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Masculine Card with Tutorial

8 Jun
Hello everyone..Jeannie here with a little tutorial with a different variation of the card I made last week.
Last week I used the REFLECTIONS SCALLOPED CIRCLES to make this card.
Today, I am using the REFLECTIONS MINI PEAR: FRENCH FLAIR for my card.
To start, I cut out 4 squares using the 4th largest die and then one square for the card base with the 5th largest die.
Here are the cut papers all stacked up, you can see the base is just one size larger than the card pieces.
Take each card piece(not the base) and fold them in half down the middle.
Adhere them to the card base, forming a cross type pattern, shown here.
Two pieces are on the bottom,
the other two are on the top.
Here is what it looks like from the back with the base facing up.
To fold the card closed, start with the right flap, then the bottom,
then the left flap,
then fold the top down and tuck half of it under the the flap your first folded in.
This is the same way you fold packing boxes, get it?
Here it is, all closed up and ready to embellish.
So my card is dedicated to that theme.
I used the SCALLOPED SQUARE NESTING DIES for my card front panels.
I also used the Dotties Ric Rac and Ribbon Eyelet dies for some extra embellishing.
All of the paper and stamps are from CLOSE TO MY HEART.
All of my inks are from Stampin’ Up!
Doesn’t this card remind you of that Route 66 song?
I think it is the perfect MANLY card!
I hope you have enjoyed this brief tutorial today.
Be sure to check out our Challenge Blog.
You will love the things you can win and all of the inspiration over there too!
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with Today’s post.

When is a circle not a circle?

1 Jun
Do you like that title?  When is a circle not a circle?  When it is a square!!!
The reason that’s my title is because the main part of this card is made out of the
I wanted to point out a couple of things about the REFLECTIONS DIES.
They are very versatile, you can mix and match the sets, you can use them for cards, scrapbook pages and even sentiments and tags.
This card not only uses the Scalloped Circle Reflections set, but also the Mini Pearl French Flair set.
On the dark blue base you can see how elegant the Mini Pearl French Flair is.
I also used the Mini Pearl French Flair to create all my sentiment tags.
The tags were then embellished with rub-ons, Flourish Leaf Strip, Pretty Petal and mini pearls.
Here you can see how this unique card opens up.
You can see how the card is created with the 4 circles.
It is opened and closed the same way you open and close a packing type box.
Here is the inside all decorated also.
I just love this type of card!
I hope you can see just how much fun you can have with our Reflections Dies.  The possibilities are endless.  It is like buying 3 types of dies all in one shot.  Scrapbooking, card making and tag/sentiment dies all in one!
Have you been over to our challenge blog?
Our new theme is FOR THE GRAD.
Be sure to head on over there and check out the inspiration that our DT has for you.
Join in the fun for a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cherry Lynn Dies.
This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Summer Fun Banner

11 May
Today I have such a fun project for you to try!
I love using the Reflections Dies in their full size, but they are tons of fun when you just use the halves too!
I am using the Scalloped Oval set on this banner.
I used my digital papers from Echo Park, and created lots of bright and colorful layers as my banner base.
The top tiered portion of the banner is made with the Pennant die.
On the individual banner pieces I embellished each letter with the following dies:
For the letters I used the Optimistic Font on top of layers of Scalloped Circles.
I love all the bright and cheery colors in this!
It is always fun for me to think of new ways to use supplies and I am very happy with how this turned out.
Now, moving on, have you checked out our new challenge on the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge Blog?
The Challenge this week is Shades of Purple.
I came across and adorable, simple card design and wanted to make this design to show you all.
Here is the card original.
Here is my PURPLE version of the same design.
For this card I used the following dies:
Scalloped Rectangles for the card mats, Black Eyed Susans and Wood Grain Embossing Plates.
Also I used the  Pennant die again because I love that die!
Lots of purple:)
What do you think you can come up with for our challenge?
We’d love to see you link up with us.  Remember there is a $20.00 gift certificate to the lucky winner of the challenge!
I hope you have enjoyed my post today, this has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana, have a great Friday.

Criss Cross Bliss Card

4 May
I came across an awesome tutorial for this Criss Cross card.
You can find the link HERE.
I do have to warn you, I don’t think the directions are very accurate.
After a few revisions, I came up with this lovely card to share today.
This card is one of those things that after I am done, I could kick myself for not writing down the dies I used as I was going along.
I will try my best to let you know all of the dies I used.  On the card base I used:
For the band around the card I used FRANCESCA BORDER, TIFFANY BORDER AND BORDER CARNIVALE.
The sentiment focal point attached to the band, I used the following dies:
Here is the card with the band removed, you can see the Criss Cross Base in back.
All the paper is the brand new line from Authentique Paper called:
I love the way this turned out and I think it would make a perfect Mother’s Day card.
I hope you have enjoyed my project today.
Have you visited our Challenge blog?  Enter the challenge for a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree to Cheery Lynn Designs.
Our current theme is FLOWERS.
I think I did pretty good for the theme this week;)
Hope you have a great weekend.
This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

2 for 1 card with Cheery Lynn Designs

13 Apr
Today I am sharing 2 cards I made, just for this post.
On one of the cards I have used a new stamp I just got from {ippity} stamps, so I decided to use a sketch on an {ippity} challenge blog.  Here is the sketch.

