Wednesday, February 21, 2018

MFT Town Bears: Tri-Fold Card

Hey there! It’s Jeannie back again to share another card with you. My mind raced with a ton of ideas when I saw the My Favorite Things Stamp, Town Bears stamp set. I originally was going to do a pop up card, but I wasn’t sure if I could capture all the images I wanted to use in this card. I really wanted to use up everything, and I was able to do so (minus one small image) when I decided to do a tri-fold card. It was a perfect type of card for the scene that I had in my head.

I cut out a piece of 12.75 x 5.5 paper for this tri-fold card, so it would fold down to a typical A2 card, but I’ll hold off on scoring it until the very end. Since the card space was so large, I wanted to be able to easily color up the background using distress inks. This also meant that I had to create masks for every image on the card. Thankfully, most of these images were easy to cut. For the ones where I needed multiple, I just stamped and cut through a few post its, creating multiple masks at one time.

I used distress inks for the background, sky, and street. The rest, I ended up coloring using my Spectrum Noir markers. Once everything was colored in and finished, I’ll score it at 4.25 at each end and fold it in an accordian style. I could have easily stamped, colored, and die-cut these images separately to adhere onto my background but since it’s already a tri-fold card, I didn’t want to add additional bulk.

This card turned out a lot different than what I had in mind when I first sat down. I didn’t think I would end up in this direction, but I did. Sometimes, when you have an idea in your head, it might just not work out and you end up going with the flow. I’m glad I did. This was the first time for me, creating a tri-fold card and I loved how it turned out.


Thanks for stopping by and I’ll be back next week to share another card with you.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Mix 'n Match ~ Honey Bee Smooches!

Hi everyone! Kelly here today bringing you a hybrid card, showing you another way to really stretch your stamps by mixing and matching!

For today's card, I've created a cheerful card using Honey Bee Stamps: Celebration Box Stamp set and Paper Smooches: Best Buds ! It's always fun to see how you can take your stamps and mix and match to create another fun way of using them while making a card that's truly unique!

Here's how I made my card ~ First, I used a heavy weight white cardstock and stamped the box from Celebration Box by Honey Bee Stamps. There are some really cute sets in the Drive By Crafts store! After that was stamped, I masked off the area with another box on a sticky note, and stamped the Paper Smooches Best Buds flower image right onto the box image. I wanted a little of the vase showing so I let that peek out of the box, too. I colored my card with prismacolor markers, from the flowers to the box.

Next up, I stamped the sentiment from the Best Buds set onto black cardstock using white embossing powder and Versamark. Once it was covered, I used my heat gun to set the embossed "Celebrate." I adhered that to my card using my trusted NUVO Deluxe adhesive. Lastly, I stamped the smiling face onto the flowers and dotted them white a white gel pen.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

DAM I love you - Neat and Tangled

Happy Friday everyone, Ashlea here! I hope you're all ready for a DAM good weekend!

Neat and Tangled has come up with the the cutest most pun-tastic set and I just had to share it with you today. This is the Beavers Eh stamp set and it is chock full of adorable beavers and a hilariously sassy pun including the word "dam". With the sentiments included in the set you can make "DAM I love you", "DAM I miss you", and "DAM You're a good friend".

My fiancé is a carpenter so the wood puns are right up our alley. This was his Valentines Day card and I just can't get enough of the cleverness of it all.

I used Distress Oxide inks in Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean for the water and Wild Honey for center of the sun with the brand new Squeezed Lemonade for the outermost part of the sun. I colored my beaver friend with Copic Markers, stamped the sentiment with my MISTI for a perfect impression, and added some Sea Breeze Nuvo Jewel Drops to the outside of the circle die cut.

I hope you've enjoyed this card as much as I have! I must say it quickly went into my list of favorites. I can't wait for another occasion to use this set and another of the beavers :) Happy Crafting!

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Toucan Party...

Happy Hello... 
Annette Allen here with you today for a fun Toucan Party...

I just love when it is new release time and we seen this cutie at Creativation and well we now have it in the store. It is Avery Elle: Toucan Party. It is full of fun images that you can color and make pretty cards. You can also color with fun bright colors and really make your card pop.

I love making birthday cards but you can also use this set to send a big thank you. Get creative!

I colored the images with Copic sketch markers and of course we can not forget this cool die cut background from Waffle Flower Crafts: Lacy Panel Die Set. This just happens to be one of my most favorite dies ever. It is just so pretty. 

If you look close you will also see that I added some fun NUVO Crystal Drops: Simply White. Gives my card some texture. 

I created this card using:

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Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Crafting!