Sunday, May 31, 2015
Happy Sunday! Today's card features the Simon Says stamp June card kit and a quick and easy card technique. I used the Island Blue for my card base. The technique is called Fancy Fold Corner card. I have a linked to the video that Dawn Griffith does for this card. It really is a lot easier than I thought it would be I was a little nervous at first but it was easy peasy. My card base is a standard A2 card. Once the base is cut and scored, line the left side up with the 3" mark across the top of your trimmer. Your trimmer guide should also have markers along the cutting guide. I have the Fiskars trimmer with the wire guide. On your cutting guide line it up at 2 1/2 and cut down to 4 7/8". I know what you are thinking but it is super easy. Once you have this cut, turn your card and line the side up with the 3" mark across the top of the trimmer and 3" on the cutting guide ruler. Your previous cut should be lined up with the 3" mark on the guide. Cut from 3" up to 5/8". Once you have you cutting done, you can put the trimmer to the side. Looking at your card, you want to to push on the cut corner and this is how you "flip" it. You will want to adhere the corner down so the card doesn't continue to "flip" but be careful that you don't put adhesive in the opening on the inside of the card. Once you have the corner glued down your 'square' on the front measures 3". I cut my panels to 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 and the next panel is 2 1/2 x 2 1/2. I used a piece of the Sunshine Yellow which is hard to see in the photo and the next panel is a piece of the Sunshine Doodlebug that comes in the kit. For my image, I used another piece from the patterned paper. It is the one that says "You are My Sunshine". Once you cut it out it is 2 x 2 piece. I took one the Sun epoxy sticker and put that in the corner of my image. I used a piece of the rainbow washi tape along the score fold. I stamped "you make me happy" in Memento Tuxedo black under the image and on the inside I stamped "wishing you lots of smiles". The top picture shows what it looks like once you get it together. The bottom photos is the card closed. So that is the card for today. Thanks for stopping by. Come and create something with me. Andi
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Happy Saturday! Today I did some projects using the May Paper Pumpkin. The first picture is one where I made the bag that you were suppose to. I didn't stamp the balloon strings but other than that I did exactly what the direction specified. This is the only one where I "followed directions" I used sketches for layout ideas but for the most part just created as I went. In the second picture I used the balloon stamp that comes in the kit and the Island Indigo ink. I drew the strings on with my Zig Writer. I stamped one balloon full strength and then without re-inking the stamp, stamped again. I used one of the banners that comes with the kit. I used the ink and brushed it on the edges of the banner and then stamped the "celebrate" that comes with the stamps. I trimmed around the negative space of the balloon to create a frame. I adhered one of the panel pieces and turned the card so that the fold was on the side. I adhered the banner across the stamps balloons on the circle that comes in the kit. I adhered the frame down and added the circle to the balloon frame. I didn't stamp anything on the inside so I could add a sentiment to the inside and makes this a congrats, birthday, or a good job card. The next card I made so the fold was on the side as well. I took one of bags that comes in the kit and cut the rounded flap off. I wanted to mention that the bags in this kit are made with heavy duty card stock. I still have several bags left that I could make into gift bags....anyway. I adhered the the flap so that the flat side was against the fold of the card. I trimmed off the extra that is there because the flap is larger than the card base. I then took a couple pieces of the yellow tissue paper and trimmed it down so that I could use it to create a color
Rachel Tessman, she usually does two videos of alternate projects including scrapbook layouts. Thanks for stopping by. Come and create something with me. Andi
Friday, May 29, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Before I get to today's card, I wanted to share a funny story with you. I was preparing my card for today's post and I wanted to use this week's Mojo Monday sketch. I cut the card base and was just finishing up the shaker part of the card when I realized that I had adhered my shaker window on the card but my card base was upside down. Oy! What a day but I liked the card so I am posting it anyway. I used the Simon Says Stamp June card kit again. I cut the base from the Schoolhouse Red. I used a sheet of the patterned paper with the Popsicles. The base is cut at 3.5 x 11 and scored at 5.5. My Popsicle piece is 3 1/4 x 5 1/4. I used a left over piece of the teal pattern paper which I the width of the pattern piece. I created the the double end banner piece out of another leftover piece of the Sunshine Yellow. I cut two of the "smile" pieces and adhered them together and covered them with Daffodil Delight ink. My shaker frame is from Stampin' UP! My sequins are all Doodlebug and I picked colors close to my papers. Then because I did like that the frame showed, I took some lime green doodle twine and wrapped it around the circle. All in all it is still cute, just a little wrong. My sister wants to give it to her friend so we will see. I got my May Paper Pumpkin so I will be sharing projects using that as well. Thanks for stopping by. Come and create something with me. Andi
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Happy Wednesday! Today's card features the products from the June Simon Says Stamp card kit. We have been experiencing a LARGE amount of rain lately. So I haven't seen the sun much lately so I was wanting something bright. I used the Sunshine Yellow card stock. I cut it at 4 1/4 and then scored it at 5.5. I cut the "smile" from white card stock twice and used my Ranger Multi-Matte medium to adhere them together. I used this specifically because it will dry clear. Once I had them together, I took my Daffodil Delight Light blend-ability and colored my die cut. Then I topped it with clear Wink of Stella. Now I didn't allow enough time to dry between layers so there isn't as much glitteryness (made up word..lol) as there normally is. I stamped the sun in Daffodil Delight and then stamped the sunglasses in black. I think that is so stinking cute. I covered both of those in Wink of Stella. I wasn't really sure what I was going to get when I started but I took three of the patterned papers and cut 1/2 strips and then cut them in half and made banner ends. One of the reasons I love Doodlebug Designs paper is because it is easy to match it other paper products. They are normally very complimentary papers. I used a solid teal color, a yellow with
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Simon Says Stamp June 2015 Card kit. I purchase this kit because I loved the smile die cut that comes in the kit and was excited that it featured Doodlebug Designs patterned paper and accessories. The kit is $29.95 plus shipping and handling. If you subscribe, I believe the kit is slightly less expensive and is delivered automatically. In this month's kit, you receive the "Happy & Smile" stamp set, an entire roll of rainbow washi tape, epoxy stickers, five sheets of card stock (8.5 x 11) and the 6 x 6 partial pad of Doodlebug Designs patterned paper called Sunkissed. I didn't count but I think you get 12 sheets of the patterned paper and it is double
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Thursday, May 21, 2015
Jennifer McGuire. The other day she posted videos show casing these new watercolor markers. What makes these marker unique is that fact that they have a real brush tip so it is sturdier than normal markers. I purchased my set from Voice of Japan via Amazon. I got the set of 24 but you can also purchase them individually. I wanted to experiment with these markers so I did a quick color. The image I used is from Stampin' UP!, Sweetbriar Rose. I used my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to my coloring. I tried to get photos to show the great sparkle you get from using the Wink of Stella pen but it is
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
did. I followed most of her same steps. If you watch her video, you will see that she did a black mat for the white inside of the card. I didn't do that. I also made my cards top fold rather than side fold cards. On the card in the bottom photo, I took my Sakura Stardust pen and colored some of the leaves. One of the things Dawn says in the video is how great this designer paper looks under the vellum. In these photos my card bases are Bermuda Bay and the image is mounted on a sheet of Coastal Cabana. I used
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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