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Introducing Jill Petersen — Marjorie Towers

Introducing Jill Petersen

May 13, 2013

in Card Ideas, Design Team, Jill, Uncategorized

Jill and her husband and two teenage sons just recently moved to Brookings.  She started coming to our Thursday Make ‘n Takes and I could see right away that she was a talented card maker. She has a lot of experience with Stampin’ Up and especially loves kinetic cards – that is, cards that move when opened.

Here is one of two cards she submitted for the challenge using the Prima Hello Pastel:

jill challenge outside 1

She didn’t ignore the inside, but included a nice piece of the patterned paper there, too.

jill challenge inside 1

Here are her instructions for making this card.

  1. Cut 6 strips of various lengths and widths of the Hello Pastel decorative papers.
  2. Clip the ends into triangular shapes, making them into banners.
  3. Curl up the ends and attach to card stock base.
  4. For decoration, tie an organza ribbon into a bow, attach a button with a piece of white string.  She used a couple of glue dots to attach to the top of the strips.
  5. Then cut a piece of decorative paper slightly smaller than the size of the card for the inside.

With her second challenge card, you’ll see her love of unique openings:

jill challenge 2

It opens to look like this:

jill challenge 2 inside 1

Then you open again to reveal this:

jill challenge 2 inside 2

To make this card, follow these instructions:

  1. Start with a 4 x 12″ piece of card stock.
  2. Score at 4″ and 8″.  Rotate paper and score diagonally on the two outside 4″ squares from the bottom left to the top right corner. Make sure the two diagonals are going in the same direction.
  3. Fold the left side into the middle then fold down the triangle. Repeat on the right side except fold the triangle up (see photo).
  4. Cut two 3 1/2″ squares of decorative paper. Cut one on the diagonal for the two triangular flaps.  Use the second for the inside. She sponged this one with brown ink.
  5. Using Spellbinders Label One, cut 2 pieces of solid card stock with the #3 die using your Big Shot, Cuttlebug or Vagabond. Sponge both pieces with brown ink.
  6. Cut three pieces using the #4 die using decorative paper. Stamp a saying on one of them for the first opening.
  7. When she attached the bigger labels to the card, she made sure they lined up witb each other and then she knew where to put dimensional adhesive to keep them attached on the outside label.
  8. Run 24″ of ribbon underneath the outside label before attaching. This makes a nice big bow.
  9. Decorate the outside with the Hello Pastel flowers and leaves. She also added a flower and leaf to the inside. A few pearls is a nice addition.

For her extra “favorite” projects, she submitted these two cards:

Easel card

Easel card

Easel card opened

Easel card opened

window card

window card

Window card opened

Window card opened

Window card opened - back side

Window card opened - back side

I love the net on the back side of that fish! Can’t wait to see what Jill will be coming up with for the design Team.  So glad you moved to our beautiful coastal town, Jill.  By the way, Jill just started working at Fred Meyer as a checker.  Look for her smiling face the next time you check out!


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Jill Peterson May 15, 2013 at 11:59 pm

I am so excited to be here in Brookings and to be able to share my love of cards with everyone…

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