Blog Hop – May Holidays Inspired Card Using Spellbinders Four Seasons Dies

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I’ll be back next weekend with another crafting blog tutorial so please join me for more crafting fun, but first I’d like to share….

I was asked by the lovely Lisa from U.S.A to join her blog hop.

Lisa does some wonderful articles on nature and baking so check out her site 😊

Magnolia Time in Louisiana http://2018/04/29/magnolia-time-in-louisiana/ via @wordpressdotcom

Lisa’s blog hop is themed May Holidays.

So when I got to thinking about what May Holidays means to me…… I thought of English summertime fayres held on the village green outdoors. We always plan on going but usually wait to see what the good old British weather does beforehand 😂

With May Bank Holidays as my inspiration, I started thinking of countryside village communities hosting fayres and the activities that take place at these tranquil days out. There are a number of activities that spring to mind such as; brass bands, tombola, scruffiest dog competition, games and rides but most of all I think of Morris Dancers and the Maypole 😂

Using the theme of Morris Dancing and Maypole I designed my card. The pole originally coming from a tree and usually adorned with ribbon gave me the idea to show my Maypole as a tree with ribbons hanging from it, decorated with a wreath of beautiful green foliage and summer blooms, set in beautiful countryside. The countryside behind reminding me of the days as a child riding out with my friends. Love you guys ❤

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Have a good week, take care and keep crafting❤

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11. Two Cards In One Using Tonic Heart Dies and Imagine Design Create Stamps

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Here is my next segment for my blog. I hope you enjoy and find it helpful. I will add to my blog on a weekly basis hopefully it will inspire, encourage and motivate you to get crafting 💗

I’m away on a crafty weekend this week so I am posting a little early so not to let you down 😊

For this week’s tutorial I have used the essentials hearts https://www.tonic-studios.co.uk/products/layering-basics-traditional-heart-1459e and Imagine Design Create stamps http://www.imaginedesigncreate.co.uk

1. Card No.1.  I decided how many layers and colours I wanted to use on my card and cut all the coloured card stock to the same size of 41/2 x 51/2″ and arranged them in order.

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2. Taking the largest size heart die and coloured card stock to be used on the front. Position and cut the die. I thought it was a nice feature to hang off the edge of the card. I have not used the largest die in the set for my largest die cut layer as I know I want to use this on Card No. 2 as an outer embossed heart frame.

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3. Set all the die cut heart pieces aside for Card No. 2. Take the second piece of coloured card stock and place behind the front piece of coloured card stock. Line your die up within the heart cut out shape and fix in place using low tack tape to prevent the die moving as it cuts. Ensure your tape will not tear the card after peeling off.

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4. The top layer of card has been used as a guide to position your die for the layer below. Once the die is secured in place remove the piece of card on top and run through the die cut machine.

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5. Repeat this process until you have cut your smallest heart die.

 

6. Once all your heart die cuts have been made. Cut your bottom mat slightly larger than your layered coloured card to give a mat layer border around. I chose silver glitter card.

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7. I stuck all the coloured card layers together and cut a narrow strip of accetate ready for my bumble bee.

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8.  I folded the accetate and tucked the folded piece between the silver mat and bottom layer. To the bottom of the accetate I fixed the bumble bee stamped image. This gives the illusion the bumble is flying 🐝.

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9. Card No. 2 uses all the die cut hearts from Card No. 1. Remove one of your die cutting plates and replace with a rubber embossing mat. This will have to be trial and error based on your own die cutting machine. Run the die through with the intent to emboss the largest size heart. This will frame all your die cut hearts.

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10. Cut your embossed card to size, lining up with your largest die cut heart from Card No. 1.

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11. Stick all your layered heart die cuts within your embossed heart frame and mat onto your card blank. Finish off with Glossy Accents over the small heart to give nice shiny dimension.

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12. The final touch.. I used a sentiment stamp from Imagine Design Create 😊

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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Have a good week, take care and keep crafting❤

 

 

 

 

 

10. Handmade Wreath Card

 

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Here is my next segment for my blog. I hope you enjoy and find it helpful. I will add to my blog on a weekly basis hopefully it will inspire, encourage and motivate you to get crafting 💗

Today I’m sharing with you my wreath card. I’ve used a handmade template to create a wreath builder.

For this tutorial I have used:

Stamp sets by Imagine Design Create, Distress Inks, white embossing powder, alcohol pens, stamping positioning tool.

http://www.imaginedesigncreate.co.uk/shoponline/prod_5953995-Mini-Stamps-Floral-Fun.html

http://www.imaginedesigncreate.co.uk/shoponline/prod_5972096-Block-Sentiments-Stamps.html

1. Depending on the size of your stamp positioning tool , cut a square piece of card and draw lines corner to corner ‘x’ and centre to centre ‘+’.

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2. With a square die. Line up the corners and cut. Rotate the die on the other set of lines and cut again. Trim your template centrally to fit into your stamp positioning tool.

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3. Using the same die. Cut a piece of stamping card stock and sit into the template aperture within the stamp positioning tool.

