Saturday, 12 June 2021

Crab and Shark Pop Up Card


Hello!  Today I'm sharing a card that was made a LONG time ago for a challenge that didn't end up happening. I had been hanging onto the photos and decided to just go ahead with a video and get this card shared. I have a YouTube video here with all the details: 


Inside, I used Karen Burniston's Train Pivot Panels turned vertically instead of in a horizontal format as it was designed. Doing it vertically gives you lots of pop up platforms to decorate!


Note, I trimmed the train engine from behind the top shark so nothing would stick out the bottom when the card was closed.


Remember Karen Burniston has assembly videos for her pop up dies! Once you know how to assemble your die, the rest is card size, paper and colour choice as well as embellishments! You can change the look of your card every time you use the dies. :-) I always enjoy showing you different looks and ways you can use your dies once you know how to assemble them.



For your convenience I have linked many of the products used below. Some may be affiliate links which means if you use these links to purchase I may earn a small commission at NO extra cost to you.

Additional Supplies:
Blue textured card stock
Patterned paper - K & Co, old from my stash
Grey card stock
Black fine point pen
Glitter card stock - scraps from my stash
Copic grey marker
Word stamp inside - Sea Creature Sentiments, Your Next Stamp
Holographic circle stickers - Stampendous
Card size - 4.5 x 5.5", fits in an A6 envelope

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Thursday, 10 June 2021

Peek-A-Boo Mermaid Mini Slimline Card


Hello! The Fun Friday Challenge #166 at Your Next Stamp is: "Incorporate water in to your creation - include a water image or use watercoloring". 

This Mini Slimline Card is one that practically made itself. I love it when that happens! I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I saw the theme and pulled out the sweet Happy Days Mermaid stamps, the new Wonky Stitched Ovals and the new Mini Slim Stitched Panel dies. The largest mini slimline die was cut from pretty patterned paper and adhered to my card front. Then I cut out one of the Wonky Stitched Ovals through both layers for a window.

Once the card was finished, I added Glossy Accents to the stamped bubbles and a few on their own and set the card aside to dry overnight. I am terrible at being impatient and smearing Glossy Accents!


When the card is opened you see the entire mermaid, another stitched panel cut from pretty papers and other images from the stamp set. 


I added the mermaid to a folded paper spring, so she bounces a little when you open the card. I will add the video I used to make the springs below ... 


Our challenges always come with 2 ways to win:

#1 – Would you like the chance to win a YNS stamp set? Leave a comment on the Your Next Stamp Blog by June 16, 2021 at midnight EST to be entered in the random drawing. Want more entries in the drawing? Leave comments on YNS’ IG and FB pages too!

#2 – Would you like the chance to win a YNS store e-gift card? Play along with the challenge! Link up your creation at the bottom of the post on the YNS BLOG by June 24, 2021 at midnight EST to be entered in the random drawing to win a $15.00 YNS gift certificate. If your creation contains YNS products and you are the random winner then you receive an extra $5.00. 


Here is a link to the YouTube video I use to create the Paper Spring: MayMay Made It Crafts

For your convenience I have linked many of the products used below. Some may be affiliate links which means if you use these links to purchase I may earn a small commission at NO extra cost to you.

Additional Supplies:
Ohuhu Alcohol markers
blue  card stock
Card size - 3.25 x 6.25, fits in a #8 (sometimes called a 6-3/4" envelope)

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Two Paper Pumpkin Alternate Birthday Cards


Hello!  Today I'm sharing two more masculine cards created with the May Paper Pumpkin Kit called 'Batter Up'.  I admit that the red and yellow together in this kit made me cringe. I wasn't going to use this red & yellow striped panel, but pulled out some older patterned paper (the yellow polka dot) and you know what? I ended up loving these two cards! 

We have lots of family & friends who are baseball lovers, so I am putting these two cards away to send out as birthday's roll around. I did the insides the same on both.

For your convenience  I have linked many of the products used below. Some may be affiliate links which means if you use these links to purchase I may earn a small commission at NO extra cost to you.

Additional Supplies:
May Paper Pumpkin Kit "Batter Up" - Stampin' Up
Yellow print patterned paper - Boy Oh Boy, Carta Bella
All the Trimmings, Stampin' Up (retired)
Yellow & Kraft card stocks - stash
Card Size - both, standard A2 (4.25 x 5.5")

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Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Card Duo with New Release from Divinity Designs


Hello!  Today I'm sharing two cards with the June release at Divinity Designs. 

