I really like how easily this card came together. It was just a few punches, some die cuts, a few scraps of paper, and done. I think this might be my go to card shape when I don't have a clue for what kind of card I want to make, but have to make one fast. I also love the shape of a top folding card. The bottom comes out a little longer than the top so it looks a little like a matchbook. Very cute!
Just made a little thinking of you card for a friend. It was kind of amazing how fast it came together. But that is the power of Tim holtz stamps.
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamp Set, 7 by 8.5-Inch, Simple Sayings -- Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamp Set 7"X8.5"-Nature Walk -- Luster Leaf Rapiclip Natural Twine in Dispenser Can - 325 Foot 402 -- Ranger ISG-33745 Ice Stickles Glitter Glue, 1-Ounce, Gold -- Tsukineko Full-Size Memento Fade Resistant Inkpad, Rich Cocoa
This was a very difficult card for me to make, but a very important one to get done. My sister has this amazing friend named Patty. She started off as her therapist and visualsation coach but over the years turned into a sort of mother figure for her. She even presided over her wedding. I just new her causally from events at my sisters. But every time I met her she always left a huge impression. When you were talking to her she made you feel like you were the only person on the planet, and that you had just so much to give the world. So when my sister broke the news to me even though I wasn't extremely close to her it hit me hard. She was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. She
I was having a really stressful day at work a few weeks ago. It was one of those days where you have so much to do, but there is a roadblock stopping you at every little thing you attempt. I was so frustrated I was thinking about just leaving for the day. Then there was a knock at my office door. It was the sweet lady in the office next to mine carrying a vase filled with roses. Her garden produced so many that she wanted to share and thought my desk could use some perking up. Just that little act turned my whole day around and I was able to finish just about everything I needed to do. And all with the scent of roses helping me along. So I had to make her a thank you card. Of course again work has been so stressful that I just now got around to it, but she liked it all the same. My favorite part of the card are the feathers coming out of the thank you ticket. I had the feathers laying on my desk for another project. And when I got up to get a glass of water and sat back down to my desk
they were positioned perfectly on the card just waiting for me to staple them in place. I see the card crafting fairies were playing around with my projects again while I wasn't looking. They did a very nice job this time so I appreciate their input.
I sprinkled some crystals around the page, the camera isn't picking them up to well on the flower background. It looks so pretty in person with that little touch. And the glitter ribbon I used was becoming a mess so I coated it will Modge Podge so the glitter wouldn't get everywhere. That little fix ended up working really well. I'll have to remember that for around the holiday season. I just love glitter ribbon, but it is always such a pain to work with.
Stickles Glitter Glue - Diamond-- Lime Green Glitter Ribbon-- What's Up 6X6 Paper Pad Basic Grey-- White Goose Feathers -- Hot Fix Swarovski Crystal Compact-- Neenah Cardstock - White and Blue-- Inkadinkado Thank You Words Stamps-- We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper-- Ranger Glossy Accents-- Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher-- Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive-- Scotch Tape Glider -- Martha Stewart Scoring Board-- Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Snips-- Fiskars Portable Paper Trimmer
Yep! that's right ANOTHER scallop circle thank you card. Really I just love this technique too much. It makes all my dies fun again! If you haven't noticed I am a HUGE punch, and die addict. I really just can't get enough of them. And if you show me a new way to use them that makes them even more fun to get out and use then you have made me the happiest girl in the world.
But I have to tell you this card is part of a much
bigger task that I have set myself. A year ago when I was first getting into card stock and paper ( I have ALWAYS been into punches, dies, and stamps but was never really, really into papers until a year ago when I finally noticed just how amazing they were getting) I bought a card kit. Since I bought it I hadn't really touched it even though I liked everything in it. So after my move, and once I had settled in and organized my whole studio space I vowed that I would use up the whole kit no matter what. Even though it had a whole bunch of accessories that weren't really my style to use, ie... the clouds and velum die cuts on this card. But I find that working with items that are outside of your comfort zone exorcise your creative muscles. So that is exactly what I did! And I think it turned out pretty cute, if I do say so myself.
