Thursday, April 22, 2021

The Tilted Chicken

 I seen a cool altered wiper card and had to give it a try. But, one thing I learned.... if you're making it on a live video you really need to check that everything works! And I love this stamp set from!!

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(I made a standard wiper card on April 7 which you can find on my YouTube channel and posted it here on April 8.) After my video I did get my card fixed and here it is!

 This is the closed card. Pretty cool....

So do you want the measurements and directions? Here goes! I used all Fun Stampers Journey card stocks that are in my stash.

I cut the blue base 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" and scored at 1 1/2" and 3". Fold as shown.

I cut the green base 2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 1 1/2" and 3". Fold as shown.

I cut the wiper 7/8" x 1 7/8". Measure down one side 7/8" and score diagonally. Fold.

I cut off the tip of the folded diagonal and adhered as shown on the inside of the 2" strip. On my first card I adhered the wiper on the section to the right of this one.  I wanted my chick to pop up differently.  Good application but it had some issues on video.

Make sure when you attach the diagonal piece that the little wiper strip does not show above green piece. You may need to refer to my April 7 video for more explanation. Anyway, this is how the wiper should look at this point.

I added my picket fence to the front of the green and cut and adjusted it so then the green folded the fence would still look good.  I added Score Tape to the pieces as shown.  

On my video this is where I was having problems.  My chicken was too wide to pop up! I trimmed my wiper and chicken until it finally worked. Actually I really couldn't do this before as I would have had no way to know the chicken was too wide. I adhered the chicken a number of times with a hint of double stick adhesive until I finally got it to work. Yay!

Now, I bet you're wondering how I came up with my post title. I had to tilt my chicken on the wiper arm a bit (and cut off a bit of her bottom) so she'd fit and would pop up as intended. She still sticks just a bit but can be pushed up from underneath when that happens. Much better. She can also stick in the fence pickets so you have to be careful when folding closed.

I stamped my phrase then adhered more chickens and some eggs.  A couple clouds were added and my card is complete! It will fit in an A2 envelope but will need a 1 ounce stamp with regular postage to mail. 

I was telling my friend Angie who watched my Live yesterday how I fixed the wiper are chicken. Her hubby started laughing and came up with this post title.  He said now it sounds a bit like an old English pub name. Good thing I didn't tell about cutting off the chicken's bottom a bit. No telling what he'd come up with on that!

Whew! This card ended up being quite a challenge but I love how it turned out! It took some patience but it was worth it!

Stampin Carol

He will again have compassion on us, and will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.  Micah 7:19

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

A Disasterous Desk

 Oh my gosh but I was busy yesterday and my desk definitely is a disaster! But what I was working on I cannot show you until next week.  But this desk view is part of a great group of ladies that are brave enough to show you their desks and link up to Julia of the Stamping Ground.

I was asked by Spellbinders to make a couple cards for one of their die collections, Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken.  I was so honored and hope my 2 cards are good enough. I have been following Becca for over 14 years!  I'll be sharing my cards next Monday and Tuesday. I will be emailing the photos to Spellbinders for them to share on their blog. And now my desk....

I have a pile of card stocks on the far left. You can see my Bow Easy and some ribbon at the top left of my glass mat.  Under this is one of my almost completed cards. The purple card front and center wasn't completed and is still waiting.  I didn't like how it was developing.  At the top center of my mat is a set of Glimmer Hot Foil plates of which 1 will finish my hidden card. Top right of the mat is one of the die sets I was given to use. 

I hope you check out my cards next week and let me know what you think of them.  This was the first time I was ever approached to do this. Now to get working on a card for my weekly video!

Stampin Carol

What does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?   Micah 6:8

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Starry Starry Night

 No, this is not about Van Gogh's painting or Don McLean's song but a scene though a window using a Spellbinders die set from long ago.

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I need a card for a swap at our monthly stamp club on Saturday. The theme is "Home is where the ___ is." So my card has a "home".

I used the December 2020 Small Die of the Month called Daydreaming. At this point in time it is available. I've used it a couple times and each time I forgot to adhere the moon under the window so it would be in the sky. Oh well.  I did use a glitter paper behind the black sky so my stars really shine!

I probably should have adhered my cat and pots flat instead of popping them but I like the pop.  I also die cut my word (from the December 2019 Small Die of the Month which is no longer available) on black foam and adhered my card stock word to it then adhered it to my card.  I used my Bearly Art glue as it has an itty bitty tip, perfect for the size of the word. 

I don't have many links for this as I used a lot of assorted scraps and a print from a paper pack from my stash.

I think this card will be just fine for the swap theme. Now to figure out how to decorate my envelope...

Stampin Carol

I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.   John 6:38

Monday, April 19, 2021

The Girls Are Back In Town

 I just love this stamp & die set by Picket Fence Studios that I got from called One Hot Chick. I think this will be a card we'll make at my May class!

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You may remember the cool window die set.  I got it at The Paper Collage in Phoenix, AZ back in February.  Pamela had a bunch of these then as it was part of a class. If you're in the western Phoenix area you need to check out her store! She designs a lot of her own paper. And she has lots of classes!

I just LOVE these chickens!! I embossed the phrase as it just wouldn't pop as much stamped and it didn't look right stamped on another piece of card stock and attached. I stamped the chickens using some Memento Dew Drop inks that I had then I added more color to the chickens using colored pencils. I think that helped them pop a bit more, too.

Stampin Carol

Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.  Matthew 6:33