Category Archives: Interactive Cards

Pinata Slider

April 22, 2018

About two months ago, I watched a YouTube video in which someone made a card using a hillside border die to create a tree truck. What a brilliant idea! This is the card I made using the same idea. It is also a slider card.

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Front of Card

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Inside of Card

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping and coloring the piñata and candy images. I used Prismacolor pencils. I used the matching dies to cut everything out.

Next, I created the white card base. I knew I wanted to decorate the inside of the card, so I created the inside of the card first. I stamped the ending of the sentiment and the confetti pieces in a variety of inks that matched my coloring. I adhered the candy pieces with liquid glue and set the whole thing aside to dry.

While the inside of the card was drying, I worked on the slider panel for the front of the card. I die cut a stitched rectangle from some light blue, green, and Kraft card stocks. I used a simple stitched hill side border to create a tree trunk from the Kraft panel. I stamped it with a wood grain patter also. I used a grassy border to create two layers of grass form the green panel. I adhered the taller green grass layer to the light blue panel. Next, I adhered the Kraft tree trunk and then I adhered the last green grass layer. I stamped the sentiment.

Using a hole punch and kraft knife to create a slider track. It is not the smoothest cut but it works. I added some foam tape to the back of the panel, making sure to leave space around the slider track. I adhere some twine and a small foam dot to the back of the piñata. I pushed the foam dot through the slider track and adhered it to a dime. I added a scrap of light blue card stock behind the slider track to help it blend in. I adhered the other end of the twine to the top of the panel, making sure that the piñata can freely move along the track. Lastly, I adhered the panel to the card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Year Seven and Woodgrain Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Year Seven dies, Grassy Border die, Simple Stitched Hillside Borders, and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black, Plastic Flamingo, Carrot, Sunflower, Freshly Cut Grass, Fish Tank, Juice Box, and Doe

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Keep Calm and Be Hoppy

April 21, 2018

I made this card for my co teacher. We were having a rough week at school and I felt she could use a pick me up. This is also the first card I made with the Pivot Pop Up die. I really love this die. It is easy to use and makes a really big impact.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a top fold white card base. Using grey ink, I stamped a wood grain pattern on the front and inside of the card.

Next, I die cut the Pivot Pop Up Die Pieces. I also die cut some cross stitched rectangles. I used these rectangles to create the pieces for the front focal panel. I used two shades of blue card stock and some green card stock. Using double sided tape I adhered all of the pieces together to create my scenes for both the front and side of the card.  I used the same double sided tape to adhere the scenes to the card base

I stamped the sentiments on my card. My black ink pad is very dry and it shows. However, I did not use my Misti so I went with the distressed look.

I stamped the images from Toadally Awesome on some white card stock. I used Prismacolor pencils to color everything in. I fussy cut out tall of the images leaving a small white border.  Lastly, I adhered all of the images to the two scenes and the card was finished

 

Challenges Entered:

               Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 27: 3D Cards

https://www.lawnfawnatics.com/announcement/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-27-3d-cards

              

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Toadally Awesome, Woodgrain Backgrounds, Hoppy Easter, and Riley’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Pivot Pop Up, Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Simple Stitched Hillsides and Grassy Borders

Ink: Versa Fine and Versa Mark

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Church Snow Globe Shaker

April 15, 2018

I need a card for a baptism and a card for a first communion within the next few weeks. I struggled with these cards; I do not own any stamps that I thought really went well with the events. So I got creative. I like the way the cards turned out. I made two of the same card. Only one is pictured in this post.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by die cutting a panel of white card stock and dry embossing it with a Darice embossing folder.

I stamped the images on a separate panel of white card stock and using Prismacolor pencils to color everything in. Then, I pulled out the die cutting machine again. I die cut the snow globe that I stamped. I used light blue card stock for the back of the snow globe. Light green stock was used for the grassy hill. I also die cut some clear plastic and fun foam so I could turn my snow globe into a shaker card. Everything else, I fussy cut out.

I adhered everything together using double sided tape. I add some beads and sequins to the snow globe before I adhered the light blue panel. I used pink sequins because both cards are for little girls.

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add Some Texture

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-add-texture/

              

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Village, Ready Set Snow, and Ready Set Shake

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Ready Set Snow Add On, and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Lawn Fawn Jet Black

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

2018 Cookie Grad

April 15, 2018

One of my co-workers had a son graduating from high school this year. This is the card I made for her to give to him. I used the school colors of green, white and black to make the card more personal.

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Front of Card

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Inside of card

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by creating a card base form some green card stock. I used the same cardstock to die cut the Pivot Pop Up pieces as well.

Using dark green ink, I added the 2018’s to the front of the card. I used the same ink to add the cookies, and hats to the inside of the card as well. I used white pigment ink to add the dashed lines to the pop up panel. I plan on having the cookie “throw” his hat.

Using white card stock, I stamped the cookies, hats, diploma, letters and numbers. I used Primsacolor pencils to add color where needed. I used the matching die to cut out the letters and numbers and I fussy cut out everything else.

While I had the die cutting machine out, I also cut two white stitched rectangles for the inside of the card, one small white stitched rectangle for the pop up panel and one black stitched rectangle for the front of the card. I found some silver glitter paper in my stash, that I die cut the word congrats from.

Then I began assembling the card. I used liquid glue, double sided tape, and just a little bit of foam tape on the cookie on the front of the card. Overall I really like this card and I know my co-workers will also.

Stamps Used:  Lawn Fawn’s Smart Cookie, Quinn’s Capital ABC’s, Quinn’s 123s, Toadally Awesome, and Sweet Smiles

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Quinn’s Capital ABCs, Quinn’s 123s and Pivot Pop Up dies

Ellen Hudson’s Zipper Panel Dies

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black, Yeti White Pigment Ink, and Nobel Fir.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Rainbow Easter Bunnies

April 10, 2018

These are the Easter cards I made to send to friends and family. I had a bunch of water color paper scraps to use up, so I decided to play with my Distress Inks. Unfortunately, I made these cards over a month ago and can’t remember which colors I used on which cards.

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Details

Size:  A2 card and 4.25” square cards

Extra Details: I began these cards by white heat embossing the small egg image all over a bunch of panels of water color paper. I used three colors of Distress Ink on each panel to create some rainbow backgrounds. I don’t remember which colors I used on each panel because I made all of these over a month ago.  After the ink was dry, I flicked some water on each piece to create some interest. I adhered each panel to a colored card base.

For the sentiment, I die cut some small cross stitched rectangles and stamped the sentiment on each. I used one of the Distress Inks to water color the edges of each rectangle.

I stamp and colored the bunny images on some white card stock. I used Prismacolor pencils to add some shading to the bunnies. I fussy cut the bunnies out right on the black line. I painted the edges with a black marker to hide any cutting errors. Lastly, I adhered the bunnies with a Mini Action Wobble Spring to the card front.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Hoppy Easter

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

Various Distress Inks

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Birthday Bookmarks

April 9, 2018

I just got the new Lawn Fawn bookmark stamp set called Slow Down and Enjoy. I couldn’t wait to make some bookmarks with it. I also needed four birthday cards soon. So I combined the two and created four cards with removable bookmarks.

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Card Front with Bookmark in place

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Card Front without Bookmark

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Inside of the card

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Back of Card

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Pink Versions of cards

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Bookmarks

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Back of Bookmarks

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I made four cards but gave one away before I got the pictures taken. Each card is same design; I just switched papers and animals around.

I began these cards by stamping and coloring the animals, hats, gifts, and present images. I used Prismacolor Pencils to color everything in. I matched the colors of the accessories to the colors in the patterned papers. I used matching dies to cut the animals, gifts, and hats out. I fussy cut the cupcakes out leaving a small white border to match the die cuts.

