Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Bloomin’ Beautiful Crimping Tutorial and Blog Candy Winner

Wow!!!! What a Blog Tour…..I hope you all enjoyed the ride. There is a ton of talent out there don’t you think?

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Blog Candy Winner is:

Anonymous Chris Anderson and she said...

Lee, I love all of the cards you made!! You are so creative and your cards are beautifully elegant!! I think my favorite is the one with crimping and I will be anxiously awaiting your tutorial! THANKS!!

I know, I know you’re seeing the same card as on the tour but with the tutorial……enjoy!

I finally had a few minutes to do a tutorial on this card. This card features “Bloomin Beautiful” from Stampin’ Up! I’ve had so many requests to share this so I hope you enjoy it.

image Finished Card

Crimping Technique………………….

First you need a piece of card stock measuring 4’ x 5 1/4”…you will need to have this piece marked on the center edge of all sides as seen below. The center is 2” on the short sides and 2 5/8” on the long sides. Mark with pencil so you can erase


Then you want to score from a long side to a short side as seen here marked by a broken line (dashes).


and score….


Once you have scored it you will need to fold it in….like this;


then you will place it folded into your crimper……as shown below


try and keep it folded


Run it though the crimper and don’t despair when it hasn’t totally crimped in the center. Simply open and crimp again from both sides to the center to get full crimped coverage.clip_image008

like this….


do this from both sides to fill in the center and you’re done!!!! Now that wasn’t hard was it?

Now to get the cute little diamond shapes for the inside of the center…I crimped another piece and cut the center out (large diamond) and cut it down to where I wanted it. Make sure to cut equally on all sides to make your templates and then trace to cardstock. That’s it!!!

Thanks for stopping by and as always…..

Have a Stampinglee Good Day!

***Come back tomorrow to see who won the “Blog Candy”

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Susan said...

Thank you for a great tutorial on the crimped card. It does sound easy, so I'm going to give it a try. Your blog has so many good descriptive tutorials & for that I am thankful! Happy scrapping!

Gail S. said...

Lee - You always do such are great job on all of your posts. Thank you for sharing the tutorial.

sandi maciver said...

oh, cool technique, I'm going to try this, thank you so much for the great explanation.

Mitzi Luttrull said...

This technique turns out so beautiful. Thanks for the clear tutorial.