Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Funny Bunny baby card

The Frantic Stamper Funny Bunny doesn't have to just be for Easter cards.  I used it on a baby card, putting it in the Frantic Stamper Tiny Envelope.  The background frame is the Frantic Stamper Elementals #7 Coved Labels set.

Here are the dies that I used to make this card.  All measurements of the dies are on the Frantic Stamper website at www.FranticStamper.com

Elementals #7 (FRA-DIE-09373)

Tiny Envelope with Insert and Stamp (FRA-DIE-09466)

Funny Bunny (FRA-DIE-09382)

Monday, March 30, 2015

Cardabilities Sketch Challenge #120

The Cardabilities Sketch for this challenge is #120 which looks like this:

You can see the post for the challenge and join along here:   http://cardabilities.blogspot.com/2015/03/sketch-reveal-120-sponsor-sami-stamps.html .

Sami Stamps is offering up Digital Images to one random cardmaker who links up their card no later then April 13th! 

  I used the Egg Cluster digital stamp by Sami Stamps for my card but chose to flip the sketch and leave off the sentiment:

If you happen to create a card based on Sketch #120, we would love for you to link up so we can peek too.  You also have the chance at the Sponsor Giveaway and Featured Designer.   Be sure to link up by April 13th!  

I chose to print the egg digital stamp on four separate sheets of colored cardstock (mint, teal, yellow and peach) and cut one egg from each sheet of paper.  I then cut out the dots and stripes from cardstock that wasn't used for the main egg itself and inked around the edges with black distress ink.  The circle dots on the eggs cut out perfectly using a 1/2" circle paper punch.

The Easter basket and all of it's fillings are Frantic Stamper dies.  I used the Sizzix Sun Rays embossing folder for the background and these dies:

Frantic Stamper Easter Basket and Bow FRA-DIE-09389

Frantic Stamper Easter Bunny & Chicks FRA-DIE-09129

Frantic Stamper Easter Icons FRA-DIE-09390

Frantic Stamper Petite Eggs FRA-DIE-09388

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Only 7 days until Easter

I actually am in a rush trying to make a few more Easter cards to mail out since I gave most of mine away to the hospital and friends.

I used the Frantic Stamper Easter Basket & Bow (FRA-DIE-09389), Script Happy Easter (-09393), Spring Ivy (-09451), Easter Bunny & Chicks (09129), and the tiny bow from Easter Icons (-09390).

Be sure to Like us on Frantic Stamper Facebook page and join in to win the dies that are being given away.  Go to https://www.facebook.com/franticstamper for all the details and to play along.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Frantic Stamper Giveaway -- Free dies

Go to the Frantic Stamper Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/franticstamper) and do the following to get your entry into the drawing for free dies:

GIVEAWAY time! Here's your chance to win dies from the Frantic Stamper Precision Die line! The dies included in this giveaway are listed on the photo below.
You have many chances to win! Do as many of the following as you'd like for extra entries:
1) Become a follower of the Frantic Stamper Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/franticstamper)
2) Like this post
3) Share this post on your FB page
4) Comment on this post with your favorite die from the Frantic Stamper Precision Die line (link is in the comments below)
5) tag your friends (no limit)
6) comment on the Frantic Stamper blog post that will go live at midnight on 3/28 (link is in the comments below)
7) Subscribe to the Frantic Stamper Newsletter (if you already subscribe, let us know that too!)
(To see a card made using these products, scroll down to see the video posted on 3/26.)
Giveaway is open through Saturday, April 4th at Midnight EST. Winner will be announced Easter Sunday! Good luck!

Home Sweet Home

Here's another card using Frantic Stamper's Suburb Houses, Stitched Scene Builder Edgers, Welcome Home Baby word dies, and the Sweet word die.

