2017 Holiday Card

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

I honestly cannot believe that the holidays are HERE!!!  Sorry for being MIA recently.  We took some time off work to take the kids to Disneyland – our first family vacation in 3 years!  It was truly an adventure with all the craziness we went through!  I did a few cards prior to vacation and didn’t get a chance to share those – so they will be shared towards the end of this post.

When we got back from vacation, I started work on my holiday cards for this year.  I had a hard time deciding what to do this year, so I stalled.  But I think it ended up working out!  I have been using the previous year’s holiday stamps on current cards a lot.  I have no time to play with anything new, it feels like!

2017 Holiday Card 2

I knew that I wanted to use the Holiday Style stamp set from Sunny Studio.  It’s such a great layering set that creates great dimension.  There is a very realistic bell in the set.  For my card, I chose to use the ornaments because I wanted the focal point of the card to be similar to an ornament.

2017 Holiday Card 3

If you haven’t seen a card like this before – it’s an interactive flip card!  You can definitely make this by doing some partial die cutting with any shape you’d like.  Since I had to make 70 cards – I opted for using the die.  Stampin Up made (it is now a retired product) a Circle Card Thinlets set that makes this super easy.  They seem to have the copyright for the straight corners because I couldn’t find another like it under the Sizzix brand (they also manufacture dies for Stampin’ Up!).  Anyway – Sizzix has these “Flip-Its” dies in other shapes and sizes.  If you want one similar to what I used – you’ll have to be ok with rounded corners (which I initially purchased by mistake).  I will like that alternative below.  I actually found the Stampin’ Up! die on Ebay.  Be on the lookout for a good deal.  Stampin’ Up! prices are often outrageous on Ebay with retired products!

2017 Holiday Card 1

The die actually only cuts the card base without the extra flap on the right that you see.  I had to cut my card base a little shorter in order to slide the cardstock over the end of the die so I can have this extra panel.  To see what I mean, you can take a look at this YouTube video by another crafter.  I wanted to make a video for this card, but unfortunately, there’s something wrong with my editing software right now.  It’s disappointing because I have not made a video in a very long time!

2017 Holiday Card

I got 140 photos printed at Walmart and punched them out using a 2 1/2″ circle punch – die cutting all of those photos would’ve been painful considering I ink-sponged 70 card bases, stamped 5 branches, 2 ornaments (requiring 4 different layers), and the sentiments on each card!  This is truly an annual labor of love!

My favorite thing about this card?  Its ONE layer (except for the photos I attached) with lots of stamping!

Now for some cards I made prior to my vacation.  I made 4 wedding cards! One was for someone who reached out to me from Australia – how cool is that?

Congratulations Money Card 2

I watercolored the background using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers using the “swooshing” method with acetate and embossed the bold sentiment over the center.  The velum banner is stamped using Staz-On ink and dots heat-embossed with gold.  She wanted it to hold money, so I made the card longer.

Wedding Slider Card

Wedding Slider Card 1

Speaking of money – I also made a money holder for another wedding we went to.  This one is a slider card with a pocket.  The pull out tab just has slots to hold the money.

Wedding Cheers

The final card is made using Nuvo texture paste – which I’ve never played with before.  The dies for the sentiment, wine bottle and glasses are all from My Favorite Things – such clever designs!

Rose Wonder Die Inlay 3

Last but not least, I have die cut shaker card.  I can’t get creative with glitter anymore when my friend asks me to make her a card with lots of glitter….I can’t say I was really happy or excited about this card – I almost didn’t share!  But we’re all here to share strengths and weakness, right?  HAHA.

Alrighty – I think that’s it!  Thanks for sticking through this one!  I wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving!

XOXO,

caly-sig

SUPPLIES (for my 2017 Holiday card):

*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.).

SS Holiday Style
SS Holiday Style
SSS | SS
SU Circle Card Thinlits (Retired)
SU Circle Card Thinlits (Retired)
Sizzix Mini Circle Flip-Its
Sizzix Mini Circle Flip-Its
White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
EH | SSS | AMZN
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
EH | SSS
Garden Green Ink
Garden Green Ink
Pacific Point Ink
Pacific Point Ink
Night of Navy Ink
Night of Navy Ink
Real Red Ink
Real Red Ink
Cherry Cobbler Ink
Cherry Cobbler Ink
Smoky Slate Ink
Smoky Slate Ink
Basic Gray Ink
Basic Gray Ink
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
EH | SSS
ATG Gun
ATG Gun
EH | SSS | AMZN
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
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
MSP MISTI
MSP MISTI
EH | SSS | MSP
EK Tools 2-1/2 Inch Circle Punch
EK Tools 2-1/2 Inch Circle Punch

 

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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

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.

adore-you-waterfall-card-1

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:

adore-you-waterfall-card

adore-you-waterfall-card-2

adore-you-waterfall-card-3

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

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