Sunday, June 12, 2022

Hippiest Hippo (SAB) Cascading Display Fun Fold Card - a catalogue case

 Sale-a-bration started that same time as the holiday catalogue was released the beginning of June.  The Hippiest Hippo stamp and coordinating dies is one of the free items with the purchase of $60 CAD.

That stamp and coordinating die was used to make this fun fold card, and I cased the ideas from the SAB catalogue.


Old Olive cardstock:

Card base:  4 1/8 by 9 1/2 scored at 1, 2, 7 1/2 and 8 1/2"  Fan Fold

Mechanism:  2 pieces 2 1/2 by 3" score at 3/4, and 1 3/4"  Fan Fold

Middle Panels:  2 pieces 2 3/4 by 3 5/8"

Front Panels:  2 pieces 2 1/4 by 3 1/8:

Basic White:

Front panels for stamped images:  2 pieces 2 by 2 7/8" - add to front panels

Inside (and back optional)  4 by 5 3/8" - for signing card


Design a Daydream DSP 2 pieces 2 1/2 by 3 3/8" - add to middle panels

Below shows the card opened.

The images were coloured with a combination of watercolor pencils and Stampin' Blends. after which they were die cut with their coordinating dies.  The scenes that can be created with the dies is wonderful.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Wishing You the Loveliest Day - Paper Craft Crew Challenge #474

 This card was made for the vertical sketch challenge  at Paper Craft Crew Challenge #474

For this challenge I use the new Hello Harvest bundle with its coordinating Rustic Harvest DSP

Supplies Used for this card include the following:

Stamp:  Hello Harvest

Inks:  Black Memento, Stampin Blends (Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow), Versa Mark

Papers:  Early Espresso, Basic White, Basic Black, Rustic Harvest DSP, Mossy Meadow

Accessories:  Gold embossing powder, Rustic Pumpkin Dies, Animal Print Embossing folder, Amber rhinestones, Dimensionals

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Double Pop Up Flower Birthday Card - SUO Challenge #303

 Flowers, flowers, everyone knows that I love flowers - in the garden, on cards, I love flowers.  So the challenge at SUO Challenges 303 "Flowers" was right up 'my alley'.

The card I made is a double pop up card, which was a technique I learned from Dawn.

The card base is Melon Mambo .  In the middle is a 4 by 3 piece of Hues of Happiness DSP layered partially with Basic White die cut with a Basic Border Die.

On top of that are added 3 flowers/ leaves  die cut from the same DSP, two of which were added using dimensionals.

Three glossy dots added to the front as well as the Parakeet Party metallic ribbon provide the glitter for this card. Clear Wink of Stella was also added to each flower. 
Below is a close up of the elements of the card front.

The double pop up is revealed when the card is opened.

Supplies Used:
Stamp:  Happiness Abounds
Inks:  Black Memento
Papers:  Melon Mambo, Basic White, Hues of Happiness DSP
Accessories:  Basic Border Die, Blossoming Happiness Dies, Clear Wink of Stella, Glitter dots, Dimensionals.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Hello Ladybug Peek a boo Slider Card with a video link.

 I was inspired to make this Peek a boo slider card after watching my team mate Sharon Ings (Art-Ings Creations) on Facebook Live.  Check out the video on You Tube here

Below are the measurements including the scoring lines, for the 3 layers of this card fold.
Front;  4 1/4 by 8 1/4"  Score at 5 1/2"
Inner:  4 1/4 by 8 1/2"  Score a 4 /4"
Back:  4 1/4 by 5 3/4"  Score at 5 1/2"

For directions on how to put the card together refer to Sharon's video 

Close up of punched ladybugs on card front.

Supplies Used:
Stamp:  Hello Ladybug
Inks:  Soft Succulent, Poppy Parade, Orchid Oasis, Sweet Sorbet, Basic Black
Papers:  Poppy Parade, Basic White, Basic Black, All Together DSP
Accessories:  Ladybug Builder Punch, 

Inside showing the sentiment sliding over the Ladybug image.

Supplies Used:

Stamp:  Hello Ladybug

Inks:  Black Memento, Orchid Oasis, Sweet Sorbet, Poppy Parade, Soft Succulent

Papers:  Poppy Parade, Basic White, Basic Black, All Together DSP

Accessories:  Ladybug Builder Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Ladybug dies, Garden gems, 1/8" metallic mesh Starry Night ribbon, Dimensionals,

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Lady bug Slim Line card using new In Colors - Hand Stamped Sentiments #390

 Well this turned out to be one colourful card!  All of the new In Colors in one card is very colourful and it takes a bit getting used to. 

