Foil Technique and a Die

with Kokorosa

Finished card

This card can be used for so many different occasions. I am not sure which makes it more beautiful, the die or the foil technique. Together they are exquisite.

Kokorosa provided the Bubbles Background Board die for this post. If you would like to get the same die, here is a discount and link.

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Kokorosa: https://shrsl.com/4firh
Bubbles Background Board

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close-up

It is so interesting how the foil looks like it is on top of the die cut, doesn’t it? The close-up shows the colors reflecting well.

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Die-cut Card

with Kokorosa

card front image

I used my DIY Mixed Media Spray and a die from Kokorosa to make this beautiful card. I chose not to use a sentiment, leaving just the lovely image. The card turned out so nice that I wouldn’t mind framing the image.

die

Kokorosa Metal Cutting Dies with Butterflies & Flowers Background Board is the die I used.

For a 25% discount use the code: L44991

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Butterflies & Flowers Background Board https://shrsl.com/4firf

gold stardream

I used Gold Stardream in 8.5 x 11 for the card. The metallic gold enhances the colors of the die-cut image.

Video Tutorial:

close-up

The close-up image above shows the detail of the small shapes that cut out well along with the details of the color created by the media spray. The combination of the two is just amazing.

Lattice Card

with BeeBee Craft

lattice card

A lattice die offers endless possibilities to enhance card designs. Adding a lattice pattern can instantly elevate your creation, whether you’re creating birthday cards, holiday greetings, or wedding invitations. The delicate and intricate nature of this pattern provides an air of sophistication that impresses recipients. This pretty card was made with a lattice die from Beebee Craft.

materials

There are many ways to use a lattice die, but I chose to layer a printable image adding dimension to the image. You can grab the free printable PDF here: [stained glass foral]

Video Tutorial:

close up

This close-up image shows the detail of the dimensions created with the lattice die.

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Embossing a Quick Card

How to make a quick and easy card using embossing folders. #card #cardtutorial

finished card

I like having cards on hand, you never know when you might need them. This embossed card is a good one to have available. Not only is it quick and easy to make, but it also works for a number of different occasions.

embossing plates

I am using two embossing plates and paper parts from a Dollar Tree insert card kit. Embossing both pieces at the same time in my Gemini machine makes for a quick and easy card.

ready to tape

After the pieces are embossed and trimmed to size, all that is needed is to adhere them together. I am using foam tape from the Dollar Tree to give the sentiment a raised-up effect.

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February Calendar Transformation

Transform a colored image into a greeting card. #freeprintable #freecalendar #cardmaking #cardtutorial

final card

As I sat there, admiring my colorful calendar image for the month of February, I couldn’t help but feel inspired. The vibrant hues and playful design gave me an idea. Why not turn this into a one-of-a-kind, personalized greeting card for a loved one? With a few adjustments, I was able to create a beautiful, unique piece that was sure to brighten someone’s day.

Materials Used:

  • purple cardstock
  • white cardstock
  • February Calendar Image – free printable
  • velum
  • die cut and machine
  • various adhesives
  • paper trimmer
  • rhinestone gems

The free Calendar is available here: https://tryit-likeit.com/2023-printable-calendar/

pencils and pens

The February calendar image was colored using mostly pencils from Staedtler and fineliners from Stabilo.

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Artist Trading Card and Giveaway

Making an artist trading card turned greeting card with products from Dress My Craft – and giveaway! #dressmycraft #giveaway #crafttutorial

with Dress My Craft

trading card

I am making an Artist Trading card, turned into a greeting card with products from Dress My Craft. DMC provided me with various products to try as well as for a giveaway.

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giveaway items

The products in the giveaway are transfer sheets, tweezers, a small tray, a die cut, an embossing folder, and a few different shaker bits.

inked card

I am using an artist trading card I cut with an SVG file [trading cards SVG] on a Cricut Maker and then used an ink-smooching technique. You can see details of the process in the video tutorial below.

stamped

I inked an embossing folder, stamped it onto the card to create a subtle texture, and then I applied an image transfer.

final trading card

I added a 3D sticker from Dollar Tree that I inked and a few clear embellishments from Dress My Craft. The trading card is finished but I decided to turn it into a greeting card.

