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Spinning Christmas Wreath

 Hello and welcome!  I have another easy spinning card today using  SU!'s Arrange a Wreath  set, some stitched circles, Buffalo Check backgound stamp ... and a button!!   I was recently asked if I send instructions in my cards for the interactive ones so my recipient knows how it works.  And honestly, I haven't, although some like these spinning cards kinda move on their own as soon as you take them out of the envelope.  What I also find helpful is to add a li'l arrow, or a simple saying telling them to spin, turn, flip, tilt, lift, rip, etc.  I used the arrow from SU!'s Give it a Whirl set, and added " Spin " so there's no guess-work here.  ☺ Super easy to make these spinning cards and I love using a flat button.  You could also use a coin, washer, anything similar as long as it's SMOOTH and ROUND and has some depth to it.  I also agree with Jennifer McGuire that doubling up on the circle element, gluing 2 back to back so the under side is very smoo

Rustic Retreat Box Card

 Happy Sunday everyone!  I had a great evening on Friday with my SU! group in a crafty Zoom meeting where we all made these box cards, except everyone decorated theirs with a different theme!  How fun is that?!!  Someone had a dog/pet theme, one was a strawberry theme, a sheep birthday theme, and a penguin Christmas theme.  Quite a few others that I didn't get to see because my phone died and I needed to get dinner going for my hubby.  Here's one of the cards I made... You can add a piece of white cardstock to the back for writing your message.  I used a die to cut mine, but you can cut it the same size as your dsp on the front side of your back piece, so 4" x 3 1/4". You can download my FREE tutorial for this box card project HERE . ♥ ♥ ♥ Stamps:  (SU!) -   Perfectly Plaid bundle ; Rustic Retreat (retired); Buffalo Check background stamp (retired) Dies & Punches : (SU!) -   Pine Tree punch ;   Stitched So Sweetly Dies Paper & Ink:  (SU!) - Thick White, Garden

Special Delivery O.T.B.

September's  Outside the Box challenge has a WINTER theme!  (I know - it's not officially Fall yet, but it's good to create ahead so they are ready to go when the time is right).   Aren't these critters ca-ute?!!  This is a brand new stamp and die set called  Special Delivery , and extra die set called  Cute Caravan (which has 2 different cars in it - the other one is more square on top and a li'l bit larger). I sponged some Pixie Pink dye ink on the back white layer, then cut some triangles for trees, stuck them all in a box and flicked white acrylic paint onto them using a toothbrush (that I only use for crafting!) hoping it would make it look snowy.  Once I put my card together using the Outside the Box Level Up Dies, I decided I wanted to add some big snowflakes, so I used my SU! Christmas Layers Die .  First I added some double sided adhesive sheet to the back of my cardstock, then die-cut them.  For the snowflakes where half of it is sticking off the tr

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)

Penguin Multi-Tiered Box Card

 Welcome back friends!  There's just something about these adorable penguins from SU!'s Penguin Place bundle that I can't get enough of.   Today's box card is for a winter birthday.  I added some colored craft wire for the balloon strings that holds those balloons up in mid-air.... LOVE that!  I also added some trees from the Perfectly Plaid bundle .  This set is great for creating fun interactive cards, box cards, fancy folds - who wouldn't love getting one of these?!   The " Happy Birthday " die-cut is from My Favorite Things and is called " Box Card Greetings " - the other die-cut sentiment in that set says " Hello Beautiful ."  I wanted to enter this into MFT's Outside the Box challenge this month which is winter themed.  Unfortunately,  I don't happen to have any winter MFT stamps yet -- so many things on my wish list, so little money to get them.  Isn't that the life of any crafter?!!  : D You can find my tutorial for

Easy Spinning Penguins 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

 Welp, it's the 1st of September y'all, Fall is in the air! And a new challenge begins today at the  Imagine That Digistamp Blog !   A challenge player suggested I draw a meerkat, and well... I couldn't stop at just one!  I ended up with a larger than normal set again this month (7 versions of meerkats + sentiments).  So I decided to do something fun and send different digis ( from this set)  to the various challenge players so we have a variety in the Link-Up!   I created 3 cards with the 3 pairs of cute meerkats.... They are all colored with Copics and I created a different background on each one.  On the first, I tried a distant tree line with Copics. On the 2nd, I colored bg with Copics as well, but then I used a blender (Copic 0) to pick up some of the color, which gave it a textured "sand" look, sorta??  And the last I colored everything with Copics except the sun rays which I used a blending brush and stencil.   Which one is your favorite??   ALSO... if you