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Easter Lamb of God

Happy Friday!  Easter is a week from Sunday, so I whipped up a couple more Easter cards since I was heading to the Post Office anyways today.  I had a few of these sunburst backgrounds that I made a while back and didn't finish the cards for whatever reason, so I pulled them out thinking it would make a nice Easter card.  There are so many names for Jesus Christ including  Lamb of God , and  Light of the World  which are both reflected in this card.   This digi set is called " Lamb with Cross " ( since I already had a set called Lamb of God ) and there are several versions including with a cross/banner and without... and one lamb or two.  All of my digi stamp sets include a black outline version for those who want to color it themselves (with Copics or other medium) as well as a digitally colored version for quick and easy crafting. I hope you have all have a Blessed Easter ♥ Happy INKing!

A Pull Tab Slider with Rotating Mechanism

Today's interactive card is one that is new to me and trust me... it is easier than it looks and will be so fun for the kiddos!   And my new digi stamp set, " Gator Party " was a perfect set to use with this fun rotating mechanism! The fact that he's got a birthday cake in his choppers goes perfectly with the sentiment on the slider....  "Time for CHOMPING on some Birthday Cake" riiiiiiiight?!!!  :)  You may have noticed that I have the " Snappy Birthday " on here twice.   That is a mistake due to being overly focused on trying to get the sentiments printed on my slider piece a 2nd time after having messed up by printing it horizontal and there was clearly not enough room, so....  It was not suppose to be on the slider, just on the front of my card.  OH SNAP!  *giggle* I was inspired to create this style after seeing one of Laura Dovalo's cards  here .   I really wasn't sure how it would turn out on my very first attempt, so I did not film

Floral Fantasy Girl and Her Kitties

Last month for my birthday I had received several BRAKS (Birthday Random Acts of Kindness) from crafters at SCS and one of them included this image of a girl and her 3 cats, so I made up this card and posted it along with my 'Thank You' to Lori, (aka. mybugandi45 on SCS).   I cut her in half, or rather, I cut the 2 kitties out from the lower half of the image because I knew I wanted to put her inside one of these pretty frames that came in the 'Fantasy Floral' paper pad by Recollections that I got 50% off at Michaels this past week.  The papers are beautiful and are double-sided!  I do not know who the artist is of this image.  I messaged her but am awaiting an answer - when I hear back I will update this post.  ♥ ♥ ♥ Stamps used:  ? (will update as soon as I know) Dies & Punches:  SB - Venise Lace Hemstitch Dies; SU! Ornate Layers Dies Paper:  SU! - Blush Blossom, Misty Moonlight, Flirty Flamingo; Recollections - Fantasy Floral Ink & Extras:  SU! - Misty Moonli

Free Standing Pop-Up Easter Card - SU! Springtime Joy

Happy Sunday!  I'm really enjoying creating Springy cards with Stampin' Up!'s new set " Springtime Joy " from their Jan-June 2021 mini catalog.  I followed the tutorial over at SplitcoastStampers for this fancy fold card. Here is a side view... It folds up flat for mailing! and here's one more picture as I just wanted to show you that among my stash of old eyelets, I found some pretty springy-colored butterflies!  So I used one that matched this Blushing Bride paper and ribbons perfectly!    ♥ ♥ ♥ Stamps used:  SU! - Springtime Joy (mini Jan-June 2021 catalog) Dies & Punches:  SU! - Stitched Shapes Dies; Spellbinders - Scalloped Rectangles & Scalloped Circles Dies Paper:  SU! - 2020 Designer Series Paper; Succulent DSP; Pool Party, Basic White Ink & Extras:  SU! - Pear Pizzaz ink, Dimensionals, Champagne Rhinestone Gems, paper snips; Copic - markers; We R Memory Keepers - Trim & Score Board; Scotch - ATG tape; The Twinery - twine; (friend) - c

