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 here with you today and I have a fun summer card that makes me think of warmer days ahead. I’m using dies from the latest release from Joset Designs along with the Safari Jeep, which is one of my favorites. I have lots of good stuff to show you, so let’s get started. (I also have a step-by-step video below!)
This card is a 5.5″ wide by 6″ tall card. It is an unusual size but it needed to be big enough to hold all the dies as well as fit in a 6″ X 6″ envelope. It is an easel card that folds flat for mailing.
Let’s start with our card base which is 12″ X 5.5″ and then scored at 6″ and then again at 8.75″ to create the easel.
In addition to the base, you will need a panel that is 5.5″ X 6″ for the front panel. I used White Soft Finish Cardstock for both of my panels.
On the smaller panel I created clouds by first making a template using the cloud die from the Adventure Edges. I keep this in the envelope with the die set so it is always handy.
By moving the template down and changing the angle each time you add ink it makes a lovely cloudy sky.
Using the Ocean Edges, I cut a panel of sand from manila cardstock and added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I then added the panel to the sky panel at the bottom.
Using the Sand Crab die set I cut and assembled my Crab. I used Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back of the mouth and eyes to create a sticker for easy assembly.
Using the Safari Jeep die set I cut and assembled the Jeep. I wanted my Jeep to look rusty so edged it with brown ink.
Next I added the “Crab” Driver
After cutting out what I needed from the Diving Accessories die set, they were colored and assembled into the Jeep with the Crab Driver.
Then everything was added to the panel with the sky and sand.
After cutting and inking a panel with a wave cut at the top(from the Ocean Edges die set), it was scored at 2.5″. The panel was then place on the inside of the card using foam tape.
The panel with the Jeep was then added to the front of the card lining up the bottom edges.
For the finishing touches, one of the shells was stamped with “Beach Bun” from the Splish Splash stamp set. More shells were added to the bottom of the card.
Check out my step-by-step tutorial video for this project!
Thanks for joining me today and have fun, think summer!!
Hello everyone, it’s Sanna Lippert here today again, sharing my April guest design team project with you. I love basic dies for their versatility, and wanted to show how to create these fun and colorful –– but clean and simple –– cards with just a few easy-to-follow steps.
Here is what I did: Step 1: Die cut 12 hexagon pieces –– three of each of the 4 smallest sizes from the Fitted Hexagons die set, from white Soft Finish Cardstock with your die cutting machine. Step 2: Fold a card base from white Soft Finish Cardstock approximately 14,5 x 10,5 cm in size and arrange the die cut hexagon pieces onto the card base. Step 3: Now place the die cut hexagons onto a craft mat in the exact same order and take three tones of Distress Ink to color them with an ink blending tool. Blend the colors together to create a gradient color pattern. Step 4: Adhere the inked hexagons in place with Kids Choice glue or Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Cut off any residues with scissors.
Step 5: Add water splatters onto the inked areas and let sit a bit, then dab with a piece of cloth. Step 6: Die cut a Fishtail Banner from white Soft Finish Cardstock and stamp a sentiment from General Sentiments clear stamp set with black stamp ink onto the banner. Step 7: Adhere the smallest hexagons and the banner with 3D foam pads onto the card base and add a few silver sequins for decoration. The tweezers are great for this purpose!
I’ve also recorded a video for you to watch, to give you a better idea of each particular step. Hope you like it!
Also while I was at it, I created an additional card, with yellow, orange and pink Distress Ink tones and the Stitched Hexagons die set. What a big difference it makes by only changing a color scheme!
That’s all from me today! I hope I could inspire you a bit with my April post. I’ll be back in June with another guest post. See you then!
The A Way With Words die sets are perfect for creating elegant holiday cards. This is Selma Stevenson today and I designed a card using Suzanne Cannon’s Warm Thoughts and Flourish Candle die sets. For additional embellishment, Garden Notes die sets were used.
Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here today with a floral card using dies from the Susan’s Garden new release combined with ModaScrap Fly & Scrap patterned paper. Below you will find the steps to replicate this card.
Summer is a big time for outdoor activities here in Colorado, so I could not resist using the new Camping Out stamp set to create a Colorado-esque canoeing scene. Colorado is also a state filled with dog lovers (I am one of them), so I could not resist the adorable dog wagging ‘hello’ from the lake.
Hello my crafty friends! It’s Raquel Mason here today to share a gift card holder featuring Whiskers the Cat. Now that Christmas is over, there’s no need to put the Sleigh Gift Card Holder die set away. As you will see with this card, it’s put to good use year round. Instead of using the sleigh that comes with the set, I have used Whiskers the Cat instead. Let’s jump right in and get started with the tutorial!
This card is all about playing with circles! I combined Fitted Frames, Stitched Circles and Fitted Circles for the layers and mixed in Through the Lens Wood and Metal Series patterned cardstock. The finished card is flat and measure 5.25”. To display it, I die cut an Easel/Card Stand from 100lb White Soft Finish Cardstock, covered with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the front so I could glitter it to match the sparkle of the butterfly.