Category Archives: Interactive Cards

Dancing Kraken

April 14, 2017

I have one mini action spring from the April 2017 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit that I have been waiting to use. As soon as I received the Happy Happy Happy stamp set, I knew I wanted to make a card with this sentiment: You Make Me Happy Dance. So I combined the two.

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The Card Front

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Side View of Action Wobble

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started this card by creating a card base from water color paper. I used Vera Mark ink and white embossing powder to add the sentiment and fish. I used my heat tool to melt the embossing powder. I stamped the fish all the way to the edge of the card.

Using Crayola Fine Tip Markers, I traced around a rectangle die.  I used this line to contain my coloring. I was going for a spotlight coloring look.  I used the same markers and a water brush to add color to the background.

While the card base was drying, I stamped, colored, and die cut the kraken. I used more Crayola markers to color the kraken. I also clear embossed the whole kraken image so it would be shiny and would look more like the other fish.

Lastly, I adhered the kraken to the card base with a mini Action Wobble.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #2: Interactive Cards

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-2-interactive-cards

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fintastic Friends, Happy Happy Happy, Lovable Legends, and Mermaid for You

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Lovable Legends and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine and Versa Mark

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Radish Pop Up Box Card

April 13, 2017

I bought the new Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop Up die a few weeks ago and haven’t really had time to play with it yet. L I finally got time today. I used my new favorite vegetable pun again also.

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The front and side of the folded card

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The back and side of the folded card

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The card open

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The open card from the side

 

Details

Size:  Box Card – folds to an A2 size card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a lot of die cutting. I had two sheets of the Lawn Fawn’s blue polka dot paper in my stash, so I used those for the card base and inside braces. I used the matching stitched rectangle dies and white card stock to create all of the rectangles. Using the same dies, I cut some brown rectangles as well. I found that one of the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackable dies from Lawn Fawn fill the back of the box card up nicely and give plenty of room for a message. I cut one of those from white card stock also. I used some stitched hillside border dies to create hills from the brown rectangles. I also made three hills for the inside braces with the same brown card stock. I used a scrap of green polka dotted paper to cut a grassy border for one of the white rectangles.

Although, this is the first card I have made with the box card die, this is not the first time I have used it. I made a practice card when the die first arrived. That process made me realize that it is a lot easier to decorate all of the pieces before adhering anything together. So the next step was to sort everything out, so I knew what was going where.

Then I began the stamping. I stamped the birds, phone, radish, and some leafy tops on scraps of white card stock. I fussy cut all of the images out. I used a black marker to paint the edges of the birds and phone.

I stamped the leafy tops, clouds, bees, sentiments, butterflies, and flowers directly onto their white rectangles.  Next, I adhered the brown hills and grassy border to the white rectangles. I added the ants to the dirt. I adhered a bird and the phone to the front rectangle with the grassy border.

I adhered the two long box die cuts together. I adhered all of the white rectangles in their proper places.

Then, I began work on the inside braces of the box. I adhered a brown hill to each brace. I adhered the hills to low on each brace, so I cut a small piece of the side tabs off before adhering them. I added the leafy tops, a bird, and the radish to the hills. I adhered one tab of each brace to one side panel of the box. Then I fold the box up and adhered the tabs to the opposite side and adhered the final tab to create the box card.

This was a fun card to make but it does take some planning.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #2: Interactive Cards

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-2-interactive-cards

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Spring Color Inspiration

Simon Says: Spring Color Inspiration

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Bee Mine, Love Letters, Best Pun Ever, Chirpy Chirp Chirp, Clark’s ABCs, Happy Summer, and Rooting for You

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Box Card Pop Up, Grassy Border, Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Simple Stitched Hillside Borders

Paper: One of Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Polka Collections

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drops Lady Bug, Rose Bud, Bahama Blue, Cottage Ivy, Dandelion, and Rich Cocoa

Simon Says Stamp’s Hybrid Ink in Key Lime

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Ellie and Hearts

March 30, 2017

Sometimes I’m just in the mood to make a quick card. I am still smitten with the Simon Says Stamp April 2017 Card Kit, so I drew most of my supplies from there. This card took me about 20 minutes and is one of my current favorites.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by making a white card base. Then, I masked out a rectangle on my card base using a left over frame from another project. I stamped the strip of solid hearts in the four ink colors included in the kit. I did some fancy inking to help the colors transition.

