Friday, September 25, 2020

A Wiggle Butt Snowman

 Did you see my video from Wednesday?  This is the card I made on that video. It makes me laugh looking at it. I used one of my favorite Art Impressions Shaker stamp set, Let The Bells Ring.

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Yesterday's post gives a couple pictures of assembly and directions, too.

Isn't this a hoot! I'll probably have to include this picture with the card when I send it so the recipient will know how to stand it up. I used Fun Stampers Journey's new Holly Jolly Prints paper pack. This is the most beautiful paper! Double sided 6 x 6 sheets with sheen!
This is the card open.  I have it sideways so to not take up so much room on my post. 

I colored this cutie using my Fun Stampers Journey Color Burst Pencils.  And, though you can't see the Wobble, you can see where is is between the main image and the die cut butt.
My sentiment comes from FSJ's new Holiday Sentiment Stacks clear stamp set. I did 3 different stampings with 3 different colors. This set has 38 stamps!! I used my Clear Wink of Stella brush on the Joy for some pop.

Currently I'm calling this a Standing Easel. It fits. Hope you give it a try!

Stampin Carol

Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps.    1 Peter 2:21

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Easel? Double Legs? Huh?

 I made my weekly Wednesday FB Live video yesterday and showed this card before making one like it. I really don't know what this is called but it is an Easel and it kinda has double legs. Maybe you can tell me.  I also have some step by step photos after the card photos with measurements but check out my video. It's also on YouTube dated yesterday. The link is in the sidebar.

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From this view you're not sure what I'm talking about but you can see that this card stands up! And since I need an anniversary card that is what this became though it looks more like a birthday card. I used a print paper pack from Fun Stampers Journey that I've had for a long time called Yummy Prints. This collection was release in January 2015 when I joined as a demonstrator. I even have an umbrella with cherries which matches one of the papers. Anyway, I picked my base color and inks to match the prints I used.

Here you can see the double legs.  This card will fold flat but since I added the pearls it will need some padding and extra postage. The words on my top flap are from a clear stamp set I received from Spellbinders as a gift called Happy Sentiments.
I used my Clear Wink of Stella brush on the word as I wanted it to pop more.

I cut a cupcake from a sheet in the paper pack and used the Clear Wink of Stella brush on it, too. This circle is adhered with foam tape just on the bottom half making sure my sentiment could easily be seen. I played with this a bit making sure how I wanted it to work.

Inside I stamped a sentiment on a piece of card stock large enough that we could add a little message and sign. 

The base of this card is very easy and here's some pictures to get you started.

The base requires 2 pieces of card stock. One is 4 1/2" x 11" scored at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2". I wanted you to see the directions of the folds in this.  The second piece is 3 1/2" x 9" and scored at 4 1/2".

This is where and how you attach the 2nd piece. I'm not sure if I did a good job showing you here but my video is better.

From here you start decorating. The 1 card I seen on Pinterest had something on every panel and a gift card holder on the back of the top flap. Cool idea.

Do you enjoy making fun fold cards? I have oodles of videos of the making of so many! Check out my channel.

Stampin Carol

The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him, and will will show them His covenant.   Psalm 25:14

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Hump Day Desk

I was so busy yesterday working on a card then, when I got it done, I picked up my desk. Then it hit me.... Desk Day!! Oh my!  I should have taken my picture a couple hours earlier when my desk was pretty much totally hidden with paper, trimmers, and more! So, my desk to share on What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday is kinda barren where I actually do my work. But it won't be much longer! I have to prep for a video today (the card I made yesterday was my prototype). Anyway, I'm linked up with Julia at the Stamping Ground with a great group of fellow crafters as we bravely show our desks and frequently projects. (My project is on my table).

Are you ready?

I didn't crop this photo so you get a bit bigger view. I really need to clean all that GKW pile in front of my Scan N Cut on the far left as I need to cut 25 tags to start working on a Christmas tag swap next month. The green folder holds future cards for classes. I usually keep my trimmer on a shelf on a little trolley off to the left that also holds most of my adhesives, lots of my coloring mediums, and some other tools. The blue car on my glass mat is my prototype card. It will be posted tomorrow with directions and measurements.  There's some colored pearls to the right of it that I used on it. I had that package put back after I made this post last night. Far right my hard used Platinum 6.  I took it to a "Play Day" last Friday (5 of us got together for a few hours working on projects and between me and 2 others it was almost smoking! Well, not really but it didn't get much down time.)

I came across a newspaper article written about me back in 2003. I posted about it last weekend and, if you're interested, you can find it HERE. Sure brought back some memories! You will have to click on the picture and probably use reading glasses but it was fun. I was a human interest story. I don't even remember how this all came about.

So, I hope you're having a good week. And I hope you'll head over to Julia's and check out the great group of gals. God bless you and give you a wonderful rest of the week!

Stampin Carol 

God's Word vaults across the skies from sunrise to sunset,... warming hearts to faith.  Psalm 19:6 The Message 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Christmas Woods

I recently purchased a new to me die set from Sizzix called Woodlands but wanted to use it on a slimline card.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do but finally came up with a cool card.

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The gorgeous snowflake paper is from my favorite little scrapbook store in west Phoenix, AZ called The Paper Collage.  Pamela designed this paper and so much other fabulous papers. 

I was having a frustrating afternoon prior to making this trying to get a bill resolved through my Medicare advantage plan.  Not succeeding! Hopefully tomorrow... Anyway, that frustration did cause a BIG boo boo.  I adhered the card front with the fold on the WRONG side! I destroyed my folded card base but did save the front and put it on a new base.

I punched a star from some glitter paper from my stash and added some Frosty Lace Stickles on the branches to represent snow. I remember at our northwest WY home the pines were absolutely gorgeous with snow and frost on them. The air would be so cold and crisp. The horses would be very frisky and not easy to ride.

I used some Crystal Stickles on the ground for snow. It has a slightly different color. 

This card brought out some memories. Do you have pines around you? Snow?

Stampin Carol

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.  Proverbs 1:7