Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Easy Gorgeous Cards with Gina K Designs and Therm O Web Glitz Glitter Gels

If I had to pick a favorite of the new Glitz Glitter Gels from Gina K Designs and Therm O Web, it would have to be Turquoise Sea. Just look how awesome this glitter gel looks on  both white and black cardstock! I  simply applied it through the new GKD/TOW Crazy Daisy Stencil and added a die cut sympathy sentiment from Dee's Distinctively to make these sympathy cards. 

These cards are among the many I share in my newest video "Putting on the Glitz with Gina K. and Therm O Web Glitz Glitter Gels." Here is another card I made with the same stencil and stamps and stencils from the Petals & Wings set:

I am entering the second card in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Video - Putting On the Glitz With Gina K. Therm O Web Glitz Glitter Gel

I love the glitz of glitter but not the mess of loose glitter, and so my favorite products from the recent collaboration between Gina K Designs and Therm O Web are the Glitz Glitter Gels! In my newest video I share many cards I made with them and how easy it is to add the glitz of glitter to our cards. 

This is the card I make in the video. It features the Petals and Wings Stamp n Stencil stamps, dies and stencil from Gina K Designs and Therm O Web. I also used the Grass Green and Turquoise Sea Glitz Glitter Gels and show how easy it is to make this glitzy glittery lovely card. The sentiment die is from Sue Wilson of Creative Expressions. 

This is another card I made with the Petals & Wings Stamp n Stencil sets. I added black glittery textured spots on the ladybug and the flower tops with Black and Turquoise Glitz Glitter Gels.

I had so much fun designing with these unique creative products and hope you will watch my video and then give them a try!

I am entering the first card in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Last Two Picture Cards and Bonus Shares from Seth Apter's Class

This card featuring my niece and gorgeous Montana scenery from my latest video shows how you can also stamp on your pictures. The only ink I found that worked was StazOn and I stamped this beautiful saying from Quietfire Design with black StazOn. The bird dies are from Impression Obsession. 

I framed this picture in a lantern die from Sugar Pea Designs and the "believe" was cut with a Simon Says Stamp die. 

A friend shared some pretty flower pictures recently and she suggested trying cutting out sentiment dies with it showing the colors of the photo changing throughout the sentiment. I tried it here with a Celebrate die from Karen Burniston and layered it on black so it stood out from this collage background I made in a Seth Apter class recently. It is not my usual style, but I had fun trying new techniques with Seth's unique embossing powders. We started with washi tape and stamped and added embossing powders for a fun collaged background. Look at what else I made in this class taught by Seth Apter:

Too cool, right? Seth took us step by step through making this collage and I am displaying it proudly in my craft room. If you ever get a chance to take a class with Seth, I highly recommend you do it!

I am entering the first card in the Anything Goes Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Quick and Easy Scenery Cards with Favorite Dies

As I show in my newest video, it is so easy to make lovely cards if you have beautiful scenery pictures and creative die sets. I simply die cut two ovals with crosshatch oval dies from Karen Burniston and raised the center one on a top folding peach A2 cardbase. 

I die cut this photograph with two Wonky Stitched Heart dies from Kat Scrappiness and layered them on an embossed heart background (embossing folder from Darice.) 

I used a new Memory Box Woodland Heart Frame cut out of mirror card from Tonic Studios as a frame on this CAS lovely card. All of these cards were quick and easy and fun to make. 

I am entering the first card in the Anything Goes Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

More Gorgeous Scenery Cards from My Newest Video

My sister and niece shared so many gorgeous scenery pictures from their recent trip to Montana, I just had to use every one for their gift of memory cards. I made this one in my newest video and show how easy it is to use the eclipse technique with a lovely photograph. I cut the photos themselves with a favorite wonky stitched die from Gina Marie Designs and then die cut LOVE out with a die from Die-namics. I also used dies from Gina Marie Designs and Die-Namics on this eclipse card:

This is another fun idea you can try with a photo or a background of any kind - cut it into strips of different widths and attach them on a cardstock background. I layered on peach and then black and those colors picked up the colors in the photo. "Thankful" was cut with a die from Gina K Designs.

For more ideas on how to make lovely cards with your photos, please watch the video here and come back this week here on my blog. 

Monday, April 22, 2019

Video - How to Turn Your Photos Into Lovely Handmade Cards

My sister and niece took some gorgeous pictures during a trip to Montana and I have made those pictures into a collection of cards as a gift for them. My newest video here  shows all the cards and how I made a couple of my favorites. Most of the cards were made with dies and I show how to make this shaker card in the video:

Isn't that scene in the background of this shaker card gorgeous? I created the shaker frame with stitched rectangle dies from Lil' Inker and the birds were cut with an IO die. Here is a picture of this card "all shook up" and another shaker card I made with a beautiful waterfall picture:

I made many picture cards because I wanted to use everyone of the lovely pictures they shared, so I will be blogging them all week. Here is another of my favorites featuring dies from Kat Scrappiness and Karen Burniston:

To make this card I needed two duplicate pictures and the top layer was cut with a Kat Scrappiness stitched frame and raised when attached over the bottom photo. 

