Monday, March 4, 2013

Tammy's Scrapin Corner 3/4 Challenge #52

This week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner #52, the challenge is red, green and a ribbon.  Our sponsor is QKR Stampede.  My image is called "Irish Bear."  At first, I thought it was a weird color combination for so close to St. Patrick's Day.  But I finally made it work for me.  I chose to do a Z-fold card.  I started with a 6x12 inch piece of white paper and went from there.  I had a tutorial I found on the web, but it got to a certain point and then didn't make sense.  I figured it out though.  Our guest designer for this challenge is Dayan Marin.  You can find her fantastic cards here:

How to:
1.   Fold the 6x12 paper in half so that the outside of the card is on the inside.  Don't worry, it will not always be that way.
2.  Fold one of the squares in half again.  Now the outside is outside again.
3.  Cut a square of cardstock slightly smaller than the 6x6 square and the 3x6 rectangle.
4.  Cut a piece of dp slightly smaller than the papers in #3.
5.  Adhere these papers to the square/rectangle.
6.  Cut a rectangle 4x6 from white cardstock.
7.  Punch one short end of the 4x6 rectangle.
8.  Cut a piece of cardstock 4.75 by 3.75 and adhere it to the punched piece.
9.  Cut a piece of dp 4.5 by 3.5 and adhere it on top of that piece.
10.  Tie a ribbon around this piece just above the punched part and adhere it to the 3.6 rectangle.
11.  Add a flower or other embellishment toward the top of the 6x6 square so that when the card is open, the top of the 4.6 piece tucks under the flower and it will stand up.
12.  Add your image. 
Materials used:
Recollections red cardstock
American Crafts white cardstock
unknown dp
Recollections ribbon
Copic markers
Recollections flower
 Stampin Up button
Martha Stewart punch
Challenges I'm entering with this card: Anything Goes with Tic Tac Toe theme - free, digital image, ribbon


  1. Great card, I love this image so much.
    Thanks so much for a nice week
    hugs Tammy

  2. Gorgeous Z-fold card Margaret and thank you for the great tutorial.
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  3. Just love your card! You have me making those cards as well now ;) You are always such an inspiration! Thank you!

  4. Margaret~I was going to become a follower but it says I already am! LOL I love this card & need to come back & follow or get the directions to make one. I love the bear. He is adorable. Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to having you visit again in our neighborhood soon & often. Hugs~Patti

  5. Gorgeous card, clever design and fabulous colours and colouring. Thanks for joining our first challenge at Hobbycutz!

  6. How clever! Not seen that fold before - makes such a lovely card and great colour choices, very striking :)

  7. Thanks so much for this great tutorial, going to try one of these!!

  8. Very beautiful!
    Love the colors you used on the card!
    Thank you for joining in on the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge!
    Michelle, dt team

  9. Very cute card Margaret. You would think the colors red and green would make your card look christmasy, but it doesn't. You did a superb job on coloring the bear. Thanks for sharing it with us at 613 Avenue Create!

  10. Cute Z-fold card! I like the color combination and your coloring is great! Thanks for playing along at 613 Avenue Create.

  11. Awe, so cute and delightful, simply a lovable card. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.

  12. Cute easel card and image. Thank you for sharing and joining us at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

  13. This is so cute-love the Irish bear and your z-fold. Thank you for playing along in the March Great Impressions Stamps “going green challenge”.

  14. Fab card, love the image and that fold is so cool. Thanks for joining us at NMWC this month and good luck
    Claire xx

  15. Lovely Creation...Thank You for joining us at Hobbycutz...

  16. Love your take on the fold very clever. Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. Good Luck!
    Sandy :) DT

  17. I just love your card. Love the card info/details. I will be trying this. Thanks so much for joining us at Hobby Cutz.


  18. Wonderful Card!!! Thanks for sharing it at CI Paints!!