Friday, 3 February 2023

You're Sweet Slider Box with Pop Up


It's Fun Fold Friday here on my blog, and today I'm sharing another Slider Box. This one has a sentiment that pops up when you slide the drawer out of the sleeve - so fun! You can see this action in my YouTube video:  


Using patterned paper and cut aparts, I decorated the outside ...


Below is what is inside the box. The You're Sweet panel pops up as the drawer/tray slides open & the Surprise Cube pops out as do the hearts.

One of the included rectangle dies has a nice edge decoration, so I cut it from acetate so I could add the speech bubble to it. That was then attached to a Bam Box that was also adhered inside the decorated drawer/tray. 

A few of the single hearts are from Karen Burniston's Hearts Crosshatch, and the others are the fallaway pieces from Whimsy's Slimline Heart Background. I shared that card last week.


I have been asked how many cards I make but I didn't have a clear number. Since many of my posts include more than a single card or project, I thought it would be fun to keep track this year. 

Card Tally for 2023
January - 53 cards
February so far - 21 cards
Additional Supplies:
White cardstock
Pink cardstock - Stampin' up
Pink ribbon - Stampin' Up

This blog uses affiliate links whenever possible. This means, if you make a purchase through one of my affiliate links that you pay the same amount but I may receive a small commission from your purchase. I only link products that I own, love and use for my card making and not every link below is an affiliate one! 😊

Thursday, 2 February 2023

February 2023 Sheetload Of Cards


It's the 2nd of the month and that means it's time for the Collaboration Team to share their Sheetload of Cards. I'm on the YouTube Collaboration Team so HERE is the link to my YouTube video.  


I added pops of gold foil using older die's and I really like how they added to the card!


Once again I made birthday cards that I will donate to my Mom's old nursing home.


See what the Collaboration Team created:    YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/3HO3bqV    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/slctfeb2023/


If YOU CREATE cards using this month’s SheetLoad, PLEASE USE the following hashtags: #SUYSFeb2023 #ShowUsYourSheetLoad

      Get more details on how to “Show Us Your SheetLoad”, here: https://youtu.be/8r6JbbGfWmo


Find out how to download the February 2023 SheetLoad of Cards, here: https://youtu.be/ZXq67liMggs


Late last year I was asked how many cards I make but I didn't have a clear number. Since many of my posts include more than a single card or project, I thought it would be fun to keep track this year. 

Card Tally for 2023
January - 53 cards
February so far - 20 cards
Additional Supplies:
Green cardstock
White cardstock
Patterned paper - Tropicool Vibes, Lynda Kanase (Sizzix)
Stitched circles - MFT Stamps
Pair of Leaves - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Feathers/Leaves - Paper Smooches
It's Your Day - Taylored Expressions
Wild Greenery - MFT Stamps

This blog uses affiliate links whenever possible. This means, if you make a purchase through one of my affiliate links that you pay the same amount but I may receive a small commission from your purchase. I only link products that I own, love and use for my card making and not every link below is an affiliate one! 😊


Wednesday, 1 February 2023

Eight Stashbuster Birthday Cards



I'm starting off February with stash buster cards! Back in November, I went through an older 6 x 6" paper pad and made a few 'stacks', or 'card kits' out of some coordinating papers. I used a stitched rectangle die for the largest background panel and set the stacks off to the side to work on as I felt like it. 

Little by little I ended up with nine card fronts! I did them similar to the way I do my Sheetload of Cards, doing all the paper cutting and then adhering everything to the card base. THEN I decided what to use for the sentiments and decorative elements.

I went through my binder of pre-done embellishments (made years ago when we were in the mountains for weekends) and decided what elements worked with the different papers. Then I went through my odds & ends box to see if any of the circles/ovals/labels in there would work. I was able to use up a bunch of items both from the binder and the box!!  I shared a single card that didn't photograph well with these eight awhile ago and you can see that one ***HERE***


I used my MISTI to stamp the same verse inside all eight of the cards. It's from the Stamps of Life, the Lots of Birthday2Stamp.


Everything I used has been in my craft stash for so long, I doubt it's still available, so I'm not going to even bother listing the supplies. The cupcake was from Elizabeth Craft Designs, Ice Cream was from Sizzix, Patterned paper a Dear Lizzy Daydreamer pad, some stitched rectangles, leftover circles & labels etc.

Late last year I was asked how many cards I make but I didn't have a clear number. Since many of my posts include more than a single card or project, I thought it would be fun to keep track this year. 

Card Tally for 2023
January - 53 cards
February so far - 8 cards

Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Tropical Leaves Diagonal Z fold


I made this card for a friend for Happy Mail. I actually had the patterned paper out as I had used it for my February Sheetload of Cards ... so this is sort of a Sneak Peek of those! (The collaborators all share what they've made with the current month's Sheetload on the 2nd of each month). 

I have a walkthrough of this card on YouTube HERE:


I had bought the Z Fold With Layers die set (Divinity Designs) as soon as it came out several years ago, and love to get it out. While it's probably easy enough to create this type of CARD BASE without the dies - this one comes with the layering dies so all the patterned paper pieces fit perfectly. No math or measuring required!

