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Mini Slimline Spinner + Slider

Welcome back to another crafty installment here at Ink Something!  Today's card is a mini slimline ( that fits in a letter-sized envelope ) and includes both a spinner on top and a slider on the bottom.  I followed the sketch challenge #559 at MFT this week using the cute Housecats stamp and die-namics. This card is for my daughter's college roommate who just adopted a new kitty after having to put her 16 yr. old tuxedo-colored emotional support cat (Fatty) down last month.  The new cat is all black, but if I colored him all black you wouldn't see the details in the cat's faces so I lightened it up a bit with a light grey.   The sentiments I used are not from the Housecats set, it's actually from SU! Penguin Place .  The Housecat sentiments just didn't have what I needed for this specific card.   ♥ ♥ ♥ Stamps:  (MFT) - Housecats ; (SU!) - Penguin Place Dies & Punches : (MFT) -  Housecats Die-namics ;  Slider Channel Die-namics Paper & Ink:  (MFT)
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SU! Penguin Spinner Card

Hello happy crafters!  I have a fun button spinner card to share featuring more of those cute penguins!  This card looks very similar to my Ladybug Spinner , and my Easter Wreath Spinners , but this one actually " spins " super well instead of turning it with a wheel... and the mechanism only takes a button and some circle dies!  And here's my card in action... I used some of the  Rainbow Glimmer Paper  because the top color blended nicely with the penguin's feet and beak, and it's sparkly like snow!   The snowflakes behind the penguins are die-cut from the Christmas Layers Dies . I did cut some apart and glued to the wheel just behind the penguins - making sure not to let them overhang the inner circle that goes around the button (as that would prevent the wheel from spinning.) The sentiment was embossed with VersaMark and white e.p. with  The Greatest Part of Christmas  stamp set, and cut with the  Stitched Shapes Dies. I cut more of Christmas Layers Dies out

Tutorial - Penguin Slider Card

Wow, what an amazing response I received to my Penguin Slider Card that I posted Friday in some Facebook cardmaking groups!  I had a lot of requests for instructions, so I created this li'l video tutorial on how I made it.   I re-created the card, this time using no special dies , so more of you can hop on board.   So grab your  Penguin Place bundle, cardstock, paper trimmer, foam tape, and be sure to grab my igloo digital stamp and let's get crafting this cute slider! *Note:  for those who want to create this slider without using the igloo , click here Also... I forgot to mention that I resized my igloo to 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" before duplicating and printing it out.  :)   If you have any questions, please leave me a comment and I'll try to answer as best I can.  Thanks so much!!    ~ Happy Inking :) ♥ ♥ ♥ Stamps:  (SU!) -  Penguin Place ; (ITD) -  Polar Fun   (you can download a FREE version of my igloo image HERE ) Dies & Punches : (SU!) -  Penguin Builder Pu

Dashing Through the Snow

Hey all!  Yes, it's another cute penguin slider card!  Aren't you proud of me... hopped off the box card bandwagon for just a bit, LOL!  Don't get used to it though, I have another fun box card to share with you soon!   This card is very similar to my igloo penguin slider card except without the igloo.... and added some " Perfectly Plaid " trees!  This card uses the Snow Drift Dies and Slider Channel Dies that I mentioned in my video however you CAN create this without any special dies - just use your paper trimmer to cut the slider channel like I show in my video, and use your scissors to create curvy hills OR use the slope stamp in the set!  :)  Watch my video here .

Interactive Penguin Slider

Hi all, my card today is called a slider card because the 3rd cute li'l penguin is going to SLIDE out of his igloo with just a slight tilt of the card!    🐧   Here's a quick li'l video of my card in action... How cute is that, right?!  The 3 cute penguins are from  Stampin' Up!' s new set, " Penguin Place " and the matching punch, along with a li'l bit of dsp from the  Whimsy & Wonder  pack.   The igloo is one I drew and you can now download a free copy of it HERE  (for a limited time) and then be sure to watch my video tutorial HERE for instructions!  :)   I'm not real happy with how I did the snow drift on the bottom.  I should have made the snow drift taller and popped it up to cover the slider track.  However, my first thought was if I did that, you might not see the penguin very well since he's already on his belly, but ... yes, I should definitely try that next time!  By the time I thought of it and tried removing that snow drift, t

Punny Meerkats

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Reindeer Waltz Pop Up Box

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Multi-Tiered Pop Up Penguins

 Welcome friends!  I had a great time last night on a Zoom call with my SU! upline and 8 others in her downline group - so fun to "meet" them and put faces to names and craft together - for 3 hours!  :)  We all worked on our own projects and they were so diverse, love it!   For my zoom project, I created a multi-tiered pop up box card --- no surprise there, right guys?!  BUT, this one was on a much larger scale and needs a 6 1/8" square envelope, which I had to make myself, but with the help of my nifty envelope punch board , it was pretty easy... PRETTY being the operative word as I used some the same Whimsy & Wonder dsp from SU! as I used on my card!   I will include the measurements for making this card below my photos, so keep scrolling :)  The Whimsy & Wonder dsp has holographic striped paper that I used on the sides of my box.   These cute penguins and matching punch are bundled in the new Holiday Catalog, July - Dec. 2021, and so is the Whimsy & Wond

Slimline Feeling Fall

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Hello Beautiful

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In the Plaid Woods

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