Mother’s Day Pop Up Box Card

Happy Wednesday!

If you are an avid paper crafter, you have probably seen the adorable pop up box many people are making by now.  It actually looks far more difficult that it is, so I highly recommend giving it a try.  I am an devoted follower of www.stampingschool.com because Linda Heller gives some of the best and easy to understand instruction.  I got the idea for this card from her.  It is nice because she changed the measurements so it fits in an A2 card.

Flower Pop Up Box

Mother’s day always makes me think of flowers.  That is because when I lived close to my mother, I always planted flowers as her mothers day gift.  I am to far away to do that now, so I hope she will enjoy this card instead.

To make this card you start by cutting an 8 1/2 x 11 paper in half in the landscape position (so cut at 5 1/2 inches).  Then you use your scoring board to score that paper, in landscape position, at 2 inches, 4 inches, 6 inches and 8 inches.  This makes the sides of the box.  Then turn your paper to portrait position and score one end at 2 inches.  This will make the flaps that come down.  When you have finished scoring, cut into the score lines you just made at 2 inches down to the score line that it meets with.  Now you have your flaps!

There is quite a bit more to explain on how to make this card and I have not had time to make videos lately. So I found a great video you can watch to see exactly how it works:

Thanks to Angie Kennedy Juda for the great instruction!  You can check out more about her creations at http://mychicnscratch.com/

The new weekly deals came out yesterday as well so here they are:

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weekly deals March 29 through April 4 2016

I am going to making a project with those cute Hearth and Home Thinlit dies very soon.  Lots of good deals this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kristal

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*The designer series paper used on this card is currently retired.  I have provided the current substitute available in the catalog in my supply list as well as what was used for this project.

Layered Stamping with the Stampin’ Up! Number of Years stamp set

Hello Crafty Friends,

I am back again to share another fun technique I tried at my card class.  I have seen this technique floating around and it is so much easier than it looks!  It is the Layered Stamping technique. Check it out:

Number of Years

At first glance this card looks difficult, but it is so easy!  All you really have to do is cut three white rectangles and stair step them up in size by a 1/2 inch. So for example, my top white layer is 2 3/4 x 4 inches. The next white layer is 3 1/4 X 4 1/4.  I also made two green layers that are 1/4 inch bigger than the white layer on top of them and then the third green layer is the base layer.  The trick to doing this technique is simply to put all three white layers together with repositionable adhesive.  While they are connected temporarily, you stamp the images you want to use.  Of course doing what did involved using various stamps and colors so I did all of that before taking the white layers apart. When I was happy with the result, I layered the white on top of the green and it looks so much more challenging that it was!  When I was looking through my stamp sets to see what would work nicely for this technique I was surprised to find all I needed in the Number of Years stamp set.  It has all these cute little leaves and flowers that work perfectly for this technique!   You can probably do it with many different stamp sets, but I have found stamps like this work quite nicely.

I missed posting the weekly deals last week so here are the new ones starting today!

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weekly deals March 22 thru march 28 2016

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope to be able to be crafty again sometime soon so I have more creations to share with you.

~Kristal

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Collage Stamping with Timeless Textures and Butterfly Basics

Happy Tuesday!

I am sharing with you a pretty simple card that also gives you some artistic freedom!  Have you ever tried Collage stamping?  I had not tried it before, but when I saw the Timeless Textures stamp set I knew this was the perfect technique to use with this set.  The great news is it is really hard to make a mistake with this technique. As long as you keep things random and try not to over stamp, it will look great.

Timeless Textures

I actually started this card with no plan at all regarding where I was going to stamp what or exactly what color I would used with each stamp.  I did pre-select colors I thought would compliment each other. These are Watermelon Wonder, So Saffron, Bermuda Bay and Crumb Cake.  I would recommend probably starting with the neutral color and then working your way to the brighter colors when doing this technique.  That way you can be sure you don’t get to crazy with the color!  You can see I used a number of stamps from both the Timeless Textures stamp set and the Butterfly Basics stamp set. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Balloon Celebration Stamp set.   I used the Hello Honey 5/8 inch Striped Cotton Ribbon but still choose to use So Saffron as my stamped color.  I think it worked out rather well.  I also chose to layer ribbon by adding the Bermuda Bay 1/8 inch Stitched Ribbon.  I finished things off with random pearls placed on the card and a few on the butterfly as well.

Give the collage stamping a try, it is really fun and looks more challenging that it actually is to do!

It is Weekly deals day!

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Weekly deals Mar 8 thru Mar 14 2016

Good stuff as usual and who doesn’t need Rhinestones?   We all need some bling once in a while!  😉

Thanks for stopping by and I will try to get more creations posted again soon!

~Kristal

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Fun with Sale-A-Bration Goodies

Hello my crafty friends,

Though I am sure you think I may have disappeared, I am still here.  My craft time has become a bit sparse these days.  You see, I recently decided to start volunteering at a local animal shelter. Truly, it could not be more rewarding and I love it. But, it is a bit more time consuming that I realized. I am photographing the animals (which is super fun because sometimes they climb all over me!) and also managing their facebook page. On top of this my full time job tends to get in the way of craft time too.  Suffice it to say,  sometimes craftiness comes in last place… waahh!! Eventually I will find my balance, so bear with me as I post quite randomly with my creations until I figure that out.

Now on to the card!

For this card I used mostly Sale-A-Bration items.  It is always fun to create from stuff ya got for free!

Perfect Pairings

The pretty designer paper is the Wildflower Fields SAB DSP. It has a matching stamp set, but since I used lots of pattern on this card I didn’t feel I needed that.  The sentiment is from the Perfect Pairings SAB stamp set.  Lots of good choices in that freebie set.  This card was very quick to make and is a good way to use up leftover coordinating scrap paper.  I decided to use the banner theme in both directions with my sentiment and the pretty Hello Honey 5/8 inch Stripped Cotton Ribbon.  I used my petite petals punch and the flower from the Itty Bitty Accents punch to pull in more of the flower theme from the paper.  I finished things off with a Very Vanilla Candy Dot.  Interestingly, the background color on the card is Whisper White, but when I tried that color of Candy Dot it looked to stark.  You just never know what will work best until you pull it all together!

I realize I am very late in posting the weekly deals, but here they are none the less:

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weekly deals mar 1 thru mar 7 2016

Remember, these are good through Monday March 7, 2016, while supplies last.

So I am actually off to a scrapbook retreat this weekend and I am definitely looking forward to uninterrupted craft time.  I will be working on a mix of cards and scrapbooks so hopefully I will have more goodies to share with you soon.

Have a wonderful weekend!

~Kristal

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