Tutorial for the Pop Up Flip Card using ITD's Honey Bear

 You've now seen 2 of my latest Pop Up Flip Cards using the February 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit, "Bouquet of Hope" and today I've made 2 more, this time using the Digi-of-the-Month set at Imagine That Digistamp called " Honey Bear. "  Everyone who played in our blog challenge last month received this whole set FREE !  And all who play this month and link up by Noon on the last day of March will be emailed next month's digi set FREE as well - come on over and play along ! Measurements & Instructions: Card Base = 8.5" x 5.5" and scored at 4 1/4" DSP for front layer = 5 1/4" x 4" DSP for inside = 5 1/4" x 4" Mechanism base = 2 1/2" x 4" and scored along 4" side at 1", 2", & 3" Mechanism tab = 3/4" x 2 1/4" and scored at 1 1/4" Adhere your top dsp layer onto card front by taping/gluing only along outter edges.  Do not glue down middle portion. Adhere your inside layer to bott

A Vertical Pop Up Flip Card - Paper Pumpkin Alternative

Today's card started out just like my last one, but it ended up vertical instead and I like it that way as well!  With the circle being attached to a scored "waving" piece, it kinda wiggles as you open the card and stops centered which I like.  Again, I used February's Paper Pumpkin kit called, "Bouquet of Hope." It works to have pieces extending past the circle, but only the side of the cut-out, so it will lay flat when you close it back up.  I did adjust the mechanism piece so that it doesn't stick out from behind the circle, so I cut it at 2 1/2" x 4" and scored along the 4" side at 1", 2", and 3".  The li'l tab on top is cut at 2 1/4" x 3/4" and scored at 1 1/4".  ♥ ♥ ♥ Stamps used:  SU! - February 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit: Bouquet of Hope Dies & Punches:  SU! - Stitched Shapes Dies; Ornate Borders Dies; Pretty Perennials Paper:  SU! - Feb. 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit; Merry Merlot cardstock Ink & Ex

Pop Up Flip Card - Interactive Paper Pumpkin Alternative

Today's card was inspired by several I've seen recently on Pinterest and Youtube and it's one I hadn't tried yet, so I created one with February's Paper Pumpkin kit called, "Bouquet of Hope." These are super simple to make but yet has that "wow" factor for your recipient.  This is one I will definitely come back to again and again. Here's a view from the side.  It does have a box-y mechanism and a li'l flap that helps the oval POP when you open it.  The mechanism is a piece cut at 3" x 4" and scored along the 4" side at 1", 2", and 3".  The li'l tab on top is cut at 2 1/4" x 3/4" and scored at 1 1/4".  If you prefer to watch a video, Dawn has an excellent one here .    ♥ ♥ ♥ Stamps:  SU! - February 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit: Bouquet of Hope; Butterfly Gala Dies & Punches:  SU! - Butterfly Duo punch; Stitched Shapes Dies Paper:  SU! - Flower & Field (SAB Jan-Feb 2021); Poppy Parade, &am

Springtime Joy with Bouquet of Hope

I can't really call this one a "Paper Pumpkin Alternative" because the only thing I used from this month's kit is the gorgeous gold leaf vellum.  February's kit called, " Bouquet of Hope " is a really nice kit for sympathy cards. But the first thing I did was took the gold-leaf vellum sheet out and made a popped up picture "frame" as an Easter card with images from " Springtime Joy " stamp set. First I cut a piece of Kraft cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored in half at 4 1/4" (top fold).  Then I layered a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock cut at 5 1/4" x 4" and taped down to the Kraft base.   Next I cut a piece of cardstock about 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" and sponged some grass and clouds/sky then taped it down in the middle of my Blushing Bride layer.   Next I made the frame.  The vellum sheet was trimmed down first, then glue dotted onto a piece of white cardstock cut at 3 7/8" x 5".  Then I die c

Double-Sided Screen Card with Floating Butterflies

 A labor of love, this card is!  It's for my daughter's boyfriend's grandma who's turning 90 in a couple of weeks.  ♥  I wanted to find a fancy fold so it would be extra special and this is one I hadn't tried before.  The 2 middle sections are see-through and looks like the butterflies are "floating."  These butterflies are from Stampin' Up!'s ' Butterfly Gala ' bundle and they work perfectly because they are symmetrical so you can easily make it double-sided and they line up!  I also used SU!'s new ' Pretty Perennials ' bundle - love the layering possibilities of this set! For the butterflies... I punched out solid butterflies in a darker shade of each color (Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, and Gorgeous Grape).  I adhered those with strong Tear n' Tape, matching up on both sides of the window sheet.  Then I stamped each butterfly onto lighter shades (Pool Party, Pink Passion, Highland Heather) and only attached them in the cen