Category Archives: Interactive Cards

12 Looks Good on You

August 17, 2017

My niece turns 12 in a few weeks. I went for everything bright and sparkly for this card.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by fussy cutting the 1, 2, and the sunglasses from the Illustrated Faith’s Basic Collection acetate sheets. Next, I created a grey frame and a blue panel from some of the Illustrated Faith’s Basic papers and some stitched rectangle dies. I traced the opening of the frame on the blue paper. I stamped my sentiment on the blue paper and add some tone on tone stamping around the edges. I backed the grey frame with acetate and added foam tape around the edges to create a shaker window. I added the sequins and silver glitter stars and adhered the frame to the blue paper.  To finish off the shaker box, I adhered the acetate pieces around the frame.

I create a yellow card base. I added some stamping that I embossed with WOW Cloud 9 embossing powder to the edges. I added a sentiment and one more pair of glasses on the inside of the card. Lastly, I adhered the shaker box to the card front.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge: Add a Sentiment

Simon Says: Add A Sentiment

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Clear to See, Clark’s ABCs, and Snow Cool

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, and Scalloped Box Card Pop Up dies

Paper: Illustrated Faith’s Basic Collection papers and acetate numbers and images

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Merman and Sunflower

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

You’re a Treasure

August 13, 2017

I just bought the Ahoy, Matey stamp set. This is the first card I made with it.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started this card with a panel of water color paper that I die cut with a stitched rectangle die. I ink smooshed some blue Distress Inks on it and let it dry.

I stamped and clear embossed the images on another piece of water color paper. I used Crayola Fine Line Markers to watercolor the images. Once they were dry, I fussy cut them out leaving a small white border.

Using some tan card stock, I die cut another stitched rectangle. From this rectangle, I created two stitched hills for my scene. I ink blended some Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink on the hills. I splattered some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink on the hills. I also used clean water to splatter on the hills. The water spots still let the original color of the card stock show through.

When the blue panel was dry, I added some wave detail with dark blue ink and white pigment ink. While that was drying, I added the sentiments to the hillside.

Then, I began assembling the card. I adhered the hills to the water color panel. I added the trees, ship, and pirates to the scene using double sided tape. I used liquid glue to adhere the coins, gem, and bird to the treasure chest. When that grouping was dry, I added it to the panel with an action wobble spring.

I used dark brown card stock to create a card base. I stamped the compass rose on the front of the card base in dark brown ink for added interest. Lastly, I adhered the panel with the scene to the card base and the card was finished.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Ahoy, Matey

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, and Stitched Hillside Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Brushed Corduroy, and Gathered Twigs

Hero Arts Inks in Red Royal and Navy

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Action Astronaut

August 2, 2017

I made this background almost a month ago, when I was doing a lot of ink smooshing. This was the piece of water color paper that I smooshed all of the extra ink on and let dry. Today, I finally figured out which images I wanted to put on this background

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Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a very inky piece of water color paper. I had been using it as a place to smoosh the left over ink form other projects. I layered some Black Soot Distress Ink over the top both by ink smooshing and ink blending. Once the black ink was all dry, I added some more color with Distress Inks and a Mini Foam Blending Tool. Then I set the back ground aside for a looooong time.

I stamped the images in black ink and clear embossed them. Then I used Crayola Fine Line markers to water color in the images. Once dry, I fussy cut everything out, leaving a small white border.

I used silver embossing powder and Versa Mark ink to add the sentiment and stars to the inked background. I rounded the corners of the ink piece before adhering it to a black card base. I used glue dots to adhere the space ship, Earth, and Moon to the panel. I adhere a small piece of twine from my stash to the ship of the astronaut. I adhered the astronaut with a mini action spring.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Out of the World, Lucky Stars, and Starry Backdrops

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Black Soot, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon, and Mowed Lawn

 

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Jaws Pop Up

August 1, 2017

I love all of the Lawn Fawn ocean themed stamp sets. I just bought the Duh-nuh set and couldn’t wait to use it. I choose to go with very soft colors on this card. I love the effect.

