Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My First Hinged Card

In the cardmaking group that I belong to, Crazy Card Makers (see link section), a couple of the ladies have been making these cool hinged cards. I thought it was a neat idea so had to try my hand at it. I know there are directions out there, but on dial-up I don't watch online videos because it's just too slow and takes too long, so I figured it out on my own. I may not be doing it exactly the same way that the originators of the technique are, but it works and I liked the final results.

I started with a base of white cardstock. On the top section, I used a scrap of background paper I had made using a digital background tile from Everyday Icons. The bottom striped paper is cut from a purchased piece of 12" x 12" scrapbooking paper. I also used some light blue cardstock and an olive green cardstock. The floral stamped image on the front is colored with Sharpie markers and Crayola pencil colors, then inked with light blue and a green, and jazzed up with Stickles Waterfall glitter glue. The image is from the Autumn Leaves Flowers (by Rhonna Farrer) clear stamp set. The Happy Birthday stamped image on the inside is from the Stampendous clear stamp set, Two You. The punched lattice border is made using a Martha Stewart border punch. The striped paper was cut using a scalloped-edge scissors. The light blue cardstock was a scrap generic cardstock. The green was World Win's Colormates Dark Spring Green.

And there you have it...I have a couple more cards made in the past few days that I will be posting as soon as I have time. Gardening tasks are claiming most of my time and attention right now. Tomorrow I'll be enjoying some quality time with my 3 yr old granddaughter, Kaylina, and then Saturday is Shabbat which will be a quiet, restful day here at home this week. I'll be back with more of my cards as soon as I can, though, you can count on it!


  1. love your hinged card Cindy!
    hugs, Valerie

  2. Thanks, Valerie! I was pleased with the result myself. Planning to do another one soon.
    Love in our Messiah,
    Cindy in Wisconsin