The sweet little image is from Bugaboo Stamps and YOU TOO can own it
Well, the only thing more difficult than coloring good hair on humans using Copic markers is trying to color good fur on an animal image. Obviously, I'm still a work in progress!
The sweet little image is from Bugaboo Stamps and YOU TOO can own it
A really useful and fun project here to celebrate the Winter Coffee Lovers blog hop!
Everyone needs quick gifts this time of year, and the Coffee #2 is perfect for this cute little "pop-up" gift card holder. I used this tutorial from Sandy Allnock to make this little gem. (Make sure you pay attention to the part where she talks about where to put the adhesive for the little spot the gift card fits into. I botched that baby TWICE!)
A couple of things I did to give this gift card holder a little more pizzazz were making the cup out of patterned paper and making a belly band to add just a little more interest.
Super easy...I'm sure you and your kids could know a bundle out 'cause once you make one, it's easy to assembly line a bunch!
This Skipping stones Design set, Coffee #2, is such fun!
You'd think I was a coffee drinker or something! No, I have an ongoing date with the Earl. Straight up. And I'm from the PNW, which makes me a troublemaker. (As if I can't get into trouble WITHOUT the Earl!)
I liked the idea of a stack of cups from a group of gals, just sitting around and chatting about life. And how much it SUCKS to date when you're over 36. (For me it was even earlier. What the heck?) And after three or four hours, only the cups remain as witness to the discussion.
These cups are from Skipping Stones Design's "Coffee Vol #2," which comes with a lot of fun sentiments and a to-go cup of coffee. Not literally, which I'm sure is something you crazy coffee drinkers could go for!
I fussy cut the three cups and added slits to the bottom two cups so they nestle into each other. I colored them so they looked like part of a set but not identical and Glossy Accented the floral embellishments. I think a better sentiment for this card might be "Miss you a latte!" because of the girlfriend factor.
Still, a very adaptable set from Skipping Stones Designs!
'Tis the season . . . to make some incredible cards for friends and family!
If you're hopping along with us today, you just left Nancy's blog. If you have lost your place and want to start over at the beginning of the hop, here's the CardMaker link!
My card, below, uses an acetate base. I have a bajillion of these since I've been in the education biz for quite some time. You can purchase transparencies (acetate sheets) from most office supply stores - or teacher supply stores for that matter - but you'll want to pay attention to the thickness. If your transparency is too thin, it won't stand up with cardstock and embellishments weighing it down.
First, I cut my acetate to 5" x 10" and creased it heavily into the top-folded card shape. Next, I cut out a 4 1/2" x 9" from my decorative cardstock and folded it in half. I used double-sided adhesive to attach it inside the acetate. Any personalized message will go inside the top-folded cardstock. I did not add any additional cardstock on the back of the acetate to cover the adhesive, but you can certainly do that if you don't like the look of the adhesive.
Next, I created a belly band out of more decorative paper, making the strip long enough to wrap around the card and overlap at least an inch. Your main image, in this case, the sentiment, will cover the area of the overlap.
Finally, I used my MISTI tool to stamp the sentiment in red. I stamped the image three times to get a really vivid image. I mounted it on a pieces of white cardstock cut about 1/16" larger than the sentiment panel and adhered the whole piece to the belly band.
I thank you so much for stopping by today. Your next step in the hop is Teresa blog! Whatever aspect of the holiday season you observe, I hope it is everything you want it to be this year!
Oh, and one more thing, Cardmaker Magazine is offering an incredible holiday giveaway with over S$2,300 in prizes! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENTER1 (YES, I'M SHOUTING!)
Pizza? Excellent choice, Club Scrap! How fun is this kit? I love the pizza stamp so much!
If you just left Wendy's blog, you are in the right place. If you just wandered over and you want to go back to see everyone's work, head back to Club Scrap for the full list!
