Thursday, November 6, 2008

Stair Step Fold Challenge

And so it begins.....

The holidays are upon us! Can you believe it? Where did the year go? I could have sworn I was just putting last year's christmas decorations away around the house. Okay, maybe thats just me slacking on cleaning but it sure did fly by fast! Fall is here, the California winter chill is blowing and the clock is ticking nagging me to finish up my christmas cards so I can actually send them out this year.

This is one of the first holiday cards I made this year. Splitcoast had a challenge a few weeks ago for stair step fold cards. (For those that visit, it was challenge TLC190) I thought it was such a cute idea especially with all the 3D cards popping up commercially. Of course, as a cardmaker myself, I naturally thought I can do better than that! I can make my own 3D cards that pop, swing, sparkle, shake and whatnot. The challenge was perfect. In my excitement, I forgot to check on what dimensions the challenge instructed for the stair folds. So I pretty much just took a scrap piece of paper and started folding. To make the long story short, my card doesn't stand up properly and there is no "stairstep effect". Haha. The picture is a little deceiving BUT it worked for my forest of trees! I love making "mistakes" just to find out that it works just as well as if you did it the "right way". :)

Stamps: Christmas Classics, Short and Sweet, Many Merry Messages
Inks: Handsome Hunter, Whisper White, Versamark
Paper: Riding Hood Red cardstock, Whisper White cardstock
Accessories: Filigree Designer Brads, Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Snail Adhesive, Tombow Adhesive, Heat Tool

Diaper Cakes

As I promised previously, I'm posting pictures of the diaper cakes I made. Yes there are SIX separate diaper cakes there. Thats ALOT! It was an incredible feat to complete this one. These two-tiered diaper cakes were meant to be used during a baby shower and these were going to be the centerpieces at each table. The host of the party told us that the mom-to-be absolutely LOVED the cakes and she will be using the paper animals for her scrapbooks. She is expecting twin boys!! It was such an amazing feeling getting such rave reviews for the diaper cakes.
The images were made using Cricut. These are non-Stampin' Up! images.