Category Archives: Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day 3D Flop Flop Gift Box and Bonus Card!

Happy Mother’s Day 3D Flop Flop Gift Box and Bonus Card!

Hi everyone! ¬†Thanks for popping by today ūüôā ¬†With Mother’s Day and warm temperatures right around the corner I have a fun little project to share with you.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Hi everyone!

Just¬†a quick post today to wish all the Mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s Day! ¬†I hope your day is a special as you are ūüôā

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Hi everyone and Happy Friday! ¬†I’m excited to share with you another project for Craftwell with products from this month’s sponsor¬†CAS-ual Fridays¬†.

Here’s a fun little Fancy Fold card that I like to call a Flip-Flop card.

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and of course, no card is finished without flowers!  These gorgeous little beauties are made from the 4 Petal Fri Dies Set and of course, all of the dies cuts were made using the fabulous Craftwell eBosser!

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To make this card start by selecting a die shape that you would like to feature. ¬†I used the Labels One since it had a clearly defined center that makes this card easy. ¬†Next, tape the die onto a piece of card stock so that the die is 3/4″ down from the top and 3/4″ from the left edge of the paper. ¬†Once you have the die positioned measure down 3/4″ from the die to mark the bottom of the card and cut to size. ¬†Now for the fun part, I use removable tape and tape the card stock with the die still attached to the “A” plate of your eBosser only to the center of the die and pass this through your eBosser. ¬†This will cut only the half of the die that you had between the plate sandwich. ¬†To make the cut for the other side, measure 3/4″ to the right of where the center is and this will be the mark where you have to stop the die cut. ¬†Now repeat attaching the card stock to the “A” plate up to the cut line and pass this through the eBosser. ¬†Now you have to score the top and bottom of ¬†card where the die cuts stop to allow the card to flip. ¬†Finally fold the left edge over to the right side to know where to cut the right side of the card and enjoy.

Here is a closer look at the products I used:

13-011 – Mums the Word
CFD13-104 – 4 Petal Set Fri-Dies
CFD14-101 РCasual Trees Fri-Dies
Spellbinders Labels One
Spellbinders Decorative Labels One
EB-WHT-BN1-2T

 

I also want to share with you this exciting info.

ebrush release!

 

Mark your calendars and be there, you will not want to miss this!!!

I hope to see you again soon.  I love to read your comments, thank you so much!

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Scor-Pal Keepsake Box

Hello again everyone,

It’s Joann here again with something that I hope you will like.¬† Unfortunately this is my last post as a GD for Scor-pal.¬† I have had a blast creating fun projects for all of you and hopefully we will cross paths out there in blog land some time soon.

Now, on to the fun stuff, today I am going to show you how to make a Keepsake Box.

Keepsake-Box

I used the drawer from my Scor-Pal Card with Gift Post and added a box on the top for 2 levels.

To make this Keepsake Box follow these simple instructions:

1.  Build the drawer and sleve from the Scor-Pal Card with Gift Post.

2.¬†¬†Take a piece of 12 x 12¬†cardstock and scor on the 1 ¬Ĺ,¬†3 ¬Ĺ,¬†8 ¬Ĺ and 10 ¬Ĺ¬†marks on both¬†sides and then discard the¬†portions marked with the X.

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3.  Using another piece of card stock 9 x 5 inches, place the card stock with the 9 inch side up and scor on the 2 and 7 inch marks.  This will be your lid.  To make the design for the flap I found a die that I liked and traced out the shape and fussy cut it out.

4.  Form the top box and when complete attach the top box to the bottom sleve.

5.  To hide the gap between the 2 pieces, I wrapped the sides with DP and them attach the lid.  I used magnets to keep the lid closed.  If you would like to do the same, glue the magnets in place before covering with DP so that the magnet is hidden.

6.  To finish off the top and bottom I used the 2 largest dies from the Cheery Lynn XL-3 РSquare Inverted Scalloped and layered them.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I hope you can come back and visit again soon!

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Scor-Pal Card with Gift

Hello again everyone,

It’s Joann here again with another fun project for you.¬† Today I would like to show you a card idea that also incorporates¬†a slide-out drawer for a gift.

The idea came from a card that I recently did that held 4 tea lights.  You can see it here.  I wanted to create something to hold more than 4 tea lights but you can customize it to hold whatever you desire by simply altering the size of the drawer.

Here is my finished project:

Front-View

And here is what it looks like open

Open

And as a bonus there is a surprise inside

Inside

To make this card follow these simple instructions:

1.¬† Start with a piece of 7 ¬ĺ x 7 ¬ĺ cardstock and with the card stock placed on the Right side of your Scor-Pal¬†(I like to score from the right side, I find it easier) scor on the 10 ¬Ĺ and 11 ¬ľ marks on all 4 sides and then discard the shaded portions.

