Tuesday, July 5, 2022

The Easiest Way to Make a Shaker Card and New Confetti Company and New Video!

Happy Summer everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! I am posting this week's video on Tuesday instead of my usual Monday because of the 4th of July yesterday, and also because the card I made in the new video is part of a Summer Shaker Instagram Hop on Thursday (more details on that will be posted Thursday.) 

I have discovered the easiest way ever to make dimensional shaker cards and I show how in my newest video here.  Kat Scrappiness has Shaker Dimension Kits that include everything you need to make a cute shaker card and there are many choices of shapes to choose from. I chose the fish kit to make this adorable card. The confetti shaking around in the fish is from a new company called This Calls For Confetti, and they are the sponsor of the IG Hop Thursday. I stenciled the background of this card with a stencil from A Colorful Life Designs called Sea Foam and added a cute sentiment from Poppystamps. 

I loved the butterfly shaker kit from Kat Scrappiness and made two cards with it. This one features a stencil (inked in two different colors) from Kat Scrappiness called Falling Starlights and the butterfly shaker pieces are also from KS. Here is a picture of this card all shook up:

This butterfly shaker card is a sneak peak of next week's video in which I am playing with patterned acetate sheets from Paper Wishes. I created the whole card from acetate with foiled butterflies and added a confetti mix from This Calls for Confetti called Celebrate. Here is another view of the shaker on this card close up:

I had great fun creating shaker cards so easily with these new products and hope you will check out the new video here and give some of the ideas and products a try. Then send some of your handmade joy out into the world and then stop back Thursday for more summer shaker cards and the IG Hop. 

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

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Christmas In July Challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids

It’s the first Saturday of a new month and time for another fun challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids! The theme for this challenge is Christmas in July 4 Kids, but you can choose to participate in our challenge with any card appropriate for a child.

My card is a tri-fold made so easy and so cute with a die from Paper Wishes and layered Easy 3D Toppers from Hearty Crafts. The sentiment die is from Karen Burniston.

Be sure to check out the rest of the cards from TEAM SAS here and we would love it if you entered our challenge.

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



Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Easy Iris Folding with Almost Any Open Shape Die You Own

In my newest video I share many tips for easy iris folding and inexpensive sources for the thin paper needed and show how to make this card. While researching different ways to do iris folding,  I found some inexpensive plastic templates at Paper Wishes that can be used with any open die or the shape templates provided. All I did was cut the star with a die from Dies...to Die For out of gorgeous patterned mirri card from Hunkydory, turn the piece of and attach to the template. I cut strips of wrapping paper from the Dollar Store one inch wide, folded in half and taped in place. As I show in the new video, it is so easy and fun and the result is awesome. Here is another card I made that way with an open stitched butterfly die:

I embossed the card front with an embossing folder from Paper Roses but wished I had done that before the iris folding because it squished the folds down making them not as dimensional. 

On this slimline card, I simply used two square dies to create a birthday cake opening and then used the Pentagon Iris Folding Template to add the iris folding pattern with Dollar Store wrapping paper. Here is an example that shows you don't even need templates or patterns to add iris folding interest to a card:

All the dies on this card are from Dies...to Die For and I am going to give it to the host of a 4th of July party I am going to. 

What is your favorite of all the cards I show in the new video?  You could win that card (except the flag card) and a big supply of iris folding paper simply by watching the video and commenting per instructions before July 4, 2022. I will draw two lucky commenters so be sure to watch and comment here. 

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

Monday, June 27, 2022

Easy Iris Folding and Mirri Card - What a Combo!

I have always wanted to learn how to do iris folding on my cards but hesitated because it looked too difficult and time consuming. Guess what - it's not if you have the right tools and tips as I share in my newest video here. I decided to try iris folding after watching a Webisode at Paper Wishes featuring special dies from Hunkydory with iris folding templates to match. Here is the first card I made easily with the hummingbird die:

Isn't that lovely? All the cards in the new video also feature Hunkydory patterned mirri card that I also found at Paper Wishes here and I added a sentiment cut with a die from Karen Burniston. Here is another card I made so easily with another die and iris folding template from Hunkydory and Paper Wishes:

The patterned mirri card and the paper used in the iris folding strips are all from Hunkydory and Paper Wishes. Here is the card I show how to make with these Hunkydory supplies in my newest video:

I love how this card turned out and decided to wait until sending to add a sentiment so I could use it for a thank you, thinking of you, birthday or any special day for a special person. 

