Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Playful Pets Theatre Fold birthday cards!

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Today I'm back to share another fancy fold.  I introduced my friend Sarah to Pinterest a few years ago and every now and then she sends me a link to a fancy fold card design.  She sent me a link to a theatre fold card a few months ago and as it was her birthday last weekend I knew I had to make her one of these cards using some of the Playful Pets designer series paper.  I swear her cat was used as a model for the grumpy cat in this DSP!  

After a bit of research on Pinterest and YouTube, I made this card and I absolutely love it - luckily so did Sarah.
Below the card is folded flat so it fits in a standard C6 envelope. To open the card you pull the sides outwards and voila the inside is revealed - the cats expression makes me giggle every time. 
The back of the card has a panel for messages and is the only place I stamped anything on this card!  All the cats images are fussy cut from the designer series paper - I love them.  The rectangle on the front panel was cut using one of the Stitched Rectangle dies and is perfect to make a matching gift tag. The bunting across the top was made with some retired dies.
For the tag, I fussy cut another cat and made a bed for it with one of the layering oval dies and a piece of early espresso card - the sentiment is white heat embossed on one of the smaller stitched rectangles - cute eh!  I used some of the ribbon, twine and trickets from the Playful Pets Suite on the tag. I also added one of the Tasteful Labels dies to the back of the tag as the gray is a little dark to write a message on.
You'll find a link to my YouTube tutorial for the dog version below at the end of this post.  I realised when I watched the video that you can hear my puppy dropping his ball on the floor and whining as he wanted me to play with him! Then the cats came in and started fighting. What do they say about working with animals!! Oh and I discovered this week that I have 700 subscribers, which is amazing. My next goal is to get to 1,000 so I've got a way to go yet!  There's a bonus card at the end of the video featuring the Dressed to Impress stamp set which is in the 24 hour sale today. This type of card is perfect for using up some of that precious dsp we have in our "collection".
The dogs for this card were also fussy cut from another piece of the dsp - they're just as cute as the cats imho! There's a co-ordinating die set for the stamp set but I didn't use them for these cards.
I haven't finished the tag yet as my craft space is still in disarray after a renovation.
To make these cards you will need:-

2 pieces of card cut @ 10.5 cm x 14.8 cm
2 pieces of card cut @ 10.2 cm x 14.8 cm - scored at 3.7 cm and 7.4 cm
1 piece of white card cut @ 10.2 cm x 14.5 cm
2 strips of card cut @ 2 cm x 13 cm
1 strip of card cut @ 3 cm x 10 cm - score the long sides @ 0.7 cm and 1 cm on short sides
scraps of coloured card for bunting and embellishments
1 x dsp cut @ 10.2 cm x 14.5 cm
2 x dsp cut @ 7.1 cm x 10 cm
1 x dsp cut @ 7.1 cm x 10.2 cm
Paper trimmer, a pair of snips, glue and some black ink

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As always, thanks for stopping by and remember keep it crafty.


Lynnie C


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Wednesday, 16 September 2020

I love making 3D Book box cards

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Today, I wanted to share a few photo's of the first 3D book box card I made. My lovely friend Saffron taught me how to make this type of card a few months ago and I'm hooked. I do love a fancy fold and have made quite a few now.  Although, they're a bit fiddly, they are easier to make than they look. So worth the effort.

It's the perfect project to use up some of the gorgeous retired designer series paper and ribbon I have in my "collection".  Stampin' Up! DSP is double sided and co-ordinates so it was easy to chose different patterns for each element of the card.  
The three outside panels are covered with more of the gorgeous designer series paper from the same pack and the card opens like a book! 
The box frame is made from 4 pieces of cardstock folded and glued in a concertina - it that makes sense?
There's a pocket on the inside left that holds an insert where you can write a message for the recipient.
For the box background I used a cloud template and balmy blue ink. The birds, branches and flowers were all fussy cut from another piece of the pretty designer series paper and popped up with dimensionals. As I said fiddly but worth it don't you think.

I've made quite a few of this type of cards now and I will share them over the coming weeks.

We are still living through strange times, thank you to anyone who has taken the time to read my blog.  Stay safe and remember keep it crafty.


Sunday, 13 September 2020

Global Design Project #GDP257 - Color Challenge Positive Thoughts

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My card was inspired by this weeks Global Design Project which is a color challenge - Highland Heather, Balmy Blue and Misty Midnight. I think this color combination is absolutely gorgeous and I changed my mind several times before settling on the card I'm sharing with you today.

I recently purchased the Nature's Thoughts dies which co-ordinate with the Positive Thoughts stamp set from Stampin' Up! and as I wanted to play with them I came up with the design for this card. My card also features the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and the Jar Punch.

The flowers were stamped with Balmy Blue ink and I added a bit of Misty Moonlight using a Stampin' Write Marker on the centre of the stamp (I think the technique is called thumping!) and then die cut 3 of them. The Jar is punched from the back panel of Misty Moonlight. 
On the inside I stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight and then used the flower stamp again without cleaning it so it is creates a faint watermark.

My attempts to film myself making this failed.  Oh well, as always thanks for stopping by and remember to keep it crafty.

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