Monday, December 11, 2017

Pop Up Tree Cards for all Seasons in my Latest YouTube Video


Learn how to make this winter snowy tree pop up scene using dies from Karen Burniston in my latest YouTube video that is live here.  Here are some more views of the card I share step by step how to make: 





I started with a pretty two sided cardstock and on the front I show how to do a lovely shadow effect with ink, a stencil, Deco Foil and Therm O Web Deco Foil Transfer Gel. Karen Burniston's Tree Pop Up Die Set makes popping up anything super easy which I demo in the video. I also share a spring or summer card and a fall colored tree pop up card so you can see the versatility of this die set. 

If you would like to win the three cards I show in this class video, simply watch the video here, comment and be a subscriber and you will be entered in the drawing (if you live in the U.S.)

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Scrapy Land. Thanks for watching, commenting, sharing and supporting me on my blog and at my YouTube channel, and for helping me #share the joy of creativity.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Merry Christmas Eclipse Card



I think the one technique from this year that I am still fascinated with is the eclipse technique where the popped up letters are stamped with the background. Here is another look at this one: 


Is it easier to see the dimension of the "Christmas" from this view? I stamped Penny Black's Poinsettia Script Background Stamp with red ink on a white cardfront, then cut out the Christmas using a Christmas block word die from Die-Namics. I layered the stamped words on two layers of  fun foam Christmas letters and glued them back in place. I added "merry" with I die cut in white and dark green using a Tim Holtz Script Holidays die.

Thanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

I Believe Christmas Card


I used some NBUS (never before used schtuff) on this Christmas card and am very happy with how it turned out. I started with the Blizzard Foil-Mate from Gina K and Therm O Web and foiled it with a Deep Blue Deco Foil, then cut it into the pieces and attached them onto a navy blue cardbase. I die cut the shadow Believe die from Simon Says Stamp out of the bottom piece, raised it with fun foam and attached that back in the negative die cut space. I die cut the word Believe from the same Simon Says Stamp set out of red and glued that on the blizzard shadow piece. Then I added some red pearls to finish the front. Here is a peak at the inside of the card: 

The Simon Says Stamp die set has a matching stamp set which I used on the inside along with a blizzard snowflake strip. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Double Display Christmas Card


If you follow me here on my blog or at my YouTube channel, you know I love pop up interactive fun fold cards, so when I saw this die set from Our Daily Bread, I just had to have it! One die set cuts and scores the Double Display card base, and the other cuts all the layers so they make this complicated looking card very easy to make! Here is another look so you can see all the folds and dimension:
I created the base out of a pretty two sided cardstock and cut the side layers out of the other side that looks like red gingham fabric. I cut the Christmas tree in the center out of the same two sided paper and followed the instructions on this video to make the folded  Christmas tree. I added some die cut sentiments from Memory Box and Penny Black to finish the card. Here is a look at the card folded up and ready to go into an A2 envelope:

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday. Thanks for helping me #spread the joy of creativity!

Monday, December 4, 2017

How to Make a Box Card Night Before Christmas Scene YouTube Video


I have seen some box cards with diorama scenes on Pinterest and decided to play with the idea to make this larger scene card that folds flat to mail. I show step by step how to make it in a new YouTube video I posted today on my channel here. Here are some more pictures:



I used some of my favorite dies from Lil' Inker, Memory Box, Die-Versions, Tim Holtz,  and Impression Obsession to make my Night Before Christmas scene, but of course you could use any stamps or dies you already own to decorate your own box card once you watch the video and learn how to make the box card that folds flat to mail. Here is a link to the new video. Thanks for watching, sharing,  commenting and subscribing.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Winter Fun 4 Kids at Send a Smile 4 Kids



It’s Saturday and time for another fun challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids! This time our challenge is: Winter Fun 4 Kids! Create and link any winter themed card that is appropriate for a child and you could win one of our great prizes.

We have two very generous sponsors for this challenge: Bugaboo is giving their winner 4 digis of their choice! And the winner from Kitchen Sink Stamps will receive a $25 gift certificate!

My card features the Winter Birds Friends digi from Bugaboo Stamps. I paper pieced the two winter friends and sponged the background. The “Hello there” is from Papertrey Ink.

 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Penguin Love Inner Stairstep Card

I received some pre-scored and cut stairstep cardbases from The Paper Cut and made this super simple and fun card for my grandson. I love to make interactive and pop up cards and these pre-scored and cut packages from The Paper Cut make that so easy! Once the inner stairstep card base was folded, all I needed to do was decorate it. I stamped the cute Baby Penguin Layering Stamp from Hero Arts with two shades of grey and black and dressed him with a red bowtie and hat. I used a Karen Burniston stitched die to make some snowbanks and added two Snowflake Ribbons from Poppy Stamps. The perfect sentiment stamps are from the same Hero Arts set. 

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp WednesdayThanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity!