Thursday, May 30, 2013

Flipping Heck...

Hi folks...flipping heck...what a to-do...the biggest saga of the week hit the cubbyhole when I decided to play with the "long-awaited" Sizzix BigZ Album Accordion Flip 3D die...
to make a "running at the last minute" birthday card for my little Sis...
forgive the bad photography...it isn't nearly so dark looking in real life...the camera does lie sometimes...

and I have to confess this was my third attempt at this little bit of paper engineering...what I thought was going to be a "wham bam-easy peasy-job done" card turned into a nightmare...entirely my own fault...I should have read the instructions that come with the die before charging in like a bull in a china shop or better still popped over HERE to watch a fabulous tutorial from Karen Burniston herself...it really is easy peasy once you know how but what I didn't realise...to get the matting and layering effect I should have also ordered the Frame & Label Bracket Die...
and by the time my befuddled old brain got the hang of the valley/mountain folding trick...I was so chuffed that I'd mastered it that I charged ahead fixing the panels together before I realised it would have been much easier to add the embellishments when everything was lying flat on my workdesk...a mega OOPS moment...hence the "losing the will to live by now" minimalistic decoration. Now I could make them in my sleep...so watch this space for more "Flipping Heck" cards.
I just want to say a very big HAPPY 4th ANNIVERSARY  to Julia and all the lovely crafters at...
I was mega gutted to be up to my crafty eyes again and not able to join in the fun celebrations this week...yes I'm back in the cubbyhole with a vengeance...starting off with deadline attached Fiskars projects to get my teeth stuck into but first I need to unpack the goody box.
See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

16 comments:

Stella said...

Glad you have mastered your card Kath and it looks great.The ginormous box looks very interesting !

Loopylou. said...

oh my Kath its just gorgeous, I totally neeeeed it!! of to go find it now!! he he he!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Ribbon Girl said...

I got the pop up card die set with the shaped edge - couldn't see the table or the floor for my rejects - the video was most informative, should have watched that first lol, and good job Andrea reminded me I'd need the extra long plates otherwise I couldn't have played - I love the die you used, it looks great, your sister will love it, Mary x

Redanne said...

Hi Kath, I was too busy with visitors and WOYWW yesterday to play with mine, but hopefully today..... your card is gorgeous, it is a wonderful die isn't it? Your Sister is going to love that card! I cannot believe the size of that box, you are going to be busy for weeks!! Hugs, Anne x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wow you are going to be busy with that big box of tricks! Love your card Kath I was thinking of getting that die and had an e mail to say it was back in stock but it sounds a bit complicated and if you have to buy another I don't think I will be bothered although your card is out of this world!! Susan x

hotpotato said...

ooo what's in the box.....

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Kath. Looks a very interesting die! :)

rachel said...

sorry it wasn't as easy as you thought kath - I'm always rushing in thinking I don't need the instructions so I can sympathesise! Enjoy whatver is in that box! Hugs Rachel x

nnalorac said...

lol! Sorry Kath, see myself doing exactly the same. Love the finished result. Carolxx

Rita said...

Fantastic card Kath. I love that die, but it must go on the wish list for now. Hugs Rita xxx

Carol D said...

Love the card Kath, Shame you didn't read the instructions first, though it does look a little too complicated for this old brain too.
Can't wait to see what's in your box. Wish I got parcels like that, but I expect it's more work.

Hugs Carol x

Paper Junkie said...

Kath - it's flipping marvellous! I know exactly what you mean about reading instructions first - not one of my good points. Just received my craftwork cards tea dance kit - I love it!!! X

Clarissa said...

A beautiful card Kath. I'm going to The Glitter Pot tomorrow so those dies may well slip into my basket.
Clarissa.X

Elfcrafts said...

Hi kath
Gorgeous card, this die is on my wish list I keep seeing it being used and the cards look amazing. Em x

kren said...

Received my flip album die and can't wait to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration. I can't wait to my first one!

Christine B. said...

Your card looks great, even if it was a problem. Glad you mastered it. Looking forward to seeing whats in that very large box. Hugs x ChrisB

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