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4. Position your first stamp onto your card. Shut the lid to pick up the stamp. Ink up, and stamp. Re-ink and turn your square within the template one notch clockwise and repeat. Keep moving the square card round one notch clockwise and stamp until you have completed a circle.

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5. Keep repeating the process for each circle, changing your stamp and position each time. Build up your layers, circle at a time.

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6. Using the alcohol pens. I coloured in some of the flowers.

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7. Using the stamp positioning tool. I used white embossing powders over one flower design and heat set.

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8. I mat and layered the finished card. Stamped a sentiment and fixed using foam pads to give dimension. I added gems and glossy accents for a bit of shine and sparkle.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Have a good week, take care and keep crafting❤

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9. Tunnel Card Using Sizzix Como Se Llama

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Here is my next segment for my blog. I hope you enjoy and find it helpful. I will add to my blog on a weekly basis hopefully it will inspire, encourage and motivate you to get crafting 💗

Today I’ve used a Sizzix die set with a fab fun llama. As soon as I saw this die I just envisaged it with multi-coloured pompoms 😃

https://www.sizzix.co.uk/662751/sizzix-thinlits-die-set-7pk-w-textured-impressions-como-se-llama

A tunnel card is a great way of creating a layered project that can still be sent through the mail easily.

1. I cut 2 pieces of 53/4″x53/4″ white card stock. Then another 2 pieces each at 53/4″ and using a scoreboard I scored every 1/2″. The length of the card you use is dependent upon how many layers in your project you want to create. You can layer within each crease or you may decide to skip a crease to give more definition between layers.

2. I used 2 pieces of background paper of the same design to face forward on the back of the tunnel card and also on the front of the project. Stick the background paper onto one piece of the 53/4″ white card stock.

3. Stick the card into the first crease to create the first layer of he tunnel card.

4. Using a die set from my crafty stash. I cut 3 separate die cuts to use as separate layers.

5. A layer at a time I stick into the next crease.

6. Continue building up your layers. My layers were; background piece; tree; shrub; long grass; accetate window. I chose to create a silhouette style. To get another look you could use colour on your layers.

7. Using the other 53/4″x53/4″ white cardstock and background piece, I cut a square with a nesting die to create a window.

8. On the back of my window, using red liner tape, I stuck a piece of accetate. This creates a solid layer to stick the main image to the front of the project.

Here is the project stuck together.

Here is an aerial view showing the layers.

9. On the back of the project I mat and layered black and white cardstock to give an area to write your message.

I die cut and decorated the llama and sentiment from the Sizzix set and stuck to the accetate window on the front of my project.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Have a good week, take care and keep crafting❤

8. Simon Says Stamps and Using Masks

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Here is my next segment for my blog.  I hope you enjoy and find it helpful. I will add to my blog on a weekly basis hopefully it will inspire, encourage and motivate you to get crafting 💗

The stamp set I have used for this week’s tutorial is Best Mom Ever by Simon Says Stamps

https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Clear-Stamps-BEST-MOM-EVER-SSS130501-56511

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1. As well as the stamp block and stamp set, I have used Versafine and emboss ink pads, embossing powder, anti static bag, distress inks to colour in and a pokey tool to help me remove the masks off my project.

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2. Place your stamp onto your stamp block and ink up with Versafine ink. On a 4×4″ white stamping card, stamp the image and repeat around each corner. I first stamped the rose and then stamped the leaves.

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3. When a stamped image is covered with a mask, the image stamped over appears behind the masked image. Stamp onto a masking sheet or post-it note and cut out your stamped images.

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4. Place the mask over the rose on the project and stamp the two separate leaves. Repeat the process over each rose.

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5. Using the other masks I repeated the process to add further foliage.

 

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6. Using distress inks, I coloured the rest of the card and stamped images that I cut out to use as toppers. These will add dimension to the finished card. I finished some petals with Wink of Stella to give some sparkle. I stamped a few hearts in the white spaces and added glossy accents to them.

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7.  To finish the card I used a mat and layer in black to 41/4×41/4″ and mounted onto my card blank of 5×5″. I added foam pads to the back of the toppers and stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set.

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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Have a good week, take care and keep crafting❤

What Crafty Goodness Have You Been Creating This Easter?

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I would normally add a blog with a craft tutorial but for right now I thought this would make you laugh…😂😂😂

I was looking forward to my Easter weekend. I had it all planned, I was going to tidy my craft room.. YIKES! I need ANOTHER Easter weekend AT LEAST 😂😂😂

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Hopefully this has inspired, encouraged and motivated you to get crafting 💗 😂😂😂

7. Using Scraps To Make a Card

Here is my segment for my blog. I hope you enjoy and find it helpful. I will add to my blog on a weekly basis hopefully it will inspire, encourage and motivate you to get crafting ❤

1. All crafters keep scraps 😂 just in case you need a little bit of THAT colour lol.

2. I have chosen a heart shape die and cut a scrap piece of card big enough for the die and glued the scrap strips next to each other.

