Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Arctic Wolves

Arctic Wolves - Today's challenge at Creative Card Crew is to use ribbon on your card or project. I use ribbon on almost all my creations, so this is an easy one for me. 

I recently was at a Stampin Up party and the SU lady showed us this mini Album. All of us, were intrigued by the fold. I think there is a little bit of an engineer in us. It is really very simple.

You need 2 pieces of paper cut at 4 X 11 inches and one cut at 8 X 8 inches. 

The 8 X 8 is scored at 4 inches both ways. Then diagonally one way. 

Both of the 4 X 11 is scored at 4, 4 1/2, 8 1/2, and 9. 

Fold all scored lines. You are now ready to put it together.

On the 2 4 X 11 pieces and attach them at the center area. Use one of the end 4 inch areas and attach it to one of the 4 inch squares on the 8 X 8 inch square. 

That's it. You are now ready to decorate and fold it. As long as you put the big square in first, it really doesn't matter which order the flaps go in to.

Here it is all opened up.

I used double sided paper and then just stamped on some ivory paper with Faded Jeans distress inks. 

I believe all of my stamps are Inkdinkado. I also used Frayed burlap distress inks on the edges of all my papers. 

Some simple gemstones finished up the inside of my mini Album.

I left lots of room to add photos.

My papers are GCD Studios Ella Blue. This is the paper that I fondled every time I went into Hobby Lobby until about a year later, I finally bought it. So now I can fondle it at home. LOL

Did you notice my hot pink cast? I did not break anything,  but I have had some swelling since November. If keeping it immobile doesn't work, then we go to surgery. Pray for me. I have chronic pain from a surgery that didn't go well. 

I can't tell you what a joy it was to ink everything with this horrible cast. LOL

My image is Delicious Doodles (our sponsor)  Lycaonia. Some of the images are haunting in their intensity. 

I have their pirate map image and every little boy who comes over, we make a treasure map with it. The boys love that they get to tear, then crumble it and then pound it with distress inks.  They feel like leather when it is done. Every little boys dream.

I added eyelets to the front folds and laced ribbon through it, to hold the mini album closed. The bow looks terrible, but it is the best that I can do with the cast.

The flowers are random ones from my stash, mostly stems.

Sincerely-Yours-Creations #2 Mothers  - I will be giving this to the mom of one of my daughter's foster children
Ribbon Girls - Ribbon/twine
Challenges 4 Everybody #15 anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations #200 Any past cupcake

Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog #3 double trouble


  1. This is stunning Mari,all the work you have put into it. the image is brilliant and you have brought it to life. Thank you for joining us at Sincerely Creative Yours on our Mother's Day Challenge hugs Txx

    1. Sorry it should read Sincerely Yours Creations, somehow i was getting mixed up with Creative card crew lol i wonder why Hugs txxx

  2. I love the little album! Thank you for joining in with the Ribbon Girl March Card challenge to add ribbon or twine, best of luck, Mary x

  3. Absolutely stunning! Love your use of the Cupcake Inspirations colors! Thanks for celebrating the 200th Challenge with us! Good Luck!
    CIC DT Sweetie

  4. I Love this card Mari!! It's blue! That pattern looks super fun. :)

  5. Wow, awesome and what a lot of work, good luck at the 'sincerely yours creations' challenge, Suze

  6. great image, fab colours . love it . Thanks for sharing at challenges 4 everybody . Hugs Trisha x dt