Ranger Ink - Stickles Glitter Glue - Diamond -- Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 817 Kushgrip Non Stick Micro Serrated Snips -- Neenah Creative Collection Classics Specialty Cardstock Starter Kit, 12 X 12 Inches, 72 Count (46408) -- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo -- Foam Mounting Squares Double Sided Extra Thick Small 200 Squares Per Package -- Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board and Envelope Tool -- 3m Scotch Quick-dry Tacky Adhesive 4oz -- Fiskars 152490-1002 Portable Paper Trimmer, 12-Inch -- EK Success Tools Punch, Photo Labels, Large, Old Package -- Inkadinkado Thank You Words Clear Stamps -- Maya Road Baker's Twine Cording, Blackberry -- What's Up 6X6 Paper Pad (Basic Grey) -- Tsukineko Full-Size Memento Fade Resistant Inkpad, Summer Sky -- Spellbinders S4-116 Nestabilities Small Standard Circles Die Template -- Spellbinders S4-115 Nestabilities Large Petite Scalloped Circles Die Template --
This turned out to be such a sweet little card. Once I finally figured out how to use my dies to make a folded card I just fell in love with the technique and couldn't stop making them. It breathed new life into all my old dies. I think I explained how to do it in an earlier post, but here is the link to a pretty good video on it just in case. Beth Beard does an amazing job explaining the technique in this video. The other thing is I just love the pennant placement on this card. I never quite know if I am going to be in the right mood to actually pull off the placement of
embellishments when I'm making a card. It sounds funny, but with me if I'm having an off day or my head isn't totally in the mood to make a card when it comes down to placing the paper embellishments it can either go totally smoothly or be a nightmare. Lots of times I know exactly how I want to look in my head, but my fingers just don't want to seem to do what my brain is telling them. Then I start getting frustrated, and before you know it the whole thing is a MESS! And I just have to walk away. On this piece it was so nice. The idea seemed to shoot right out of my head and the card was done. It turned out so cute
I almost wish I kept it. It sort of made me a little bit sad because the person I sent it to didn't acknowledge that they received it. Which is fine of course, but when I asked them about it they said oh yea I got it... thanks. Which again is fine I wasn't looking for a ton of praise or anything. Maybe a "hey that card was cute, and you making it for me made me feel special " would have been awesome. But, I have to keep reminding myself not everyone is going to be as excited about something I made for them, but I thought this person would be. -SIGH- the lament of a card maker. Oh well, not everyone is as into this as I am, and I would be making them anyway. I just happen to make them for occasions so I can give them away and not let them pile up in my studio. I think I might just write that on a piece of paper and tack it up to my studio wall. Oh, and I almost forgot I coated the letters THANKS in glossy accents, and I just love the effect it gave to the card. Ok enough jabbering here are the supplies I used.
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo -- Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue 1/2-Ounce, Diamond -- Inkadinkado Thank You Words Clear Stamps -- What's Up 6X6 Paper Pad (Basic Grey) -- Tombow Stamp Runner Dot Pattern Adhesive, Permanent, .33 x 472 Inches, Pink Applicator, Refillable (62162) -- Ranger Ink Mini Glossy Accents .5 Oz. Bottle -- Spellbinders S4-116 Nestabilities Small Standard Circles Die Template -- Spellbinders S4-115 Nestabilities Large Petite Scalloped Circles Die Template -- ENVIRONMENT Desert Storm Card Stock - 8 1/2 x 11 in 100 lb Cover Smooth 100% Recycled 250 per Package -- Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board and Envelope Tool -- Fiskars 152490-1002 Portable Paper Trimmer, 12-Inch -- Rhinestone Brads -- 100yds 1/2" Schiff Seam Binding Hug Snug Ribbon Color Moss Green #618 --
I absolutely love these Lifestyle Craft nested oval dies. If I were only allowed 10 crafting items on a desert island this would be one of them. So imagine just how excited I was when I finally figured out how to make a folded card from one die. REALLY EXCITED!!!! When I learn a new technique, and have all my equipment out to make it I usually make multiples of the card in different colors to reinforce the process. It just so happens that when I was making this
card I needed to write a thank you note to my sister, and a thinking of you card to a very dear friend. By the way to achieve this look all you have to do is fold a piece of card stock in half. Take the die you want to use and hang one of the edges of the die over the folded edge so when you run it through you die cutting machine it doesn't cut that part of the paper making the hinge. Beth Beard does an amazing job explaining the technique in this video.
Supplies Used: Sizzix Framelits Dies 4/Pkg Flowers #3 -- K and Company - Haunted Collection -- Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Inverted Oval Cookie Cutter Die Set -- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo -- Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue 1/2-Ounce, Diamond -- Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue 0.5 Ounce Black Diamond -- Ranger Signature Series Distress Stickles Glitter Glue 1/2-Ounce, Vintage Photo -- Inkadinkado Thank You Words Clear StampsSizzix 655268 Big Shot Cutting-and-Embossing Roller-Style Machine with Standard Multipurpose Platform, Black & Pink -- Sizzix 657228 Sizzlits Die, Snowflake No.23 by Basic Grey --3m Scotch Quick-dry Tacky Adhesive 4oz -- Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 817 Kushgrip Non Stick Micro Serrated Snips --
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