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Just To Say…

March 24, 2022

Hello all. Jackie here with today’s card made using the super cute squirrel and spring basket. The cute critter is holding a hidden message and although this card has been made for Mother’s Day you could easily adapt the sentiments for so many other occasions.

Step One:

Die cut and build the basket adding a little ink around the edges, Here I have used colour wild honey. Use a pink pencil on the stitched lines of the little cloth piece and add Blue tumbled glass ink around the edges.

Step Two:

Cut a handful of flowers using white card then ink them in three different colours, gently shape the flower before adding the circle centres die cut from brown card.

Step Three:

Cut a panel measuring 4 x 5.25″ and use the semi circle notch die to cut the notch into the top, then use the smallest slit die to cut a slit as shown in the photo.

Step Four:

Die cut the pull tab (the smaller one of the two) along with the corresponding slot part, glue the slot part to the reverse side of the prepared panel at about one third down from top. Ink the small arrow disc with yellow then fix to the top of the pull tab.

Step Five:

Die cut he basket again in to a scape piece of white card, use a few of the waste pieces from the basket as a prop for the squirrel to attach to, glue about 4 waste pieces together then fix inside the slit to the tab, be careful not to get glue on the other parts.

Step Six:

Ink around the panel edges with yellow ink. Die cut and build the squirrel adding brown ink around the edges and pink rosy cheeks, then attach the squirrel to the prop making sure not to get glue on any other parts. Fold the two edges of the tab pull behind and fix in place with a blob of glue.

Step Seven:

Add some strips of foam pad to the reverse side of the card panel ensuring they not interfere with the pull tab. Fix the panel to the front of a kraft card measuring 4.25 x 5.5.

Step Eight:

Draw a few black lines where the basket will sit then fix the basket in place over the squirrel using foam pads, you will only be able to fix a few on either side as the squirrel needs to be able to move out of the basket.

Step Eight

Trim a small piece of white card approximately 1 x 1.25″ write ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ then ink around the edges with blue ink and fix to the squirrel hands. Finish off by adding all the flowers.

Thank you for stopping by today I hope I have inspired you to have a go at the pull tabs.

Happy crafting – Jackie

Products Used:

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs ModaScrap

Leaves of Gold – Layout and Card by Riikka

August 6, 2017


Hello everyone! How are you? Can you believe it’s August already? Luckily it’s only the start so it still feels like summer, but autumn will soon be slowly creeping in. Not that I have a problem with that. I rather like the beginning of the autumn with the long, warm evenings and the golden light that makes the pine trees appear to be deep red. And the leaves, the colorful leaves that start to turn to red, orange, yellow and gold and then rustle under your step. A wonderful time!

This time I did a layout to celebrate autumn and a card using the same techniques. Add a dandle or two to turn it into a birthday card, or send it just to make someone’s day, no special occasion needed!

Let’s get started with the tutorial so you can make your own golden leaves to greet autumn!

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Elizabeth Craft Designs General ModaScrap

Four Cards, One Technique

June 11, 2017


Hi and hello! It’s Riikka here with another guest post. This time I have a bunch of cards for you. Since summer is time for all sorts of parties, at least here in Finland, cards may come in handy. We have christenings, weddings, barbecue parties and many other festivities and what could be nicer than bring a handmade card with a little something when attending!

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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs ModaScrap Soft Finish Cardstock

Double Tutorial by Riikka

April 16, 2017

Hello there! It’s Riikka here to share two projects with you and they both come with a tutorial! This card has a step by step version and then the layout that I made as my other project has a video! Double treat, should I say! Like always both of the crafts use the same idea, steps, and materials but the form is just different.

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Pop it Ups

Pop it Ups Wednesday with Frances – Pull Card Edges

December 21, 2016


Hi everyone,

It’s Frances here, and it is my turn to post a Pop it Ups Wednesday tutorial today. 

For my tutorial I have been playing with the Pull Card Edges die set. This die set was designed to use with all the Pull Card die sets to help with layering, but this die set can be used to create other cards as well, as you can see by the photo above. For my cards I have used all the edges in the set and you can see how you can use both the positive and negative parts when you die cut. Of course where I have used one shape on a card you can substitute one of the other shapes for a completely different look.

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