Let’s Make an Eclipse Card!

Eclipse cards are so much fun to make… they’re like putting a jigsaw puzzle together where the pieces lock into place beautifully! Today, I will show you how to make an eclipse card and how easy it really is! To begin, you’ll need a few supplies.

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Supply List:

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Patterned Cardstock          Solid Heavyweight Cardstock

Neenah Solar White Card Base     Cricut Machine (or metal letter dies)

Glue in a Fine Metal Tip Bottle     Acrylic Stamping Block     Cutter Bee Scissors

Scrapbook.com Stamp Set     Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Instructions:

Step 1: Cut out six copies of each letter (in the word you are using) with your Cricut Machine or metal letter dies on solid heavyweight cardstock. Also cut the word onto your patterned cardstock card front, as well. Go ahead and adhere your card front to your card base.

Step 2: Stack and glue all of the layers of each letter together (as shown in the video below). Then, glue your stacked letters into the slots on your card front. They fit in just like a puzzle and will lock into place nicely.

Step 3: Embellish card with stamps, ephemera, bling, ribbon, glitter, or stickers as you choose. That’s all there is to it! So fun and so easy!

Check out my video tutorial below for an easy to follow visual guide! Thanks for stopping by today… Have a happy, crafty day! 🙂

 

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[UNEDITED] Husband Does My Voiceover for DIY Birthday Card Video! :~)

Next month, my husband (Josh) and I will celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary! So, I thought it would be fun to feature him on one of my YouTube craft tutorial videos doing my voiceover for me! Thankfully, he was a good sport and agreed. This was all in fun, but I must say – he did great for his first voiceover! 🙂

↓ In the video, I am making this very quick and easy Birthday card ↓

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If you want to make a similar card, I have provided you with links to all of the products you’ll need. And if you’ll scroll to the bottom of this post, I will include the fun video for you to watch! Until next time, keep on crafting!


Supply Links:

Cardstock     Gina Marie Scallop Die     Stamp     Acrylic Block     Foam Tape    

Ink Pad     Scissors     Ribbon     Glue Runner     Circle Punch     Glue Dots

 

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AMB Illustrations|Diagonal Z-Fold Card|Challenge

AMB1Hello crafty friends! Today, I am a guest designer with Crafter’s Castle and will be making a Z-Fold card using digital prints from AMB Illustrations. Also remember, there is a fun challenge over at the Crafter’s Castle blog with a prize from AMB Illustrations for the winner (open internationally)! Click HERE to see the current challenge.

I will have all of the supplies I used linked below, as well as a companion video. I also have written instructions posted below for your convenience. Don’t forget to also check out the links I have provided for you in my video description box. There’s also lots of helpful links there!

Instructions:

1.) I began with a 12″ x 12″ piece of cardstock cut down to a 5″ x 12″ size.

2.) After cutting my card base, I scored/folded at the 4″ mark and at the 8″ mark to give me a Z-Fold. (If you look at your card from above, it forms a “Z” – this is why it is called a Z-Fold card. Just fold one flap forward and one flap back.)

3.) This part is optional, but if you want the slanted look to your card like mine, simply open your card and lay flat. On the long 12″ side, measure in by 2 5/8″ and make a pencil line. Use your scissors or paper trimmer to cut along this line the entire length of the long 12″ side of your card base.

4.) Decorate! Add panels, stamps, embellishments, and whatever you wish! I decorated my card with digital prints from AMB Illustrations since they have digital paper patterns, as well as items and sentiments. After decorating, you have a finished card!

I must say – I have used AMB Illustrations once before for a card HERE and loved how well my card turned out. Today’s project was no exception… their great digital prints did not disappoint!!

Supply Links:

12″ x 12″ Cardstock     Kraft Cardstock     AMB Illustrations Digital Prints

Ranger Matte Medium    Ranger Archival Ink    Cutter Bee Scissors    Sakura Micron Pen

Fiskars Paper Trimmer     Acrylic Block     Altenew Stamp Sentiment      

Perfect Ruler     Bone Folder     Sakura Micron Pen

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO:

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Masculine Card Idea//Old-Fashioned Truck

Earlier this year, I posted a blog all about Masculine DIY Card Ideas. Personally, I struggle with masculine cards because I always want to add sequins, pearls, ribbons, and girly colors! 🙂 But as I always say, it’s good for us to stretch ourselves outside the box sometimes to keep our artistic skills growing.

Even though I had written a blog about this very topic, I still found myself lost when it came time to actually make a masculine card! So, I reached out to my crafting friends on Facebook and they reinforced what I’d already written in my previous blog… which is to:

A.) Create a card based upon his interests/hobbies, etc.

