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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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.

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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.

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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.

How to Collage a Tag

Tag it Tuesday

collage tag

This collaged tag was really fun to make. I started with no real plan or vision for the outcome. Working with a variety of papers that coordinated colorwise and had a variety of different visual textures, I tore the pieces and began building the collage. The textures and colors are balanced intuitively and the finished image came together.

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The close-up images above show the detail of the collage papers, the die-cut word, the brown edges, and the gold paint splatters. I think the gold finished off the tag. There is a lot of visual interest happening in a rather small piece.

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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]

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close up

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

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Unlocking Creativity: Exploring the Versatility of Die Cuts from Everyday Boxes

Exploring the Versatility of Die Cuts from Everyday Boxes. #tutorial #craft_from_trash #recycle

I don’t know if this is genius or if I stumbled onto something everyone already does. I was getting ready to throw away a box and noticed the blank areas that could be die-cut. I will never look at a box the same way again and I am kind of kicking myself wondering about all the boxes I have already thrown away.

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Miniature Card Making

Having fun making a miniature card with Scraperfect.

front of card
front

I enjoy making cards of all different sizes. I don’t limit myself to a standard size. Mini cards are sometimes the most fun cards to make. Probably because I have a love of all things in miniature.

stamping
stamping

Stamping images for die-cutting, I often stamp them more than once – just in case. And when they are small it takes up very little room. You can even use up scraps this way.

die cutting
die cutting

Using the mini stamps and dies I might as well also use my Mini Maker from Makers Movement! Taping the dies in place with washi tape helps to keep them aligned.

parts of the card
parts of the card

After coloring the rose with markers and pencils, I am ready to put the card together. Notice I used washi tape on the front of the card and mitered the corners.

the Best Glue Ever               ScraPerfect’s No-Clog Writing Cap™

gluing
gluing

Using the no-clog writing cap on the Best Glue Ever lets me control the small amount of adhesive that is needed when working with small elements.

inside
inside of card

Typically you place your images on the front of the card but in this case, it is a surprise on the inside!

Stamping a Card with Fireflies

Before summer leaves, learn how to make this firefly stamped card.

with Fairy Stamper

Do you love fireflies? Or maybe you call them lightning bugs? Either way, make this cute encouraging card before summer’s end and they disappear. This card was made as a part of the Fairy Stampers Video Design Team. Twice a month I create and post on their YouTube channel a video tutorial.

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Materials:

  • Firefly stamp
  • Fairy Hugs ink pad
  • The Works Board
  • Rinea Foiled Paper
  • sentiment die
  • Mini Maker
  • card stock – white
  • Yellow Marker
  • Black thin tip pen
  • Best Glue Ever
  • No-Clog Writing Cap
  • Nuvo Aqua Shimmer

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A close-up of the finished card so you can see the Aqua Shimmer on the bodies of the fireflies.

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Making a Fall Blessings Card

Make a fall greeting card with products from the Makers Movement.

with the Makers Movement

The Makers Movement sent me a recently released die set and card stock pack. The fall colors of the card stock were perfect for making a card. The leaves cut out in two different tones of green were placed in a circle to make a wreath. I really enjoy the fall colors in the card stock pack.

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Materials:

  • card stock – white and patterned
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Rinea foiled paper
  • Let’s Get Cozy Die
  • CrossOver II
  • Mini Maker
  • washi tape punch
  • tape runner
  • adhesive
  • pencil
  • sentiment die

I chose to work with coordinating paper that included two shades of green to make the wreath. The curved leaf die was perfect for the circular shape of the wreath.

I began getting the parts needed together. Cutting the leaf shape on the CrossOver II. My favorite thing about the CrossOver II is the adjustable steel roller bar, which allows various thicknesses to cut easily. The sentiment was an afterthought so I cut it on the Mini Maker. Both machines are made by the Makers Movement.

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Shaker Tag

Making a shaker tag with @jointhemakersmovement #sponsored

With Makers Movement

What a fun twist on making a shaker card, a shaker tag. The Makers Movement sent me a new set of Rainbow Shaker elements and I wanted to try them out. I was ready to make a shaker tag with the Nested Tag Die Set and the Hello Word Die.

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Using the CrossOver II I cut my cardstock and transparency sheet. I used the nested dies to press into the adhesive foam core and then cut it with a craft knife. The CrossOver II can handle all kinds of material because it has a unique dial that can adjust the steel rollers for a variety of different thicknesses.

Here are all the cut pieces ready to begin assembling them together. You can see the entire process in the video tutorial below.

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The close-up above shows the thickness of the three layers of embossing powder. The pearlescent quality of the embossing changed the color of the card stock some of which add to the difference between the layers of white letters on the white tag.

Gift Card Box with Makers Movement

Making a gift box for use with a gift card with the Makers Movement. #sponsored @jointhemakersmovement

I am making a gift card box with a die from the Makers Movement. It is part of the Donut Box set. The donut box die has a coordinating stamp set making them so useful. No longer will you need to buy packaging for a gift card. You can make your own gift box and stylize it for the occasion.

The Donut Box die and stamps work together so well and can be used in a variety of different ways. Aren’t those donut stamps cute? They have coordinating dies to cut them out!

I planned on using the Special Delivery stamp as a surprise under the gift card inside the box but I totally forgot about it until after I was finished with the gift card box! – Oh well, next time.

CrossOver II from the Makers Movement was used with the Donut Box dies to cut the card stock. Be sure to check out the tip in the video tutorial below, I am not sure the die is meant to be used this way, but it worked for me. (notice the washi tape)

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I wonder how you would use this die and stamp set? If for a gift card as I did, what card you would include? Let me know in the comments below.

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