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Front

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Inside

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by creating a white card base. I stamped the fin and the sentiment on the card front with grey ink. I masked off the fin using Post-It tape and ink blended some Tumbled Glass Distress ink over the top. I didn’t worry about getting it smooth, because I added some flicks of water to distress the ink. I used Hickory Smoke Distress Ink to color in the fin.

I stamped the shark on a scrap of water color paper in the same grey ink. I used the same Distress Inks to water color that image in.  Once dry, I fussy cut the shark out leaving a small white border.

I lined my white card base with light blue card stock. I added some bubbles using the Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. Using the same card stock, I die cut a Stitched Hillside pop up and adhered it to the inside of the card base. I adhered my shark to one of the hillsides.

I stamped my inside sentiment in the same grey ink and the card was finished.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Dun-nuh

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Hillside Pop Up

Ink: Simon Says Stamp’s Smoke Ink

Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Hickory Smoked

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Lovable Legends Peek A Boo

August 1, 2017

I watched Lawn Fawn’s demo video for their new Shadow Box Card and had an idea. I turned my Scalloped Box Card Pop Up into a pop up and box card.

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Open card

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Side view

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Card when Flat

Details

Size:  Pop Up Box card that fits in an A2 envelope

Extra Details:  I began by die cutting the pop card dies out of light blue card stock. I used one of the rectangle dies to cut a window in the bottom portion of my card. I also trimmed the fold down panel off the same section. Using some darker blue and brown card stock I cut several inside brace pieces. I used a variety of border dies to create the edges of the brace pieces.

Then, I stamped and colored all of my images. I used Crayola Fine Line markers and a water brush to add color to most of my images. I used dies to cut out a few of the images and fussy cut the rest. I left a small white border while fussy cutting to match the die cut pieces.

I used glue dots and liquid adhesive to adhere the box card and all of the images together.

Lastly I added some panels with the sentiments and extra decorations to finish the card.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Loveable Legends, Mermaid for You, Fintastic Friends, and Dad + Me

Dies Used: Scalloped Box Card Pop Up, Puffy Cloud Borders, Simple Stitched Hill Side borders, Stitched Hill Side Borders, and Lovable Legends dies

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drops in Cottage Ivy, Pear Tart, Rich Cocoa

 

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Moving Cactus Cards

July 14, 2017

I made these cards with the Simon Says Stamp May 2017 Card Kit. I added a sentiment stamp set from Lawn Fawn because the stamp set in the card kit did not include any sentiments. I also made two cards, because I need two birthday cards within the week.

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Card One

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Card Two

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Inside of Cards

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I made these cards two months ago and do not remember much of the process that I used to create them.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy and To a Fungi

Simon Says Stamp and Uchi’s Design’s stamp set

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackable

Paper: Illustrated Faith’s Basic Collection

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Flapping Butterflies

July 14, 2017

I made this card with the Simon Says Stamp May 2017 Card Kit. I made this card over two months ago, but did not have time to blog it. Unfortunately, I do not remember all of the details on the construction of this card.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Bon Voyage, Chirpy Chirp Chirp, and Sally’s ABCs

Simon Says Stamp and Uchi’s Designs stamp set

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Borders, Stitched Hillside, and Simple Stitched Hillsides

Simon Says Stamps Stitched Circles

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp’s Slate Ink

Memento Dew Drop Inks

 

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Cookie Congrats

April 21, 2017

Yesterday, I made a graduation card for my daughter, even if she doesn’t know it yet. So today, I made one for my son. He will be “graduating” Kindergarten this year.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

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View of the Sentiment

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and clear embossing all of the images for this card. I used Crayola Fine Line markers and a water brush to water color these images. Once they were dry, I fussy cut everything out.

Then I began working on the card base. I started with a dark blue card base. On the front, I partially stamped a frame in Versa Mark, and then white heat embossed it. I layered some of the images in the frame. I die cut “congrats” from silver glitter paper. I adhered this right under the images and the card front was done.

