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Monday, October 22, 2012

TTCRD Blog Hop

Welcome to Through the Craft Room Doors Holiday Blog Hop. Have you checked out the new Holiday Issue of the magazine. Oh it has some really great projects in there for you try for the upcoming holidays.

TTCRD is having a Blog Hop this week! We will have lots of candy and some awesome tutorials that you won’t want to miss.
Start with Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Blog then go to the next one on the list which is  SandSamples-(that’s Me) Leave a comment and go to the next one on the list.
When you have visited each blog make sure you leave a comment on each including TTCRD blog challenge.
That’s all you have to do. The Blog Hop will run for a full week so you will have plenty of time to check out each of the Design Team members blogs and not feel too rushed.


 I will  be picking someone from my comments on this post to win  the candy so for a chance to win the blog candy leave a comment and for two chances become a follower.

 I am offering 2 packs of Candy for this challenge

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2.  winner's choice  5  of my digital images





Now on the the tutorial! I chose to do a card using the iris folding technique for this tutorial because it's inexpensive and not too difficult to do if you have never done it before.



The papers that I like to use the most are wrapping paper, because you can get it in many colors including shiny and it's inexpensive. You will need to cut your paper into 1" strips





The tree pattern I had did not fit the die so I traced the outline of the cut die and made my own.

Cut your tree out using a die or an exacto knife using this pattern




I tape the colors I am using onto a piece of paper and place a number under each so I can put the strips  in the right order on the card.

You will need to fold the 1" strips in half and crease them well



Now all you do is start taping onto the back of your card in the same order you laid out
such as 1=green then 2=red then 3=gold 4=green 5=red 6=gold and just keep adding strips until you get to the center of the card.






If you only put tape on the top of your card you can flip it to see how it's looking.
After I put the white paper on my tree I didn't like it so was able to change it to the gold paper and it looked so much better. It will look a little messy on the back but that won't be seen. In the center try to put a paper that has a pattern and is super shiny because that is your focal point.



After you get all the white filled all you need to do is adhere it to your card and add whatever embellishments you want.


Now it's time to go check out Jo Ham's blog so have fun! 
Don't forget to sign in to the inlinkz on the magazine site for a chance to win a full year's subscription to the magazine.
 Thanks for joining us in our Blog Hop, next you can skip on over to Jo Ham


3. Jo Ham


Here is a free digi just for checking me out!

 






























69 comments:

  1. Love that tree, Sandi--it's gorgeous! And nice tutorial for it. :^) You go, Girlfriend! :^)
    Hugs, Penny
    P.S. Thanks for the digi, too! :^)

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  2. Nice work, Sandi! I love Iris folding... it's always such a pretty end result.

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  3. Dear Sandy,

    Thanks so much for the tutorial on Iris Folding, the end product is so pretty!!

    I will try it for sure and thanks again for the free digi and the chance to win the Candy.

    I am your follower too :)

    Cheers,
    Nazneen

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  4. beautiful, tx for the tutorial, I have never tried this technique although I have thought about it every Christmas, LOL I think it's perfect for the season, especially with the shiny papers, sweet digi, ty Sandi hugs hun

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  5. wonderful card, great iris folding.

    greetings karin

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  6. Awesome tutorial! Love the vibrant colors of the tree! Thank you for the adorable image!! Hugz g/f

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  7. What a lovely technique to use, it's one I haven't tried before.

    Thanks for the digi too :)

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  8. Amazing card Sandi. I had tried tea folding before, but didn't really like the way it came out - this however looks amazing!

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  9. This is a fabulous way to do a tree. I love how you can get a broad spectrum of papers and colors. Thanks for sharing your creative ttee. I became a follower.
    Hugz,
    Christine Garner

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  10. Great tip to use a brayer for a crisp crease, thanks!

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  11. Great card Sandi and using gift wrap makes so much sense - much easier to fold!! Thanks for the freebie digi too :)

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  12. Lovely card Sandi, haven't done any iris folding in ages, so thanks for the "refresher" tutorial also for the freebie. hugs Ursula

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  13. Fantastic tutorial, Sandi! Thnaks for the freebie, too!

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  14. Great Sandi! I've never tried Iris Folding YET. I think that i will now! Fun Hop!!

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  15. Whoa! This is FAB! I love how it blings! Wonderful freebie, too!

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  16. Fantastic tutorial, Sandi! Thanks. I'm going to try that with some old gift wrap I have had for ages. And the digi will go in my growing collection. :-D

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  17. it looks hard to do but I am going to give it a try. I love blog hops. I Haven't won any but it's fun to see new things!!!

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  18. Sounds like great fun and who doesn't like a chance to win some awesome products. Your Iris Fold card is stunning! I can't wait to see what the others have to show us.

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  19. I love it! Your Christmas tree card is gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial and the wonderful image. I am a subscriber and would love to have two chances to win your wonderful blog candy! Have a great week!

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  20. Thanks so much for the beautiful digi and the great tutorial. Your card is gorgeous.

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  21. Thanks Sandi! I need to come back when I have more time. I have always wanted to try this iris fold. I would love to go through the blog hop as well. :)

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  22. Thanks for the digi Sandi.
    I really like your tutorial on Iris folding!
    The card is beautiful!
    Hugs,Sandra

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  23. Thanks for that fantastic tutorial and the free pattern and digi stamp. I love that technique.

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  24. Sandi love your cards.
    cardkat

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  25. Thanks for a fun TTCD Blog Hop. I am happy to become a new follower, and would LOVE to have you stop by and follow me as well. Always great to make new friends in blog land. Thanks also for the adorable free digi.
    Blessings,
    Karen L
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  26. Wow, thanks for the freebie. Great tutorial on this iris folding. Iris folding is on my bucket list.
    Hugs
    Berni
    berni46blogspot.