While I had my die cut machine out, I also die cut two of each bookmark from one piece of pattern paper. I adhered the two bookmarks together so that the pattern on the front and back matched. I also cut the bookmarks from some white card stock. I stamped a sentiment on each white bookmark and trimmed it on the stitched lines with my scissors. I adhered the white panel to the front of each bookmark. I added the animal fronts and backs as well. I added a birthday hat to each animal for some color and fun.

Once the bookmarks were made, I began working on the cards. Using a stitched rectangle die, I cut two dark blue panels and two pink panels. I white heat embossed a frame and sentiment on each panel. I fussy cut out the center of each frame to create an opening.  I added a small rectangle of patterned paper to each of the four white card bases. I adhered the panels of to the card bases with foam tape. I made sure to line the opening of the frame up with the pattered paper on the card base. Now the bookmarks can slide in and out of the frame opening.

For the inside of the cards, I added a strip of the same pattern paper. I adhered three animals head along the strip of pattern paper. I added some accessories to each animal. I stamped the sentiment in six colors of ink that matched the patterned papers. I added the back of the animals to the back of the card.

To finish the cards, I added some twine to the bookmarks and a small star shape tag that tells the recipient that there is a bookmark.

 

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog: Happy Birthday

Simon Says: Happy Birthday!

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s For You Deer, Slow Down and Enjoy, Happy Happy Happy, Flirty Frames, Lovable Legends, Baked with Love, Lights Out, and Happy Howlidays

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, For You Deer Dies, For You Deer Add On, Slow Down and Enjoy Dies, Slow Down and Enjoy Add On, Lovable Legend Dies, Tiny Tags, and Happy Howlidays dies.

Paper: Echo Park’s Summer Dream

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Carrot, Lemonade, Minty Fresh, Merman and Deep Sea

Simon Says Stamp’s Hollyhock Hybrid Ink

 

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Bunnies with Stripes

April 9, 2018

These are two of the cards I made to send to family for Easter. I was playing around with first and second generation stamping to create softer colors.

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First generation stripes

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Second generation stripes

 

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began these cards by creating the striped backgrounds. I cut two panels of white card stock. I inked the wide stripe stamp with ink and stamped the first panel. I used the same stamp without re-inking on the second panel. I used 6 different ink colors to create a rainbow background.

Once the panels were completely stamped, I die cut them with a stitched rectangle die. I adhered the panels onto light grey card bases.

For the sentiment, I die cut smaller cross stitched rectangles and stamped the sentiment on the left side of the rectangle. I adhered the sentiment panels to the cards with liquid glue.

I stamped the bunny images on some white card stock. I used Prismacolor pencils to add some shading. I fussy cut the bunnies out right on the black stamped line. I painted the edges with a black marker to hide any cutting mistakes. Lastly, I adhered the bunnies to the cards with a Mini Action Wobble for some fun.    

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Hoppy Easter

Simon Says Stamp’s Choose Joy

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn Inks in Bubble Gum, Peachy Keen, Lemonade, Minty Fresh, Moon Stone, and Fresh Lavender

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Easter Pivot Pop Up Card

April 8, 2018

This is an Easter card I made for an aunt of mine that hosted Easter Dinner this year. There are 5 children who come to each holiday dinner, so I included the 5 kids on the inside of the card.

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Card Front: I love that the front of the card gives no hints about what is on the inside of the card.

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Inside of the card

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by creating the water color panel for the front of the card. I used ink smooshing and an acrylic block to create the blocks of color around the frame. I added some interest to the water color piece by flicking some clean water and some of the same inks onto the background. Once the panel was dry, I used two cross stitched rectangle dies to create the frame.

I used the same ink colors to water color the tree tops for both the inside and outside of the card.  I used the blue ink and a DIY cloud stencil to add the sky area behind the frame to the front of the card base. I layered some grass borders behind the frame. I tucked the trees into the grass. I stamped my sentiment on the front layer of grass. I added a few white die cut clouds to the front of the card also.