The card below uses one of the fun prints from the "Trattoria" kit as well as an image and sentiment from one of the cut-aparts. For embellishments, I used one of the tiny bows from kit and doodled a wonky border around the outside edge.
I think this card would be a perfect as a dinner pa.rty thank you. That little white bow is simply adorable.
The card below, was really hard to photograph by myself. Where is an assistant when ya need one?
For the card front, I used papers from the kit and added a fussy cut pizza from one of the papers in the kit. Inside, I stamped and colored images.
This card folds flat for mailing - how cool is that! I used this tutorial to make it and it was darned easy.
To end on a high note, I made the wiper card below. Using the digital kit, I separated the main sentiment and the snarky remark so I could pull off the little extra zinger on the pop-up. I used this tutorial to make it, and it turned out awesome! Fits in a standard A2 envelope and probably requires a little note for the recipient on how to make it work.
And, a few pizza jokes to close out the last blog hop for Club Scrap. It has been a true pleasure to work with the superb kits I received, and I will definitely sneak back to the website for an occasional fix!
Want to hear a joke about pizza? Never mind, it's too cheesy.
What does an aardvark like on its pizza? Ant-chovies.
Next up on the pizza buffet is Lisa. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you again soon!
Howdy, Neighbor! I'm here today to bring you some really cool cards made by combining at least three different elements from Club Scrap kits. If you just left Lisa's blog, you are in the right place. If you just wandered over and you want to go back to see everyone's work, head back to Club Scrap for the full list!
The gatefold card below uses a sentiment from Club Scrap's 2016 digital holiday kit, "Christmas Thyme." No color printer was available for me to use, so I printed it in grayscale and added silver ink onto the background cardstock to balance it out.
I used green cardstock from the "Scandinavia" kit for the sides and the belly band. I also used red cardstock from the "Trattoria" kit. I used a white gel pen to add some white to the panels, as well as black and silver ink that I sponged on through the three holes punched in the stencil that came with the "Trattoria" kit.
Ooh, a masculine card! I like it! I made the card using acetate so there is an open window - kind of like a peek-a-boo card but sooooo much cooler! I used two papers from "Color Me Happy" - the blue and the background. The tread stamp and the sentiment are both from the "Creative License" kit. Doesn't the shimmer on the "Amazing" sentiment look fantastic? Inside the card, I used the teal cardstock from the "Scandinavia" kit to cover the adhesive used for the acetate layer. I love this card!
Now this little baby, THIS card, it just doesn't photograph well at all. In fact, it's so incredible, my mom has already called "Dibs!" on it! For the main image, I used one of the cut-aparts from the "Garden Shed" kit. (Perhaps my favorite kit from the past year!)
That's it for me today. Next on the hop is Wendy. So glad you dropped by, and I hope to see you in just a few short days for the "Trattoria" hop!
I've been dying to use the crackle stamp from the "Delft" kit, and this green triptych cut-apart from the "Trattoria" kit is perfect for it! I clipped them out individually, stamped each with the crackle stamp, and Glossy Accented them. I mounted the pieces on some of the brown cardstock that comes with the kit and added them to the card over a small red panel. I used an art air tool to splatter the areas around the triptych. SImple, Elegant.
This card is being submitted to Sugar Pea Designs "Mix It Up" challenge #37.
O. M. G. It was actually snowing in the PNW already. Nothing stuck - it was just wet clots - but it feels like Fall is waning.
This is definitely a Fall owl, though! I paired it up with a thank you sentiment. This is going to the Office Manager at work. I'm sure she swears at me all the time when I'm not around, but she remains kind and patient in my presence.
The owl is from Bugaboo Stamps. One of the reasons I like these stamps is because of the thicker lines which is helpful for those of us who still have our coloring training wheels on!
Now, get your behind in gear and join ChalknStock's latest challenge!
Thank you's and birthdays - they just creep up on ya, right? This card, while clean and simple (CAS), has a lot of elements. The sentiment is from The Project Bin's "Born Yesterday" set. I used a die to create the frame, a butterfly punch-out, and a white gel pen to add a little more "gorgeous" to the card.
