Oh, Boy!

Hi, Everyone!

I have been making cards and I have forgotten to share!  The two I’m sharing on this card are birthday cards.  This Mickey Mouse card was for a 1 year old’s birthday.  He loves Mickey!  I got this stamp set along time ago at Michael’s, I think.  If you want to see an image of the stamp, you can click here to see it on Amazon- but it doesn’t seem like a great price, so check your local craft store first!

Oh Boy!

I stamped Mickey on Neenah cardstock and then colored him with copic markers.  For the black piece, I embossed the sentiment with white powder and the Mickey heads in clear powder.  Then I fussy cut the image and adhered him on using some foam tape.

Oh Boy 4

A quick and simple way to add some wow to a plain background.

Lotso Card in a Box

This second card is for a friend who recently moved to Hawaii.  She asked me to make a card for her husband’s upcoming birthday.  They love Lotso the bear.  I know….it’s kind of weird on this card and I almost didn’t want to share because I wasn’t sure if anyone would appreciate it!  It means a lot to them – since their love story involves this purple bear so I tried to incorporate as much as she asked for: Lotso, palm trees and turtles.

Lotso Card in a Box 1

Lotso was printed from the internet.  The turtles are from Clearly Besotted and the palm tress are from Lawn Fawn.  The back ground is sponged with distress ink.

I wince… but I think Lotso is pretty cute on this card – especially if you know my friend Kat at all.  She got this card in the mail the other day and “lurves” it!  She’s excited to give it to her husband.  🙂

I hope you enjoyed those!  I have two wedding cards to share but I’ll share those next time!  Have a great week!

XOXO,

caly-sig

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MFT Birthday Explosion Box

DAY 3 of 3:  Innovation Master

Print

I’m no innovation master, but I do LOVE interactive cards!

Explosion Box

This was the card I was most excited to make – but also the one I was most nervous about.  I had so many ideas in my head, but making it all come together requires a lot of discipline.  I had to talk myself out of getting too wild… “Settle down, Caly…” “No…don’t even think about it…” 😛

When I narrowed the ideas down to execute this card – I took my sweet time.  I colored MANY images and only used what I thought would fit.  To construct the box, you’ll need a 12×12 piece of card stock.  Score it at 4 inches on all sides, then cut the score marks, stopping at the center square.  This box is a 4 x 4 inch box closed, so if you want a 3 x 3 box, start with a 9 x 9 piece of cardstock and score at 3 inches.  The lid works the same, except you’ll want to factor in a 1″ lip and 1/4″ flap for gluing to keep the sides down.

HERE IS THE FINAL PROJECT:

Explosion Box - Opened

The focal point of this card is the paper cake.  I cut strips of 1 1/2″ paper, applied some color using Spun Sugar distress ink and snipped them from one end to the other in fringe style so that I can wrap them to the curvature of a circle to form the tops of each layer of the cake.  I added a scallop border at the top of each layer colored with Cracked Pistachio distress ink.  Once the cake was done, I die-cut the Cheers word die and adhered two layers of white cardstock to make it strong.  I glued two strips of acetate to it and cut two little slits on the top of the cake to hold it up like a cake topper.  I really love how it turned out!

Explosion Box - 3D Cake

Initially, I envisioned a cake with critters and animals all over it.  When I put the cake together and attached it to the center of the card – I realized the cake is no where big enough to make this vision come to life – so I settled with making triangular stands for the gift boxes, bear and hippo so they are able to stand with support.

Lets get into the details of each flap, shall we?

Flap 1:  Magic Slider

Explosion Box - Magic Slider Tab

Explosion Box - Magic Slider Tab 2

I should’ve taken this shot straight on – I promise it is aligned perfectly! What’s better than interactive cards?  Mini-versions, of course!  This was so fun and easy to do.  Makes me giddy!

Flap 2:  Waterfall Fold

Explosion Box - Waterfall Flip Tab

Explosion Box - Waterfall Flip Tab 1

This one was tricky!  I wanted to fit all the elephants on this 4″ x 4″ space without overcrowding it and those ears made positioning difficult but I think it turned out ok.  🙂

Flap 3:  Shaker

Explosion Card - Shaker Tab

Explosion Card - Shaker Tab 1

These tigers are fiercely cute, right?!  I wanted to make a square shaker but didn’t have a square frame – so I settled for this rectangle frame, but I really love it!  It’s more of an accent and doesn’t take away from the rest of the card.

Flap 4:  Peek-a-boo Windows

Explosion Box - Flip Tabs 1

Explosion Box - Flip Tabs

I’ve never done these peek-a-boo windows before and thought this would be a great opportunity to try them out.  I colored the pieces using the same distress inks mentioned above for some interest (Spun Sugar and Cracked Pistachio).  I stamped different short sentiments on the doors to fill the dead space and sequins to act as knobs.

