Hello Little One

Hi everyone! I’m back to share another card with you today using one of Gerda Steiner Designs’ stamp, Hello Little One. This is one of the images that was originally a digital stamp and now converted to a clear stamp. Personally, I love clear stamps over digital stamps because I want to be able to stamp directly to a card base.

In this case, I actually fussy cut the image out because it was easier for what I wanted to do. I created a distress ink background with a bit of an ombre effect. To spice it up a little more, I used a die that cut out stars and embossed. I put this over a piece of yellow cardstock so the color could peek through the stars.

Once I added this, I trimmed it down a bit so it’s a strip that runs across the card base. I added the sentiments on the top and bottom to finish off the card. 

I really like how this one turned out. Simple and sweet!

Peek-a-boo Pull Tab card | GSD

Hi there! It’s Jeannie and I’m so happy to be back to share a card as an official Design Team member.

Gerda Steiner Designs recently released a handful of new stamp sets and they are all adorable! Today, I’m focusing one of the smaller sets, Upside Down Flamingo. This set comes with one large flamingo and two large sentiments. I think it’s such a cute image… it’s so silly and I love it!

When I first saw this stamp set, I liked how the head was between the legs peeking at you. I thought it was perfect for an interactive card.

Putting this together was a little tricky because I just wasn’t sure how to go about creating it but once I figured it out, it turned better than expected. It’s also just as silly as the image.

This is a spin on a pull tab using the element of the stamp image itself. Check it out in my video tutorial here:

Hope you love this card as much as I do. I think it’ll bring a smile to anyone’s face. It’s so random and unexpected.

SUPPLIES
Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

DISCLAIMER
Some products are provided by manufacturers for review and use. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

 

Easy Slider & Stamp Manipulation

Hi there!

Today I’m sharing this card that I love so much! I had this idea in my head for awhile but when I went to the stamp set, I realized that the bear was actually holding the pie in his hand. I really wanted to make it so he would pop up from a window peeking at the pie.

This happens a lot when I have an idea for an interactive card in my head so sometimes I just have to mask and manipulate the image a bit.

Also, for this particular slider, I don’t need a slider die. I just create a channel using foam tape.

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Thankfully, it’s easier to show you than explain in words, so I have a video for you!

SUPPLIES
Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

DISCLAIMER
Some products are provided by manufacturers for review and use. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Generational Stamping | GSD

Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing a card using the Vrooming By clear stamp set (Coming soon!), which has a similar digital stamp image. Personally, I prefer having an actual stamp because I don’t have easy access to a printer so I was delighted to play with this cute image.

I wanted to depict how fast the dog was going on his scooter and decided to do this using the second and third generation stamping. A stamp positioner is really helpful in creating cards where you need precision and I think it’s one of my most used tools. In this instance, I’m using it to help stamp the same image multiple times but shifted over just a little bit.

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Using some light grey Copic markers, I colored them lightly to help portray that he’s zipping by. It turns out pretty cool, doesn’t it? It’s a very simple card but I think the additional stamped images gives it enough to catch your interest.

This card is a bit out of my comfort zone, but I decided to share it and the video tutorial anyway:

I hope you enjoy the card and try it out. As always, the supplies I used are also listed below. Have a great day!

SUPPLIES
Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

DISCLAIMER
Some products are provided by manufacturers for review and use. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Floating Floor Pop Up | GSD

Hey there! I’m sharing this Floating Floor Pop Up card today using Gerda Steiner Designs Go Wild stamp set. Going on a safari is on my bucket list, but I haven’t gone yet so I like the idea of creating a card to pretend I’ve been.

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I have a video to describe my process and it does seem a bit overwhelming at first. I think once you have all the moving parts ready to go, it is pretty easy to put together.

As always, my supplies are listed below.

SUPPLIES
Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

DISCLAIMER
Some products are provided by manufacturers for review and use. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Have a Ball! | Gerda Steiner Designs

Hello everyone! It’s been awhile since I’ve shared one of my cards and I really am loving this one. If you’re a fan of animals, especially doggies, this Dachshunds stamp set is for you! You’ll see that I used the Hoppiness stamp set as well to add a few extra elements to the card as well.

