Sunday, 5 April 2020

Egg In Chick Swing Card for Easter

Hello crafty friends ...

I have had this fun Easter stamp set for months but honestly forgot about it! When I saw it in my stash recently, I wanted to use it for one more Easter Card and this is what I came up with. I created a Slimline card base and used bright & cheerful striped rainbow patterned paper.

Remember you can always see my interactive card videos HERE on YouTube.

I already had a card for Ethan, but I know he is going to get a big kick out of this one so I'm saving the other one for next year.

I will have used up almost all of my Easter Cards this year, so I think I will have a play with this stamp set again and get a jump on next years cards.

On a Hinge Chick - Taylored Expressions
On a Hinge die - Taylored Expressions
White card stock
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Chameleon Color Tone and Color Top markers
Rainbow Striped paper - Paper Studio
Sakura White Gel Pen
Stitched Slimline die - Trinity Stamps
Stitched Square - Foundation Die #5 - Queen & Company
Enamel Dots - Paper Studio
Dot Stencil - MFT Stamps
Blender Brusher - Taylored Expressions
Black marker
Slider Disks - Taylored Expressions

Card size - 3.5 x 8.5", fits in a standard #10 Business Envelope

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Saturday, 4 April 2020

Gold and Pink Foiled Birthday Flip It Card

Hello crafty friends ...

After finishing the Gift Pivot Panel card as a Hochanda sample, I had some of the pink foiled paper and glittery card stock leftover. So I decided to make a pretty, embellished Flip-It Card. If you wish to see the Gift Pivot Panel card, you can click HERE.

Remember you can always see my interactive card video's on my YouTube Channel HERE.

I love sparkle and shine on a Birthday card!

I cut a handful of dies from i-crafter's Floral Garden using white pearl, pink mirror and the gold glittered card stock scraps then embellished the card front.

Bubbly Frame Flip-Its (retired) - Stephanie Barnard
White and pink card stocks
Gold foiled pink patterned paper - Michaels
Fine gold glitter card stock - Michaels
222002 Floral Garden - i-crafter, Lynda Kanase
White pearl card stock
Pink Mirror card stock - Tonic
Happy Birthday To You - Cool Tag 1 Sentiments, Your Next Stamp
Stitched Fishtail banner - MFT Stamps
Arteza Glitter Pen
Nuvo Drops

Card size: Standard A2 (4.25 x 5.5")

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Thursday, 2 April 2020

Rockin' Rectangle Easter Pop Up Card

Hello crafty friends ...

It's time for a new Challenge at Your Next Stamp - the Fun Friday Challenge #136 has a theme of Pastels.

The Fun Friday challenges come with two chances win prizes!! Comment on the YNS BlogInstagram or Facebook pages for a chance to win a free stamp set. Comment on all three to increase your chances, but comments must be left by April 8th 2020. The winner will be announced on April 10th on the YNS Blog.

More details about the prizes at the end of my post

For my card front I pulled out some older patterned paper from my stash - the colours were perfect for the challenge. I LOVE the bunny image from the Easter Love stamp set, so used it here along with the Scalloped Circle Frame die and a stamped greeting that comes with the Easter Love set. Sparkly Gumdrops were also added because, you know I love those things!

Remember you can always see my interactive card videos HERE on YouTube.

As you can see, I made a Pop Up Card, using the Rockin' Rectangle Pop Up by Karen Burniston. I have had the Hey Chickie stamp set for a couple of years, and love using on my Easter Cards. For this cad I added a stamp from that set and another Scalloped Circle Frame. The words from the Easter Love set went perfectly with the chick & eggs!

The Fun Friday Challenge #136 runs through April 16th 2020 at midnight. One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives an additional $5 gift certificate for a total of $20!!  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes. Check it all out on the Your Next Stamp blog HERE. 

