Kid Cards

Double Fold Multi-Scoop Ice Cream Cone Card-Sweet Ice Cream

Double fold ice cream scoops opened

Add sweetness to someone's day with the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set.

The set includes ice cream cones, sprinkles, birthday greetings, sweet sentiments, and more.

The Sweet Ice Cream Bundle includes the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and coordinating Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch.

Items can be purchased individually, but are discounted 10% when purchased as a bundle.

The Sweet Ice Cream Bundle is featured in my March 2021 newsletter.

Projects  include this easy double-fold, multi-scooped ice cream cone (with an exclusive video tutorial).

It folds flat and will fit in a standard A2 envelope for easy mailing!

So fun, and perfect for any sweet occasion!

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Happy Stampin'!

March Fresh Ideas-Easy Pop-Up Cards for Easter

My Fresh Ideas Newsletter for March will feature 3 super easy pop-up cards for Easter!

This is the second card which I created for our 4 year-old granddaughter.

Very girly with shades of pinks and flowers.

And very different from the Steam Punk Easter card I created for her 1 year-old brother!

You can view the Steam Punk Easter Pop-Up Card Here

Madysen pop up inside 1Flowers for Every Season Easter Pop-Up Card Closed

Madysen pop up insideFlowers for Every Season Easter Pop-Up Card Opened

My March Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature this super easy pop-up card technique.

The possibilities are endless with this easy pop-up pattern.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on March 16, 2021.

Included in the Fresh Ideas Newsletter is a written tutorial in a pdf format.

Also included are 2 video tutorials.

The first is a video tutorial on how to create the pop-up card base and mechanism.

The second is a video tutorial on how I put together the Steam Punk Easter card.

These video tutorials are exclusive to those on my newsletter mailing list.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from March 15-April 12, 2021 to receive this tutorial.

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Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

Happy Stampin'!

March Fresh Ideas- Super Easy Pop-Up Cards for Easter

My Fresh Ideas Newsletter for March will feature 3 super easy pop-up cards for Easter!

This is the first card which I created for our 1 year-old grandson.

He is a very busy guy who loves wheels, gears, and moving parts.

I knew I wanted to use the Garage Gear dies and metallic foil paper for his card.

That idea turned into a Steam Punk  design for a  non-traditional Easter card!

Ryan steam punk outsideSteam Punk Easter Pop-Up Card Closed

Ryan steam punk insideSteam Punk Easter Pop-Up Card Opened

 

My March Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature this super easy pop-up card technique.

The possibilities are endless with this easy pop-up pattern.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on March 16, 2021.

Included in the Fresh Ideas Newsletter is a written tutorial in a pdf format.

Also included are 2 video tutorials.

The first is a video tutorial on how to create the pop-up card base and mechanism.

The second is a video tutorial on how I put together the Steam Punk Easter card.

These video tutorials are exclusive to those on my newsletter mailing list.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from March 15-April 12, 2021 to receive this tutorial.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

Happy Stampin'!

Woodland Wonder Valentine's Day Card

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Ryans Valentines Day Card openWoodland Wonder Valentine's Day Card opened

One of the nice things about having grandchildren is looking through the Stampin' Up! catalogs and contemplating stamp sets that I would have barely noticed before.

That was certainly the case with the Woodland Wonder stamp set found in the Jan-June Mini Catalog. 

I would have said to myself, "that is really cute, but what would I use it for?"

Now that we have grandchildren, I look at stamp sets like this with fresh eyes.

I immediately knew I had to have this set!

Perfect for our animal-loving grandchildren!

I used it to create a Valentine's Day card for our 1 1/2- year-old grandson, Ryan.

It took a little time, but all in all, it came together pretty easily.

Here's how:

  1. Start with a 4"  x 11" piece of Whisper/Basic White card stock, scored at 5 1/2" and 8 1/4".  It'll be easier to stamp if you don't fold it along the scorelines yet. 
  2. You will build your tree using the different images of the stamp set.  You can certainly stamp free hand (the stamp set is photopolymer, so it is relatively easy to line up the images), but using a Stamparatus is a big help, especially if you need to ink and stamp multiple times to get dark color.
  3. I started with the base of the tree image.  Using the Stamparatus, I stamped it on the bottom of my card front using Early Espresso ink.
  4.  I kept the stamp on the Stamparatus plate but moved the plate up one notch so the bottom of the stamp would line up with what was already stamped.  The trick here is to ink just the tree trunk and not the grass.  If it helps, place a piece of scotch tape over the grass, ink up the stamp, REMOVE the tape, and then stamp.  Repeat if needed to get a dark stamped image. 
  5. Remove stamp and replace it with all the cute animal images, lining it up with what has already been stamped.  Stamp using Early Espresso ink.
  6. Remove stamp and replace it with the image of the top of the tree, lining it up with what has already been stamped.  Stamp using Early Espresso ink.
  7. Color image using Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Write Markers or watercolor pencils.  I used a variety of each.  Remember, when using Stampin' Blends, the color will bleed into the back of the card stock.  I did not want that to show through onto the bottom panel's back side, so I used Stampin' Write Markers to color the bottom part of the tree trunk and grass.  It was not a concern for the rest of the images, as I knew they would be backed by the Real Red card base. 
  8.  Stamp the rabbit, banner, greeting, butterfly, music notes, and clouds. I used the Stamparatus for the rabbit, banner and greeting.  The other images were stamped free hand. Stamp the string for the balloon using the Stamparatus.  I used Stampin' Write Markers to ink just the string and bow as I did not want the balloon to be part of the design.
  9. I stamped the Valentine's Day greeting using the retired stamp Teeny Tiny Wishes.  This was stamped free hand as the stamp is on a woodblock. 
  10. Punch hearts using a small punch out of Real Red and Flirty Flamingo card stock.  Attach to the top of the string images using Mini Dimensionals to pop them up.
  11. Fold card along the score lines, bringing up the bottom panel to meet the card's top part. 
  12. Attach a piece of ribbon to the back of the card front, bringing the ends to the front.  Attach the card front to Real Red card base.  Tie a bow on the ribbon to keep the card closed.
Happy Stampin'!

