Friday, August 26

Tutorial: Quatro Fold Card

I love cards that give you lots of bang for your buck, and these quatro, or quarter fold, cards are definitely in that category.  They're relatively simple to make and can be easily adjusted to make them larger, smaller, wider or taller... plus there's plenty of room for lots of people to add a personal note to the recipient!


1.  Start with a piece of card stock measuring 11" long x 8" wide and place it horizontally on your work bench.  You are going to cut out a rectangle from each corner of the card stock measuring 23/4" long x 2" wide.  See the photos below.


2.  Score along the inner edge of each flap then fold along each score line, pressing firmly with a bone folder.  Fold all the flaps to the centre, tucking the fourth flap under the first to secure the pieces in place, similar to the way you would close a packing box.
Believe it or not, you've just finished the base of the card!  Easy huh?


OPTIONAL: I used a corner punch on each of the outer corners


3.  To decorate, cut pieces of patterned paper for the back and front side of each of the four flaps as well as one for the centre panel.  Adhere them with double sided tape or glue.


4.  Add images and embellishments to complete your project!


Happy Crafting!
Cheers,
Beccy


Stamps: Country Florals by Beccy's Place

Photos and written instructions are copyright Beccy Muir
All rights reserved.

Thursday, August 25

Counting Down...

Just one more week until the launch of our
new and improved online store!


Stop by on opening day to check us out.
(from 2pm, September 1st - AEST)

Join in the scavenger hunt for the five sets of
digital stamps that will be sold for just 10c each!
(Available for 24 hours ONLY - AEST)

Check out our featured items, gift certificates
and local currency options!

- - -  mark it on your calendar  - - -

Wednesday, August 24

Going... Going... Almost Gone...

Just one more week to grab one of these bargains.
All sale items will be discontinued at the end of August!




Monday, August 22

Going Bananas!

Petra created this fabulous little box to hold delicious banana flavoured candies... the favourite of monkeys everywhere!  These would be so cute as little favours for a child's birthday party or as a little gift to hand out to school friends. 


Friday, August 19

New Release: Monkey Madness

These little guys are cute, crazy, energetic and fun, and are sure to be a hit with the "little monkeys" in your life!  The Monkey Madness set contains 3 black and white line drawings, 3 full colour images for quick card making and 6 mix and match sentiments.

Monkey Madness Set

Check out all the fabulous cards created by my designers, and don't forget to visit their blogs (links on the right hand side) for more inspiration and creativity.


Petra's Card

AJ's Card

Two projects from Anesha

Annie's Card

Carla's Creation (front and inside) 

Judy's Card

Karin's Card 

Monday, August 8

Exciting News!

Beccy's Place has been very hectic over the past few months with lots of behind-the-scenes activity, upgrades and improvements going on.  We're now in the final stages of planning and would like to share some of the upcoming changes with you.  


CLEAR STAMPS
We're thrilled to announce that Beccy's Place will be releasing a line of clear, photopolymer stamps in the next couple of months.  These high quality stamps are being manufactured in the U.S.A. from the highest printer industry quality photopolymer for awesome ink transfer.  You can expect to see them in store from the beginning of October.

STORE UPGRADE
The software that powers Beccy's Place is due for a major upgrade, which is due for completion at the end of this month.  You can expect the addition of gift cards, product reviews and a faster, less glitchy software response time.  Fingers crossed!

QUARTERLY RELEASES
From the end of this month, new products will be released on a quarterly basis along with plenty of ideas and inspiration... and maybe even the occasional video or two.

Happy crafting!
Cheers,
Beccy

Saturday, August 6

Adventuring Mermaid

I couldn't resist colouring this stunning mermaid image... she is so beautiful to colour and surprisingly easy to fussy cut.  I added lots of sparkle and shimmer with a liberal application of Kindy Glitz on her tail and on the little floating star fish that are scattered around the card.


This gorgeous image is part of the latest set available for purchase in my STORE, and I'm very proud to announce that she was designed and drawn by my oldest child, Madison.

New Release: Mermaid Set

I am enormously proud to introduce the very first set of digital stamps designed by my oldest child, Madison!  This gorgeous set features a beautiful adventurer mermaid, setting out on a journey deep beneath the ocean, as well as five inspirational quotes that you can mix and match.

Mermaid Set


My designers have created some fantastic cards and projects with this set, including a beautiful decorated candle that is sure to impress.  I hope you enjoy looking through their work...

Petra's card, front and inside


AJ's Card


Anesha's Creation


Annie's gorgeous candle project.... 
.... and a beautiful card dedicated to the talented artist!


Carla's Creation


Judy's Card


Karin's Card

Wednesday, August 3

Going... Going...

Clearance items available until the end of August 2016.
Grab a bargain before they're gone!



Monday, August 1

July Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the June Challenge Winners!

Nanagramps Craft Designs, Wilma and Swissie

You are the randomly chosen winners of last months challenge. Please email me at beccymuir@yahoo.com to claim your prize.

August Challenge

Create a card or paper-craft project using any Beccy's Place image, upload a photo of it to your blog and submit a direct link below. The challenge runs from now until midnight on the 31st of August 2016 (AEST).


PLEASE READ THE CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING THE CHALLENGE

Your project must be created during the month of August 2016. You can enter as many times as you like and you can submit your card to any other challenge you wish. At the end of the month three random winners will be chosen to receive their choice of a full set of digital stamps from my online store.

Each month I will include a re-mastered digital image from my library of freebies, as well as a new, coordinating 12" x 12" digital paper. You DO NOT have to use these particular items on your project, but you MUST use a Beccy's Place image, either free or purchased, to be eligible for entry.

Beccy's Place designers may enter the monthly challenge but are not eligible to win prizes.

 


Friday, July 29

Country Album

I'm fortunate enough to live quite close to a Kaisercraft outlet store, where I recently found these books of paper and packets of collectables for just $5.00 each.  I don't generally go for these kinds of patterns, but felt it was about time to step out of my comfort zone and try something new, and given that I live in a semi-rural area,  I figured these were quite appropriate.


Here are a few photos of the finished album...








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