Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May 1st Technique Tuesday

Good morning all of you party people.  Since the Message board and gallery are still being worked on, we will be posting our daily challenges here on the blog.  This will allow you guys to have time to work on them while the board is being fixed .  And since you won't be getting side tracked by cruising the MB, you should have plenty of scrappy time on your hands. 

This month our theme is "Pass the Remote".  All of our challenges will be based on television shows in on way or another.  Today's Technique Tuesday is brought to you by Sesame Street.  
Now you may be wondering why on earth I am using Sesame Street as my inspiration for this challenge.  Well it would be because we are using circle today.  But now just any old circle.  Today we will be making this fun circles that have quickly because one of my favorite new techniques for adding a little depth to your project:

I love how you can make these circles in any size and they are all just wonderfully fun to work with.
Now don't fret if you have no clue on how to do it...that's what I'm here for. 

The first step is to gather your supplies.  You need double sided paper, a circle cutter or punch, and something to help score and fold some of the circles.  Oh and ink is optional, but I love that it helps add depth to the circles.

Next you need to cut out twice as many circles as you want on your project.  On the card on the right I wanted 12 circles so I had to cut out 24 in all:
Next, we want to get messy so I inked all the edges:
After that, I started scoring my lines on half the circles.  Because I used two different patterned papers on the first card, I scored half the circles of each pattern. 
Now, a little tip: where you score it depends on how big your circles are.  On my first card I used 1" circles so I needed to have a 3/4 inch in the center after my circle was scored and folded.  So I actually cut a 3/4" square out and used it as my guide on where to score.  However on the card on the left, I used 2" circles so I was able to use my scoring board and just score 1/4" on each side of the circle.  You may have to play around with some spare circles to figure out exactly where yours need to be scored.  After scoring and folding the edges of my circles I went back and inked those newly folded lines then adhered each scored circle on a non-folded circle:

After that, your circles are ready to use on a project.  I love the depth and dimension these circles create without all the added bulk and weight of some embellishments.

Don't forget that you must create 1 LO, 2 cards or 4 atc for this to count towards the monthly prize requirement.  Once the MB and gallery are back up in working condition don't forget to upload to the gallery and link in the proper post for this challenge (that I will post once it's all working again).  I can't wait to see what you create with these circles and I hope you love them as much as I do!



  1. Sandy.. this is amazing.. and i am going to scraplift it for another posting on Thursday this week.. really too cute and love circles.

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  3. Sandy this was fun.. using my Kreaxions Circle Cutter I shared this with my DT there and on my blog.... Here is their blog link and told them it's from you at Cookin Up Creations.....