Cute As A Button over the edge combo card

I have another new Over the edge card cut file from CraftsUPrint today.  I love these files because they are so versatile. .. with a little tweaking you can change the dimensions to make square cards,  crop them for edging acetate panel cards, draw the designs instead of cutting, rotate them, adjust the score lines to make 3/4 folds.. so many options… or of couree, leave them as is  LOL

This one is

FLORAL OVER THE EDGE 37 by Apetroae Stefan

I kept pretty much as it comes in the original file, I just left out the contrasting insert.  I added burgundy pearl cabochons to the flowers and  added  the image  which is a clear stamp from Cute As A Button.  I  colored this one in subdued tones using  Tim Holtz distress pens on Canson Mix Media 9×12icon paper, popped it on a sheet of foam and added contrasting shabby cut layers.

You can find Autumn Fairy in the Cute As A Button store in both clear and digital formats.

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CraftsUPrint Friday Freebie – 3D Pop Up Box Decoupage Card

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Before I run off to bed…. here’s the new Friday Freebie.. how cute is this.

SNOWMEN GALORE! 3D Pop Up Box Decoupage Card & Matching Envelope Kit by Janic Shehan, Tah-Dah Studio

 

 

 

 

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CraftsUPrint Friday Freebie – Pop Up Box Kit

NIGHT RIDERS CHRISTMAS NATIVITY 3D Pop Up Box Decoupage Card & Matching Envelope Kit cup727943_2049

 

 

 

by Janice Shehan, Tah-Dah Studio is this weeks Friday Freebie!!

A fun pop up card  design full of decorative elements.

I’ll be grabbing this one myself and giving it a shot…I know a few lil munchkins who would get a real kick out of this one.

 

 

 

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Ancient Egypt Pop Out Stepper Birthday Card

I decided against a Halloween themed card for this image …and went for something totally different.  The  “twist” was to do a pop out, or stepped card and I just happened to have a cut file for step cards that I had picked up last year from Rae Carr on Craftsuprint.  It needed a little modification to fit in with my Egyptian theme… but the file was exactly what I needed for this.

The front of the card is very unassuming, all the action is on the  inside.  This was one of my supersized cards… the card base and stepped insert were cut from 11×17 card..so  this resulted in a hefty 8.5×11 card…. Kewl !!!

The front was a printed 8.5×11 sheet that I colored with  a mix of Chameleon and Zig Kurecolor pens..and a touch of Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink pens.  The edges were distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads.  Very “rustic” coloring to keep in the ancient theme. The background was dry inked ( fat brush and inkpads)  for a worn and weathered look.
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The inside stepper was cut to form a pyramid shape and was also dry inked to give a sandstone type look to it.  The lettering was done using  My favorite things, Die-namics Bottlecap dies. The palm trees were from another Scrapper’s Delights  collection and worked perfectly for this project.

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I just cut the pyramid shape out of the palm image, so that it wasn’t bulky behind the pyramid.  The sky was also dry inked using Craft Smart ink pads.  The base was printed on white card and cut to fit the pyramid stepper base.

….so there we have it.. a quick, fun, old age humor card

 Supplies used:

11×17  110lb Neenah Index card for base and  stepper insert
8.5×11 regular inkjet paper for the cover image
Recollections card in muted tones for the lettering
8.5×11 110lb index card for the Birthday sentiment

Inside images printed on 8.5 x 11 110lb index card

Mummy – The Mummy
Palm Trees –  Jungle Palms

Colored with:

Chameleon pens

Zig Kurecolor ( full color range)

Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Pens

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Stepped Pop out Cut file by Rae Carr modified to make a pyramid.


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This was cut on my Cricut Explore, but comes in a variety of formats to suit various machines.

 

 

 

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The Mummy Image used is the current Scrapper’s Delights Fan Group Progressive Challenge Freebie Friday available for free as part of the Progressive Challenge on Facebook and also in the store at 50% off for anyone who doesn’t qualify for the free image, but wants to participate.

 

Scrapper’s Delights Blog Challenge too, for even more chances to ….and of course you can also enter in the win.

Challenges entered:

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cardsgalorechallenges.

worldwideopendesignteamchallenge

thepapernestdollschallenge

 

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Quick and Easy Sympathy Card & Another Die Giveaway

Ok, this one came together quicker than expected, so here is my sketch No 4 card for our Monthly Sketch Challenge over on the message board and it includes the Extra Credit for making a sympathy card. Now this is a Gazillion miles outside of my comfort zone… It’s way softer and more feminine than my usual typical style.  But as a friend told me, sometimes it’s good to step  out of your comfort zone.. so here it is.

Dies used Gina Marie stitched rectangle and a Gina Marie sympathy sentiment.  The sentiment was cut on a silver glitter card stock, the stitched die is  cut on 110lb card and popped with a foam rectangle behind.

Lace around the center is just some adhesive lace from a Joann grab bag last year. The lace down the side is from Walmart.

The silver rose is from the Michaels bargain racks. The front panel was also foam popped and mounted on a Recollections card base.

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And now for the fun part…Scrapbook Outlet kindly sent me  this sentiment die to play with… and a second  one for one lucky blog reader.