The elephant was already colored and fussy cut. So all I had to do was attach an action wobble on adhere him in the middle of the hearts.

Lastly, I stamped by sentiment. I used a dark grey ink because it was what I could find fast.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Wild Cuddly Critters

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Ink in Slate

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Ink in Watermelon, Orange Slush, Lemon Zing, and Key Lime

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Dino Birthday Pop Up Card

March 20, 2017

This card was just fun to make! I had a left over pop up card base that I wanted to use and an idea for a super cool birthday card. I LOVE the way this one turned out.

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The front

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The inside top

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The inside bottom

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with the left over card base. It was made from light blue card stock. I stamped the clouds in white pigment ink. I added a dark green tree border that also had pop up tabs to the inside of the card base. Lastly, I adhered the grassy border piece to the pop up tabs and the card base was complete.

For this card, I stamped and colored a lot of images from Lawn Fawn’s Critters From the Past set. The banners are from Simon Says Stamp’s Cuddly Critter Accessories. I used colored pencils to color everything. I added some detail with a white gel pen. Once all the images were colored, I carefully cut them out on the stamped lines. After cutting, I used a black marker to paint the edges of all of the images (Yes, even the tiny flowers, party hats, and rocks).

I used glue dots to adhere all of the larger images. I hung the banners on a piece of thin white twine I had in my stash. I wrapped the twine around the trees and a glue dot to hold them in place. I backed the banners with some copy paper to keep the glue dots from sticking to the card base. I used liquid glue to adhere the tiniest images.

Challenges Entered:

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #1: Happy Birthday

Welcome to our First Challenge!

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Critters in the Past, Flying By, Into the Woods, Partly Cloudy, Starry Backdrop, and Sunny Skies

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Everyday Pop Ups, Forest Border, and Grassy Border

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Fox Pop Up

March 14, 2017

Snow Day means Crafty Day! My kids spent the morning painting and I spent the afternoon card making. Overall, a great way to deal with too much snow!

I made 3 cards with pop –up insides today. I used the same card base as the Balloon Pop Up cards. I wanted to keep the decoration of this card simple. I love the way it turned out.

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Card Front

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Card Inside

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details: First, I created my card bases from some light blue cardstock. I made four card bases like this. I stamped a variety of clouds on the front and inside of the card bases using white pigment ink. For the solid cloud images, I used second generation stamping for a lighter impression.

Next, I stamped my sentiment speech bubble and the little fox. I used a red ink for the speech bubble. Distress Inks became water colors to add color to my fox

Then, I pulled out my die cutting machine again. I cut the Forest Border form darker green card stock and the Grassy Border from some lighter green card stock. I made four of each. I used the Everyday Pop Up dies from Lawn Fawn to on the darker green panel to create some pop up tabs.  I fussy cut the speech bubble and the fox out. I also cut an extra strip of the Grassy Border from a scrap of light green card stock.

I created the insides of my cards first. I started by adhering the darker green pop up panel to the card base. I used glue dots on the pop up tabs to adhere the grassy border piece.  I used strong double sided tape to adhere the second grassy panel to the first one.

I adhered the speech bubble to the front of the card with foam tape. I tucked the fox into the grass on the inside and stamped my tiny I love you sentiment.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods, Mom + Me, Partly Cloudy, Starry Backdrop, and Sunny Skies

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Everyday Pop Ups, Forest Border, and Grassy Border

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drop Ink in Lady Bug

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment ink

Distress Inks in Fired Brick, Tattered Rose, and Vintage Photo

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards

Balloon Pop Ups

March 14, 2017

Snow Day means Crafty Day! My kids spent the morning painting and I spent the afternoon card making. Overall, a great way to deal with too much snow!

I made 3 cards with pop –up insides today. The following two are the same card design with different colors.