I embossed the blue part of the large heart by simply placing the cut out heart inside a cloud embossing folder and rubbing over the clouds that I wanted to emboss using the end of a glue pen.  This allowed me to emboss clouds only where I wanted them.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Welcome Spring

I wanted to make a card where I could use up the smallest flowers from the Petite Layering Posies that I cut for my last card.  I used the Medium Bare Elm by Frantic Stamper and covered it with the tiniest of the Petite Layering Posies and the tiniest leaves from the Petite Leaves set.  The intention was to make it look like a cherry blossom tree like the ones almost in full bloom in Washington, DC.

The hill is from the Stitched Scene Builder Edger and the deer is from the Buck and Doe set.  Spring is a word die all on it's own but I combined it with the word Welcome which comes from the Welcome Home Baby die set.

These are the dies used to make this card:

buck and doe

medium bare elm

petite layering posies

petite leaves

stitched scene builder edgers

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Pink floral Spring card

Here's a super quick card to make for almost any occasion.  I used the Petite Layering Posies and Petite Leaves both by Frantic Stamper, along with the Frantic Stamper Spring word die.

Once the flowers, leaves and greeting were all adhered to the front card panel, I ran the panel through my Cuttlebug with a plaid embossing folder.  then all I had to do was adhere some gems to the flowers and put the card panel on the front of an A2 card base.

I plan on using these flowers to make a lot more cards coming up since they come in three different sizes, all on one die.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Script Happy Easter card

If you are looking for a super quick and easy card to make, this card fits the bill perfectly.  I used the Script Happy Easter die by Frantic Stamper along with the tiny basket that is part of the  Easter Icons set.  I filled the basket with the smallest eggs from the Petite Eggs and put one grass clump behind the eggs using the grass that comes with the Easter Bunny and chicks die set.

Here are the products used to make this card:

Easter bunny and chicks FRA-DIE-09129

Easter Icons FRA-DIE-09390

Petite Eggs FRA-DIE-09388

Script Happy Easter FRA-DIE-09393

Monday, March 16, 2015

Blue and Gold Spring Card

These Petite Layering Posies make such cute flowers, especially when used with the Petite Leaves.  I cut the bottom layer of the flower on gold glitter cardstock using the largest die in the Petite Posies set, then cut the same size out again but on a designer paper that was gold and off white, then cut the middle size die on gold glitter cardstock again. I roll the flowers on a rubber mat using a stylus and then adhere them together, staggering the petals just slightly.  Fill in the centers of the flowers with a pearl and they are done.

I used the Diagonal Card Sketcher for the blue part on this card.  It cuts all the blue in one piece with the diagonal piece attached to the frame.  I just layered it on top of some designer paper that had gold foiled flowers on it.

To tie it all together, I cut out the word Spring on gold foil cardstock and cut the Petite Leaves using the same gold foil cardstock.  The Petite Leaves have these beautiful lines etched into the die so they really add dimension and a perfect touch to the gold leaves.

These are the dies that I used to make this card, all from Frantic Stamper:

Diagonal Card Sketcher

Petite Layering Posies

Petite Leaves

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Cardabilities Sketch #119 Challenge

Welcome to the new Design Team reveal at Cardabilities.
The sponsor for the March 15 challenge at Cardabilities is The Stamping Boutique.
Stamping Boutique

 You can see the challenge here and to play along:  http://cardabilities.blogspot.ca/2015/03/sketch-reveal-119-new-design-team-and.html .

This is the sketch for challenge #119:


The winner of this challenge will have their choice of two free digital images from The Stamping Boutique.  You have until March 28 to play along and link your card to the challenge.

This is the card I created for the challenge using the Baby with Cross digital stamp from The Stamping Boutique:

I used some paper with silver embossed stars on it from Michaels for the background.  Then I colored the stamp with colored pencils and cut out the circle around it.  I knew right away that I wanted to turn this into a dream catcher so I attached some Spellbinder feathers off to the side with the word dream on top.

You can see all of the design team's cards and projects on both the Cardabilities blog and facebook page.  Please "like" us on Facebook if you can:  https://www.facebook.com/Cardabilities

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Making a Scene (card)

Scene cards are my favorite type of card to make, and if I can make a scene inside a shape, that's even better.

