Monday, February 28, 2011

2-28-11 Marvelous Monday

Happy Monday everyone!

Welcome to another Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images.  You are going to love today's featured image. 

The featured image today is "Feathered Friend."  This versatile image could be used in so many fabulous ways.  Our Design Team has given us some wonderful inspiration this week.  Make sure you stop by the store and pick up this image for yourself.   

 Here is Sammi's great card.  She has added some wonderful layers and colors to her card this week.

Here is Scrappy's great creation.  She has added some wonderful ribbon and beautiful background paper to this wonderful card. 

Here is Amanda's beautiful card.  She has lots of pretty layers.

Here is my creation to share with you this week. 

Please don't forget to stop by on Tuesday for our new technique.  Also we have a wonderful new challenge for you on Thursday.  There is still time to enter this week's challenge.

I hope you are feeling crafty and inspired.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Winner of our "Show us what you got" Challenge!

Wow!  140 amazing entries!!!  Thanks to everyone who entered our challenge this week.  

The random winner is entry #128 Amber Joy from

Congratulations Amber!  Just visit and choose your favorite image.  Email me at and let me know which image you chose.  I will get your new image emailed to you as soon as possible.

Let's Play With Ribbon for our Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenge!

It's time for another Terrifically Thrilling Thursday, challenge!

I'm sure you remember, that on Tuesday, I showed you how to make a 2 x 2 ribbon weaved square. Today, as promised, I'm going to show you a card made using that same ribbon weaved square.

Since we are featuring a card made with the ribbon weaved square, its only fitting that we ask you to use some ribbon in or on your project, this week.

That's right! We have an easy challenge for you this week! We want to see ribbon with your challenge entries!!

Here is my card, using the ribbon weaved square from Tuesday's Technique Tuesday Tutorial:

Now that I've showed you my card made with the ribbon weaved square, let's see your creations using ribbon! Get Creative and think outside the box!

Please remember our challenge rules and follow them:

* No backlinking to older posts. Each submission must be a new creation.
* Leave a comment here at the blog.
* Enter your creation, below, with Inlinkz!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

2-22-11 Technique Tuesday

Hello everyone, and welcome, again, to Technique Tuesday! Today, I am going to show you how to make a ribbon weaved embellishment, to use in your card making, or layouts.

They look complicated, and while they do take a little time, once you can get the hang of it, they come together very quickly.

These are a fantastic way to use your scraps of ribbon. I throw all of my ribbon scraps in baggies, sorted by size, to use from ribbon weaving. I can whip one out fairly quickly while sitting and watching TV.

Today, we will be making a 2 inch x 2 inch square, using two different patterns of 3/8" ribbon.

For this tutorial, I will be using Terrifically Tacky Tape, also known as red liner tape. This tape comes in a roll and is strong and very sticky. You cut the tape in strips and adhere it to one side of your project, then remove the red liner to reveal the "sticky" on the other side. I've chose this type of adhesive because it is easy for you to see the strips of Tacky Tape in the photos. It also works very well for holding the ribbon securely.

I like my ribbon strips to be at least 3 1/2" long. I find them easier to work with that way, but you can get by with cutting them around 3" long.

Okay, now lets assemble our supplies!

Supplies You Will need:

5 strips of 3/8" ribbon in pattern #1
5 strips of 3/8" ribbon in pattern #2
1 2" x 2" square of cardstock in a neutral color.
Red Liner Tape, Terrifically Tacky Tape, or other
adhesive of your choice


1. Start with a piece of 2" x 2" square cardstock & 10 strips of 3/8" wide ribbon, in two different patterns. (5 of each pattern)

2. Cut two strips of your red liner tape, slightly under 2" long. Attach these to two sides of your square, making an L-shape.

3. Remove the red liner from your adhesive and attach the edge of your ribbon strips along side each other, on your two strips of adhesive. The ribbon strips should hang off the sides of your cardstock square. This is the back. Your square should look like this:

4. Turn your cardstock square over so that the patterned sides of the ribbon are facing down (the secured ribbon edges are on the underside of the cardstock).

5. Start with the first strip of patterned ribbon #2 and weave it under and over the first piece of patterned ribbon #1. Your square should look like this:

6. Next, take the next strip of ribbon and do the same thing, but weave over and under. (Instead of under and over)

7. Continue weaving the remaining strips of ribbon on that side, alternating with and under/over weave and an over/under weave, until all ribbon pieces are weaved. Now, your square should look like this:

8. Add red liner tape to the back of your square. Remove the liner, tuck the end of the ribbon over the edge of the square, and secure on the backside of the cardstock.

Here is a picture showing the red liner tape on the back, before some of the red liner was removed. You can also see that I have already tucked some of the edges over and secured them on the back of the square:

9. Finish securing the remaining ends of the ribbon, onto the back of the cardstock. Now you have a completed ribbon weaved square.

Here is your finished product:

How cool is that?! Isn't it pretty?!

I bet you'd love to see a project made with this square now, wouldn't you?

Check back with us on Thursday, for a pic of a project using this ribbon weaved square, and a new challenge!

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial! We'd love to hear your comments!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Spotlight On . . .


Here is a fantastic project by Amanda using Shelly's Images "Basket" digi stamp.
We hope this cute card will inspire your projects.  Be sure to click on our "Spotlight On" category in the side bar for more great projects.  Or click on the specific Holiday or project type that you are working on for more great ideas and inspiration.

2-21-11 Marvelous Monday

Hello friends!

Welcome to another Marvelous Monday! I can't wait to show you today's featured image, and all the fabulous creations the DT has for your viewing pleasure!

This week, we have a fantastic Basket image for you. Such a fun and versatile image! Think about all of the fun things you can put in this basket... Hearts, Flowers, even Easter eggs would be great, for Easter! The possibilities are endless!

Even better, today only, this fantastic images is on sale, in the Shelly's Images store, for a special price. The perfect image for making cards. Hurry over and get this basket for yourself before the special sale price runs out!

The Design Team is thinking flowers and are all ready for warmer weather! Let's see some creative expression for the DT girls:

Stephanie is thinking flowers and pearls, with her creation:

Scrappy is sending get well wishes, with flowers and dragonflies:

Amanda went with flowers and buttons for her pink and green card:

Then there's me, Sammi, sending a big thank you with hearts and flowers:

Hurry on over to the store and pick up a basket of your own. We'd love to see what YOU put in your basket!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Winner of TTT Challenge - Love Gift

Thank you so much to all who entered Scrappy's "Love Gift" Challenge.

Our random winner was entry #2

Congratulations Jenn!

Just visit our store at and choose your favorite image.  Email me at and let me know which image you chose.  I will email it out to you as soon as possible.

Don't forget to enter our current "Show us What You Got!" Challenge.

TTT Challenge 2/17/11 - Show Us What You Got!

Good morning friends!

Time for another Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenge.  This week we just want you to "show us what you got!"  This will be our new title for our anything goes challenges.  I love the anything goes challenges because we see so many different types of projects.  I can't wait to see what projects you will share with us this week.

The Design Team and I are busy working on a few changes to our Challenges.  And I think you will all love what we have in mind.  We will tell you more about that starting in March.  :)

So....get busy creating those projects.  Just link your project using our link tool.  And please remember that all projects need to be new projects.  No linking to old projects.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fab Follower of the Week

Wow, can you believe we're already past the halfway point into February??
Where is the time going?
Our Fab Follower of the week is
If you've never visited Joyce's blog - you won't be sorry when you do - she does just AMAZING work - and her coloring - WOW, I am in AWE!!

So, stop on over, congratulate Joyce on being this week's
Shelly's Images Fab Follower of the Week!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday Tutorial - Diamond Fold Card

I am excited to show you how to make the diamond fold card today.  It is so fun and different.
I saw this card on a video awhile back and cannot find the link now to give credit to the original inspiration for my card.  

