Hello friends, it’s Sandy Diller here to share the new Farm Collection from Joset. These little critters are so much fun and so dang cute that it’s hard to stop making them. Today I’m sharing an easel card that shows off these great images.
I don’t know if a donkey can drive a tractor but it’s fun to think about.
I just couldn’t pack enough fun into the tractor so decided to make a little trailer to go with it so I could use even more of these charming characters.
To make the tractor and trailer you will need a large card. I made mine 5″X7″. The card base needs to be 7″X 10″ and scored on the 10″ side at 5″ and 7.5″ (shown in blue). The green panel is 6.75″ by 2.75 and then scored at 1/2″ on the long side. I used the adventure edges to make the grass by lining it up on the score line and then folding upward.
The white panel is 2″X 6.5 and then stamped using the “Life is Better on the Farm” stamp set.
The entire panel was popped up using double sided foam tape but this is a personal choice.
The panel was added to the bottom of the card with the grass section folded upward. This holds the easel portion that is shown above.
The tractor was cut from green (it can be any color you like) then edged with a darker green. For the trailer, simply cut a rectangle. round the bottom edges and add a thin strip at the top.
Add the wheels, I used one large and three smaller ones to make mine. Add some hay if you like.
On a panel made from white Soft Finish Cardstock ( 6.75″ X 4.75″ ). Clouds were added and then a green base followed by some hay bales.
I die cut some of the farm animals – the donkey and sheep were to be placed in the tractor/trailer looking over the edge so I didn’t need to assemble the entire animal but the rooster is another story.
The panel was completed with all the cute animals and the tractor (I popped them up with foam tape).
I hope you have enjoyed a little Hee Haw – Down on the Farm.
Hello friends – it’s Sandy Diller here with a cute project that the kids are going to love going to school with. While shopping at the Dollar Tree a few days ago I came upon these cute pencil boxes so picked up two. I decorated them with some special students in mind.
These pencil boxes were so easy to decorate using the Joset Designs Once Upon A Time Collection and then simply adding the names with a label maker.
Any child would love to have this personalized pencil box to take to school or just keep at home in their room.
I began by cutting out the Castle Folding card and adding some stamping and coloring.
After cutting up the Castle into sections that would fit on the box, I added some colorful flags and roof pieces.
After adding the Castle to the box, the Prince and Princess were added.
I love making cards but really enjoy making items with my dies that are fun and useful – I hope you will give it a try.
Begin by using the Castle Folding Card, cutting out the main part with the window section twice. Cut one down the center as shown above.
Line up the sections of the castle and glue together. Stamp some bricks using the stamp from the Prince & Frog Sentiments. Add some color, I used Watering Can Archival Ink and a blending brush.
Back the windows with the color of your choice, assemble the Prince and Princess and then add the photo frame from the Planner Essentials 3.
Crease the castle on each side, shown with the red arrows above.
When adding the backing for the frame – leave an open space just above the word PHOTO, shown with the white arrow above. This way the photos can be easily changed by sliding them into the opening.
For the base, simply cover a piece of chipboard with paper. In the photo above you will see that I marked where I wanted to place my castle and frame.
To make the frame stand up – cut 2 strips of cardstock 1″ X 5″ and crease ever inch. Fold on the creases and then glue together to form a box. Glue box at each end of the castle and then glue to base at an angle. This will keep the castle from falling over. Another piece of cardstock was added to the center section to help hold in place.
All that is left is to add the photo of your choice. A little crown was added to the photo just for fun.
It’s Sandy Diller with a fun card that would be perfect for sending to a child of any age. With all that is going on in the world – an uplifting message is always welcome.
Who wouldn’t love to find this cute little hero in their mailbox?
This is a slimline card that measures 9″ X 4″. Start with cardstock that is 9″ X 8″ – scored in the center.
Using the Phone Booth die set, assemble the phone booth leaving the door open. I used my label maker to add the word telephone but the Phone Booth kit comes with a stamp that could be used.
Using the Adventure Edges, cut a section of ground, I used green to make it look like grass. Then the inside of the phone booth was added.
Using the Prince die set, cut out the pieces needed to make the prince (or super hero). I used white Soft Finish Cardstock but you could easily use colored cardstock. I added all the colors I wanted using markers.
I trimmed off the bottom portion of the jacket and joined the two pieces together using a piece of scrap paper on the back. Trim off all the “fluffy parts” making a smooth line as shown with the arrows below.
Assemble the parts as shown above.
Add the cape and head – your super hero is ready to go on the card. I colored the inside of the cape with a darker red to make it appear to be shadowed.
I cut a circle using two dies from the fitted circles to make a pattern. I knew I could never make a perfect circle without a guide. I glued the guide to the center of the canvas and then began making some small holes for the lights to poke through. I used the Tim Holtz Tiny Lights and there are 20 lights on the string that is battery operated.
I poked the lights into the holes and then used a small amount of hot glue to hold them in place. I first tried tape but it didn’t stick to the canvas. It’s not pretty but it gets the job done.
Hello friends, Sandy Diller here, it’s time to start thinking about the holiday season. This year will be celebrated a little differently but that is no reason to cut back on the fun of the season. One of my favorite things is decorating the house and I always like adding something new. I had this wooden kit in my stash and have to confess that I started it last year but didn’t finished it until now.
I previously painted the wooden pieces with white paint. I then covered the wooden trees with ECD Double Sided Adhesive.
Once the release paper was removed from the tape I placed three different ModaScrap Christmas papers on the trees. I trimmed the paper down and then used an emery board to sand the edges (sandpaper can also be used). Hot glue was used to attach the trees to the base.
I used lots of great dies from my ECD collection to create some gifts and bows and then cut and assembled the Jack Frost die set to create the cute snowman.
After cutting and assembling the adorable little Elves I added them to the scene using double backed foam tape to pop them out to the front.
One of the final touches was to add a banner across the front after stamping it with the fun greeting.
The last thing to go on was the little gift with the long ribbon. The package is a small wooden square, painted and then ribbon was added.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have been inspired you to get creative and decorate your home for the season.
It’s Sandy Diller here with you today. I have a fun, quick and easy card to share. I just got my new Sue Smith Stamps and as soon as I saw this one I immediately thought of one of the cute fairy dies from Joset Designs to use along with it. Just add a Santa hat and you’re good to go.
This is a 5″ X 6.5″ card so I used the largest Stitched Indented Rectangle on the front.
After stamping and embossing I was ready for the cute little fairy.
To finish off this card I cut out some glittered stars and a magic wand. It is still blank on the inside so a personal message can be added.
Hello friends, it’s Sandy Diller with you today for a fun and easy Haunted “Mushroom” House. This is a large card, 6″ X 7″, so that is going to require a custom envelope that you will need to create. This is lots of fun so let’s get started.
Begin by cutting out the house using the Mushroom House Folding Card. Distress Oxide Inks was used here to color the mushroom stem and the lower part of the roof. I used Black Soot for the top part but it does look like green here. It actually looks green on the finished card but I’m ok with that.
Use the same die set to cut the doors and windows. The Halloween Scenery die set was used for the tree & graveyard. One of he Stitched Circles was used for the moon and then edged with orange.
The top part of the roof was cut from a scrap in my stash. Once all pieces were cut and colored, assembly began. The ghost on the top came from one of my older Elizabeth Craft Designs set. The ghosts are cut from vellum so they would look more spooky.
The last piece added was the moon.
Now I must confess that once I got everything assembled the way I wanted it, I was not happy with the way it looked from the inside. To solve that problem – the card was closed – glued shut and mounted on a piece of purple paper. Sometimes in card making we have to take a detour.
Once it looked acceptable – it was added to a black background with a thin boarder all around. At this point – one more ghost was added.
Since this is such a large card a separate back panel was added.
On the inside the largest Indented Rectangle die was used and the sentiment was stamped.
Hello friends and welcome, it’s Sandy Diller, today I have a magical card with an added bonus. I’m using the new Storybook collection from Joset. This new release is filled with whimsical characters that make you believe in magic.
The prince and princess stand as separate characters so when you display this fun card you can use your imagination and place them anywhere you like.
To make the castle – cut the Castle Folding Card twice and glue them together as shown below.
White Soft Finish Cardstock was used here and then some gray ink for shading, stenciling and stamping with the bricks from the Prince and Frog Sentiments. The window openings in the die were covered with gold paper from the back.
Brightly colored papers were used to add a whimsical look to this castle.
The stone facing for the door was made by using the included die and shading them with gray ink. The same die was used to add some windows on the the sections that needed them. The door opening was backed with a piece of vellum.
The castle was folded at each crease in different directions to make it stand up. The finishing touches for the castle were the glittered flags.
The Princess and Prince were assembled and then added to a separate stand that was made by using White Soft Finish card stock cut 5.5″ by 3″ and scored at 1.5″ and 4″, folded back to make them stand up. The paper was stenciled using an older stencil from my stash but you could use any paper that has stones or brick pattern. Using some dies from the Once Upon a Time Accessories die set I added a flower and then stamped and colored the frog from the Prince and Frog Sentiments.
My card still needs a sentiment so when I’m ready to send this card I will stamp it with one of the great sentiments from the Once Upon A Time Sentiments. This card folds up completely flat for mailing.
Hello friends, it’s Sandy Diller here with a YouTube inspired project. I saw this card – book mark done by Jennifer McGuire and decided to make one putting my own spin on it. With school officially closed for the summer, reading is even more important for our kidos. Any child would love to receive this fun card that encourages reading.
The book mark simply pulls out of the front of the card and is ready for a favorite book.
Who wouldn’t love to find this on their page?
I began by cutting the Parrot from white Soft Finish Cardstock and then adding the colors (Distress Oxide Inks). I used blending brushes from Picket Fence Studio but you could do this using whatever you have. By adding the color this way you get some shading in the area that you want.
This is a 5.5″ square card so the base was cut 5.5″ X 11″ and then creased in the center. Using the Indented Squares die set, cut one large (5.25″ square) and two smaller ( 3.25″ square).
A square is needed for the small panel that has an opening for the book mark. The decorative panel for this card is 3.25″ so a 3.50″ panel is needed. Cut a square that is 2 times larger than the desired panel. The square we want is 3.50″ so a 7″ square is needed. Cut the 7″ square in half creating two triangles (only one is needed for this card). Score the triangle at 3.5″ on each side.
Fold the triangle into a square and add a panel to both sides.
The larger square should cut down the center in order to hold the book mark.
Add the Parrot to the front panel of the square with the opening on either side, it is shown on the left side here.
Stamp sentiment of your choice on the bottom of the card. Slide the open side of the book mark straddling the cut in the card.
Attach to card base. Decorate the inside or simply write your message.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed this fun project.