For this one I made a shaped card in Cricut design space using the frame in Cricut Ultimate Creative Sampler Cartridge.
I cut the entire card base from Ivory card stock and scored down the center to fold in half. I used a deep burgundy red to back a pretty orange pattern paper that has a cracked vintage look to it. I cut the three main larger leaves in fall colors from the Cricut cartridge Winnie the Pooh and friends. Using my smallest die in the set I cut the stitched fishtail flag banner from MFT for my sentiment stamp. The banner was still a little bit long so I trimmed it on the left side after I was finished stamping in the wild honey distress ink. The Happy Thanksgiving stamp is from Celebration Scripty Sayings – Lawn Fawn. I added a couple of plastic orange leaves with a golden metal Brad to cover the end that I trimmed. I placed a golden metallic dew drop halfway down along the edge on either side of the card front where the design stuck out. For the corners at the bottom I added just leaves ... at the top corners I added the scroll as well. These are all cut from Spellbinders decorative accents, Victorian garden curved square die set. Again I kept this card very simple and masculine for one of the guys on my list.
I decided to work on some Fall cards this week. This one is simple and fun with lots of texture. I cut a standard A2 size card out of Kraft card stock for a landscape style card that folds at the top. Using lots of fall colored papers from my scrap bin and following a sketch & color challenge over at YNS... this is what I came up with.
Happy fall embossing border folder - Darice. I cut that out with a stitched fishtail flag stax die from MFT, I then put the fishtail and back into the die to cut it off straight cutting off the embossed Y'all with leaves too so that I could have stitching all the way around in a rectangle shape in the size I needed. I ran the gold section of card stock through my leaf swirls embossing folder which is also from Darice. I cut the label out twice once from Kraft card stock and then from the golden pattern paper to layer on top. This was cut from the spellbinders labels Ten die. The pumpkin is from Cricut CM cheerful seasons cartridge. I used an orange pattern paper for the pumpkin that has like a cracked paint look to give it some texture too. To accent the label I added gold metallic dew drops to the center on either side. For the other four spots that the label sticks out I added some golden dew drops there as well. I accented each of the top corners of the Happy Fall banner panel with two golden yellow leaves I found in my stash that were cut from spellbinders decorative accents, Victorian garden curved square. I kept this card very simple and masculine for one of the guys on my list.
If y'all haven't noticed by now... my favorite color is purple! Pink is a close runner-up though lol. I am really happy how this Christmas card turned out, it is perfect for my BFF because purple is her favorite color also.
I used an A2 sized card base - portrait style, fold at the top that I cut from heavyweight white card stock. For the purple embossed panel... first I embossed with my Darice snowflake swirl embossing folder. Then I used my Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shape dies using the largest rectangle to cut that panel out. After that I used my MFT stitched scallop basic edges 2 die set to cut the fancy edge on the bottom.
I also cut a similar size craft foam sheet to use as a backer to pop this whole panel up. For the beautiful snowflakes I took a foil baking sheet and attached it to a heavyweight card stock with a scotch glue stick to repurpose it. I used various snowflake dies to cut out four different snowflakes. For the largest one I left all of the little innie pieces inside. Two of the four snowflakes I colored with my spectrum noir PL4 marker to really make the snowflake stack pop and bring the colors all together! I used glue dots instead of foam to layer them all up so the stack didn't get too thick. I added a large purple dew drop to the center. I thought this sentiment stamp, Snowflakes are kisses from heaven would be perfect for this card... I stamped with a purple heliotrope pigment ink and then went over that with VersaMark ink. Then heat embossed with clear enamel embossing powder. I added a few more smaller purple dew drops as accents near the bottom.
For the inside I used the same Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes rectangle that I inked the edges of with the purple heliotrope ink then I attached the bottom section of the panel cut from the front to the very bottom. I used another sentiment from that same stamp set that I used for the front this time saying there's Snow friend like you, using the same purple heliotrope Ink. I took the center of the top snowflake from the front and placed it as the dot over the i in friend. I stamped another sentiment underneath that says wishing you a merry Christmas in a darker purple violet pigment ink, that one is from Inkadinkado penguin pandemonium stamp set.
Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I'm creating in my craft room this week.
This is another fun SVG card file from www.creativekuts.com that she will be offering as part of her November card train cargo.
I used a very light purple recollections card stock for the portrait card base that I folded at the top. The pretty blue plaid with the purples and different blues in it plus the purple plaid for his cap & scarf and the snowflake paper on the slider layer are all from an old 4X6 Christmas paper stack that I got from Oriental trading Company years ago. For the blue plaid layer I used my stitched rectangle die to cut that and it is from Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes. The SVG file of course has a cut for that layer if you would like, I just happen to really like the stitched look on my cards when I can. For the slider Layer I ended up using a dime instead of a penny because it was kind of a tight fit next to the edge of the track. I also of course added lots of foam tape behind the snowflake panel to give the room needed for the slider mechanism inside to run freely along the track. I sprayed both of the snowflake pieces with a sticky adhesive and then covered with a fine white glitter. Then I added a little bit of purple glitter to the top snowflake before I adhered them together with foam tape. I added a pretty purple dew drop for the center of the snowflakes. What an adorable little snowman... the shirt paper is from DCWV scraps I believe. For the snowman's lower body, hands, fur trim and ball on his cap I added clear wink of Stella glitter marker to all of those pieces for a nice sparkle and shine. The adorable face is from Peachy Keen stamps - Basic Paper Dolls. I added some peach colored chalk to the cheeks and dotted white gel pen in the eyes.
For the sentiment tag I stamped the sentiment "A snowflake is winter's butterfly" from a new Christmas stamp set that I recently purchased. I really like that sentiment! I used my embossing buddy over white card stock and then first stamped with a Pigment Violet purple color box cats eye ink. I then cleaned my stamp and then inked up with clear versaMark & using my stamping tool I stamped exactly over the same spot. I then used clear enamel embossing powder & then Embossed with my heat gun. I love love love how this purple embossing turned out.
For the inside of the card I used my Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2
die to cut two strips out of the matching blue plaid paper. I used my Simon says stitched rectangle again for the white Layer, then I added the stitched scallop blue plaid strips to the top and bottom and trimmed off the excess on either side for each piece. I stamped the sentiment in the lightest purple (Heliotrope) to match up with the base of the card ... that stamp set is from a card maker kit from years ago I believe. I also used a snowflake stamp from that same set first stamping in a light blue that matched with some colors in the card. For that one I pushed kind of hard on the stamp. I then lightly stamped over in the light purple with the same snowflake just barely kissing the first stamping and it gave it a nice purple inner layer. I used one of my stitched scallop oval dies to cut out the sentiment and then inked the edges in the lightest purple (Heliotrope) before popping up on foam dots on one half and adhering over the slider layer then added my snowman in the same manner.
I really had fun with this card, I love making and giving inneractive and different cards than just the normal. Thanks again Cheryl for another fun card file.
Hello crafters. Cheryl over at www.creativekuts.com sent me this awesome SVG card file and I went crazy and had a blast with it.
Originally I planned to put the pumpkin basket on the front of the card on the fence but the fence turned out so spectacular after I embossed it with the crafters companion wood grain folder, which I added walnut stain distress ink directly inside folder before embossing Kraft card stock... I really didn't want to cover it up! So instead I created a sign with one of my stitched ticket dies and stamped grateful for you from Crafters Companion - Autumn Morning coordinating Stamp Set. I pierced a hole in each corner and added some Brown and white bakers twine to hang the sign over the fence and attaching in place with glue dots under the sign. I used one of the sunflower cuts from the card file to decorate here plus added an extra green swirl under it from a spellbinders die set. For the pumpkin basket panel which is part of the SVG file that all layered together fabulously. I love how easy it was with the outlines of the pumpkins in the basket very very easy to piece together. After adhering the three main pieces together I then found some pretty gold foil accented Scraps and cut the bands for the basket. I used six large Brad's and popped up the bands with strips of craft foam I cut to fit under them. I then attached the swirly leaves and the pretty sunflowers which I added gold perfect pearls to the flower centers including the center of the one on the fence.