Cat Snow Globe Christmas Card

Cat Snow Globe

I created this shaker card for our four year old granddaughter, Madysen. 

She loves kitties, and I hope this one will make her smile.

(Click HERE to see more of my Shaker Card creations)

Shaker Cards are easy to create.

Here's how I did this one:

  1. To create the shaker card, cut the globe out of Smoky Slate card stock measuring 5" x 3 3/4"  using the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine and Snow Globe die. 
  2. Stamp greeting.  You want to do this before the card is put together.  I used a greeting from the retired set Flurry of Wishes stamped in Memento Black ink.
  3. Attach Basic Black card stock measuring 5 1/4" x 4" to Petal Pink card base.
  4. Cut cat out of Plaid Tidings 6"x6" Designer Series Paper using the Cat Punch.  Tie a bow around the cat using baker's twine or ribbon.  I used pink baker's twine out of my stash. Attach to the center of a Basic Black mat.
  5. Lay the card flat and carefully place sequins or glitter over the cat.  I used sequins out of my stash. 
  6. Apply adhesive around the cut opening and all along the backside of the Smoky Slate card front.
  7. Remove the backing on the Shaker Dome.  Insert it into the opening on the card base.  Carefully place the Smoky Slate card base with the dome inserted over the punched cat and onto the Basic Black mat.  Rub the card front with your fingertips to adhere the adhesive to the mat.
  8.  Cut snow globe base out of Petal Pink and Basic Black card stock using the Snow Globe dies.  Layer together using a small amount of Fine Tip or Multi-purpose Glue.  Attach to the card front.
  9.  Add sequins using Fine Tip or Multi-purpose Glue to complete.

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Happy Stampin'!

Sparkles and Rainbow Unicorn Card

Unicorn

Our Granddaughter Madysen just turned 4!

The theme for her birthday party was Unicorns and Rainbows.

I had seen an idea on Pinterest awhile ago by Jennifer McGuire Ink and saved it because it just reminded me of my sweet Madysen.

Then, the invite came with the party theme, and I knew I had to make my version of the card.

A lot of the items used to create this card are retired Stampin' Up! products.

It's a good thing I keep some of the retired product in my stash!

The unicorn's ears were cut out or Rose Glimmer Paper using my Big Shot and Pyramid Pals Dies.

The flowers and leaves were punched out of Rainbow Glimmer paper (current!) using retired daisy and leaf punches.  The glimmer brads in the center are also retired.

The horn was cut free-hand out of a piece of current Silver Glimmer paper, then I added the stripes using a black Sharpie Pen.

The eyelashes were drawn on also using the Sharpie.

The stamp set is long-ago retired Sweet Serendipity and was stamped using Memento Black ink.

This stamp set is so old that the stamps are mounted on wood blocks.

It's been awhile since I've stamped using wooden blocks, and I had a hard time getting the words straight.

Ooops!  Tried it a few times, and then decided it was good enough!

I then inked up the sprinkles stamp found in the retired set Tasteful Textures using Frosty White Shimmer paint.

I matted the card front to a piece of Rainbow Glimmer Paper, then attached it to Basic Black card front.

I hope Miss Madysen likes her special card.

I had fun making it for her!

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Sweet Serendipity, Tasteful Textures

Ink: Memento Black

Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Rose, Silver, and Rainbow Glimmer Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Pyramid Pals Dies, daisy and leaf punches, glimmer brads, Black Sharpie pen, Frosty White Shimmer Paint, sponge dauber, Dimensionals

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

July Fresh Ideas-Distressed Glue Technique Part 2

Distressed Glue Shaker Card

Add interesting backgrounds to your card creations using the Distressed Glue Technique.

Perfect for adding an abstract background like I did with this shaker card using the stamp set Zoo Globe and coordinating Snow Globe Scenes Dies and Snow Globe Shaker Domes.

All you need is glue and a selection of inks.

The possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My July Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Distressed Glue Technique using the stamp set Mountain Air and Zoo Globe.

To see the sample using Mountain Air, please click HERE for my July 18 posting.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on July 21, 2020.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from June 23-July 20, 2020 to receive this tutorial complete with photos and step-by-step instructions.

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I hope to hear from you!

Happy Stampin'!