I used a grassy hills die to create a stencil. Using distress inks, I colored two layers of the grass. I definitely wanted to use two of the dogs in the set. I like how the first dog is looking back. I can’t really tell if he’s looking at that butterfly on his tail or the other dog chasing the tennis ball.

Since the second dog looked to be moving, I wanted to put him in action. And what dog doesn’t love chasing balls? I just had to have him chase the tennis ball included in this set. I create a pull tab channel so he could run towards the ball.

I used two sentiments in this card: It’s Your Birthday and Have A Ball. The first one is prominent on the front of the card, but the second one is hidden until the dog fetches the ball. It’s a small surprise for the card recipient.

I used the hearts and the butterfly from the Hoppiness set so I could add pop of color to the card. It looked a little too plain with just the doggies. I think it helps add that special something to the card.

I hope you enjoyed this card and picked up the set. It’s so fun! Thanks for stopping by!

Hidden Bookmark Card

Hello all! I’m participating in the Save the YouTuber hop to help out crafters who are affected by new YouTube rules. I’m pretty new to YouTube myself but I enjoy a lot of crafty videos and want to help support everyone. Some of the biggest names in the crafty community along with companies have come together to help spotlight artists that you may have never seen before. After you finishing checking out my video, you can click the link in the video description to move on to the next person. Every video is sponsored so the more videos that you watch and comment on, the better your chances are to win 1 of over 120 prizes. For my video, I’m giving away a $25 Simon Says Stamp gift certificate and 2 Catherine Pooler inks. So be sure to subscribe, like and comment on my video so you have a chance at winning.

I created a hidden bookmark card using Gerda Steiner Design’s Hoppiness stamp set. It’s a card but also contains a bookmark for the recipient to use for a book they might be enjoying. You can remove it from the card and leave the card intact as well so it doesn’t look like anything is missing.

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Check out how I created it at my YouTube and keep on clicking to watch other videos. Thanks for all the support and I hope you enjoy the card and video.

SUPPLIES

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

DISCLAIMER

Some products are provided by manufacturers for review and use. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Oh Manatee! – with Zig Coloring

Hi all! I’m stopping by today to share a fun card with you. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what I wanted create at first. I actually stamped all the little manatees and colored them in, not knowing. Eventually, I thought an underwater scene would be perfect for them and I ran with that idea.

I knew that I wanted the kelp to be a large part of setting the scene and I wanted to incorporate it with the animals. I thought it would make it super cute where if one of the manatees could peek out. This part was a bit difficult as I had to fussy cut it the kelp but in the end, it was totally worth it.

I used watercolor paper since it is thicker and in doing so, I wanted to use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I actually grabbed all the blues and drew wave-like lines all over the background. Then using a water brush, I just ran it over the lines and blended a little. It literally took me less than a couple of minutes to do this. I think it does give it a very soft ocean look since there are so many different shades of blue.

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What do you think? Anyway, I hope you enjoy the card.

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Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

→ DISCLAIMER ←

Some products are provided by manufacturers for review and use. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

GSD- DIY Stencil & Masking Backgound

Hi all, I’m back to share another card using the Valentine Penguins. I really love this set, the penguins are just adorable!

This time, I’m using a super simple technique to create a unique background.

I started out using a heart punch that I had and punched a heart in a piece of paper. The negative space was perfect to color in hearts, using distress inks, directly to the card. Next, I used the punch and full adhesive post its to create masks. I masked off all the hearts I colored and used one of the masks and distress ink to create a negative heart space.

I think by using both the negative space from the punch and the actual image to mask, it creates a unique background. It’d be really hard to replicate.

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For an actual peek at what I did, I’m including my youtube tutorial below.

YouTube – GSD Valentine Penguin | DIY Stencil & Reverse Masking

SUPPLIES

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

DISCLAIMER

Some products are provided by manufacturers for review and use. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop | Coffee Monster

Happy Friday everyone! Can you smell Fall in the air? It’s almost here and I’m really excited because Fall is my FAVORITE season. I love chunky sweaters, cute scarves, the Fall chill in the air, and my favorite, Salted Caramel Lattes.

I’m participating in this Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop and wanted to share this super duper cute card featuring one of Gerda Steiner Design’s newest stamp set, Coffee Monster. I’m an avid coffee feen and if I don’t get my morning cup, I’m grumpy.