For the next three panels inside I used some of my dies to create pretty frames. The large center frame and the matching one on the left panel are from Spellbinders Decorative Accents Victorian Garden Decorative Curved Square Dies. The one on the right is from Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Three die set, I cut that out of a matching pattern paper and I created a shadow layer out of Kraft card stock with my SNC2. I used the small accent spellbinders die from Victorian Garden to add the little green leaves and swirls everywhere. I also took more of the gold perfect pearls and painted over the large kraft leaves on both of the spellbinders frames to add even more shimmer and shine.
Both of the Stamps on the inside frames are from Craftin Desert Divas - The left panel is from Craftin Desert Divas Hey Pumpkin Stamp Set and the right is from Craftin Desert Divas Simply Holidays Wordart Stamp Set. All of the stamps are done with a brown pigment ink.
The pattern papers I used for all the panels are two different sheets from the 12 x 12 stack The Sasha Collection by Prima.
I really love how the recipient of this can display it in several different ways completely stretched out like this or with the pumpkin panel and Fence showing like shown in my second pic above! What a really fun cool card design. Thanks again Cheryl for letting me play with this awesome file.
I created this card based on a sketch over at YNS.
I decided to make it into an easel card after I finished the complete front.
I have been on a mission lately to use up some of my scraps so that is what I did for this card I went through my scrap boxes and found some papers that I thought looked good together. I used one of my stitched flag banner dies for the pink Layer that I trimmed down to 5 inches long. I used a stitched scallop oval die for the center mat and I made a shadow layer for it in black with my SNC2.
The Bee is an adorable SVG file from Cheryl over at creativekuts.com I used some yellow shimmer chalk on the middle section of the bee to help accentuate his curved body lines. I used a mini punch for the tulip the Bee is holding, I cut it twice once in green and once in pink and trimmed off the stem and layered the pink tulip on. I punched one more tulip flower in red and trimmed away everything but the leaf area to make the mouth for the bee. From some of the same card stock that I used for the first card base layer I stamped the word hello from a crafters companion Hexagon coordinating stamp set which I then cut out with a stitched ticket die and popped up on foam squares.
On the inside I cut another stitched mat from the same ticket die set in a larger size this time after stamping like the flower & bee great friends are we from desert Craftin divas - Lil Bit Buggie Stamp Set. I then added some bling below the sentiment, One pink flower shaped rhinestone and too mini pink rhinestones to go on either side of the flower. I popped that label up as well on foam tape to act as the holder for the Easel card.
I cut a yellow Mat with a pierced rectangle die so that I may add a written sentiment later on the inside.
Last week was our anniversary, this week is hubby's birthday. I wanted to make him a simple masculine card which is so very hard for me to do lol.
For the base of the card I used recollections Kraft card stock and cut at 4.25 X 5.50 portrait style card with the fold at the top. For the next layer are used a light blue bazzil card stock and used my Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes - using the largest stitched rectangle die. For the stitched banners I used two different sizes from that die set. I cut 4 in the 1.5" wide size which I pulled scraps of paper that I thought went well together from my blue Scraps stash and I cut one in the 1" width size from Kraft card stock that I ran through my Cuttlebug Candy cane stripes embossing folder. I inked all of the edges with walnut stain distress inks. After adhering all of the flag banners leaving the ends free so that I could curl them up, I added a brown ribbon with Blue stitching. Next I used to circle stamps from 2 different die sets, the smaller solid one cut from Kraft card stock I used my HOTP scallops and circles set. I believe I use the smallest circle and then stamped it with cards TV going in circles stamp set - The happy birthday stamp. Then I cut the larger stitched circle that From light blue bazzil card stock using the Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes - using the larger of the two stitched circles from that set. Are used foam tape on either side of the ribbon to attach the blue circle sentiments. I ran some brown and white bakers twine through a blue button which I attached with the glue dots onto the center of the sentiment circles. I used my piercing tool to curl up the ends of the flag banners. And finally I stamped for someone special from HOTP birthday greetings stamp set in a brown pigment chalk ink.
