Friday, June 23, 2017

Bikini Twisted Pop-Up Card

It's been a while since I've ordered the Simon Says Stamp Kit of the Month, but I just couldn't resist the July kit!  I made a really fun card using lots of pieces from this kit.  For the front, I used the Simon Audrey Blue and Sunshine cardstocks, along with the adorable patterned paper from Echo Park's Summer Dreams collection.  The sentiment is from Simon's SEA You Soon stamp set, and I stamped it onto a banner made with one of My Creative Time's Sentiment Label Dies.  I also used MCT's More Stitched Rectangular Dies to trim my papers.  The pretty sequins are Simon's Moonshine Confetti.

Now, this is a very unique style of card that I had never tried making before.  I renewed my membership to StampNation for the summer, and I'm enjoying watching all of the tutorials.  This is called a Twisted Pop-Up Card.  I'd love to tell you how I made it, but it's one of those things you really need to watch in action.  Maybe I'll try making a video on one of these too!  In the picture above, you can see the pop-up pieces all folded together inside of the card.  In the picture below, you can see how they explode out of the card when you open it!

To decorate my pop-up pieces, I used the three Simon cardstocks included in the kit:  Audrey Blue, Sunshine, and Doll Pink, along with Papertrey Ink's Simply Chartreuse.  I trimmed each of them with one of the MCT Stitched Square Dies Inside & Out.  Then, using my patterned paper scraps, I made adorable little bikinis using the Simon Bikini Die from the kit!

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

23rd Birthday Card

My nephew turns 23 this weekend!  So hard to believe; they grow up so fast!  I made this card for him using one of the My Creative Time MORE Stitched Rectangular Dies for the background, stamping it with patterns from Papertrey Ink's Grunge Me.  I cut the numbers with my Cricut Explore, using the Cricut Alphabet cartridge, and "birthday" was made using the PTI Wonderful Words:  Birthday die.  "Happy" and "rd" were stamped using stamps from PTI's Big Birthday Wishes set.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

MCT Whatever Wednesday with a VIDEO!

It's Whatever Wednesday with My Creative Time, and I thought this would be a great time for me to make another gatefold card that uses the new Scalloped Stitched Circle Dies to close the card and make a video to share how I did it!  You can see the video below.

Here's what the card looks like when it's all closed up.

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog for more crafty inspiration!

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Monday, June 19, 2017

MCT Tag it Tuesday

It's Tag it Tuesday with My Creative Time!  I'm just loving the new pinwheel dies from last week's release, so I used the Small Stitched Pinwheel Die, along with the little star die from the Pinwheel Centers collection to make a cute little pinwheel for a 4th of July tag.  The tag base was made with Tag Dies and Tag Die Layers, and the sentiment is from My Little Firecracker - Revised.  Super easy to make, and that pinwheel really packs a punch!

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog for more tag inspiration!

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You Rock Watercolor Card

I pulled out one of the retired My Creative Time stamps to make the fun background on this card:  Hexy Background.  I heat embossed it with white embossing powder on watercolor paper and then watercolored it using the Tim Holtz Distress Inks listed below.  After it dried, I trimmed it using the largest of the MCT Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies.  For my sentiment, I made a mat with one of the new MCT More Scalloped Stitched Ovals, trimming off the edge of it, and stamping it with "you rock" from Papertrey Ink's Boys Basic Rock On.  The guitar is stamped with a stamp from this same set, and die cut with a coordinating die.

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