In the new video I also show an easy way to do iris folding on any open shaped die you might own and a tip for where to find the thin paper needed really cheap. You could even win a bunch of that paper and your favorite card from the video if you watch here and comment before July 4 per instructions!

I hope you have a great week and have some time to play and then send some handmade joy out into the world!

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Altenew June Inspiration Challenge Card With Gilders Paste Wax

I have been playing with Gilder's Paste Wax for an upcoming video and noticed the Rust color was very similar to the rusty orange on this photo for the June 2022 Altenew challenge I have been thinking of creating a card for. I pulled out a beloved Altenew Layered Floral Die Set and created this card: 

I cut Cover Die B out of white cardstock and covered it with Rust Gilders Paste Wax. Layer A was cut out of a pink cardstock and I paper pieced in the leaves with green following the color prompts in the challenge picture. I added texture to the white cardbase with Altenew's Dotted Starburst Debossing Cover Die. The punched butterflies are also embossed with Rust Gilders Paste Wax on them for highlights. Here is another view of this card:

I am entering this card into the June 2022 Inspiration Challenge at Altenew. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Drinks and Cocktails 3D Toppers on Tri-Fold Cards

I have many friends who love an occasional alcoholic drink or wine, so I had fun easily adding 3D embellishments to these cards from the Drinks and Cocktails Easy 3D Toppers from Hearty Crafts. I added three embellishments to this trifold card cut with the new Fabulous Folded Tri-Fold Surprise die set. I just got this die as part of my Fabulous Folded monthly subscription.  Each of the dies are available without subscribing, but I save 10% and get my die set earlier plus a freebie each month. 

I show in the new video how to make a card similar to this one. The front features another 3D embellishment, a stamp from  My Favorite Things and a card front cut with the new Short Rectangle Crosshatch die from Karen Burniston. As is the case with many cards made with Karen Burniston's dies, the most fun happens when the card is opened: 

This card would be perfect for a wine lover with it's pretty wine 3D pictures, fun stamps from MFT and Accordion fun folds and other dies from Karen Burniston. To see many more fun fold cards with 3D Easy Toppers, watch the new video here

Monday, June 20, 2022

Accordion Folds With Easy 3D Accents New Video

Have you ever created a many layered fun fold card only to struggle with how to decorate all those layers? I recently discovered some super easy super dimensional embellishments for our cards, and paired them up with the new Landscape Rectangle Accordion die set from Karen Burniston to make many cards for my newest video here. The layered 3D pictures are from Hearty Crafts called Easy 3D Toppers. My first card features the Jewel Dragonfly set:

The Easy 3D dragonflies are just a bit big for the Rectangle Accordion pieces so I just cut them apart and put some of the pieces behind the 3 layers of the dragonfly. Just look at what happens when this card is opened:

Here are some close-ups to see the 3 sides and the 3D embellishments better:

The sentiment was cut with a die from Sue Wilson and I added a couple punched dragonflies to the center piece. I figured out how to add a front piece onto several accordion folds with plenty of room for more 3D Easy Topper pictures and here is the card I show step by step how to make in the new video:

I show how fast it is to put the pieces of this deer from the Stylish Winter World Easy 3D toppers set in the video, and this sentiment is also from Sue Wilson. Of course, the best part is when the card is opened: 

I put another old world 3D deer picture on the left side and left room for my signature. The Christmas wishes - Peace, Joy and Love  - were cut with dies from Quietfire Design, and I added some doves cut with several sets from Memory Box. 

In the new video I share many more fun fold cards with 3D toppers,  so head on over here and see them all.  Then have a play and send some of your handmade joy out into the world! 

I am entering the first card in the Add A Sentiment challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.