On the inside of the card I used some of the same die sets as the front and some of the same pattern paper is used with the addition of a solid blue to back the whole thing and I also used a pierced rectangle die to cut the ivory sentiment rectangle stamping that with a fun sentiment from HOTP birthday cheer stamp set using a brown pigment ink.
What a fun simple masculine card! I was inspired by one similar on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect for Hubby's Anniversary card this year.
For the card base I used some Recollection's teal blue card stock cut at an A2 size . Next I cut a stitched panel out of kraft card stock with my Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes using the largest rectangle. I then took that stitched panel to my Cricut Explore and set it up to write the words where I wanted them to be with a black Cricut pen. The fonts are from my computer. Then I took the panel to my die-cutting machine and used a stitched heart die to cut out the words. Next I took the other part of the panel and placed it in my Wood Grain Textures embossing folder by Crafters companion that I had already rubbed Walnut stain distress ink directly to the folder. I really really love how this embossing turned out. I took the same ink around the edges of everything before it adhering everything together. I wrapped some brown and white bakers twine three times around the Wood panel before adhering it to the teal panel. I cut a couple of different button die-cuts, the stitch circle in brown the other in the teal blue. I also cut a heavier backer to go behind the teal. I tied a knot in the three layers of twine running across the card and then ran it up through my buttons to tie a knot there. I tucked in some foam tape behind the teal button to give it some dimension. I stamped the word forever on a small banner diecut to slip under the button with foam tape added to it as well.
For the inside I cut another stitched rectangle panel after printing out the sentiment I created on my computer. I used walnut stain distress ink to go around the edges of that panel before I adhered it.
I made an envelope out of the same teal blue card stock, Neither of them look like the true color in these pics lol...using my 123 envelope punchboard from WeRMemory Keepers. On the front I added two different Heart diecuts from the same set as before out of Kraft card stock. The stitched one, I had the Cricut Explore write on first. Then on the back flap of the envelope I use the same Lacy heart die to simply emboss into the paper instead of cut.
I had no idea where I was going with this card other than the fact that I wanted to try out the no-line water coloring technique. So I started out with a Tim Holtz watercolor paper card front in an A-2 card size. I stamped the image from HOTP watercolor roses stamp set in the lightest distress ink color that I own which is old paper. I then used other distress inks in two shades of pink and a green to watercolor my image in.
After the water coloring was finished and dried I decided instead of fussy cutting around the image I would just use the whole panel and I decided to cut it down with the pretty edgeables lattice Flourish die from crafters companion. I really liked how that turned out then I went and searched my stash and found a scrap of some pretty watercolor pattern paper in pink and green stripes. I stamped "thank you" from the same HOTP watercolor roses stamp set before adhering the two layers together.
I took the other piece of the watercolor paper that was left over after diecutting and painted it all over with the same pink watercolors. I then took my cheery Lynn exotic butterflies and die-cut from that water colored panel the 3 butterflies. After adhering the butterflies down I simply added some green and lilac dew drops to accent and finish off my card.
Based on a fun challenge, I created this Fall card. I decided to do both the color and the sketch with this card... Thanks YNS for the awesome fun challenge... so glad I recently found your site!!!
I embossed the base layer of the card with the basket weave folder by Darice, plus I inked the edges with brown pigment ink. Using my spellbinders labels Twenty-Three dies I cut out the two pattern paper shapes from my Fall scraps... I then used my SNC2 to cut out a brown shadow layer for each shape. I used one of my button dies that came in a set of six to cut out the three buttons in different Fall colored scraps of card stock. I then used my SNC2 to cut out a brown shadow Layer for those as well. Before adhering them together I ran brown and white bakers twine through the button holes and tied a knot for each. I used two different leaf dies that I also dry embossed and sprayed with glimmer mist to bring out the embossing in a shimmery copper tone. For the stamping I used an old stamp from a cardmaker set I believe and colored the leaves in with my spectrum noir markers, after backing with the brown shadow Layer I popped the sentiment shape up on foam squares.
For the inside I found a piece of Fall leaves pattern paper in my Fall Scraps bin and used the same spellbinders die as the front to cut it out. I used brown pigment ink to ink around the edges. I decided to do my stamping directly onto the green leaf inside and used stamps from Desert craftin divas - Hey Pumpkin stamp set. I stamped both sentiments in a brown pigment ink. I then stamped the autumn greetings again over the top of the brown with wild honey distress ink using my presicion stamp press from we R memory keepers.
I decided to make some 3-D roses from one of my diecuts today. It's been along time since I've tried this technique... I always love the outcome.
For each 3-D flower I cut two flat flowers and then trimmed petals out of them as you see in the picture. The first one I trimmed out one petal, the second one I trimmed out to petals. I inked the top edges and then rolled them together and adhered the sides forming like a cone for each. I used my piercing tool on the edge to curl the outer petals to give more dimension. Then you simply start stacking them together starting with the smallest and putting it inside the next and gluing them all together. I did this three times to create the three different flowers.
For the main card layer I used a purple that was already embossed card stock. I used two of my postage stamp dies to cut the black postage stamp shapes in two different sizes. I measured the inner part of the rectangles so that I could add a rectangle on top of each. I used my SNC2 to cut out those Straight rectangles, one out of a pattern paper from Recollections - all girl stack & The other out of plain white paper for stamping. I stamped happy birthday from HOTP - birthday cheers stamp set with Memento Tuxedo black ink\, I then colored in the word birthday in with my Spectrum Noir marker LV2. Under the roses I placed a purple Star flower cluster diecut from Sue Wilson. I used my hot glue gun to attach the 3-D roses onto the card, I then sprayed the entire card front with perfect pearls mists – interference red ... which is more of a pink tone really. I also sprayed the happy birthday stamped diecut with the same perfect pearls mists. I then ruffled the corners of the white rectangle to give it a more worn-distressed look. I used foam tape to pop up that entire smaller postage stamp shape. Below that I added three glittery black enamel dots.
For the inside I cut two more of the same postage stamp shapes one in white for stamping the other in the same pattern paper as the front. I inked both shapes edges in a light lilac color. I stamped wishing you a beautiful day from HOTP – Lacy things stamp set. I die cut a flower from the star flower clusters Die set, only this time I just cut the flower that I didn't use before and not the entire cluster. I stacked and adhered the three layers for the flower and then added the same glitter enamel dots for the center.
I needed to make a thank you card for some very special Family members that hosted a family event at their home. My design layout is based on a sketch challenge over at your next stamp, this is my very first time playing along in their challenge how fun!
For my card base layer I used a deep purple card stock from Recollections. The next base layer I cut with Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes - rectangle die on a light purple card stock again from Recollections. I then ran it through my cuttlebug D'vine Swirls embossing folder. Next I found some Scraps in my purple scrap bin that I cut with 2 different sized cross-stitched flag banner dies. The pattern one is from Deja-view global treks I think and the solid that I stamped my sentiment on is from Bazzil. I did some no-line stamping with my HOTP layering dahlias stamp set, stamped in different purple inks and then cut out with my SNC2. I use micro mini purple beads for the center of the top flower. I backed the two flowers with a diecut I cut out in black card stock called Mini Fanciful Flourish - Cheery Lynn. I stamped you brought a smile to my heart from HOTP thank you stamp set, stamped in Memento tuxedo black ink. I added three purple rhinestones at the bottom as accents.
