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:

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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

Video Tutorial:

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White on White Rose Card

How to make a layered white on white rose card.

with CutCardStock

final card

I have a very pretty white-on-white card that could be used for a wedding, an anniversary, or just a special greeting. You can add your own sentiment or leave it as is.

I suggest this cut file for intermediate or above users.

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They cost nothing for you to use.
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basis card stock

The paper I used was Basis White Card Stock for the card. Basis White is so versatile. I love it for the foundation of most of my card making. It cuts and scores beautifully. At 80#, I choose to set my Cricut Maker at a card stock setting of 100# which works well even for small detailed cuts.

Cricut maker

I cut the file on a Cricut Maker. As a reminder, set the red lines to score and load your scoring tool before setting the file to cut.

card parts

There are three rose cuts for this card. You could choose to use only one or you could enlarge them if desired. I urge you to watch the video tutorial below for tips and techniques on how to weed these delicate cuts.

Video Tutorial:

Please visit the shop at Try it – Like it – Create it to download the SVG file for the card. Rose Card SVG

close-up

This view shows the detail of the 3-D effect of the layering of the roses. on the front of the card. You can also see some of the added mist that was sprayed on the top of the roses. To make your own DIY spray, see the tutorial here: [DIY Shimmer Spray]

To purchase this rose card file, please visit the shop [rose card]

Making a Magical Greeting Card

Making a magical greeting card that sparkles and shines.

final card

What a fun greeting card to make. It glitters and sparkles. The stencil-designed paper was the inspiration for making this card, along with the card base that has a metallic glitter to it. Adding different elements of glitter and sparkle helped to unify the pieces.

You can learn how to make the reversed stencil design at the following post: [reverse stencil]

Materials:

  • CutCardStock Crystal Stardream
  • CutCardStock Vellum
  • Zing silver embossing powder
  • heat gun
  • the Works Board
  • magical stamp
  • Versamark stamp pad
  • iZink dye spray
  • Best Glue Ever

The above image shows how the cardstock and the stenciled image both have similar glitz to them. The stenciled image was sprayed with iZink dye in silver to add sparkle.

Video Tutorial:

I like to add a hint of the outside to the inside of cards. For this one, I added a strip of the stenciled paper along the edge.

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Making a Simple Thanks Card

In a rush? Make this quick and easy thank you card.

There are times you need to send a thank-you note. Making this simple thank you card is quick and easy for when you are in a rush. It is also a great card to make a few of to have on hand. The ink blending technique isn’t difficult but it does add a level of interest to the card. What a sweet way to thank someone special. Follow the video tutorial and make a quick thank you card.

Materials:

  • stamping block
  • stamp
  • 2 ink pads
  • cardstock – white
  • colored paper or cardstock
  • tape runner
  • scissors

Video Tutorial:

Layered Butterfly SVG and Card

As a part of the CutCardStock design team, I made this layered butterfly card with a free SVG download file for you. @cutcardstock #affiliate

Today I have a tutorial post up on the CutCardStock blog as a part of their 2021 design team. I started making the layered butterfly and then decided to turn it into a greeting card. I really like how it turned out.

Materials Used:

  • Cut Card Stock
  • stamp
  • stamp block
  • tape runner
  • Cricut Maker
  • free SVG file
  • black ink
  • Distressed Ink
  • blending tool
  • Nuvo Shimmer powder
  • heat gun
  • adhesive
Cricut Maker

I used a Cricut Maker to cut the butterfly layers. I will list the free download file below.

finished – 3D angle

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Layering a Spring Card with ScraPerfect

Make a fun spring card with layers. @scraperfect #affiliate @rineainspires

As a part of the ScraPerfect Design Team, I have a post today about layering a spring card using the Best Glue Ever instead of a tape runner. The tutorial includes a video tutorial. [spring card post]

Many products used in my posts are provided by the companies I work with.

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Thank You Card and Free SVG

Thank You card free SVG for Cut Cardstock design team.

This tri-fold card is first up for the month of October 2020 on the Cut Cardstock blog. Learn how the cardstock was colored and put together by watching the YouTube video tutorial. 

Many materials used in this post were provided by various companies in order to promote their products.

Materials:

  • Royal Sundance White Felt Card Stock
  • Nuvo Shimmer Powders
  • Waffleflower wet media mat
  • water
  • Cricut Maker
  • double-sided tape
  • scissors
  • heat gun (optional)
  • washi tape (optional)
  • free SVG file

The free SVG file can be accessed at this link [Thank You Card SVG]

The file contains all three layers in one file.

Once you click on the link, a new window will open with the image displayed, right-click the image and save as an SVG.

Don’t forget to make sure the red lines are set to score before you cut.

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