Having Fun with Punches

for Tag it Tuesday

tag and card

This week’s tag is colorful and playful. I pulled out a variety of coordinating papers and my round punches. After punching out a bunch of circles, it was time to play.

papers

The card stock I am using came from CutCardStock. I picked colors and weights that went well together.

punches

I grabbed a variety of different sized circle punches. Use what you have on hand. This technique is meant to be playful and expressive.

Video Tutorial:

inside card

I had so much fun making the tag I used the left over punched circles and made a birthday card. They coordinate well together. I even added a few circles to the inside of the card.

Suggested Materials:

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1″ Circle Punch
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Cut Cardstock
Cut Cardstock
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Glassboard discount code JANET20
Glassboard discount code JANET20
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Intense Black Ink Pad
Intense Black Ink Pad
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Reptile Glue
Reptile Glue
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Scrapbook Scissors
Scrapbook Scissors
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Temu Glue Bottles
Temu Glue Bottles
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Making a Thanks Card

with Penny Black

thanks card

Keeping small thank-you cards in your stash are so useful. I made this one with products provided to me by Penny Black. I fell in love with the Stick and Shine sticker set, it was so so fun to work with.

Here are the materials I worked with. The links below are for Penny Black products provided to me at Creativation and available on Amazon.

Video Tutorial:

close-up

In the above close-up image, you can see the detail of the ink blending. I enjoyed making the dragonfly images. The process is addictive!

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.

For a 25% discount use the code: L44991

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

Video Tutorial:

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.

Suggested Materials:

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AZ – Amazon, SSS – Simon Says Stamps, SB – Scrapbook, O – Other
Aleene's Tacky Spray
Aleene’s Tacky Spray
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Cricut Brayer
Cricut Brayer
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Gemini Die Cut Machine
Gemini Die Cut Machine
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Glassboard discount code JANET20
Glassboard discount code JANET20
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Krylon Kamar Varnish
Krylon Kamar Varnish
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Non-Stick Scissors
Non-Stick Scissors
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Ranger Heat Tool
Ranger Heat Tool
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T-Rex Alcohol Inks
T-Rex Alcohol Inks
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Tape Runner
Tape Runner
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Freebie Friday – Letter Set

letter set

This week’s Freebie is a letter set that contains a folding card and envelope with a folk art floral theme. You can change the size in your printer dialog if you want a different size. Print out and use for all your crafting needs like junk journals, glue books, card making, paper crafting, collage, and more…

Grab the free printable PDF file here: [Letter Set]

My favorite printer brand for many years has been HP. I also use their ink supply service where I pay a monthly fee and they send me ink cartridges as needed. It comes out to be a lot less money this way. The HP Envy Inspire is a great-priced machine that will produce beautiful prints.

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And if you are looking for a great crafting weight paper for printables, I have been using HP Project Paper. It is heavier than copier paper but not quite as heavy as cardstock. It is a great medium weight for layering, folding, and more!

Freebie Friday – Purple Passion

Second in a series of three free printables – Purple Passion. #printable #free #freebie_Friday

This week’s Freebie Friday is a printable pocket and card set. If you like the combination of complementary colors purple and green, then you are going to love this series. It coordinates with last week’s freebie of Envelopes and a pocket.

Free printable PDF [Pocket and Card]

Cardmaking with Transfer Me Sheets

Make a lovely greeting card with Transfer Me sheets from Dress My Craft. #affiliate #dressmycraft

from Dress My Craft

final card

This lovely card was made using Transfer Me sheets from Dress My Craft. They are so fun to work with and the process is a bit addictive. With over 300 different designs you are sure to find one to suit your needs.

transfer sheet

This is one of the transfer sheets I used to make my greeting card.

card parts

After working with the transfer sheets, I coordinated colored cardstock and a butterfly I had in my stash. Using a stamp that says “Just A Note” made the card so useful for a variety of different occasions. Tape runner and foam tape helped put it easily altogether.

If you are interested in the 3D butterfly, you can find the tutorial and free printable here [3D butterflies]

Video Tutorial:

close-up

A close-up image shows off the Transfer Me images and some of the dimensions of the butterfly and the sentiment.

