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(Started posting on September 25, 2014)

To see earlier projects, please go to my StampTV Page by clicking HERE.

Center Step Nativity Card

Center Step Nativity Card

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This card features the “Country Nativity” stamp by Uptown Rubber Stamps (H29014).  The card base is a center step card; I used the template with measurements found HERE.

Center Step Template

The image was stamped on white card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers [Mary’s Clothes (B95, B97, E41), Joseph’s Clothes (E43, E47), Jesus  (E42), Skin (E00), Hair (E44),  Stable (E44, E47), Cow (E42, E41, B95), Goat (E41, E43), Sheep (E40, E43), Staff (E47), Stars (Y23), Bird (E18), Branch G29)].

The card base is Gina K heavy base weight white.  The brown printed card stock is from the Collectable collection by My Mind’s Eye called Unforgetable “Happiness” Delight Paper.  It is two sided, and I used both sides.  The blue card stock (mat and inside panel) is called “Winter Freeze” by Melissa Frances.

Raffia and jute was also used.

The Mod Squad Challenge this week is called Teacher’s Pet where we are encouraged to use a pet or animal on our creation.

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Waterfall Cards

Waterfall Cards

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My last post was of a Mother’s Day waterfall card, and I realized that I had made a few others that I had never posted here so I thought I’d share them now.  (These were previously posted in my StampTV gallery.)

The baby cards shown above were made using svg files from the “Waterfall Cards SVG Kit” from SVGCuts and my Silhouette electronic die cutting machine.  The problem with posting things so long after they were made is that it’s hard to remember the actual papers and supplies that were used!  The good news is that you can use any paper for these projects, and they’d still be adorable!


Monkey Waterfall Thank You Note

I created this next one as a thank you note to send for my triplets’ birthday a few years back.   For this one, I used one of the files from the same “Waterfall Card SVG Kit”  (just to create the basic card base) along with the “Steve the Monkey” file from the “free designs” collection at SVGCuts.  I  changed the waterfall portion to have two sections instead of four, and  I adapted his head so his mouth would open when the ribbon was pulled, revealing the sentiment.



This final sample was a card I made (and taught) for one of the Holiday Card Classes offered at Michaels in 2013.  This class was called  “Vintage Holiday Card Tricks Class” and featured distressing techniques, heat embossing, and using Sizzix dies with the Big Kick.  We created this waterfall card along with two others that you can see HERE.  I did not design these cards; the lesson plans were provided.


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Vintage Waterfall Card

Vintage Waterfall Card

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A Waterfall Card is an interactive card that has a strip with cascading images.  When you pull on a tab, you can make hidden messages or images appear, while pieces of card stock fold over and look like a waterfall.   

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HERE is a tutorial for making one.

I created this vintage style waterfall card with a Mother’s Day greeting..  The “Happy Mother’s Day” greeting appears, along with a new image, when the tab is pulled.

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For this project, I used paper from two digital paper packs I purchased on Etsy.  The floral background paper is from the “Floral Digital Paper Pack” by AphroditaShop.  The images on the waterfall panels are from the “Vintage Ephemera Digital Paper Pack” by VintageLeChocolate.  The solid card stock was Gina K Innocent Pink and Sandy Beach.  Inks used were Gina K Innocent Pink, Warm Cocoa, and Kraft.  The “Happy Mother’s Day” stamp is by Studio G, and I used the Stampendous Marble Texture Cube stamp on the greeting panels.  Recollection brads and some kraft ink on the edges added to the vintage look of the card.

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Cheers to the Happy Couple

Cheers to the Happy Couple

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(Inside Text: Wishing you happiness as you start your life together)

I recently needed to make a wedding card and an anniversary card, and when I discovered this gorgeous champagne glass stamp (D-21609 Bride and Groom Wedding Rubber Stamp, Champagne Glasses) by RubberHedgehog Rubber Stamps, I immediately fell in love with it!  It’s a pretty small stamp (about 1 3/4″ x 3/4″ – I’d love to see them make a larger version!), so I decided to pair it with the beautiful heart-shaped wreath image (K-20307 Floral Heart Rubber Stamp, Garland of FLowers), also by RubberHedgehog.

This is a flip card where the center panel flips over as the card is “pulled” open.

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Below is the anniversary version with less formal card stock:


(Inside Text: Happy Anniversary)

The sentiment on the wedding card is from the “Rectangle Greetings” set (retired?), and the “Happy Anniversary” on the anniversary card is from the “All Occasion Tags” set (retired?) – both by Gina K Designs.  These were stamped with Memento Elderberry ink.

The card base and decorative panels were made with dies from the Sizzix Framelit Flip-Its “Card, Circle Flip-Its #4” set and my BIGKick die cutting machine.  I used heavy weight white card stock for the card base and paper from the DCWV “The Formal Affair Stack” paper pad for the decorative and stamped panels.  One of the sheets in the pad had a floral pattern on parts and was solid on the rest.  I used one of the We R Memory Keepers Nesting Circle Dies to create the round panels from the different parts of this sheet.  For the inside of the card, I cut the panel from the floral portion of the paper and used the solid part for the stamped panel on the front.

I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink using my MISTI.  This allowed me to get the champagne glass image nice and dark and eliminated the need for masking.  I was also able to make multiple cards once I got the stamps positioned where I wanted them.  After the images were stamped, I “colored” them in with a Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll clear glitter pen and used an Infinity green metallic marker to add a touch of color to the leaves.  Then I added small gem stickers (Recollections) to the centers of the flowers.

The glitter and gems added to the stamped images and the shimmer and metallic parts of the paper made it very difficult to get good photos of these cards.  (I took 191 pics over the course of several days before deciding enough is enough!)  The shimmer paper looks light gray, silver, or pale purple depending on how the light hits it.  There is shiny, metallic silver detail on the paper as well.  As I mentioned above, the card base is actually white!   Below is a photo which shows the shine a bit better (although the color is completely washed out)…



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This card will be entered in the RubberHedgehog 2016 card contest.

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Brush Stroke Thank You Note

Brush Stroke Thank You Note

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These bright and “fun” thank you notes feature one of the stamps from the “Work of Art” stamp set by Stampin’ Up along with the greeting from the “Basket of Blossoms” set .

I stamped the paint swipes and greeting on white card stock using Gina K Designs  Applemint, Lipstick, or Blue Raspberry ink. The swipe is a large stamp with lots of rubber so I used my MISTI which allowed me to stamp each image several times to make them nice and dark.  This panel was then mounted on matching Gina K card stock and then on a white card base.

I made boxed sets containing two of each of the three colors. The MISTI made it easy to duplicate this design.


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