We have quite a few birthdays coming up in the next few weeks. LOTS of birthdays! Pinterest offered the inspiration for this card.
I love the retro look in the way the triangle shapes are organized. This was the first card I cut on the new machine (#skycut) and I was amazed at how quickly the machine cut everything but the card base. It was probably less than 1 1/2 minutes from start to finish.
A little inking around each of the triangles. The word "birthday" is a stamp from a Tim Holtz set, embossed with white detail embossing powder from Ranger. The enamel dot is from FSJ. Paper is from SU, FSJ, Bazill and AC.
This card is so adaptable for other occasions as well. Change out the words, papers and even the font if you'd like to suit the occasion. Looking forward to making a few with some of the digital papers I have in my stash....
Off to cut and make a stack! Hoping you have some creative time planned in the next few days! Enjoy!
Today is the final reveal... Another simple tag and using stamps from my stash.
Find a fun snowflake and place on your tag and if desired, using the eCal software, choose path and back minus front. Design your sentiment. It's a little difficult to read Christmas on this one... sorry about that. Use the foil quill to draw and then cut the tag. I cut a second tag for the background piece.
Stamp the tree. I chose to use a color that would give a faint image, then added some background color. Add a little snow to the branches if desired using a white gel pen. Add some sparkle. Set aside. (Stamp is from SU, retired)
Stamp the front of the tag. (Snowflake stamp is from Pink and Main, retired) I decided to heat emboss with some detail white embossing powder,
I fell a little behind and found quick and easy way to create a cute card.
These 4 cards were quick and easy - just a few pieces of cardstock, a couple of stamps, a little ink ...and some tape. (click on the image for a larger view)
You'll need: Stamps are retired sets from Stampin Up! (Outlined Occasions, Because I care), Inks from Stampin Up and FSJ; Paper - AC Cardstock Scor-Tape
For each card: *The card base is cut 4.5 x 11 inches. Score at 5.5 and at 6.5. Crease the 5.5 in a mountain fold and the 6.5 mark in a valley fold. Cut 2 additional pieces of colored stock at 4 x 4.25 and 3.5 x 3.75. Cut 3 pieces of white or off white stock at 3.75 x 4 and 3.25 x 3.5 and .75 x 4.
*Use your electronic cutting machine to make quick work of these cuts! 1 12x12 piece for the base and colored pieces. About a 1/2 sheet of 8.5 x11 for the 3 white cuts. I used the eclips2 and eCal 3 to make my cuts.
Stamp the narrow strip multiple times with the floral stamp. Set aside. The smaller white piece is also stamped in the lower left corner. Stamp off if desired for a little more muted effect. Stamp the sentiments in the upper right hand corner.
Pair the smaller color and white stock and adhere to make one "framed" layer. Repeat for the remaining white and colored stock. Center and adhere the smaller layered pieces to the larger pieces and adhere to the front of the card. Center and adhere the floral strip to the left side of the card.
Open the card. Add some tape to the area between the score lines and secure.
Personalize the inside of the card as desired.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing a bit of your time here today. Looking forward to sharing some additional ideas and makes with you in the very near future!
Life gets a little crazy around here with birthdays in the spring and with 10 grands I need to come up with something a little different for each.
Since I started the year with Holden's interactive card, I figured I'd best get designing a few more for the rest of the grands that have birthdays coming up on the calendar. It's going to be a busy Spring!
This card is inspired by a card I saw on Instagram (MFT Stamps). Reminds me of a fairy tale. How about you?
eCal3 has a gradient tool and it makes it easy to add colors to make the perfect sky! You can save your presets too! Fill a rectangle using the gradient tool and set it to print to cut. Create a shadow layer, set as print 2 cut cut layer. I made the castle turret using basic shapes and using the pattern fill, and also set that as print to cut. I used one of the unicorns from a Crafting Desert Diva digital set -- resized to fit. You can also fill the hills and trees using patterns from your digital paper collection OR use scraps from your patterned papers. All pieces are cut using the eclips2. Have a stash of foam squares for added dimension ready -- you'll need them! I used the eBrush and Tombow USA markers to add a little shading to the clouds and to the 'hills."