Be sure to watch the video here for lots more ideas and come back each day this week as I blog the rest of the photo cards.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Flocked and Folded Celebration Card

In my newest video here, I explain how you can add the texture and velvet of flock to your cards with Deco Foil Transfer Gel and Flock Transfer Sheets and that is how I made the top of this card. The butterfly was punched out of a Deco Foil Foam Adhesive Sheet and then flocked with a yellow Flock Transfer Sheet. Both methods are very easy to do and result in great flocked texture. The scripty "Celebrate" die is a new one from Tonic Studios. 

But my favorite part of this card is the bottom fold which was created with Crealies Create a Card #22 die on black cardstock. The die set has a small, medium and large half diamond as well as a die strip that scores a line. There are samples of cards on the website page and two of them showed cards like this one. There are also 10 different downloads of templates for different looks for the die sets 21-24 and a video that shows samples of each template at the end here. I asked Annalise (the owner of Crealies) how this was done with the die set and she suggested I mark the sides of my cardstock every centimeter and cut each marked line with my medium sized diamond die. Then I folded up and down with each triangle. I also suggest creating a line with a pencil and ruler down the center of your piece so the line of triangles are even. I show some of that in the video here and love how this card turned out. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

More Flocked Fun Fold Cards from My Newest Video

Check out the super cute pandas on this fun fold card- they are soft and velvety and made with the new Therm O Web Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets as I show in my newest video here. Here is a close up:

The panda die is from Neat & Tangled and created with black flock and then the second panda is from what is left when the first one is pulled off. All the sentiment dies are from Karen Burnston. The fun fold card was created with a template from Crealies and the #22 Create a Card Die Set. Here is a look from the back so you can see the steps in this card:

This is another fun fold card that shows how the white flock transfer sheet can be colored with ink as I did on the Mama and baby elephants (dies from Tonic Studios) with grey ink. And they can be embossed with embossing folders before sponging with ink as well as I did on the sides of this card. Here is a close up:

I used the Crealies Create a Card #22 to make this fun fold card as I show in the video here. The sentiment and rubber ducky were created with dies from Karen Burniston.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Video: Fun Cards with Therm O Web Flock Transfer Sheets and Crealies CAC#22 Dies

I am having so much fun designing with the new Therm O Web Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets and share 4 different cards in my newest video with flocked Easter bunnies and eggs, pandas and elephants as well as stenciled flocking. It is so easy to add the velvety texture of flock to die cuts or punched elements and to stenciled pieces as well as I show in this video.

This is the card I make in the video and the Easter egg and the flowers on the side are all created with flocked patterns using Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets and Transfer Gel. The Easter egg opens to reveal this cute flocked bunny:

I was inspired by a card recently posted at Kitchen Sink Stamps to make the Easter egg with the hidden inside surprise. The card is a fun fold design I made with the #22 Create a Card die set from Crealies and in the video, I show 4 different ways to make different cards with the same die set. I also show how to take a downloaded template from Crealies website and then adjust it to make my own template. Here is a picture of that template (you should be able to click on the picture to make it larger):

Start with a piece of cardstock 5 5/8" x 11" and mark with a ruler at 2 3/4, 4 3/4, 6 1/4 and 8 1/4 on the top and bottom. There are half diamond dies in three different sizes (I used the largest for this card) and a scoring line in the die set. I show in the video where to cut and score which results in a fun fold card like this one here:

I also share how you can use the flock transfer sheets and what is left after pulling them off as you can see in the two bunnies shown on these cards. 

The Happy Spring die is by Karen Burniston, the stitched oval die is by Gina Marie Designs, and the flowers on the side are from Crealies. I share three more flocked cards with different ways to use the Crealies #22 Create a Card die set in the video and you can watch it here.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Happy Birthday to a Dear Friend Card

Now that I know my friend has received this card, I can share it here on my blog. I made this card with Sizzix Metallic Marbled Adhesive Sheets and Cut Out Blossom dies and shared it in a video here that featured those Sizzix products.  

I made Jane's an eclipse card with alphabet dies from Kat Scrappiness. I also made it a shaker card with beads and small sequins in the open floral shape. Here is a view from the side showing the raised letters in the lovely metallic marble Sizzix adhesive sheets:

Happy Happy Birthday to my friend! 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Wedding Card with New Favorite Dies

My goal is to use all my new dies and products before organizing them and putting them away and this card inches me towards that goal. This card features Poppy Stamps Seed Love Collage and Deco Marquis Heart dies. I embossed the inside heart with a favorite embossing folder from Crafter's Companion. 

Another embossed heart and "forever" from Stamplorations makes a perfect inside for this wedding card. 

I am entering this card in the "no designer paper" challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Rockin' Rectangle School Color Graduation Pop-Up Cards

I love to make personalized school color graduation cards especially when they pop up with interactive movement like these cards that I made with the new Karen Burniston Rockin' Rectangle Die Set for my newest video here.  The super cute owl made with the new KB Feathered Animals and Tiny Accessories 2 die sets peaks through the window. But just look at what happens when the card is opened: 

It is much easier to really see the movement when the card is opened and how easy to make this card if you watch the video here. And here is the back of the card where you could sign and write a personal note:

I also make a Rockin' Rectangle card for my nephew who is graduating as a pilot from University of North Dakota. I turned this card so the UND symbol fits perfectly in the window and then it pops open this way:

To see how these cards really pop when opened and how easy it is to make them, watch the video here.