Valentine’s Waterfall Card

If you love glitter and interactive cards – this one is for you!  I’ve been wanting to make an easy waterfall card but have been a little hesitant to try it. Lately – it seems like I can only get myself to craft if it’s a commissioned project.  Mostly though, I just don’t make the time to play like I used to anymore.  These projects have felt more like work, but still fulfilling to say the least.

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I had quite the time with the pull tab – the interactive part of this card. I think I cut and scored each 3 times before I finally got it right. I had to make sure the hearts all sit inside inside the glitter frame. There are lots of different directions that can be found on pinterest – I think you need to to just adjust it a little bit for your card since each flipped panel will vary from card to card.

As you pull the tab, it pulls the top heart back, revealing the second heart and so on. It’s really neat and fun to do!  I know this is probably easier to see than read.  I have been having a hard time questioning whether I should do more videos.  I just think there are so many people that do it well – why do I need to make them?  I guess I have some self-doubt, but I’m also just so overwhelmed by what a commitment it would take to make videos again.  Sorry to disappoint. 😦

Anyway, let me show you some photos consecutively so you can see what I mean:

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It is all pretty straight forward as far as the die-cutting and embossing goes – but if you have any questions, please let me know below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s 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.).

I used a Recollections paper pack of varying pinks and Recollections shimmer paper for this project.

Altenew Adore You
Altenew Adore You

EH | SSS | Altenew

LF Heart Stackables
LF Heart Stackables

EH | SSS | LF

"MFTMFT Stitched Square Scallop Frames

EH | SSS | MFT


SU Folder Arrows TIEF
SU Folder Arrows TIEF
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle
WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle

SSS | EH

Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black

EH | SSS

WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine

SSS | AMZN

ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN

ZOTs Adhesive Dots
ZOTs Adhesive Dots

EH | SSS | AMZN

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2017 Year of the Rooster Lucky Red Envelopes

Happy Lunar New Year!

I wish all my wonderful family and friends much love, good health, and prosperity this coming year.  It’s been such a long week. My little Liam turned 4 on Monday and my nephew Aaron turned 15 on Wednesday.  My family also experienced loss today.  Even in despair, we were able to unite and celebrate the new year before last minute trips out of the country.   Cancer is such a terrible thing but I take solace in knowing the pain and suffering has ended. We were supposed to celebrate on Sunday because because this happened, I scrambled today to get these envelopes made.

I learned last year from making these envelopes, that 80lb paper was too thick.  So this year, I went to Michaels and got a pack of 65lb red cardstock.  It’s inexpensive and serves its purpose great for this project.  I use the Mama Elephant Lucky Envelope die and cut out two envelopes. Then I stamped twenty roosters and lamps on cardstock and colored them using Copic markers.

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Eep! They are sooo cute!  I set these aside and began to emboss the sentiment and an image of cherry blossoms from the Lunar Extras set onto the red envelopes using my MISTI tool.  I speed up this process by stamping and applying powder to a batch of envelopes before heat setting them. Once that was done – it was a matter of gluing these chickidees onto the envelope.

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I really look forward to making these every year for the next 10 years…lol…just so I can design each a little different and use each of the 12 animals on this stamp set.  Last year, I make envelopes using monkeys.  If you wish to see that project, simply click HERE.

Before I go, I also want to share a quick birthday card I made using an Altenew layering set. I believe this stamp set is from a set called Beautiful Day.  I could be wrong.  It’s 1:34 am right now and I’m super tired!

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All stamping and no coloring here (I did outline those berries – but that doesn’t count as coloring).

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Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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.).

Copic Colors:  R29, R17, Y28, Y08, Y38, G00, BG32, E30, E000, R20

Not Listed Below:  Recollections 65lb Red Cardstock

ME Lunar Animals
ME Lunar Animals

EH | SSS | ME

ME Lunar Extras
ME Lunar Extras

EH | SSS | ME

ME Lucky Envelope
ME Lucky Envelope

EH | SSS | ME


White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform

EH | SSS | AMZN

Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads

EH | SSS | AMZN

EK Success Powder Tool
EK Success Powder Tool

EH | SSS | AMZN

Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
WOW Metallic Gold Rich Regular Embossing Powder
WOW Metallic Gold Rich Regular Embossing Powder

SSS | JOANN

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN

Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS

Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST


SU 2-Way Glue Pen
SU 2-Way Glue Pen

MISTI - Laser Etched

MISTI – Laser Etched

Your Day to Sparkle

Even though many don’t like the thought of getting older, there’s still something to be celebrated about a birthday. You celebrate your previous year’s accomplishments and look forward to the next year’s challenges. And truly for me…there’s something to be said about taking the time to make birthday cards.  The gesture either fosters growth and strength in current relationships, or it will rekindle ones that we have not been able to care for. I’m definitely reminded of that this week with 3 birthdays for 3 very different women in my life.

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I made lots of birthday cards on my week off last week when the boys took their winter break.  This one took the most time, but I also enjoyed watercoloring it so much. I embossed the cake image and sentiment using Versafine Onyx black ink and clear powder. Then the stars using WOW Silver Pearl powder.

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I used Distress Ink to watercolor this image and I love how vibrant the flowers are.

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I matted this watercolor panel on top of some Stampin’ Up Perfect Plum and that’s it! Hope you all enjoyed!

