Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Fast and Fabulous Gatefold Cards

I love creating cards, but sometimes I want a different look instead of the traditional side open card. Gatefold cards are the answer and they are quick and oh so easy.

Pink cardstock
White cardstock
Patterned paper
Stamps: butterfly, "Happy Day", "Happy Birthday", flowers
Brown ink
Markers: pink, yellow
Pewter mini-brad
Pewter photo turn
Punches: 1/16 inch hole
Paper adhesive
Instructions (courtesy of CardMaker Newsletter)
1. Vertically score an 8 1/2 x 4 1/4-inch piece of pink cardstock 2 1/8 inches from both sides; fold ends toward center to form a 4 1/4-inch-square gatefolded card.
2. Center and adhere a 1 7/8 x 4-inch piece of patterned paper to each front panel.
3. Stamp "Happy Day" onto bottom right corner of a 3-inch square of white cardstock. Center square on front of card 5/8 inch from top edge; adhere to left panel only.
4. Stamp butterfly onto yellow cardstock; cut out and adhere to white square.
5. Punch a 1/16-inch hole in right panel of card 1 1/4 inches from top and 3/8 inch from fold; attach photo turn with mini brad; use photo turn to hold card closed.
6. Inside card: Center and adhere a 4-inch square of patterned paper to card. Ink flower stamp; stamp image onto bottom of white cardstock. Ink "Happy Birthday" stamp; stamp image onto top of white cardstock. Add color with markers, if desired.

Sources: Cardstock (Bazzill), Patterned paper (Die Cuts with a View), Ink (Tsukineko), Stamps (Butterfly-Autumn Leaves, "Happy Day"/Flowers-Studio G, "Happy Birthday"-Stampabilities), Photo turn/brad (Making Memories).

Friday, May 22, 2009


Check out this incredible butterfly tutorial I found on the Maya Road blog. Isn't is just amazing? What can you create with a butterfly? Any project with a butterfly linked here by midnight on May 31 is entered for a chance at our monthly scrappy drawing.


Monday, May 18, 2009

May Monthly Sketch

Create a layout with this May Sketch to be entered in the monthly drawing. Upload a link to your layout here. I can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Upgrade at Scrapdango Forum

If you have been looking for the Scrapdango Forum, it is in upgrade mode right now. Sorry for the inconvenience...we miss you! Please check back on Saturday as we hope the upgrade will be done then and we will pick up with the reveals and challenges right where we left off! Thanks for your patience.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

May Celebrations Challenge

May is a month full of wonderful and wacky holidays and observances. Just look at all of the wonderful reasons to celebrate May. Create a new project using one of the days as inspiration for your chance at the monthly scrap goody giveaway. Post a link to your layout, card, or other scrap project in this post. You will earn one ticket for each project in this month's drawing. Your project will also be displayed in the monthly blog slideshow. Go ahead, celebrate, and create!

MAY Month Long Observances
American Bike Month
Asparagus Month
Flower Month
National Bar-B-Que Month
National Hamberger Month
National Salad Month
National Photo Month
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
National Strawberry Month
Transportation Month

1st Week—National Postcard week, Teacher Appreciation Week
2nd Week—National Pet Week, National Police Week
Last Week—National Backyard Games Week

Daily Observances
May 1st: Hawaiian Lei Day, Mother Goose Day, Space Day
May 2nd: Kentucky Derby Day
May 5th: Cinco De Mayo, National Teacher Day
May 8th: No Socks Day
May 10th: Clean Your Room Day, Mother’s Day
May 12th: International Nurses Day, Kite Day, Limerick Day
May 13th: Tulip Day
May 14th: National Dance Like a Chicken Day
May 15th: National Chocolate Chip Day
May 16th: Armed Forces Day
May 18th: International Museum Day, Visit Your Relatives Day
May 19th: Circus Day
May 22nd: Buy-A-Musical Instrument Day
May 23rd: Penny Day
May 25th: National Tap Dance Day
May 26th: Blueberry Cheesecake Day
May 30th: Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Scrapdango Scrappy Deal of the Week

This week, May 4 - May 10, the deal is...Anything Alpha is 40% off (except the featured Widget Club Product for May)! You will find alpha's in the Kit Add-on section and under Embellishments
Kit Add-On
If you are a member, your products can be shipped with your kit. Just send me an email or pm with what you want or you can place an order in the store.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

We have a WINNER...

After a random draw, we have an April Blog Winner...

Lois B.
Congratulations! Thank you for participating in the April challenges. Email me your address at Keelyyowler@aol.com and I will get your scrap goodies sent to you. Stay tuned for our May Challenges and more chances at some great scrappy prizes. Don't forget to visit Scrapdango for all of the National Scrapbook Day challenges and games.