Make It Monday #26: Decreasing Apertures

By August 1, 2011Make It Monday

Jennifer Ellefson is joining us again today to give a video tutorial on decreasing apertures. There are so many Papertrey Ink dies that are perfect for this week's technique. So get busy watching so you can get busy creating. Looking forward to your projects. 




If you are joining along this week, here are the details concerning the Make It Monday Challenge.

–A new Make It Monday Challenge & video will go up every Monday morning at 9am EST.

–Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge.  Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and features the decreasing apertures technique.  

–Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).

-Add your project to our —>InLinkz List HERE<—

–You will have until 7am, Monday, August 8th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win.  And you can enter as many times as you like.

–We will be tweeting and posting on our Facebook page every night (between 5-9pm EST) highlighting a Featured Project.  These tweets/Facebook postings will just be a shout-out regarding projects that caught our eye.  The tweets/Facebook postings no longer have any special merit regarding the actual contest.

–One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Monday, August 8th, after 7am.  The winner will be posted here on this blog post, on Twitter and Facebook.  The randomly selected winner will get to select a FREE Papertrey stamp set of their choice!

 Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing your projects!



Congratulations, Dotty! Please be sure to contact customer service with your shipping information and your selected free stamp set!  And thank you to everyone else for playing along!  There were SO many fabulous entries!


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Join the discussion 19 Comments

  • 1
    Kathy H says:

    Wow! Awesome idea and so creative!! Love it:)

  • 2
    Angela Lemmons says:

    What fun techniques!! I can’t wait to give them a try!! Thanks for the constant inspiration . . . 😀

  • 3
    LuAnn in AZ says:

    Thsnk you Jennifer. Can’t wait to try this technique.

  • 4
    Diane M says:

    Well done. Great explanations and a wonderful card!

  • 5
    Gabby says:

    Excellent video Jennifer! I have never used the reverse apetures technique. Now that I know how, I will gladly try it. The glitter window will be fun to try as well. Thanks! Gabby 🙂

  • 6
    Kathy V. says:

    Looks like fun, but couldn’t hear a word that was said, sort of like a silent movie. Last week with Dawn McVey I could hear her loud and clear. What’s the problem? maybe you don’t have the microphone close enough.

  • 7
    Holly saveur says:

    Great idea..thanks so much it!

  • 8
    Tina B. says:

    Thanks for presenting today. I love this technique!

  • 9
    Suzanne Russell says:

    This is a great technique for us layer lovers! Thanks for the excellent tutorial! I look forward to submitting my card for the challenge!

  • 10
    June K. says:

    Great video and technique, Jenn. You made it look so easy. I think I’ve been taking the difficult road in the past.

  • 11
    Laura Isham says:

    Wow! What a great technique! Looking forward to trying it!

  • 12
    Marlena says:

    Wonderful tutorial Jennifer. Wow, amazing technique and beautiful card. 😉

  • 13
    hitandmiss says:

    lame card!

  • 14
    Deirdre O'Donoghue says:

    Hi Jennifer,

    Have to say I loved this video, often when I would be die cutting I’d take the shell to maybe use later but never think of it again. That’s about to change now. Just love what you did with all the layers and when I have some time, will be experimenting with my supplies. Always liked apertures but never make them myself, this will give me the much needed push to try creating some of my own. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Jill Norwood says:

    Jennifer, I love your card video and the excellent ideas for using aperatures! Your card is just so pretty! Love the colors and the glitter window at the end was like a giant bonus! I love glitter and I think I have some packing tape and I need a birthday card today for my Aunt so I am off to experiment. Thanks for this wonderful MIM! Hope you are having a wonderful summer! 🙂 Jill Norwood

  • 17
    Jami says:

    Love this idea and will definitley give it a try! Great tutorial! I do have one suggestion – couldn’t you put the packing tape on the back of the blue panel at the same time you are doing the ribbon, so it wouldn’t show on the inside of your card?

  • 18
    Charmayne says:

    Hi Jen great tutorial, I absolutely love the glitter window! It’s a must try! Thanks for the inspiration :]

  • 19

    Oeh, love this idea! I had so much fun making my card this morning!! Thanks for the wonderful idea!!
    Hugs, Wendy

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