The Project Bin also has several Christmas sets, and since the holiday is no longer sneaking up on us but is running at us full tilt, you should head over to the the website and get your holiday cardmaking on!
...and the greens and the golds! I made the paper with Distress Oxides and just loved the effects. I added a birthday sentiment from The Project Bin's "Born Yesterday" set and mounted it on a circle of light green glitter paper. I threw some sequins on and called it a day.
Don't ya just love how the sentiment works for the recipient AND the paper?!
Seriously, is there anything not improved by the presence of pizza? I think not, which is why I really like the new kit, "Trattoria", from Club Scrap!
This card includes a bookmark on the left. Rather than simply score the left side of the gatefold card, I used a perforating blade so the recipient just needs to crease and tear along the perforated line or use a pair of scissors to separate the bookmark from the rest of the card. It's a two-fer!
So, what did the boss say to his pizza during their meeting?
There's mushroom for improvement.
That's right, people, I've got a joke for every cheese-filled post this month. You're welcome!
"Crease and cut, stamp and trim,
design it just your way;
Oh, what fun it is to try a fun fold Christmas card -- yay!"
I don't celebrate Christmas, but I like the papers and th.e stamps and the sentiments. Oh, and the music! I especially this sentiment from The Project Bin's "Maybe Christmas!"
I modified this tutorial to make my card. I love the sentiment, and it really rocks out the all-important slider!
Head over to The Project Bin to get your hands on this terrific set!
Greetings, Club Scrap shoppers! If you've been following the hop order since the beginning, you've arrived here from Lisa's blog. If at anytime you wish to restart the hop or check the order, all you have to do it head back to Club Scrap for the full hop list.
For today's project, I watched Karen's video for making an ATC wallet. I like the wallet but wanted to use wallet inserts that were stacked since I wanted to make a photo album out of it and most of my photos are horizontal rather tha vertical.
I followed the general instructions but switched a few things around. Because of the wallet insert size, my overall size was different than the original, which allowed me a space in the center for a clear pocket for ephemera.
Below are a couple more cards using the "Scandinavia" set.
Next on this hit parade is Wendy. Thanks for dropping by today!
Here's another card using Club Scrap's "Scandinavia" kit. It is impossible to see, but I stamped several large medallion inages onto the card base and heat embossed them using clear embossing powder. I mounted the dark panel onto the mossy green cardstock that came with the kit and centered it on the card base. I added a gem from my stash.
Masculine and contemporary looking!
This card features images and sentiments from Club Scrap's "Scandinavia" kit. There are so many beautiful papers, it was hard to stop with just the pink!
I'm entering it into CAS-ual Friday's "Think Pink" challenge.
There's something about this card that is comfortable like an old sweater. The sentiment comes from The Project Bin's "New Leaf" set, and is embellished with some really pretty Stickles.
I sponged the edges of the base card, the polka dot paper, and the sentiment panel. The double-stitched die I used comes from Gina Marie Designs.
And now, it's off to find an old sweater to get comfortable in...
I do not actually drink coffee, which for someone from the Land of Starbucks, kind of makes me a heretic! However, being a non-coffee drinker doesn't keep me from making a cool card featuring coffee!
The images and sentiments used on the card are from Skipping Stones Designs' Coffee #2. I used three of the coffee cup images to make this simple pop-up card. I used Copic markers to color all three of the coffee cup images and also to add dimension to the large flower images. Each of the smallest flower images also has Spectrum Noir clear sparkle on them.
The pop-up mechanism is simply a piece of cardstock slightly smaller than the width of the things I wanted to move when the card is open. Mine needed to be 1" wide. I made it 5" tall because the images are fairly tall.. To make the mechanism, fold your piece of cardstock in half and then in half again. The end pieces get attached equally to the area just above and below the card's crease. The mechanism should lay flat against both the top and bottom of the card. Attach the pop-ups to the quarter let free on the bottom of the card's crease and you're done. (The is actually really simple but sounds from my description!)
