job with choosing patterns and their placement too.

    I love you fun fold card too! Those cloud dies are from Papertrey Ink. I have them too, they are so much fun to use in combination with that Hero Arts OWH set and much easier then fussy cutting the cloud stamp in the set, though I've done that a few times too.


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