Saturday, 11 July 2020

Slimline Whale Shaker Card

Hello crafty friends ...

This was such a lovely image from Angie Blom Digital Designs, I couldn't wait to use it. I added it into the App Procreate on my iPad, and used water colour brushes to add the base colour before printing. I know I'd be making a Slimline card, so I sized it to fit. That is the fun thing about digital stamps - you can size them for your particular needs. Over and over again!

Once it was printed, I added additional colour and details with Copic Markers and pens. then used Slimline dies from Trinity Stamps to create the shaker card.

Wanting something to fill the lower left corner, I die cut the shells from Elizabeth Craft Designs. A stamped greeting and some more bling and the card front was done.

Inside I had printed the sentiment that comes with the whale image, and added another whale and two more spouts. The inside scalloped panel is from LDRS Creative.

I actually don't have anyone in mind for this card, but it will be a fun one to send out when someone needs a lift.

White and purple card stocks
Digital Stamp - Get Whale Soon, Angie Blog Digital Designs
Copic Markers
Sakura white gel pen
Slimline Scallop die - LDRS
Mallow Crystals - Studio Katia
Sparkling Sea Confetti - Studio Katia
Other shaker filler from my stash
Slimline Scalloped - Trinity Stamps
Spooky Satin Confetti - Studio Katia
Pearlized blue card stock
Large Seashell dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
'Just keep swimming stamp' - Narwhales, Pink & Main

Card size: 8.5 x 3.5"

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Thursday, 9 July 2020

Slimline Butterfly Sympathy Card

Hello crafty friends ...

It's time for a new Challenge at Your Next Stamp - 
the Fun Friday Challenge #143 has a theme of 'BLOCKS!'
Blocks (any type of square - windows, baby blocks, think inside the box :>)  )

The Fun Friday challenges come with two chances to 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 July 15th 2020. The winner will be announced on July 17th on the YNS Blog.

More details about the prizes at the end of my post.

I made a Slimline Sympathy Card, using the Rounded Panel Shapes to die cut two squares from the front patterned paper panel. I backed the openings with acetate, then added a different patterned paper from the same package behind the acetate. That panel was then adhered to my card base.

The Dotted Slimline Die Set One is from Studio Katia, but everything else is from Your Next Stamp. For the butterflies, I used the dies that coordinate with the Beautiful Butterflies set to cut the shapes from a pink patterned paper in the stack, and added a glittery Gumdrop to the centre of each.

The sentiment comes with the Beautiful Butterflies, and I stamped it on the stitched layering rectangle that comes with the Treat Topper Die Set. It was adhered to the card front with a YNS Doily underneath, and I added a pink sparkly Gumdrop to that rectangle. In the photo below, you can see how the light catches the acetate panel.

Finally, here is a peek at the inside, with more patterned paper from the stack and a stamped sentiment.

The Fun Friday Challenge #143 runs through July 23rd 2020 at midnight EST. 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. 

MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Dotted Slimline Die - Studio Katia
Off white confetti card stock
Patterned paper - In Bloom, My Minds Eye (old, from my stash)

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

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Bright Circles Birthday Card

Hello crafty friends ...

Today I'm sharing a card that I had a lot of fun making even though it is not what you are used to seeing from me. I had ordered this Loop Cover Die from Studio Katia and couldn't wait to play with it. This is the card I saw in my head when I was ordering the die, so I grabbed some card stock scraps and got it made.

I really like the Crystal Rainbow Confetti, with the variety of iridescent colours. I chose a blue, green, yellow and pink one then adhered them to the coordinating circles for some sparkle. I love a little bling on a Birthday Card!

In the photo below, you can also see the embossed lines that are between each of the circles. Such a nice feature in the die. Also, each of the fallaway circles have a lovely piercing detail to them. So you could easily back the black background with strips of coloured card stock for a similar effect - but since I liked the piercing marks I actually die cut them using card stock scraps and inked the edges of each circle. They were then inlaid back into the black background.

Inside I used this pretty Happy Birthday stamp, adding the same ink colours as on the card front (sorry the pink looks red in the photo) and my MISTI to make it easier.

I love how this card turned out! 


Black, pink, yellow, green, blue and white card stocks
Loops background die - Studio Katia
Cool Tag Banner Sentiments - Your Next Stamp
Crystal Rainbow Confetti - Studio Katia
Embellishment Wand - Studio Katia
Nesting Rectangles - Hero Arts
Mini MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
It's Your Birthday - Studio Katia

Card size - Standard A2, 4.25 x 5.5".

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Wednesday, 8 July 2020

'Hello There' Gnome Card

Hello crafty friends

I loved this Gnome die when it came out last year, and I finally broke down and purchased it.  I love the size of it, as so many companies make smaller images it's nice to see a larger die! I pulled out the Scalloped Heart Cover Die and an older patterned paper pad and got this card made.

I liked the subtle pattern the Scalloped Heart background die gives when you keep the hearts intact! I did remove one of them and backed the opening with a scrap of orange sparkly paper.

I added both sizes of the Stitched Puffy Clouds from Your Next Stamp, then gave them a swipe of glitter too.