I added little party hats throughout to tie the different flaps together and to make it more cohesive.  How about that gingham patterned paper, though?  I need a few more of those packs on hand!

Here it is one more time so you don’t have to scroll up:

Explosion Box - Opened

EEPPP!!!  The photos just don’t do this card justice.  I really hope you like this card!  I’m so excited about it and I honestly don’t think I could ever make a card that could top this – it’s 5 cards in one!  Good luck to everyone who entered this contest – you are all amazing and talented and I’m so blessed to be a part of this community!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

XOXO,

caly-sig

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Distress Inks: Spun Sugar, Cracked Pistashio

Copics:

Bears:. E41, E53

Gifts/Balloons/Party Hats: V000, RV63, B000, B01, G000, BG11

Palms: E53, E55, G03, YG06

Tigers:. E55, E31, W6, W8

Elephants:. N0, N2, E00, R20

Butterflies: C00, C01

Flowers:. E55, Y15

Bunny:. W0, W1, E41, R20, B00, BG01

MFT Adorable Elephants
MFT Adorable ElephantsEH | SSS | MFT
MFT Beary Special Birthday
MFT Beary Special BirthdayEH | SSS | MFT
MFT Birthday Bears
MFT Birthday BearsEH | SSS | MFT
MFT Fierce Friends
MFT Fierce Friends
EH | SSS | MFT
MFT Happy Hippos
MFT Happy HipposEH | SSS | MFT
MFT Snuggle Bunnies
MFT Snuggle BunniesEH | SSS | MFT

White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
MFT Stitched Interactive Window Trio - Vertical
MFT Stitched Interactive Window Trio – VerticalEH | SSS | MFT

MFT Circle STAX Set 1
MFT Circle STAX Set 1
MFT Beary Special Birthday
MFT Beary Special BirthdayEH | SSS | MFT
MFT Birthday Bears
MFT Birthday Bears EH | SSS | MFT
MFT Happy Hippos
MFT Happy Hippos EH | SSS | MFT
MFT Suggle Bunnies
MFT Snuggle BunniesEH | SSS | MFT
MFT Fierce Friends
MFT Fierce Friends EH | SSS | MFT
MFT Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames
MFT Single Stitch Line Rectangle FramesEH | SSS | MFT
MFT Stitched Traditional Tag STAX
MFT Stitched Traditional Tag STAX EH | SSS | MFT
MFT Cheers
MFT CheersEH | SSS | MFT

MFT Stitched Square Scallop Frames

EH | SSS | MFT


MFT Stitched Scallop Edges
MFT Stitched Scallop Edges
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress InksEH | SSS
>Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black InkEH | SSS | AMZN
MFT Homespun Gingham Paper Pack
MFT Homespun Gingham Paper Pack EH | SSS | MFT

Recollections 12x12 White
Recollections 12×12 White
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb EH | SSS
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills EH | SSS | AMZN
Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

EH | SSS | AMZN


Sakura White Gelly Roll
Sakura White Gelly Roll
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape EH | SSS | AMZN
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue EH | SSS

3.5 inch Round Acrylic Block
3.5 inch Round Acrylic Block
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring BoardEH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone FolderEH | SSS
Uchida Marvy Jewel Picker
Uchida Marvy Jewel PickerEH | SSS | AMZN

Darice Crystal Iridescent 5mm
Darice Crystal Iridescent 5mm
PPP Sparking Clear Confetti Mix
PPP Sparking Clear Confetti MixEH | SSS | PPP

Blushing Bride Baker's Twine
Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine

Absorber
Absorber

1/4 Inch Circle Handheld Punch
1/4 Inch Circle Handheld Punch

MFT Gold Sparkle Card Stock
MFT Gold Sparkle Card Stock
Stazon Jet Black Ink
Stazon Jet Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Best Nurse Ever Tissue Box Pop-Up

I’ve been waiting for my husband to deliver these cards to his nursing staff.  But since they’re still sitting on the dining room table unsigned (slacker…), I’m not waiting any longer to share them!  His class graduated from their residency program almost two weeks ago.  He’s not officially done yet but I made these cards for his nurses so the other residents on his team could say goodbye and thank the nurses for all they do.

Tissue Pop Up

For card is 4.25″ x 5.5″ card, you’ll need:

  • a card base measuring 4.25″ x 11″, scored down the middle at 5.5″
  • a card front measuring 4″ x 5.25″
  • a pop-up insert measuring 4″ x 10.5″, scored down the middle at 5.25″, then cut 1 inch on the fold 1″ from each side of the ends for the pop up

Tissue Pop Up 4

I kept the front of the card simple with the sunflowers so I could decorate and place more attention to the pop-up portion of the card.