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2.¬† Using another piece of card stock 6 5/8¬†x 12 inches, place the card stock with the sort side up and scor on the 7/8¬†and 1 ¬ĺ marks.¬† Next rotate the card stock and scor on the 4 7/8, 5 ¬ĺ, 10 5/8 and 11 ¬Ĺ marks and then discard the shaded portions. ¬†Since some of the scor marks are not on the Scor-Pal you will have to move your paper so that where you want to scor matches up with one of the channels.

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3.  To form the drawer, simply fold on the scor lines to make the sides and glue the tabs to the adjacent side for the box.  I like to make an extra flap that I fold down so that the edges of the box is 2 layers thick for extra strength.

4.  Next to form the sleeve,  I designed it so that only one side was open.  Simply fold on the shorter scor lines to make the sleeve and glue the end with the extra flaps shut.  This way your drawer will not fall out by accident.  In order for the drawer to slide in and out easily I added 1/8 inches to each section so as long as you add a little more for the sleeve you can customize this for anything that you want.

5. ¬†To make the card portion I cut my die twice. ¬†Then cut a strip of paper 4¬†¬ĺ x 2¬†¬ĺ inches and scor it on the short side at 1 and then 1¬ĺ marks. ¬†This will allow the card top and bottom to wrap around the drawer. ¬†Placed the drawer so that you have to open the card to open the drawer so it does not open by accident.

I also decided to make this an easel card for a little more punch but this is totally up to you : )  Whatever you decide, have fun with it!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I hope you can come back and visit again soon!

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A Die for a Sketch Challenge and Blog Hop

Good morning,

Today I am thrilled to help celebrate the first anniversary of A Die for a Sketch Challenge.  My friend Judy who is one of the design team members was asked by Dunja the owner of the challenge if I would be a guest designer for this week to help them celebrate.  Well it took me about 2 seconds to say yes.  I am just thrilled and honored that they would even ask me.

For their challenge the rules are very simple, follow a Sketch that they provide for inspiration and use at lease one die cut.

Here is the sketch for this week

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Here is my take on the sketch:

Front-View

And here is what it looks like open

Open

And as a bonus there is a surprise inside

Inside

Since this is their first anniversary they have lots of lovely sponsors:

Cards und More
http://www.cards-und-more.de
10 ‚ā¨ Gift Voucher
Kathryne – Stamp Art Design
http://stampartdesignbykathryne.blogspot.ca
 
Cards etc Shop
http://www.cards-etc-shop.com
 
Milk Coffee
http://milkcoffee.etsy.com
As an added bonus there is also a blog hop.
First STOP: DT Dunja
Special Guest Alberto
NEW DT Fleur
Special Guest Alison
DT Gaby
DT Ilonka
Special Guest Joann РYou are Here!
DT Judy
DT Kelly
Special Guest Vicky B.
DT Marjolein
NEW DT Marjoleine
Special Guest Ruby
NEW DT Miranda
DT Nancy
Special Guest Teresa
DT Tamy Louise
DT Willie
Special Guest Vicky P.  
Last STOP: A DIE FOR A SKETCH CHALLENGE BLOG  РLEAVE A ENTRY IN THE LINKY TOOL
This hop is independent of the challenge. ¬†In order to win the blog hop, simply leave comments on the blogs above one lucky winner will win¬†a Voucher of 10 ‚ā¨ from Cards und More. ¬†The Hop ends on the 19th of May and the winners will be published a.s.a.p. on the Challengeblog.
10 ‚ā¨ Gift Voucher
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I hope you can come back and visit again soon!

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Happy Mother’s Day

Hi Everyone,

We are fast approaching Mother’s Day so it is time to dust off the Vintage papers and create a card for your Mother.¬† This one is actually a gift for a friend so I still have to make a card for my own Mother.

I have seen this card used by many different people and I absolutely just love it so I had to give it a whirl. ¬†It’s called a Pop Up Book Card and you can find the tutorial here.

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I am really happy with the way it turned out.  What I like about this card the most is the inside.  We normally do not give much attention to the inside but this fold is all about the inside.

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Since this was a gift for a friend I also made a special box to hold the card.  You can find my tutorial here.

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Here’s a list of the dies used for this project:

B226 – Happy (Set of 2)
B227 – Love (Set of 2)
B232 – Mother’s (Set of 2)
B235 – You (Set of 2)
B236 – Day (Set of 2)
B308 РCity Girl Edger
B311 РChrystanthemum Strip
B315 – Ivy Corner Flourish
XM-8 – XM Scalloped Oval
DL140 – Dutch Scallop Square
Flourishes Stamps – Motherly Love

I hope you can find some time to visit the¬†challenge¬†this week and put in your entry where the theme is Mother’s Day!¬† With your entry you¬†will have a chance to¬†win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you enjoyed and visit again soon.  I love to read your comments, they just make my day!
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