Cards - Birthday, Cards - General, Challenges, Punch Art

Sunburst Surprise

I had a little bit of fun with the Sunburst technique which is the one I’m teaching at my Coffee and Cards class on Wednesday. It also happens to be the Just Add Ink Challenge this week too! I needed a birthday card for a wee boy and I saw a couple I kind of liked, one by Veronica Kettle and some punch art by “the Crafty Owl”. Oh I miss Punch art … sigh…. but I changed this up a bit to make it mine. He’s an awesome wee guy and only a little scary!

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And here he is on my Sunburst Card

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Cards - Babies and Kids

Baby Boy Grunge

Finally a post that wasnt inspired by a challenge LOL. I have been meaning to have a go at one of these dungarees cards for quite a while and now I have an excuse as a friend has had a bouncing baby boy! Welcome to the world Quentin!

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My buttons are slightly dodgy but I have perfected my technique since I made those ones. The bitty grunge lines worked perfectly for the T shirt and cuffs and the colour combo of Baked Brown Sugar and Pool Party is just gorgeous! That sweet wee lion is of course from one of my other new sets, Zoo Babies.

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Brick by brick

P1010799 (493x640) How cute is this! I have a little friend turning 5 soon and as soon as I saw the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday sketch this card popped straight into my head.  Then I noticed the colours I had pulled out matched the Colour Throwdown for this week. My poor little 3/8″ circle punch from the Itty Bitty punch pack got a good work out cutting all the block “knobs” but I think its a pretty cool card.

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Spring Frog

How cute is this wee guy?! This is the last of my Boy Cards made using My Digital Studio for now but Im sure I will be using it more in the future.

So this is a Diamond Spring Fold card, I love how it stands out and how dimensional it is.

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I used a digi Kit called Hoppy Memories, It may look familiar to some of you as once upon a time there was a “paper” Scrapbook Kit available of this. I do love how MDS stuff never retires AND doesnt take up precious room in my Office : O

Hoppy Memories Digital Kit – Digital Download 118466
Price: $20.95
The Hoppy Memories digital kit for My Digital Studio gives you everything you need to preserve your happy memories for all time. With this kit, you get everything you need, including stamp images, Designer Series papers, and embellishments (including animals, borders, elements, labels, letters, numbers, and tags), to create the perfect project.

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Here is the card again stretched out a bit more so you can see the folds and decoration. The Wish Big sentiment is from the Word Play stamp brush set and the balloons from the Cake and Icecream Stamp Brush set. The photo below is the back of the diamond where I can write my message. I used MDS to add an image to the mat.

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As promised I have created a tutorial on how to create the Diamond Spring Fold Card and some tips on working with the MDS images I used to create this card.         Full Colour Tutorial PDF Here      Hope you enjoyed my Springy Frog Card Im halfway through a twin of this card which is more grown up which, if I get on with it, I will share with you tomorrow.

Cards - Babies and Kids, Cards - Birthday, Cards - General, Mini Tutorials, My Digital Studio, Two Cards One Sketch

On the Go with Leftovers

After making the last two cards and one I will share tomorrow I had some paper scraps and images leftover. So……what to do with them was the next question. Luckily I needed a card for a 4 yr old boy so I had a goal. Next I had a flick through some cards for ideas and came across this design which I thought had potential. here is the sketch I created

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 And here is what I did with it

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And still using up more of the leftovers I added a strip of paper along the bottom of the printed insert. I even managed to figure out how to put the little boy in the helicopter window and add words in the cloud. So amazed at my talent! LOLP1010439 (469x640)Tomorrow is a full colour picture fancy fold tutorial  so don’t miss that ALSO Tomorrow is my Monthly Papercrafters Day RSVP ASAP LOL


Cards - Birthday, Cards - General, Cards Fancy Folds, Mini Tutorials, My Digital Studio

Side Stepping On the Go

 Her is todays offering using the My Digital Studio (MDS) On the Go Digi Kit, its another fancy fold, this time its a Side Step CardP1010440 (640x436)

I always find the side step cards hard to measure and cut right BUT the answer was really simple once I knew it! Trim to an even measurement…..Well Duh! I have to admit I nabbed the template from here so many thanks to Jinky’s Crafts. So to create this card I used a piece of cardstock that was 8″ X 4″ and here is the cutting and scoring template from Jinky.

Side-Step-TemplatesHere is a closer look at the stepped bit, notice I cut out TWO helicopters so I could 3D it.  Tomorrow I will show you what I did with some of the left over bits of card and images.

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Cards - Babies and Kids, Cards - Birthday, Cards - General, Cards Fancy Folds, My Digital Studio

On The Go Accordion Fold

On The Go is a cool kids Digital kit which comes as part of the  My Digital Studio Software package or you can purchase it separately at $13.95. I have very few “Boy” stamps so I was pleased to see this set.

Download includes:
* 20-piece stamp brush set
* 12 Designer Series Paper patterns
* 21 embellishments
* One-page 12″ x 12″ designer template
* Digital-exclusive
* Perfect for little boy projects or road trip and travel themes
* Stamp brush sets include imagery from retired traditional sets: By Land, By Air, and By Sea
Coordinating colors:
Basic Gray, Island Indigo, More Mustard, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Whisper White

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The measurements for the card base was 5.5″ X 12″ . Next  measure up 1″ from bottom right corner and draw line from this point to top left corner then cut on this line. Score at 4 and 8 ” and accordion fold. Tadaaa Sloping Accordian Fold Card!

I printed and cut out each of the elements and printed a mat for the inside of the card too. the background paper is printed too. Here is a look at inside the card.

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Space…. the final frontier – Just Add Ink!

I had to do a boys card for Friday so the Seize the Birthday Boy sketch challenge seemed the obvious inspiration also the Just Add Ink Colour Combo of Midnight Muse, So Saffron and Whisper White seemed to fit what I needed too. So here is what I did please ignore the bright green backing paper it was either that or my messy desk!

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P.S Guess who made the Top 5 in the last Inkspirational challenge with this card !

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Top 5

Cards - Birthday, Cards Masculine

Rocket Man

One of my little men at Playcentre has just turned 5! I pulled this card out of my stash thinking it might be just the thing for him.

Ive had this set for a long time and cant for the life of me remember what it’s called but you can mix and match body sections choosing from a few different characters. The space man is pretty cool. I have popped him on a real cheesy looking moon!