Tissue Pop Up 2

I hand-wrote the word “nurse” since I don’t have a stamp for it.  To give the tissue box some color, I masked it off prior to gluing it to the card base and colored it using a copic marker, then stamped the bandage on it for a tone-on-tone look.  If you have a small oval die – you can use it to cut out the tissue box hole.  I didn’t have one, but I found a letter O from an alphabet die set that worked for me.

Tissue Pop Up 1

The tissue coming out of it is actually a quarter of a toilet paper square :).

Tissue Pop Up 3

You can make your tissue box in any size you’d like – just cut the slits longer, but make sure it’s still proportionate to your card/tissue box dimensions.  I meant to make this card a landscape card but cut the bases long by mistake.  It still worked out!  I hope you enjoyed this!  Until next time, have a great day!

XOXO,

caly-sig

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

LF Get Well Soon
LF Get Well Soon

EH | SSS | LF

LF Mom + Me
LF Mom + Me

EH | SSS | LF

LF Happy Harvest
LF Happy Harvest

EH | SSS | LF

MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX
MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX

EH | SSS | MFT


White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot

Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Scissors
Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Scissors
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


Pool Party Ink
Pool Party Ink
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS


Daffodil Delight Cardstock
Daffodil Delight Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS

Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills

EH | SSS | AMZN

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

EH | SSS | AMZN


Sakura Gelly Roll
Sakura Gelly Roll

Tombow Fudenosuke Brush - Hard - Blue Body

Tombow Fudenosuke Brush – Hard – Blue Body

ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN

Tombow Liquid Multi Mono Glue
Tombow Liquid Multi Mono Glue

EH | SSS | AMZN

C-Thru Ruler
C-Thru Ruler

SSS | AMZN

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS


SU Clear Block Bundle
SU Clear Block Bundle

Fairy Garden Card in a Box

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to share my fairy card-in-a-box with you today!  These cards are seriously so fun to make and not every one will turn out the same – so many possibilities!

Fairy Card in a box 1

I made one for my neighbor to give to his wife and one to keep for myself.  I’m learning that it’s more time saving to go ahead and make at least 1 extra (in case you mess one up or want to have one for another occasion).  One of the most time consuming things is choosing colors and getting all the pieces cut – so if I can do double the amount of everything in one sitting, that’s a plus for me!

This is a horizontal card-in-a-box.  Here are the dimensions that you will need for a card that fits in an A2 envelop (card size:  4.25″ x 5.50″):

Base:  4.25″ x 12″

With your base sitting horizontally, score at 2″, 5.50″, 7.50″, AND 11″

Turn you base 90 degrees so that it is now sitting vertically and score it at 2″

You will want at least 2 inserts:  4 11/16″ x 1″, scored at 5/8″ from each end to fit inside the box.

I know I have mad skills when it comes to drawing using the Paint tool…but don’t laugh at me.  Here’s a visual for those of you who like to see it:

Horizonal Card in a Box Image

The “dotted” lines are what you want to cut for the flaps on your box card.  You’ll also want to cut away the gray areas in the image – saving only a small tab at the bottom of the box to adhere and construct your box.

Fairy Cuttings.JPG

I cut out some grassy borders for the two tabs and them started gluing everything on in random places until I was happy.

Fairy Card in a Box

The final thing was matting the box – you can do this however you like.  I had lots of extra pieces so I used them to decorate the front panel.  When closed up, The box is plain – I didn’t feel the need to make the card bulkier by adding more patterned paper – but feel free to do whatever makes you happy!

Fairy Card in a box 2

I hope you enjoyed this card!  It really makes me happy 🙂

XOXO,

caly-sig

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Copics:  E50, E31, E35, E55, E37, E49,  Y02, Y17, BG000, B01, B28, R20, RV23, R14, R29, R39, V12, V15, YG09, G19

LF Fairy Friends
LF Fairy Friends EH | SSS | LF
LF Puffy Clouds Border

LF Puffy Clouds Border

EH | SSS | LF

LF Grassy Border

LF Grassy Border
EH | SSS | LF


White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Real Red Ink
Real Red Ink

Emerald Envy Ink
Emerald Envy Ink

Soft Suede Ink
Soft Suede Ink

Recollections 12x12 White
Recollectons 12×12 White
MFT Homespun Gingham Paper Pack
MFT Homespun Gingham Paper Pack EH | SSS | MFT

Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb EH | SSS
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue EH | SSS
LF Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
LF Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables EH | SSS | LF

Absorber
Absorber

SU Clear Block Bundle
SU Clear Block Bundle

SU Simply Scored
SU Simply Scored
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS

Sakura Gelly Roll
Sakura Gelly Roll

 

Always Here For You – Magic Slider Card

Hey Everyone!