Creating this card took me way, way out of my comfort zone but that is what challenges are for.  

I created this card for the color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments #390

Supplies Used:

Stamp:  Hello Ladybug

Inks:  Black Memento, Orchid Oasis, Sweet Sorbet

Papers:  Starry Sky, Basic White, Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide, In Color 2022-2024 DSP (Sweet Sorbet and Parakeet Party)

Accessories:  Slim line card die, Ladybug Builder punch, Medium Daisy punch, Garden Gems, 1/8" metallic Sweet Sorbet mesh ribbon, Dimensionals

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Nature's Prints in a Tic- Tac-Toe Challenge -The Paper Players #593

 After the thunderstorms yesterday it is much cooler outside - perfect for touching up the garden.  There is still a lot of debris everywhere thanks to a powerful storm that moved through here about 10 days ago.

This card was made for the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at The Paper Players#593, using the following 3 elements in the row across the top:  "birthday, embossing, ribbons". The Nature's Prints bundle was used for this challenge.

This A2 side fold card has a Night of Navy base, layered with Basic White.

The framed embossed floral is adhered to this card front using dimensionals.

The frame was die cut using the new "Fabulous Frame Dies", die cutting it twice - once in Night of Navy, and once in Basic White. The die cut frame has  both a stitched and an embossed edge. To create the layered frame look, the Night of Navy frame was fussy cut to the stitched line and the remaining embossed frame was adhered to the Basic White frame.

Behind the frames was added a piece of Night of Navy card stock embossed with the Tasteful Texture Embossing folder.

hree floral images from "Nature's Prints" were embossed with White embossing powder on Night of Navy card stock and die cut using the Nature's Prints die. They were added to the inside of the frame - the middle one directly to the embossed card stock and the other two with dimensionals.

A bow made with 3/8" Glittered Organdy Ribbon was added to the top of the floral stems using a glue dot.

The sentiment was stamped with Night of Navy ink and embossed with clear embossing powder before being separated into two words. After fussy cutting each word around the perimeter, they were added to the card front using dimensionals.

Supplies Used:

Stamp:  Nature's Print

Inks:  Versa mark, Night of Navy

Papers:  Night of Navy, Basic White

Accessories:  Nature's Print dies, Fabulous Frames die, White embossing powder, Clear embossing powder, Tasteful Texture embossing folder, dimensionals.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

My card is Artist Pick of the Week at Hand Stamped Sentiments #389

 Thanks so much to the design team at Hand Stamped Sentiments for their selection of my card as the Artist Pick of the Week 

Below is the card, and below that is a link to my blog post.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Purses Made with 6 by 6" DSP - a video tutorial

 I made quite a few of these little purses for my craft show last weekend (May 2022).  A candy was put in each one with a "thank you" sentiment on the outside.  Anyone who made a purchase at my table was given a little purse as a thank you.

Quite a number of people asked me to write a tutorial on how to make these little purses, so I made a video instead.  You can see it on You Tube here or view it on this blog below:

As I have mentioned, all you need is a 6 by 6" piece of DSP and some other scraps of DSP.

Monday, May 30, 2022

A Baseball Birthday - SUO Challenge #320 For the Kids

 This birthday card, for a male child, is similar to one I made for the craft show last weekend.  This show was cancelled due to a sudden severe storm that created havoc in its path.

Any child who loves baseball would love a baseball hat card. I did make it with a boy in mind, but make the hat pink, or leave it the way it is, and it could be for a girl as well.

 I use the "Hats Off" stamp set and coordinating dies as well as Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder.  The sentiment is from "Party Puffins"

The card base of Pacific Point Blue is layered first with Real Red card stock and then Basic White, which was embossed with the 3D Coastal Weave embossing folder.

The hat was die cut using the Hat Builder die with #1 stamped in Real Red ink, die cut and added to the hat front.

What's a ball game without a ball diamond?  A white gel pen was used to draw base lines and base plates on a  2 1/2" square of Garden Green card stock.  This was adhered to the left side of  the embossed piece of Basic White.  The hat was added to the right, slightly overlapping the ball diamond.