For the pop up feature on the inside of the card, I started with a white card base. I die cut a “wave” using the puffy cloud border die. Using the negative piece, I die cut another “wave” to pop up. I used the Everyday Pop Up Dies to create the pop up tabs on the white card base. I adhered the second “wave” to the pop up tabs. Next, I adhered the cookie images to the two “waves.” Before adhering the pop up element to the blue card base, I trimmed the straight edge to better fit in the blue card base. Lastly, I adhered the pop up panel and stamped the sentiment inside.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #3: Outstanding Occasions

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-3-outstanding-occasions

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Flirty Frames, Milk and Cookies and Smart Cookie

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Everyday Pop Ups and Puffy Cloud Borders

Essentials by Ellen’s Zipper Panel Die

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Mermaid and Flamingo

April 20, 2017

I had fun with the Lawn Fawn Box Card Pop Up Die again today. I love the idea of a surprise inside the card; which is why the outside looks like an underwater scene and the inside has a hidden island.

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Front of Card Folded Flat

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Back of Card Folded Flat

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Box Opened

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View of the Other Side

Details

Size:  Box Card that folds flat to an A2 size card

Extra Details:  I began by die cutting all of the basic pieces for the card base from water color paper. I did not cut any of the stitched rectangles as I planned on decorating the whole card base. I did die cut one stitched hillside and one puffy cloud border to use on the inside of the box. I also die cut “Congrats” from silver glitter paper.

Then I began stamping. Mostly, I used Versa Fine Ink for the stamping. I also used Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Inks for the colored inks. I used clear embossing powder on everything, so I could begin water coloring faster. Most of the images are stamped right on the card base. I stamped the images for the inside of the card on a scrap of water color paper. I did also re stamp one of the mermaids on the scrap of water color paper, after I messed up stamping her on the card base.

I used Crayola Fine Line Markers and a water brush to water color everything. Once everything was dry, I fussy cut out the images for the inside of the card and the mermaid.

Then I assembled the card. Because I decorate the card base itself, the assembly didn’t take that long. I LOVE this card and so does my daughter. She tried talking me into giving it to her now.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #3: Outstanding Occasions

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 3 – Outstanding Occasions

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fintastic Friends, Flamingo Together, Lovable Legends, Mermaid for You, Octopi My Heart, Partly Cloudy, Plan on It, Smart Cookies, So Jelly, and Starry Backdrop

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Box Card Pop Up, Puffy Cloud Borders, and Simple Stitched Hillsides

Essentials by Ellen’s Zipper Panel Die

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Inks in Water Melon, Lemon Zing, and Key Lime

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Carnival Anniversary

April 19, 2017

I have been thinking about this card design since the Pop Up Box Card Die arrived. I was finally able to get the idea out of my head today!

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Front of Card folded flat

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Back of Card folded

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Card opened

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Side flap while card is open

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Side flap of card

Details

Size:  Pop Up Box Card fold to A2 size card

Extra Details:  I began by die cutting; lots of die cutting. I cut the card base and braces from some black and white striped paper. I cut the stitched white rectangles from white card stock. The poles and banners were cut from two shades of gray card stock. The banners and one brace was die cut from some black and white text paper.

I find with this style of card that it is easiest to decorate everything before actually putting the box together. With this in mind, I began stamping next. I added grass to white rectangles that would be on the bottom and the three flaps that will fold down when the card is open. I added some clouds and a sun with colored inks. Using black ink, I added the sentiments, a balloon, and the Ferris wheel.

On a separate piece of white card stock, I stamped another Ferris wheel, a carousal, tickets, balloons, cotton candy, hot dog, burger, ketchup, and ribbon. I used colored pencils to color in all of the images on this sheet and on the pieces of the card base. Once, I was done coloring, I fussy cut everything out. I left a small white border around all of the images.

Then, I began assembling everything. I used strong double sided tape wherever possible and liquid adhesive on the smallest pieces, like the banner.

I love this card and it turned out way better than I imagined in my head.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #3: Outstanding Occasions

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 3 – Outstanding Occasions

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Admit One, Chirpy Chirp Chirp, Happy Happy Happy, Into the Woods, Let’s BBQ, and Partly Cloudy

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Box Card Pop UP

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Ink in Salty Ocean

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Inks in Key Lime and Lemon Zing

 

Hope you enjoyed the card