If desired, create a sliding tab mechanism and attach the braid to the slide. Pulling the slide will pull the braid up a bit inside the turret. Pulling the end of the braid lengthens the braid for the interactive component. I added a couple of layers of primary colored card stock to add a little bit of contrast and secured to a card base.
I know the stamping is a little messed up.... dang it all! Will try a little more blending to see if I can fix it for a more shaded look.
Thanks for taking a few minutes out of your busy day and stopping by. Hope you have some creative time scheduled on your calendar and soon! Enjoy! We'll be back again soon... there's more Spring birthdays ahead!
Single layer cards have been a challenge at times, but this one went together quickly! And it was FUN!
You'll need: Crazy Birds Stamp set (Sizzix - Tim Holtz) Water color pencils Card Stock staz-on ink (gray) ink pad (light brown) watercolor brush Sentiment stamp (Be a Blessing Collection - Latina Crafter) Stencil (Puntos - Latina Crafter) eBrush background stamp (retired-Stampin' Up!) Sharpies Sakura gel pen
Stamp the bird on your card stock. You can go ahead and fill with color as desired. I used watercolor pencils and a watercolor brush to blend the colors. Let dry. If desired, highlight here and there with a Sakura gel pen.
You can stamp and cut a second bird as a mask. Spray the back with repositionable adhesive and lay the mask on the bird.
Now the rest of the fun begins. For my background, I chose a "wordy" background stamp and using some brown ink stamped it on the card - with the mask in place.
Next I picked 3 complimentary colors of markers and using the eBrush and the Puntos stencil added a bit of color randomly... moving the stencil as needed.
I also used a marker to edge the cardstock and trimmed it just a tad - this will be matted and placed on an A4 card base for gifting to someone special.
Hope you'll make some time to do something you enjoy this week. Have fun and do something creative!
is just what is needed when you're moving across the country and there's another holiday coming up quickly.
and this is perfect if you have some scraps you can use too... (most of my papers are still packed away! So grab your eBrush, some markers and let's get started!
You'll need: Teresa Collins acrylic paper (Wanderlust Gold dots -- I used the silver back side of the paper) Gray/white/black card stock (card base and number cut outs)Electronic die cutting machine - use a font from your library for the numbers stamp Happy New Year sentiment metallic thread in silver paper piercer and guide
eBrush (SN and SP adapters); silver sharpie and black marker
Design and cut your numbers. I cut the top layer once and a shadow layer 2x. Stack the shadow layers and adhere together. Using the ebrush spray black. Set aside. Spray the top layer silver and then stack on the top of the shadow layer. You can adhere with a drop of glue if you'd like. Set aside.
Cut a piece of the acrylic paper and the black cardstock to 4.25 and 5.50 inches. With the black on the bottom and silver dots face up, use the paper piercer to create a zig-zag pattern in the upper left and lower right corners. Using the metallic thread, stitch the two pieces together. Secure the threads by weaving on the back side of the black paper. Place the numbers in order on the front of the stitched card and stitch the numbers in place. The numbers may swing a little if you like or you can secure them with a glue dot or small bit of tape. Mine or hanging free and move when the card is moved.
Once you've secured the numbers to the card front, secure the front to the card base. Add the sentiment to the lower front of the card, one on the inside and it's ready for delivery!
We're so excited to ring in the new year in our new home along the Wasatch Front! Wishing you the best the new year has to offer and lots of creative time as well.
Time to get started on some Christmas cards! I'll be packing up the craft room soon -- so not much time left. Need to get a move on!
I've been wanting to create some Bendi cards for a while -- I was so happy when I saw this set from Dreaming Tree recently! Thanks, Leo and Kyle for another great kit to work with!
Hoping you'll like my version as much as I like theirs.
