Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Swinging By - Week 4 GIVEAWAY!

Welcome to the Crafter's Companion Blog!!  Stacy here today and I have a sweet Humphrey's Corner card that I made to share with you.  I used the stamp set - Swinging By which features Humphrey's little sister, Lottie.  I love this stamp set!!  It is just precious.

I stamped her out on Ultra Smooth Premium White Card stock with my Tuxedo Black Memento ink.   Then I colored her with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I wanted to add a "tree" to the top, so I just drew on some greenery and colored them in with my markers.

After coloring the image, I cut it out in a simple rectangle and layered it on some of the papers I had chosen for my project.  I grabbed one sheet of double sided paper and cut two strips.  I used a Martha Stewart edge punch down one long side of each strip.  Then I layered them on my base card.

I thought a pinwheel would be a fun addition to the card so I started with a 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece of double-sided paper.
Then I folded it in half from corner to corner.

Then opened it and folded it in half the opposite way.  Crossing over the previously folded line.

Then I opened it up and marked the center where the two lines cross with a pencil mark (you don't have to mark it if you can just see where they cross).

Next I took my scissors and cut in from each corner almost to the center but not quite.  Don't get too close or it will rip too easily.

Then, going in one direction, take each corner point and fold it (roll gently) toward the pencil mark.  Adhere the corner point to the pencil mark area with a glue dot or a strong adhesive.

Go all the way around the square, folding in the corner points.  Be sure to go in one direction.

This is what it should look like when you are finished.  You can add a button or bling to the center if you want.  After I made my pinwheel, I glued a button to the center and then added it to my card.

I stamped the sentiments out on Ultra Smooth Premium White Card stock and layered them on complimentary papers.  There were two sentiments, one for the outside of the card and one for the inside of the card. 

I hope you were inspired to create something today. 

Now let's start off WEEK 4 of the Customer Appreciation Ultimate Tool Giveaway!!

This giveaway starts today, Tuesday May 22nd and ends on Thursday May 31st at 8pm PST.  You must:

1.  Be a US Resident.
2.  Be a Follower of the Crafter's Companion Informational Blog.
3.  Be a Follower of the Crafter's Companion USA Challenge Blog.
4.  Leave a comment on this post by Thursday, May 31st at 8pm PST.
5.  Send a friend to follow us.  If they mention you when they leave a comment we will throw your name in the hat for another chance to win!  Each friend you send gives you one more chance to win!!

We will still be giving away an Ultimate Tool EVERY DAY in the online store site to a person who purchases something! WOO HOO! AND we are also still going to giveaway something each week on our Design Team's personal blogs as well. (this includes the CC Challenge Blog DT also!!) You can find the names and links to our Design Teams on our sidebars. And don't forget the Crafter's Companion Challenge blog....yep...giveaway there too!!

So many ways to win.  What are you waiting for!? 

Until next time...happy scrapping!

33 comments:

Bhawana said...

Beautiful card with nice tutorial. n A great giveaway.

Paula Huiras said...

Love the pinwheel idea-just seems to go with the card.
PH

Cathy said...

I love your piwheel, they are fun to make.
cathyplus5.blogspot.com

ScrappyRae10 said...

LOVE LOVE the pinwheel!!!! So stinking cute!

Carolyn L. said...

Love your colors!

Trena in Naperville said...

So adorable Stacy!! Great directions. Thanks for sharing the directions!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Debbie said...

Love the step-by-step instructions. That's the kind I need..lol. Thanks to Holley for the heads up for this site.

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a cute card! And thanks for another chance to win!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so sweet! Love the pinwheel, thanks for the tutorial!

Amy E said...

Soooo cute!! Thanks for the pinwheel tute! And thanks for telling us Humphrey's little sister's name is Lottie...I just kept referring to all of them as Humphrey!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

weze said...

I am now following both of your blogs & so glad I found this site!

littlen said...

very cute card. thanks for the pinwheel tutorial. i follow both blogs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

SmokieBlueRose said...

The pinwheel is a very cute idea.

Kathy said...

Aw so cute, love the tutorial and the pinwheel. Great job.

Kathy S. said...

Absolutely adorable! Great tutorial.

sharon g said...

I love how you colored this adorable elephant. Your pens must be great!

rlovew said...

Love the pinwheel! I am now a follower of both blogs. rlovew1976 at yahoo.com

Marla said...

Love pinwheels and this looks like a fun new tool to win!!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I am just loving this adorable stamp and cute as can be card design.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Beautiful Card! I love the colors and the pin wheel is perfect. TFS AJ!

jeria22@yahoo.com

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful card love the colors and the details. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

CG said...

Another great giveaway, thank you! Thank you also for teh great tutorial; what an adorable card! Best, CG

Rach1fun said...

thanks for another chance to win!!!

Tonya H said...

Oh how adorable. Thank you for the tutorial. Thank you also for the chance to win such a generous prize. Fingers crossed. :o)

Rufus said...

Love pinwheels! Great card and fun color combo!
R/

MaRyKaY said...

what an awesome card. thanks for the pinwheel tutorial. I will save this for when I'm ready to make one.
another awesome giveaway too. so generous.
thanks for giving me the chance and good luck to everyone else entering as well

Teri A said...

Love the card great giveaway
thanks
Teri

Linda W. said...

Wow Stacy! I love your card - and especially the tut for the pinwheel......I honestly did not know how to do that! Now I'll be using that a lot! Gorgeous card gf!!!

Kelly Sas said...

Humphrey's little sister is adorable and I love that stamp set! Your card with the addition of the pinwheel is so adorable!!!

Natasha G.P. said...

She is so sweet and cute. I like the colors you chose for the background and pinwheel. They make her dress pop!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely. Thanks again for another chance to win too!

Kathy said...

Such a Sweet Card. Love the Pinwheel.

Pat said...

I love to make pinwheels--puts a whole new "spin" to my cards! Love that card, and the Humphrey stamp is darling!!