I’m afraid  this is a US only  giveaway, sorry Internationals…

Leave your comment below  before Midnight March 31st Texas time and a (ONE) random winner will be picked on April 1st from all comments using Random.org widget, or similar.  You can share this with your friends from the Crafting Circle Facebook, Twitter or Google+  posts, but you must leave your comment here to be in with a chance to win.  Winner will be posted here on April 1st and you will have 48 hours from the time your name is posted to claim this, or another winner will be picked.

This is just a fun giveaway thanks to ScrapbookOutlet’s generosity…. all comments will be pending review, so please don’t worry if it doesn’t show up instantly.  If you missed the other Gina Marie Die Giveaway post earlier today…  be sure to check it out on the front page.



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Club KennyK Facebook Challenge #1 1/15/16-1/30/16

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This was a fun card to do…. ya’all know I love me some KennyK.

I started off with one of my practice sheets… colored with Chameleon, Zig KureColor, Ranger distress pens and a touch of Zig Memory system pens.  It’s printed on 110lb Card stock

Image is Chicos Chopper

 
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Image was then measured up to a frame… and fussy cut for the emerging front wheel.   Slight cuts into the remaining image allowed me to slide it onto and over the edge of the frame and allow the rest to slide behind to be glued in place.
The frame and image were then mounted on a second piece of card for support and a double edged look, and then foam popped on a rectangular piece of adhesive foam sheet for height.

 

 

 

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The framed image was then mounted on a card which I ran through a Darice striped folder, and then dry inked to give an industrial corrugated metal type look using white Memento ink.

The outer frame was inked to match and then 4 brads/studs added just for fun.

Card suitable for a variety of occasions..so no sentiment till needed.  Would make a great card for someone just passing their Bike test  LOL…


January 2016 final Bi weekly challenge #2 Sketch

As you may have read we are changing the bi-weekly sketch challenge to a monthly challenge like the others… so to round out the rest of January our host, NanaDonna provided us with 3 sketches to work from.  Here is my #2 sketch  it is a Tuesday Morning sketch...if you like this sketch, both Tuesday Morning and Crafting Circle Message Board are using it for current challenges..so come play 🙂

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Card Base is from a Multicolored Recollections pack ( Michaels )

Image is “Besties Garden Fancy Pants Dreaming Scan13” By Sherri Baldy  .. check her out she has soooo many awesome cute images of these “Besties”

Image is printed on 110lb Card Stock and cut out with a circular Die. A smaller circular foam pad is attached behind that for height..and then the larger diameter circle is also a circular die cut foam pad in pink. Because these pads are adhesive…it makes it easier to glue them face to face and use the adhesive against the card stock, and stops that wet warp from the glues :)

The lacy strip is a Martha Stewart border punch on SEI Coconut white velvet and has a “Recollection green gingham” paper strip over the top

The image was colored a few weeks ago and has been in my practice sheet pile …..colored with a mix of Chameleon and Zig Memory System markers and the finished card was paired with a contrasting envelope from my collection of colors.

 

 

Popping your images with foam

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If you haven’t tried it yet… it’s pretty dang cool.

Most people I know use foam dots to pop their decoupage pieces.  I like using the adhesive backed foam sheets  picked up in the kids craft section at my local Walmart.

 

 

 

It can be die cut, cut on paper trimmers (some trimmers cut this better than others.. my cheapie Recollections trimmer cuts it way better than my Fellowes )  some punches work great…others…. it is just too thick for. I find the cheap circular mini punch  from the $1.50 section at Michaels works great for small circles.

 

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It comes in a wide range of colors so you can use it to  blend in, or contrast as required.

What I really like about this foam is using it as a large sheet to cover the back of raised panels.  It gives the whole piece a spongy yet firm feeling which is really cool and makes the panels less likely to sustain damage.

 

 

I usually cut mine a touch smaller than the panel, unless I want the contrast color to show. If you don’t have any in your miscellaneous craft stash….I highly recommend you grab a pack and give it a shot sometime.  It’s hard to explain how these raised panels feel, it’s just something you have to try for yourself.

It can be cut on the Cricut Explore…BUT the foam is so thick and so soft the rollers leave lines in it, so it’s not something I would cut if it was showing…. however you could do a mirrored image and cut it  in reverse.  This also comes in a non adhesive pack if you prefer.

PS it also works great  with fabric and iron on bondaweb type materials to attach fabric onto it.  Just don’t over Iron it.  I used  these to bond and then cut out  images from a Loralei Designs fabric panel I bought.  Looks fab on card fronts when you want something a bit different.




You can see details on that on a previous post

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www.craftideas.com ~ tutorials, projects and 16 giveaways

I just happened across this site when I was googling for something.

This site has a tonne of project ideas for lots of different kinds of crafts and a bunch of cool tutorials.  One of the tutorials that caught my eye was this one… Watercolor on Cards since the topic is currently being discussed on the message board.



and I ran across this rather cool card made with a Spellbinder pop ups die…
Spellbinders Pop-Ups Die ~ HAPPY DAYS ~ S7-201

…ooh yeah that one is tempting.


Lots of great giveaways on here too, 16 to be precise.  You have to be registered to enter, this first one ends 11/30 …. the rest end 12/28 2015



Staedtler Coloring Set (Staedtler-Mars Ltd.)

Three lucky winners will receive a copy of the Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure & Coloring Book, a set of 20 Triplus FIneliner Pens and a set of 24 Colored Pencils, retailing at $60.00.