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Boy Birthday Flip Card

July 31, 2022

Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here. My son finally reached the TEEN stage so I wanted to make him a special card for his birthday.  I really like the Birthday Flip Card die set and could not wait to give it a try. 


From white cardstock, cut the card base and the two accessory layers from the Birthday Flip Card die set. Using the Fitted Rectangles die set, cut two rectangles out of the same white cardstock. Using the happy birthday from Birthday Flip Card die set, cut out the happy birthday from colored cardstock of your choice. From the Party Time die set, cut some confetti pieces from the same colored cardstock. Cut the balloon from the Party Time die set, cut a balloon from clear stencil material. Also cut the balloon from masking paper. I like to use full adhesive Post-It notes. Using the number tag from Planner Essentials 26 , cut out the number tag topper from scrap cardstock. Finally, cut the birthday number from black cardstock using the Planner Essentials 37 die set. I like to cut them 3 times because I adhere them together allowing for dimension to the numbers without having to use foam tape. 

Using the tag topper die cut, stencil numbers randomly on the card layering pieces and one of the Fitted Rectangles die cuts. Also ink the edges of the pieces with the same colored ink.  

Using the other Fitted Rectangle die cut, lay the balloon stencil created from the Party Time die set and adhere with low tack tape. Using the same colored ink from the previous set and in a balloon onto the rectangle. Be sure to wipe the ink off of your stencil before moving to the next step. 

Using the balloon mask, lay the mask over the first inked balloon. Shift the stencil to the left to create another balloon. Ink the balloon with another ink and then clean the stencil.  

Shift the stencil to the right and repeat the same process.  

Once all of the stenciling is completed, use a black pen to draw in balloon strings.  

Adhere the number to the rectangle 

On the stenciled rectangle, stamp happy from the Sentiments 1 – Celebrations stamp set. From the happy birthday die cut, adhere be day. For the hyphen, is the knock out from the letter “A”.  

Adhere the layering pieces and the stenciled rectangle to the flip card base 

Fold the card base on the score lines to activate the flipping mechanism 

Adhere the balloon panel to the flip card. Randomly add confetti pieces. Optionally, add white highlights to the balloon using a white gel pen. The card I now complete 

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Joset Designs

The Party Train

July 21, 2022

Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here. I absolutely LOVE the new monster collection from Joset Designs. Today I am sharing a card that I created using the collection.


For the card base, cut a piece of cardstock to 10″ x 7″ and score at 5″. Also cut a piece of white soft finish cardstock to 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″. Cut out the fence from the Slimline Adventure Edges in both black cardstock and woodgrain cardstock. Also cut the shrub edge from a scrap piece of cardstock to use as a stencil in later steps. Using Monster 1 and Monster 3, cut and assemble your characters out of your favorite colors of cardstock. For added depth and dimension, ink the edges of each body piece with a coordinating ink. Also add party hats from the Party Time die set. For fun, you can cut the hat out of multiple colors, cut some of the hats along the embossed lines and adhere to a base hat. Finally cut and assemble the Holiday Train and Train Carts out of party themed cardstock.

Using piece of cardstock cut with the shrub die, place on your card front and lightly ink above using a light blue ink and your favorite blending tool. Shift the stencil down and lightly ink again. Continue the process until your reach your horizon line. Flip your stencil to the straight edge and use as a mask for your inked sky background. Ink the exposed bottom portion of the card front with green ink. For extra dimension, you can use 3 green inks ranging from light to dark and blend a grassy bottom portion of the card. For this card, some water droplets were also added.

For the railroad track, adhere the black diecut fence upside down with the points hanging off of the edge of the card front.

Cut apart the fence posts from the woodgrain cardstock and adhere to the corresponding black fence posts on the card front. Flip the card front over and trim off the excess fence pieces hanging over the edge. Using a silver pen, place two dots top and bottom on the wood pieces for the railroad nails. Optional, use a green pen to flick blades of grass on the green portion of the card front.

Adhere the Holiday Train and Holiday Carts to your railroad track.

Cut the Monster Hugs and Let’s Party stamps in half to creat a new stamp saying Monster Party. Do not worry, you will still be able to use the stamps in the original word design for later projects.

Adhere your cardfront to your card base. Put your monsters in the train carts. Optional, for a smoke effect from the train engine, cut the train icing die from grey cardstock and adhere as if coming out of the engin

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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Stinking Cute Skunk

March 2, 2022

Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here.
A while ago, I was experimenting with different characters that can be made with the dies that I already have. Today I want to share with you an easy way to create a skunk using the Beaver and Squirrel die sets. Let me show you how I made it.

Using the Squirrel Die, cut tail piece from black cardstock and one from white cardstock. Additionally, cut the squirrels nose from light pink cardstock. For the rest of the body, use the Beaver die set. Cut two heads. Cut the body, legs, arms, ears, and inner eye pieces from black cardstock. Cut the tummy, outer eyes, and inner ears from white cardstock

For the skunk tail stripe, use the white tail piece, cut along the center impression line

Adhere the cut white tail piece to the black tail piece

For the skunk stripe on the face, cut along the section of pointy hair and guide down creating a “V”

trim off the pointed tip of the white stripe and adhere to the black diecut face

Adhere the nose at the end of the white stripe

Assemble the body of the skunk as you would assemble the beaver. Adhere the eyes to the head. adhere both the head and tail to the body

Adhere the eyes to the head. adhere both the head and tail to the body

Add a touch of clear glaze pen to the eyes and nose. Create a mouth using a white gel pen

Adhere the ears to the head. Add white gel pen accents to the eyes, and that completes the Skunk die cut.

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Cardmaking Joset Designs

Ink blended heart background

February 2, 2022

Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here and posting my first brand ambassador post.

Today I want to share with you an easy Valentines day card using the the Gnome die set and Fitted Heart and Scalloped Heart dies sets. Let me show you how I made it.

Using the Fitted heart dies, cut the largest heart out of stencil material or cardstock.

Using easily removeable tape, adhere the negative space stencil you created. Using three colors of ink, create an ombre effect by blending the inks from darkest to lightest.

using white pigment ink, stamp sentiments from the Love Sentiments stamp set to create a suttle background.

print out a sentiment and cut it out using the third largest heart die. Ink the die cut using the same three inks used on your background card.

Cut a scalloped heart from white soft finish cardstock and adhere your sentiment to it

attach the layered heart sentiment to your card base. Adhere a gnome created with the Gnome die set. Finish the card with heart sequins for an added sparkly touch.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Pop it Ups Silk Microfine Glitter

Creating Plaid Background Paper with added sparkle

November 30, 2016

Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here.

Today I want to share with you the technique of creating glitter plaid patterned paper using the Pop It Ups Stripes/ Plaid Stage It stencil and Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Adhesive with the Silk Microfine Glitter. Continue Reading

Pop it Ups

Hot Air Balloon Shaker Card

March 4, 2016


Hello!  Summer Hills-Painter here today with a shaker card project.   In the new CHA collections, Karen Burniston released a hot air balloon die and I just knew this would be perfect for a shaker card. This project would be great for students going off to college, a coworker who is moving to a new company or position, and many other life events.

Here is how to make the card:

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