What a week it was last week! As you know, I was struggling to earn the Incentive Trip so I contacted my customers to ask if they could help. I made an offer which was accepted by several customers and within four days I’d earned enough points. I kept my offer open until the end of the day on 30th September and orders carried on coming in.
When I switched my computer on the following morning and checked my Stampin’ Up! account, not only had I achieved the Incentive trip but I also hit 200K sales! I knew I was close to this target but not this close. I didn’t expect to make this target until later this month. A massive thanks to all my wonderful customers! 💖
Recently someone sent me a photograph of a Miura card and asked if I’d made one. I thought I had but I couldn’t find it, so I assumed no I hadn’t. I started looking at YouTube and found videos by Rachel Tessman, Debbie Henderson and Iced Images. They all had something I liked about them so I picked out those bits and made today’s video.
When I saw Iced Images had made the card freestanding, it made me think that’s why I had never previously made a Miura card video before. With all my videos, I make sure that I show what my card looks like when it’s sitting on a shelf because I have found that it’s very important to a large number of crafters that cards can be displayed properly i.e. not propped up.
Iced Images idea was simple and very effective. The biggest challenge making this card is getting the measurements right for the layers to fit the odd-shaped panels. I was happy that I had the sizes correct when I started videoing but I soon found the notes in my book that I was following hadn’t been updated each time I adjusted my measurements!
For the first time ever, I had to restart my video twice before I was able to film through to the end without making any irrevocable errors! I hope that’s the last time, too! Although I didn’t get cross with myself – it wouldn’t have done any good if I had – it was still very frustrating because I’d worked my measurements out based on Rachels, and they worked brilliantly! Unfortunately I made two minor adjustments but didn’t update my note book! Grr!
A quick bit of background about the Miura fold. It was invented by a Japanese astrophysicist by that name and it’s known as Shape Memory Origami (SMO). The folds are normally made with a sheet of paper, with the fold repeated several times, like folding a large map. It’s called SMO because once the paper is unfolded, it’s easy to refold, i.e. it remembers the folds!
That’s about it from me. I hope you enjoy today’s fun video and I hope you have a very blessed Sunday. I look forward to being back with you soon. In the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
SPECIAL NOTE: I haven’t been able to calculate measurements for letter-size cardstock users but these are the two US videos I watched.
A). Link for Debbie Henderson’s video – card base is 10½” x 5 3/8” (I think!) (1) Miura Card Fold with Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle – YouTube
B). Link for Rachel Tessman’s video – card base is 12” x 5 ½” (1) Botanical Butterfly Mini Miura Fold Card – YouTube
Inches & Metric for A4 Cardstock users
Basic White Cardstock – 11¼” x 5¾” (28.5cm x 14.5cm)
a). Score at 3¾” and 7½” (9.5cm & 19cm)
b). Mark first score line 2” (5cm) down from top & score from top left-hand corner to pencil mark & from pencil mark to top of second score line
c). Mark second score line at 2”(5cm) up from bottom & score from bottom right-hand corner to pencil mark & from pencil mark to bottom of second score line
Basic White Cardstock – 7½” x 5¾” (19cm x 14.5)
a). Score at 3¾” (9.5cm)
b). Lay card face-down with mountain-fold facing up. Make pencil mark 2 1/8” (5.3cm) down on left-side outside edge, cut from pencil mark up to top of score line.
Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper – 3 pieces 2 designs 5½” x 3 5/8” (13.9cm x 9.2cm)
a). To remove triangle, measure 1 7/8”(4.7cm) down (or up) from edge and cut up (or down) to outside edge of score line.
b). For middle piece, mark 1 7/8” (4.7cm) up and down on opposite sides and cut as before.
Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper – 2 pieces 3 5/8” x 3” (9.2cm x 7.5cm)
Basic White Cardstock – belly band if needed 1” x 9½” (2.5cm x 24cm)
Basic White Cardstock – snow mounds 3 5/8” x 2½” (9.2cm x 6.2cm)
Basic Black Cardstock – scraps for penguins
Calypso Coral Cardstock – scraps for penguins
Basic White Cardstock – scraps for penguins & sentiments
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