Picture #1
 Start with a piece of cardstock that measures 7 1/8 by 10 1/2 inches.  My finished card is about 3 1/2 by 7 1/8 inches.  Mark along the 10 1/2 inch side at 1 3/4 inches, 3 1/2 inches, 7 inches, and 8 3/4 inches.  Score along each of those marks.
Picture #2
 Fold along the score lines as shown in the picture.  Use your bone tool to make nice crisp folds along those scores.
Picture #3
This step is optional.  But I found it helpful.  I made a mark at 1 3/4 inches at the top and bottom of my card. This will help with the next folds.  Once you begin to fold you will see that your fold really can't be any larger due to the original folds.
Picture #4
 With the card opening down begin to fold the corners to the center of the top and bottom.
Picture #5
 This is what your card base will look like after you have completed all four folds.  Again...use your bone folder to make those folds nice and sharp.
Picture #6 
 Unfold all of the folds and open your card base out flat.  You will see little triangles.  Fold these triangles down as shown here.  Once all corners are folded lay your card down flat and again use the bone folder.  This will help your card stand up nice.
Picture #7
 All of the folds are now done and you are ready to start decorating your card.
Picture #8
 I chose to use Bazzill Pine Cone brown on the front diamond and the two side flaps.  I used the front of the card as a pattern and traced with a pencil.  Then I cut along the pencil lines.
 For the side flaps the brown cardstock mat measures 6 7/8 inches by 1 5/8 inches.  The patterned paper measures 6 5/8 by 1 3/8.  I used Basic Grey Two Scoops paper for the front and K & Company paper for the two side mats. (Oh....and I chose to decorate this side of my card.  But try turning the card around to see the interesting folds on that side.  Either side could be decorated.)

I hope this tutorial inspires you to make your own Diamond Fold card.  If you do create one please come back and share your projects.  We would love to see what you make.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Spotlight On....


Here is a fantastic project by Shelly using Shelly's Images "Conductor" digi stamp.

Shelly used a very pretty ribbon technique on this card.  To learn how to make a diamond fold card click here.  We hope this cute card will inspire your projects.  Be sure to click on our "Spotlight On" category in the side bar for more great projects.  Or click on the specific Holiday or project type that you are working on for more great ideas and inspiration.

Aaaall Aboooooooard! It's a Marvelous Monday!

Happy Monday everyone!  And Happy Valentine's Day!  To all those celebrating today (and to our friends in countries that don't celebrate Valentine's Day) I hope you have a great day surrounded by those you  love!

I am so happy to be able to bring you our Marvelous Monday image and projects this week.

This image started out as a request from a customer in Africa.  Her Father was retiring from his railroad job after many years and she wanted to make a special card for him.  While drawing the image I couldn't stop thinking about my Grandfather who passed away when I was pretty young.  He always wore overalls very much like the boy in this image.  So I couldn't help but dedicate the image to my Grandpa.  I hope you enjoy the image and the wonderful projects that our design team created with it.  Remember that this image is available at a special price for today only so hurry over to the store.  

Here is my creation.  I made a diamond fold card.  Check back in tomorrow for a tutorial on how to make your own diamond fold card.
 Here is Stephanie's wonderful and colorful card.  I love that she chose to make a Hello card with the image.
 And Scrappy's equally colorful card.  I want to go through Scrappy's papers because she always seems to have the perfect papers for every project!
We are so excited that Amanda is back after her hand injury!  I love this card and how she set off her button embellishments.

Here is Sammi's beautiful card!  The buttons seem to go so well with this image.  And I love how Sammi added the corner of ribbon over the top right corner of the image.

I hope we have inspired you today.  Please leave us a little note because we LOVE hearing from you.

And please don't forget to join our "Love Gift" Challenge.  We know so many of you have been making Valentine's and love themed projects and this is your chance to enter your creation for an opportunity to win a free image.  You have until Wednesday night to get your project entered.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Freebie Friday

Good Morning everyone! I hope you've had an awesome week and are ready for a nice, relaxing weekend! I know I am!

As I mentioned earlier this week, we have a special treat for you here at Shelly's Images! Here is you FREE Shelly's Images Template! Below is my sample of what you can make with the template!

All of the instructions as well as the printable template are below. We hope you like it! Don't is also PERFECT for this weeks TTT Challenge!

Step 1: Print out the template below. There are no adjustments needed - the template is easily printed on a standard 8.5" by 11" sheet of cardstock! Cut out along the SOLID lines. Score along the DOTTED lines.

Step 2: Using your favorite punch or diecut, punch out a window on the panel that is marked with the Shelly's Images watermark.

Step 3: Using your favorite double stick tape or glue, place a piece of acetate on the inside edge of your box. (Note: All lines are on the inside of your box template.)

Step 4: Using a strong adhesive (I used Red Line Tape) adhere the box side. Fold the bottom flaps and tuck tab in. Fill box and close top as desired.