I created this card with the new set:


It’s a shaker card! In addition to using sequins, I wanted to make this a little special and use coffee beans… and let me tell you, it smells amazing! For this card, I had to use four layers of foam to create the shaker compartments and used the sentiment to hide the foam tape. I wanted two compartments for the coffee beans so they just didn’t just fall to the bottom.

For the back of the card, I used distress ink with some water and used an actual coffee cup to create the cup imprints. It looks like I used that paper to set my coffee cup on!

These little monsters are so adorable! Pair them with coffee and this just may be one of my favorite set! Now if only coffee shops made their Fall coffee drinks all year… mMm…

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time!

Pop Up Box with Bottom Panel

Hello everyone! I had made this pop up box awhile back and there were a lot of questions about how to go about doing it.

It’s actually a pretty simple card, especially now since there are pop up box dies out there. I, however, did it the old fashioned way and made mine from scratch. It’s actually bigger than the pop up box dies since those are A2 sized so it’s a really good card for a special person.It’s quite hard to explain how I created it since there’s a lot of steps, so I made a YouTube tutorial on the steps and all the measurements are listed at the end of this post.

The bottom window, which is the main feature, is one I cut out with an Xactoknife. Using acetate and a xyron sticker maker to adhere the images, it adds a special element to the card. The fish hang from the waves above and appear to be floating in the “aquarium”. Don’t you just love acetate?!

 I hope you all enjoy this card! It’s a really fun one. It has a lot of moving parts but if you pre-cut everything out first, and then assemble, it actually goes pretty quickly. 

→ Dimensions  

Card base: 6.5” x 12”

Score lines on the long side: 2.75”, 5.5”, 8.25”, 11”

Score lines on the short side: 2.75”

Inside Panels: (1) 2.5” x 6.25”; (3) 2.5” x 2.5”

Outside Panels: (1) 2.5” x 6.25”; (3) 2.5” x 2.5”; (2) 2.5” x 3.5”

Acetate: 2.75” x 3.75”

Inside strips: 4.75” long, scored at 1” on each side

 Supplies 
Gerda Steiner Designs: Lucky Duck: https://goo.gl/N3MmKf
Lawn Fawn: Mermaid for You: https://goo.gl/JwYahT
My Favorite Things Stamp: https://goo.gl/RYQ8UV
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink : http://amzn.to/2vL72O0
Teflon Bone Folder: https://goo.gl/vzkVno
Fiskars Trimmer (mine is discontinued): http://amzn.to/2gm34EW
T-Ruler: http://amzn.to/2vIWyOZ
Xactoknife: http://amzn.to/2vMMJii
Acetate: http://amzn.to/2xjme9s
Scor-Pal double sided tape, 0.25: http://amzn.to/2emogdu
ATG Gun: http://amzn.to/2eUvmWD
Sizzix Big Kick: http://amzn.to/2wOvUXT
Xyron sticker maker: http://amzn.to/2y41ak7
Tonic Craft Pick: http://amzn.to/2xjn5aa
Reverse Tweezers: http://amzn.to/2wYZGJu
Salty Ocean Distress Ink: http://amzn.to/2y41fnV
Distress Ink Blending Tool: http://amzn.to/2wMmeOi

Spinning Card – More Than Pie

Hey everyone, today I’m using the More than Pie stamp set. I noticed the bear that wasn’t holding any pie and wanted to surround him with pies!

Using acetate, I created a spinner wheel for the pies to stick to and spin around the bear. For the bear to be in front, I had to create a stationary piece that the pies can move freely behind. That’s where foam tape comes in handy.

It’s a bit hard to explain in words, so I’m also including my YouTube Video Tutorial for it.

Regardless, I think the card comes out to be really cute and it’s an easy card made interactive by adding a brad to it. The acetate also makes it look like the pies are floating as long as you don’t look too closely.

Hopefully, you enjoyed this card and checked out the video to learn how to create one as well. Supplies are also listed below.

Thanks for visiting and I’m sure I’ll be back with another card for you guys soon.

SUPPLIES

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

DISCLAIMER

Some products are provided by manufacturers for review and use.