I used the largest heart by Spellbinders for the background, the Stitched Scene Builder Edgers by Frantic Stamper for the grassy hills, Impression Obsession Evergreen Trees, Suburb Houses by Frantic Stamper, Welcome Home Baby by Frantic Stamper, Buck and Doe by Frantic Stamper, and cloudy sky embossing folder by Darice.

One thing I've been meaning to try and had time to do it today was to partially emboss a piece of paper using an EF and rubber mat, instead of running it through a machine and getting lines or embossing that I didn't want.

I wanted to emboss just the top part of the heart with the clouds, so I put the blue heart inside the embossing folder then put the folder on a foam mat.  I used the end of a glue pen (you could use a bone folder or just about any other flat surface) and rubbed over the top of the EF in the areas where I wanted the clouds to show.  This way I didn't have to have all the clouds on my heart, just a few.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Thank you butterfly

Here's another super quick and easy card to make.....................simply stamp a background stamp on the top panel to your card (4 x 5.25" in this case), then cut out a solid die such as the Large Solid Swallowtail Butterfly (FRA-DIE-09420) into the stamped background.  Put dimensional foam under the butterfly and adhere it back on to the card panel.

Happy Easter card

I wanted to make a card using both the Funny Bunny and the Easter Eggs #1 dies, but also wanted to keep the card fairly easy on the eyes since these eggs could really be decked out as much as you want them to be with all the fancy cut outs on them.

Using two shades of each color kept the tone of the card down somewhat and allowed me to still use the bunny without him getting too lost on the card.  I also used the Script Happy Easter die; all dies are from Frantic Stamper.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Bunny Bowling, Anyone?

When I lined these 3D bunnies up to take a picture of them, they reminded me of bowling pins.  You could actually use a small light-weight ball and line the bunnies up to bowl with; I'm sure the kids would love it.  They are quick to stand back up as they balance themselves perfectly every time.

I made these bunnies to show how you can use them as place cards for an Easter party.

The Funny Bunny die by Frantic Stamper is very easy to use to make these place cards.  All I did was cut out two of each color and poke out the ear, eye and nose pieces.  To make them stand, I simply scored a line across the top of the head of one of each color as shown below:

After scoring a line across the bunny's head right before where the ears start, reinforce the line by folding it back and forth in both directions.  Then I used a glue pen to put glue just on the ear loops and adhered  the bunny with the score line behind the other bunny.

Attach some name tags and you are all set to use these bunnies as your Easter party place cards.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Ribbon card technique

These cards are so quick and easy to make.............the last time I made a bunny one; this time I used the Frantic Stamper Large Solid Swallowtail die.

First I cut two panels out of white cardstock, both 4 x 5.25".  These will eventually fit on top of my card base which is an A2 card, 4.25 x 5.5" folded (8.5 x 5.5 unfolded).

Using just one of the panels, place the swallowtail die on it and run it through your die cut machine.
On the other panel, turn it horizontally and cover it with two sided tape.

Next you want to cut your ribbon in lengths of about 5 to 5.25" so they fit across the card.  You could do these vertically but I chose to do them horizontally.

Once your ribbon is all cut, start adhering them butted right up against each other on the panel with the two sided tape.  If you want to stamp a sentiment on it, it is easiest to do that before adhering the foam tape on the back.  When that is done, put foam dimensional tape on the back of the panel that you cut the butterfly into and adhere it to the top of the ribbon panel, centering it on all sides.

Cut out the center body of the butterfly and adhere it to the card.

You can also adhere the ribbon diagonally for this look:

So, what can you do with that extra butterfly that you cut out of your top panel, now that your card is done?  I made another card with it by inking the surface with distress ink then stamping some flowers on it with VersaFine black ink.  Simply attached it to another card base and now you have a second card.  You can also use the cutout pieces for tags on baskets or gifts.