Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Shadow Technique for Sentiments


Yes, you are seeing varieties of the same card, each being stepped up. And check out the sentiment, especially the word friend. That is a Shadow Technique that I shared how to do on my video below. It's easier being done with a stamp positioning tool like the Stamparatus, but it can also be done with a clear acrylic block. Now the measurements are all the same for the papers, just a few added extras with each stepped up level. The 4th and final card I even did some sewing on it. Watch the video for a few tips and tricks when using your sewing machine for card making.

Soft Succulent card base - 11 x 4-1/4", scored and folded at 5-1/2"
In the Wild DSP - 5-1/4 x 1", 2 x 4"
2021-2023 In Color DSP (Soft Succulent)  - 5-1/4 x 4"
Basic White (sentiment) - 2-3/4 x 1-7/8"
Evening Evergreen mat - 5-1/4 x 1-1/4"
Bumblebee mat - 4 x 2-1/4"

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Monday, March 21, 2022

Your Biggest Fan Cards


During our team meeting last week, we were challenged to create cards using specific dimensions of DSP. Well I couldn't stop at just one set, I ended up making 3, all using different pattern papers. Pictured above comes from the Hey Sports Fan suite that I shared on my Facebook Live. You can watch it on YouTube below:

Poppy Parade card base - 11 x 4-1/4", scored and folded at 5-1/2"
DSP - 5-1/4 x 4", 5-1/4 x 2"

Bumblebee card base - 8-1/2 x 5-1/2", scored and folded at 4-1/4"
DSP - 4-1/4 x 4", 4 x 1-1/2"
Night of Navy - 4-1/4 x 1/4"

Thick Very Vanilla card base - 8-1/2 x 5-1/2", scored and folded at 4-1/4"
DSP - 3 x 4", 2-1/4 x 2" (2 pieces each)

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Monday, March 14, 2022

Paper Pumpkin Alternatives


Paper Pumpkin is a monthly craft subscription kit by Stampin' Up! I'm a bit late getting to the February kit, Safari Celebration. It's an adorable kit full of celebratory images and sentiments. I always try to come up with some alternatives so here they are!! I even shared them on my Facebook Live. Watch and see how simple these cards are to create...

Monday, March 7, 2022

1 Sketch + Retiring In Colors = 5 Fabulous Cards


Each week on our team Facebook page challenges are posted. Last week was a sketch and to use the retiring In Colors. I couldn't resist creating one of each color! These were simple to mass produce using the Stamparatus and the Daisy Garden background stamp. Check out the video below for all the deets.

Card Base - 11 x 4-1/4", scored and folded at 5-1/2"
Basic White - 5-1/4 x 4", 4-3/4 x 2-1/4", 4 x 1/2"
DSP - 5-1/4 x 1-1/2"
Cardstock Layers - 4-3/4 x 2-1/2", 4 x 3/4", 5-1/4 x 1-3/4"

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