Saturday, October 8, 2011

Link Up for Pink

Well, I finally had time to make a Link Up For Pink card. Yolie, Gaby, and Celeste have really done an awesome job in bringing a focus to breast cancer awareness to the crafting world. They have over 80 sponsors and 3 thousand of dollars in prizes (152 prizes altogether). I urge you to make a card for LUFP and link it in support of this great cause. You can get more info and link up at any of these blogs:
            Just Yolie, Just Create                 Gaby Creates                     Touched by a Butterfly

Here is my first entry.

I used my pen holder and Cri-Kits metallic pen to write the caption and then cut it n my Lynx. (it does such a better job with this than my Cricut)

For this card I made a center step card. I have been wanting to make one of these cards for a while now and just kept putting it off. I found a tutorial at Split Coast Stampers. I made some pictures to help explain it. (I am such a visual learner....I think everything should be in pictures LOL)

Start with a piece of card stock that is 5 1/2 by 11 inches.
Make a cut line 1 inch from the left side that starts at the 1 inch mark and ends at 6 1/2 inches. Repeat on the right side. 
(or you can just download this free svg cut file or pdf template LOL)

Score the sides at 1inch, 2 inches, and 6 1/2 inches.
Score the middle section at 5 1/2 inches.
Refer to the right side of the diagram to see how to fold on the score lines. M stands for "mountain" so the fold goes up and V stands for "valley" so fold goes down.

I have to say this is one of the easiest step cards I have tried.  I was surprised. You should definitely try one of these if you have not done so before. If you are anxious about it just download the pdf template above and cut and fold where indicated

And of course I added some paper flowers. This time I used my own cut file that I will share tomorrow.

Be sure and go by Yolie's, Gaby's and Celeste's blogs to see all the fabulous projects that have been linked up. 

Celeste also posted another card she made using some of the flowers I sent her as the winner of the link up party. :) 


Jean said...

This is so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Oh Jani your card is absolutely fabulous.... I love love it..... Thank you so much for the free file... I can't wait to make a card with it... Thank you soooo much for linking up with us for Link Up for Pink.....

Jan said...

What an amazing card Jani. xx Jan

scraplouise said...

Beautil card, I like the roses!.


Dr Sonia S V said...

Such gorgeous lovely colored roses. The center step looks good too-- will give it a try surely

Kim said...

So pretty Jani, I just love the roses:)

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Jani....another fantastic card and the flowers are SPECTACULAR. I had to design my own step card like this. Wish I had this template 2 months ago. But rest assure, I'm keeping yours....deets are much neater. said...

Gorgeous card! and I love the pumpkin step card you have on your header too!
Thanks for joining us at LUFP by linking up your beautiful creation! ~Gaby

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [09 Oct 09:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Sherrie K. said...

Super pretty card!
Sherrie K

JustYolie said...

I'm so excited to see you linked up Jani!!! I love your card and those roses are divine!
Hope to see another FAB PINK creation!

G-ma said...

Thank you for sharing and for sharing the center step card svg file. I love making these cards too and will use the cut file.

Janet said...

Beautiful Love all the dementios and thanks for the tutorial.
Big Blog Hugs Janet

craftysals creative corner said...

Wow Jani
You never cease to amaze me with your wonderful creations, these are stunning and I am looking forward to seeing how you get your flowers to look so nice in the future xxx

Anonymous said...

I wanted to let you know you are a LUFP winner. I will be emailing you later today with the details... Check out my blog in a couple hours to see what you won.