Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Easter Bunny "PEEPS" Card



Decided to make an Easter card but wanted one with appeal to the young and the young at heart.  Also wanted to make my own DSP background paper.  Got a chance to do both with this card.  The lines in the background are made on Whisper White card stock and reinker bottles and Q-tips.  The reinker bottles provided ink to the cotton on the Q-tip and were taken and run in squares all across the base of the paper liner.  Also wanted some Easter bunnies but wanted something different...."PEEPS"!  I punched out a small oval from the smallest oval punch, a one inch circle to glue together for the body and the ears are from the cookie cutter punch.  I trimmed off the arms and placed the face and body on top of the cookie cutter punch.  Added some glue and dipped them in Dazzling Diamonds to make them more like the real PEEPS.  Added an Easter greeting and that was it!   Hope you like it!




Saturday, February 25, 2017

Spring Frame Project


Hello Everyone,

I am planning to do this Spring Frame project for my class on March 14th.  It is a 5 x 7 frame that is a shadowbox with about 3/4 inch of clearance.  It makes a very nice gift for someone's home, or your office, or for anyone  you need a homemade gift for.

The six panel template is six 2 inch squares that make the base of the vignette. I chose colors that repeat in the design of the square to line the 2 inch square, about 1/8 inch less in diameter than the first square.  Some of the designs are stamped but most of them are framelits that are cut or punched from card stock that depict something "spring".  I really didn't want to have an Easter feel but there is an Easter basket included as part of the spring vignette.  I suggest you make one and design your own vignettes to match your intended scheme or theme.

The best selling idea about making a frame is that the design is on cardstock and after the season is over, can be removed and the next season or theme can be inserted.  Hope you give it a try.

Until next time....


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sympathy Card in White Vellum with White Embossing Powder



Hello Everyone,

Thought I'd present to you the class card for this week...a beautiful, simple sympathy card done in all white.  The flowers were embossed with white embossing powder on vellum paper and hand cut to be placed on the face of the card base.  The "With Sympathy" stamp is simple...stamped with black ink and cut from one of the punches or framelits, the size depending on the size of the sentiment you used.  The card face was embossed  with a scalloped lacy textured embossing folder to add some texture to the front of the card.  All of the flowers were placed flat on the card face and the greeting was placed on dimensionals. This is an easy but beautiful way to express your condolences.  

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Oh So Succulent Slider Card

Hello Everyone,

Thought I'd post a picture of my latest class card...it slides up when you pull on the ribbon to reveal a place for a greeting yet it does not disturb the flowers and it all fits into a regular size envelope.  The card is regular size and the inside is as usual.  But the exterior uses the Succulent paper that Stampin' Up has available right now.  There is a rectangular area that is cut with a framelit only on three sides to allow the paper to move up and down.  The paper that is connected to the ribbon is attached to the printed floral paper so that when you pull up on the ribbon the floral paper the sliding paper under the floral paper creates some interest to the front of the card and opens enough to give any stamper a place to add a greeting or a salutation.  

  • So take a piece of printed paper cut to 4 x 5 1/4.  On that printed paper take a rectangular framelit that is approximately 2 x 3 1/2.  If you don't have a framelit available,  you can cut the print paper with an X-acto knife to the same dimensions BUT ONLY ON THREE SIDES!!(bottom and both sides) The top of this cut should be left intact..
  • Cut a piece of matching card stock to serve as your slider..my slider piece measured 3 1/2 x 5.  Decorate the edge of the short side if desired and punch a hole or staple a piece of ribbon for the pull.
  • Attach the printed paper to your card face but only on three sides.  Leave the top of the printed paper unglued as your slider piece will go here.  
  • Add your slider piece paying attention to its position under the cut piece of the printed paper.  
  • Attach the printed paper edge to the slider paper with your choice of adhesive.
  • Pull on the ribbon and you will see the print paper slide up with the pulled card stock.  The space on the card face after pulling can now be stamped with a greeting.
That's it...you are done.  Just add flowers and anything else that you would like to decorate the front of your card and you are done.  Hope you can follow these directions and I hope you give it a try.  

Thanks for taking a peek and hope you'll come and visit me again...


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Flower Pot Easel Card



Hello Everyone,
Got busy yesterday wanting to make more easel cards.  I think people find them interesting and if done correctly, makes a great greeting card that is different from all others.  Here's another easel card you can try.  This one fits into a standard Stampin' Up medium envelope. 

This card is done with Elegant Eggplant as the card base.  The base is cut at 4 1/4 x 11 inches.  Score this at 1 inch and 5 1/2 inches on the long side.  Cut an additional piece of Elegant Eggplant at 1 inch x 4 1/4 inches.  This piece will create the pot "Rim".  To make the body of the flower pot,  place another piece of Elegant Eggplant cut at 4 x 4 1/4 at the 1 inch score mark.  Taper down the side of the paper to form the more slender pot side to the bottom of the paper.  Then see where the paper hits the crease of the card and trim if needed.  Add DSP to line the top of the pot and the inside of the card.  Place a piece of plain card stock to work with the color base of the DSP.  In the card above, I used Very Vanilla for the inside upper piece of the card.  

For the flowers I selected card stock that matched the colors of the DSP.  So in the card above I stamped and punched out flowers  from Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, ad Delightful Dijon.  I added leaves cut from Pear Pizzazz.  I also added a single flower to use as the "stopper" for the card front.  Added a label punch with an appropriate sentiment (birthday).  

I think once you get started, you will love putting together your favorite flower stamp and punch, leaves and birthday sentiment.  Hopefully, you can get through the directions I have written here and if you have questions please email me with your concerns.  

Hope you like this card and until next time




Monday, January 30, 2017

Heart Easel Card and Video Tutorial



Hope you enjoy the video I made to show you how to make this beautiful Heart Easel Card.  It is fairly easy to make and I hope the video helps you to create your version of this card.  If you have any questions, please email me at barbkapla@gmail.com.  Enjoy!



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

"You're Tea-Riffic" Valentine


It's been a while since Ive added to my blog, but I'm hoping for some understanding with all the details of the holiday season that are a must. Hoping that I will be a "regular" for 2017 but I hope you'll forgive any lengthy absences!

Anyway, this is a Valentine made with the framelits from "A Nice Cuppa" that are cut out with Valentine paper supplied from last years paper stack.  A silver spoon and the greeting "You are Tea-Riffic" will make any recipient happy to receive this Valentine.

Not much to explain in how to make this card...just find some compatible paper colors and cut your layers to frame the card base.  Add your tea pot (I embossed my with a floral embossing folder) and cut out the cup and the spoon from the framelit set.  Add the greeting stamped in Real Red and a tag for the tea bag and you have a delightful Valentine card.