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  27. Thanks for sharing the tutorial and image! Great blog.

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  28. Thanks for the tutorial Sandi, lovely Christmas card and I will have to give it a go!
    Great candy and thanks for the digi!
    Hugs

    Laurian

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  29. Wow Sandi I thought the Iris folding would be harder I actually think I am gonna try it I save your blog to my favorites so i can find it easily in the next couple of days. Thanks for the free digi it is great. Love the card. Your so very talented!!

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  30. Thank you so much for the pretty wagon!!

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  31. Great iris fold card. Love how you added the gold between the green.

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  32. thank you Sandi! Love the digi. Love the tutorial on the tree card. I hop to try this. I am already one of your followers. thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwina.brown@live.com

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  33. I haven't made an Iris card for a long time. Might be the prompt that I needed to make some more! Thank you for the lovely wagon and pumpkins.

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  34. Love the tutorial. I have always wanted to try the iris folding. Beautiful papers.

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  35. Iris floding is one of my favorite techniques! i love your tree card. Thank for the digi and the chance to win candy!

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  36. I've never tried iris folding, it looked too hard but your great tutorial makes it look easy so who knows.. I might just be tempted. LOL
    Thanks for the great digi, loved your card. :)

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  37. Thank you for the cute fall digi.

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  38. Love your tutorial, and what a great digi. Thanks!

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  39. I've seen the technique but never checked to see how it works. Thanks for letting me know!

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  40. Very cool Sandi! Thanks so much for the free digi and opportunity to win more!

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  41. Beautiful card Sandi!! Thank you for hte easy to follow tutorial, I need to give this a try. Thank you also for the wonderful digi.

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  42. Hey Sandi,
    I've been here so often. Love the little cat. Thank for the free digis.

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  43. Love the iris fold, thanks for the tutorial and thanks for the wagon freebie!

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  44. Thanks so much for this very well-done tutorial! I've seen this in books & on cards, but thought it would be too hard for me to do. Thanks to your tutorial, I want to give it a try. Thanks for the chance to win your blog candies, and a special thanks for your fabulous digi!

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  45. Beautiful card and great job on the iris folding and tutorial. Thanks for the freebie and blog candy entry, TFS!

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  46. The card is so beautiful and the tutorial is great. I love the digi, thank you!!! Hugs Susanne

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  47. Thanks for the tutorial and the digi. Your card is marvellous and I always feared this technique but you made it look so easy.

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  48. Your card is just beautiful! I am a new follower. Please stop by my blog. Thanks for the chance to play along.
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  49. Great card & tutorial Sandi! I love Iris folding but just don't do it often enough. Thanks for the inspiration, the digi & the chance to win candy!
    Hugs, Renee

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  50. What a fantastic tutorial Sandi!! I have always wanted to learn how to do this and now you have given me inspiration to try this myself!
    Thanks so much Sandi!
    Hugzzz..
    Sheree

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  51. Love the irsis foldng, will have to give it a try. Thanks for the great digi.
    sdenimandlace1@aol.com

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  52. Sandi, this was a great tutorial!
    You also made a comment on my blog about me emailing you as a GD at TTCRD. I cannot seem to find an email for you to reply. Here is my email ajsdesigns@cox.net

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Hugs, Aletha

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  53. I love this technique and have only tried my hand at it once...you've inspired me to give it a second go round...gorgeous Christmas tree card. Thanks for the opportunity to win, the free digi and your friendship :)S

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  54. Hi Sandi - Your card is lovely - iris paper folding was one of my first card making adventures - it is much fun - I should do some more cards like that again - you did a great job on your card! I would love to win your blog candy of course - thank you for the hop! Have a great day! I joined your site today! Gail
    http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

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  55. very nice. I remember doing this... love the way your tree came out. beautiful.
    adventureofthecreativemind.blogspot.com

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  56. Marvelous tutorial. I have done this with fabric but never paper I will have to give it a try, thanks so much for tutorial and free digi. I signed up to follow you would love you to follow me too. Kim xx

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  57. Thanks for the tutorial on iris folding - it looks very easy and a lot of fun to make. Thanks for sharing.

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  58. Hi Sandi, thanks for the tutorial ( I used to do lots of iris folding) must do some again, love your tree, thanks, and also thanks for the free digi, you are a `star`. love Carole Lockhart Stuart. :)XXX

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  59. Gorgeous tutorial...I ever practiced Iris folding...great to do it with scraps too...thanks for that fab freebie!
    xxx Margreet

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  60. Lovely card and tutorial. I have only made one Iris fold card before. Maybe it is time to make another. Thanks

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl

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  61. Great Card Sandi! I can only hope mine comes out close to looking as good as yours. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Hugs,

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  62. Gorgeous card, Sandi! Fabulous tutorial! I love the iris folding technique in the Christmas tree shape. What a fantastic look for holiday cards :) TFS one of your AMAZING digis! You are just too sweet!

    LOVE YOU SISTAH!!! Mmmmwahhh!!!!

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  63. I had to stop back by and tell you I love the wagon digi. Thank you!! I found some great tips from the tutorial..

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  64. This is simply STUNNING!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing
    your FAB talent with us ALL!!
    Hugs
    Lorianna

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  65. WOW what a fabulous tutorial & project! Thanks so much! Thanks too for visiting my blog ... hope you'll stop back again sometime! Your free wagon digi is awesome ... great work!

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  66. Thank you Sandi :) I appreciate the free digi and your instructions on such a complex but pretty card! You are very talented. Aloha hugs, rosy

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