I feel like I’ve been slacking off since the coloring challenge ended so I wanted to make something really cool that I’ve never done before for this post.  Have you ever done a magic slider card?  I’ve seen a few of them in the past and a few more recently and it definitely had me wishing I had tried it sooner.  I wish I had more time to make a video too but for now…this will have to do!

You Are Here Magic Slider 1

If you haven’t seen one made yet (and there are lots of different variations on it) – there are some great ones on YouTube.  You don’t need to see it from me – though I have to admit…my self-doubt is preventing me from making videos too.  SHAME ON ME…I know! I shouldn’t think that way!

You Are Here Magic Slider 4

At a glance – this is the most boring black and white card ever.  But as you pull the tab up, it transforms!

You Are Here Magic Slider 3

No secret!  It’s just a simple slider card, promise!  But the illusion is so magical!  You just need acetate stamped with staz-on ink (because it’s permanent for a no-porous surface like acetate).  The exact same image is stamped underneath, colored, and positioned in the exact same place.  Voila!

You Are Here Magic Slider

I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color this image.  I LOVE this Concord & 9th stamp set!  Supplies are listed below!

You Are Here Magic Slider 2

Thanks for stopping by today!

XOXO,

caly-sig

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers:  084 Deep Violet, 082 Purple, 027 Dark Pink, 047 May Green, 041 Light Green

Recollections Glitter Paper

Distress Ink: Pumice Stone

C&9 You are Here
C&9 You are Here

EH | SSS | C&9

LF Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
LF Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

EH | SSS | LF

LF Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
LF Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables

EH | SSS | LF


White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot

Embossable Window Plastic
Embossable Window Plastic
Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black

EH | SSS


SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine

SSS | AMZN

Stazon Jet Black Ink
Stazon Jet Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN

Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS


Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS

Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Zig Clean Color Real Brush

EH | SSS | AMZN


Pental Aquash Water Brush Set
Pental Aquash Water Brush Set
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape

EH | SSS | AMZN

ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN

Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue

EH | SSS

MSP Mini MISTI
MSP Mini MISTI

EH | SSS | MSP


Gold Baker's Twine
Gold Baker’s Twine

1/8 Inch Circle Handheld Punch
1/8 inch Circle Handheld Punch

Infinity Card

Hi Everyone!

I’m so excited to share this project with you. I saw it on the LiveLoveCards community and wanted to make a video of my own to share in case you are not a member of LiveLoveCards. This card is so much fun and Darlene did an amazing job showing everyone how to do this! My video (first one in over 4 months) isn’t as great as hers – but I hope you can follow along ok.

The card loops endlessly between 4 decorative panels and is never-ending!

I was really nervous about making a video again for the first time – took me forever as I had to relearn the process!

Infinity 1Infinity 2Infinity 3Infinity 4

This card fits an A2 envelope.

Some important dimensions:

Card base requires 4 pieces cut to 4 1/4″ x 2 1/8″ (scored at 1 1/6″ from each end).

Smaller solid/patterned paper for matting (start with 4 of each size for each type of paper): 2″x2″, 2″x 15/16″, 15/16″x 15/16″

Please watch my video for details:

I hope you enjoyed this!

Caly sig

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Copic Colors: B91, R20, W0, W2, W5

 

MFT Adorable Elephants
MFT Adorable Elephants

EH | SSS | MFT

MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink

SSS | MFT


Mint Macaron Ink
Mint Macaron Ink

Mint Macaron Cardstock
Mint Macaron Cardstock

Tip Top Taupe Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS


Memento Tuxedo Black Marker
Memento Tuxedo Black Marker
MFT Homespun Gingham Paper Pack
MFT Homespun Gingham Paper Pack

EH | SSS | MFT

Copic Colorless Blender Solution 200cc
Copic Colorless Blender Solution 200cc

EH | SSS


Sakura Gelly Roll
Sakura Gelly Roll
Micropore Tape
Micropore Tape

SSS | AMZN

Tombow Liquid Multi Mono Glue
Tombow Liquid Multi Mono Glue

EH | SSS | AMZN

C-Thru Ruler
C-Thru Ruler

SSS | AMZN

Fiskars SureCut Paper Trimmer
Fiskars SureCut Paper Trimmer

EH | SSS | AMZN


Mini MISTI - Laser Etched

Mini MISTI – Laser Etched


SU Clear Block Bundle
SU Clear Block Bundle

SSS Friends Die
EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors

Absorber
Absorber