Winter Birdhouse

Hi All!

It is definitely cold here today. All we need now is some snow — not too much; just enough to give a winter wonderland effect for Christmas which is two weeks from today. For my post today for OCS, I have used this cute image designed by Tina Wenke for Stampavie called Winter Birdhouse.

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Check out Lora’s store for the amazing Winter Clearance Saleand don’t forget to share your Christmas/Holiday cards in our monthly challenge! Get all the details on the prize info and enter your card here.

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Gatefold Card and Variation Tutorial

For today’s post for One Crazy Stamper I have a Gatefold Card and Variation Tutorial.

Layered Poinsettia Gatefold

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Snowflake Gatefold Variation
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Supplies used for Layered Poinsettia

Supplies used for Snowflake

Steps:

1.  Using a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of cardstock, score at the 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″ . Scor-Pal has these markings on it. I used red for the Poinsettia and a blue for the Snowflake

2.  Fold both ends in to meet in the center.

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Layered Poinsettia

1. Cut 4 pieces of gold cardstock 1 7/8″ x 5 5/8″ and 1 piece of cardstock 4 x 5 5/8″. Also cut 4 pieces of Father Christmas Berries (BoBunny)1 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ and 1 piece of the same paper 3 13/16″ x 5″.

2. Using the X-Press It Double Sided Tape, the designer papers were adhered to the gold, which was adhered to the appropriate panels.

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3. Using the Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia, and paper that was hidden in my stash, the various layers were cut and embossed.

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4. The poinsettia was then assembled using glue dots and a brad. X-Press It Double Sided Tape was then added to one side of the poinsettia and adhered to the right side front panel.

5. The sentiment Snow Brackets (Stampendous) was stamped on a piece of X-Press It Blending Cardstock that has been cut and embossed with Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eighteen and adhered to the center inside panel of the card.

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Create-a-Flake Three (Variation)

1. Cut 4 pieces of silver cardstock 1 7/8″ x 5 5/8″ and 1 piece of cardstock 4 x 5 5/8″. Also cut 4 pieces of Snowfall Blizzard (BoBunny) 1 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ and 1 piece of the same paper 3 13/16″ x 5″.

2. Using the X-Press It Double Sided Tape, the designer papers were adhered to the silver cardstock, which was then adhered to the appropriate panels.

3. Using the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Create-a-Snowflake Three and a sheet 12 x 12 Snowfall Drift (BoBunny)the various pieces were cut and embossed.  As the dies wouldn’t cut completely through, an extra piece of cardstock was used as a shin.

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4. The snowflake was assembled using Sticky Thumb Dimensionals.

5. A Tear Drop Circle was cut and embossed using a piece of Snowfall Drift (BoBuny) and the Spellbinders Nestabilities Tear Drop Circles.

6. The Snowflake was adhered to this circle which was then taped on one half and adhered to the right front panel.

7. Using the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Grommet Tags, a tag was cut and embossed. The Holiday Greetings sentiment from the Cardinal Holiday Mailbox (Heartfelt Creations) was stamped onto the tag which was then lightly inked with Polar Blue (Versa Colour) ink. X-Press It Double Sided Tape was added to the left side and the tag was adhered to the left front panel.

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8. The sentiment Snow Brackets (Stampendous) was stamped on a piece of X-Press It Blending Cardstock that has been cut and embossed with the Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eighteen and adhered to the center inside panel of the card.

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Chef Marci

The baking season is beginning and for today’s post; for OCS I have used the stamp Chef Marci from La-La Land Crafts. I added clear Rhinestones along the border, but they are hard to see in the photo.

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Do join us for this month’s challenge which is food/drink for a chance to win a Whimsy Crissy Armstrong prize pack from the OCS store!!!!

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Don’t forget to check out Lora’s store, OCS for all the new amazing products are arriving daily.

OCS is looking for some guest designers. The details are:

OCS is a Canadian store and we’d love some Canadian gals guest design with us.

Guest Designers term is for 1 month. Available dates are Dec 2011-May2012

Requirements:
2 projects featuring products sold in the OCS store. One project must fit our monthly challenge theme.

Benefits:
You will enjoy a 25% discount at the One Crazy Stamper store.
OCS guest designer Blinkie for your blog

To apply email Jacilynn at jacijangy at yahoo dot com with 2 samples of your work and your blog address.

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