Until next time,

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:  Festive Berries, Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio, Antique Linen, Mermaid Lagoon

C&9 Happy Day
C&9 Happy Day

EH | SSS | C&9


SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag

EH | SSS | SU

Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black

EH | SSS

WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine

SSS | AMZN

WOW Silver Pearl
WOW Silver Pearl

SSS | EH

Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN

Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS


Perfect Plum Cardstock
Perfect Plum Cardstock
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad

EH | SSS | JOANN


Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

Simply Simmons Round Brush
Simply Simmons Round Brush
ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN


2.5

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched

Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS

Wink of Stella Clear
Wink of Stella Clear

EH | SSS | AMZN

Truly, Madly, Deeply

Hi everyone!

Here’s my last card for SCS for the month of March  for the theme: Songs of the Heart.

For my last card, I used a sentiment from Hero Arts set that reminds me of a song growing up – I’m sure many of you know it! “Truly, Madly, Deeply” by Savage Garden was a very popular song and I thought it would be perfect to make a wedding card using it!

I embossed Mama Elephant’s tandem bike in gold and did a pink watercolor wash.

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That veil you see – is a piece of used dryer sheet! LOL. I wish I had some lace or tulle but I didn’t have any so I got creative!

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I addeded a decorative border in Blusing Bride cardstock and finished off this card with a few hearts and sequins. I hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!

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 Ink Color: Worn Lipstick

Not Pictured below: Glass Seed Beads, White Thread, Sewing Needle

ME Tandem Ride
ME Tandem Ride

EH | SSS |ME

HA You Are My Happy
HA You Are My Happy

EH | SSS | HA

Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black

EH | SSS

Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad

EH | SSS | JOANN


Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Ranger Mini Mister
Ranger Mini Mister

EH | SSS


Simply Simmons Round Brush
Simply Simmons Round Brush
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS

Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


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

SSS | AMZN

WOW Metallic Gold Rich Regular Embossing Powder
WOW Metallic Gold Rich Regular Embossing Powder

SSS | JOANN

ME Pizazz Pieces
ME Pizazz Pieces

EH | SSS | ME


Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform

EH | SSS | AMZN

Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads

EH | SSS | AMZN

ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN

Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue

EH | SSS


MISTI - Laser Etched

MISTI – Laser Etched

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS


Blushing Bride Cardstock
Blushing Bride Cardstock
ZOTs Adhesive Dots
ZOTs Adhesive Dots

EH | SSS | AMZN


Darice Crystal Iridescent 5mm
Darice Crystal Iridescent 5mm
Silhouette Pick Me Up Tool
Silhouette Pick Me Up Tool

SSS | AMZN

Somebunny

I have coworker named Winny who loves bunnies. I’m only guessing her obsession with them since I’m only told this – I work from home so it’s difficult to know what some people in the office are really like, especially when they live on the West Coast and I’m in the Midwest.  Some relationships are forged over conversation via Instant Messenger and that’s how I get to know everyone these days (or for the most of the past 3 years).

Winny lost a good high school friend suddenly yesterday. When she told me that, I knew I would be making a card for her. I got this My Favorite Things stamp set quite a while ago with her in mind, but kept pushing it back because there were other things I wanted to do – so it’s sad that this occasion would be the one to initiate me to make a card for her.

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There is so much sadness in the world. My husband is a medical resident and comes home with stories everyday and you can tell he is worn from the day’s work. I pull up Facebook and Instagram and see sad stuff all the time. But I’m reminded how spreading kindness is so important – so after making this card, I also prepared/sent one to a little girl in New York who is burn victim and lost her entire family in an intentional fire.  Safyre suffered severe burns and lost her right hand and left foot and all she wants for Christmas is to fill her Christmas tree card stand with Christmas cards. I don’t want to post a picture because it makes me sad to see how someone has flipped her world upside down.

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(this card is from my last post)

If you want to share kindness with this sweet little girl, here is where to send Safyre’s Christmas cards:
P.O. Box 6126
Schenectady, NY 12306, USA

I hope these cards will bring both Winny and Safyre smiles and remind them of hope and love.

Big hugs to everyone! There are so many people with struggles…no matter how big or small and I wish everyone could find time to slow down and smile and remember to embrace the little moments that make life worth – while.

By the way – yesterday was also my husband’s birthday. It was a long and emotional day with all these things tugging at my heart…but here is the card I made him just to end this post with a bit of warmth. I stamped our family using a stamp set called Tandem Ride. I even made mine to have a baby bump…hehe. I have never made a card using colored pencils only so I thought I would do something a little different. Enjoy and have a wonderful day! Blessings!

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SUPPLIES:

 

MFT Somebunny
MFT Somebunny

SSS | MFT

ME Tandem Ride
ME Tandem Ride

EH | SSS |ME

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


Old Olive Cardstock
Old Olive Cardstock

Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS


Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS

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

Prismacolor Pencils - 72ct
Prismacolor Pencils – 72ct

SSS | AMZN


Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform

EH | SSS | AMZN

Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads

EH | SSS | AMZN

MFT Grassy Fields Borders
MFT Grassy Fields Borders

EH | SSS | MFT

ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN

Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue

EH | SSS

Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

EH | SSS

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS

EK Success Powder Tool
EK Success Powder Tool

EH | SSS | AMZN

Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


White Embossing Powder
White Embossing Powder

Heat Tool
Heat Tool