The Gnome hat and coat were cut from more sparkly patterned paper in the pad and I popped his nose up with foam tape.

I added a couple of scraps of patterned paper inside, but there is still lots of room to write a note.

I kept the fallaway heart and the narrow frame from the one I removed on the card front, adding it to the inside with foam tape. Oh and I inked the edges first.

Gnome die - Simon Says Stamp
Patterned paper - Citrus Stack, DCWV
White and Turquoise card stocks
Scallop Hearts Cover Die - Studio Katia
Stitched Rectangle Die Set - Your Next Stamp
Hello there - MFT Stamps
Fishtail Banner - MFT Stamps
Sakura white gel pen
Satin Rainbow Confetti - Studio Katia
Copic Marker
Stitched Puffy Cloud Die Set - Your Next Stamp

Card size - Standard A2, 4.25 x 5.5"

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Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Double Pop Up Gatefold Card for Karen Burniston's Designer Challenge

Hello crafty friends ...

Welcome to Karen Burniston's July Designer Challenge:  Theme: "TWO FOLDS" - make a card that incorporates two folds. This could be a side gatefold, a top gatefold, a side fold with an extra card inside, a z-fold, a double easel, etc. Any theme!

I talk about the details in my YouTube video below.

I wanted to make a special card for a friend's special birthday and this was the perfect opportunity!. The front of my Gatefold Card (two folds) has the Crosshatch Circles and also uses the Word Set 2 - Birthday, and the Numbers. Magnets hold the card closed.

In August 2018 I made a Gatefold Card with the Palm Tree Pop Up, which you can see HERE if you are interested. The following year, teammate Frances Byrne created a Gatefold with the Christmas Tree Pop Up instead of the Palm Tree. By then Karen B had released the Family Room Pop Up, so Frances added that as well. So my card today is a mashup of those two ideas! When you open the card, it lays nice and flat to display the pop up Palm Tree and Family Room too.

I LOVE the Palm Tree Pop Up - it's so easy to make and folds down completely flat for mailing.

The Family Room Pop Up is another fun one, and is perfect for these times when people are staying home more to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Note:  I cut the patterned paper card base to 12 x 5" then scored it scored at 3" and 9". Patterned Paper is not sturdy enough for a card base, but I knew I'd need to hide the two holes that die cut into the base for the Palm Tree Pop Up and would be adding card stock & more patterned paper to the front flaps and the back as well.

Check out the rest of the Design Team - their blogs are linked to the right. Karen Burniston will have her project on HER BLOG tomorrow, Wednesday July 8th. 

Patterned paper - Roam, K & Company
Kraft, brown and green card stocks
1099 Family Rom Pop Up - Karen Burniston
1039 Palm Tree Pop Up - Karen Burniston
1057 Circles Crosshatch - Karen Burniston
1031 Numbers - Karen Burniston
1003 Word Set 2 Birthday - Karen Burniston
1122 Paper Frames Pop Up (labels) - Karen Burniston
1037 Sea Animals - Karen Burniston
1088 Heart Pivot Panel (hearts) - Karen Burniston
Label maker
Peel Offs- FasCal (Avery) - old, from my stash
Magnets - Michaels
Sakura gold gel pen

Card size - 6 x 5", fits in a 5 x 7" envelope

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Monday, 6 July 2020

Whoop it Up Slimline Card

Hello crafty friends ...

It's Masculine Card Monday here on my blog, and I have an older card to share today. I found this in my 'in progress' bin along with about 5 other 'tall cards' that I started many years ago and didn't finish for some reason. This one is wider than a traditional Slimline, at 4" instead of 3.5".

The Banner was created using an OLD Banner Punch from Stampin' Up, and I added some Stampin' Up enamel shapes too. I trimmed 1/2" off of the bottom front edge so the strip of patterned paper shows through when the card is closed. 

Finally, here is a peek at the inside - with a stamped greeting and one more enamel shape.

Kraft and white card stocks
Pennant Punch - Stampin' Up
Polka dot patterned paper - scraps for my stash
Whoop it Up - Stampendous
Green fine point marker
Verse inside - Papertrey Ink
Enamel Dots - Stampin' Up

Card size: 8.5 x 4", fits in a standard #10 Business envelope

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Sunday, 5 July 2020

Six Birthday Cards with Flowers & Butterflies

Hello crafty friends ...

Today I'm sharing a set of Birthday Cards I made to donate to my Mom's old nursing home. I chose three flowered note cards from my stash and since they are printed on both sides I cut them in half so I would have two printed panels from each note card.

I adhered the panels onto either a white or pink card base, then added punched butterflies and some bling for shine.

I guess I didn't take a photo of the inside, but they were all done with the same stamp.

Pink, white and yellow card stocks
Floral A2 cards - Paper Studio
White pearl card stock
Butterfly Punches - Stampin' Up
Washi Tape Sentiments - Your Next Stamp
Catherine Pooler Inks
Stitched Circle die - MFT Stamps
Holographic circle stickers - Hot Off The Press (Dazzles)
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Words inside - Handwritten Happiness, MFT Stamps

Card Sizes - all, Standard A2 (4.25 x 5.5")

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