Sunday, April 25, 2010

A look back at my very first tutorial

I was perusing blogs this weekend when I came across this blog.  The blog first of all caught my eye because the blog is having a giveaway (check it out!), but I also really like that the blogger has a feature called "Sunday Favorites," where every Sunday she posts an old blog post of her own that she likes.  What a fun idea!  I have so many posts that I look back and laugh at or have forgotten I even wrote.   I decided to join in and share this blog post from November of 2008--my very first tutorial.  I know you can hardly call it a tutorial, but I was so proud of myself when I wrote it. :)

Cowgirl Carrie and a Tutorial
A few weekends ago I went out with a group of friends and did some country line dancing...well I attempted to anyways. I think that the only dance I am good at is the electric slide, which actually goes well with quite a few country songs! I don't know what part of the brain makes a person able to pick up dance moves, but mine is underdeveloped whatever it is. I can follow along if I watch long enough, but if I am next to a person who is dancing fancy moves it messes me up for the whole song--so I spent quite a few songs on the sidelines trying to figure out the moves. It was a blast though!

When looking through the Rubber Romance stamps at eP I saw a great cowgirl named "Carrie" that I knew would be perfect for cards for my country loving friends. So here is what I came up with.

This card was pretty easy to make, but took quite a bit of time. I know the picture really doesn't show it, but the shirt, arm, cowboy hat, and boots are all paper pieced on. To make the wall I masked Carrie,sponged So Saffron and stamped Weathered. I sponged the floor and drew in hard wood flooring.

The photo corners are a fun little addition and very easy to make. Since I am borrowing a friend's camera for the day I thought I would do my first tutorial to show you how to make them. (click on any "how to" picture to enlarge)

Photo Corner Tutorial
Step 1: Cut a piece of cardstock 2" x 2"

Step 2: Cut the square piece in half from corner to corner. This gives you the two pieces that will be your two photo corners.

Step 3: Take corner A and fold it to meet corner C.

Step 4: Take corner B and fold it to meet corner C.

Step 5: Take your scissors to cut across from corner to corner (you will cut off corners A, B, and C by doing this)

Step 6: Flip pieces over and wrap around any corner.

Linking to Sunday Favorites at Happy to Design


Flory said...

wow...i love your post...interesting!
happy Sunday to u!

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

You have posted such intersting tutorials!..,Thanks for sharing!

Hugs, Wanda Lee

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Jen...

Ohhh, Jen is the name of my youngest daughter! Great name, my friend! Well my dear, I just loved this sweet post! Your "Cowgirl Carrie" cards are absolutely adorable and I think that you did a fabulous job with the tutorial!!! I just giggled when I read about your line dancing sound just like me, my friend! Even though my brain may be underdeveloped in this area...I still enjoy giving it a try! hehe! This was such a fun post to share for your very first Sunday Favorites party!!! I loved it! I'm just tickled pink that you found my blog and decided to join in with all the festivities! I really enjoyed reading all of your sweet notes and well wishes for the Sunday Favorites "One Year" birthday celebration...thank you!!!

I would also like to take this time to thank you for adding Happy To Design to your list of blog follows...I am also adding your delightful blog to my list! I look forward to getting to know very nice to meet you, Jen!

Have a super Sunday, Darlin' and best wishes on the gift card giveaway!

Chari @Happy To Design

PS...thanks for adding my giveaway button to your sidebar! You're the sweetest!!!


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