Sunday, 28 March 2021

Fun Fold Easter Card

Hello and welcome to my blog

Today I'm sharing a fun fold card that I learned how to make at a recent Card and Cuppa on-line class hosted by Emma Goddard, Coastal Crafter.  I feel so lucky to have found Emma's on-line classes they have helped keep me sane during this past year. 
I started out with good intentions but ended up pulling out a few different sets to make this card - some are sadly retiring so if you want to get your hands on them pop over to my on-line shop to get them before they are gone forever!

Products use:

Stamps and Dies: Arrange a Wreath Bundle, Basket of Blooms stamp set and Hey Chick Bundle (all on the retiring list), Stitched Rectangle dies, 
Ink: Memento, Bumblebee, Terracotta Tile, Crumb Cake
Paper: Bumblebee, Basic White, Floral Art Gallery DSP 
Embellishments: Linen Thread, Wink of Stella 
Tools: Stampin' Blends - Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Mango Melody, Blending Brush, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals

I'm not entirely sure what this fun fold is called but you can see below how it stands. So I started with a standard A6 Bumblebee tall base (i.e. half a sheet of A4 cut long ways) and trimmed it to 24cm, scored @ 14.8cm. I next glued a piece of Floral Art Gallery DSP measuring 10cm x 14.3cm to the inside flap and a piece measuring 6.5cm x 10cm to the front. Another piece of  Bumblebee card measuring 7cm x 21cm, scored @ 10.5cm was glued to the inside. Stamp the sentiment from Arrange a Wreath in Memento on a piece of Basic White measuring 6.5cm x 10cm and glue to the inside and add some Floral Art Gallery DSP measuring 6.5cm x 10cm to the front flap. 
Next I stamped the basket from Basket of Blooms and funky haired chick from Hey Chick in Memento on a half sheet of Basic White and coloured with Stampin' Blends before die cutting and fussy cutting.  Next I stamped the eggs from Arrange a Wreath multiple times in Bumblebee and Terracotta Tile stamped off before die cutting using the Arrange a Wreath dies.  I stamped Hey chick on a scrap of Crumb Cake in Terracotta Tile and die cut using the co-ordinating die. To add definition to the sign I added Crumb Cake with a blending brush and to the white stitched rectangle.
I added the basket and sign with dimensionals and then glued the eggs in the basket and tied the linen thread on the flap. The Chick was added with dimensionals to the base and holds the flap in place.  The sentiment from Arrange a Wreath was stamped in Memento on the side.
Here's the video - I hope you enjoy seeing how I made this card.
If you would like to buy any of the products I've used click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up! on-line store and add them to your basket. I send everyone who shops with me a handmade card to keep or share. Enter the Host code below if your order is between £25 and £150 to receive a little thank you gift from me next month as well.
As always, thanks for stopping by and remember keep it crafty.

Lynnie C
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Sunday, 21 March 2021

#GDP283 - Basket of Strawberries

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This week the Global Design Project have a theme challenge for us and it's all about treats.  So I decided to make a card with a basket full of strawberries - yum!! 
As always there is lots of inspiration from the design team over on the Global Design Project website.
The strawberries, leaves and flowers are all fussy cut from the Berry Delightful designer series paper (retired from Sale-A-Bration 2021) from my stash. The strawberries look almost good enough to eat don't they! To make the basket, I used strips of basic white paper with crumb cake ink added with a blending brush.  I trimmed the woven piece into two pieces and layered them to create a bit of dimension. Inn the video below, I show you how easy it is to weave the basket. The braided linen trim (also retired) is tied that round the basket before gluing it to the front panel.
The sentiment from Berry Blessings (a retired stamp set from Sale-A-Bration 2021) was heat embossed with white emboss powder on Granny Apple Green. I then used the Label Me Fancy Punch to create the label - I used a neat trick to extend the label. I show you how easy it is to do this in the video below.
I made a free tutorial of this smaller version for my YouTube channel.  After I finished the video I realised I had forgotten to add rhinestones to the centre of the little flowers so to change it up a little I used some Shimmery Crystal Effects - which is a product I often forget about.
Products use:

Stamps: Berry Blessings (SAB 2021 retired)
Ink: Crumb Cake
Paper: Crumb Cake - 10.5cm x 29.7cm scored @ 14.8cm + scrap for label, Basic White - 10.2cm x 14.5cm + scrap for label, Berry Delightful DSP (SAB 2021 retired) - 3cm x 14.5cm
Embellishments: Linen Thread, Shimmery Crystal Effects
Tools: Tasteful Labels, Label Me Fancy Punch, Heat Tool, Blending Brush, Bone Folder,, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Here's the video - I hope you enjoy seeing how I made the second card:-
If you would like to buy any of the products I used click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store and add them to your basket. I send everyone who shops with me a handmade card to keep or share. Enter the Host code below if your order is between £25 and £150 to receive a little thank you gift from me next month as well.