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April 21, 2011

My Mother always used to say........

"Some day you will thank me for this"! LOL Hello Amylynne here today on The Bug Bytes. Thanks so much Pam for letting play awhile on your blog!
Thought I would set you up with what my post is about today with a "Momism". Have any of your favorite? As many of you may or may not know my "baby" is graduating this May......then come August we will be empty nesters! Oh my!! Don't get me started.....the tears will come! Anyway here is a quote that will be going inside my card......"A Mother holds her children's hearts for a while, their hearts.....forever." Hmmm...yes this card is going to my oldest daughter. Sweet! Well this post is photo heavy......I believe 12 in all.....so sit back and enjoy the ride!
Today I made a "Napkin" fold card. If you have been visiting my blog I have another in a recent post for my Advanced card class that I teach at my LSS. As much as I would love to take credit for coming up with this sweet card I cannot..... I found it on a Norwegion? site......lol I visit so many blogs......but here name is Marrianne. On to the card

I will do my best to explain the directions....here we go!!
Here is a list of some supplies and a photo!

As you can see I used the .....
Martha Stewart score board
Martha Stewart punches
Tattered Angels glimmer mist {dazzling diamonds}
Distress paint {picket fence}
PP from DCWV {Mariposa stack}
distress ink {old paper, not pictured}
Prima flowers
Pearls{Recollections, from Michaels}
Ribbon 1 yard
And of course the Cricut!

Start by taking your 12x12 piece of Cardstock and score at 3" and 9" turn paper 90 degrees and score at 3" and 9" again. Using your bonefolder crease those folds crisp. Next you will want to find the center of your 12x12 paper. When you find it fold all corners into the center and crease crisp! Next taking the Martha Stewart around the page punch.....punch. Making sure to punch the corners first! Then the edge punch. As seen in photo below.....

Pretty cool huh? Now if you are really want a challenge take one of those Martha Stewart cartridges and design your own edge! LOL.....for me I am quite happy with how she designs these punches and have no desire to try and make my own.....lol but you can have fun with that one! Onward we go.....
Next you will cut your design paper into squares, then triangles.
Here is the cuts....

2 = 5.50 squares{then cut into 8 triangles all together}
2 = 3.25 squares{then cut into 8 triangles all together}
1 = 3.75 square{cut into 4 triangles}
1 = 2.75 square{cut into 4 triangles}
photos below.....

Now back to your Cardstock piece.....which is the card base. After cresaing your folds....you will see a point on the side form....fold that one into the card.....oh I hope you can see that from the photo! Very hard to explain this part! Click on the photo and it will enlarge and you should be able to see what I mean. Also fod each corner back onto itself.

Next start layering your triangles as follows in the photos.....oh of course I inked all edges with distress ink before putting it together.

Now you are ready to make the belly band. Cut a 12"x3" piece of cs and fold in half.....so you have a 6"x3" folded piece. Cut another 12"x2.50" piece of cs and fold the same way. Then edge punch both pieces and ink. Layer larger strip the ribbon and then smaller so the ribbon is sandwiched in between and glue together.

Next cut your design out and layer and glue.....
And don't forget to glimmer mist your design and flowers! Add pretty pearls too for add embellishment!

Next tie it around your card for a gorgeous card that you can give Mom or hey make one for any occasion!

Oh boy......I did it! I truly hope you enjoyed my tutorial! I had alot of fun creating this.....you will too! Until next time......have a great day! Come visit me at my space.....http://www.amysscrappyspace.blogspot.com/!
Thanks again Pam! I will leave you with one other "momism"....."Some day when you have kids you'll understand." LOL

Yours truly,


papillon digital design said...

OMG Amy this is absolutely gorgeous! Love it. Have never seen this type of card. TFS
I am definitely making this

Jan said...

Absolutely Beautiful! Love the design I may ha to try this! TFS


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This card is stunning. Love the detail. TFS

AllisonF (Goody Bag Diva) said...

Breathtaking! A work of art!

Audrey Frelx said...

Wow! Amylynne, this card is beautiful -- just stunning!

JenL said...

Your card is so beautiful!! I guess I'm a scrapbooker at heart, because the inside folded flat would also make an awesome scrapbook page too.

L.B. said...

The details are just beautiful

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.blogspot.com) said...

This is the most beautifully created card! I love the folds and edges! Lovely, perfect card!
Nadia (With Glittering Eyes blog)

Crafty Lady said...

This card is gorgeous!! I'm definitely going to give this a try. Thanks for sharing. :)

Denine said...

Amylynne, Amazing card! Beautiful.. just Beautiful. I have never seen the 'napkin fold' before. Its gorgeous.

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