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Pastel Heart Balloons Front

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Pastel Heart Balloons Inside

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Bright Balloons Front

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Bright Balloons Inside

 

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by die cutting the balloon shapes with a Simon Says Stamp die. After die cutting, I used my Mini Ink Blending tools to add color with Distress Inks.

Next, I created my card bases from some light blue cardstock. I made four card bases like this. I stamped a variety of clouds on the front and inside of the card bases using white pigment ink. For the solid cloud images, I used second generation stamping for a lighter impression.

I stamped and white heat embossed the Happy sentiments on some scraps of white card stock. Using some of the same Distress Inks, I added color to the Happy’s. I also stamped the Bigfoot images using two shades of grey ink. I water colored the Bigfoot images with Distress inks also.

Then, I pulled out my die cutting machine again. I die cut the Polaroid frame twice from white card stock and twice from some white fun foam. Then, I adhered the card stock to the fun foam. I also cut the Forest Border form darker green card stock and the Grassy Border from some lighter green card stock. I made four of each. I used the Everyday Pop Up dies from Lawn Fawn to on the darker green panel to create some pop up tabs.  I used the matching dies for the Happy sentiments and the Bigfoots.

I created the insides of my cards first. I started by adhering the darker green pop up panel to the card base. I used glue dots on the pop up tabs to adhere the grassy border piece. I repeated this on the other card bases. I only used two card bases for these cards. I saved the other two for future cards.

Next, I decorated the front of the cards. I adhered the balloons to the card bases with liquid glue.  I tried to make the balloons look natural by allowing some of them to hang off the edge of the card base. I used the smaller pieces to fill in empty areas on other edges. I stamped the smaller part of the sentiment on the frames and adhered the Happy die cut. Then I adhered the frame to the card front.

Lastly, I created a balloon bunch for each Bigfoot using glue dots. I adhere the balloons to the Bigfoot, and the Bigfoot to the grassy panel. I also added a few balloons behind the Bigfoot on the card base it’s self.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy, Into the Woods, Lovable Legends, Partly Cloudy, Starry Backdrop, and Sunny Skies

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Everyday Pop Ups, Forest Border, Grassy Border, Lovable Legends Dies, and Say Cheese die

Simon Says Stamp Cuddly Critter Accessories dies

Ink: Versa Mark

Simon Says Stamp Smoke and Slate ink

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment ink

Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac, Spiced Marmalade, Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade, Tattered Rose, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, and Wilted Violet

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards

Driver’s Test Congrats Card

March 12, 2017

My co-work’s son is taking his drivers’ test later this month. I made her two cards; one congratulations card and one better luck next time card.

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Card Front

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Card Inside: I haven’t decided if the list should include things like; grocery store, practices, gas station, dry cleaners, and picking your sister up. Or if it should be: safely, with your seat belt on, at or under the speed limit, radio not too loud and not texting.

Details:

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a die cut rectangle of white card stock as my base. I layered a Stitched Tree Border and a Stitched Hillside Border to the white card stock. I also adhered a strip of grey card stock to the white panel. I added some clouds to the sky using second generation stamping.

I created a slider panel using grey card stock, fun foam, Stitched Hillside Borders and my scissors. I also added a green hillside border to the slider panel. I stamped my sentiment on the small green hillside. I adhered the slider panel to the white panel using very strong double sided tape.

Then, I worked on my card base. I created a card base from white card stock. I stamped the sentiment and check boxes. I also added some little cars and a dotted line for added interest.

Lastly, I adhered the slider panel to the card base and the card was done.

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Flamingo Together, Happily Ever After, Happy Trails, Plan On It, and Starry Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Hillside Borders, and Stitched Tree Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drop in Bahama Blue

Simon Says Stamp Ink in Smoke

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Peep Shaker Cards

March 10, 2017

My daughter just received a set of Crayola Fine Line markers as a gift. She very nicely let me use them to create this card set. I used a water brush to blend the color out and was very pleased with the results.

