Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Bonnie Thurber- Two Sided Paper Card

Well as usual, Regional was full of amazing products and tips. The first to speak was Bonnie Thurber (aka or Bonnie). Unfortunately Shelly was ill, so Bonnie came in her stead. While I'm a big Shelly fan, I'm probably an even bigger Bonnie fan. She is just so personable and likable and funny. While some may have been disappointed that Shelly wasn't there, I for one was glad to have Bonnie as the MC!

 So of course we had to do some business discussion. Bonnie talked about MDS and the new Hostess Code and online ordering. She mentioned how now, with the hostess code, now hostesses could get credit not only for what was sold during their workshops, but also online, and MDS downloads and printed projects count! How awesome is that? As someone who has the majority of my family and fellow stampers miles and miles away, it's nice to know that I can invite them to do a virtual workshop and have them help to support my business. That will come into effect later, but I'll talk about that another day.

So, on to the crafting. After the business stuff was done, Bonnie showed us an amazing gate fold card that shows both sides of our wonderful designer series paper. She also used the new (well at least new to me) Stampin Trimmer. As usual, she had a wonderful suggestion on keeping the scoring and cutting blades straight. She mentioned that the lighter blade makes the lighter impression while the darker blade makes the darker one. Light=score Dark=cut. She also recommended putting them in alphabetical order on the board, so the cutting blade stays at the top (since it starts with C) and the scoring blade stays at the bottom (since it starts with S). Simple little techniques, but as one who has been notorious for cutting instead of scoring...this will be immensely helpful!

So, now to show the card that she made. I apologize for my pictures. Unfortunately I overslept Saturday morning, so I forgot to grab the camera and only had my phone to take the pics. I think you should be able to get the idea though!
Here are the Measurements

Trim off the Corners so they match on both sides of the card.

Stick the trimmed off corners inside the card showing the other side of the Designer Series Paper

Stamp your sentiment of choice and adhere it to the front of the card

Stamp an image or sentiment inside the card

This works with all our Designer Series paper. It's made to match!

TaDa....The finished Card

While these directions may be as clear as mud, no one ever said I was good at explaining. If you really want to make one of these cards, Dawn Olchefske has a great tutorial Here

Make sure you come back tomorrow to see What Carrie Cudney had to say about Express Workshops and what great projects can be done in less than an hour!

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