Category Archives: Interactive Cards

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

 

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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!

Village Z Fold Card

April 8, 2018

After I made the butterfly Z fold card, I wanted to try another one. I made this card for a friend whose son will be taking his driver’s test soon.

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Card Front

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Card Unfolded

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Close Ups

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Size:  Z fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card by creating to card bases from heavy weight white card stock. I overlapped the back panels and stamped the scene and sentiments. There was a bit of masking used in this scene. I used Prismacolor pencils to color in the scene. I especially liked the way the church turned out. Because this card is for a teenage boy, I stuck to mostly neutral colors.   I added the road with a black Sharpie Pen.

After the coloring was complete, I added the score lines and folded the card bases into the Z. Lastly, I adhered the two card bases together to create one card.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Village, Winter Village, and Flamingo Together

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Trio of Butterflies

April 8, 2018

Jennifer McGuire did a video on Z fold cards a few weeks ago and I knew I had to try one. I used the Simon Says Stamp April 2018 Card Kit and some patterned paper I got from my local Joann’s to make this card.  I colored the butterflies with Prismacolor pencils and really love the results I got.

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Card Front

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Inside of the Card

Details

Size:  Z fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card by stamping and coloring the butterflies on a scrap of white card stock. Once I was done coloring, I fussy cut all of the butterflies out.

I created the card base from some 12 x 12 white cardstock. It was a very light weight card stock, so I don’t think I will be using it again. I added strips of the marble patterned paper to the outside flaps. I used a scalloped edge die to add interest to the front panels.

I added a panel of white cardstock to the inside of the card to stiffen up the card base.  I stamped the sentiment and added a butterfly to this panel.

I adhered the butterflies to the front panels having them overlap the seam. Lastly, I added a small black rectangle to the middle butterfly. I white heat embossed the sentiment on the black rectangle.

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: A Trio of Something

Simon Says: A Trio Of Something

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Beautiful Day and Christmas Squad

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Scalloped Borders

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Birthday Princess Puppy

January 15, 2018

It’s time to celebrate a sweet little girl’s first birthday. This is the card and tag set I made for her.

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Card

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Tag

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Together

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Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card and tag

Extra Details:  I began both of these by stamping and coloring the images. I stamped four dogs in total. I wanted to cut them apart and layer them together to make the dogs more dimensional. I used colored pencils to color everything. I fussy cut everything out right on the black stamped lines. I used a black marker to paint the edges to hide any cutting mistakes.

I used the papers, stickers, and tags from Simon Says Stamp September 2017 card kit. I added a strip of patterned paper to a panel of pink card stock. I layered a blue glitter scalloped circle on top of that.   I added my focal circle next. I stamped the sentiment in a pink ink. Added a little bit of patterned paper to the bottom of the circle and adhered the dog. I adhered the focal circle to the glitter circle. To finish the card, I added a few enamel dots.

I used the shaker tag pieces from the card kit. I filled the shaker with some small pink plastic beads I had in my stash. I added some stamping and patterned paper to dress it up a bit. I adhered the dog and drew in a balloon string. Lastly, I added some blue and pink twine from my stash to finish the tag.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Howloween

Simon Says Stamp’s Best Ever

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Circles

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Paper: Doodlebug’s Fairy Tale Collection

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Guava Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Otterly Happy Birthday

January 15, 2018

I like to try and stretch my stamps and use them for all year round. The otters from Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s A Christmas Like No Otter are too cute to only use once a year. This is a birthday card I made using that stamp set.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping and coloring the images from the stamp sets. I used colored pencils. When I was finished, I fussy cut the images out leaving a small white border.

I stamped a strip of brown paper with a wood grain pattern using white pigment ink. I used a stitched border die to add interest to the edges of this panel. I added that to the center of a white card base.

Next, I created a focal panel for my cute otter to live on. I die cut a few different shades of blue paper. I used a stitched rectangle die and a scalloped border die. I layered the three layers together and added the sentiments. Then, I adhered the kelp images to the corners. I adhered the focal panel to the card. Lastly, I adhered the otter with a mini action wobble for added fun.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s A Christmas Like No Otter

Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy and Woodgrain Backdrops

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

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Penguining to Look

December 17, 2017

This is the card I made for my kiddos’ piano teacher. It has an action wobble on the front and a hidden gift card on the inside.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by cutting two 4.25 x 5.5 inch panels from some water color paper. One panel is for the front of the card; the other is for the inside.

I used a stitched hillside border to cut the front panel. From the top part of the panel, I also die cut some stitched circles. I used versa mark ink and white embossing powder to add stars or music notes. I used Distress Inks as water colors to create my night sky. The embossed resist worked beautifully.  I added a light blue was to the bottom of the panel for interest. Once dry, I adhered all of the pieces to a white card base.