For the inside I used the same stamp set to do the no-line stamping dahlia flower. The white panel is again cut with the Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes - rectangle die. The sentiment Is there no limit to your awesomeness? Is again from the HOTP thank you stamp set, which I stamped in purple. Then I stamped thanks a bunch in Memento Tuxedo black ink from HOTP flower frenzy stamp set.
I am on quite a roll with these wobble cards. Here is another Svg file from Creativekuts.com that I cut with my Cricut Expression. The sign is down lower than it should be because I messed up and put all of the hands and arms together before I added the clothes and sign, so I had to do a little work to pry the fingers up and get the sign under there as best I could 😂 You may not of even noticed that if I didn't tell you.
I like the little card base she has created for these cards because they rock back-and-forth also. For the Layer behind him I used a cute pattern paper with different types of squash all over it as I thought that was fitting for the scarecrow to protect. For making the scarecrow I used many fall colored pieces of scrap paper with lots of inking on the edges. I used a white gel pen to add stitching to his pocket on his overalls and then to the patches on his elbows and hat. I used a treasure face stamp from set #2 - Treasure Box Designs with brown pigment ink to stamp his face, before stamping I used a wet Q-tip to remove the ink off of the nose portion on the stamp. After stamping I placed the die-cut nose that came with this SVG file. For some reason I had a very hard time using my white gel pen to add accents to the eyes, I'm not sure if it was the type of card stock I used or the pigment ink but it just did not want to work. I finally dug out some of my white fabric paint and dotted just a small bit in each eye to give the accent. I used the happy fall y'all stamp from Craftin Desert Divas - Hey Pumpkin stamp set. I stamped it once in brown pigment ink and then again with walnut stain distress ink. That way I got the darker color with the crisp clean lines.
For the inside I cut the inner layer out of an Ivory card stock, I inked the edges with walnut stain distress ink. I stamped thankful thoughts of you in brown pigment ink that is from the same stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas – hey pumpkin stamp set. The happy Thanksgiving stamp I used walnut stain distress ink on top of the brown pigment ink and that is from the Celebration Scripty Sayings stamp set from lawn fawn.
Here is a little video showing the action wobble in action lol
I have another little cutie wobbler Card for you today, this time a Squirrel... it is an SVG file from Cheryl over at creativekuts.com
I cut this with my Cricut expression including the card base. Not only does the base of this card wobble back-and-forth the way Cheryl created it but I also added an action wobble behind the head of the little squirrel. Thank you Cheryl! He is so adorable! I used my Cricut explore air to write NUTS on the little sign she created with the file, I then colored the letters in with my Sand - Colorista marker by Spectrum Noir. I did this by importing the sign svg into Cricut design space . I cut a metal feather die in black twice to use the negative cut to trim up and make the whiskers. On the pumpkin I used my Darice - Fall Leaf Embossing Folder. I used a white gel pen to accent his eyes.
Here is a little video showing the head wobble from my Hampton arts action wobble.
For the inside I used a small stamp set I believe from a cardmaker kit for the "NUTS FOR YOU" and the squirrel... I stamped in stampabilities Brown Pigment ink.
I then stamped Happy Harvest from Craftin Desert Divas - Hey Pumpkin set, stamped first in stampabilities Brown Pigment ink and then stamped over in walnut stain distress ink to give it a darker brown look.
This little cutie is an SVG file from Cheryl over at creativekuts.com
I cut this with my Cricut expression including the card base. Not only does the base of this card wobble back-and-forth the way Cheryl created it but I also added an action wobble behind the cute little turkey. I really love him, he's so dang cute! I used my Cricut explore air to write wobble on the little sign she created with the file. I did this by importing it into Cricut design space . Sorry I cannot remember the lettering I used I was having a time watching videos just to learn how to attach items together to write on them so I felt very successful with this endeavor. I am quite sure I will be doing this quite often now that I know how. All of the pretty fall colors you see for his tail feathers even the Kraft card stock for his body and the cute fall plaid pattern paper that's behind him are all from my Scraps Bin, so this adorable card really let me use up some of my Scraps! I need to make more cards like this because I have way too many Scraps lol.
