Bookmark Card Template and Tutorial

Bookmark Card Template and Tutorial My last post was full of pictures of a bookmark card that I created several years ago.  Today’s post includes the bookmark card template and tutorial.  Even though it’s Template Tuesday, I’m providing the template to all of my readers today, not just my email subscribers.  To get started, you’ll want to watch the video, download the template, and most of all…have fun!   ________________________________ 1)  download the template HERE 2)  cut the bookmark case 4-1/4″ x 7-3/4″ 3)  score the case at 2″ and 4″ 4)  cut the bookmark piece 1-7/8″ x 7-3/4″ 5)  I also used the following supplies: _____________________________________ I’ve created different versions of this card over the years.  This slider bookmark card is sized differently, but the overall concept is the same as the card in the YouTube video.   You can see a larger version using Stampin’ Up!’s Sprinkles of Life stamp set HERE, along with a tutorial that includes the different measurements.

Bookmark Card

Bookmark Card I created the custom template for this fun bookmark card almost ten years ago.  Over the years, I have played around with different versions of it (like the one HERE, which uses the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set.)  I usually make cards are projects that are bold and brightly colored, but I decided to go with a softer look and feel for today’s card. This card does what its name implies:  it’s a bookmark and a card.  Just pull out the slider and write your sentiment on the back! Precision is really important with this card, so it’s not for the faint of heart.  But you can do it!  I’m in the process of making a step-by-step video how-to.  I’ll update this post as soon as the video is completed.  In the meantime, I wanted to post the pictures while I’m busy behind-the-scenes working on the tutorial.  Here is what you’ll need: Go to my sidebar and enter to receive free email updates whenever I post a new blog entry.  That way you’ll know when I update with the video and whenever I post something new.

March Madness Megaphone Template

March Madness Megaphone Template It’s time for March Madness so I thought now would be the perfect time to send you my March Madness Megaphone Template for Template Tuesday. You can see that I’m a Duke Blue Devil fan! (“Duke Blue Devils” and the Black “D” are Registered Trademarks of Duke University.) After you download the template (available for free to my Template Tuesday Newsletter subscribers,) just follow these easy directions to assemble your megaphone.  You’ll be able to cheer for you favorite March Madness team in no time!  If you’re planning on having a party, you can make several megaphones and fill them with all kinds of goodies.  Just staple the mouthpiece together before you put on the silver glitter tape. Directions for the March Madness Megaphone: Print the PDF from the Template Tuesday email onto regular printer paper or directly onto your favorite cardstock or Designer Series Paper cut down to 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cut out the two megaphone halves Trace one of each template piece onto cardstock or your favorite Designer Series Paper Cut the solid lines Score the dotted lines Apply Tear and Tape Adhesive to the two scored flaps Assemble the megaphone Decorate the outside While I was at it, I also made a Duke Blue Devil greeting card and matching scrapbook. You can use the card as an invitation to your March Madness party, and use the scrapbook as a little keepsake of photos from the event. Here is a little slideshow of the items I used to make the megaphone:

Make a Paper Purse!

Make a Paper Purse Be sure to sign up for my free Template Tuesday Newsletter so you can receive the template to make this fun paper purse!  In the video below, you’ll see just how easy it is to print the PDF and assemble the pieces.  It literally takes about ten minutes from start to finish.     In the video, you’ll see that I used the paper purse as a little house for stuffed animals.  You can also use the paper purse as an Easter basket, party favor, or dress-up.  To make the paper purse, you’ll need the following supplies: PDF Template Printer Paper Snips Tear and Tape Adhesive Designer Series Paper Pencil Small Oval Punch Stampin’ Trimmer You’ll need two pieces of 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper for each purse, so you can make six paper purses from one pack of Designer Series Paper.  However, if you are going to use your purses as party favors, I suggest purchasing the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Pack.  The It’s My Party DSP contains 48 pieces of paper, so you can make 24 purses and the designs are super fun.  Best of all, the stack is $26 (before tax/s/h) so each purse is just over $1 each!  You can sign up for my free Template Tuesday Newsletter in the box below this post.  Sign up by midnight tonight so that you’ll receive the Paper Purse Template when the email goes out tomorrow.  🙂  

Tin of Cards Project Kit

Tin of Cards Project Kit It’s March…already!  I’m already thinking ahead to Mother’s Day!  I’m going to be making a bunch of the Tin of Cards Project Kits to give to the special women in my life.  Luckily for me AND FOR YOU, the wonderful Tin of Cards Project Kit is on sale as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Weekly Deals from today until next Monday, March 7th! The Tin of Cards Project Kit makes a fabulous gift because it is an all-inclusive kit that contains everything you need (except adhesive) to create sixteen greeting cards,  PLUS you also receive the dividers and the tin to keep your cards organized into categories.  Look at how beautiful! If you live in the area, click HERE to read the details on my Upcoming Events page to see how you can join me in making this beautiful project at my upcoming event on March 11th.  I will have a kit just for you, plus you can use my Tin of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set to complete the cards as show.  I’ll also be throwing in some additional designs that I come up with on my own. The Tin of Cards Project Kit normally sells for $27.00 PLUS shipping and handling; however, you can join me at  my class and pay only $25!  If you don’t live locally, you can order the Tin of Cards Project Kit until Monday, March 4th for only $20.25 plus shipping and handling.  Be sure to add the Tin of Cards Stamp Set to your order, too, so that you’ll be able to complete the project.  The Tin of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set is only $17 and includes 20 stamps. That is such a great value!  Add in some adhesive and a Black Archival Ink Pad and you’ll be at $50, which means you can order a FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure.  Such fun!! Tin Of Cards Project Kit – 138378 Price: $27.00 Tin Of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set – 138946 Price: $17.00 Fast Fuse Adhesive – 129026 Price: $10.00 Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad – 140931 Price: $7.00 Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Ink Refill – 140928 Price: $5.50 Supply List