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.

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.  🙂  

Popcorn Box Template

Popcorn Box Template Tomorrow is Template Tuesday! (See last week’s Template Tuesday Paper Dress Card.) Be sure to sign up in the box below to receive my Template Tuesday Newsletter  so that you can receive the FREE Popcorn Box Template! Isn’t it so cute? I used Stampin’ Up!’s It’s My Party Designer Series Paper along with some fun ribbons and embellishments to bling-out this particular popcorn box, but of course you can use any Designer Series Paper and embellishments to fit your party’s occasion. For the embellishments, I used: It’s My Party Designer Washi Tape for the belly band Tea Lace Doily cut in half Silver Sequin Trim Silver 1/8″ Ribbon Silver Cord (from the 2015 Holiday Catalog) When you receive the email, you can print the template directly onto the back side of a piece of 8-1/2″ x 11″ Designer Series Paper.  You will need to print TWO copies.  Then all you need to do is follow the cut line and score line marks, use Tear and Tape Adhesive to hold it all together, add your embellishments, and you’re done! Here is a slideshow of all the supplies I used, and remember, if you would like the template, sign up in the Template Tuesday Newsletter box below.  I won’t spam you…promise! It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack – 140552 Price: $26.00 It’s My Party Designer Washi Tape – 140556 Price: $8.00 Silver Sequin Trim – 138399 Price: $5.00 Silver 1/8″ Ribbon – 132137 Price: $5.00 Silver Cording Trim – 139620 Price: $5.00 Tea Lace Paper Doilies – 129399 Price: $3.00 Tear & Tape Adhesive – 138995 Price: $7.00 Supply List

Paper Dress Card Template & Tutorial

Paper Dress Card Template & Tutorial & Introducing “Template Tuesday” Check out this paper dress card!  It’s been awhile since I’ve created an “out-of-the-box” paper craft project.  I’ve been so caught up with creating greeting cards that I started to miss my true passion of creating something out of nothing. Remember when I was a contestant on “So You Think You’re Crafty”? I made projects for weekly challenges and ended up placing second!  If it weren’t for that competition, I never would have created my favorite project of all time…the paper cake! I loved the challenge to create a new thing every week based on a certain theme.  Fast-forward to the present where I have decided to challenge myself to create a new “out-of-the-box” paper craft project every week.  This week, I’ve created a template and tutorial for this fun paper dress card. If you would like to receive my FREE weekly templates via my new “Template Tuesday” newsletter, just fill in the form below.  Each Tuesday, a new template with instructions will be delivered to your inbox.  There is no obligation to join, and you can unsubscribe at any time.  Just scroll down to the bottom of this post for the sign-up form.   The skirt folds up and the inside is the perfect size to fit a gift card.  You can add a piece of card stock with a message, too.  What’s the best part about a paper dress template?  You can use it over and over and over again to make dresses and make your own paper dolls!  How fun is that?  That’s what makes this paper dress card template appropriate not only for paper crafters, but for card-makers, too! I used Stampin’ Up!’s Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper and Pool Party 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon for my paper dress card, but obviously, you can use any Designer Series Paper that you’d like to use.  The possibilities are endless!! Once again, to receive the template for this fun paper dress card and to receive my future templates, sign up below in the “Join My Free Template Tuesday Newsletter” box.  The first newsletter will be emailed Tuesday, February 29th. Welcome!