Easter Love - Your Next Stamp
Scalloped Circle Frame Die Set with Piercing Marks - Your Next Stamp
Stitched Rectangle Die Set - Your Next Stamp
Black Olive Ink - Your Next Stamp
Enchanted Garden Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp
Hey Chickie - Your Next Stamp
Hey Chickie Die Set - Your Next Stamp
Patterned paper - Springtime, Authentique
1089 Rockin' Rectangle Pop Up - Karen Burniston
Pink and white card stocks
Circle die - Hero Arts
Copic markers
Fun foam
Simple Strips die - Taylored Expressions
Sakura white gel and black glaze pens

Card size - standard A2, 4.25 x 5.5"

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Two Interactive Spring Cards

Hello crafty friends ...

Today I'm sharing TWO interactive cards with TWO videos! The first one is a 'swing' card, and the second is a 'pull tab' - both are for the two grandkids who celebrate Passover.

Remember you can always see my interactive card videos HERE on YouTube. The second video today is grouped with the card below this one.

Using the i-crafter Haley Alphabet die set, I personalized the card front with his name, and used a puffy cloud die for the greenery at the top. The inside is fairly simple, with some inked clouds and lettering that he will likely be able to read himself this year.

I think he will enjoy moving the swinging boy to the right ...

... and to the left by tilting the card.  I don't have a stamp with this phrase and my printer is out of ink, so I used a label maker to create the 'swinging by to wish you' greeting.

Now for Miss Alma's card. Once again I personalized it with an i-crafter alphabet die set - this one is the new Carly Alpha. I like that it comes with both capital AND small letters, as well as symbols and numbers. Plus, the font is pretty cute.

Remember you can always see my interactive card videos HERE on YouTube

I am SUCH a huge fan of Doodlebug Designs. I picked a couple of their 'odds and sods' printed elements for both cards, and on Alma's card the frog moves out from behind the daffodils when you slide the tab.

As usual,, the eyes all got a shiny treatment with a black glaze pen. And I added white details with a gel pen too.

Finally, here is the inside of Alma's card.

On a Hinge Die - Taylored Expressions
Printed elements - Simply Spring Odds & Sods, Doodlebug Designs
Patterned paper - Simply Spring - Doodlebug Designs
Sakura black glaze pen
White, green, kraft and blue card stocks
1006 Nature Edges - Karen Burniston
Copic marker
Let's Toast Pull Tab Add On die set - Lawn Fawn
Circle dies - Hero Arts
Catherine Pooler Inks
Makeup Brush
Cloud template - MFT Stamps
Brother labeller
222016 Alphabet, Haley (Ilai's card)
222009 Alphabet, Carly (Alma's Card)
Black marker
Fine markers
Nuvo Drops
Stitched rectangle die set - Your Next Stamp

Card size - Standard A2, 4.25 x 5.5"

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Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Slimline Pocket Card With Tags

Hello crafty friends

It's time for another Blog Hop with the i-crafter Inspiration Team and we will be sharing brand new products! With the company launching at Creativation in January, they had January, February and March products already loaded in the store. But nobody has seen the new April release until today!

I am jumping on the Slimline Card trend with both feet - I really REALLY like this size of card! I chose to use dies from the new Exploding Shaker Box with the new Alphabet, Carly for my card today. Adding in the older Making Faces and Alphabet Haley i-crafter dies allowed me to make a special Mother's Day card for our middle daughter.

Remember you can always see my interactive card videos HERE on YouTube.

This is not the gift card I will be adding to the card, since I haven't purchased it yet. But the colours of this birthday gift card matched enough so I could show you that a gift card does fit in the little pocket.

I cut 1" wide strips for the word tags, and inked the edges with makeup brushes. If you have the i-crafter blending brushes, they would work beautifully for this! Then I used the SWEET new Alphabet Carly to add a descriptive word on each tag.

I hope I've inspired you to use parts of your die sets in different ways!

