October Challenge

The October Challenge is up and running! Click here for all the details on how to enter.

Thursday, October 8

New Release: Skating Santa

What does Santa do on his day off?
Perhaps a little cardio around a frozen pond?
Skating Santa
Check out all the wonderful and whimsical cards created by my designers.  I just love how they have put Santa in so many different coloured suits.

AJ's Card
Anesha's Card
Carla's Card
Christine's Card
Judy's Creation
Karin's Card
Petra's Creation

Monday, October 5

It's Coming...

Starts November 1st
Be Inspired ~ Share Your Creations ~ Win Prizes
Join me in November for a month of Holiday card ideas, inspiration and fun.

Sunday, October 4

Scrap Card #34

Apparently I was in the mood for frames today!  It didn't seem that way when I was putting this card together, but now that I see a photo, it's kind of obvious.
Only seven backgrounds to go!!

Thursday, October 1

September Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the September Challenge Winners!
Mel C, KT Fit Kitty, Annie, Suzana and Mel C.
You are the five randomly chosen winners of last months challenge.
Please email me at beccymuir@yahoo.com to claim your prize.

October New Releases

Christmas is in the air this month at Beccy's Place with guest appearances by the Big Guy himself!  I've also got another set of kooky birds, eager to share their off beat sentiments, as well as a collection of hats to cover all those special days we love to celebrate.
Skating Santa
The Big Guy
Feathered Friends
Hats Off

Beccy's Place Designers

I'm very excited to introduce my fabulous new team of designers who will be sharing lots of inspirational projects, card making ideas and clever tricks and techniques.  They've spent the past few weeks working on their beautiful projects, which I'll be sharing with you throughout the month, but in the meantime please stop by their blogs to check out their latest work.

October Challenge

Use any image you wish to create a paper craft or stamping project.  Upload a photo of it to your blog and submit a direct link below.  The challenge runs from now until midnight on the 31st of October 2015 (AEST).
Your project must be created during the month of October 2015.  You can enter as many times as you like and you can submit your project to any other challenge you wish. At the end of the month five random winners will be chosen to receive their choice of digital image/s from my online store.
Digital cards and e-cards are not eligible for entry.
Winners who have used a Beccy's Place image may choose a digital stamp set of their choice as a prize.  Winners who use other images (or no image at all) may choose a single digital image of their choice as a prize.  All winners will receive a badge to post on their blog.

Wednesday, September 30

Tutorial: Exploding Card

All the excitement of an exploding card is in the folded insert.  When the card is opened, the insert unfolds to a larger size than the card revealing the message or image inside.  They are great for large events where lots of people want to sign the card.
1.  Start with a large, square piece of heavy paper.  To determine the size, decide on how big you want your finished card to be and then double it.  For example, I wanted a 51/2" x 51/2" card, so my paper measures 11" x 11".  If you want a 4" x 4" card then you will need an 8" x 8" piece of paper, if you want a 6" x 6" card then you will need a 12" x 12" piece of paper, and so on.

2.  Stamp your sentiment and any decorative elements you want.  I need plenty of room for people to write messages in my card so I only printed a Happy Birthday greeting in the centre.

3.  Time to start folding!  Begin by bringing the bottom right hand corner up to the top left hand corner, creating a diagonal fold.

4.  Open it out again then bring the bottom left hand corner up to the top right hand corner creating another diagonal fold.  Press firmly with your bone folder.

5.  You'll now have two diagonal valley folds on your insert.

6.  Turn your insert over so the words are face down on your desk.  Fold it horizontally by bringing the bottom edge up to meet the top edge as shown below.  Open it out once again.

7.  Now take the two side edges and press them toward each other.  Your insert will fold along the lines you created to form a triangle shape.

8.  Fold the points of the triangle to the centre of the insert, as shown in the photos below.  Use the previous folds as measuring guides.

9.  Fold the other point in the same manner, then flip the insert over and do it again on the other side.

10.  Open your insert to reveal all the fold lines you created.

11.  Pinch each corner and fold toward the centre creating a mountain fold.

12.  Now fold the insert.  The paper should bend along all the creases you made.

13.  Now we're ready to adhere it inside the card blank.  Apply some double sided tape to both sides of the insert as shown in the photos below.

14.  Measure and mark the centre point on the inside of your card.

15.  Adhere the insert into your card, lining the point up with the centre mark and keeping the edges of the insert flush with the edges of the card.

16.  Adhere the other side by removing the tape and closing the card.

17.  Decorate the front of your card, double checking that the orientation of the insert is correct... you don't want it to be upside down!

Stamps: Beccy's Place
Photographs and written instructions are copyright Beccy Muir
All rights reserved

Monday, September 28

Scrap Card #33

Buttons, liquid pearls, coloured pencils, twine, stamps, ink... you wouldn't believe the mess I made creating this rather simple looking card today.  It looks like a monkey trampled it's way through my studio!
Stamps by Stampin' Up

Friday, September 25

Scrap Card #32

I felt like doing a little bit of colouring today, so out came the copic markers and a gorgeous digital image I purchased recently.  In hindsight, I should have coloured all three flowers purple, which I think would have worked better with the background.  Ah well, live and learn.
Stamps: Power Poppy (digital), Flourishes

Tuesday, September 22

New Release: Stanley Pumpkin

If you're looking for something easy to colour and easy to cut out, then Stanley's your guy!  I design the Stanley series to be simple and fun to use, particularly for projects where you want to paper piece or fussy cut.
Stanley Pumpkin

My wonderful designers have just completed their six month tenure with me, and these are their very last cards.  I wish to say a hearty and sincere thank you to each and every one of them for all the fabulous cards and projects they've produced during their time on the team, they have certainly been an inspiration!  Please stop by their blogs to see all their latest work and, if you haven't already, consider signing up as a follower.
Thank you ladies!

Judy's Card
Petra's Card
Shirley's Card
Two cards from Anesha
Astrid's Card
Two cards from Christine