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I joined an ATC (artist trading card) swap so I've been working on my samples. The ATC's look so lost without a card to go with them so I made a sample for myself and used it on a full size card. Here's my first one. It is for the embossing category. I did some dry embossing around the edge of the white layer with my diagonal score plate. I embossed the background with an embossing folder and I embossed my words with clear embossing powder then sponged colour on top.
I needed a masculine birthday card. I know I have lots of them made but I can never seem to find one when I need it. Time to reorganize my samples. Here's one I had in my stash. I used vellum and the crimper to make the mug and the oval punch for the centre of the handle but I don't remember what other supplies I used. The sentiment was from the Cheers to You stamp set.
This is a quick and easy gift card holder I designed for our Christmas SAS class. I used the Petite Pocket die, the Holiday Stocking die and the Stocking Accents die (all from Stampin' Up). I love using the big shot when you have to prep over 100 cards.
To make this gift card holder cut a stocking from DSP and one stocking with toe, heel and cuff from White card stock. Cut a petite pocket from white card stock and cut it off at the scoreline. You can download the class handout Download Stocking Gift Card Holder for instructions on how to assemble your gift card holder. If you'd like to use this handout for a class, feel free.
That's what my daughter used to say when she rode the hobby horse I made her. He's been the inspiration behind a few of my latest projects. Here's one of them....a hobby horse made from the Stocking Die and the 1" cello bags. I cut out 3 stockings to make this card. I used 1 stocking to hide all the yucky stuff like the raw ribbon ends and the backs of my brads.
To make the mane I taped loops of ribbon between the two stockings then snipped the loops so they would be uneven and jagged.
I scored the 3rd stocking across the top and attached the card front above the score line so the card would open.
The stick is made from a 1" strip of card stock. I folded the bottom up and punched a couple of holes in the top and bottom to tie on the cello bag so it could be removed easily.
And here's a picture of my son's hobby horse. He's 14 now but still not ready to part with it. BTW he's made from a new sock not one DH wore otherwise I'm sure it would have been considered child abuse. I made a ton of these for craft shows over the years. One lady used to order them and ride them into the baby showers she attended.
Make 20 cards/gift card holders and a card box to hold them all from half a package of Flirtatious Designer Series Paper.
This class planner includes color picture tutorials with step by step instructions and videos to make
- A Card Box to hold 20 Cards and Envelopes
-10 His & Hers Cards and Gift Card Holders
-10 One Sheet Wonder Cards
These were the additional supplies I used: Stamps; Nature Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Card Stock; ½ package of Flirtatious Designer Series Paper, Wisteria Wonder, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Basic Grey, Punches; Lace Ribbon Border, 1 ¾” Circle, Scallop Oval, Large Oval, Circle Punch from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Accessories; Simply Scored, Denim Ribbon, White Taffeta Ribbon, Sticky Strip, Basic Grey and Rose Red Ink Pads, Hounds tooth Embossing Folder, Mini Silver Brads, Paper Snips, Basic Rhinestones, Distressing Kit (optional)
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Here's another card made with the stitched stocking stamp set and punch. This is such a cute set. I can't put it down. I used a So Saffron marker to draw on the horse's mane. The stocking is stamped in basic grey and punched out. I used the heel for the ear.
I made this card for a masculine swap I was in. I love the black and grey DSP! I cut it into 2" x 4" strips so I was able to get lots of cards from one pad of DSP. The 3D butterflies are made from 2 butterfly punched shapes. I folded them in half, drew the body on the card with a marker and glued a folded butterfly on either side of the body. The wings still stuck out after being squished in my suitcase for several hours
Here's another card I entered in the 2011 Artisan Award contest. You can find the written instructions and video to make the punch art gnome and flower here. The wagon is from the retiring More Monkey Accessories stamp set.
Stamps: Sincere Salutations, More Monkey Accessories
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze,
This is one of the scrapbook pages I made for the 2011 Artisan Award contest. This was my first chance to play with the baker's twine. It looped like that on its own so I just added my tags and left the loops where they were.
I made the ship in 3 separate pieces. I cut the neck of the bottle from a window sheet, sponged around the edges with White Stazon and attached it to the page with Big Shot Adhesive so it wouldn't show. The ship was stamped on white card stock and cut out around the top. For the bottle, I made a tube and rounded the edges with the corner rounder punch. The seam is hiding under the card stock. I left the top puffed up a little to give it a 3D effect.
Stamps: The Open Sea
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Nautical Expedition DSP
Accessories: Window Sheets, Jumbo Eyelets, Bakers Twine, Circle and Tag Punches, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Vintage Trinkets