Friday, June 25, 2010

VC Blog Hop #2!

Welcome to my blog! And to some of you, welcome back! We can again use retiring goodies for this VC Blog Hop, so I am. Of course, I cannot let another hop go by without some piratey goodies! I have made a star explosion card for your viewing pleasure. (Ye scurvy dogs!)

I started with a 3.5" square of Whisper White CS. I stamped it with our Pirate Time set, which you can only order until June 30th! Perfect for your favorite pirate! I used Real Red, Going Grey, Sahara Sand, and Soft Suede. I sponged the edges, as well. You will need to stamp five squares, both sides.

This piece is not stamped so that you can see the score lines easier. You need to score vertically and horizontally at the center (here at 1 3/4"). Then FLIP THE PIECE OVER and score diagonally, but just once, as shown.

Fold the score lines inward, making this cup-like piece:

You will repeat this with the remaining four squares.

Now you need to add adhesive. When the above cup-like piece is closed shut, you will have an un-scored square showing on either side. Run some SNAIL around the edges of one square, then do the same on a second piece of stamped, scored CS. Match up those two squares and press together to stick them tightly. Repeat with remaining three pieces.

Once you have the five pieces together, DO NOT ADHERE the ends together, unless you do not want to be able to close this card.

Now you need two small 1 3/4" squares of Whisper White CS. Stamp these as you did the larger pieces, but just on one side. Set aside.

Adhere two twill tape pieces to both ends of your card. Mine are each about 4" long. Adhere your 1 3/4" squares over the ends on the card to cover them.

When tied closed, your card will look like this:

When tied open it will look like a star:

I hope you liked this project! It is a classic, but a fun one to come back to from time to time. I especially like this one with Christmas stamps and some Real Red grosgrain ribbon. Give it a try!

Now it's time to hop along to someone Barb Furlong's blog, The Love of Stamping. If you would like to start from the beginning, just head to the VC Rocks Blog.

See you next time!


  1. Terrific Job Ms Shari.. and Pirate theme too.. go figure. Congrats on earning your Blog Hopper Badge. Hugs, Loni

  2. You're the bomb Shari... pirates of course

  3. ARGGGGGG! That be a mighty fine pirate card on here today, matey!

    Love it!

  4. I've never seen this type of project before--how fun! The pirate motif is great, Shari.

    Oh, The Scurvey Dog said to tell you 'Arrrrr, ye pretty treasure looks like it be tasty, too. . . . '

  5. I can't wait to try this! Thanks for the great instructions, Shari!

  6. Why are we not surprised that you had to make a pirate card??!! Cute, and I have not made an explosion card for way too long - thanx for reminding me ...

  7. I like this a lot! I'm definately going to have to try making one!

  8. Great job Shari, what a clever project. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Love this Shari and also the one from the last vc blog hop

  10. I love this. I still have the one that you taught last year in VC. I think you need to do a class this year again for the newbies (and some of us with minds that are like swiss cheese.) Thanks for the inspiration.

    My word verification is exduncia. Is the word Italian for someone that has gone to school and gotten an education? Get it- ex dunce LOL I crack myself up sometimes. Oh brother.

    Carey Rogers
    aka Roscoe's mommy

  11. What a cute project. Absolutely love it!

  12. Excellent directions. I have never tried one of these before-on my to do list