Wednesday, September 12, 2018

NEW Mini TryFolds and Holiday Circlets! Plus, Challenge 241 Circle Elements!

New Circlets and Mini TryFolds
We LOVE adding new stamps to our favorite collections, like our popular Mini Tryfolds and Circlet MTFs! Send your holiday greetings in style with our Halloween and Christmas Circlet MTFs! Enjoy an outdoor retreat with our Tool Shed and Potting Shed Mini Tryfolds, complete with sweet gardening accessories! All four of these beautifully detailed sets are perfect for coloring with your favorite medium, and make beautiful three-panel cards. The included dies cut openings inside the images so you can peek through the layers! Check out our videos for a closer look at samples! You can find these new sets on our website, along with our other Mini Tryfolds and Circlets!
Halloween Circlet Christmas Circlet 
Tool Shed MTF Potting Shed MTF    

Here's a quick tutorial from the lovely Sharon today, take a look for instructions and tips for your own Mini TryFold cards!

Hello AI Fans!!

I'm super excited today to show you my card featuring the brand new #5028 Potting Shed MTF! I actually made an Inside Shadow Box card with it.  I followed a video by Jennifer McGuire to make it, so just click HERE if you want to make one too. I think they are perfect for the Mini TryFolds

To start, I cut and scored my papers to Jennifer's specifications. 

I placed the front of the folded card into my stamp platform so I could center the image.

And die cut the doors out.

I then centered the inside portion of the card behind the front and outlined the doors so I knew where to stamp the middle portion of the set, then stamped the center portion and die cut it. It's so easy to do this since the stamps are clear!

I then stamped the inside piece on a separate piece and centered it behind the center piece and adhered it.  To color this, I used chalk pencils.  I loved the sentiment of Always Among the Blooms, so I actually cut a bunch of the flower pots and colored them up, then popped them up from the card. I really love how they turned out and the die for the flower pot comes with the set!! So this is the finished card with a little video at the end that shows how the Inside Shadow Box card works! I created frames to go around the images by cutting a piece of pattern paper, then cutting out the center using the Rectangle A2 Double Stitched Dies

Please excuse the noisy background. LOL! I wasn't paying too much attention to that. I was concentrating too hard on making sure we captured the card correctly. You can hear my Granddaughter in the background yelling for her cat Noodle. LOL! 

So that's it for me today! Hope you have enjoyed and I can't wait to see what you create with your new Circlets and Mini Tryfolds! Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, Stay crafty!

Thanks, Sharon! Love your shadowbox card! Such an awesome idea for any of our Mini Tryfolds or Circlet MTFs!
Well, a new release means a new challenge, are you ready to play along? This week is all about Circle Elements! That means you can use any circular aspect in your creation to qualify!

Here are the Challenge Rules
✻ Please make a new card or creation. You can make any crafty item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love by clicking and commenting your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by Wednesday, September 26 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

Before we go, let's celebrate the winners of last week's Bookmarks and Tags challenge!

Top Spot goes to...

Debbie Rumpza!
Congrats, Debbie! We love your darling bookmark featuring our Five Whoots stamp! Those little owls in a row make for a lovely bookmark! Email with your address to claim your prize pack!

Honorable Mentions go to...

Gail Taillifer!
Amy Marshall!
Congrats, you two! Gail, your bookmark is truly "Spooktacular" with your ink blending and halloween images! Your custom sentiment is just perfect! And Amy, your Santa Paws tag set is just darling and will make perfect gift toppers! Email with your address and select a stamp set of your choice for a prize!

Please join us again in our newest challenge! We can't wait to see what circular beauties y'all make!

Happy Stamping!


Sharon Caudle said...

Congrats to all the winners!!! Amazing book marks and tags!!!

Dot J Freel said...

Totally in love with Sharon's awesome she shed! Beautiful card! I need that stamp set.

Carol H. said...

Sharon, your card is totally beautiful and love the shadow box design of it! Genius! Congratulations to the winners of the previous challenge!!