Monday, December 17, 2018

Snapshot Gift Cards and Tag

Here are two gift cards and tag made in addition to the Slider Card previously posted. Papers used are from my stash. Gift cards die cut, then wrapped with red/white twine. La-la Land Crafts Stitched Tag, Mama Elephant Envelope die used.Finished gift card size is 3-1/2" x 2-1/4". The tag finished size: 3" x 4-5/8".
Copic color details:
Snapshots Mini - I have a Secret
Frame: C1
Background: B000
Hair: C2, C4, C6, C8
Face: E000, E01, E02, E11 
Purple Top: BV1, BV11, V17
Red Top: R14, R24, R29
Color and cut
1/8" around all edges, then cut mat 1/8" around as well
Snapshots Mini - Lean on Me
Frame: C1
Background: B000
Hair: C2, C4, C6, C8
Face: E000, E01, E02, E11 
Pink Top: RV10, RV55, RV63
Yellow Top: Y32, Y35, Y39
Color and cut 1/8" around all edges, then cut mat 1/8" around as well.
 Birthday Cake
Hair: C2, C4, c6
Face: 000, E01, E02
Present: V09
Dress: BG10, BG45, BG53
Cherry: R29
Cake: E31, E35, E39
Cake Plate: C3
Candle: Y18
Present Bow, Icing, Dress Ruffle: Clear Wink of Stella
 Close up of the coloring and the Stardust Stickles on the icing:
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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Snapshot Birthday Slider Card

Made this slider card using Stamping Bella Snapshot series stamps. In order to make this card, all images needed to be stamped and colored using Copic pens.  Papers used are from my stash. Front Snapshots are cut to 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" with a red mat. Decorative paper used on the front is 6-1/4" x 3-3/4", and is popped with foam tape. The words "celebrate" and "make a wish are die cut using Black Glitter card stock. Finished card size 6-1//2: x 4" (excluding tabs at the ends). 
Copic coloring details for the front are:

Snapshots - I Heart You (left image)
Frame: C1
Background: B000
Hair: C2, C4, C6, C8
Face: E000, E01, E02, E11
Red Top: R14, R24, R29
Turquoise Top: BG10, BG45, BG53
 Snapshots - Acting Goofy (right image)
Frame: C1
Background B000 
Hair, Moustache C2, C4, C6, C8e: C2, C4, C6, C8
Red Top, Glasses: R14, R24, R29
Green Top: G24, G94, G99
Prop Sticks: E57

 Slowly pull the tabs:
 Slider pulled out:
 Left side stamped message:
 Right panel stamped message:
 Dies used:  La-la Land Crafts  Make a Wish die, Celebrate die from Aliexpress.  
Tab pulls are punched using a retired Stampin-Up punch.

Mats for the sliders are cut:
Card stock base: 4-3/4" x 3", Decorative Paper cut 3-1/2" x 2-7/8", stamped message cut 3-1/4" x 2-1/2'. To make the "slider" mechanism: cut a inside piece of card stock 6-1/2" x 3-1/2" . Hand cut or punch a panel to wrap a plastic strip to allow the card pieces to slide.  Attach one mat on the front slider panel and the second amt to the back panels matching the ends to the opening, then securing the opposite end to the slider. Make sure the slider panel is also secured to the card so it does not come out.  There are no doubt You Tube videos how to make this type of card.

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Kokeshi Japanese Paper Doll Card and Paper Clip Envelope