Once the front of the card was complete, I began to the inside of the card. I lined the top with a blue paper. I used the same DIY cloud stencil and some white pigment ink to create a similar sky scene. The bottom was covered the same green card stock I used for the grass die cuts. I stamped another sentiment on that panel, making sure to leave room for the hand written message.

Then I created the Pivot Panel Pop Up. I LOVE this die. It is easy to use and is so unexpected. Using the same green and blue card stocks, I created the panels. I decorated the panels with more water colored trees and some white cloud die cuts. I also added five kids from the Easter Party stamp set. I stamped, colored, and fussy cut those out a few days before constructing this card.

I added the Pivot Panel Pop Up to the inside of the card and everything was done.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Easter Party, and My Silly Valentine

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Pivot Panel Pop Up, Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, and Puffy Cloud Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Oxide Inks in Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, and Mermaid Lagoon

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Trio of Thanks

April 8, 2018

A friend of mine visited over the spring break with her three kids. This is the thank you card that we sent to them after the visit. I have been loving the little kiddos from Lawn Fawn’s Easter Party set.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping and coloring the three little kids on a scrap of white card stock. I used Prismacolor pencils to color the kids in. I fussy cut them out leaving a small white border.

I used some water color paper and four shades of Distress Oxide inks to create the center panel. I smooshed the ink on my acrylic block, sprayed it with water, and then smooshed it on the water color paper.  I let the block sit for a few minutes to intensify the color. Then I removed the block and let the panel air dry. Once it was dry, I added some more pigment with a paint brush. I flicked the extra pigment on the paint brush around the panel to add interest. To finish the panel, I flicked some water on the panel and blotted it up. Once the water color panel was dry, I die cut it with a cross stitched rectangle die and a script thanks die.

I dry embossed a panel of grey card stock with a dotted embossing folder by Darice. I adhered this panel to a white card base.

It was at this point that I decided I wanted t make a shaker card. I adhered some clear plastic to the pack of the water color panel. I lined the edges with foam tape and added the sequins and beads. I used regular tissue paper to close up my shaker element. I used double sided tape to adhere to layers of tissue paper together to make it strong enough. I used a strong liquid glue to adhere the panel to the card base.

Lastly, I added the three kids around the panel.

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: A Trio of Something

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=12383

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Easter Party

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Thanks and Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Oxide Inks in Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, and Mermaid Lagoon.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Written in the Stars Pivot Pop Up

April 8, 2018

My husband and I just celebrate our dating anniversary. This is the card I made him. I LOVE the way it turned out.

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Card Front

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Inside of the card

 

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card by making a card base from some dark blue card stock. Using a white pigment ink and a starry backdrop stamp, I added stars to the front and all over the inside. I used the same card stock to die cut the pieces for the Pivot Pop Up. I added the starts to the panels as well. I masked off the area where the heart constellation was going to go.

While I had my die cutting machine out, I also die cut some green card stock with a grassy border die. In the end, I used two layers for the front, each side of the card and the Pivot Pop Up panel.

I used white embossing powder to add the sentiments to two of the grass layers. I also added the heart constellation to the Pivot Pop Up panel. Using scrap of the blue card stock, I embossed the shooting star. I added glow in the dark embossing powder to the shooting star and the heart constellation.

On a separate piece of white card stock, I stamp both the small and large critters. I colored them with Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut them out right on the black line. I used a black marker to paint the edges of the images to hide any cutting errors. I also fussy cut out the shooting star.

Then I began adhering everything together. I used foam dots on the large critters and shooting star on the front of the card. I used liquid glue or double sided tape for everything else.

Lastly, I added the “I glow in the dark” sentiment to the inside of the card.  

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Lights Out, Happy Happy Happy, Lucky Stars, Starry Backdrops, and Upon a Star

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Pivot Pop Up, and Grass Border Die

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Wow’s Glow in the Dark

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!