B.) Keep it simple – not too many layers or embellishments

C.) Use “earthy” tones or colors found in nature

I guess I just needed a little reassurance that I was going in the right direction with my card. So, I sat down at my craft desk and came up with the card you see pictured below.

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Notice how I still incorporated pops of color in this card?? Just because it’s a masculine card doesn’t mean that it has to be drab and boring. Have fun with them! If you want to see how I made this card, I have all of the supplies I used listed below, as well as a full tutorial video! Happy crafting!

Supplies Used:

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Cardstock    Paper Trimmer    Craftin’ Desert Divas Digital Stamp (Pumpkins)   

Cutter Bee Scissors    Foam Tape     School Glue    Bone Folder    ATG (Glue Runner)   

Acrylic Block    Sentiment Stamp    Memento Ink      PrismaColor Colored Pencils    

Copic Markers     White Gel Pen     DoCrafts Artiste Dual Tip Watercolor Pens

 


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Lisa Frank-Inspired Card & GIVEAWAY!

EDIT: This giveaway is closed, but you can always visit my Giveaways & More page for ongoing giveaways, freebies, coupons, and more! Winner announced at the bottom of this post.

When I was younger, I absolutely loved the artwork by artist, Lisa Frank. My school pencils and folders were all covered with her art. She also has a few art pieces with animal print, which I love! So, the colors and print of today’s card are inspired by the artwork of Lisa Frank.

P.S. Be sure to check out the giveaway at the end of this post!!

Custom Leopard Backdrop card

For the card we’re making today, you will need the following supplies which are linked below:

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink          Sentiment Stamp

Rectangle Acrylic Block                  Distress Ink Mini Set

Sakura Brush Pen (Black)              Watercolor Paper

Gems or Sequins                               Glue Runner

Glue Dots                                             Scissors

Card Base                                            Cardstock

For full instructions, please refer to my YouTube video below:


Lisa Frank Coloring Book GIVEAWAY!

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I will be giving away a Lisa Frank coloring book to one of YOU! And guess what?? This contest is open internationally!! This contest will only be open for ONE WEEK so get your entries in before August 5, 2017 at 12am CST!  It’s easy to enter using the Rafflecopter widget linked below…↓↓↓

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EDIT: GIVEAWAY WINNER CHOSEN AT RANDOM IS: Darlene H.  – Congratulations!

 

April Hop Giveaway//Whimsy Stamps

Hello everybody! I am designing for the Scrapbook Blessings Club April Video Hop. The sponsor is Whimsy Stamps!  You could win the grand prize drawing from our sponsor by taking part in this hop!! All you have to do is stop by each of the design team members YouTube channels, watch their Hop videos, subscribe, and leave a comment.  When you’ve finished all the hop video, you will head to the ScrapBook Blessings Club blog HERE. Leave a comment there for a chance to win the grand prize!!

The hop is open from  Saturday, April 29 – Friday, May 5, so you have PLENTY of time to watch all of our inspiring videos and join the giveaway!!!

You will find the link to my hop video below as well as a supply list of items used to make my card (pictured below). Thanks for dropping by and best wishes on winning the giveaway!

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Supply List:

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Cardstock     Glue Runner     Copic Markers     Cutter Bee Scissors     Blending Tool    

Color Box Pigment Ink     Memento Tuxedo Black Ink     Acrylic Block    

Whimsy Stamp Set “Bee-cause”   Xyron Sticker Maker     Bone Folder

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Link to Hop video: https://youtu.be/iYdLLK9v9as

 

SBC March Hop Giveaway//A Day For Daisies

[Edit: This giveaway is closed. Winner announced below!]
Today I’m designing for the Scrapbook Blessings Club March Video Hop! Our sponsor is A Day for Daisies! We hope you enjoy all of our talented designers creative projects. To be entered in the Grand Prize Drawing for a new release Stamp set from our sponsor, please stop by each design team members YouTube channel/watch their Hop videos, subscribe and leave a comment on the SBC Hop Blog Post.Also, if you like what you see, please give a “thumbs up” (but not necessary to win). Once again, when you’ve finished all the hop video, you will head to the ScrapBook Blessings Club blog. Leave a comment there for a chance to win the grand prize.

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The hop is open from Saturday, March 25 – Friday, March 31, so you have PLENTY of time to watch all of our inspiring videos and join the giveaway!!! Please click on the video below to watch… In the description box under the video on YouTube, you will find a complete list of all the videos in the hop. (See video link below).

Supplies Used:

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A Day for Daisies Finished CardDigital Image

Copic Markers

DoCrafts Watercolor Pens

Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pen

Cutter Bee Scissors

Glue Runner

Ribbon

Cardstock

Glossy Accents

Memento Ink

Sentiment Stamp

Acrylic Block

The winner is… Ann M.! Congratulations!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

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