You'll need: eBrush SN, SP and AD with foam cushion hack Markers (Sharpie, Spectrum Noir, Stampin' Up Classic) White cardstock electronic cutting machine and software Ode To Joy (Bendi card by Dreaming Tree) Versa Mark Ink White embossing powder embossing folders as desired (for "wall" and tree) Cut n' Buss Glue, pop dots (platform and plates) mini-half pearls (colored with deep red marker) background stamps (CTMH retired; Stampin' Up! and unknown) heat gun
For this project, I cut all my pieces in white cardstock since I wanted to create some fun texture and to play with color using the eBrush.
Emboss the "wall" and the tree with the desired embossing folders and the Cut n' Boss. Spray with colors as desired. Embellish as desired.
Using a gold sharpie, color the top layer of the sentiment, (Ode to Joy) and the centers of the O's and D. Set aside. Color the ribbon and bow layer with the gold marker as well.
Using the Versamark ink and a stamp, stamp the layers of the presents, sprinkle white embossing powder generously to ensure coverage. Tap off the excess. Heat emboss the paper. Add the desired color using the eBrush. Wipe off any excess color so the white embossed area shows through. Repeat for the other two layers and the windows.
Using the Assembly video available here, complete the process of putting the card together.
Here's another picture of my completed project. I'm in love with it. I'm hoping to get a dozen or more of these cut and completed shortly.
Hope you'll have some time to spend in your craft room soon! Wishing you some happy creative time.
Oh, I just love Dreaming Tree's 3-D paperscapes! They're awesome and easy to put together. Leo and Kyle have done an amazing job in making these files available to paper crafters everywhere! You can find this file here.
My challenge was to make some patterned paper panels and to color the inserts using the eBrush and markers or inks/paints. I chose to use Spectrum Noir markers for this project. I also used a retired SU background stamp and Latina Crafter's Puntos stencil! Perfect pair for this Halloween decor project.
I cut all my pieces on my Sizzix eclips2 with eCal2 on white cardstock with the exception of the 2 box frame pieces which are cut in black. Once all your pieces are cut, choose your colors and get busy! I used some Ranger Vintage paper colored ink and stamped the background. If you look really close on the box panels, you'll see some random lines. I used the grey marker very lightly to cut the white before adding the other colors. I really like how this turned out.
Don't forget to add a little more depth to your piece by spraying again with one of your colors. It really helps a lot. I'm not showing the inserts because I forgot to get a pic before I started putting this together. OOPS! Following the step by step instructions in the following video, you can put this paperscape together very quickly.
I added a stamped sentiment from House Mouse -- and heat embossed the Boo! with some black enamel embossing powder from Ranger. Easy stuff!
Don't forget to give your bats some eyes! Small gems or in this case, I purchased a few bags or pearlescent sequins and the center punches were in the bag. They make perfect eyes for these small cuts!
We invite you to join us in our Sizzix Eclips Facebook challenge. The Challenge ends November 5th! So don't delay! If you're not a member yet, join. We have a fabulous goody available on our page only for every member of the group! We'd love to have you play along! #fallforebrush
You'll need: Wooden Tags (1 1/2" x 3 1/4) from Latina Crafter Stencils Latina Crafter Wood Veneers, Feliz Cumpleanos Craftwell eBrush, AD Adapter (with foam cushion hack) Craftwell Siphon adapter, siphon cup Classic Markers (Stampin' Up!) Ink refills in coordinating colors Acrylic craft paint Modge Podge Scotch Quick Dry Glue Electronic Die Cutting Machine (Sizzix eclips2, eCal2) Craftwell Cut-n-Boss and plates TC Pocket Dies (Lucky Tag) Cardstock (white or light gray) Ribbon or twine Foam brush (for paint and Modge Podge Application0 embossing folder*
Tag 1: Paint all the tags white. I only did one side and covered the back side with some stenciled and eBrushed paper
Using the eBrush with the markers, create an ombre effect using 3 markers as desired and the Puntos stencil.
Lightly edge the tag with gray or brown marker
Cut the SO using your die cutting machine. You can ungroup the 'O' and remove the inner circle and replace it with a heart.
Weld the S and the O so they cut as one unit.
Change to the siphon adapter, with a small amount of ink, spray the die cut. set aside to dry.