I provided a little "counter for the cups to sit on and the message would go beneath it.
Cheers to hot tea . . . the rest of you can have the coffee!
Welcome, or should I say Velkommen, to Club Scrap's "Scandinavia" blog hop! If you've been following the hop order since the beginning, you've arrived here from Wendy's blog. If at anytime you wish to restart the hop or check the order, all you have to do it head back to Club Scrap for the full hop list.
My first card today relies heavily on the luscious papers from the kit. I cut a section from one of the printed papers that is gray on white. I added a contrasting paper behind it. Then, I fussy cut the matching flower from another printed papers and embellished it with Glossy Accents and black/brown Souffle pen. After tying on a smidge oftwine, I attached it over the gray flower.
For me, the best part of this card is the incongruous nature of the images and the sentiment, which I plan to use a lot in the future!
It is hard to tell from the picture below that the owl is holding the sentiment strip in his beak. I added Glossy Accents to his eyes and beak. I just cannot get enough of the printed paper!
My last card for the hop is an anniversary card featuring two of the owls. The girl owl (red) is on an action wobbler, so she really shakes her tail feathers when you touch her! The male owl (brown-black) is actually a picture of my first husband - never wated to go out and do things, was wise on old car repair, baseball, and classical vocal music . . .all things I was not. (Seriously, age matters when you're in your early 20's. We couldn't have been farther apart with him being in his early 30's.) In other words the two are a typical couple!
(Said in your best flight attendant) This concludes our glance at three cards featuring the "Scandinavia" kit. You will see more of this kit at the team challenge posting,where I'll be sharing a project and several more cards!
Next up on the bunny trail is Lisa at Rockin Paper and Scissors and Glue.
Thanks for dropping by, and I hope to see you again soon!
There are simply not enough Fall stamps for my collection. This sentiment, from The Project Bin's "New Leaf," is one of my favorites.
I paired the sentiment with some homey paper from Simple Stories and a couple of wooden leaves from my stash I colored with Copic markers.
We're expecting some serious wind and rain this week, so the leaves will be gone from the trees, which makes me a bit sad. But with rain comes guilt-free crafting time!
HOW EXCITING IS THIS?
Skipping Stones Designs has a new crew of designers and we are ready to shake, rattle, and roll! Today's blog hop order is shown below. If you reached me from Steph's blog, you're in the correct order. But If you are feeling all renegade, jump instead of hop!
I used one of the beautiful floral images from the "I'd Pick You" set. I whipped out a couple of Distress Oxide pads and Copic markers to make this simple card.
I created the background for the card using the drip-and-dip method - yeah, I just made that up! - and used my old art air tool to add a smattering of splatterings. (Am I on a roll or what!)
After coloring the floral image, I fussy cut it out, mounted it on a tag, and added a sentiment. Bazinga!
Next on the hop is Jessie. I hope you have enjoyed your stay and will come back soon!
A cute treat bag topper featuring an image from Bugaboo Stamps. I like working with digital images because I get to decide on the size of the image.
This topper is 4" x 4", I colored the broom and pumpkins separately and the entire image with Copic markers. I fussy cut the broom and pumpkins and used mounting tape to pop them off the base. I finished it off with some ribbon from my stash.
Bring on the candy!
The sentiment for this sweet floral card comes from The Project Bin's "Born Yesterday" set. I thought the floral paper worked well with the old-fashioned cursive writing. As luck would have it, I picked up the bird embellishment for a song - see what I did there? - from the clearance section at Mike's. I am still working on using thread as an embellishment. Maybe next time...
Annnd, I couldn't wait for the sentiment to dry, and of course, I screwed it up. I added small gold dots on it and the floral cardstock as camouflage! Whatever works, right?
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