Made this ensemble for a birthday. The Box card finished size: flat 4-1/4" x 3-1/4". Open size is 4-1/4" x 1-3/4" x 3-1/4".
Paper dolls: die cut with various small designer papers. Dot the hair with a white gel pen, then use Star Dust Stickles.  For the backs: die cut body and sleeves using black card stock along with a 5/8" circle punch (to cover the face impression). Mini glue dots used to adhere main pieces with black foam tape above top of the large paper clip. Use a black marker to cover only the edges of the body so it does not show.
 Box card:
 A closer look at the box card panels:
Front Panel: (oops, out of focus). Birthday Wishes stamped message from Waltzing Mouse Asian Garden 
 Side panels:
Paper clip envelope:  finished size 6-1/2" x 4-1/4".
Using 1 piece of card stock 6-1/2" x 10-1/2", score on the 10-1/2" side 1-1/2", 5-3/4".
Front Cover: cut designer paper 2-7/8" x 6-1/4", adjust measurement depending on the punch used.
 Band: White card stock mat is 1-3/4" wide cut 9" long, designer paper is cut 1-1/2" wide x 9" long.  Wrap the white card around the paper clip envelope before attaching the designer paper.  Add White card stock mat :1-3/4" square with a 1-1/2" square designer paper, pop this on to the band to cover the band seam. Scraps from the punched grass used. Attach image.  Remove the belly band:
 Inside card with the Asian scenery: using the Find it Trading Chinese Landscape, lightly sponged with Vintage Photo ink. Position the landscape under the punched grass.
The card with the paper clip dolls in the "grass" holder. The paper clip envelope pocket inside green card stock is cut 1-3/8" x 6-1/4" .
 Paper clip dolls.
 Left side dolls:
 Right side dolls:
Dies used:
Frantic Stampers Kokeshi Japanese Paper Doll
DoCrafts Chinese New Year (Temple in back panel)
Find it Trading Chinese Landscape
Aliexpress Clouds
Cherry Lyn Designs B364 Baby's Breath Flower Kit
Martha Stewart Grass punch
Stampin-Up Small Oval Punch
EK Succes Modern Cube Punch

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

70th Birthday Accordion Birthday Card

What type of card is needed for someone who has many passions?  How about an accordion card with the hobbies: Card size is 5" x 7". The basic card style is a Silhouette cut file.  This is the card front. The decorative paper used here is digitally printed and can be found on Etsy. The card player silhouette is cut using my Silhouette machine. There is silver glitter card stock used for the "cards". Each panel is "suspended" using black twine.
 Here is the card fully opened:
 Another passion: Ball room dancing:  Digital music paper purchased from Etsy. Dance silhouettes are also a digital download from Etsy.
Karaoke is another hobby - the singer is a silhouette purchased from Etsy. The music with records are digital papers purchased from Etsy.
 Another notable sport: bowling.  Bowling paper is a digital download as well as the Bowler silhouette, both purchased from Etsy.
For the last panel, argyle digital paper and a gold silhouette (which can be purchased form Etsy)
 On the back side of the card is the cut message:
 The messages are cut using the Ariel font and my Silhouette cutting machine.
 Overhead view of card:
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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Asian Happy 90th Birthday

A milestone birthday celebration needs a memorable card.  Solid papers used from my stash.  Washi Paper from Hanko Designs (their site here).  My Favorite Things Happy Pandas clear stamp and matching dies. Karen Burniston by Sizzix: Accordion Flip 3D, Frame and Label Bracket die used for the base of this accordion card. Finished size 5" x 5"
Other Dies used:
Frantic Stamper Inc.:Celebrate Two Ways, Cherry Branch Fan
Ali Express: Bamboo, Asian Characters (Happy Birthday Kanji).
La-la Land Crafts: Cherry Blossom Branch Embossing Folders used:
Elizabeth Crafts Bamboo embossing folder
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Couture Creations Asian Wave embossing folder
Each embossed frame is using Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder along with La-la Land Crafts: Cherry Blossom Branch.
 Kanji words: "Birthday"
Kanji words "Happy":
 The last panel uses Frantic Stamper Inc.'s Celebrate Two Ways.  Word: 90! is cut using Silhouette Ariel Font.
This Panda side with four different poses............embossed the Gold card stock with the
Elizabeth Crafts Bamboo embossing folder for the background. On the black card stock, Couture Creations Asian Wave embossing folder used (does not show in the photo).
 Two of the Panda poses with
 The other two Pandas:
The last panel is the Cherry Branch Fan from Frantic Stamper Inc.

 Overhead view:
To recap:
Dies used:
Frantic Stamper Inc.:Celebrate Two Ways, Cherry Branch Fan
Ali Express: Bamboo, Asian Characters (Happy Birthday Kanji).
La-la Land Crafts: Cherry Blossom Branch
Karen Burniston by Sizzix: Accordion Flip 3D, Frame and Label, Bracket

Embossing Folders used:
Elizabeth Crafts Bamboo embossing folder
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Couture Creations Asian Wave embossing folder
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