Saturday, September 17, 2011

Blog Hop~ All About The Guys


                                                 
                                          



 So I am going to try to show you and explain to you how I made this awesome card! This card is so cool and is a great idea for Christmas presents...It's cheap and its sentimental!
This card is my first Squash Card! Yes you read right; squash card!
This is a unique card! 

Here its is....

This is the front of the card!






When you open the card this is what is in the inside!
Hence the words SQUASH !





OK So how did I make this... Just read below!


You need a 4x4 cardstock card
and
3x3 card stock card
(Total of two)
this will be your lid and the last piece of  your card




Now place the 3x3 card in the middle of the 4x4 card and glue them together.




Then cut an angle on all 4 sides of the lid


Then fold all 4 sides down and glue them


This is what the lid should look like once you finish gluing the sides down.




Now put those lids and base on the side and get a 6x6 piece of cardstock



Then score at the 3' mark on both sides of the card, when you finish with that you should have a tic tac toe board. Then your going to fold one of the points of your card to another point and you should have made a triangle. You need to do a total of (3)



So when your finish doing this it should look like this...







Now when you do this make sure you place all three diamond cards where the middle line is up and down. Then take the middle card and glue the sides together. The left one should over lap on top of the middle card. The right card should be underneath the middle card.


(note this is important to do this)


Sorry I didn't take any pictures of how to the next step...but this is what you should do.
Once you glue the sides together place the paper upwards take the first card and press the two triangles that are on the side and press them towards you. Then it should all fall into place. Then take the second diamond cardstock and press the two triangles on the side away from you. The third diamond cardstock press them towards you again. Then it should squash all the pages and then glue your lid on top and glue the bottom on the bottom of the card. Then WA-la you should have a cute squash card!


I wanted to show you all what was inside
This was my Ethan during his transplant.
He was 15 months old.











Well this is my very first squash card..

Hope you all like this...tell me what you all think!

I didn't want to leave Haley out so I made her one as well.
Here is hers..














Next you should go to
Erica's blog
to be entered into a giveaway!
Incase you got lsot along the way
Erica http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com

Melissa http://pinkpolkadotscrappingblogspot.com ----you are here----
Erica’s Blog Candy J



45 comments:

Laurie said...

Not sure if it is just on my end but I don't see any photos!

ScrappinT said...

No photos, but I bet my bottom dollar it is cute!

gshrader said...

Wish I could see the pictures...so sorry
i'll defintiely have to come back to see a squash card!!!
I'm sure your daughter was happy to get one too!!!

sweetpea1077 said...

Bummer for no pictures! Will stop back and check it out later though!

Laura (tweetyb) said...

:( I want to see pics!! I'll come back later to see if they are up!! Can't wait to see the finished project!!
♥ Laura ♥
tweetyb@satx.rr.com
http://laurascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

Crafty and Green said...

Wish I could see the pics!! I'll have to stop back later!! Hope all is well!!

Many Blessings,
Tina

http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com

Josie0602 said...

I cant see your pictures either...I will come back and visit and maybe I will be able to later!
Tracy
jtg0398(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

scrapaholicaef said...

Ditto on the comments above I will stop back later. Big ol' huggers

The Crafty Dream said...

i can't the pics!!! I will be back!

{PaperCrafterAnonymous} said...

it sounds like a fantastic idea and super cute card.. I'll be back

Creative Craft Corner said...

Love the idea...can't wait to see the pictures.

Jeannie said...

Sounds like a great card, hope to come back and see the pics.

Jenny R said...

Sounds great...can't wait to come back to see the pics!

Mallika said...

sounds amazing !!!
i loved this idea
hugs
mallika
mallikakejriwal@gmail.com

mjblahnik56 said...

Will stop back by to see your pictures.

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

Melissa said...

I will be back to see the pictures even though you gave a great description. Can hardly wait until I see it. Thank you for sharing.

Gweny said...

The ideas sound really cute.. I am sure the pics are awesome and well worth the wait.. so sorry you are having troubles.

KAT said...

wish i could've seen the card as well. i'm all for trying new stuff. i'm sure we'll be seeing it sometime soon.

AllyBug28 said...

I look forward to seeing your pictures :)

tremblayfam said...

will be back for the photos as I am clueless without them!

Alisha said...

Great card, love the folding.
alisha.moorenielsen@gmail.com
http://scrappin-happens.blogspot.com/

TeresaK said...

I could read the description but not see any pics! Too bad! Thanks anyway!

Brenda said...

i read everything too, but I will try to check back later.....if I remember! thanks

sweetpea1077 said...

I came back and actually just right clicked the little squares where the pics are supposed to be and chose to open in a new tab. I can see the pics that way. Very cute card!

Anita Braddock said...

Wow how cute this is never seen a card like this great job I clicked the little dot and was able to see the card. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
the baby is very cute too,
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CRAZY4CHRIST said...

I am a new follower, i will be coming back to see the pics!!
kristan

Doris P. said...

can't wait to see the pics.. awesome details! doris
parkernana5@ cox.net

Geri said...

The pics won't come up for me... but I read the instructions and it sounds like a great idea!

Lori Apgar said...

Can't wait to see your photos!!! Glad to be in this hop with you!

Rosa said...

I'll come back I really want to know what a squash card is

Southern Scrapper said...

cant wait to see the pictures!

Bunnyfreak said...

Sounds cool, but the photos aren't loading for me.
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smyiow said...

Sorry that your pictures are not working! Hopefully we can see your project sometime soon. I am sure it is wonderful!

my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com
smmyiow@gmail.com

smyiow said...

Yah! Your pictures came up and your project IS wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing!!
my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com
smmyiow@gmail.com

McVic said...

Great project! Love the folded card!
kacee McVic
google wont let me sign it, it keeps kicking me out.

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

well i am back!! Love how you showed us step by step pictures and instructions on how to make your cards!! They look great!!
Kristan

callyannc said...

Thi is super cute! Thanks for the tutorial! I am gonna try it! TFS CallyAnn

Connie Layman said...

Great job on the squash card! It's been a while since I made one but it a great way to share special moments! TFS!

Samantha said...

What a neat card! TFS

Samantha
samanthascricutcreations.blogspot.com

lmkindell1 said...

I love these cards, I make them for work as get well cards, sympathy etc. Lots of room for people to sign.What a great message.

Linda
lmkindell1@verizon.net
lindashappyplace.blogspot.com

jill_su said...

Another WOW Melissa! What a special "squash" card. My father also had a liver transplant in 2000 and is doing great with no issues. Thanks for the step by step instructions. Great job. Thanks for sharing!
Jill
jill_su@yahoo.com

cema1cema said...

Very cool card, I loved it! Christina ccapps35@gmail.com

gshrader said...

Melissa the pictures are great! love this card! And for sucha special reason too! So glad your son is doing ok!!!! Great card and great project!

Karen Bahit said...

OMGosh... I LOVE the Cards!!! I have made a squash box, but not a squash card... Amazing Talent!!

Thank you for sharing your talent!!

God Bless your children and youself!!! God places these lil ones in our lives for a reason... LOVE!! ♥♥♥

Karen

http://www.facebook.com/karen.bahit

Cuttin' and Stampin' Cards said...

I love the idea, and I'm glad you went to so much trouble for the instructions.