Saturday, October 07, 2017

Pop Out Swing Card with Ellie's Pumpkin Costume

Happy Saturday!  I'm excited about the new 3D decoupage (paper tole) kits in my shop!  Hazel Braimbridge is now creating these using my digi sets!  Some of the kits also include extra elements not available in my regular digi stamp sets.

Here is my first time trying the paper tole kits.   I used "Ellie's Pumpkin 3d"


These pieces would be super quick and easy to cut with a cutting machine (ie. Cricut, Cameo, Silhouette, Scan n' Cut etc) which I do not have, so I opted to hand cut each piece with scissors. 

When cutting them out, I also put the # by it so I know which order they are meant to be layered. 


Here she is all layered with pop dots!

TIP: 
 it's BEST to go around every piece with a black felt marker (alcohol based) which I could not find my Memento marker, prolly still in a box somewhere!  But here, you can see all the white edges.... the black would just give it a much nicer finished edge.  

Next, I made my card base with the swing out mechanism.... I followed Amanda's tutorial here.
I used textured white cardstock for all the 3d pieces, front layer and clouds, and designer paper for grass and border.  I sponged the front white panel with teal so the clouds would pop :)  I also added dimensional tape to the back of Ellie's Pumpkin Costume for "extra" dimension (like she needed it right?) 


I ♥ this card fold - so cute and different.

I'm normally the type to put out all the dies and add flourishes and flowers, but since the border on front was so thin, and I couldn't have anything hanging over towards the middle opening, or it would get in the way of the swinging panel.... I let the Ellie be the focus :) 

You can find this 3d kit and more at my shop HERE.  This is a brand new category, so check back as we'll be adding more kits in the near future!  :)  


Gift Box-in-a-Card

Just had to try this style of card - fancy folds are my faves, but this one takes the cake.  Of course, you can't fold and stick it in an envelope to mail, but is great to give in person :)  Panda digi set is one I made - you can find it in my shop Here.




Love You 2 Pizzas Gift Card Holder

With my pizza-loving daughter away at college, I made this Pizza gift card holder to send her.  It was easy to make using the envelope punch board and a tutorial I found on Pinterest.  It was a while ago, so I lost the link.  When I find it again, i'll update my post.  ;)  



Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday, May 13, 2016

New Digi Releases for May - You Could WIN

For a limited time, you have a chance to WIN one of the 5 new release digi sets in our Facebook Group and our Blog just by leaving a comment.  Here's a li'l video I put together :)

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Tea Bag Dispenser


here is the box all put together:

not the best picture but I added clear stickles to outline the petals
of flower and added crystal flourish gems to 2 corners.


I saw this tutorial at Flower Foot Designs and had to give it a try.  After all, with a new cutter and 12" score board, creating boxes like this is a snap! :)  Well... ok, it did take a bit to figure out, but actually making the folds was easy peasy!  

For the teapot and tea bag, I used my "Floral Tea Set" digis which comes with a floral tea pot as well as a plain one just for this purpose - to paper piece it!!  If I knew before hand what color the tea bag packets were before I started, I might have changed my color combo, lol.  But it's very springy none-the-less. 


I'd like to enter this into the Scor-Pal challenge
 more than 1 score with optional theme "In like a Lion, out like a Lamb" (my spring theme)

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Pop Up Card in a Box

This month we're celebrating my store's 3rd Birthday with lots of fun events, starting with a New Release BLOG HOP that starts at Imagine That! Creative Playground!  Chances for you to win one of the new releases just by hopping to all the DT's blogs (I think there's only 6) and being a follower of our blog - you might just win one of these prehistorica birthday sets!! :)  

I created a Long Pop Up Card-in-a-Box using all 4 new release sets + a set that will be released on the 14th.  Yep, another new release giveaway is set for March 14th plus we also have a treasure hunt planned and a Followers Freebie, so be sure to follow our blog


I colored the outline digis with Copics, and added lots of fun grassy dies as well as clouds and flag banners (all dies can be found at La-la-Land Crafts)

Side view

Closer up version

Back Panel - I used the Pterodactyl Banner as part of my Birthday Greeting on back.

This card totally folds up flat to pu in an envie for mailing!

Card closed up.

Come do the hop for a chance to WIN!!