Mother’s Day 2017

Happy Mother’s Day, Crafting Friends!

Hope you’re having a wonderful day!  I should’ve shared these cards sooner but it’s been a busy couple of days and lots of activities.  I had my 10 year college reunion the other night…that makes me feel old, but it was a lot of fun!    I want to quickly share a few cards that I made for Mother’s Day as well as a a little project I did for Teacher’s Appreciation week.

  1.  Floral Card in a Box (click on images to zoom)

    I’ve made these a few times in the past year – their a favorite for my next door neighbor ;).  There are lots of tutorials on Pinterest and YouTube.  Here’s my last blog post here and the link to the video I used:  https://craftincaly.wordpress.com/2016/09/19/floral-40th-card-in-a-box/

  2. Freehand Florals (click on images to zoom)

    This is simple layered stamping – but I love the bouquet look.  The stamp set is called Freehand Florals and you can view it here.  I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on black cardstock and added sequins to finish off the card.

  3. Second Generation SpotLight (click on images to zoom)

    As soon as I saw Jennifer McGuire’s video on this last week using the new Ellen Hutson’s Courage stamp set to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, I had to try this technique for myself.  I don’t have that stamp set yet (but I did order it this morning) – so I used the same Freehand Florals set from above and it turned out sooooo beautifully!  You can view Jennifer’s blog post with video here.

  4. Cross-stitched Roses

    This stamp set by Waffle Flowers called Stitched Roses is amazing!  I spent a lot of time lining up these layering images….my OCD killed me but it turned out looking so relistic!  You can find the awesome stamp set here.  I used a simple border die and some sequins to keep the card simple.  It’s so pretty!

  5. Teacher Appreciation – Cupcake Liner Flowers

    Last week was Teacher Appreciation week.  On Thursday night…I got a text from Evan’s friend’s mom asking if I had any paper flowers lying around.  It was bedtime and there was a situation/possible meltdown because crafting was not going so well in their home.  She wanted to make a project for her teacher and so I got excited at the chance to make some flowers so I went all out!  I followed this tutorial by Lia Griffith and made these cute flowers using cupcake liners and pencils.  I decorated some cardstock to wrap around a small jar and it turned out so cute.  The gift card was something I quickly stamped to hold gift cards for my boys’ teachers.

That’s all for now!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

XOXO,

Caly

Floral 40th Card-in-a-box

Hello again!

Today is my neighbor and friend, Kerri’s birthday! I’ve been working for a few weeks now what I’m going to do for her 40th birthday. I’ve gotten a few new stamp sets and really wanted to use them. I started out with the Foxy Friends stamp set and Fox builder punch from Stampin’ Up!’s new catalog.

I put together a few foxes using the fox builder.

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They’re super cute but at this point, I had not decided what I wanted to do yet. Then I started playing with the Foxy Friends stamp set. I stamped a bunch of images – then used my Brother Scan N’ Cut 2 to cut the images out. No more fussy cutting (unless I don’t feel like starting up the machine).

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Once I got all of this cut out – I KNEW I wanted to do a card-in-a-box.  Ah! It’s been a LOOONNNG time since I’ve made one and I got really excited!

There are MANY templates on pinterest. Here’s the one I made for myself (please note that the height of the box should be 5.5 inches – not 6. Sorry for my typo! card-in-a-box-pop-up-template (click to view).

Here’s my card – It’s so cute! While I was putting it together – I decided that this card is not suitable for a 4oth birthday, but I knew exactly which direction I wanted it to go and who I wanted the recipient to be.

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Adorable right?! And full of encouraging sentiments. I hope the recipient enjoys it!  Now – how about that 40th card! I wanted to change it up a bit for more display space – so I looked for a tutorial on how to make a card-in-a-box card that sat on it’s side (aka – a rectangle card-in-a-box.  For the card below – the box is made using a base that’s 4 1/4″ x 12″, scored at 2″, 5 1/2″, 7 1/2″, and 11″. Turn 90 degrees and score at 2″.  The 2″ flap once you cut them down will be the top part of the card that folds down.  For the inserts, cut 2 4 11/16″ x 1″ strips and score at 5/8″ from each end.  If you’d like detailed video – here’s one I watched: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/239042692697550254/.

