Friday, May 30

Tutorial: Dutch Fold Card

Dutch Fold Cards are super easy to make... always my favourite kind of card fold... and have the added bonus of being able to stand up for display.  They can be decorated in lots of different ways, and because they have several small sections you can even use up some of those scraps of patterned paper you've been saving!
 
 
1.  To create a 6" x 4" card, you will need one piece of cardstock measuring 10" x 33/8" and another piece measuring 8" x 2".
NOTE:  The strange measurement for the long piece of cardstock allows for the smaller piece to be folded around easily.
 
 
2. Place the larger piece of cardstock horizontally on your score board and score at 4".  Place the smaller piece of cardstock horizontally on your score board and score at 2" and 6".  Fold along the score lines as shown in the photo below.

 
3.  Add adhesive between the two score lines on the smaller piece of cardstock.

 
4.  Matching the bottom edges, adhere the larger piece of cardstock between the score lines of the smaller piece.  You have now made your basic Dutch Fold Card.

 
5.  To decorate, add some patterned paper and a stamped sentiment to each of the front panels. 

 
6.  Create a layered focal image and adhere it to the large, top flap only.  The extra weight will help to hold the card closed.
 
 
Done!
 
 
 
Image: Raspberry House digital image
Sentiment: from Spunky With Flowers Set
 
Photos and written instructions are copyright Beccy Muir 2014

Friday, May 23

Stanley Clown


Kati's Card

Shirley's Card

Annie's Project

Carla's Card

Adrianne's Card
(Guest Designer)

Peggy's Card
(Guest Designer)

Friday, May 16

Spunky with Flowers

 
Carla's Card

Kati's Card

Shirley's Card

Annie's Project

Peggy's Card
(Guest Designer)

Adrianne's Card
(Guest Designer)

Friday, May 9

Road Trip Set

My husband and I have taken many road trips with our kids.  To us, they are the best type of family holiday because you get to go on a real life adventure with spectacular and unexpected sites, wild animal encounters (hopefully nothing with teeth!), interesting people, new food experiences and plenty of time to simply be together away from all the usual distractions.
This set is dedicated to all the wanderers out there.  Happy travels!
 

Shirley's Card

Kati's Card

Carla's Card

Annie's Card

Adrianne's Card
(Guest Designer)

Peggy's Card
(Guest Designer)


Wednesday, May 7

Crocheted Hippo

A few months ago I finally learned how to read and follow a crochet pattern.  Ever since then I've been churning out hats, booties, bears and doilies... it's quite addictive!  Anyway, I just wanted to share a photo of my latest make.  It's a gorgeous hippo that my son has christened Helena.  I purchased the pattern online from a very clever lady who designs her own crochet and knitting patterns for people to buy.  Her business is called Heidi Bears and if you're a yarn enthusiastic, or even a beginner like me, I would highly recommend taking a look at some of her wonderful creations.
 


Friday, May 2

Cruisin' Set

My designers have created some wonderful cards to share with you today using the new Cruisin' Set.  The set contains all the images and sentiments you see below, both in colour and in black and white for you to colour yourself.
 

Annie's Card

Three cards from Carla

Kati's Card

Shirley's Card

Peggy's Card
(Guest Designer)
 
Adrianne's Card
(Guest Designer)
 

Thursday, May 1

Follower Contest

I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all the new followers both here and on my wonderful Designer's blogs, I hope you find some useful ideas and inspiration for your own paper craft projects.  I would also like to thank all the people who have been following me for the past few years, it's wonderful to see familiar "faces" around the net, I enjoy hearing from all of you.
 
I have asked each of my designers to randomly select one follower from each of their blogs to receive a little thank you gift.  Congratulations to each of the following people:
 
Sandra Morgan - from Shirley's Blog
Theresia - from Carla's Blog
Veselina - from Kati's Blog
Ursula Uphof - from Annie's Blog
Debbie Moyer - from Joyce's Blog
Desire Fourie - from Adrianne's Blog
Beatriz - from Ileana's Blog
GranMargaret - from Christine's Blog
Terriavidreader - from Peggy's Blog
Josephine - from Tracy's Blog
 
I have also randomly selected ten people from amongst my followers:
 
 
If you are one of the people listed above, please email me at beccymuir@yahoo.com.

April Challenge Winners

Congratulations to Teresa H., Patti Painter and Cass!!
You are the randomly chosen winners of the April challenge.
Please visit my online store and select either a full digital stamp set or three individual images.  Email your choice to me at beccymuir@yahoo.com.  Thank you to everyone who played along last month, I hope you'll join in again for the May challenge.

May New Releases

I have four new digital stamp sets going in to the shop this month, two full sets that are perfect for the traveller in your life and two half sets featuring a couple of my favourite characters.  Over the next few days I'll be sharing some of the wonderful cards created by my designers using these new sets.
 


 
 
 
 

May Challenge

It's time for another monthly challenge!
Create a card using any Beccy's Place digital image - free or purchased - 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 May 2014 (AEST).
 
Your project must be created during the month of May 2014.  You can enter as many times as you like and you can submit your card to any other challenge you wish. At the end of the month three random winners will be chosen to receive their choice of either a full set of digital stamps or three individual digital images from my online store.
 

 
Want to join the challenge but don't have a blog?  No worries!
Email a photo of your card or project to me at beccymuir@yahoo.com and I will post it on my Guest Blog and link it to the challenge for you.