Apply a light coat of modge podge to the tag. Lay the SO on the tag as desired and set aside to dry.
You can apply another light coat of Modge Podge when the first has dried.
If you apply something to the back of the tag, seal it with Modge Podge as well.
Tag 2: Cut the Lucky tag using the Cut-n-Boss using the sandwich as described below:
Stencil the Lucky Tag with the Banner stencil from the Feliz Cumpleanos set. Use the eBrush with the AD Marker adapter and the SU markers.
If desired for a little more texture and interest, emboss the are above the lettering with an embossing folder of your choice using the Cut-n-Boss with the following sandwich: Add a strip of contrasting color to the back of the Lucky Tag for a little more interest.
With the ebrush and a gray marker, add some gray along the edge of the tag.
Apply a light coat of Modge Podge to the wooden tag and place the Lucky Tag centered on the tag. Let dry. Apply a "dusting" of gray along the edge of the tag. Apply a second coat of Modge Podge to seal the tag.
Finish the back of the tag as desired.
Tag 3: Using the eBrush and marker and the Balloon Stencil from the Feliz Cumpleanos, add some color to the tag.
Cut a 2 using your die cutting machine, color using the siphon adapter.
Edge the tag with a light 'brushing" of gray along the edges. I also spattered some gray on the tag.
Apply a light coat of Modge Podge and add the 2 while the coat is still wet. Let dry.
Use some scotch quick dry glue to add the banner veneer cut. When that has dried, brush on a second coat of Modge Podge. Let dry.
Finish back of tag as desired.
Tag 4: Cut a paper tag using the electronic cutting machine -- I chose the word celebrate for my tag.
eBrush the Hat Stencil onto the tag using a marker. Add a bit more color using another marker. Allow the marker to splatter here and there.
Add some gray to the edge of the wooden tag. Add a light coat of Modge Podge, while it's still wet, center the paper tag and let dry.
Add highlights if desired and a second coat of Modge Podge.
Finish the back and seal with Modge Podge and set aside with the rest of the tags.
Tag 5: Ebrush and stencil using the Puntos Stencil again.
Add some gray to the edges.
Choose a photo as a focal point and trim to size as needed.
Use that Modge Podge again to seal the wood and as "glue" for the photo to the tag.
When that has dried, add a few dabs of glue to the back of the Veneer hat. You can apply a second coat of Modge Podge if you'd like.
Finish the back as desired and be sure to sign your project.
My husband is celebrating a milestone birthday this year, so I'm planning some extra goodies for him. He usually doesn't read my blog, so I hope he won't take a huge interest until AFTER his birthday! LOL
By the way, every tag album needs a container.... stay tuned that's up next!
Thanks for dropping by! Hope you'll be spending some time in your craft space creating soon!
Last week after going through my stash, I discovered I didn't have enough thank you notes to get me through the rest of the month! So I turned to my trusty eclips, eCal and pen tool and created an easy card front. Thanks to Pinterest for the inpsiration once again!
Open eCal. Go to the shapes library and drag and drop a horizontal rectangle on the mat. Size as needed. I sized mine to 5" W x 3.75" H. Click on the Text tool and choose your font. I used Samantha Upright for the YOU using all lower case. I ungrouped the text image and removed the inner part of the O and replaced it with a heart resized to fit in the spot. Group and make sure that the letters are welded.
Choose the Text tool again. Type in your additional words... I chose "are absolutely AMAZING" for the rest of the sentiment. Make sure that you set each word as Draw (pen) in the tools section on the right hand panel. Size as needed and place on the rectangle as desired. Using the Cutter tab on the tool bar, check Preview to make sure what part of your image is going to cut and which will be done using the pen. If you like what you see, you can fill the page with additional images as desired. I cut four at a time using an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of cardstock.
To finish the card, I picked up a stencil and using the ebrush stenciled the leaf and vine using an old Stampin' Up marker and a matching ink pad to ink in a little additional background. Frame this with a color of your choice and place on your cardbase.
These are quick and easy to make. Thanks for dropping by! Stay tuned, more crafting on tap!