February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

I made a Valentine's Day card for Dada day this year with a Pink Paislee Mistletoe & Co. die-cut paper I've had in my stash forever. One of those papers I always pull out but end up returning. I love it but until now I never figured out how to use it.
The alphas are also by Pink Paislee. Core'dinations cardstocks (Whitewash and Gemstones), May Arts Ribbon.

Challenges entered:
Sew Many Cards - Challenge #43 Valentines
ECP Challenge Blog - Challenge #31
One Stop Craft Challenge - Week #118 Love is in the Air
Card Makin Mamas - Challenge #14
Crafty Ann's - Challenge #35
Crafty Catz - Challenge 69
Frosted Designs - use the word LOVE
Ooh La La - Challenge #73
DYSU - challenge #6 ribbons

Here is a tutorial for the fan:

1- cut the paper in half, then "half" again making sure you have complete scallops.
2- With the pattern facing up score from the tip to the point where two scallops meet. (I found it helpful to mark my scoring board at full inch marks to help line things up.)
3- Turn the paper over and score from the tip to the middle of each scallop.
4- Accordion fold and gather the base (about one third of the length from the tip). I cut the tip off because the fan was a little too long for my card.

Thanks for stopping by!


Vol 4, #8

12 comments:

iReneM said...

Oh, this is wonderful. Thank you for showing how you made that beautiful fan and for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.

x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Patchi
A beautfiul card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz this week,
Hugs Dianne xx

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

So cute! Love the mix of colours and patterns.

Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous card, and thank you for the tutorial with it. Thank you for sharing both with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Wendi said...

Wow what a fabulous card very creative
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Lori Apgar said...

What a pretty card! I love the fan!!

Thanks for joining us at Fosted Designs this week!!

CraftyGirl said...

These papers worked great for this card... it is lovely! And the tute was helpful! Thanks for taking on our Love challenge at Frosted Designs this week!
barb :)

Doreen said...

Love the fan on this.Thanks for sharing this with us at Ooh La La.xxx

WencheP said...

Wonderful card, love the fan. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

princesskitten said...

oh - that cool

kitten DYSU team

Miranda said...

very pretty Patchi
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

higs
Miranda

Janna said...

Hey Patchi! One more great entry at our ribbon challenge at DYSU! Thanks so much :-) Janna