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(Started posting on September 25, 2014)

Birthday Box Card with a Twist

Birthday Box Card with a Twist

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I saw a video HERE where Maymay created a variation of a box card on the inside of her card.  The other interesting thing she did was to create windows through which you can view the popped up images that are sitting on the hidden strips or crossbars (like on a traditional box card).  And finally, she used stickers for her images (which I never think to do!).

I needed a few masculine cards so I set out to find stickers and card stock that would work with this card design and that would be appropriate for the men’s cards.  I ended up using Me & My Big Ideas (SPX-308) stickers (that I stuck to white card stock and fussy cut) and American Crafts Pinkpaislee #1254 card stock (from Dots & More Dots pad) as well as Recollections kraft and white.

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These stickers are foiled.  Here is a better view of the shine.

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Here’s a view of the crossbars.

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I used a sticker on the front, but I wish I had heat embossed the greeting.  I’m not crazy about being able to see the clear around the words.  Oh well!

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The greeting on the back is the Stampendous – Cling “Delightful Birthday” (#CRH306) stamp.

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I’m Freaking Out – AGAIN!!!!!

I’m Freaking Out – AGAIN!!!!!

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It happened again – With one click, I somehow deleted a TON of photos from my site.  My slideshow is gone, and MANY of my posts are missing photos.  Ugh!!!!!!!

I am in the process of manually re-uploading them…one photo at a time.

I apologize if you have taken the time to visit and are seeing a bunch of empty squares where photos should be.  I will hopefully have this fixed soon.

Thanks for your patience!

UPDATE (4/15/19):  I FINISHED RELOADING ALL MY PHOTOS (AGAIN!!) AND ADDED THEM TO ALL THEIR POSTS AND TO THE SLIDESHOW ON MY WELCOME PAGE.  IF YOU HAPPEN TO NOTICE ANY PROBLEMS AS YOU BROWSE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS ON THE PARTICULAR POST SO I CAN GO BACK AND FIX IT/THEM.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE WHILE MY SITE WAS BEING REPAIRED!  

(above photo from google images)

Flip Flop Gift Box

Flip Flop Gift Box

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(Inside: May you always have a shell in your pocket and sand in your shoes…)

(a blast from the past…)

The pieces for this flip flop gift box were from an svg file called “Free SVG File 162 – Flip Flop Box” (by Eleanor) that I got back in 2013 from a site called svgshop.com (which no longer appears to be in business), although this file (or something very similar) now appears to be available HERE (called “3D Flip Flop Box” by Lori Whitlock).  This file (and several other varieties) are available in the Silhouette Store as well.

The pieces were originally cut with my Cricut electronic die cutting machine and my Sure Cuts A Lot software.  This box could be sized as desired.  My box is approx. 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and 2 1/2″ high/deep.

I created the base with white card stock and covered it with papers from a 12 x 12 paper pad called “Simply Delightful“( item # HLSD01) by My Mind’s Eye.  The greeting inside the shoe came from the Gina K Designs “Gifts from the Sea” stamp set and was heat embossed in white.

This project was originally shared in my StampTV gallery on June 18, 2013.

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Comments Not Showing Up on Blogger Sites (and how I fixed it)

Comments Not Showing Up on Blogger Sites (and how I fixed it)

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I just wanted to mention that I have been having a problem leaving comments on blogspot sites I follow by email.  I submit the comments, but they do not appear in the comment section with all the others.  At first I thought that the comments just needed to be moderated, but now I am not sure what is going on.  Anyway, I just want you all to know that I look at, and enjoy, all the posts I receive email notifications for even if I cannot tell you on your site.  Hopefully this is only a temporary glitch.

Update:  It appears it was a google+ issue (due to the recent shut down March 2019). 

from:
https://blogger.googleblog.com/2019/01/an-update-on-google-and-blogger.html

Comments: Support for Google+ Comments will be turned down, and all blogs using Google+ Comments will be reverted back to using Blogger comments on 4 February 2019. Unfortunately, comments posted as Google+ comments cannot be migrated to Blogger and will no longer appear on your blog.

Google+ Profile: In March 2019, Blogger will revert to only having Blogger profiles. Users that have selected a G+ profile in the past will appear as unknown authors until they next login to Blogger and supply a new display name and avatar.

I changed my blogger user profile setting to blogger (instead of google+ which is what it had been – I didn’t even know I had a blogger profile – lol!!), and now I am able to leave comments on blogger sites again.  Hopefully this is the end of the issue.  It’s frustrating that I’ve been leaving comments for days and they haven’t been posting.  Sigh...

I found this tutorial HERE if you haven’t switched from a Google+ Profile to a Blogger Profile yet and need help.  (This link jumps right to the part of the article where you change your user profile, but the rest of the article is helpful if you need to set up and configure your blogger profile.)

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Technique Tags

Technique Tags

Technique Tags

(a blast from the past…)

Here’s an idea that helps you keep track of new techniques you come across and also allows you to try them quickly without needing to create a whole, finished project…

Early in my card making “career,” I couldn’t get enough of the many technique videos and instructional posts available online.   I learned so much so quickly and couldn’t keep up with trying them all on complete card projects so I started doing technique samples on tags (with the video/instructional post location and instructions/notes on the backs).  I used a shower curtain ring to keep them together which made it easy to add new tags as I learned new techniques.  When I had time to work on a card project, I could flip through my tags to get ideas (and instructions) on techniques I had wanted to try.  (I still love watching technique videos, but I pace myself now – lol!)

Saving videos as “favorites” on YouTube or pinning cards and/or instructional blog posts to pinterest boards are also great ways to “remember” things you see and want to try, but the technique tags are a way to actually try the technique quickly without worrying about the rest of a card layout.

This project was originally shared on stamptv (June 14, 2013).

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