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Two of the four cards

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Two more cards

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a full sheet of water color paper. I white heat embossed the Peep outlines all over the sheet. I used the Crayola Fine Line Markers to add a single line of color around all around the inside edges of each Peep. I used my water brush to add a very small amount of water and pull the color into the middle of each Peep. Once the Peeps were dry, I used a light blue marker to add color to the background. I added a line of color around the outside of each Peep and used my water brush to pull the color out.

White this sheet was drying; I realized that I hadn’t added a sentiment…. So I got a half sheet of water color paper and stamped the sentiment and some more Peeps. I used the same markers and technique to create the sentiments and the Peeps for the inside of the shakers.

When everything was dry, I began die cutting. I used two Cross Stitched Rectangle dies to cut the outer frame and the inner piece for each card. I used the same dies to cut some frames from fun foam to use in the construction of the shakers. I used the coordinating Peep die to cut out each of the extra Peeps. I fussy cut out each sentiment.

Next, I began construction my shaker cards. I adhered the inner rectangle directly to each white card base. I added the fun foam frame around the inner rectangle with strong doubled sided tape. Then, I adhered the clear plastic to the cardstock frame. I adhered the sentiment to the outside of the clear plastic. I added small piece of fun foam behind the sentiment. I added the die cute Peeps, some clear and white sequins to the well created by the fun foam frame.  Then, I adhered the card stock frame to the fun foam frame. Lastly, I trimmed away any fun foam that was sticking out and the cards were done.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make Your Own Background

Simon Says: Make Your Own background

LOVE! Flickr Challenge # 15 – Bringing Spring Smiles

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lovehandmadecards/discuss/72157680815680106/

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge # 66 – Coloring

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157677538465903/

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s My Kind of Peep

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s My Kind of Peep Dies

Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Mark

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Wanna Hug?

February 26, 2017

I got some new stamps and dies in the mail today and had to try them out. Here is the card I created

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Front of the card

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The inside of the card

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by creating a gray card base. I used Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink and a background stamp to add interest to my card base. Then I stamped and colored my images; 4 mice and 4 bows. I used colored pencils for the mice and gel pens for the bows. I used the matching dies to cut out the images.

While I had my die cut machine out, I also die cut a white circle, some green grass and puffy clouds. I used my new pop up die to make two pop up tabs in the large green grass piece. I adhered the grass and clouds with some tape runner. I added a sentiment to the white circle and the clouds.

Lastly, I used glue dots to adhere the mice to the front of the card and the pop up tabs on the inside.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #65: Anything Goes

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2480338@N20/discuss/72157680333830246/

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Clark’s ABC’s and Interlocking Backdrops

Simon Says Stamp Cuddly Critter Accessories

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Cuddly Critter Accessories Dies and Stitched Circles

Lawn Fawn’s Everyday Pop Ups, Grassy Border Die, and Puffy Cloud Borders

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Ink in Slate and Fog

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Pop Up Steak Birthday Card

February 25, 2017

My father’s birthday is in a few days. I made a pop-up box card for him. Lawn Fawn just released their new die for this type of card, which I do not own. So I figured out how to make one on my own. I love the way this card turned out.

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The card folded flat

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The card popped open

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A close up of the images

Details

Size:  Pop up box card, fits in an A2 envelope

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and coloring all of the images for this card. I used Distress Inks and water color pencils to add the color. Once the images were dry, I fussy cut them out.

Then, I began work on the card base. I started with an 11.5” by 4.25” strip of heavy card stock.  To create the box shape, I scored the strip at 2.5”, 5.5”, 8”, and 11”.  To make the pop open feature, I scored the strip the long way at 2.125”. Using my scissors, I cut each short score mark from the top edge of the card to the long score line. I cut the top piece off the small tab at the end of the strip. Using strong double sided tape, I adhered the box together.

I cut three small strips of the same card stock to the make the braces for the inside. They were 1” by 4”. I scored each brace ½” from each end. I used these tabs to adhered the braces to the inside of the box.

I die cut some green card stock with the Grassy Border Die, which I used to decorate the bottom of the card, each panel and the three braces. I added the images with glue dots. Lastly I added my stamping and the card was done.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-36/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s BBQ, Dad + Me, and Riley’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border Die

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks

 

Hope you enjoyed the card