Sunday, October 19, 2008

Crimper Tricks

I have had a crimper since they first came out probably over a decade ago and have used them for various purposes- It's been sitting on my wall forever but I used it recently for a birthday card trifold bellyband and so many people were wow'd by it that I thought I'd make some cards that showed its versatility- I have other crimpers but this straight one is the one that I always come back to. Take a pink pirouette CS 4 1/4 by 5 1/2- quarter sheet- then score and fold down the corners 2 1/8 inch triangles on all 4 sides- run it through the crimper with the folds in place and it gives you opposite direction corrugation as shown. Unfold and trim to size- it bows out and shrinks during the crimping. You always want to start with a larger size than one you really need because of shrinkage. Stamp heart and sentiment from Always in ridinghood red on whisper white CS and cut out and mount on kiwi CS and cut out again. Use stampin' dimensional to attach the heart and the sentiment . Mount the pink crimped paper to white cardbase- I like to use sticky tape for this for that extra hold. Simple but pretty


Anonymous said...

Hi Lynda:

Love this card. What a great idea to fold, then crimp!


Anonymous said...

Such a neat idea! thank you for sharing. :)