Here is the first card, and I went with a vintage feel with copper metallic accents. The sentiment is from the new Scripture Collection 14 added to the Oval Stitched Rows.  Also in the new release are two  Flower Layering Combo's and this first card uses the Flower Layering Combo 2 along with the new Fancy Flourish Die. The patterned paper is from the Rustic Beauty Collection and I used the A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer as well. Everything is linked below!

The photo below gives you a better idea of the pretty layers in the Flower Layering combo and the shine from the copper foil.


Here is a peek at the inside, where I also used the Double Stitched Rectangles and added another sentiment from the Scripture Collection 14. I also added the little sprig from Bitty Blossoms. 



This second card uses the Vintage Label Flip Fold With Layers die set, the new Three Strands stamps, the Butterfly Trio and the Flowering Layering Combo 1 dies.


See all the layers on this pretty Flower Layering Combo 1? So many possibilities with different colours, using fewer or more layers, cutting from patterned papers etc. 


Below is the card opened, with one of the sentiments from the Three Strands set on a Double Stitched Circle and Scallop Circle. I really like the butterflies from the Butterfly Trio, so added two of them here and you can see that I added some light shading in and around the white heat embossed rope strand image.


For your convenience I have linked many of the products used below. Some may be affiliate links which means if you use these links to purchase I may earn a small commission at NO extra cost to you.

Additional Supplies:
Rose, pink card stocks
Confetti card stock
Copper foil card stock - Recollections
Card size - both, Standard A2 (4.25 x 5.5")

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Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Mini Slimline Card with Lip Balm


Hello!  A friend celebrated a birthday last month. I wanted to tuck a little somethin' somethin' into her goodie bag  and this is what I came up with. I'm a huge fan of the lip balms from Rocky Mountain Soap Company, which is where this one came from.

For a couple of years, I made my own lip balms to gift to friends & family, and when MFT Stamps came out with their lip balm frames and pouches I stocked up. It's hard to see the plastic holder (think plastic bubble) in the photos, but that is what I slipped the lip balm into before adding it to the card front with double sided adhesive. Then I cut the frame portion of the die set from a dark teal card stock and added it over the lips of the pouch. There are several different ways you can use these dies/pouches, but that is what I did for this one.


 For your convenience  I have linked many of the products used below. Some may be affiliate links which means if you use these links to purchase I may earn a small commission at NO extra cost to you.

Additional Supplies:
Smile die - Paper Smooches
Forever Fern Bundle - Stampin' Up
Eucalyptus paper - Hobby Lobby (gift from a friend)
Teal card stock
Card size - 6 x 3.5"

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Monday, 7 June 2021

Two Baseball Themed Birthday Cards



Hello! It's Masculine Card Monday here on my blog and my cards today were created using the May 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit "Batter Up".  I thought they would be fun ones to donate to my Mom's old nursing home. The fun thing about Paper Pumpkin kits, is that they come with instructions and photos for you to create the cards 'as shown'. I rarely do that, as I look at it more as a craft kit that I can use with all the other goodies my craft space. This kit however, had me making a few that were 'as shown' and I think they turned out great!

Inside, I used a stamped sentiment from Taylored Expressions and hand cut some fishtail banners from some patterned paper I had out for a different Paper Pumpkin Alternate card. Both of these were done the same, inside and out.


For your convenience I have linked many of the products used below. Some may be affiliate links which means f you use these links to purchase I may earn a small commission at NO extra cost to you.

Additional Supplies:
May 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit, Batter Up - Stampin' Up
All the Trimmings, Stampin' Up (retired)
Boy oh Boy, Carta Bella (6 x 6" paper pad - old, from my stash)
Card size - both, standard A2 (4.25 x 5.5")

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Sunday, 6 June 2021

Succulent Four Panel Fold Card


Hello!  Today I'm sharing another fun fold card using a die set from Divinity Designs. About two months ago I purchased their Accordion Card With Layers die set, and recently I purchased this one - the Four Panel Fold Card With Layers. This is another die set I am hoping to use with my huge stash of large pattern 12 x 12" patterned papers.

I have a walkthrough of my card on YouTube:  



Below is what the card looks like fully open - and it stands very nicely for display!


The large succulent was fussy cut from another 12 x 12" sheet in the package.


The bonus of having layering dies, is I was able to place this one exactly where I wanted it on this patterned paper sheet to capture as much of the two hanging planters as I could.


This card has already been delivered to a friend who just celebrated a May birthday!

For your convenience  I have linked many of the products used below. Some may be affiliate links which means if you use these links to purchase I may earn a small commission at NO extra cost to you.

Additional Supplies:
Green card stock
Patterned paper - Greenhouse Collection, Kaisercraft
Doily - SU
Scallop Stitched Nesting Circles - Tutti Designs
Card size:  Standard A2, (4.25 x 5.5")

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