Sunday, July 10, 2011

Lovely Layers Blog Hop


I am super excited to be a stop on the Denami Designs Lovely Layers Blog Hop this weekend!  You should have just arrived here from Dana's blog. (I love the way she layered her ink!)  

If you are looking to start at the beginning of the hop, you can click here to get to the Denami Designs Blog where the fun and creativity begins.  It is also link you can click if you get lost along the way.  You have until 11:59 p.m. PST July 11th to leave comments on the blogs to be eligible for prizes.  They are giving away three $20 gift certificates to their website.  

So . . . it was a tough choice for me to decide what stamp I would use for my design.  I am so attached to all those little chick stamps (they just make me smile).  But in the end I went with the Playful Puppies set and the doghouse.  I have four dogs living under my roof, so it seemed like the right thing to do.  


I never make a flat scrapbook layout, and cards are no different for me.  I always start with card stock and build layers.  My card started as any regular folded card, but then I decided to add some folded layers so I could bring my little puppies to life.  So I did some accordion folding on the right side.  Trust me . . . it looks harder than it is (I included the measurements on the cutting and folds further below in the yellow highlight).   

I am in love with the new We R Memories Friends Furever line and had picked some up from my local LSS, New England Scrapbook Co.  The 6 x 6" pad of pattern paper was perfect.  I used green card stock for my card base, as I wanted it to have an "outdoor" feel to it.  I added layers of the pattern paper over the green on parts of the card, and also layered strips of a second pattern paper (love those diagonal stripes).  And then I added more layers with my stamped images.  I used cream and brown card stock for my puppies and dog houses, and I colored some parts with my Copic markers.  I then added some Denami ribbon and a few sentiments from Pink by Design.  

A close up of the pups!
I should mention that the piece of blue card stock was yet another layer onto my last accordion fold, to give me a backdrop.  


Here is the card flat.  So this would be how it will look coming out of the envelope before it springs to life and hopefully causes the recipient to smile!     


The next stop on the hop is the creative Pam Wendt.  Prepare to be inspired!  Don't forget to leave your comments to be eligible for the prizes, and I welcome you to become a follower of my blog.  

Keep hopping toward creativity!  Thanks for stopping by,



Debbie

 
Cutting/Scoring Instructions:  Start with a 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of card stock, and place in your cutter lengthwise.  Decide how much of the card you want folded, versus how much you want to remain flat.  For mine, I left about 2 1/2" flat on the left, but you can change it up any way you'd like, making the folds on the left instead of the right.  Once you decide where you want the cut, you will cut from the 1" to the 7 1/2" mark - so you're basically leaving the bottom inch of each edge intact without a cut. Once you've cut, you'll want to score one side at 4 1/4" (the regular score for a card).  On the side you want to have the pleated folds, you'll score at 1", 2", 3 1/4" 4 1/2" and 6 1/2". 







38 comments:

  1. I love your little puppies! And the way that you brought them to life with their outdoor scene is so adorable! Beautiful design! :o)

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  2. Those puppies are so adorable! What an amazing card! I love the 3D look!

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  3. Holy cats this is amazing! Love your details and the colors on this card!

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  4. So so cute....love it!!!! tfs!!!

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  5. I love those adorable puppies and the 3D look!

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  6. Love those cute little puppies and their houses. And... very cool card construction! WOW!

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  7. Those puppies are just darling!

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  8. WOW! What an AWESOME use of layers!!! Love all those adorable puppies!

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  9. You did an amazing job creating this layered card!!! Super cute, and a nice surprise for the recipient when it pops up after taking it out of the envelope!! ;o)

    Ruza
    http://ruzascraftcorner.blogspot.com/

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  10. This card is amazing! I have 4 dogs, so I'm biased but I love it!

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  11. amazing! love the layers and depth on this card.

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  12. Cute cute cute! Love the dimension to this!

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  13. So cute! Great job with those little puppies.

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  14. How adorable...and inspiring. Gonna have to make a folded card right after this hop is over!

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  15. Sooooo adorable! I love the pups! Amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Adorable!!! Such a creative idea...love it! Did I metion that I think it's adorable ;)

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  17. What an impressive card! I just love all your cute puppy layers, and the colors and details are fantastic. Great folds, too!

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  18. Love the pups! Thanks for the instructions.

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  19. How sweet! Love all the folds and layers. And, I especially like how it will "spring" from the card. Lucky recipient.

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  20. Neat - I love the scene you've created and how it will all spring out when the recipient opens it. Those puppy stamps are adorable.

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  21. so cute. love the lo of ur card

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  22. Ack! Sooo cute! Love those pups!!

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  23. This is adorable!! How creative to fold your card like that!

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  24. Debbie this is truly incredible. I cannot believe the work and detail that went into this uber fun card! and you live with 4 dogs too? My word you are amazing! *chuckle* Can I come over and you teach me how to do this? It's just so creative and clever. I think I need that doghouse and some dogs now, thanks to you!

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  25. Wow Debbie I'm blown away! This card is so great and I love the 3D-ness of this!!! I can't get over how much talent something like this takes! Thanks so much for sharing your technique and inspiration!

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  26. Such a CUTE card! Love those pups and the dimension of the card!

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  27. WOWZERS!!!!!
    THIS CARD IS FABULOUS!!! The pups are so cute!

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  28. Great job with your layering ideas

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  29. ADORABLE!!!! LOVIN' all those little puppies---especially the one within the postage stamp shape!!! Fabulous job fussy cutting all of those details!!!

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  30. WOW!! What an AWESOME CARD!! I think it is my fav of the hop!! =) I love the colors that you used and the design is too cute~~THANKS for sharing it with us and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  31. OHMYGOODNESS, Debbie! I love your adorable puppies and their little dog houses!!! :) (Guess which DeNami stamp set moved to the top of my wish list?!) I love your unique fold, too!

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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