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Quick Share – Another Card Set

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Card Set

I made another card set to give away to my family.

For this set I stamped a partial imprint of Hero Arts’ Dandelion Frame cling stamp. To do that I laid the stamp on the table, facing up and inked it with VersaMark ink. Then I took the piece of cardstock (3½” by 1½”) and laid it on top of the inked stamp and pressed on it gently with my fingers to make sure the ink transfered properly.

Then I covered the image with clear embossing powder and melted it with a heating tool.

Then I aded a strip of American Crafts ribbon to the edge of the carstock piece.

Next I sewed the top edges of the ribbon strip and secured the ends of the threads with regular tape.

Then I rounded all the corner with We R Memory Keepers corner chomper (which I had to help a little with my precision scissors, because it had to go through the ribbon) and adhered it all to the top left of my pre-printed card.

Super easy.


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Teaser – Scraps Card

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Scrap Card

I am currently working on another video tutorial for another cool recycling project (save those boxes…). I have already finished shooting the tutorial, however the editing takes way more time then I have initially anticipated because my iMovie is a bit capricious these days. Hopefully the tutorial will be up and running very soon but in the meantime I wanted to put up a teaser.

This is a card made with the scraps of paper left after I finished my recycling project.

How To

All I did was to cover the entire card front with dry adhesive and adhere scraps of paper (VERY vintage Basic Grey and “Restoration” by Crate Paper) on it, then cut the excess. I added a couple trims for an added flair and stamped the greeting on the most subtle paper among the scraps.

Until the bigger project will be up, try to make use of your paper scraps and make a card or two… If you do, then please, please, please share it with me :)

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Another Day, Another Card

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Happy Birthday Card

After making yesterday’s cards I felt inspired to play around with Hero Arts’s Circle Doily cling stamp some more. Plus, in the meantime I got invited to another birthday party of a very dear friend…

Then again, do I really need a reason to make another card? I didn’t think so either.

This time I thought I will use autumnal colors to indicate the season.

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How To

  1. Start by cutting and folding the card base (cut at 8½” by 5½” and fold at 4¼”).
  2. Stamp the big definition stamp on the card base with a very light ink color (Antique Linen).
  3. Stamp the doily with Versamark ink on the red cardstock and pour over some white embossing powder. Tap off the excess and heat emboss with a heat gun.
  4. Cut around the doily with precision scissors and adhere to the card’s front.
  5. Cut a small slit on the card’s fold and feed a string through it, make sure both end will “meet” at the front of the card.
  6. Feed the ends through the flower, add a couple foam adhesive dots to the flower for an extra hold and adhere in place.
  7. Feed the ends through the button holes and tie in a bow. Secure the bow with a dot of clear adhesive and conceal the adhesive with a gem.
  8. Stamp the greeting with white embossing powder on the same red cardstock. Apply embossing powder. Tap off the excess powder and heat emboss.
  9. Cut around the greeting, leave some more room at the end pointing inwards and round both corners of that end with a corner rounder. Adhere in place.

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Simple Cards To Create In Minutes

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Thank You Card

Thank You Card

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How-To Pointers

  • For the greeting, all I did was to open a new 8½” by 11″ document at 300dpi and write “Thank You” in black with the text tool. Than I duplicated the layer a few times and changed the size by dragging the edge of the bounding box. I Positioned each layer randomly and changed the opacity of each layer. Then I printed it on white cardstock, punched it and sprayed it with Glimmer Mist (immediately absorbing the excess liquid, so the ink won’t spread).
  • For the flower accent, I just adhered the dew drop on a Basic Grey paper with some Diamond Glaze. I’ve found it easier to put the glue on the dew drop and then press on the paper than to do that the other way around. Ranger Glossy Accents will also work great. I love it too. After the glue dries up, I cut around the dew drop, which also acts as a weight to help the gate-fold card stay shut.

I Love You Card

I Love You Card

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How-To Pointers

  • The self adhesive fun foam wouldn’t go through the punch, so I punched a scrap piece of paper, adhered it to the backer of the fun foam (as the shape is symmetric), and cut around with precision scissors.
  • To attach the vellum greeting I used the Tiny Attacher and tried to aim the staples to the lines of the letters… almost successfully… I concealed the back of the staples with a strip of patterned paper I adhered to the back.
  • For the faux stitching box, I first marked it with a pencil, using a T-Square ruler and then went over it with American Crafts brown precision pen and erased the pencil marks.
  • This card isn’t standard. It’s a square card, measured 4¼” by 4¼”. It started as a standard card, but after finishing it I felt a smaller size would look better. Trial and error, that’s the way to go.

Thanks Card

Thanks Card

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How-To Pointers

  • I made the flower from used dryer sheets and Glimmer mists. You may find the video tutorial here.
  • I used the scoring board to make the pleated cardstock “ribbon”. I just scored repeatedly in intervals of ½” and 1/8″ and folded the scoring lines later to create the pleats. A mountain fold after each ½” mark and a valley fold after each 1/8″ mark. Down and up and down and up… I attached it to the patterned paper with a line of glue runner, then supported it with 2 tiny staples that also attached the felt ribbon to it.
  • For the funky greeting, I first penciled it on the paper lightly (using 2 pencils held together to create the broad line), then I went over the lines with a black pen, erased the pencil marks and cut around it with precision scissors. I adhered each letter with a tiny foam dot to add dimension.

My favorite card is the first one, with the “photoshopped” greeting. Which one is yours?

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Gate Fold Thank You Card – Because You Care

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Thank You Card

I caved in. I admit it.

I thought a scoring board is redundant. Unnecessary.

But I bought one anyway…

…and i LOVE it!!!

When I buy new patterned paper, I usually store it immediately in my very own papers’ necropolis. However, when I buy new tools – I usually try them right away (sometimes they’re getting buried too). Same happened here, as soon as I got Martha Stewart’s scoring board I had an urge to score me some cards – it was so easy, so addictive.

So here I am, living with a small stack of blank, prescored cards and not doing anything with them. For a couple day. Then came the epiphany – use a journaling label for the greeting!

Simple. Easy. Striking. (If you don’t mind me sayin’…)

Thank You Card

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Cut your cardstock base at 8½” by 5½”. Score at 2 1/8″ and at 6 3/8″.
  2. Cut 2 panels of patterned paper, 5½” by 2 1/8″ each. I used Cosmo Crickt’s 6″ by 6″ Material Girl paper pad.
  3. Adhere the above panels to the panels at the front of the card.
  4. To print on the journaling label, I first printed the greeting on a plain paper (Erika Ormig font, 60Pt.) Then I adhered the label with removable adhesive to the plain paper, on top of the greeting and ran it through the printer again. [This specific labels set will be posted on the blog on Friday, so stay tuned]
  5. I adhered the printed label on another piece of patterned paper from the same pad and cut around it, leaving a nice fat gap. I used Fiskars spring-action scissors for that. They are very easy to manipulate around the curves.
  6. I applied adhesive to only half of the greeting “tag” and adhered it to the left panel – centering it between the two panels.
  7. Then I stuck on a Prima flower and a pearl and called it a happy day.

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Build A Scene OR Paper Piecing Card – Creativity Prompt

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Paper Piecing Card

Way back, when I was a wee kid, my sister used to tell me the most wonderful made-up stories. I was completely mesmerized by her stories, not to mention extremely gullible…

My favorite stroy was about a magic typewriter, hidden in a secret compartment inside the wall (I used to spend HOURS looking for it). Everything you type on it with the words: “I wish” at the beginning, comes true. You could write short sentences such as ‘I wish I had ice-cream with hot chocolate sauce…‘ and immediately enjoy the treat, or you may materialize imaginary worlds, built from scratch with the power of your words (These were my favorite types of stories).

In crafts, as in creative writing or story telling, you may build imaginary worlds from scratch and go as far as your imagination and creativity go.

Go ahead and build a scene. Let your inner creative child guide you through the labyrinth of your vast imagination.

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Adhere a vintage text paper onto a plain, non-textured cardstock using glue stick.
  2. Stamp your image a few times on different patterned papers, including on the vintage text paper. Use as many patterned papers as the number of pieces you want to combine together.
  3. Cut each piece of your image with precision scissors.
  4. Start assembling the “scene”: Adhere the “flat” pieces with a glue pen and the dimensional pieces with foam dots.
  5. For the “hill” – cut a piece of patterned paper in a curve.
  6. Draw some freehand clouds on your leftover text paper and cut the out with precision scissors.
  7. Spritz your “clouds” with Glimmer Mist.
  8. Stamp or punch the little heart on a reddish patterned paper. Apply some Glossy Accent. Let dry and cut out. Adhere to the image with a foam dot.
  9. Stamp the greeting in a curve, by laying it that way on the acrylic block.
  10. Add some gems for the finishing touches.

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How To Make A Gift Card (pun intended) – Creativity Prompt

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Gift Card

The Hero Arts blog has sparked this idea in my head when they came up with a gift card challenge. I’m always up for a challenge and instead of thinking about a fun way to incorporate money or a store gift card in the card, I thought why not incorporating the gift itself and the idea for this card emerged.

Another fun idea is to stamp and cut a tree image and to wrap a necklace around it, like a twinkling ornament chain.

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How To


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Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Stamp the images over a smooth light cardstock.
  2. Cut around the images with precision scissors, while rotating the cardstock and leaving the scissors at the same position.
  3. Adhere the background piece of the patterned paper centered on the card base with permanent tape adhesive.
  4. Temporarily lay the tree image on the background paper and arrange green buttons around it to simulate a grassy hill. When you are pleased with the buttons’ arrangement – adhere them with glue dots.
  5. Adhere the tree image in its place on top of the buttons with a thick foam adhesive. Either use a ½” thick piece of foam adhesive or layer a few thinner foam adhesive pieces together.
  6. Pierce holes in the owl “ears” and put on the earing. Then adhere the owl on top of the tree with another piece of thick foam adhesive. The thickness of the foam gives room to the earing’s stubs.
  7. Add some more interest and texture with a few touches of glitter glue here and there.
  8. Stamp your greeting with brown ink. Attach the stamp to the left side of the acrylic block, so the buttons won’t stand in your way.
  9. Give the gift card to someone you love and get a smile in return.

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