Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tent Tutorial and Artisan Giveaway Winner!

Last week, my Artisan Blog Hop project featured the Life in the Forest stamp set. You can see the original post here.  Stampin' Up has been so generous as to give each of the Artisan some product to give away!! So, I hope you took the time to enter! 
The winner of the Life in the Forest and Watercolor paper is Charlene H. 

Charlene, please email your mailing address by May 5!
Thank you everyone for playing! Make sure you click the button at the bottom ro hop to the next Artisan. You could be the winner there!

As promised, I typed up the tutorial for the tents in last week's post. 
You can find a printable version HERE or scroll down for all the details!

1. Use two 4” X 5” piece of cardstock to cut two of the largest triangles from the Perfect Pennant Bigz Die. Cut two piece of DSP the same way. Using Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, adhere the DSP to the back of the cardstock triangles. Stamp the front with the Hardwood stamp in the same color ink.

2. Mark a 2” line in the middle of one of the triangles. Use the Stampin’ Trimmer to cut the line. Fold over one or both of the flaps and adhere with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

3. Cut a piece of  4 ¾”X 9 ½” cardstock. Score at 4 ¾” on the long side and ½” from each outside edge on the short side.  Trim as shown below.  Stamp both sides with the Hardwood stamp in the same color ink.

4. Place Sticky Strip on the four flaps of the large piece of cardstock. Starting with one side, align the edge of the flap to the edge of the front triangle. Repeat with the back triangle.

 5. Cut a 4 ½” X 4 ¾” piece of cardstock. Score at ½” on all four sides. Cut out the small squares in each corner and trim all the corners as shown below. Add Sticky Strip on all four sides. Start with one of the sides, and line up the flap inside the tent. Do the opposite side. Once these are in place, slide in the back and lastly, slide in the front panel.

6. Part of the front panel shows through the front side of the tent. Snip it with your scissors and fold it over and adhere to the bottom of the tent.

 7. Now, you are ready to decorate! Use the smallest Banner Framelit to cut banners.  You can do DSP or stamped images. Attach each to the top of the tent.  Repeat for the opposite side. Add a small twine or ribbon bow to each end of the banners. And that’s it!  I hope you find lots of fun ways to make these throughout the summer.

 Now, hop over to Jane and the other Artisans to see if you won there! All 10 of us have different giveaways!

Flower Frenzy
Happy Hexagon
Papillon Potpourri 



  1. I thought for sure I had already entered a comment, but I am doing a head-smack here over how you made these...CUTE, CUTE, CUTE! #ericawesome

  2. Yayyyyy!! I won!! Can't wait to receive this gift!!
    Your tents are absolutely one of the cutest things I have seen!!

  3. ADORable! So wish my kids were still little but I can see other possibilities ;-). Thank you so much for sharing AND your generosity! Love Mercedes comment [big grin]!

  4. This is such a cute project. One of the cutest things I have seen in a while. Thank you so much for sharing, Erica!

  5. awesome idea! This will be on my inspiration blog post. Thanks for sharing!