I had no idea what I was going to do for this card – so I went to my stamp stash and started pulling all things floral and butterflies.  😀  Here’s what I came up with! I hope you LOVE it as much as I do!!!

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Don’t worry! As always – the supplies will be listed below. This was NOT as difficult as it seems. I felt that the Foxy Friends one above was more difficult! The gold on this card just speaks for itself so I didn’t feel the need to decorate the other flaps.

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Kerri loves blush pink, tiffany blue and gold – so I tried my best to incorporate these colors.  EEEK!!! I cannot WAIT to give this card to her!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY KERRI!

XOXO,

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I have another card I did today that I’m excited to share later on this week – stay tuned!!!

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.).

FOXY FRIENDS:

Not pictured:  Moonlight DSP


Foxy Friends
Foxy Friends
ME Mini Messages
ME Mini Messages EH | SSS |ME

SSS Uplifting Thoughts
SSS Uplifting Thoughts

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
LF Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
LF Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables EH | SSS | LF
LF Small Stitched Square Stackables
LF Small Stitched Square Stackables EH | SSS | LF

SSS Stitched Rectangles
SSS Stitched Rectangles

Chocolate Chip Ink
Chocolate Chip Ink

Emerald Envy Ink
Emerald Envy Ink

Cajun Craze Ink
Cajun Craze Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Tangerine Tango Ink
Tangerine Tango Ink

Real Red Ink
Real Red Ink

Smoky Slate Cardstock
Smoky Slate Cardstock

Lost Lagoon Cardstock
Lost Lagoon 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
ZOTs Adhesive Dots
ZOTs Adhesive Dots EH | SSS | AMZN

Brother Scan N Cut 2
Brother Scan N Cut 2

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

SU Paper Snips Scissors
SU Paper Snips Scissors

Absorber
Absorber

SU Sticky Strip (Retired)
SU Sticky Strip (Retired)

KERRI’S 40Th Floral card:

Copics: R21, R00, BG01, BG10, Y06, Y19, Y28


Papillon Potpourri
Papillon Potpourri

Butterfly Basics
Butterfly Basics

Petite Petals
Petite Petals

Number of Years
Number of Years

Flower Shop
Flower Shop

SSS Stitched Rectangles
SSS Stitched Rectangles

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
MFT Simple Leaf Flourishes
MFT Simple Leaf Flourishes EH | SSS | MFT

EH Bold Blossom Dies
EH Bold Blossom Dies
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN
WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle
WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle SSS | EH

Blushing Bride Ink
Blushing Bride Ink

Wild Wasabi Ink
Wild Wasabi Ink

Pool Party Ink
Pool Party Ink

MFT Gold Sparkle Card Stock
MFT Gold Sparkle Card Stock

Pool Party Cardstock
Pool Party Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb EH | SSS

SU Large Numbers Framelits
SU Large Numbers Framelits
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

SU Stamping Sponges
SU Stamping Sponges
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue EH | SSS
ZOTs Adhesive Dots
ZOTs Adhesive Dots EH | SSS | AMZN

SU Sticky Strip (Retired)
SU Sticky Strip (Retired)

2.5

Absorber
Absorber

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched
Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

SU Simply Scored
SU Simply Scored

SU Paper Snips Scissors
SU Paper Snips Scissors
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS
Ranger Stickles - Gold Glitter Glue
Ranger Stickles – Gold Glitter Glue EH | SSS

Pansy Punch
Pansy Punch

Petite Petals Punch
Petite Petals Punch

Bitty Butterfly Punch
Bitty Butterfly Punch