Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Forever Love Stencilled Card from My Latest You Tube Video


I am just loving how the second easy love stencil card from my latest YouTube video turned out! It would be perfect for a wedding card or a love card for your sweetie. It was so easy to make- I just sponged red ink over a beautiful Heart Mandalla stencil from Simon Says Stamp, then die cut the Moda Scrap Lace Heart from Elizabeth Crafts out. I sponged the edges and put it right back in the space created when I die cut it out. I layered the square card front on a large square cardbase and added "forever" from Stamplorations. 


On the inside, I cut a Heart Sprinkle Trail from Simon Says Stamp. It was so easy to make these love cards with stencils and I show them step by step in my latest video here. Click on the link to watch, subscribe and share. 

I am off to Phoenix for Creativation (CHA) and the blog will be pretty quiet while I am gone. Tune in Saturday for SAS4Kids and Monday for a new video and blogpost about exciting new products being released by Therm O Web and Gina K at CHA! Thanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity!                                                                         

Monday, January 15, 2018

Video: Easy Love Cards with Stencils

Plaid is all the rage right now and in my latest YouTube video I share how to use stencils to make this warm and cozy love card that looks like flannel jammies. I used a stencil from Stamplorations and red and black inks to create the flannel plaid look. I die cut LOVE from MFT Die-namics and raised it on black foam before attaching back in the die cut spaces. "Warm and cozy" was stamped with alphabet dies from Concord & 9th and I added a couple of grey pearls. Here is a peak at the inside of the card I made for my husband for Valentine's Day:        
               

I will post another easy love card with stencils tomorrow, but to see both and how they were made, click this link to see the video. Thanks for subscribing, commenting and sharing, and thanks, too, for helping me share the #joy of creativity!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Animated Rudolph Card from Latest YouTube Techniques Class


I make and teach Christmas cards all year round so I have no last minute pressure to get some made before Christmas. In my latest YouTube techniques class video posted here, I show this jolly animated Christmas card with some cute stamps and dies from Uchi's Designs, Stamplorations and Simon Says Stamp. When you pull on the tab, Rudolph's legs move as I try to show here:



But the animation and movement is much easier to see in the video, so be sure to watch it here. If you watch it, leave a comment and are a new or returning subscriber who has an USA mailing address, you could win the three animated cards shown in the video! This contest ends when I post the new February techniques class video.

I am entering this card in the Use Patterned Paper challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

Reminder: be sure to enter my huge blogaversary giveaway - just click the picture on the top right of my blog to find out how you could win! Thanks for helping me share the #joy of creativity!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

YouTube Techniques Class- Stamps that Move from Uchi's Designs

On my latest YouTube video, I share three cards on which the stamps move when the tab is pulled! To find out how to use the newest Motion Crafts Uchi's Designs stamps and dies to make an animated card, click this link and watch the new video. Here are a couple more pictures to try to show the wheels moving and the inside of the card:





You can win the three cards I show in this YouTube techniques class simply by being a subscriber on my YouTube channel and leaving a comment on this video (if you have a USA mailing address.) And don't forget to enter the blogaversary contest going on until the end of January for a chance to win the huge prize shown at the top right of this blog!


I am entering this card in the Something New challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday. (All the Uchi's Designs stamps are new.)

Thanks for helping me share the #joy of creativity!

Monday, January 8, 2018

YouTube Video- How To Create Cards with Stamps That Move!



See how the heart changed to a "love you" in this butterfly card featuring Uchi's Designs stamps and dies? The butterfly wings also flap as the tab is pulled up. Isn't that cool? I have been fascinated with the animated stamps and dies from Uchi's Designs (now Motion Crafts) ever since I saw them in their booth at last year's CHA (or Creativation.) The original stamps and grids had to be black to work properly, but later last year they came out with die cuts that could be cut in any color and the stamping of their animated stamps can be in color too! I share how to make this card step by step in my latest YouTube video here. I personalized the card using script stamps from Concord & 9th which you can find here and here.

Here is a look at the inside of this card. For links to all the products used and to see how easy it is to make this card, click on this link.


I am sharing how to make this card on my newest YouTube video here and to really see the butterfly wings flap and the "love you" change to a heart, you will want to watch the video. I show two other cards in the video too and you can win all three cards simply by being a subscriber on my YouTube channel and leaving a comment on this video before I post the February techniques class. (Sorry- open to US residents only.)

I am entering this card in the Something New challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday. (All the Uchi's Designs stamps are new.)

Be sure to come back tomorrow and Thursday to see the other two animated cards I share in the video. Thanks for sharing, subscribing and commenting, and thanks too for helping me #share the joy of creativity!


Saturday, January 6, 2018

Anything Goes 4 Kids OR Valentine/Love Cards 4 Kids at SAS4Kids


It’s Saturday and time for another fun challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids! This year, all challenges at SAS4Kids are Anything Goes 4 Kids! We will have an alternative theme that you can choose to follow, but are not required to. Create and link any card that is appropriate for a child and you could be chosen as one of our top three cards and be eligible to join us as a guest dt member.


The theme for this challenge is: Anything Goes 4 Kids OR Valentine/Love Cards 4 Kids. I chose to make a shaker Valentine card for this challenge. I die cut a heart from Simon Says Stamp, “happy” from Frantic Stamper and “day” from Sue Wilson and then attached acetate behind the openings. I stamped and paper pieced some cute critters from Paper Smooches. Then I created a well with two layers of mounting tape and dumped a bunch of red and pink sequins in for my shaker elements. Love how this card turned out and I think any child would be happy to receive it!

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Dies R Us. and in the in the Something New challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday and at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday. (Some of the dies and stamps are new.)

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Two More Fabric Cards from Newest YouTube Video

Today I am sharing a couple more cards I show in my latest YouTube video here on how to use fabric to add beauty and dimension to our handmade cards. I chose to emboss the front of these cards with my embossing folders which are often sadly neglected these days. The embossing also adds great texture and makes for a very elegant easy card. I added a beautiful sympathy sentiment and another die to the inside of this card:




I make and teach Christmas cards all year so I am never in a panic come December to make a bunch more. I love how this one turned out with Christmas fabric, a poinsettia embossing folder from Tim Holtz, gold Nuvo Drops and a beautiful sentiment die from Sue Wilson. Here is my simple wish on the inside of this card:



I am entering the first card in the Anything Goes challenge at Dies R Us and in the Something New challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

To find out how to make these unique cards with fabric, click this link to go directly to the video.  Thanks for watching, sharing and subscribing, and thanks also for helping me #share the joy of creativity!