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Giveaway

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a Rafflecopter giveaway
close up image
close-up of trading card

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Cardmaking from Calendar

Repurpose your colored calendar into a card and share your work with others. #card #reuse #coloring

finished card

This year’s free calendar from Try it – Like it – Create it is an adult coloring calendar. Once the month has passed, please don’t throw away your creation, turn it into a card!

If you haven’t downloaded the free calendar yet, you can do so at the following link. [2023 calendar]

parts of card

The materials are straightforward, you’ll need a slimline card base, your colored image, a way to cut down the calendar, and some adhesive.

card with paing

I couldn’t just leave the image as it was, I chose to add some shimmering watercolor paint to a few areas. I bought the watercolors from Temu – they are fantastic metallic-based watercolors available at a great price.

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Making the card is pretty straightforward forward but I’ve added a simple way to make a matching envelope with no measurements needed.

close up of shimmer

The dark green petals around the center have the shimmer added. I love how this project is a kind of recycling project where you can get more mobility from your colored image. What a nice way to share your work with someone special!

Making an Embellished Square Card

Making a card with the Cricut Joy and cutting card stock.

with CutCardStock

card with pen

It is so fun to craft and try new things. This card was made using a Cricut Joy. I wanted to experiment with Stardream card stock to see if it would cut on a smaller cutting machine.

I created this card as a part of the CutCardStock‘s design team where I share projects twice a month.

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The card stock used for this card was Stardream Metallic in Coral and Latte Tan for the card. CutCardStock has a ton of different colors of Stardream to choose from, they are all just beautiful and my favorite card stock from CutCardStock.

Cricut Joy

I wanted to see if I could cut heavier card stock on the Cricut Joy. I chose a free design on the Cricut Joy app. The setting I chose was for glitter card stock, it worked well. Cutting each shape twice, even the smallest of shapes were cut without trouble.

The two parts I used for the card are the folded card stock for the background, and the cut cardstock I cut on the Cricut Joy. The cut square is 3″ x 3″ and the folded piece is 3.5″ x 7″.

After gluing the card parts together, I chose to embellish the center of the flowers with gems in two sizes. These pearlized gems were bought at the Dollar Tree.

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Making a Card from Leftovers

It’s time to make a card from your leftover elements.

finished card

When you craft and save all your little bits and leftovers, there comes a time when you need to use them. This card is made from a collection of leftover pieces. I chose to coordinate the elements with similar colors for this card.

materials

Using The Works Board, I have gathered my collection of leftover elements. All I need to do is glue them all into place.

The butterfly came from a tutorial on How to Foil Your Stamping.
The leaves were leftover from another card tutorial: Making a Fall Blessing Card
The background piece is from a tutorial on Embossing with Color

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Make a Wreath Card

Make a wreath card in a variety of different ways with this one free SVG file.

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wreath card

Cutcardstock’s featured theme this month is white and ivory. This month I created an SVG file that is more of a kit than one item. The file has a variety of different flora pieces that can be put together in a variety of different ways. You can use the card without any of the additional elements added. I chose to color the flower and leaves for the card I made.

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basic white
Basic White card stock

The soft white color, matte vellum finish, and medium weight of this Basic White card stock cuts really well in electronic cutting machines.

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I used a Cricut Maker with a 100lb card stock setting and a pressure setting of more. I wanted to make sure the small detailed pieces were cut thoroughly.

There are multiple pieces in the file. The card has a cut-away circle with a woven center. The flora pieces can be added in a variety of different arrangements, or not at all, making this file very flexible for crafting.

Here are the pieces I chose to work with from the file. Using Distress Oxide ink, I blended the ink onto the cut pieces with a brush.

This close-up shows the detail and the dimension of the card.
You also get a nice look at the yellow gem in the flower’s center.

Video Tutorial:

card standing

I really like how the light is showing through the woven circle. It would also look nice with a colored inset inside.

Please visit the store for the free SVG file: [Wreath Card]

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