Suggested Materials:

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AZ – Amazon, C – Cricut, SSS – Simon Says Stamps, SB – Scrapbook, O – Other
Cricut Portable Trimmer
Cricut Portable Trimmer
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Dress My Craft
Dress My Craft
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Gina K foam tape
Gina K foam tape
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Intense Black Ink Pad
Intense Black Ink Pad
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SSS
Non-Stick Scissors
Non-Stick Scissors
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AZ
Tape Runner
Tape Runner
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Easter Card Printable

Print your own Easter Card for free to send to your loved ones. #printable #freebie

Are you looking for a thoughtful way to extend well wishes to a loved one this Easter? Look no further than this beautifully designed printable card. With its festive and colorful illustration, this card is the perfect way to spread joy and cheer during the holiday. And the best part is, it’s completely free to download and print.

Free PDF file [Easter Card]

If you are looking for other Easter-themed printables, make sure to check out all the following printables.

Easter Bunny Footprints – Homemade Heather

He Is Risen Sign – The Girl Creative

Doodle the Easter Bunny – Creatively Beth

Easter Card Printable – Try It, Like it

Easter Bunny Tickets – Me and My Inklings

Printables for Easter – Team Creative Crafts

Easter Egg Suncatcher – Artsy Fartsy Mama

Easter Basket Tags – 100 Affections

Spring Bunny Wall Art – Pretty DIY Home

Free Easter Print – Makeable Crafts

Peeps Printable – Our Crafty Mom

Easter Maze – Shower and Party Printables

Treat Bag Topper – Michelle J Designs

Closed for Easter Sign – The Crafty Blog Stalker

Printable Easter Card – Liz On Call

Easter Activities Coloring Book – Ink Happi

Treats for Easter Bunny Placemats – Kara Creates

Making a Card from Trash

Learn how to create texture while using packing paper. #cardmaking #crafttutorial

card

There are many materials around you that can be used for crafting. I recently bought a glass item that came wrapped in brown packing paper. Before throwing it away, I thought I could use it for crafting. I used a stamp pad to enhance the wrinkles for a textural background.

parts

After inking the paper, I coordinated cardstock, a colored envelope, and a sentiment I had in my stash that was made with washi tape.

If you would like to learn how to make the washi tape words, that tutorial can be found here: [washi words]

Video Tutorial:

closeup

Here is a close-up of the finished card. The little gold embellishments are diamond dotz.

Suggested Materials:

Links are Affiliates
AZ – Amazon, C – Cricut, SSS – Simon Says Stamps, SB – Scrapbook, O – Other
Cricut Portable Trimmer
Cricut Portable Trimmer
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AZ | C
Cut Cardstock
Cut Cardstock
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O
Gemini Die Cut Machine
Gemini Die Cut Machine
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AZ
Mini Maker
Mini Maker
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O
Scraperfect Perfect Crafting Pouch
Scraperfect Perfect Crafting Pouch
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AZ | SSS
Tape Runner
Tape Runner
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AZ | SSS | SB
Temu
Temu
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Tsukineko Memento Dew Drops
Tsukineko Memento Dew Drops
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Xyron Sticker Maker
Xyron Sticker Maker
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The pick-up tool and glue pen are from Temu

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.

Video Tutorial:

Suggested Materials:

Links are Affiliates
AZ – Amazon, C – Cricut, SSS – Simon Says Stamps, SB – Scrapbook, O – Other
Cricut Portable Trimmer
Cricut Portable Trimmer
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Cut Cardstock
Cut Cardstock
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Double Sided Tape
Double Sided Tape
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Glue Bottles
Glue Bottles
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Mini Maker
Mini Maker
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Reptile Glue
Reptile Glue
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rhinestones
rhinestones
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Stabilo Fineliner
Stabilo Fineliner
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Staedtler colored pencil triangular 48Pc
Staedtler colored pencil triangular 48Pc
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Tape Runner
Tape Runner
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Teflon Craft Mat
Teflon Craft Mat
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Temu
Temu
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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.

Video Tutorial:

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!