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Username Post: What cardmaking technique is new to you?        (Topic#1571619)
meezerpleaser
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I'm looking for something new to try, other than the same ol' boring cards that I make. I've done a tri-fold card... Anything else out there that's interesting?


 
leokc34
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i just did paper piecing... that was fun


 
krazy4kardz
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In response to meezerpleaser

Are you looking for different styles/types of folded cards? If so, have you Googled fun fold cards or fancy fold cards?...you'll find a great selections of tutorials/videos. Or are you looking for something unique/different? Have you tried Iris folding? It is a fun technique...a little time-consuming but fun. Pinhole Embroidery is another technique that is fun too. Quilling is another one I like also. Anyway, hope this helps.:)


 
Christine19850
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I like easel cards - they post flat but look fancy on display. I also made a never ending card - those sorts of interactive cards are fun to make for kids.

YouTube is a great source of tutorials for techniques. Have fun!


 
meezerpleaser
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In response to Christine19850

What are some other card types called - like gatefold and easel? I know there are some out there, but I just don't know what to call them


 
krazy4kardz
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Try some of these cards...hope this helps.

step ladder or side step
swing or flip
accordion
joy fold
easel
triangle
tri-fold
pop-up or flip-up
box
pulley
twist turn
tri shutter
gate fold
push-pull
suspension
triangle fold room
ribbon pull
secret door
shaker
pinwheel
gift card
money holder
bookmark
view master
paper bargello
matchbook
blintz
flower pot
waterfall
ribbon weaving
never-ending
window
woven accordion
star fold
criss cross
diamond fold
slider
z fold
concertina
magic and magic marquee
pocket
tunnel
snip and tuck
multiple pop-up
peek-a-boo
circle
funky fold
flap
big buckle
spring
squash or amazing fold
zigzag
bendy
petal
telescoping
rocking


 
meezerpleaser
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In response to krazy4kardz

You are AWESOME! This list was exactly what I was looking for!!


 
krazy4kardz
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In response to meezerpleaser

Aw! thanks. Happy to help. Hope you have a great time trying some of them out.


 
leokc34
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In response to krazy4kardz

just did my very first paper piecing - let me know what you think

fairy sweet friend By Leokc34


 
Sneezy1956
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she's adorable great job!


 
pinkpaperairedale
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The list posted is wonderful. Thank you krazy 4 cardz


 
Uscphan88
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In response to meezerpleaser

I just love doing slider cards, they may also be called penny cards...just check that ou and let me know what yo think. Once I figure out how to use this blog...first timer here...I will upload some pics of mine...


 
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What is involved in paper piecing?


 
krazy4kardz
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  • pinkpaperairedale Said:
The list posted is wonderful. Thank you krazy 4 cardz




You're welcome!


 
Melissa Birlem
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  • deedee49 Said:
What is involved in paper piecing?




If you haven't tried paper piecing, you really should. It gives a whole new dimension to cards and scrapbooks. You basically take a whole image and then cut pieces of the image out of different papers and layer them. Here's an example: Stubba Luvin' By Melissa Birlem

Both of the bears are paper pieced. The heads, bodies, arms, legs, and ear centers are all separate pieces layered back together.


 
golden1
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have you been on split coast stampers? they give tutorials


 
Melissa Birlem
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Split Coast Stampers has a TON of tutorials! It's such a great resource!


 
runzalot81
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In response to Melissa Birlem

I've done the different folds and whatnot but my favorite is still a square card.

Lately, I've been matting in complementary colors. I really like the effect.


 
pwiswell
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In response to runzalot81

Thanks for the list of different kinds of cards. I going to print this and make a point of trying some of them.


 
bslin 
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  • bslin on 05-20-12 01:44 AM
In response to pwiswell

Although I'm still to the cardmaking arena, I found out a rather interesting new technique which I am yet to try out. It's called Iris folding and it can be used to make greeting cards, on scrapbook pages, or designs can be framed and hung on a wall. Its a bit complex though, so you might want to watch a video to make it clearer!
Marks and spencers cards


 
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