Here is my first card.
It is a pretty simple sketch.  Since I am using some very bright and colorful MOMENTA papers, I kept my embellishments to a minimum.
Let me know how you like my flower.  If I get enough responses..maybe I can do a tutorial on how I made it!  Leave a response in the comments if you’d like me to do a tutorial.
 Here is the card I made with my itty bitty Unity stamp set called Adventurous.
I used the same sketch.  The dies I used are as follows:
Here is a picture of them both together.
All my papers are from Momenta and all my embossing powders are by WOW EMBOSSING powders.
I am so thankful I have so many fun products to work with.  I hope you enjoyed how I combined different products today and that you also enjoyed the cards I have shared today.
Be sure to say YAY or NAY to the idea of a tutorial on the flower in my first card on this post.
Have you visited our new CHALLENGE blog yet?
Here is the web address:
Our current theme is THINK SPRING.
I think my cards were also inspired by the theme!
Thanks for stopping by today.
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

An Authentique Paper Never Ending Card

13 Feb
I am excited to share a tutorial with you today. I made a card like this on my blog last week and had a lot of positive feedback, so I thought today I’d share with you how you can make your own.
I have named this card “The Never Ending Card.”
The original pattern for this came out of a book called Very Mary Stationary.
To start you will need 4 pieces of paper.
3 pieces all cut from the same paper will form the base.  The dimensions of those papers are:
4 1/2″ x 10 1/2″
1 1/4″ x 1 3/8″
1 1/4″ x 3 1/2″
The other paper you will cut from Decorative Paper and the dimensions are:
4″ x 4″
Take the longest piece and from the left short edge score lines at
1) 1″
2) 1 3/8″
3) 5 7/8″
6 1/4″
Fold along the score lines and you are creating a box.  Put adhesive on the outer edge of the 1st scored section create the box shape.(see next picture)

 

Here is what it looks like, I like to decorate the front before assembling, I find it easiest to do it in this order.
For the tabs you will take the shorter pieces of paper and score them at these increments.
The 3 3/8 paper, score from the left at the 1 1/2″ mark and the 1 7/8″ mark.  Fold on the score lines and adhere to the card middle left.  This just acts a barrier so the inside card does not fall out.
For the 3 1/2″ paper score from the left at the 1″ mark and the 1 3/8 mark.  Fold on the lines and adhere the longer end to the inside center right.  To make the tab open or close, either use adhesive velcro or some sort of reusable adhesive.

 

For the card enclosure you will need on piece of paper that is 4″ x 10 3/4″.  Score this paper at the 2 1/2″ and 6 1/2″ marks.  Fold the shorter panel up to create an pocket and then fold the other score line to create the card.  Embellish as desired.
Here is the completed card front.  You can see that I used a Card Candi for my tab and underneath I used the Tack it Over and Over glue.
 Here is a close up of the card front.  Don’t you love the Celebrate Papers?
Here is the card enclosure.
The card enclosure opens up to reveal a pocket inside..
…inside the pocket is a matching gift card holder.
Here is a close up of the gift card holder.  I just love the floral print on the enjoyment paper.
Here are the different pieces side by side.
Isn’t this a great card?
It really is easy to make, if you have any questions regarding how to make this..feel free to ask me.
I have been enjoying working with the Celebrate line and I hope you enjoyed my card today.
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.
Supplies used:

Wednesday WOWZER Time Again!!

28 Dec

How are you today?

Today I have such a fun idea for you.

I have used the new set called Your Friendship, My Cup of Tea.

I LOVE..LOVE…LOVE this set!

Here is what I came up with, it is a tag since I intend to enter this in the GIFT WRAPPING CHALLENGE on THE UNITY STAMP CHALLENGE  blog.

The tag is inside one of CANVAS CORP’s Mini Bags.

When you pull the bag off, inside is this delightful tag that can double as a bookmark.

Here is a close up.

The branch is from the DEVOTED set and the phrase is from the NEW SEASON, NEW WONDER set.

What do you think of the new set, Your Friendship, My Cup of Tea?

If you want to see the other new sets…click here for the fun!!

They are all fabulous!

Now…a favor?

Head on over to I Heart {ippity} we have such creative gals!

I love everything they make, every week.

Go and see for yourself.

Have a great day and remember this is the season of giving, not the season of stress and greed!  Relax and enjoy and don’t get caught up in the worldly view of this season.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

I will be entering this card in the GIFT WRAPPING CHALLENGE on THE UNITY STAMP CHALLENGE.  Wish me luck:)