For the inside panel, I used the Ellen Hudson Zipper Panel Die to create the hidden chamber. I adhered this panel to the inside of the card base.

On a scrap of water color paper, I stamped the penguins in Versa Fine ink and clear embossed them. I used the same Distress Inks to water color them in. Once dry, I fussy cut everything out leaving a small white border. I adhered the penguins to my card using liquid glue. I used a mini action wobble on the penguin playing the guitar.

Lastly, I added the sentiments and a few music notes in black ink.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #18: Emboss Resist

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/announcement/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-18-emboss-resist

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Christmas/Winter Holidays

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10935

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Stitch It

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-stitch/

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Here We Go a Waddling, Starry Backdrop

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Hillside

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Ellen Hudson’s Zipper Panel Die

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail and Clear Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Work Lipstick, Black Soot, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Ninja Birthday

November 24, 2017

A family friend just turned seven and celebrated with a Lego Ninjago Birthday. I could resist sending him a Tiny Ninja card.  I adjusted the coloring to better match the Lego characters.

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Card Front

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Inside detail

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Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping the ninjas in colored ink. I also stamped some packages. I colored the ninjas’ faces and hands with a yellow colored pencil to make them look like Lego people. Then I fussy cut everything out leaving a small white border.

I created a white card base. I stamped an interlocking brick pattern on the card front using a grey ink. I added the sentiment to the outside and inside of the card with black ink.

I adhered the green ninja flat to the inside of the card. I used foam tape on the green ninja on the card front. The red and blue ninja are adhered with mini action wobbles. The last thing I did was to draw the strings that are holding the ninjas up.

Stamps Used: Mama Elephant’s Tiny Ninjas

Lawn Fawn’s Interlocking Backdrops, For You Deer, and Happy Happy Happy

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn Inks in Lobster, Fish Tank, and Jalapeño

Simon Says Stamp Ink in Smoke

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Narwhal Thanks

November 23, 2017

Swim season is finally over. My daughter loved her first year on the team and wanted to thank her coaches. We made them some thank you cards. The team’s mascot is a narwhal, so we had to use narwhals on the cards.

In the end, I made 12 cards. We didn’t need that many, but we got carried away. We made five of the cards with an interactive spinner element. I still need to make the spinners work well. The other seven have an inlayed background and a stationary narwhal that is popped up on foam tape.

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With the inlaid background

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Size:  4.25 x 4.25” square cards

Extra Details:  We began these cards by creating the inked backgrounds. We ink smooshed some shades of blue Distress Inks onto water color paper. Once the ink was dry, I cut the paper into 4 by 4 inch squares. I added some blue ink splatters to each square. When the splatters were dry, I die cut two stitched circles from each inked square.  I also embossed the work Thanks in a dark blue embossing powder on each square.

I stamped and colored the narwhals on white card stock. I fussy cut each narwhal out, leaving a small white border.

I created 7 blue card bases for the inlaid cards. I adhered the ink panels to the card bases. I tried to line up any ink splatters, so the backgrounds were continuous. I added a narwhal to each card with some foam tape. Lastly, I added a white liner to each card base on the inside.

The spinner cards were a bit more complicated. I adhered the outer background piece to a scrap of blue card stock with foam tape. I adhered the larger circle flat to the card stock and adhered the inner circle with more foam tape. I adhered a dime to the back of each narwhal with a foam dot and slide that into the track. The narwhals, mostly, slide around the circles. There a few places they get hung up, But overall, I ‘m please with the results.

Lastly, I adhered the spinner panels to some white card bases.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Mermaid for You

Simon Says Stamp’s You + Me

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Steel Navy Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, and Chipped Sapphire

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Christmas Tags 3.7

November 13, 2017

I made a welcome banner for my classroom using the Stitched Ornament dies and some glitter paper. I couldn’t bear to throw out the scraps of the glitter paper, so I turned them into spinner tags.

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Size:  4.25 by 2.75 inches

Extra Details:  I began by cutting the glitter paper into rectangles. I die cut each glitter rectangle with a stitched ornament die. I used the positive piece for another project and keep the negative pieces for these tags. I created white rectangles with die cuts in the exact same way.

While I had my die cut machine out, I die cut some Tiny Tags from four color of card stock that coordinated with the glitter papers. I also cut the ornament toppers from some silver glitter card stock.

I stamped the sentiments on the Tiny Tags.  I adhered two Tiny Tags around a piece of white thread. I layered the thread between the layers of glitter paper and white card stock.

For added stability, I folded a small strip of colored card stock over the top and bottom of the tags. Lastly, I punched a hole and added some black twine.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tiny Tag Sayings

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Ornaments, Tiny Tags, and Winter Tiny Tags

Ink: Versa Fine

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags!