06 March 2012

Let's Scrap Blog Hop - Sketch 2-18-09, LEAP9

{Host: Cathy Bruinhorst}

Cathy has given us Let's Scrap blog hoppers a great sketch (see below) to work with, I just had to give it a go and it gave the opportunity to create my first Diamond Pop-up Easel card (here's the tutorial). The digi sentiment also came straight to mind.  Had it printed with my Canon Inkjet.  I have downloaded the sentiment a while ago from the net, but can't remember from where. As you can see, the sketch has been adapted quite a bit i.e. the four little squares on the sketch are reflected in the diamond shape with the flower on it (the four squares are just mounted on top of each other). All the patterned paper are from FabScraps.

From the front:

From the side:

The bottom at the back:

From the top:

Using the Upikit 3” Scalloped Square Punch (5x5cm) you can create the following folded flower embellishment for your scrapbooking layouts or cards:

These punches are available online from {Doing Life} – just click on the links above.

Using a smaller square punch will just give you a smaller flower.
This folding technique creates wonderful dimension without using any foam adhesive, etc. Here's how you do it:

  1. Punch a scalloped square and mark the centre (just eyeball it) with a pencil. Cut from the center of each side toward the centre, stopping +0.5cm of the centre mark.
  2. Fold in each cut as shown, folding from the centre up to the first scallop. Repeat for all cuts.
  3. Once folded, turn over. The folded pieces add the dimension. Snip off the middle scallop from each petal with scissors.
  4. Repeat steps to create second flower. Fan and adhere at centres. Top with brad or button.

Here's Cathy's sketch:

... and here is the digi sentiment, a friend in blog land shared it with her readers.  Right click on it and save to your computer.  It would however be great if you could let me know what you have created with it ...

I would also like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

{Oh yes, I wanted to say that I have noticed there are quite a number of stalkers who are visiting my scrapbooking 'Layouts' section - guys it would be great if you could leave me a kind comment to say that you have been visiting - us bloggers love receiving comments - it really keeps the motivation going.}

Thank you all for taking the time to stop by. Lots of blog hugs.


  1. Wow that card is just a work of art! Congrats!!

  2. Hi Desire, what a stunning card. I love the design and the colors you chose are charming. Great idea to add a place for correspondence on the back! You have inspired me. Darling daughter too:-)

  3. OOPS..forgot to mention that I saw you on MIM and had to stop and visit. I am a new follower. Would love for you to visit my blog:

  4. So LOVELY! FAB flower!

  5. I don't see photos. So it is a pity!
    It should be very beautiful.

  6. Awesome...thanks for the tutorial! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Good luck,
    Rene :D

  7. Hi I saw your gorgeous card at MIM. It is just stunning. Thanks for the inspirational tutorial Hugs Sheryl xx

  8. stunning card, fab tutorial
    thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week

  9. Lovely card design. Very nice tutorial and sentiment. Thanks for sharing. I saw your project om MIM!

  10. A stunning creation Desire, the design is great and your colours are wonderful - I love the 'giraffe' paper and the check complement's ot perfectly.

    Heather xx

  11. Wonderful Card, thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

    I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

    Xoxo Marjo

  12. Wow Desire this is beautiful and those papers are stunning the borwn one looks like real suede!! fabulous darlin and the flowers are stunning too , huggies June xxx

  13. Saw your awesome card on MIM. Very pretty and I love the fold you used.

  14. Oh what a fabulous card, love the flowers.
    Thanks for joining us at Everybody Art Challenge this week.

  15. This is exquisite! And so well crafted. Saw it at MIM :D

  16. Wonderful sentiment and great easel pop up feature! Thanks for playing in the Unique Crafters challenge!

  17. Your card is beautiful Desire and I love the colours. Made a diamond pop up card many years ago, a great tutorial!

  18. Lovely flowers....thanks for playing with the Divas!
    xxx Margreet

  19. Your card is gorgeous Desire!! I LOVE the colors and your fabulous flower tutorial! Thanks!
    Hugs, Tammy

  20. Hi Desiree

    Another super creation here.

    I seem to have lost you on my dashboard, but luckily saw you name on another blog. Think it's something to de with the silly Blogger changes. But I'm working on it as I am sure there's another way round it all.

    B x

  21. very nice card love the fun design of it. thanks for playing at the perfect sentiment.

  22. Fabulous card. Thanks for the tutorial on how to make those flowers. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiments.

  23. brilliant card and thanks for joining Crafty Catz this week

  24. A fabulous creation, love the shape! Thanks for joining us at Divas!
    Helen x

  25. Hi Desire, thanks for your lovely comments over my way. I am slowly catching up on my favourite blogs. This is such a lovely card and what a clever way to create those flowers.

  26. WOW Desire this is gorgeous, LOVE LOVE this card design..so creative and beautiful!!!!!! AWESOME Tut, thanks for sharing!

  27. wow, this is fabby!! Love the tutorial on the flowers as well, thanks so much for sharing with us!
    Great shape of your card too and the colours are fab!
    Hugs, Alessandra

  28. stunning card ,love the colours and shape and thanks for sharing the tutorial on the flowers ....wonderful idea
    tracey x

  29. Oh my word,this is such and adorable creation , lovely image and beautiful design Its just perfect for our Dies & Punches challenge

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

    Have a lovely day,
    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0) x

  30. This card is amazing!! Thank you so much for joining our first challenge at Unique Crafters Challenges and GOOD LUCK :)

  31. Oh What a beautiful Card, Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Play this week:-)

  32. Beautiful card!! Love the fold!! Great job on our use your stash challenge this week at SSDS! Hope you join us again soon!
    Tammy, SSDS DT

  33. Saw your link on MIM. Fabulous card, love the monochromatic colours.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  34. Really lovely card.Love the shades of brown and the flower.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  35. that is such a cool design!
    and I love to pass by Ginger's House for sentiments :P

    ♥ Good luck in MIM

  36. Fabulous blog Desire gorgeous cards Well done
    Hugs Elaine

  37. this is a really unique fun fold card. nicely done. thanks for sharing with us at The Perfect Sentiment.

  38. Outstanding creation - this looks beautiful! :)



  39. I'm here from the Digi Stamps 4 Joy Blog Hop. I'm loving your blog, your diamond pop-up Easel card and the tutorials for the cute little flowers as well as the pop-up card.

    I'm sure to be returning again and again!


  40. wonderful card fold, Desire - THANK YOU for the tutorial on your amazing folded flowers - your designs are always very unique, and it is your "flowers" and doo-dads which make them extra special. Now I can try to copy you! LOL hugs, de


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