Friday, June 27, 2014

Birthday cards

Just two cards I made recently...........when taking a break from gardening.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Card in a Box birthday card

The idea behind the card in a box is that it folds up flat and fits nicely into an envelope, in this case an A2.

There are all sorts of videos online on how to make these.  This card is going to my niece who is turning 13.  I used rolled up dollar bills for the candles but be careful not to use any adhesive on them or they could rip when being taken apart.  This was also my first attempt at the card in a box so I hope to be able to make more later on.  They are super easy to make with just a few score lines and a few cut lines.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Faux snake skin Wallet card

This could be a Father's Day card or a birthday card for any guy.  I have a nephew turning 16 soon so this is his birthday card:

The way I do faux snake skin is to emboss the cardstock in any embossing folder; in this case, I used a bubbles folder by Cuttlebug.  Then use your Versamark ink and rub the ink pad over the entire card.  Sprinkle on some clear embossing powder and use the heat gun to melt it.

I attached the balloons (Martha Stewart punch) onto strips of clear acetate and made some pockets for the inside of the wallet.  Attached some square metal embellishments to the front (Michaels).

You can see a video on how to make faux alligator skin  with Deb Valder here:

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Tri-shutter card

 I taught a class on how to make tri-shutter cards last year and no one could believe how simple they were.  There are a few score lines and cuts which take no time at all.

Friday, June 6, 2014

White Spellbinder's Cards

Not my typical kind of card -- I don't usually have a die cut through the front panel but saw this on Pinterest and figured I would give it a try.  Sorry, I lost the link to the original maker of the card idea but the original card can be seen below as card #3:

The above card was the one I got the idea from; however, that card is very big, bigger than a 5x7.  I prefer to keep my cards 5x7 at the largest, mostly smaller than that.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Martha Stewart Deco Fan corner punch card

I found another way to use the corner punch that is part of the Martha Stewart Deco Fan Punch Around the Page set, in addition to punching around a circle.  Leave the side flaps on the punch closed and just punch a bunch of the corner punch deco fans randomly on a piece of paper, then cut them out from the paper.  Adhere to the back of an oval and it looks like you've die cut a fancy oval using a die.  The stamp is from PaperTrey Ink.

I got the idea from Ewen Style here:

This is the corner punch as part of the punch around the page set:

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Pullout Frame card

I saw a video by Frenchie Stamps on how to make Pullout frame cards here:

This is my first attempt at the card.  I think next time I will stamp something on the tag at the top.  The tag itself gets adhered to the pullout flap to reveal what you have stamped on the inside of the card.

the above photo shows how the flap lifts up to reveal the hidden message.

It was a fairly easy card to make.