The only thing I am not crazy about is the name ... while it IS technically a Z Fold card, it's very distinctive with that Diagonal cut line, so I always refer to it as a Diagonal Z Fold, or Diagonal Trifold card. 😊


I added touches of gold with leaves from Karen Burniston's Landscape Scene and of course a few Pinkfresh Studios butterflies. The sentiments are by Stampin' Up and I don't know if they are still available or not.

Above is the front view, and below the back ...


Usually I add a sentiment and signing block to the inside front, but for this one I added one to the back panel along with another greeting.



Additional Supplies:
Patterned paper - Tropicool Vibes, Linda Kanase
Green 12 x 12" cardstock - Bazzill
White cardstock
Botanical Blooms - Stampin' Up 
Happy Thoughts - Stampin' Up
Biggest Wish - Stampin' Up

This blog uses affiliate links whenever possible. This means, if you make a purchase through one of my affiliate links that you pay the same amount but I may receive a small commission from your purchase. I only link products that I own, love and use for my card making and not every link below is an affiliate one! 😊


Monday, 30 January 2023

Scottie Birthday Card


It's Masculine Card Monday here on my blog! I had been flipping through this older paper pad, which is by Sizzix and it's a 6 x 12" size. I was trying to decide if I liked this particular pattern or the reverse side of the paper, and realized it would make a great masculine card to donate to my Mom's old nursing home. I was also able to use up one of the leftover narrow strips in the paper pad on this 5 x 7" card.

I added the black punched Scottie dogs and the black sentiment on the front and stamped a greeting inside.


A couple of times recently, I was asked how many cards I make but I didn't have a clear number. Since a lot of my posts include more than a single card or project, I thought it would be fun to keep track this year. 
2023 Tally:  52 Cards

Additional Supplies
Patterned Paper - Fox Tails, a  6 x 12" pad by Sizzix (old, from my stash)
5 x 7 Card and envelope
White cardstock
Black cardstock
Scottie punch - Stampin' Up

This blog uses affiliate links whenever possible. This means, if you make a purchase through one of my affiliate links that you pay the same amount but I may receive a small commission from your purchase. I only link products that I own, love and use for my card making and not every link below is an affiliate one! 😊

Saturday, 28 January 2023

Cheerful Flower Shaped Card


Today I'm sharing a shaped card, which is the first one in my new series "Shaped Cards". If you would like to know more about my new monthly series click ***HERE***.  This one could also qualify for the series Throwback Fun Fold Cards, as it uses an older die set from The Stamps of Life.

I got it a few years ago, when we were travelling and away from my Mom. I sent her lots of cards for Happy Mail and made a number of them with this Flower Fold-Its. By the time we got home, she had a whole bouquet of flower cards on her sofa table and it looked so cheerful. It's been far too long since I've used this die set, and that is part of the reason I started these different series.


My Mother In Law has recently moved into assisted living, and I know she will be missing her garden. I will be sending this to her to brighten her day. The sentiment is a VERY old one from Stampin' Up.


A couple of times recently, I was asked how many cards I make but I didn't have a clear number. Since a lot of my posts include more than a single card or project, I thought it would be fun to keep track this year. 
2023 Tally:  51 Cards

Additional Supplies:
Flower Fold-Its - the Stamps of Life
White cardstock
Whimsical Words - Stampin' Up (long retired)

This blog uses affiliate links whenever possible. This means, if you make a purchase through one of my affiliate links that you pay the same amount but I may receive a small commission from your purchase. I only link products that I own, love and use for my card making and not every link below is an affiliate one! 😊

Friday, 27 January 2023

Magic Iris Anniversary Card


As I've mentioned in other posts this month, I am going to start running several different series, and today's card is the first in the Series: Magic IrisIf you would like more information on those plans, you can find them  ****HERE****.  

For this card I chose to make a 5 x 7" Anniversary card using older papers and stamps from my stash. Below you can see what happens when you start to slide the lever downwards ... the 'shutters' open to reveal the sentiment! 

It took me a long time to finally purchase the Magic Iris (by Lawn Fawn) and I haven't used it nearly enough. Thus the series ... by the end of the year I hope to have shared twelve different cards using this die set!


Inside, I popped up the element with one of Sam Calcott's cardstock springs. I stumbled on them back in November, and have been using them a lot since. I will link her card video below, and you can scroll through to see how she makes these springs.



If you would like to see Sam Calcott's video on these paper springs, click HERE.

I have been asked how many cards I make but I didn't have a clear number. Since many of my posts include more than a single card or project, I thought it would be fun to keep track this year. 
2023 Tally: 50 cards

Additional Supplies:
White cardstock
Sentiment on front - Whimsical Words, Stampin' Up (long retired)

This blog uses affiliate links whenever possible. This means, if you make a purchase through one of my affiliate links that you pay the same amount but I may receive a small commission from your purchase. I only link products that I own, love and use for my card making and not every link below is an affiliate one! 😊