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SSS September 2017 Card Kit – Birthday Card

I made a video showing how I created this birthday card from the September 2017 card kit from Simon Says Stamp.  I am entering this card in the following card challenges.

SSS Wednesday Challenge

 

Here is the link to the video.
https://youtu.be/UQu-uC1mqOk 

I also made some other cards using this kit.  Below are the photos.

For this card I used the rainbow stamp and stamped it so it formed a circle.  I colored it using sharpies.  I found the fine stamped image easiest to color with fine tip points.  I used copic markers to color the card above and it was challenging to stay in the lines! I stamped the candles, sentiments and other images with memento die ink.  I used a versa mark ink pad and stamped over the double rainbow image and applied clear embossing powder several times to make the image have some dimension and shine.  I cut out that circle and then used to die circles to create the yellow frame around the rainbow.  I finished off the card with some sequins.

The next card I made was inspired by a video I saw from Kristina Werner.  I used glossy accents on the heart rainbow image which is directly stamped on my panel.

The last card was the inspiration for the card I made the video on.  It has just a slightly different version of the above card.

 

SSS April 2017 Card Kit

    Today I am sharing my recent project using the SSS April 2017 card kit. I was driving home from work thinking about what I could make with the kit that I had not already seen a video of or post of and the idea of a quad folding card with peek-a-boo windows popped into my head! Here is what I came up with.

    SSS 2017 April card kit
     SSS April 2017 kit quad fold card I also made matching envelopes to go with the cards.
    Envelope for Quad fold card

    I made a video on how I put the card together. I had lots of technical difficulties. My video card filled up and when i went to upload to my computer my hard disk was full so it took me a couple of days to get this figured out. I am just happy I was finally able to get a video uploaded!

    Steps to make the card:
    1. The base of the card is a sheet of 80 lb Neenah solar white. Make 4 score marks at 2.75 inches. Fold the panels and run your score knife over to create a nice flat crease.
    2. Use a circle die to cut out the peek-a-boos. I cut these on the first and second panels.
    3. Cut out coordinating paper to glue over the top of your panels. Cut these just slightly smaller than 2.75. I then lined them up and took a pencil to trace in where the circle goes. Punch them out and then glue your panels down. I tried this process several ways, by gluing the colored sheet to the Neenah solar white before scoring and die cutting and the paper was too thick to score nicely or run thru my big shot. I also tried gluing the colored panels down after they were cut into 2.75 inch panels but before the die cut and that did not work either. So the first method ending up being the best.
    4. To make the belly band. Cut a piece of paper an inch or so wide and about 5 inches long center it over the center of your card and fold. Secure the folded edges with a strong adhesive. I used score tape. Then use whatever kind of die cut you have on hand that is an inch or two wide. I used a 2 inch scallop punch on one card and I had an oval die from a hero arts card kit I had to make the second. Then I stamped and heat embossed with a card cold powder “Hand Made With Love on my punch and glued it to the belly band strip. The belly band will slide back and forth off the card.
    5. Here is my practice sheet with the copic colors I used to color the critters.

    To make the envelope I used a sheet of 32 lb HP laser paper. Score,fold and create a crease about 1″ wide on the long side of the paper. Then fold it in half. Take your finished card and place on top, Cut of excess so it fits your card. Then take a strong adhesive. I used score tape and close up the ends. I came back with the balloon stamps to match the envelope to the card. If you would like to see a video of how I made this leave me a comment and I will make a video! To secure the envelope when I give it to the person I will use washi tape.

    If you would like a link to any of the supplies I used. Leave me a comment and I will get you the source information,

    Thanks for visiting and go do something creative today! I am entering this card in the SSSwednesdaychallenge and Through the Craftroom challenge
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Valentine’s Day – Video Featuring Puppy Love (Series)

All week I have been creating with the Recollections Stamp set called Valentine’s Day. I have been video taping the creative process and planned to have a video tutorial at the end of the week.  I am still learning the video editing process and have found that if you load the videos from the camera and come back a few hours later or the next day after everything is loaded using IMovie goes quicker.  So that is what I did.  When I came back to edit the videos they were not there and I had set my camera card to delete after loading and they were not on the card.  Shock and horror was felt  by me!  I still wanted to put together a tutorial so I had to use my photos to create a slide show and voice over them.

I have made four cards using this set and as you can see I have only used a few of the stamps.  This year I am trying to really use stamp sets in multiple ways.  So far I am off to a good start.  Here is a link to the posts in the event you would like to read or refer back to them, here, here and here.

I also made envelopes for all the cards(here is the Envelope Template) and have a recipe for home-made glue (Recipe for Home-Made Glue For Envelopes.  I will be featuring this envelope template through-out the year so you can see all the ways you can use it and create personal, custom envelopes for your cards.

If you like my videos please give me a thumbs up as this tells YouTube you want to see more of them.

I have entered these cards on the Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday challenges.

 

Supply Links:
32 lb Laser jet paper
Wplus9 FENCE BORDER Designer Dies WP9D153
My Favorite Things TAG BUILDER BLUEPRINTS 5 Die-Namics MFT845
My Favorite Things INSIDE AND OUT STITCHED RECTANGLE Stax Die-Namics MFT847
My Favorite Things BRICK RED Hybrid Ink Pad MFT
My Favorite Things CHOCOLATE BROWN Hybrid Ink Pad MFT
Copic Sketch Marker E27 MILK CHOCOLATE Brown
Copic Sketch MARKER E21 BABY SKIN PINK Flesh