Friday, June 8, 2012

June ScrapbookSteals Blog Hop


Welcome to the June ScrapbookSteals Blog Hop!

If it is your first time here, welcome! I am glad you stopped by!

I am super excited to be part of this blog hop and even more excited to work with this super cool American Crafts Glitter Tape. American Crafts brought us many great products that became a staple in the stash of any scrapbooker (thickers anyone?). I think this glitter tape will be one of those products.

When I first saw this tape I immediately thought that I have to try iris folding. Using the tape I don't actually need to fold the strips, I just layer strips of glitter tape following the pattern. The fact that the tape is adhesive on the back really makes the life easier!. I explained how I do iris folding in some older posts so I will not go into details here. There are plenty of good tutorials online.

Supplies: glitter tape (American Crafts), stamps (Teresa Collins), glitter cardstock (Recollections)

To start my card I stamped 4 triangles and a sentiment on a piece of cardstock slightly smaller than my card base.


I used my Fiskars fingertip knife to cut out the triangles.


I traced one of the openings on the piece of scrap paper and created the iris folding pattern. 


The iris is done  on the back side. That's how my card looked like when I worked on the last triangle.


After all triangles were completed I mounted the card front to the piece of slightly bigger glitter cardstock and to the card base.
Simple and festive!

I planned to make a layout but was too busy with all the craziness of the last day week of school. Instead I made few gift card holders where the glitter tape came very handy. It basically holds everything together.

  1. Start with 3"x12" piece of cardstock (use one 12"x12" sheet of cardstock to make 4 gift card holders).
  2. Score the cardstock 3" from the right edge and 4.5" from the left edge. 
  3. Wrap the glitter tape  around the folded edge creating a pocket. 
  4. Wrap one or two more tapes around the folded part.


Decorate the pocket as desired. I used diecut label that covered the ends of the tape and letter stickers.


Decorate the front of the gift card holders. I chose the papers and embellishments form the Little Yellow Bicycle Saturdays collection.


And here is the  front:

 

And the back:


And peek inside:


I hope you liked the projects, I know I had tons of fun working with this tape! Don't' forget to visit the rest of the blog hop stations!  Be sure to leave a comment at each stop along the way, since one lucky person leaving a comment on one of the 8 blogs (this includes this ScrapbookSteals blog posting) by Sunday, June 10th at 11:59 PM MST, will receive a $20 gift certificate to use in the ScrapbookSteals store! 

With that I will send you on to the next stop: Ashley Newell at Heart Hugs Designs.

If you get lost here is the full list of the blog hop.
  1. ScrapbookSteals http://scrapbooksteals.stealnetwork.com/wp/
  2. Becky Williams http://onescrappinmama.blogspot.com/
  3. Kimberli Bean http://www.kimberliscreations.blogspot.com/
  4. Maya Oren-Dahan http://mayadahan.blogspot.com/
  5. Ashley Newell http://hearthugsdesigns.blogspot.com/
  6. Miriam Prantner http://mprantner.blogspot.com/
  7. Cathryn Hanson http://www.catscrapcreations.blogspot.ca/
  8. Regina Mangum http://thestampinbean.blogspot.com/
I am linking this post with WIP Monday on ScrapScene

94 comments:

  1. Gtray card and gift card holders!! I LOVE the banner!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial!!!

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  2. Love the gift card holder ideas!

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  3. OK that banner card is FANTASTIC and LOVE how even just a little bit of the tape makes the project. The gift card holders will be a hit for sure!

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  4. Girl - those gift card holders are SWEET!

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  5. What cool cards!!! Awesome job!

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  6. Love love love the iris folding! They turned out so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  7. Your cards are STUNNING! I love them! Thanks so much for participating. :)

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  8. Brilliant idea to use the tape for iris folding. Saves that much prep time. Thanks!

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  9. I love your idea with the flags! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. The iris folding with the glitter is fantastic! kinda looks like stained glass!

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  11. Beautiful results on your iris fold banners; especially like the mix of colors and how they each show so differently. Great inspiration.

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  12. the banner card with the iris folding is stunning, thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  13. I love the iris folding idea and the card. Gift card holders what a great idea.

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  14. The banner is awesome! Clever gift card holders!

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  15. Wow your 1st card is very unique!

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  16. LOVE the banner card! I would have never thought of that! So creative! Melanie

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  17. I adore those pennants you made. They look so awesome all glittered up. Fab gift card holders too. Such inspiration.

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  18. Pocket cards are fabulous and you made them quickly using the tape and they look more festive with that addition. Thanks for the tips.
    Great!

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  19. Fabulous projects! I really like the iris folding one, it's super!

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  20. I love the iris folding banner, so in right now!

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  21. The gift card holders are such a great idea!!

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  22. When I sae the iris folding I just had to check it out, and learn how to do it!!! It's so beautiful with the glitter tape. Your gift card holders are genius!!! So happy I have gotten to know you through the hop!!!!

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  23. Your cards are beautiful. I need to learn the iris folding!

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  24. I love the quilty look to your folded designs. I love paper piecing!