Now, onto the Blog Hop ... be sure to hop along and be inspired! Note - there has been some confusion with the team as to when their posts are supposed to go live for the
 past i-crafter Blog Hops. I know that can be discouraging so if you end up on a blog that hasn't been updated with the hop post,   be sure to check back later this morning so you don't miss anything!

and this month we welcome a new Inspiration Team Member!!!

222037 Exploding Shaker Box - i-crafter
222009 Alphabet, Carly - i-crafter
222016 Alphabet, Haley - i-crafter
222034 Making Faces - i-crafter
White, pink, green, teal and black card stocks
Patterned paper - Flower Box, Doodlebug Designs (old, from my stash)
Makeup brushes
Crop O Dile - We R Memory Keepers
Sakura white gel pan
Pixie Dust, Winter Wonderland and Magical Pastel Sparkly Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp
Catherine Pooler Inks
Water Brush
Hologram circle stickers - Dazzles
Fineline marker

Card size - 3.5 x 8.5", fits in a #10 Business Envelope

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Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Sparkling Gold Gift Pivot Panels Pop Up Card

Hello crafty friends ...

I'm back today with another card that was made and sent to Hochanda as a sample for them to show on air. If you are unfamiliar with Hochanda, it's a UK Craft Shopping Program and Karen B & Tanya were going to be presenting on air. They decided to stay in the USA though because of the Corona Virus, and the lovely Paula Pascual did the presenting for them.

Remember you can see all my interactive cards on my YouTube Channel HERE!

I put a lot of thought into my Hochanda samples, wanting to use more elegant papers & embellishments that also had some shimmer for the TV lights. I didn't make any A2 sized cards either, since that is a North American size and not one often made overseas.

The beautiful gold glitter card stock was perfect for this pink and gold foil patterned paper, but not wanting to waste what was going to be hidden by the paper, I used a craft knife to cut a rectangle from the centre of the gold glitter paper to save for a different project.

As you can see, I used the Gift Pivot Panel, and while I added a Happy Birthday to the front this could easily be a Wedding or Anniversary card too! The white is a pearlized card stock to add some more shimmer.

Pink card stock
Gold foiled pink patterned paper - Michaels
Fine Gold Glitter card stock - Michaels
Craft Knife
1115 Gift Pivot Panels - Karen Burniston
White pearl card stock
Seam binding
1046 Circle Charm Pop Up (circles) - Karen Burniston
Gold mirror card stock - Stampin' Up
1030 Happy Birthday - Karen Burniston
Pink mirror card stock - Tonic
1024 Cat and Dog (tiny heart) - Karen Burniston

Card size - 6.5 x 5", fits in a 5 x 7" envelope

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Monday, 30 March 2020

Lacy Easter Egg Card Duo

Hello crafty friends ...

For my cards today, I pulled out the Bring On Spring Shaker kit from Queen and Company, and used the lacy egg die to create non-shaker card embellishments.

This first card uses a new-to-me-sketch, which I did enjoy.

Of course I added some sparkly Gumdrops from Your Next Stamp to the flower centres on the egg, and white pearlized card stock behind the egg cutaway.

Here is a peek at the inside of the first card ...

Here is the second card, using some of the cute patterned paper scraps from the pad.

And finally, here is a peek at the inside of card number two. I added a cute resin chick sticker from my stash as well as the sentiment strips from Taylored Expressions.

White shimmer card stock
Bring on Spring Shaker Kit - Queen & Co
Bring on Spring Outline Dies - Queen & Co
Sketch - MoJo Monday #429
Simple Strips Easter - Taylored Expressions
Simple Strips die - Taylored Expressions
Spooky Cute Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp
Flat backed sequins - Cat's Pajamas
Blueprints #23 - MFT Stamps
Stitched Vertical Strips - MFT Stamps
Blueprints #1 - MFT Stamps
Puffy stickers - American Greetings (old, from my stash)
Dazzles Holographic sticker dots - Hot Off The Press
Arteza Glitter Pen

Card sizes - Standard A2, 4.25 x 5.5"

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