As you may know, I love to scrapbook and make cards. Occasionally, I go to an Archivers Scrap Night with some co-workers (Karen and Sharon). Often, we’re joined by Leanne, a long-time friend of Karen’s. It is great fun! And it’s probably one of the few nights I ever stay up until midnight!
My main goal of the night was to make cards, so here are a few of them:
I really enjoy using some embossing (using embossing folders rather than powder) on cards when I can. One of my favorite ones is a cupcake with a candle. This is perfect for a birthday card!
After making about 14 cards, I thought it was time for scrapbook pages. You can tell I’m really behind (as they’re from when Ally was about 1 1/2 years of age), but here they are:
While I was there, Leanne was making one of the most beautiful cards I’ve seen. It’s using a technique called “Iris Folding”. I love it! I didn’t quite have enough time to work on it there, so the next day, I gave it a try.
First, I googled to find a pattern. (This is a necessity for a beginner!) I found a wonderful little onesie pattern which I thought would be perfect for a baby card. Before I could begin, I printed off 2 copies of the pattern, traced one and cut it out (using an X-acto knife), and taped the 2nd pattern behind it. I picked out 4 coordinating papers, cut 3/4 inch strips (although I learned it would be better to do 1 inch strips), and laid them out.
Then, I scored each one in half, and I was really ready to begin. 🙂 I taped portions of the paper (with the fold facing to the inside), on numbers 1-3. It then looks as follows:
When I was all done, it looks like this. Pretty, right? 😉
Okay, that was the back side. Now to flip it over for the front:
I LOVE IT! That was fun to do! Time-consuming, yes, but fun! I can’t wait to add an embellishment or two and use the card! I have another pattern which I might try to get done yet today. If you like to try something new or want to make a card really special/unique, I highly recommend giving this a try!