I really wish I knew how to get the little video that I took with my phone showing the whole turkey wobble from my Hampton arts action wobble. I will work on that!
UPDATE: Don't know if it will play but here is the video...
For the inside I found the cute little turkey with the saying "gobble till you wobble" and below that I used my text tool to type in Happy Thanksgiving that I then printed from my computer onto Kraft card stock. I then took one of my stitched label metal dies and cut out that sentiment to be adhered to the inside leaving space to sign the card.
I was inspired to create this card by Mary over at cardzTV.com I was looking for a really cool card to make with an action wobble and I found a similar one she made years ago. I decided to make mine into an Easel card. This is my very first action wobble card ever and I am hooked!
I cut an A-2 size easel card base out of black. I then cut a single A-2 size panel out of black to finish the card base. I found some cool Halloween pattern paper in my Scrap bin with moons and stars thought that would make a good backdrop for him. I used my Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes rectangle to cut out that panel. I then grabbed some Ivory card stock and used the same stitched rectangle to cut that one out, this time I used my craftin desert divas outdoor landscape die to cut off most of the panel to make it into a hill. The fence & grass I cut two of each with metal dies to line up at the base of the hill. I cut the adorable Mummy from Cricut - paper doll dress up cartridge. Originally I cut him in a dark gray color with the doll layer behind in black.... but I didn't really like the way it looked so I cut the top Layer again in white and used a gray chalk to go over all of the cutlines. I really really like how he turned out!
I added an action wobble behind him so that he wobbles back-and-forth. I will try to figure out how to get my little mini video I took with my phone showing him in action and add later to this post if I can.
For the bottom framed happy Halloween that holds the card open ... I found this just as is in one of my Halloween paper pads and I hand cut it out, Might be K&Co... I only have pieces and few pages left so not sure lol. I then placed it on a black card stock traced it and then hand cut that out as well and adhered the two together for better support. I then placed on 4 foam squares to pop it up so it can hold the card in the open position.
For the upper portion inside... I cut a white card stock with one of my pierced rectangle cutting dies. I then found another cute label in that same paper pad that I hand cut out and placed inside my card for the sentiment. What a fun not scary at all interactive Halloween card for one of my grandkids this year 😊
Today I created a scene card that looks like a great vacation spot to me.
I used a card cut from cricut Life is a Beach cartridge for the dolphins in the waves. I chose to put the center cut-outs back in the dolphin bodies and inside of the fins after I brush them with my wink of Stella to make them sparkly.
The mermaid is also from the same cartridge. I used green chalk for the scales on her tail, wink of Stella on her top and a purple pearl bead for the center of her flower in her hair. I went over the lines in her face very carefully with a light gray chalk. The fiery sun is from a metal diecut that I inked up and chalked to give it the different color effects and I used clear wink of Stella again on the center of the sun to give it some sparkly effect. The Seagulls and starfish are both from a diecut set that came with the beach hut. The adorable stamp as from a new set I just received called Polynesian paradise.
The background paper was from my scrap bin that looked like a sky background to me.
I had so much fun making this card with my new string of lights die set. From picking out the plaid papers from my scrap bins for the bulbs to running the die-cut string through the lights ... what a great die set!
I used my distress inks to add the glowing color behind the bulbs. I used a mirror cardstock for the metal ends of the bulbs. For the two middle bulbs I snipped a slit in the end of the bulb loop so I could slip it over the string.... giving an effect that that it is all strung through the lights. On the white slit of each bulb creating that shine look I added glossy accents to enhance. I cut both main layers with my Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes rectangle die. I then used an outdoor landscape stitched die from craftin desert divas to create the stitched wavy border halfway up on the card. The sentiment stamp is from Cardz TV - Merry everything. I added an iridescent pink snowflake over the printed snowflake on the paper and then I added a 3-D mirrored snowflake on top of that . That's it! Pretty simple! This would make a great mass produced Christmas card for the many that I have on my list.