3. Turn the card over and snip off the ends.

4. Run the die through with the scrap strip card and white card.

5. Cut 1/2″ off a 6 x 6″ card. This allows my design to hang over the edge to create a 6 x 6″ card.

6. Using a basic shape oval die or similar and cut a combination of large and small strips into the scrap strip card.

7. Cut a sentiment die 4 times and stick them together to create dimesion.

8. Cut further smaller hearts in the same scrap strip card for future use.

9. Stitck the white heart on the card where the scrap strip card die cut will go and cut off the overhang. The white die cut will provide a template. Exclude the slim die cuts created with the oval die to form the heart die cut shape.

10. Add your sentiment and decorate with smaller hearts.

Have a good week, take care and keep crafting❤

6. Z Fold Card with Pop-up Box

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Here is my next segment for my blog.  I hope you enjoy and find it helpful. I will add to my blog on a weekly basis hopefully it will inspire, encourage and motivate you to get crafting 💗

1. Cut your card blank at 11 x 43/4″ and score at 23/4 and 51/2″.

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2. Cut 2 pieces of card at 11 x 1″ in green for grass and blue for sky. Add different depth grass if you want. These will be fixed to the card in the opposite way to that of the base card. This creates the Z fold.

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3. To form the grass I used a die but you can also get a grass effect by cutting into the card with scissors.

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4. Cover the base card in blue and stick the upper and lower pieces of card to form a double Z.

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5. Within the lower Z, attach strips of card in the grass design. This creates a pop-up box within the Z fold card. This can be repeated in the top Z fold if required.

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6. To decorate the Little Birdie chipboard butterflies. I used gel pens, gems and glitter.

https://littlebirdiecrafts.com

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7. Cut cloud shapes and edge using distress ink in blue. Stamp, colour and cut the caterpillar shapes.

Using strong tape (red) and heavy weight accetate, fix the butterflies within the box as though butterflies are flying.

 

8. Assemble your card with die cuts, chipboard butterflies and sentiment.

Have a good week, take care and keep crafting❤

NOTE: I have given the website for Little Birdie but I purchased the chipboard butterflies in the UK from Handy Hippo Crafts.

https://www.handyhippo.co.uk/little-birdie-crafts-chipboard-butterflies-6-piece.html

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5. Heat Embossing

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Here is my next segment for my blog.  I hope you enjoy and find it helpful. I will add to my blog on a weekly basis hopefully it will inspire, encourage and motivate you to get crafting 💗

1. For heat embossing you need stamps (I am using stamps by Honeydoo Crafts), a stamp block or stamping tool (Lad n Fold by Rare Earth), embossing ink stamp pad, heat gun, embossing powders, card to stamp onto and scrap paper to catch unused embossing powders.

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2. The benefits of a stamping tool allow you to stamp and restamp to the same location so can be used for multiple copies or re-stamping an image.

3. Put the card into the stamping tool. Place stamp onto the card in the desired position. Pick up the stamp onto the other side of the tool. Before inking the stamp, wipe the card with an anti static bag, this stops the powders sticking to other areas on the card.

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4. The stamped image will be a sticky clear image. Take the card out of the stamping tool and hold over scrap paper before tipping the embossing powders over the image. With the heat tool, hold over the image until the powder melts. Move the heat tool over all the image.

5. Using any colouring medium, colour in your image and make up your card. I used Distress Ink pads.

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Have a good week, take care and keep crafting❤

 

 

 

4. Gate Fold Card

 

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Hi, welcome💗

Here is my next segment for my blog.  I hope you enjoy and find it helpful. I will add to my blog on a weekly basis hopefully it will inspire, encourage and motivate you to get crafting 💗

1. Cut a 12×12″ card down to 6×12″ to use as your card blank. Score at 3″ and 9″. This creates the gate fold card blank.

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2. To create this card you will need cardstock and an image of your choice. The example I am creating is for someone who has selected the colour and image choice.

3. With Tattered Lace Die Paisley Parade Interlocking Heart TLD0241.

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I have cut the left and right hand side outer edge die panels in purple. Then I cut the inner decorative left and right panels in black.

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4. Using Tattered Lace Die Engaging Elements Heart Frame TL0370.

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I cut two outer die heart shapes. One in black and one in white. Then cut a black frame using the outer and inner die. Then cut the decorative vine in black.

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5.  I cut a purple 5 3/4″ square for use inside the card. Then mat and layered the purple and black left and right panels for the front of the card. Mount the decorative vine die cut onto the heart frame and sandwich the image of your choice between the frame and black heart.

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6. Once the card is assembled. I attached the white heart on the back of the black heart inside the card which provides a writing space and hides the join between the left hand front panel and the back of the image.

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If you prefer, use a black heart where I have used white and add the white heart on the purple panel inside the card.

Have a good week, take care and keep crafting❤

https://www.tatteredlace.co.uk/range/dies/tld0370/

https://www.tatteredlace.co.UK/range/dies/tld0241/