Friday, July 10, 2020

How To- Spinner Card

 Today's card that I will be sharing with you is a spinner card. This type of card is perfect to showcase a die-cut. 

   The first thing I did was use temporary adhesive to hold the cardstock onto the card base. Tape the die in place and run it through your machine. You might have to add a shim to the die-cut plate sandwich to be able to cut through both layers. Remove the paper from the card base. 
  
 Die-cut the layered Jeanine's Art Classic Butterflies twice but make sure to die cut the image once on with the right side of the paper facing up and once when it is facing down. This ensures the when glueing the die cuts backs together that it lines up perfectly. 

   Now glue a piece of string to the center of the card base. Adhere to the die-cut pattern paper to the base, making sure to match the negative die-cut space. 
  
 Last, this is to add the die-cut. Once it has dried spin the die-cuts around a few times. While holding the wound up die-cut close the card and slide it into the envelope. When the card is removed from the envelope and open the die-cut will spin. 

Here is a little video of the card spinning and how to prepare it for the envelope. 

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Card For Him - Stick It Down

   Hello blog readers. Today is a Monday which means I am sleep deprived because I stayed up until 1:30 A.M. to watch Worst Cooks in America. 
Anyway, let's get to the fun card sketch from Stick It down. 
   I created a sea-worthy Father's Day card.
Supplies cardstock (the Paper Studio and Cardstock Warehouse), pattern paper (KaiserCraft), pearls (KaiserCraft)

   I love the mirror gold paper mats. If you want to take your cards to the next level this paper is a must-have. 
   
  I used foam adhesive to give the center panel some depth. 

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Edger Birthday Card

   Hello everyone, I am stopping by today with a simple birthday card. 
    I used an Impression Obsession celebrate edger die. If you are new to these here is a quick tip on getting it right every time.  First, create a scoreline in the card base, make sure the cardstock is wider than the die. Line the die's score line on the card's fold scoreline. Use a low tack tape to hold it in place, Don't over tape the die to the card since the tape becomes more "permanent" once it is through the machine.

 
   Here is what the back of the card looks like once the edger is popped out. 

I used the bunting die from Frantic Stamperbelow the edger to mimic the banner embossed cardstock. The die might be little but cuts through the glitter and mirror cardstocks easily.
   
   Then it comes to making cards I love to create a matching envelope seal, I figure it is a great way to use some of the scraps that I have from creating the card. I punch a 1" circle from cardstock and glue a die-cut, in this case, a little party hat. 
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Friday, June 12, 2020

DRU Box Card How-To

Today, I will be sharing with you how to create a box card that is 3-D folds flat when it is time to mail. 
   I have created diagrams to help with the instructions. 

Your card should look like this. 
   With the 1" strips that you previously cut from the cardstock, trim it down to 4 1/2" with a 1" score line on each end. Glue to the inside of the box. For my example, I did it in a different color so you can see how it should look. 
   With the Frantic Stamper's Strolling Monique I created a layer die cut. Die cut in two different papers and trim the portion you want, here the shoes and dress. I then glued it to the base die cut. The finishing touch to her was coloring the hair with an alcohol marker. 
   To decorate the card base use six 2 1/4" x 2 1/4", three 2 1/4" x  3 3/4", and two 2 1/4" x 6 1/4". Here is the finished card. The Impression Obsession Birthday die in the front. 
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Friday, May 22, 2020

Stamping with Die Cuts

   It is Friday, May 22, 2020, for those who need the reminder. Today, I will be sharing with you how to create stamps with your dies. 
   All you need is some thin craft foam to create these foam stamps. I used these fun party icons by Frantic Stamper.
   With the foam die cuts, I attached them to a stamping block with a repositionable adhesive. When stamping a word make sure the word is backwards on the stamping block. Treat these like normal stamps. 
   This "Make a Wish" die is amazing since creates is an edger die so that means all those letters stay attached to the bottom part of the cardstock. 

Here is the end result. A custom stamp pattern paper card using dies. 
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Monday, May 18, 2020

Let's Shake with SID

   Can you believe it we are over halfway through the month of May? Well since it is mid-month that means it is time for a Stick It Down card sketch reveal. 

    I opted to make this the large circle into a shaker element. That cute dog image is a digital stamp image that came from this month's sponsor, Angie's Digital Stamps
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio and Cardstock Warehouse), pattern paper (My Mind's Eye and Studio Calico), sequins (SpiegelMom Scraps), manual die (Spellbinders), markers (Crafter's Companion), stamps (?), washi tape (Scotch Expressions), die cut machine (Spellbinders), page protector. 

   To create this shaker I stack and glued together 7 die cut frames. I glued that to the backer solid frame. I added the colored digital stamps and sequins.  I then glued a solid die cut plastic and added one more wood frame to that. 

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Dies R Us Planner Clips

  Hello everyone, Mandi here, from MJ's Kraze, Today, I will be sharing with you on how to use your dies in creating fun felt bookmarks. 

   
   The first step is to get some stiff felt. I found out this works better for intricate dies than the felt sheets. I am working with Jeanine's Art Classic Butterflies. I cut two of the outer outline die and one in the detail die. 

   With your favorite liquid fabric glue apply adhesive to one side of the die cut. Place a paperclip in on top of that. Apply to the out die cut and sandwich the pieces together. 

   Now onto gluing the detail piece. Here is a tip, spread the glue to the back with a toothpick. This is where you want to make sure you use a non-toxic glue since this will get on your fingers. Now, place it on top of paperclip sandwich.

    That is all it takes to create these fun bookmarks that work great in planners.   

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Friday, April 24, 2020

Dies R Us Pop-up How To

   Last week, I shared with you are love card and today, I will be showing you how to use die cuts on the inside of your card with a simple pop-up feature. 

   First off cut liner card base a 1/4" smaller than you card base. Here I did a folded 5 1/4"x 4" so it fits an A2 card. I wanted two pop-up features so I did 4 horizontal cuts along the fold, 2 cuts are about 1" and the other 2 are about 3/4". Then connect the matching cuts with a vertical scoreline.
   Push the two pop-ups in so it looks like this. Adhere cardstock liner to your card base. 
    When it comes to adding the die cuts, you want to adhere it to one side of the folded mechanism so the fold is free to move. I used the lovely butterfly dies from Jeanine's Art.  I had one die-cut on the right side of the top fold and the bottom fold it is on the left. To tie the front card design to the inside, I added some of the Tim Holtz Funky Floral die cuts from Sizzix to the writing area. Here is what the inside of the card looks like.
   Now let's look back to the outside. See how decorating the inside can make a handmade card look even more special. 



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