    Super cute gift card holders too!

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  25. Love the banner card! Really cool!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  26. Super cool. I love the pennant card!!!

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  27. That iris folding with the tape is so creative. Love your cards :)

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  28. Oh My Goodness! That iris folded banner is amazing!!!

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  29. Thank you for the tutorials..going to make the gift card holders for fathers day!

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  30. Gorgeous cards! I love the iris fold card - so creative! Great gift card holders too - think I will be making one of these for Father's Day! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

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  31. What a great idea to use the tape for an iris fold. It looks difficult to make but it came out totally brilliant!

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  32. I love that folding technique! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Love the iris fold look done with the glitter tapes!
    DeniseB

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  34. FABULOUS projects! The banner is just amazing!

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  35. Fantastic job w/ the glitter tape! Wow on all the layers for your banner card.

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  36. Great job. Love the iris folding!

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  37. I LOVE your projects!! Great use of the glitter tape.

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  38. Wow ... Love the gift cards ... So cute :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  39. That first card is just stunning! Thank you for including a tutorial for the gift card holders. It takes the guesswork out of an awesome idea.

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  40. WOW, that first card is AMAZING, beautiful job!

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  41. Fabulous card and I love the gift card holders - what a great way to hold it all together and give it some sparkle at the same time! And without the mess!

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  42. I love the iris fold banner.... I can't wait to try it!

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  43. Incredible!!! The iris fold looks gorgeous and I could not stop staring at it!! I loved the gift card holders too, very beautiful and practical, always need them!

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  44. Great cards! I love the glitter tape!

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  45. thanks for being a part of the hop and showing something new.

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  46. Great step-by-step directions. This is something I will use.

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  47. I like the masculine cards.

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  48. Those flags look so fancy! Nicely done!

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  49. your iris folding using the glitter tape is absolutely stunning!!

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  50. the banner card is beautiful and such a creative use of the tape...i know i would've never thought of using it like that!

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  51. The banner card is so unique! I would have never thought of doing something like that. It's gorgeous!

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  52. Beautiful projects. Your iris folds are just stunning. Thank you for taking the time and effort to put that card together for us hoppers. What a work of art.

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  53. All your cards are fantastic, but that Celebrate card is to die for! I love it!

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  54. I love all of your projects! Especially the first one with the banner!

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  55. Very cool! I love how you've used the tapes! TFS!

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  56. OMG! That iris folding is amazing! I'm going to have to go check out the tutorials and give it a try.

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  57. wow you have done some amazing things with this, but that banner card is freaking awesome!!! Thanks so much for all of the pictures, love it!
    Lisa

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  58. WOW! Great iris fold card. BEAUTIFUL! I also love the thank you gift card cards.

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  59. Lovely ideas! Love the gift card holders.

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  60. Lovely cards! LOVE the red, white and blue theme!

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  61. Great cards!! Thanks for showing the step-by-step on your iris folding card, that's a technique I've never tried but I'm excited to now - thanks for the inspiration! Glad to be on the hop with you!

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  62. Awesome gift card holding cards! Love the step by step instructions.

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  63. Your cards are so creative, and I really love your gift card holders!

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  64. Those triangles are amazing! It looks so great with the different metallic shades. I love it! And those gift card holders are great.. I really need to try that!

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  65. Ooh, that Iris folding is amazing. Something new for me to experiment with. Thanks for sharing.

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  66. great ideas!!! love your instructions - beautifully written
    --Robin

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  67. I love that iris folding!! Super neat!

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  68. Great idea on the gift card holders! So simple and cute!

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  69. Maya, the glitter tape is fab and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the way you used the iris folding to make the banners! You rock, girl!

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  70. Awesome Iris folding with the tape and the gift card holders are wonderful.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  71. such an easy way to add glitz and bling!

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  72. Very cute gift card holders! I've never seen iris folding before, thanks for sharing.

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  73. Love the cards nice glitter tape colors

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  74. Cute cards, Maya! I have never tried iris folding-I am very intimidated because it looks so tricky! Your tape tutorial is a great idea for beginners! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  75. The iris folding card was so beautiful! It lookks like that skill takes a lot of patience. I also really liked the gift card holders. That idea would work with some tape that I already have!
    Anne-Liesse

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  76. Love those iris folds! those really rock and so much detail! I also love those other CAS cards! great color scheme

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  77. Love the Iris Fold!!! Great job on all the cards!!

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  78. Love the Iris Fold! So cool! And great gift card holder cards :)

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  79. I had never seen the Iris fold. Beautiful and your gift cards were great too.

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  80. Your card is amazing. Love the iris fold. Great gift cards too!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  81. Great idea with the gift card holder - I think I am going to have to borrow that! I have never tried iris folding, but after seeing your beautiful card, it might be time.

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  82. What great cards..I can seee all the details and hard love-work you put into them..great ideas..thanks for the inspiration.

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  83. I Love the irish folding pennants! That is just brilliant! Your other cards are so great and sparkly! Thank you for the inspriration! :)

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