Three stars, die cut in Crushed Curry card stock scrap pieces, were added randomly around the hat and diamond.

The sentiment, from "Party Panda" was stamped with Black Memento on a strip of Basic White notched at both ends.  The edges were highlighted with some Basic Gray ink and a finger dauber to make it stand out a it better against the Basic White back ground.

Another die cut hat was added to the inside of the card.

Supplies Used:

Stamps:  Hats Off, Party Panda

Inks:  Real Red, Black Memento, White gel

Papers:  Basic white, Pacific Point, Real Red, Crushed Curry, Garden Green

Accessories:  Hat Builder dies, 3D Coastal Weave Embossing Folder, Dimensionals,

Friday, May 27, 2022

Happiness Abounds Birthday - Hand Stamped Sentiments

 This card was made for the sketch challenge with Hand Stamped Sentiments #389

The card base of Night of Navy is layered with Basic White cardstock embossed with the Animal Prints embossing folder. The images of the impressions remind me of little flowers rather than animal prints so perfect for this flower themed card.

The art piece is a Basic White banner which is die cut in the middle with one of the dies from the Blooming Happiness dies. I did not know initially what this die was for or what it did, until I did an experimental cut. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the die did not cut an outline image, but a pattern with tiny pop up features. I placed a piece of Night of Navy card stock behind it to bring out the elements of the die cut. 
It reminded me of a trellis, so the two die cut flowers ( die cut from the Hues of Happiness DSP ) were snuggled on it.  The flowers already have their leaves. Attached to them so I did not have to add those.
The banner and Night of Navy card stock were added to the card front using dimensionals.

The birthday sentiment was white embossed on a strip of Night of Navy card stock notched at both ends.  It was added using dimensionals below the flowers.
The card needed a pop of glitter, so I added 3 glossy dots and a bow made with the 1/8” sweet sorbet metallic ribbon.

I die cut the same image on the envelope flap and placed a piece on Night of Navy behind it to bring out the pattern.

Another piece of Basic White cardstock was added to the inside. An extra die cut flower with leaf was added to the inside.

Supplies Used:

Stamp:  Happiness Abounds

Inks:  Versa Mark

Papers:  Starry Night, Basic White, Hues of Happiness DSP

Accessories:  Blossoming Happiness Dies, 1/8" Sweet Sorbet metallic ribbon, White embossing powder, Glossy dots, dimensionals, Animal prints embossing folder

Happiness Abounds - Freshly Made Sketches #537 - a tutorial

 This card, made for the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches #537, uses the new stamp set "Happiness Abounds" , its coordinating dies " Blossoming Happiness" as well ad the Hues of Happiness DSP.  In addition, I use the Gorgeous grape glossy dots as accents.

1. Score a 5 1/2 by 8 1/2" piece of Glorious Grape card stock at 4 1/4" , fold along the score line to make an A2 side fold card.

2. Adhere a 4 by 5 1/4" piece of  Hues of Happiness DSP (tiny x's in multiple colors) to card front.

3.  Make the desired shape of the art piece.  On both of the 4" side of the 4 by 3 3/4" piece of Basic White card stock make a faint pencil mark at 2 1/2".  On the bottom, make a faint pencil mark at 2 1/2" from the left side. Use the paper trimmer to cut from the 2 1/2" mark on the bottom to the 2 1/2" mark on both of the sides.

4. Emboss the shaped Basic White art piece using the Gingham embossing folder

5.  Adhere the embossed Basic White art piece to the front of the DSP centering it at the top end.

6.  Notch a 1/4 by 3 1/2" of Gorgeous Grape card stock at both ends and adhere it to the lower part of the art piece.

7.  Die cut 2 flowers from the Hues of Happiness DSP - a large one and a smaller one- as well as a pair of leaves , and a cluster of leaves.

8.  Adhere the larger of the two flowers over this notched strip using dimensionals.  Tuck the smaller flower under the larger one and adhere with tombo glue.  Tuck the leaves under the flowers as shown in the picture.   

