Saturday, July 14, 2018

Dandelion Wishes and Love What You Do Stamp sets

This card uses the "Bokeh" technique for the background.

This card's insert is also a bookmark.




















Hello Everyone!
These are my class cards for this coming Tuesday.  The one in the bright pink colors is reflective of the "Bokeh" technique, which is a photography term that means "out of focus'.  This technique creates a unique background when used with multiple colors applied with a dauber or sponge.  I punched a template of circles of different sizes on a piece of scrap card stock.  I began using the light colors (Flirty Flamingo and Powder Pink) sweeping the inked dauber over the circle template until each circle was colored with ink.  Did this all over the card stock, ending up with white circles using the Craft White Ink from Stampin' Up.  I added some circles colored with Lovely Lipstick ink and I just love how it turned out.  I added the dandelions which were stamped from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set in white ink and added white embossing powder to really make the flowers "pop".  I think it's bright and beautiful and ready to bring a smile to someone who's under the weather.

The card on the right is a birthday sentiment greeting and the sentiment is covered with the small insert that slides out!!  It's a very simple card style, especially if you need to make many cards for a craft show or a holiday.  The measurements to this card are below:

Card base = 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Mat layer = 4 x 5 1/4
White Layer (stamped surface) = 3 3/4 x 5
DSP/Card stock cut on an angle = 3 3/4 x 3 (Attach these to the front of the card only on the straight edges...do not glue the diagonal edge ..you won't be able to create the pocket.

For the Insert:
Card stock = 4 x 2 3/4
Liner (white) = 3 3/4 x 2 1/2

Stamp your inside greeting / sentiment and attach.  I added a loop of ribbon so that the recipient would know to pull up on it and added a bow with glue dots.  I think this card is great when you don't have a lot of time to made a cute greeting for someone special..

Friday, July 13, 2018

Birthday-Holiday Gift Cards With Gift Card Holder


The Holiday - Birthday card and Gift Card Holder 

The Gift Card is inserted beneath the card front in it's own little pocket.

The "inside of the card" that holds the sentiment/greeting
My Demonstrator friend, Kathy, brought this card to our monthly Demonstrator meeting and I was enthralled with how it was made...a holiday or birthday card that looks like a card that also has a space for you to add a "gift"...a gift card!  Very easy to do, it is a great card when you need to make many for a craft show or at holiday time.

Pick out your colors and find designer paper that has a match in the color print of the paper and the card stock being used.  Once you have selected the paper, here are the dimensions to cut the card:


  • Card base = 4 1/4 x 11.  Score at 2 1/2, 5 1/2
  • Front of card liner (mat, print or solid) 2 3/4 x 4 (the dotted paper on the front of the card.
  • Front of Card (Card stock) = 4 x 3 1/4 x 4--to made the card front extend to the right.
  • Front of Card (DSP) -3 3/4 x 3 (silver foil paper on front of the card)
  • Inside left gift card holder. Glue sides of gift card holder with score tape to adhere together well.  Lots of stress on this as the recipient pulls out their gift card!
  • Gift card liner = 4 x 2 1/4  After applying the liner, take a 3/4 inch punch and create a finger slot by punching a half moon shape.
  • Inside card base liner = 4 x 5/14.  This will be your stamped surface for the inside greeting and any decorating stamps you will be using
You can put this one together in minutes and it is an ideal card for craft shows rather than making just the gift card holder.  This is exactly why paper crafting is so much fun...the possibilities are endless and only held by your imagination.  So get to making this card and let me know if yours was a success!!