9.  A bow made with Gorgeous Grape organza ribbon  is added below the  flowers

10  To finish the card, Three Gorgeous Grape glossy dots are  added randomly to the card front .

11.  DSP is added to the flap of the envelope  to coordinate with the card.

                                                                                                                                    Supplies Used:

Stamp:   Happiness Abounds   

Papers:  Gorgeous Grape,  Basic White, Hues of Happiness DSP

Accessories:  Gingham Embossing Powder, Blossoming Happiness Dies, Glossy Dots (Gorgeous Grape), Organza Gorgeous ribbon, Dimensionals                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Time for a Cup of Tea - card #2 A Slimline

 This slim line card was partially cased from the card depicted on Pg. 12 of the new Annual catalogue.

To create the slimline card, an 8 1/2 by 7" piece of Old Olive card stock was scored at 3 1/2" on the 7" side.  This created an 8 1/2 by 3 1/2" card, a perfect size for the  the slim line envelopes shown on Pg. 137.

The card front is layered with a 3 1/4 by 8 1/4" piece of Basic White card stock upon which the rest of the card will be created.

First I created the background. Using pool party ink, and a blender brush, colour was applied to the center of the Basic White card stock piece.  The large leaf stamp was stamped randomly on this brushed background.  I stamped off before stamping  to create a softer look.  The die cut cups were built on this background.

The 4 cups were  die cut the using the outline tea cup die and the Tea Boutique DSP.  In addition, two cups were die cut using the die cup with the inlaid leaf pattern and Old Olive card stock.  These were added over the middle two die cut cups.

Two end cups

                                                            Other two cups

The tea bag and two flowers were stamped with Fresh Freesia ink and die cut.  One flower was also stamped using Crushed curry ink.  The sentiment was stamped with Old Olive ink on a strip of Basic White card stock.  The die cut tea bag and flowers were added as shown.
In colour matt decorative dots added to the front finished the card.

Supplies Used:
Stamp:  Cup of tea
Inks:  Old Olive, Fresh Freesia, Crushed Curry Pool Party
Papers:  Old Olive, Basic White, Tea Boutique DSP, Slim line envelope
Accessories:  Tea cup dies, In Color 2022-2024 Matte Decorative dots, Dimensionals, Blender Brushes

Monday, May 23, 2022

It's Time for a Cup of Tea

 Today I want to show you a couple of cards that I made using the new "Tea Boutique" products.  The suite includes the "Cup of Tea bundle", Tea Boutique DSP, and Tea Boutique cards and Envelopes.  You will find this Boutique on Pg. 12-13 in the new annual catalogue.

For the first card, I used the Cup of Tea stamp set, coordinating Tea Cup dies as well as one of the Tea boutique card and envelope. I also use one of the sheets of the 6 by 6" Tea Boutique DSP as well  the Matte Decorative dots (2022-2024 In Colour) found on Pg 140.

The Tea Boutique cards are side fold A2 cards and the one I am using is the new Starry Sky colour.

To start, I die cut a piece of Basic white card stock using the Scallop Contour die which will be the art piece.  The leaves were stamped using the Parakeet Party ink, and the flowers above using Fresh Freesia ink.  On a 6 by 6" piece of DSP (a solid Starry sky colour) one of the tea cups( with the floral images inside) is stamped using Starry Sky ink. 

In addition, the tea bag tag and two lemon slices are stamped on a scrap piece of Basic White using Crushed Curry ink.  The sentiment inside the tea bag is stamped using Starry sky ink.

All of these - the tea cup, tea bag and lemon slices are die cut and set aside.

Before adding the tea bag to the side of the cup, a piece of white Baker's twine (Baker's twine essentials pack Pg. 146) is added to the back of the cup using a glue dot. The other end of the twine is added to the back side of the tea bag, and the tea bag is ten attached to the front/side of the tea cup.  The cup is then added below the stamped greenery using dimensionals.

The finished art piece is added to the card front using dimensionals.

The lemon slices are added with dimensionals, at an angle, below the tea cup.

To finish the art piece, some Parakeet Party matte decorative dots are added to the card front.

After die cutting it with the coordinating tea cup die, it is placed under the green foliage using dimensionals.

On the inside, a similar image is stamped below the sentiment.

With the card finished, the coordinating envelope finishes the project so nicely.

Supplies Used:

Stamp:  Cup of Tea

Inks:  Starry Sky, Parakeet Party, Crushed Curry, Fresh Freesia

Papers:  Basic White, Tea Boutique card and Envelope, Tea Boutique DSP

Accessories:  Scallop contour die, Teacup dies, 2022-2024 Matte Decorative Dots, White Baker's twine